The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XMLUnit
Rank 584 533 578
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +45
Contract jobs citing XMLUnit 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.044% 0.093% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £220
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6782 5367 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4327 3422 3405
Average daily rate £375 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 201
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%

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 24 April 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) SOAP
2 10 (83.33%) XML
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) REST
5 7 (58.33%) C#
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (50.00%) WCF
6 6 (50.00%) LINQ
6 6 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 6 (50.00%) JIRA
6 6 (50.00%) UML
6 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (41.67%) Ant
7 5 (41.67%) JUnit
7 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (41.67%) Internet
7 5 (41.67%) Selenium
7 5 (41.67%) HttpUnit
7 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (41.67%) RESTful
8 4 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing

XMLUnit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) HttpUnit
3 5 (41.67%) Ant
3 5 (41.67%) JUnit
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (33.33%) NUnit
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (8.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Consultant
3 4 (33.33%) Test Consultant
3 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) SOAP
2 10 (83.33%) XML
3 8 (66.67%) REST
4 6 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (50.00%) WCF
4 6 (50.00%) LINQ
4 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 5 (41.67%) RESTful
6 4 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (33.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) Task Parallel Library
6 4 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (16.67%) Ajax
8 1 (8.33%) JSON
8 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
8 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (50.00%) UML
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft