The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 46 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 2158 2572 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.79% 4.71% 4.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.84% 16.89% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1600 1425
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 42
Average hourly rate £28.08 £41.50 £32.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.33% +27.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £71.00 £47.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £33.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.85% -3.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML within the UK.

XML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XML
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML within the UK.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

XML
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 1941 £400 +3.22% 755
London -12 855 £450 +5.88% 227
South East +5 436 £380 +11.76% 117
City of London -15 205 £440 -2.22% 64
East of England -8 159 £375 -3.84% 48
Scotland -20 111 £350 -6.66% 15
West Midlands +11 110 £300 -9.09% 57
North West -4 105 £425 +21.42% 107
Surrey -2 101 £400 +66.66% 26
Yorkshire -23 98 £375 +11.11% 76
South West -1 94 £375 +20.00% 66
Hampshire +10 90 £375 - 17
West Yorkshire -28 75 £375 +11.11% 46
Wales -2 67 £250 -16.66% 13
South Wales +1 63 £250 -12.28% 12
Oxfordshire +15 60 £410 +36.66% 20
Berkshire -7 60 £350 -9.67% 24
Buckinghamshire +24 55 £320 +6.66% 11
Leeds -18 55 £375 +17.64% 32
Leatherhead +5 53 £400 -3.03% 2
Edinburgh -22 48 £338 -15.62% 6
Cardiff +10 47 £250 - 4
Manchester +1 45 £425 +30.76% 51
Oxford +10 41 £425 +70.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -12 41 £358 -10.62% 15
Milton Keynes +12 38 £320 -1.53% 5
Glasgow -10 37 £350 -6.66% 5
East Midlands -30 37 £350 +7.69% 36
Essex -4 36 £375 -11.76% 5
Hertfordshire -7 36 £363 +8.20% 14

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 2027 (44.67%) SQL
2 1696 (37.37%) Java
3 1586 (34.95%) HTML
4 1533 (33.78%) Web Services
4 1533 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1394 (30.72%) JavaScript
6 1110 (24.46%) .NET
7 1099 (24.22%) Oracle
8 1038 (22.87%) SOAP
9 1022 (22.52%) CSS
10 996 (21.95%) C#
11 979 (21.57%) SQL Server
12 803 (17.70%) Finance
13 766 (16.88%) JSON
14 758 (16.70%) TDD
15 635 (13.99%) UNIX
16 614 (13.53%) Microsoft
17 569 (12.54%) Linux
18 556 (12.25%) REST
19 555 (12.23%) ASP.NET
20 546 (12.03%) jQuery
21 544 (11.99%) XSLT
22 541 (11.92%) OO
23 539 (11.88%) Windows
24 529 (11.66%) Scrum
25 494 (10.89%) MVC
26 491 (10.82%) Spring
27 477 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
28 466 (10.27%) SOA
29 455 (10.03%) Security Cleared

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 326 (7.18%) WebSphere
2 265 (5.84%) JBoss
3 209 (4.61%) WebLogic
4 207 (4.56%) IIS
5 180 (3.97%) Tomcat
6 169 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
7 165 (3.64%) CMS
8 151 (3.33%) Apache
8 151 (3.33%) SharePoint
9 94 (2.07%) Node.js
10 63 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 63 (1.39%) Confluence
11 54 (1.19%) MQSeries
11 54 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 52 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 45 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
14 38 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
14 38 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
15 35 (0.77%) Mule
15 35 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 268 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 137 (3.02%) MS Office
3 63 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 52 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 23 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (0.46%) FrameMaker
7 16 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.33%) RoboHelp
9 14 (0.31%) MS Project
10 13 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.29%) PowerPivot
11 11 (0.24%) Siemens NX
12 10 (0.22%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.20%) Acrobat
13 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 7 (0.15%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.11%) Doxygen
15 5 (0.11%) CATIA
16 4 (0.088%) Fireworks
17 2 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 81 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 43 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
5 37 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
6 31 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
7 30 (0.66%) Magento
7 30 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
8 24 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
9 22 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
10 19 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
11 18 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
11 18 (0.40%) Teamcenter
12 15 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
13 14 (0.31%) WebTrends
14 13 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 12 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
