The table below looks at the statistics for XQuery skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XQuery over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XQuery
Rank 547 489 550
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +61
Contract jobs citing XQuery 67 89 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.091%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.43% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 64 27
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £338 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £521 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.50

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21221 20494 21640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.72% 38.88% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 13017 12799
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 548 770
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £17.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

XQuery
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XQuery within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XQuery Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XQuery
Daily Rate Trend

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

XQuery Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XQuery
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XQuery within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

XQuery Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XQuery
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XQuery within the UK.

XQuery Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XQuery
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XQuery within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -41 66 £375 -6.25% 11
South East +15 34 £275 -35.29% 6
London -21 27 £400 +6.66% 4
Surrey +16 20 £200 -63.63% 2
Woking - 8 £200 - 2
City of London +9 5 £325 -13.33%
North West - 4 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Scotland - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 4
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - - 4
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Linlithgow - - - -

XQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XQuery 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 XQuery.

1 103 (90.35%) XML
2 68 (59.65%) XSLT
3 59 (51.75%) Java
4 44 (38.60%) Oracle
5 42 (36.84%) Spring
6 41 (35.96%) Web Services
6 41 (35.96%) Internet
6 41 (35.96%) Publishing
7 39 (34.21%) Python
8 34 (29.82%) XPath
9 32 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (25.44%) SOA
10 29 (25.44%) SQL
10 29 (25.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (24.56%) JMS
12 27 (23.68%) Middleware
12 27 (23.68%) REST
12 27 (23.68%) Oracle Fusion
13 26 (22.81%) Maven
14 24 (21.05%) Linux
14 24 (21.05%) J2EE
15 23 (20.18%) Ant
16 22 (19.30%) WebLogic
17 21 (18.42%) Scrum
17 21 (18.42%) Oracle Database
18 18 (15.79%) TDD
19 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
19 17 (14.91%) Ajax
19 17 (14.91%) RESTful
20 16 (14.04%) Oracle Database 11g

XQuery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XQuery 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 XQuery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (25.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (19.30%) WebLogic
3 13 (11.40%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (6.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.39%) AquaLogic
5 5 (4.39%) Confluence
6 4 (3.51%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (2.63%) Jetty
7 3 (2.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.88%) CMS
8 1 (0.88%) Node.js
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.51%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (35.96%) Internet
2 16 (14.04%) HTTP
3 8 (7.02%) FTP
4 2 (1.75%) LDAP
4 2 (1.75%) SSL
5 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.42%) Oracle Database
2 16 (14.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (8.77%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.77%) MarkLogic
4 8 (7.02%) MySQL
5 7 (6.14%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.88%) OLAP
9 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.88%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 26 (22.81%) Maven
2 23 (20.18%) Ant
3 13 (11.40%) JUnit
4 12 (10.53%) JIRA
5 11 (9.65%) Subversion
6 10 (8.77%) Git (software)
7 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
8 6 (5.26%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.39%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.63%) Selenium
10 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.63%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.75%) Hudson
11 2 (1.75%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.75%) Trac
11 2 (1.75%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (1.75%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.75%) JBehave
11 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (35.96%) Publishing
2 10 (8.77%) Legal
3 4 (3.51%) Finance
3 4 (3.51%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (31.58%) Developer
2 20 (17.54%) Architect
3 12 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 12 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Content Editor
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (4.39%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Consultant
7 4 (3.51%) DBA
7 4 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Technical Leader
8 3 (2.63%) Lead Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Administrator
8 3 (2.63%) Middleware Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 3 (2.63%) SOA Developer
9 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Architect
9 2 (1.75%) Automated Test Developer
9 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (90.35%) XML
2 68 (59.65%) XSLT
3 42 (36.84%) Spring
4 41 (35.96%) Web Services
5 28 (24.56%) JMS
6 27 (23.68%) Middleware
6 27 (23.68%) Oracle Fusion
6 27 (23.68%) REST
7 24 (21.05%) J2EE
8 17 (14.91%) Ajax
8 17 (14.91%) RESTful
9 16 (14.04%) XSD
10 14 (12.28%) SOAP
11 13 (11.40%) HTML
11 13 (11.40%) JSF
11 13 (11.40%) Oracle ADF
12 12 (10.53%) CSS
13 11 (9.65%) jQuery
14 9 (7.89%) Hibernate
14 9 (7.89%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.14%) W3C
3 6 (5.26%) Semantic Web
4 5 (4.39%) Data Conversion
5 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.88%) Open Source
8 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.05%) Linux
2 13 (11.40%) UNIX
3 4 (3.51%) CentOS
4 3 (2.63%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.44%) SOA
3 21 (18.42%) Scrum
4 18 (15.79%) TDD
5 17 (14.91%) Software Engineering
6 10 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (8.77%) BPEL
7 9 (7.89%) BPMN
7 9 (7.89%) BDD
8 8 (7.02%) Unit Testing
8 8 (7.02%) ERP
8 8 (7.02%) EAI
8 8 (7.02%) B2B
9 7 (6.14%) RDF
9 7 (6.14%) MVC
10 6 (5.26%) Validation
10 6 (5.26%) Content Management
11 5 (4.39%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (2.63%) Business Analysis
12 3 (2.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 59 (51.75%) Java
2 39 (34.21%) Python
3 34 (29.82%) XPath
4 29 (25.44%) SQL
5 15 (13.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 10 (8.77%) Groovy
7 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.14%) SPARQL
8 7 (6.14%) Scala
9 6 (5.26%) Perl
9 6 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.63%) C#
10 3 (2.63%) Ruby
11 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.88%) Jython
12 1 (0.88%) C
12 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (12.28%) Oracle Identity Management
2 13 (11.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (38.60%) Oracle
2 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.39%) BEA
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
6 1 (0.88%) Google
6 1 (0.88%) Akamai
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