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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 44 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 2323 2355 2448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.15% 4.31% 5.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.42% 15.63% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1458 1458
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 93
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £22.41 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £71.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
15064 15068 12977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 27.61% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9784 9859 8111
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 216 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 +1 2056 £400 +5.26% 723
London -6 910 £425 - 278
South East 0 428 £375 +7.14% 126
City of London +6 220 £450 - 88
East of England +13 200 £400 +14.28% 41
Scotland -11 114 £375 +4.16% 22
West Midlands +2 113 £400 +23.07% 46
Berkshire +2 105 £400 +4.23% 37
Yorkshire -13 105 £350 +9.37% 54
Surrey +6 100 £350 -3.44% 20
North West -3 94 £350 +7.69% 78
South West -6 90 £370 +5.71% 48
Essex +5 85 £400 +33.33% 8
Buckinghamshire +21 77 £320 +6.66% 12
West Yorkshire -14 70 £363 +9.84% 30
Wales +27 67 £416 +22.35% 8
East Midlands -14 66 £346 +6.53% 34
Cambridgeshire +29 60 £363 +11.53% 15
South Wales +24 59 £416 +22.35% 5
Hampshire -26 57 £400 +14.28% 26
Leeds -14 53 £375 +15.38% 17
Edinburgh -12 48 £375 - 11
Milton Keynes +27 47 £305 -0.57% 6
Reading -2 47 £375 +7.14% 21
Glasgow -2 41 £375 +17.55% 8
Cheshire +2 40 £375 -0.13% 21
Oxfordshire -6 38 £410 +26.15% 10
Gloucestershire +12 32 £350 +27.27% 7
North East +3 32 £368 +56.38% 15
Cambridge +11 30 £325 - 13

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1905 (42.03%) SQL
2 1713 (37.79%) Java
3 1636 (36.09%) HTML
4 1567 (34.57%) Web Services
5 1508 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
6 1387 (30.60%) JavaScript
7 1241 (27.38%) .NET
8 1127 (24.86%) CSS
9 1090 (24.05%) Oracle
10 1079 (23.80%) C#
11 1027 (22.66%) SQL Server
12 865 (19.08%) SOAP
13 788 (17.38%) Finance
14 753 (16.61%) JSON
15 713 (15.73%) TDD
16 706 (15.57%) Microsoft
17 677 (14.93%) XSLT
18 637 (14.05%) jQuery
19 627 (13.83%) Linux
20 619 (13.66%) ASP.NET
21 556 (12.27%) OO
22 554 (12.22%) MVC
23 550 (12.13%) UNIX
24 549 (12.11%) Spring
25 538 (11.87%) Windows
26 532 (11.74%) REST
27 524 (11.56%) Scrum
28 495 (10.92%) Ajax
29 471 (10.39%) SOA
30 470 (10.37%) J2EE

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 315 (6.95%) WebSphere
2 261 (5.76%) WebLogic
3 233 (5.14%) JBoss
4 230 (5.07%) IIS
5 208 (4.59%) SharePoint
6 205 (4.52%) Tomcat
7 189 (4.17%) CMS
8 158 (3.49%) Apache
9 148 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
10 69 (1.52%) Node.js
11 68 (1.50%) MQSeries
12 63 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 60 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 52 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
14 52 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
15 45 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
16 39 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 37 (0.82%) Confluence
18 29 (0.64%) Drupal
18 29 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 251 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 150 (3.31%) MS Office
3 88 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 60 (1.32%) Photoshop
5 52 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 25 (0.55%) FrameMaker
8 24 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.40%) MS Project
10 14 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.22%) PowerPivot
12 9 (0.20%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.20%) RoboHelp
13 6 (0.13%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.11%) Doxygen
15 4 (0.088%) Fireworks
16 3 (0.066%) Siemens NX
16 3 (0.066%) 3ds Max
17 2 (0.044%) SPSS
17 2 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 102 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 53 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 45 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
5 33 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
6 30 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
7 23 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
8 21 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 21 (0.46%) Magento
8 21 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
9 20 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
9 20 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
10 16 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 13 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
12 12 (0.26%) SmartPlant
12 12 (0.26%) Markit EDM
12 12 (0.26%) WebTrends
13 11 (0.24%) Summit
13 11 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 8 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 106 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (0.84%) SaaS
