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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 42 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing XML 2324 2490 2574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.28% 4.86% 5.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.79% 17.66% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1540 1507 1546
Average daily rate
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£389 £385 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 54 67
Average hourly rate £34.25 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -11 2030 £400 - 480
London -9 972 £425 - 146
South East -9 384 £347 -0.72% 115
City of London -7 226 £425 -5.55% 49
Scotland -4 168 £375 - 7
East of England +4 165 £403 +23.84% 38
North West +12 164 £330 +1.53% 47
Hampshire -9 110 £325 - 27
South West -18 95 £334 -11.00% 41
West Midlands +10 91 £375 +41.50% 27
Edinburgh +6 90 £375 - 1
Manchester +8 87 £350 - 23
Surrey -7 81 £416 +14.82% 16
Yorkshire -17 73 £328 +0.76% 44
Wales 0 62 £375 +26.05% 12
Essex +1 59 £425 +107.82% 4
Berkshire -36 56 £325 -10.95% 20
Glasgow -8 54 £350 +7.69% 4
South Wales +1 53 £375 +26.05% 9
West Yorkshire -18 46 £350 +21.73% 29
Cardiff +3 45 £388 +29.70% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 44 £400 +23.07% 16
Cheshire +17 43 £350 +7.69% 13
East Midlands -10 40 £325 +7.43% 12
Oxfordshire +6 35 £495 +65.00% 19
Hook +3 32 £305 -11.27% 1
Hertfordshire +3 31 £350 -17.64% 10
Buckinghamshire -17 31 £293 -2.50% 6
Cambridge +18 29 £400 +12.67% 14
East Sussex +11 29 £200 - 7

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1977 (39.80%) Java
2 1962 (39.50%) SQL
3 1925 (38.76%) HTML
4 1622 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
5 1580 (31.81%) JavaScript
6 1522 (30.64%) Web Services
7 1331 (26.80%) CSS
8 1254 (25.25%) .NET
9 1115 (22.45%) Oracle
10 1097 (22.09%) C#
11 973 (19.59%) SQL Server
12 926 (18.64%) XSLT
13 915 (18.42%) JSON
14 828 (16.67%) TDD
15 783 (15.76%) SOAP
16 758 (15.26%) Finance
16 758 (15.26%) jQuery
17 749 (15.08%) Spring
18 729 (14.68%) MVC
19 723 (14.56%) Scrum
20 716 (14.42%) Linux
21 682 (13.73%) REST
22 673 (13.55%) Microsoft
23 663 (13.35%) UNIX
24 654 (13.17%) OO
25 630 (12.68%) ASP.NET
26 574 (11.56%) Ajax
27 561 (11.29%) J2EE
28 548 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
29 528 (10.63%) Windows

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 289 (5.82%) WebSphere
2 280 (5.64%) Apache
3 256 (5.15%) WebLogic
4 254 (5.11%) Tomcat
5 251 (5.05%) CMS
6 239 (4.81%) SharePoint
7 237 (4.77%) JBoss
8 207 (4.17%) IIS
9 111 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
10 95 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 92 (1.85%) Node.js
12 86 (1.73%) Confluence
13 57 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
14 55 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 54 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 52 (1.05%) Drupal
17 48 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
18 41 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
19 35 (0.70%) MQSeries
19 35 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 252 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 142 (2.86%) MS Office
3 83 (1.67%) Photoshop
4 66 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 40 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 39 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 34 (0.68%) MS Project
8 33 (0.66%) InfoPath
9 29 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 27 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
11 20 (0.40%) Fireworks
12 16 (0.32%) FrameMaker
13 10 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
14 9 (0.18%) Acrobat
15 8 (0.16%) Doxygen
16 6 (0.12%) PowerPivot
17 5 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
18 3 (0.060%) PaintShop Pro
18 3 (0.060%) Maya
18 3 (0.060%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 102 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
3 41 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 31 (0.62%) Magento
6 26 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
7 19 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
8 18 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
9 17 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 16 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
10 16 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
11 15 (0.30%) Summit
12 13 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.22%) Markit EDM
13 11 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.20%) SmartPlant
14 10 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
15 7 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
15 7 (0.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (0.68%) Force.com
4 30 (0.60%) SaaS
