The table below looks at the statistics for XMLUnit skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XMLUnit over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XMLUnit
Rank 591 595 560
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -35
Contract jobs citing XMLUnit 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.028% 0.058% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7264 6877 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.20% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4378 3472
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 122 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

XMLUnit
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XMLUnit within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

XMLUnit Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XMLUnit
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XMLUnit within the UK.

XMLUnit Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XMLUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XMLUnit 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 XMLUnit.

1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Shopify
3 3 (50.00%) Magento
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) DOM
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) HttpUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

XMLUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XMLUnit 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 XMLUnit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Magento
1 3 (50.00%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) HttpUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 3 (50.00%) PHP Magento Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Magento Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) DOM
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (16.67%) CSS3
5 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) B2C
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter