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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 44 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 2182 2342 2330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.30% 4.81% 5.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.84% 17.77% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1394 1442
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.64% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 50 62
Average hourly rate £32.27 £27.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.34% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £16.73 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £52.97 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -32.00%

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
13771 13183 12660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 27.06% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9272 8349 8016
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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 189 283 330
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -10 1912 £400 +1.26% 837
London -10 892 £425 - 265
South East -9 370 £355 +5.18% 172
City of London -6 194 £425 -5.55% 83
North West +10 163 £340 +4.61% 101
East of England +7 147 £400 +16.36% 76
Scotland -14 145 £375 +7.14% 29
Hampshire -14 104 £347 +6.05% 30
Yorkshire -8 93 £335 -10.66% 61
West Midlands +9 87 £375 +41.50% 38
South West -13 86 £375 - 70
Surrey -15 73 £420 +17.89% 24
Manchester -6 71 £345 -4.82% 65
Berkshire -26 64 £368 -2.00% 43
West Yorkshire +2 59 £335 -0.74% 46
Wales +8 58 £400 +3.22% 19
Edinburgh -2 56 £400 +6.66% 7
South Wales +18 53 £400 +3.22% 17
Glasgow -11 53 £388 +21.47% 16
Cambridgeshire +13 45 £400 +23.07% 23
Cardiff +13 44 £400 +3.22% 14
Cheshire +15 40 £350 +7.69% 17
Hertfordshire +5 40 £365 -12.83% 23
East Midlands -5 39 £325 +2.36% 36
Essex -4 36 £425 +107.82% 11
East Sussex +9 34 £213 +6.25% 12
Brighton +2 34 £213 +6.25% 9
Cambridge +20 32 £400 +3.89% 17
Oxfordshire -2 28 £490 +35.17% 20
Buckinghamshire -8 28 £313 - 20

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1953 (40.92%) Java
2 1855 (38.86%) HTML
3 1810 (37.92%) SQL
4 1623 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1529 (32.03%) Web Services
6 1516 (31.76%) JavaScript
7 1285 (26.92%) CSS
8 1206 (25.27%) .NET
9 1083 (22.69%) Oracle
10 1048 (21.96%) C#
11 925 (19.38%) SQL Server
12 906 (18.98%) XSLT
13 811 (16.99%) JSON
14 796 (16.68%) TDD
15 779 (16.32%) SOAP
16 750 (15.71%) jQuery
17 737 (15.44%) Finance
18 732 (15.34%) Spring
19 717 (15.02%) Scrum
20 691 (14.48%) Linux
21 683 (14.31%) Microsoft
22 681 (14.27%) MVC
23 650 (13.62%) REST
24 635 (13.30%) OO
25 602 (12.61%) ASP.NET
26 596 (12.49%) UNIX
27 555 (11.63%) Ajax
28 534 (11.19%) J2EE
29 526 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
30 513 (10.75%) Windows

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 288 (6.03%) WebSphere
2 268 (5.61%) Tomcat
3 266 (5.57%) WebLogic
4 251 (5.26%) Apache
5 245 (5.13%) JBoss
6 243 (5.09%) CMS
7 227 (4.76%) SharePoint
8 217 (4.55%) IIS
9 120 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
10 88 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 82 (1.72%) Node.js
12 72 (1.51%) Confluence
13 65 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 58 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 56 (1.17%) Drupal
16 54 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
17 49 (1.03%) MQSeries
18 41 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
19 35 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
20 33 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 257 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 129 (2.70%) MS Office
3 74 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 73 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 45 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
7 36 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 36 (0.75%) MS Project
8 29 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
9 21 (0.44%) InfoPath
10 16 (0.34%) Fireworks
11 14 (0.29%) FrameMaker
12 9 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
13 8 (0.17%) Doxygen
14 6 (0.13%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.10%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.063%) PaintShop Pro
16 3 (0.063%) Maya
16 3 (0.063%) 3ds Max
17 2 (0.042%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 97 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 38 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 27 (0.57%) Magento
6 18 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 17 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
8 14 (0.29%) Summit
8 14 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
9 13 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.25%) SmartPlant
11 11 (0.23%) Markit EDM
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
