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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 36 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing XML 2758 2632 3076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.79% 5.06% 5.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.58% 17.54% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1715 1631 1713
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 94
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.60 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%

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
15691 15007 15615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 28.87% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10164 9643 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 265 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -5 2399 £400 +3.89% 779
London -6 1174 £425 - 275
South East +4 472 £363 -3.33% 146
City of London -6 276 £449 -0.27% 83
East of England -1 218 £400 +14.28% 59
Scotland +6 182 £375 - 37
Surrey +22 127 £350 -2.77% 35
North West -5 118 £315 +5.00% 85
Wales +22 108 £349 +16.25% 22
Yorkshire -1 106 £325 -0.76% 59
Hampshire -4 103 £363 -4.10% 28
West Yorkshire +11 94 £338 +3.84% 39
Berkshire -11 89 £388 +3.33% 28
South West -41 89 £325 -4.25% 62
West Midlands -8 86 £370 +32.14% 45
Glasgow +9 77 £375 +7.14% 20
East Midlands +9 74 £325 +12.06% 23
Manchester +4 73 £315 +5.00% 49
South Wales +16 72 £338 +10.65% 18
Essex +16 67 £435 -3.33% 4
Oxfordshire +14 59 £375 -11.76% 26
Edinburgh +15 55 £375 +25.00% 8
Hertfordshire -4 51 £363 +3.57% 21
Cambridgeshire -9 50 £425 +17.24% 20
Cambridge +4 47 £425 +13.33% 13
Cardiff +13 41 £294 +6.81% 13
Reading +1 40 £426 +12.17% 7
Leeds -6 40 £305 +1.66% 17
North East -15 35 £325 -3.70% 26
Kent +20 32 £250 - 5

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1988 (39.25%) SQL
2 1985 (39.19%) Java
3 1920 (37.91%) HTML
4 1709 (33.74%) JavaScript
5 1686 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1557 (30.74%) Web Services
7 1364 (26.93%) CSS
8 1348 (26.61%) .NET
9 1204 (23.77%) C#
10 1125 (22.21%) Oracle
11 1068 (21.09%) SQL Server
12 1037 (20.47%) JSON
13 952 (18.80%) XSLT
14 845 (16.68%) TDD
15 823 (16.25%) SOAP
16 796 (15.72%) Finance
17 785 (15.50%) Spring
18 771 (15.22%) jQuery
19 735 (14.51%) Linux
20 728 (14.37%) ASP.NET
21 723 (14.27%) Scrum
22 722 (14.25%) MVC
23 682 (13.46%) REST
24 660 (13.03%) OO
25 648 (12.79%) Microsoft
26 646 (12.75%) UNIX
27 634 (12.52%) Windows
28 587 (11.59%) SOA
29 583 (11.51%) Subversion
30 554 (10.94%) J2EE

XML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 313 (6.18%) WebSphere
2 286 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 271 (5.35%) Apache
4 266 (5.25%) WebLogic
5 251 (4.96%) Tomcat
6 224 (4.42%) IIS
6 224 (4.42%) CMS
7 144 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
8 109 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 108 (2.13%) Confluence
10 100 (1.97%) Node.js
11 63 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 61 (1.20%) MQSeries
13 58 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
13 58 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
13 58 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 54 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
14 54 (1.07%) Umbraco
15 52 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
16 46 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 275 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 136 (2.69%) MS Office
3 83 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 57 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.87%) InfoPath
6 31 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 28 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
8 27 (0.53%) MS Project
9 20 (0.39%) Fireworks
10 12 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (0.20%) FrameMaker
12 10 (0.20%) Doxygen
13 7 (0.14%) PowerPivot
14 6 (0.12%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.079%) PaintShop Pro
15 4 (0.079%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.059%) InDesign
17 2 (0.039%) Windchill
17 2 (0.039%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 100 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
5 32 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 31 (0.61%) Magento
7 30 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
8 29 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
8 29 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
9 23 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
10 21 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 19 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 17 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
12 17 (0.34%) Workday HCM
13 16 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
14 15 (0.30%) Markit EDM
14 15 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
15 14 (0.28%) SAP HR
