The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 38 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing XML 2516 2455 2731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.67% 4.82% 4.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.93% 17.24% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1426 1581
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 85
Average hourly rate £41.50 £32.58 £30.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.37% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £44.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +10.23%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 2213 £394 +4.16% 846
London -2 1144 £425 - 316
South East +3 377 £340 -2.85% 133
City of London -3 250 £450 - 113
East of England +1 191 £375 +19.04% 55
Scotland -7 168 £375 - 33
Yorkshire +26 124 £338 +5.46% 82
West Yorkshire +25 100 £338 +12.50% 63
Surrey +11 94 £240 -31.42% 30
West Midlands -1 93 £325 +2.36% 28
South West -21 87 £308 -12.14% 66
East Midlands +19 83 £325 - 37
Berkshire -9 78 £388 -3.12% 26
North West -21 78 £350 +16.66% 95
Edinburgh +21 75 £400 +3.55% 10
Hampshire -13 74 £375 +13.63% 16
Wales +17 68 £294 -1.26% 19
South Wales +14 59 £281 -5.46% 18
Glasgow -7 59 £375 +13.20% 18
Cambridgeshire +9 53 £400 +1.26% 13
Leeds +13 51 £333 +10.83% 35
Cambridge +16 46 £400 +10.34% 9
Kent +25 44 £275 - 5
Hertfordshire -7 36 £330 +20.00% 12
Suffolk +4 34 £365 +8.14% 7
Essex -6 34 £425 +60.37% 14
Manchester -14 34 £325 +8.33% 53
Cardiff +18 32 £253 -8.18% 11
Reading +5 30 £388 +29.16% 6
Buckinghamshire -18 30 £300 -7.69% 12

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2032 (40.82%) HTML
2 1966 (39.49%) SQL
3 1840 (36.96%) JavaScript
4 1832 (36.80%) Java
5 1540 (30.94%) Web Services
6 1511 (30.35%) CSS
7 1411 (28.34%) .NET
8 1244 (24.99%) C#
9 1111 (22.32%) SQL Server
10 1084 (21.78%) Oracle
11 1006 (20.21%) JSON
12 880 (17.68%) XSLT
13 878 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
14 843 (16.93%) jQuery
15 791 (15.89%) Finance
16 785 (15.77%) ASP.NET
17 762 (15.31%) TDD
18 749 (15.05%) SOAP
19 709 (14.24%) Linux
20 691 (13.88%) Spring
21 690 (13.86%) MVC
22 650 (13.06%) Scrum
23 646 (12.98%) Microsoft
24 630 (12.66%) Ajax
25 612 (12.29%) Windows
26 610 (12.25%) UNIX
27 597 (11.99%) Subversion
28 596 (11.97%) OO
29 570 (11.45%) REST
30 560 (11.25%) SOA

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 307 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 281 (5.64%) Apache
3 250 (5.02%) WebSphere
4 247 (4.96%) CMS
5 243 (4.88%) WebLogic
6 231 (4.64%) IIS
7 228 (4.58%) Tomcat
8 146 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
9 106 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 101 (2.03%) Node.js
11 88 (1.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 74 (1.49%) Confluence
13 65 (1.31%) MQSeries
14 63 (1.27%) Umbraco
15 53 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
16 48 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 48 (0.96%) Adobe CQ
17 46 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
17 46 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
18 39 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 298 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 161 (3.23%) MS Office
3 78 (1.57%) Photoshop
4 70 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 55 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 45 (0.90%) InfoPath
7 31 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.30%) Fireworks
9 14 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 13 (0.26%) MS Project
11 9 (0.18%) FrameMaker
12 7 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.12%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.080%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.080%) PaintShop Pro
14 4 (0.080%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.080%) Windchill
15 3 (0.060%) CATIA
15 3 (0.060%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 96 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 64 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 63 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
5 54 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
6 40 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
6 40 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
7 29 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
8 26 (0.52%) Magento
9 24 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 24 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
10 19 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 18 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
11 18 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
11 18 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
12 17 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
13 16 (0.32%) Markit EDM
14 15 (0.30%) Workday HCM
14 15 (0.30%) Tridion