5 24 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.40%) GitHub
7 13 (0.26%) Office 365
7 13 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.081%) IaaS
9 4 (0.081%) Heroku
10 3 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.040%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.040%) Route 53
12 1 (0.020%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.020%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.020%) Taleo
12 1 (0.020%) PaaS
12 1 (0.020%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 420 (8.46%) HTTP
2 198 (3.99%) Internet
3 129 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 108 (2.17%) LDAP
5 85 (1.71%) SSL
6 80 (1.61%) DNS
7 61 (1.23%) Intranet
7 61 (1.23%) FTP
8 58 (1.17%) Firewall
9 45 (0.91%) HTTPS
10 40 (0.81%) VPN
11 28 (0.56%) DHCP
12 27 (0.54%) SNMP
13 24 (0.48%) SSH
14 19 (0.38%) Extranet
15 17 (0.34%) SAN
16 13 (0.26%) 3G
16 13 (0.26%) 2G
16 13 (0.26%) LTE
16 13 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 973 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 436 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 364 (7.33%) MySQL
4 311 (6.26%) Oracle Database
5 304 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 192 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 187 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 173 (3.48%) RDBMS
9 162 (3.26%) NoSQL
10 142 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
11 128 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 111 (2.23%) MongoDB
13 103 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
14 87 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
15 83 (1.67%) DB2
16 77 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
17 68 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
18 66 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
19 62 (1.25%) Big Data
20 49 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 503 (10.13%) Subversion
2 384 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 383 (7.71%) Maven
4 354 (7.13%) Visual Studio
5 278 (5.60%) JUnit
6 268 (5.40%) JIRA
7 263 (5.29%) Jenkins
8 245 (4.93%) Ant
9 240 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 238 (4.79%) Selenium
11 225 (4.53%) Eclipse
12 162 (3.26%) Cucumber
13 111 (2.23%) Hudson
14 80 (1.61%) NUnit
15 79 (1.59%) SoapUI
16 70 (1.41%) QuickTest Pro
17 68 (1.37%) Xcode
18 63 (1.27%) WebDriver
19 59 (1.19%) CruiseControl
20 58 (1.17%) Mockito
General
1 758 (15.26%) Finance
2 395 (7.95%) Banking
3 169 (3.40%) Publishing
4 161 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 152 (3.06%) Front Office
6 119 (2.40%) Retail
7 110 (2.21%) Marketing
8 92 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 55 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.11%) Games
10 54 (1.09%) Back Office
11 50 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 45 (0.91%) Legal
13 37 (0.74%) Advertising
14 20 (0.40%) Electronics
15 19 (0.38%) Automotive
16 15 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.24%) Military
18 11 (0.22%) French Language
18 11 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3212 (64.67%) Developer
2 802 (16.15%) Java Developer
3 468 (9.42%) Analyst
4 357 (7.19%) Senior Developer
5 346 (6.97%) .NET Developer
6 279 (5.62%) Architect
7 220 (4.43%) Consultant
8 189 (3.81%) Web Developer
9 187 (3.76%) C# Developer
10 160 (3.22%) Business Analyst
11 132 (2.66%) Front-End Developer
12 128 (2.58%) PHP Developer
13 127 (2.56%) Test Analyst
14 116 (2.34%) iOS Developer
15 111 (2.23%) Software Developer
16 105 (2.11%) Software Engineer
16 105 (2.11%) C# .NET Developer
17 95 (1.91%) Tester
18 94 (1.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
19 93 (1.87%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1925 (38.76%) HTML
2 1522 (30.64%) Web Services
3 1331 (26.80%) CSS
4 1254 (25.25%) .NET
5 926 (18.64%) XSLT
6 915 (18.42%) JSON
7 783 (15.76%) SOAP
8 758 (15.26%) jQuery
9 749 (15.08%) Spring
10 682 (13.73%) REST
11 630 (12.68%) ASP.NET
12 574 (11.56%) Ajax
13 561 (11.29%) J2EE
14 515 (10.37%) HTML5
15 445 (8.96%) Hibernate
16 373 (7.51%) XSD
17 372 (7.49%) WCF
18 343 (6.91%) RESTful
19 341 (6.87%) JSP
20 290 (5.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 363 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 214 (4.31%) Open Source
3 208 (4.19%) User Experience
4 199 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 169 (3.40%) Derivative
6 143 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 138 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 101 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 95 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 92 (1.85%) Fixed Income
11 80 (1.61%) Social Media
12 79 (1.59%) Management Information System
13 72 (1.45%) W3C
14 66 (1.33%) iPad
15 61 (1.23%) Data Integration
16 59 (1.19%) NHS