15 12 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 11 (0.24%) Workday HCM
17 10 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 105 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (0.75%) SaaS
4 25 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 21 (0.46%) Office 365
6 20 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
7 18 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.26%) GitHub
11 7 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.15%) Yammer
12 6 (0.13%) Force.com
12 6 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.13%) PaaS
13 4 (0.088%) Heroku
13 4 (0.088%) SmartFocus
13 4 (0.088%) Amazon CloudSearch
13 4 (0.088%) Boomi
14 3 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 262 (5.77%) HTTP
2 159 (3.50%) Internet
3 111 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 88 (1.94%) LDAP
5 62 (1.37%) SSL
6 59 (1.30%) Firewall
7 47 (1.04%) FTP
8 39 (0.86%) SNMP
9 36 (0.79%) Intranet
10 29 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
11 28 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 27 (0.59%) 3G
12 27 (0.59%) 2G
13 26 (0.57%) DNS
14 25 (0.55%) SAN
14 25 (0.55%) LTE
15 22 (0.48%) Telnet
16 20 (0.44%) 4G
17 17 (0.37%) VPN
17 17 (0.37%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 979 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 377 (8.31%) Relational Database
3 316 (6.96%) Oracle Database
4 271 (5.97%) MySQL
5 210 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 188 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
7 168 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 161 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 141 (3.11%) RDBMS
10 140 (3.09%) DB2
11 139 (3.06%) MongoDB
12 119 (2.62%) NoSQL
13 111 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 97 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
15 90 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
16 78 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
17 74 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
18 72 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
19 66 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
20 57 (1.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 339 (7.47%) Subversion
2 317 (6.99%) Visual Studio
3 301 (6.63%) Git (software)
4 277 (6.10%) Maven
5 242 (5.33%) Selenium
6 241 (5.31%) JUnit
7 227 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 214 (4.72%) JIRA
9 213 (4.69%) Eclipse
10 210 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 204 (4.50%) SoapUI
12 165 (3.64%) Ant
13 124 (2.73%) Cucumber
14 72 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
15 57 (1.26%) NUnit
16 47 (1.04%) HP UFT
17 46 (1.01%) Hudson
18 45 (0.99%) Mockito
18 45 (0.99%) JMeter
19 42 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 803 (17.70%) Finance
2 377 (8.31%) Banking
3 175 (3.86%) Investment Banking
4 152 (3.35%) Retail
5 151 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 124 (2.73%) Marketing
7 102 (2.25%) Front Office
8 70 (1.54%) Publishing
9 53 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 49 (1.08%) Games
11 44 (0.97%) Back Office
12 42 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 40 (0.88%) Legal
14 30 (0.66%) Electronics
15 26 (0.57%) Automotive
16 24 (0.53%) Advertising
17 19 (0.42%) General Ledger
18 18 (0.40%) Multimedia
19 16 (0.35%) Law
20 14 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2693 (59.34%) Developer
2 625 (13.77%) Java Developer
3 560 (12.34%) Analyst
4 315 (6.94%) .NET Developer
5 306 (6.74%) Architect
6 253 (5.58%) Senior Developer
7 233 (5.13%) Test Analyst
8 219 (4.83%) C# Developer
9 208 (4.58%) Consultant
10 190 (4.19%) Web Developer
11 129 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 124 (2.73%) Oracle Developer
13 121 (2.67%) Front-End Developer
14 115 (2.53%) Business Analyst
15 110 (2.42%) Software Engineer
16 107 (2.36%) Tester
17 96 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
17 96 (2.12%) Senior Java Developer
18 93 (2.05%) SQL Developer
19 91 (2.01%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1586 (34.95%) HTML
2 1533 (33.78%) Web Services
3 1110 (24.46%) .NET
4 1038 (22.87%) SOAP
5 1022 (22.52%) CSS
6 766 (16.88%) JSON
7 556 (12.25%) REST
8 555 (12.23%) ASP.NET
9 546 (12.03%) jQuery
10 544 (11.99%) XSLT
11 491 (10.82%) Spring
12 447 (9.85%) Ajax
13 431 (9.50%) J2EE
14 430 (9.48%) HTML5
15 375 (8.26%) .NET Framework
16 324 (7.14%) WCF
17 308 (6.79%) Hibernate
18 290 (6.39%) RESTful
19 270 (5.95%) XSD
20 246 (5.42%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 304 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (3.42%) Mobile App
3 147 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 131 (2.89%) User Experience
5 125 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 97 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 88 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 78 (1.72%) Derivative
9 67 (1.48%) Fixed Income
10 63 (1.39%) N-Tier
11 61 (1.34%) NHS
12 56 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 50 (1.10%) Social Media