14 15 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (1.43%) SaaS
2 70 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.52%) Force.com
5 15 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.28%) PaaS
7 13 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
7 13 (0.26%) GitHub
8 12 (0.24%) Office 365
9 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.14%) IaaS
10 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.080%) Joyent
13 3 (0.060%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.060%) Heroku
14 2 (0.040%) Route 53
14 2 (0.040%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.020%) Trello
15 1 (0.020%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 366 (7.35%) HTTP
2 221 (4.44%) Internet
3 106 (2.13%) LDAP
4 95 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 81 (1.63%) Firewall
6 75 (1.51%) SSL
7 72 (1.45%) FTP
8 65 (1.31%) DNS
9 63 (1.27%) HTTPS
10 61 (1.23%) Intranet
11 48 (0.96%) VPN
12 32 (0.64%) SAN
13 30 (0.60%) SSH
14 23 (0.46%) SNMP
15 19 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
16 17 (0.34%) Network Security
17 16 (0.32%) 4G
17 16 (0.32%) LAN
17 16 (0.32%) WAN
18 15 (0.30%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1111 (22.32%) SQL Server
2 422 (8.48%) MySQL
3 401 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 362 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 315 (6.33%) Oracle Database
6 224 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 217 (4.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 196 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 161 (3.23%) RDBMS
10 158 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
11 157 (3.15%) NoSQL
12 144 (2.89%) Oracle Reports
13 131 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 127 (2.55%) MongoDB
15 89 (1.79%) DB2
16 81 (1.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 76 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
18 73 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
19 70 (1.41%) Big Data
20 58 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 597 (11.99%) Subversion
2 429 (8.62%) Visual Studio
3 384 (7.71%) Git (software)
4 339 (6.81%) Maven
5 322 (6.47%) JUnit
6 242 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 241 (4.84%) Eclipse
8 239 (4.80%) Selenium
9 228 (4.58%) Ant
10 204 (4.10%) Cucumber
11 198 (3.98%) Jenkins
12 195 (3.92%) JIRA
13 124 (2.49%) Oracle Forms
14 120 (2.41%) Hudson
15 107 (2.15%) WebDriver
15 107 (2.15%) Mockito
16 85 (1.71%) NUnit
17 81 (1.63%) TeamCity
18 68 (1.37%) SoapUI
19 60 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 791 (15.89%) Finance
2 341 (6.85%) Banking
3 177 (3.56%) Retail
4 149 (2.99%) Publishing
4 149 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 108 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 94 (1.89%) Marketing
7 93 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 87 (1.75%) Front Office
9 73 (1.47%) Games
10 67 (1.35%) Back Office
11 54 (1.08%) Legal
12 48 (0.96%) Advertising
13 37 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.50%) Electronics
14 25 (0.50%) Automotive
15 18 (0.36%) Law
15 18 (0.36%) Billing
16 15 (0.30%) General Ledger
16 15 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3241 (65.11%) Developer
2 685 (13.76%) Java Developer
3 470 (9.44%) Analyst
4 455 (9.14%) .NET Developer
5 308 (6.19%) Web Developer
6 297 (5.97%) Architect
7 273 (5.48%) Senior Developer
8 240 (4.82%) Consultant
9 206 (4.14%) C# Developer
10 146 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 137 (2.75%) Test Analyst
12 135 (2.71%) Front-End Developer
13 126 (2.53%) Tester
14 120 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
15 112 (2.25%) PHP Developer
16 109 (2.19%) SharePoint Developer
17 101 (2.03%) Business Analyst
18 100 (2.01%) Lead Developer
19 97 (1.95%) Software Engineer
20 93 (1.87%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2032 (40.82%) HTML
2 1540 (30.94%) Web Services
3 1511 (30.35%) CSS
4 1411 (28.34%) .NET
5 1006 (20.21%) JSON
6 880 (17.68%) XSLT
7 843 (16.93%) jQuery
8 785 (15.77%) ASP.NET
9 749 (15.05%) SOAP
10 691 (13.88%) Spring
11 630 (12.66%) Ajax
12 570 (11.45%) REST
13 507 (10.18%) J2EE
14 506 (10.16%) HTML5
15 440 (8.84%) WCF
16 337 (6.77%) XSD
17 336 (6.75%) RESTful
18 326 (6.55%) .NET Framework
19 322 (6.47%) Hibernate
20 304 (6.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 185 (3.72%) Open Source
2 154 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 137 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 113 (2.27%) Derivative
4 113 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 102 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 79 (1.59%) Data Integration
7 78 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 69 (1.39%) iPad
9 66 (1.33%) N-Tier
10 59 (1.19%) Social Media
11 54 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 52 (1.04%) Fixed Income