4 30 (0.66%) Office 365
5 18 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 14 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (0.26%) GitHub
10 11 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.18%) Yammer
12 7 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.11%) IaaS
14 4 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.088%) Heroku
14 4 (0.088%) PaaS
14 4 (0.088%) Force.com
14 4 (0.088%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.088%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 287 (6.33%) HTTP
2 187 (4.13%) Internet
3 116 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 90 (1.99%) LDAP
5 78 (1.72%) SSL
6 71 (1.57%) Firewall
7 61 (1.35%) Intranet
8 57 (1.26%) DNS
9 46 (1.01%) FTP
10 39 (0.86%) VPN
11 34 (0.75%) SNMP
12 32 (0.71%) HTTPS
13 30 (0.66%) SAN
14 24 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
15 23 (0.51%) 2G
15 23 (0.51%) 3G
16 22 (0.49%) DHCP
17 21 (0.46%) LTE
18 17 (0.38%) Telnet
18 17 (0.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1027 (22.66%) SQL Server
2 413 (9.11%) Relational Database
3 320 (7.06%) Oracle Database
4 263 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 209 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 207 (4.57%) MySQL
7 184 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
8 180 (3.97%) RDBMS
9 167 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 130 (2.87%) DB2
11 125 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 115 (2.54%) MongoDB
13 104 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
13 104 (2.29%) NoSQL
14 88 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
14 88 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 80 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 70 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
17 62 (1.37%) Big Data
18 53 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 401 (8.85%) Visual Studio
2 388 (8.56%) Subversion
3 317 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 297 (6.55%) JUnit
5 273 (6.02%) Maven
6 238 (5.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 235 (5.18%) Selenium
8 220 (4.85%) Ant
9 203 (4.48%) Eclipse
10 202 (4.46%) JIRA
11 190 (4.19%) Jenkins
12 148 (3.26%) Cucumber
13 125 (2.76%) SoapUI
14 66 (1.46%) Hudson
15 58 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
16 54 (1.19%) NUnit
17 49 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
18 45 (0.99%) Toad
19 44 (0.97%) Mockito
19 44 (0.97%) ClearCase
General
1 788 (17.38%) Finance
2 376 (8.29%) Banking
3 174 (3.84%) Investment Banking
4 136 (3.00%) Publishing
5 126 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 120 (2.65%) Retail
7 115 (2.54%) Front Office
8 106 (2.34%) Marketing
9 59 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 47 (1.04%) Back Office
11 39 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 37 (0.82%) Legal
12 37 (0.82%) Games
13 29 (0.64%) Electronics
14 22 (0.49%) Advertising
14 22 (0.49%) Automotive
15 19 (0.42%) General Ledger
16 17 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.33%) Law
18 10 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2711 (59.81%) Developer
2 632 (13.94%) Java Developer
3 514 (11.34%) Analyst
4 320 (7.06%) .NET Developer
5 284 (6.27%) Senior Developer
6 273 (6.02%) Architect
7 243 (5.36%) Consultant
8 205 (4.52%) C# Developer
9 165 (3.64%) Test Analyst
10 158 (3.49%) Web Developer
11 122 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 115 (2.54%) Business Analyst
13 108 (2.38%) Oracle Developer
13 108 (2.38%) Software Developer
14 104 (2.29%) Software Engineer
15 102 (2.25%) Front-End Developer
16 94 (2.07%) AWS Developer
17 89 (1.96%) SQL Developer
18 85 (1.88%) Tester
19 80 (1.76%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1636 (36.09%) HTML
2 1567 (34.57%) Web Services
3 1241 (27.38%) .NET
4 1127 (24.86%) CSS
5 865 (19.08%) SOAP
6 753 (16.61%) JSON
7 677 (14.93%) XSLT
8 637 (14.05%) jQuery
9 619 (13.66%) ASP.NET
10 549 (12.11%) Spring
11 532 (11.74%) REST
12 495 (10.92%) Ajax
13 470 (10.37%) J2EE
14 445 (9.82%) HTML5
15 412 (9.09%) .NET Framework
16 374 (8.25%) WCF
17 314 (6.93%) Hibernate
18 293 (6.46%) RESTful
19 268 (5.91%) XSD
20 267 (5.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 306 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 167 (3.68%) Open Source
4 146 (3.22%) User Experience
5 132 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 117 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 98 (2.16%) Derivative
8 89 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 88 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 76 (1.68%) Data Structures
11 75 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 68 (1.50%) W3C
13 67 (1.48%) NHS
13 67 (1.48%) N-Tier
14 57 (1.26%) Fixed Income
15 48 (1.06%) Data Integration
16 45 (0.99%) Replication
16 45 (0.99%) CMDB
17 44 (0.97%) Social Media
18 41 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 627 (13.83%) Linux