13 50 (1.10%) CMDB
14 47 (1.04%) Data Integration
15 46 (1.01%) iPad
15 46 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 42 (0.93%) W3C
17 38 (0.84%) DataPower
18 36 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 635 (13.99%) UNIX
2 569 (12.54%) Linux
3 539 (11.88%) Windows
4 155 (3.42%) Android
5 144 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 74 (1.63%) Solaris
7 43 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (0.95%) AIX
8 30 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (0.64%) CentOS
9 29 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (0.48%) SUSE
11 21 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 14 (0.31%) HPUX
14 12 (0.26%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.20%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1533 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (16.70%) TDD
3 541 (11.92%) OO
4 529 (11.66%) Scrum
5 494 (10.89%) MVC
6 477 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
7 466 (10.27%) SOA
8 393 (8.66%) SDLC
9 386 (8.51%) Unit Testing
10 306 (6.74%) Web Development
11 298 (6.57%) BDD
12 276 (6.08%) Software Engineering
13 275 (6.06%) E-Commerce
14 236 (5.20%) UML
15 224 (4.94%) ITIL
16 222 (4.89%) ETL
17 219 (4.83%) Content Management
18 204 (4.50%) Workflow
19 198 (4.36%) CRM
20 186 (4.10%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2027 (44.67%) SQL
2 1696 (37.37%) Java
3 1394 (30.72%) JavaScript
4 996 (21.95%) C#
5 420 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 272 (5.99%) T-SQL
7 232 (5.11%) Python
8 222 (4.89%) C++
9 220 (4.85%) Perl
10 195 (4.30%) PHP
11 191 (4.21%) Shell Script
12 160 (3.53%) VB
13 146 (3.22%) XPath
14 135 (2.97%) VBScript
15 133 (2.93%) VB.NET
16 115 (2.53%) PowerShell
17 95 (2.09%) Ruby
17 95 (2.09%) C
18 76 (1.67%) Objective-C
19 72 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 455 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 325 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 321 (7.07%) Degree
4 98 (2.16%) ISEB
5 96 (2.12%) ISTQB
6 81 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 76 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 44 (0.97%) MCITP
9 33 (0.73%) MCSA
10 32 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (0.40%) CISSP
12 12 (0.26%) HND
12 12 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
13 10 (0.22%) MCSD
14 9 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.20%) CCNP
14 9 (0.20%) MCSE
14 9 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (6.99%) QA
2 32 (0.71%) SLA
3 22 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.26%) HL7
4 12 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.22%) EMIR
7 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.088%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.066%) DICOM
10 3 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.044%) TickIT
11 2 (0.044%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.044%) BS7799
11 2 (0.044%) MiFID
11 2 (0.044%) COREP
11 2 (0.044%) FINREP
12 1 (0.022%) FATCA
System Software
1 82 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 58 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.44%) Docker
5 15 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.31%) NFS
7 13 (0.29%) Xen
8 11 (0.24%) Firmware
9 9 (0.20%) SRDF
10 8 (0.18%) KVM
11 5 (0.11%) HDFS
11 5 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.088%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.066%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.066%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.044%) vSphere
14 2 (0.044%) LXC
14 2 (0.044%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.044%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 145 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 58 (1.28%) Puppet
3 41 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.46%) Ansible
5 17 (0.37%) Control-M
6 15 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.31%) CA LISA
8 13 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.22%) Nagios
9 10 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
10 9 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
10 9 (0.20%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.20%) WMI
11 8 (0.18%) SCCM
11 8 (0.18%) SCOM
11 8 (0.18%) yum
12 7 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.13%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.13%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.088%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1099 (24.22%) Oracle
2 614 (13.53%) Microsoft
3 257 (5.66%) IBM
4 199 (4.39%) HP
5 109 (2.40%) Sybase
6 104 (2.29%) Adobe
7 102 (2.25%) SAP
8 94 (2.07%) TIBCO
9 88 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 79 (1.74%) Google
11 66 (1.45%) Informatica
12 63 (1.39%) VMware
13 56 (1.23%) webMethods
14 53 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 50 (1.10%) BMC
16 46 (1.01%) CA
16 46 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
17 42 (0.93%) ATG
18 40 (0.88%) Tableau
19 30 (0.66%) Sitecore
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