16 13 (0.26%) SAP FI
16 13 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 70 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (0.95%) Force.com
3 46 (0.91%) SaaS
4 35 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.39%) GitHub
6 14 (0.28%) Office 365
7 11 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.20%) PaaS
9 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 6 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.099%) Heroku
12 5 (0.099%) IaaS
13 4 (0.079%) Joyent
14 3 (0.059%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.039%) Route 53
15 2 (0.039%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.020%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.020%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 446 (8.81%) HTTP
2 232 (4.58%) Internet
3 111 (2.19%) TCP/IP
4 97 (1.92%) LDAP
5 87 (1.72%) SSL
6 81 (1.60%) FTP
7 78 (1.54%) DNS
8 75 (1.48%) Firewall
9 55 (1.09%) HTTPS
10 44 (0.87%) Intranet
11 39 (0.77%) VPN
12 26 (0.51%) SAN
12 26 (0.51%) SSH
13 21 (0.41%) Extranet
14 20 (0.39%) SNMP
15 18 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
16 17 (0.34%) X.500
17 14 (0.28%) DHCP
18 13 (0.26%) VoIP
19 12 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1068 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 454 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 440 (8.69%) MySQL
4 345 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 294 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 218 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 200 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 179 (3.53%) NoSQL
9 177 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 175 (3.46%) RDBMS
11 138 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
12 132 (2.61%) MongoDB
13 117 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
14 114 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
15 86 (1.70%) DB2
16 84 (1.66%) Big Data
17 76 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
18 74 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
19 54 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 54 (1.07%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 583 (11.51%) Subversion
2 426 (8.41%) Git (software)
3 381 (7.52%) Visual Studio
4 363 (7.17%) Maven
5 308 (6.08%) JUnit
6 262 (5.17%) JIRA
7 247 (4.88%) Selenium
8 233 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 226 (4.46%) Eclipse
10 218 (4.30%) Ant
11 200 (3.95%) Jenkins
12 174 (3.44%) Cucumber
13 112 (2.21%) Hudson
14 93 (1.84%) Mockito
15 80 (1.58%) WebDriver
16 79 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
17 74 (1.46%) SoapUI
18 73 (1.44%) NUnit
19 72 (1.42%) Xcode
20 62 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 796 (15.72%) Finance
2 358 (7.07%) Banking
3 163 (3.22%) Investment Banking
4 154 (3.04%) Retail
5 143 (2.82%) Publishing
6 128 (2.53%) Front Office
7 123 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 119 (2.35%) Marketing
9 78 (1.54%) Games
10 75 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 60 (1.18%) Back Office
12 56 (1.11%) Advertising
13 55 (1.09%) Legal
14 35 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 27 (0.53%) Electronics
16 23 (0.45%) Automotive
17 17 (0.34%) Law
18 15 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.30%) German Language
19 14 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3301 (65.17%) Developer
2 770 (15.20%) Java Developer
3 473 (9.34%) Analyst
4 359 (7.09%) .NET Developer
5 306 (6.04%) Senior Developer
6 303 (5.98%) Architect
7 252 (4.98%) Web Developer
8 209 (4.13%) Consultant
9 202 (3.99%) C# Developer
10 141 (2.78%) Test Analyst
11 140 (2.76%) Front-End Developer
12 134 (2.65%) C# .NET Developer
13 133 (2.63%) Business Analyst
14 129 (2.55%) PHP Developer
15 125 (2.47%) Software Engineer
16 123 (2.43%) Lead Developer
17 121 (2.39%) SharePoint Developer
18 111 (2.19%) iOS Developer
19 105 (2.07%) Tester
20 95 (1.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1920 (37.91%) HTML
2 1557 (30.74%) Web Services
3 1364 (26.93%) CSS
4 1348 (26.61%) .NET
5 1037 (20.47%) JSON
6 952 (18.80%) XSLT
7 823 (16.25%) SOAP
8 785 (15.50%) Spring
9 771 (15.22%) jQuery
10 728 (14.37%) ASP.NET
11 682 (13.46%) REST
12 554 (10.94%) J2EE
13 539 (10.64%) Ajax
14 508 (10.03%) HTML5
15 421 (8.31%) WCF
16 413 (8.15%) XSD
17 407 (8.04%) Hibernate
18 377 (7.44%) RESTful
19 331 (6.54%) JSP
20 297 (5.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 353 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 225 (4.44%) Open Source
3 188 (3.71%) User Experience
4 168 (3.32%) Mobile App
5 160 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 141 (2.78%) Derivative
7 120 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
8 112 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 90 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 79 (1.56%) Data Integration
11 77 (1.52%) Management Information System