14 7 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
14 7 (0.15%) Murex MxG2000
15 6 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
15 6 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (0.71%) SaaS
4 33 (0.69%) Force.com
5 30 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.40%) GitHub
8 17 (0.36%) Office 365
9 15 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.10%) IaaS
13 4 (0.084%) Heroku
14 3 (0.063%) ElastiCache
14 3 (0.063%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.021%) PaaS
15 1 (0.021%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.021%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 410 (8.59%) HTTP
2 186 (3.90%) Internet
3 114 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 100 (2.10%) LDAP
5 87 (1.82%) SSL
6 75 (1.57%) Intranet
6 75 (1.57%) DNS
7 62 (1.30%) FTP
8 51 (1.07%) Firewall
9 44 (0.92%) HTTPS
10 41 (0.86%) VPN
11 29 (0.61%) DHCP
12 24 (0.50%) SNMP
13 16 (0.34%) SSH
14 14 (0.29%) SMS
15 13 (0.27%) SAN
16 12 (0.25%) 2G
16 12 (0.25%) Extranet
16 12 (0.25%) 3G
16 12 (0.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 925 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 422 (8.84%) Relational Database
3 317 (6.64%) MySQL
4 306 (6.41%) Oracle Database
5 265 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 200 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 172 (3.60%) RDBMS
8 168 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 130 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 120 (2.51%) NoSQL
11 105 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 102 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 101 (2.12%) MongoDB
14 85 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
15 84 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
16 77 (1.61%) DB2
17 58 (1.22%) Big Data
17 58 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
18 57 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
19 52 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 480 (10.06%) Subversion
2 388 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 379 (7.94%) Maven
4 354 (7.42%) Visual Studio
5 299 (6.26%) JUnit
6 261 (5.47%) Jenkins
7 259 (5.43%) JIRA
8 254 (5.32%) Ant
9 247 (5.17%) Selenium
10 236 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 220 (4.61%) Eclipse
12 165 (3.46%) Cucumber
13 110 (2.30%) Hudson
14 84 (1.76%) SoapUI
15 71 (1.49%) NUnit
16 64 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
17 62 (1.30%) Mockito
18 61 (1.28%) CruiseControl
19 57 (1.19%) Xcode
20 55 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 737 (15.44%) Finance
2 374 (7.84%) Banking
3 181 (3.79%) Publishing
4 158 (3.31%) Front Office
5 146 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 112 (2.35%) Retail
7 105 (2.20%) Marketing
8 102 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 57 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 47 (0.98%) Back Office
11 44 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 39 (0.82%) Games
13 36 (0.75%) Legal
14 31 (0.65%) Advertising
15 22 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.38%) Electronics
17 13 (0.27%) Automotive
18 11 (0.23%) French Language
18 11 (0.23%) Military
19 10 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 3047 (63.84%) Developer
2 799 (16.74%) Java Developer
3 449 (9.41%) Analyst
4 329 (6.89%) .NET Developer
5 326 (6.83%) Senior Developer
6 252 (5.28%) Architect
7 226 (4.73%) Consultant
8 186 (3.90%) C# Developer
9 158 (3.31%) Web Developer
10 138 (2.89%) Business Analyst
11 133 (2.79%) Test Analyst
12 121 (2.54%) Software Engineer
13 119 (2.49%) Front-End Developer
14 116 (2.43%) PHP Developer
15 114 (2.39%) Software Developer
16 107 (2.24%) C# .NET Developer
17 95 (1.99%) iOS Developer
18 94 (1.97%) SharePoint Developer
19 88 (1.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
20 81 (1.70%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1855 (38.86%) HTML
2 1529 (32.03%) Web Services
3 1285 (26.92%) CSS
4 1206 (25.27%) .NET
5 906 (18.98%) XSLT
6 811 (16.99%) JSON
7 779 (16.32%) SOAP
8 750 (15.71%) jQuery
9 732 (15.34%) Spring
10 650 (13.62%) REST
11 602 (12.61%) ASP.NET
12 555 (11.63%) Ajax
13 534 (11.19%) J2EE
14 500 (10.48%) HTML5
15 437 (9.16%) Hibernate
16 367 (7.69%) XSD
17 344 (7.21%) WCF
18 330 (6.91%) JSP
19 312 (6.54%) RESTful
20 293 (6.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 350 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (4.21%) Open Source
3 199 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 183 (3.83%) User Experience
5 156 (3.27%) Derivative
6 143 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 123 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 97 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 94 (1.97%) Data Structures
10 81 (1.70%) W3C
11 79 (1.66%) Fixed Income
12 77 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 70 (1.47%) Social Media
14 61 (1.28%) NHS
15 56 (1.17%) Data Integration