2 550 (12.13%) UNIX
3 538 (11.87%) Windows
4 132 (2.91%) Android
5 130 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 66 (1.46%) Solaris
7 61 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (0.55%) CentOS
12 24 (0.53%) SUSE
13 21 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 20 (0.44%) AIX
15 16 (0.35%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.29%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
19 9 (0.20%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1508 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (15.73%) TDD
3 556 (12.27%) OO
4 554 (12.22%) MVC
5 524 (11.56%) Scrum
6 471 (10.39%) SOA
7 436 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
8 390 (8.60%) Unit Testing
9 316 (6.97%) Software Engineering
10 303 (6.68%) UML
11 269 (5.93%) BDD
12 262 (5.78%) Web Development
13 253 (5.58%) Content Management
14 239 (5.27%) Data Modelling
15 234 (5.16%) E-Commerce
16 230 (5.07%) ITIL
17 210 (4.63%) CRM
18 197 (4.35%) OOP
19 196 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
20 191 (4.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1905 (42.03%) SQL
2 1713 (37.79%) Java
3 1387 (30.60%) JavaScript
4 1079 (23.80%) C#
5 407 (8.98%) PL/SQL
6 306 (6.75%) T-SQL
7 256 (5.65%) Python
8 210 (4.63%) PHP
9 192 (4.24%) C++
10 182 (4.02%) XPath
11 170 (3.75%) Perl
12 153 (3.38%) Shell Script
13 152 (3.35%) VB
13 152 (3.35%) VB.NET
14 145 (3.20%) Ruby
15 128 (2.82%) VBScript
16 122 (2.69%) PowerShell
17 113 (2.49%) XQuery
18 97 (2.14%) VBA
19 87 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 387 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 383 (8.45%) Degree
3 275 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 96 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 84 (1.85%) ISEB
6 55 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 54 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 54 (1.19%) MCITP
8 33 (0.73%) MCSA
9 25 (0.55%) Sun Certification
10 21 (0.46%) HND
10 21 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (0.42%) MCSE
12 16 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
13 15 (0.33%) CISSP
14 12 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.24%) MCTS
16 9 (0.20%) OCPJP
16 9 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (7.24%) QA
2 23 (0.51%) SLA
3 21 (0.46%) HL7
4 14 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.20%) EMIR
7 8 (0.18%) DICOM
7 8 (0.18%) WCAG
8 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.066%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.066%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.044%) COREP
12 2 (0.044%) FINREP
12 2 (0.044%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.044%) RosettaNet
12 2 (0.044%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.022%) GxP
13 1 (0.022%) COBIT
System Software
1 78 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 48 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (0.35%) NFS
6 14 (0.31%) Docker
6 14 (0.31%) Xen
6 14 (0.31%) Firmware
7 10 (0.22%) SRDF
8 9 (0.20%) KVM
9 8 (0.18%) Varnish
10 7 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.15%) HDFS
11 6 (0.13%) vSphere
11 6 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.088%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (0.066%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.066%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 94 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (0.86%) Puppet
4 21 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
6 17 (0.38%) WMI
6 17 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
7 16 (0.35%) Vagrant
7 16 (0.35%) SCOM
8 14 (0.31%) CA LISA
8 14 (0.31%) Control-M
9 11 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.24%) yum
9 11 (0.24%) SCSM
10 10 (0.22%) TeamSite
11 9 (0.20%) CA Endevor
11 9 (0.20%) Ansible
12 8 (0.18%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.18%) MOM
12 8 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1090 (24.05%) Oracle
2 706 (15.57%) Microsoft
3 227 (5.01%) IBM
4 154 (3.40%) HP
5 124 (2.74%) SAP
6 118 (2.60%) Adobe
7 89 (1.96%) Sybase
8 84 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 81 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 81 (1.79%) Google
10 67 (1.48%) TIBCO
11 66 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 56 (1.24%) Informatica
13 54 (1.19%) VMware
14 52 (1.15%) BMC
15 45 (0.99%) Business Objects
16 44 (0.97%) webMethods
17 34 (0.75%) Sitecore
17 34 (0.75%) CA
18 33 (0.73%) Tableau
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City, London
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Central London / West End
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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Randstad Technologies
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London
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
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Surrey
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