12 76 (1.50%) iPad
13 71 (1.40%) Social Media
14 67 (1.32%) N-Tier
15 55 (1.09%) iPhone
16 49 (0.97%) W3C
17 44 (0.87%) Replication
18 38 (0.75%) Client/Server
19 34 (0.67%) Visualisation
20 31 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 735 (14.51%) Linux
2 646 (12.75%) UNIX
3 634 (12.52%) Windows
4 186 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 184 (3.63%) Android
6 81 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 68 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 60 (1.18%) Solaris
9 51 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 22 (0.43%) CentOS
12 21 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (0.39%) SUSE
13 20 (0.39%) HPUX
13 20 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.34%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.30%) AIX
16 11 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1686 (33.29%) Agile Software Development
2 845 (16.68%) TDD
3 723 (14.27%) Scrum
4 722 (14.25%) MVC
5 660 (13.03%) OO
6 587 (11.59%) SOA
7 498 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
8 368 (7.27%) BDD
9 367 (7.25%) E-Commerce
10 363 (7.17%) Unit Testing
11 309 (6.10%) UML
12 303 (5.98%) Web Development
13 275 (5.43%) Software Engineering
14 272 (5.37%) Workflow
15 252 (4.98%) Migration
16 242 (4.78%) Data Modelling
17 240 (4.74%) CRM
18 220 (4.34%) Content Management
19 215 (4.24%) ETL
19 215 (4.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1988 (39.25%) SQL
2 1985 (39.19%) Java
3 1709 (33.74%) JavaScript
4 1204 (23.77%) C#
5 389 (7.68%) PL/SQL
6 367 (7.25%) PHP
7 273 (5.39%) C++
8 262 (5.17%) Python
9 256 (5.05%) T-SQL
10 221 (4.36%) Shell Script
11 216 (4.26%) Perl
12 181 (3.57%) Ruby
13 180 (3.55%) VB.NET
14 159 (3.14%) XPath
15 130 (2.57%) PowerShell
16 123 (2.43%) Objective-C
17 111 (2.19%) VB
18 109 (2.15%) C
19 103 (2.03%) XQuery
20 97 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 331 (6.54%) Degree
2 322 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 220 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 87 (1.72%) ISEB
5 83 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 38 (0.75%) MCITP
8 37 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 35 (0.69%) Sun Certification
10 26 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (0.36%) MCSA
12 14 (0.28%) MCTS
12 14 (0.28%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
14 12 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (0.22%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.18%) MCP
17 7 (0.14%) MCSD
18 6 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (6.18%) QA
2 36 (0.71%) SLA
3 27 (0.53%) HL7
3 27 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.32%) EMIR
6 13 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.20%) CDISC
7 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.079%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.059%) RosettaNet
10 3 (0.059%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.059%) WAI
10 3 (0.059%) COBIT
10 3 (0.059%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.039%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.039%) WCAG
12 1 (0.020%) Basel II
System Software
1 70 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (0.24%) KVM
5 11 (0.22%) Docker
5 11 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (0.18%) NFS
6 9 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.14%) NDS
7 7 (0.14%) Shibboleth
8 5 (0.099%) UAG
8 5 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.099%) HDFS
8 5 (0.099%) SRDF
9 3 (0.059%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.039%) vCloud
10 2 (0.039%) RACF
10 2 (0.039%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 65 (1.28%) Puppet
3 39 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (0.32%) SCOM
6 13 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (0.18%) Vagrant
7 9 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
7 9 (0.18%) SCCM
7 9 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 9 (0.18%) MIIS
7 9 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (0.16%) Ansible
9 6 (0.12%) WMI
10 4 (0.079%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.079%) Control-M
10 4 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.079%) CA SiteMinder
11 3 (0.059%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1125 (22.21%) Oracle
2 648 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 268 (5.29%) IBM
4 236 (4.66%) JBoss
5 130 (2.57%) SAP
6 126 (2.49%) Google
7 122 (2.41%) Adobe
8 112 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
9 103 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 89 (1.76%) HP
11 78 (1.54%) Sybase
12 76 (1.50%) Twitter
13 69 (1.36%) Sitecore
14 57 (1.13%) Informatica
15 56 (1.11%) Facebook
16 55 (1.09%) ATG
17 51 (1.01%) Perforce
18 48 (0.95%) Business Objects
19 46 (0.91%) Endeca
20 44 (0.87%) TIBCO
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