16 53 (1.11%) N-Tier
17 52 (1.09%) Client/Server
18 48 (1.01%) iPad
19 44 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
19 44 (0.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 691 (14.48%) Linux
2 596 (12.49%) UNIX
3 513 (10.75%) Windows
4 161 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 153 (3.21%) Android
6 91 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (1.03%) Solaris
8 41 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 40 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 32 (0.67%) SUSE
12 28 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 28 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 21 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 21 (0.44%) AIX
15 12 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.25%) CentOS
16 8 (0.17%) HPUX
17 7 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1623 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 796 (16.68%) TDD
3 717 (15.02%) Scrum
4 681 (14.27%) MVC
5 635 (13.30%) OO
6 526 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
7 490 (10.27%) SOA
8 343 (7.19%) Unit Testing
9 340 (7.12%) UML
10 330 (6.91%) Software Engineering
11 303 (6.35%) Web Development
12 270 (5.66%) BDD
13 258 (5.41%) E-Commerce
14 257 (5.38%) Data Modelling
15 219 (4.59%) Workflow
16 214 (4.48%) Content Management
17 212 (4.44%) OOP
18 209 (4.38%) ITIL
19 192 (4.02%) CRM
20 188 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1953 (40.92%) Java
2 1810 (37.92%) SQL
3 1516 (31.76%) JavaScript
4 1048 (21.96%) C#
5 365 (7.65%) PL/SQL
6 297 (6.22%) PHP
7 253 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 247 (5.17%) Python
9 244 (5.11%) C++
10 231 (4.84%) XPath
11 170 (3.56%) Shell Script
12 161 (3.37%) Perl
13 160 (3.35%) PowerShell
14 157 (3.29%) Ruby
15 134 (2.81%) VBScript
16 132 (2.77%) VB.NET
17 127 (2.66%) XQuery
18 109 (2.28%) C
19 94 (1.97%) VB
20 93 (1.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 358 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 351 (7.35%) Degree
3 240 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 102 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (1.70%) ISEB
6 63 (1.32%) MCITP
7 48 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 41 (0.86%) MCSA
8 41 (0.86%) Sun Certification
9 25 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.44%) MCTS
12 18 (0.38%) HND
13 14 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.25%) MCSE
15 11 (0.23%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.19%) OCPJP
17 8 (0.17%) PMP
17 8 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (7.17%) QA
2 29 (0.61%) HL7
3 21 (0.44%) SLA
4 15 (0.31%) EMIR
5 12 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.23%) CDISC
6 11 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.21%) WCAG
8 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.13%) DICOM
9 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.084%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.084%) WAI
11 2 (0.042%) RosettaNet
11 2 (0.042%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 14443
12 1 (0.021%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.021%) FATCA
12 1 (0.021%) GxP
System Software
1 83 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 33 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.36%) Docker
5 16 (0.34%) KVM
6 12 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.23%) Shibboleth
8 10 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (0.19%) Varnish
9 9 (0.19%) NFS
10 8 (0.17%) vSphere
11 7 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.10%) Xen
13 5 (0.10%) SRDF
13 5 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.10%) HDFS
14 4 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 70 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 67 (1.40%) Puppet
3 45 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (0.65%) Vagrant
5 26 (0.54%) SCOM
5 26 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
6 23 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 18 (0.38%) WMI
8 15 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
9 14 (0.29%) Control-M
10 11 (0.23%) SCSM
10 11 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (0.21%) Ansible
11 10 (0.21%) SCCM
12 8 (0.17%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.17%) CA Endevor
13 7 (0.15%) yum
14 5 (0.10%) BladeLogic
14 5 (0.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1083 (22.69%) Oracle
2 683 (14.31%) Microsoft
3 226 (4.73%) IBM
4 146 (3.06%) Adobe
5 138 (2.89%) SAP
6 131 (2.74%) HP
7 120 (2.51%) Red Hat
8 98 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
9 96 (2.01%) Sybase
10 84 (1.76%) Google
11 67 (1.40%) Informatica
12 53 (1.11%) ServiceNow
13 47 (0.98%) Twitter
14 45 (0.94%) TIBCO
14 45 (0.94%) VMware
15 44 (0.92%) Perforce
15 44 (0.92%) webMethods
16 39 (0.82%) Sitecore
17 36 (0.75%) Software AG
17 36 (0.75%) hybris
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