17 51 (1.03%) N-Tier
18 50 (1.01%) iPhone
19 46 (0.93%) Algorithms
20 45 (0.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 716 (14.42%) Linux
2 663 (13.35%) UNIX
3 528 (10.63%) Windows
4 191 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 168 (3.38%) Android
6 91 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (1.17%) Solaris
8 50 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 39 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (0.66%) SUSE
12 29 (0.58%) Windows 7
13 23 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.46%) AIX
14 21 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 16 (0.32%) CentOS
16 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (0.20%) HPUX
18 9 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1622 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
2 828 (16.67%) TDD
3 729 (14.68%) MVC
4 723 (14.56%) Scrum
5 654 (13.17%) OO
6 548 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
7 504 (10.15%) SOA
8 366 (7.37%) Unit Testing
9 314 (6.32%) UML
10 306 (6.16%) Web Development
11 303 (6.10%) Software Engineering
12 294 (5.92%) E-Commerce
13 267 (5.38%) Data Modelling
14 265 (5.34%) BDD
15 249 (5.01%) Workflow
16 214 (4.31%) Migration
17 211 (4.25%) CRM
18 210 (4.23%) OOP
19 208 (4.19%) Content Management
20 205 (4.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1977 (39.80%) Java
2 1962 (39.50%) SQL
3 1580 (31.81%) JavaScript
4 1097 (22.09%) C#
5 386 (7.77%) PL/SQL
6 333 (6.70%) PHP
7 267 (5.38%) T-SQL
8 261 (5.25%) C++
9 240 (4.83%) Python
10 213 (4.29%) XPath
11 192 (3.87%) Shell Script
12 183 (3.68%) Perl
13 168 (3.38%) Ruby
14 162 (3.26%) PowerShell
15 160 (3.22%) VB.NET
16 129 (2.60%) VBScript
17 108 (2.17%) C
18 103 (2.07%) XQuery
18 103 (2.07%) Objective-C
19 98 (1.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 359 (7.23%) Degree
2 354 (7.13%) Security Cleared
3 236 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 96 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (1.71%) ISEB
6 63 (1.27%) MCITP
7 46 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 44 (0.89%) Sun Certification
9 41 (0.83%) MCSA
10 26 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 22 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.34%) MCTS
13 14 (0.28%) HND
14 11 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (0.22%) BC Cleared
15 9 (0.18%) OCPJP
16 8 (0.16%) MCSE
17 7 (0.14%) MCP
18 6 (0.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (6.95%) QA
2 28 (0.56%) HL7
3 24 (0.48%) SLA
4 18 (0.36%) EMIR
5 16 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.28%) CDISC
8 9 (0.18%) WCAG
9 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.081%) WAI
13 2 (0.040%) COBIT
13 2 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.040%) DICOM
13 2 (0.040%) SNOMED CT
13 2 (0.040%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.020%) ISO/IEC 14443
14 1 (0.020%) FATCA
System Software
1 80 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.34%) KVM
4 16 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.30%) Docker
6 13 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (0.22%) Shibboleth
9 9 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.16%) NFS
11 7 (0.14%) vSphere
12 6 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.10%) Varnish
13 5 (0.10%) SRDF
13 5 (0.10%) Xen
14 4 (0.081%) UAG
14 4 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.081%) HDFS
15 3 (0.060%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 74 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 70 (1.41%) Puppet
3 46 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.54%) Vagrant
5 26 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
6 24 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 21 (0.42%) SCOM
8 12 (0.24%) WMI
8 12 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (0.24%) Control-M
9 11 (0.22%) Ansible
10 10 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
10 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.20%) SCCM
11 8 (0.16%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.14%) CA Endevor
13 6 (0.12%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.12%) SCSM
14 5 (0.10%) OpenIDM
14 5 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 1115 (22.45%) Oracle
2 673 (13.55%) Microsoft
3 253 (5.09%) IBM
4 148 (2.98%) Adobe
5 128 (2.58%) HP
6 124 (2.50%) SAP
6 124 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 94 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 94 (1.89%) Sybase
7 94 (1.89%) Google
8 63 (1.27%) Informatica
9 60 (1.21%) Twitter
10 51 (1.03%) TIBCO
11 49 (0.99%) Perforce
12 46 (0.93%) ServiceNow
13 42 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 42 (0.85%) ATG
14 40 (0.81%) VMware
15 39 (0.79%) Endeca
16 36 (0.72%) hybris
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