13 48 (0.96%) W3C
14 42 (0.84%) Data Conversion
15 41 (0.82%) Web 2.0
16 40 (0.80%) Replication
16 40 (0.80%) iPhone
17 38 (0.76%) SWIFT
18 33 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 709 (14.24%) Linux
2 612 (12.29%) Windows
3 610 (12.25%) UNIX
4 174 (3.50%) Android
5 155 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 72 (1.45%) Solaris
7 66 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (1.04%) Windows 7
10 51 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.52%) CentOS
12 25 (0.50%) HPUX
13 24 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 18 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.30%) SUSE
17 14 (0.28%) AIX
18 10 (0.20%) VMS
18 10 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 878 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
2 762 (15.31%) TDD
3 690 (13.86%) MVC
4 650 (13.06%) Scrum
5 596 (11.97%) OO
6 560 (11.25%) SOA
7 448 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
8 368 (7.39%) BDD
9 359 (7.21%) E-Commerce
10 355 (7.13%) Unit Testing
11 335 (6.73%) Web Development
12 316 (6.35%) Workflow
13 260 (5.22%) UML
14 254 (5.10%) Migration
15 251 (5.04%) Content Management
16 239 (4.80%) OOP
17 233 (4.68%) Project Management
18 232 (4.66%) CRM
19 231 (4.64%) Data Modelling
20 230 (4.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1966 (39.49%) SQL
2 1840 (36.96%) JavaScript
3 1832 (36.80%) Java
4 1244 (24.99%) C#
5 383 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 381 (7.65%) PHP
7 263 (5.28%) T-SQL
8 240 (4.82%) Python
9 238 (4.78%) Perl
10 236 (4.74%) C++
11 212 (4.26%) Shell Script
12 205 (4.12%) VB.NET
13 184 (3.70%) Ruby
14 161 (3.23%) XPath
15 127 (2.55%) VB
16 114 (2.29%) C
17 103 (2.07%) Groovy
18 98 (1.97%) VBA
19 97 (1.95%) PowerShell
19 97 (1.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 332 (6.67%) Degree
2 264 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 185 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 101 (2.03%) ISEB
5 60 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 37 (0.74%) Sun Certification
9 26 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.40%) MCITP
11 17 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
13 13 (0.26%) MCSD
14 9 (0.18%) MCTS
14 9 (0.18%) OCPJP
15 8 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
15 8 (0.16%) CISM
15 8 (0.16%) MCP
15 8 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (6.25%) QA
2 37 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 28 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 28 (0.56%) SLA
4 17 (0.34%) HL7
4 17 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.24%) EMIR
7 10 (0.20%) RosettaNet
8 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.14%) WCAG
10 6 (0.12%) TickIT
11 4 (0.080%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.080%) CDISC
12 3 (0.060%) WAI
12 3 (0.060%) COBIT
13 2 (0.040%) SNOMED CT
13 2 (0.040%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.040%) AIFMD
System Software
1 63 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
6 8 (0.16%) Docker
6 8 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.16%) NFS
6 8 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.14%) NDS
7 7 (0.14%) KVM
8 6 (0.12%) SRDF
9 5 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.10%) UAG
10 2 (0.040%) HDFS
10 2 (0.040%) vCloud
10 2 (0.040%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.040%) vSphere
10 2 (0.040%) RACF
10 2 (0.040%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 70 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (1.04%) Puppet
3 37 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
6 13 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 13 (0.26%) Vagrant
7 12 (0.24%) Control-M
8 10 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.18%) MIIS
10 8 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
11 6 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
11 6 (0.12%) SCOM
11 6 (0.12%) Ansible
12 5 (0.10%) WMI
13 4 (0.080%) Nagios
13 4 (0.080%) Opsview
14 3 (0.060%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1084 (21.78%) Oracle
2 646 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 215 (4.32%) IBM
4 184 (3.70%) JBoss
5 122 (2.45%) SAP
6 121 (2.43%) Google
7 113 (2.27%) Adobe
8 108 (2.17%) HP
9 95 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
10 78 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 72 (1.45%) ServiceNow
12 70 (1.41%) Sitecore
13 63 (1.27%) ATG
14 62 (1.25%) Sybase
15 61 (1.23%) Twitter
16 54 (1.08%) Perforce
17 51 (1.02%) Endeca
17 51 (1.02%) Facebook
18 50 (1.00%) Informatica
19 47 (0.94%) Business Objects
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £440 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 10 hours ago
Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Slaughter and May
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200-250 daily
Posted: Yesterday