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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XQuery
Rank 550 506 447
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -59
Contract jobs citing XQuery 45 76 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 71
Average daily rate
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£450 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £323 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+59.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.25%

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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -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 19 December 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 30 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 19 December 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 -59 43 £450 +16.88% 11
South East -7 21 £518 +84.82% 4
London -18 15 £450 +16.12% 6
Oxford - 13 £518 - 2
Oxfordshire - 13 £518 - 2
Surrey -5 7 £253 -9.82%
North West - 6 £375 -
Manchester - 6 £375 -
Woking +12 5 £255 -
City of London 0 4 £338 +3.84%
Glasgow -3 1 - -
Scotland -4 1 - -
South West -31 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Norwich - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Guildford - - - -

XQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 107 (92.24%) XML
2 93 (80.17%) XSLT
3 68 (58.62%) Java
4 48 (41.38%) Publishing
5 46 (39.66%) XPath
6 43 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (37.07%) Oracle
7 40 (34.48%) Python
8 34 (29.31%) Spring
9 33 (28.45%) Internet
10 32 (27.59%) SOA
10 32 (27.59%) SQL
11 31 (26.72%) Oracle Fusion
11 31 (26.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 30 (25.86%) WebLogic
13 29 (25.00%) Maven
14 27 (23.28%) Software Engineering
14 27 (23.28%) TDD
14 27 (23.28%) Oracle BPM
15 26 (22.41%) Oracle Identity Management
15 26 (22.41%) Oracle ADF
15 26 (22.41%) Linux
16 23 (19.83%) JMS
17 21 (18.10%) Web Services
18 20 (17.24%) J2EE
19 19 (16.38%) Scrum
20 18 (15.52%) Middleware
20 18 (15.52%) Ant
20 18 (15.52%) UNIX
20 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing

XQuery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (26.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 30 (25.86%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.03%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.17%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (4.31%) Confluence
5 5 (4.31%) Apache
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (2.59%) AquaLogic
8 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.86%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Office
1 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (23.28%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.86%) Cordys
2 1 (0.86%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.45%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) LDAP
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.93%) MarkLogic
2 11 (9.48%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.90%) MySQL
4 7 (6.03%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.72%) Big Data
6 2 (1.72%) Triplestore
7 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.86%) SSDT
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.86%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (25.00%) Maven
2 18 (15.52%) Ant
3 16 (13.79%) JUnit
4 9 (7.76%) Subversion
5 7 (6.03%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.31%) JIRA
7 5 (4.31%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.45%) Hudson
9 2 (1.72%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.86%) Capybara
10 1 (0.86%) Selenium
10 1 (0.86%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.86%) JMeter
General
1 48 (41.38%) Publishing
2 11 (9.48%) Legal
3 8 (6.90%) Banking
4 6 (5.17%) Finance
5 1 (0.86%) French Language
5 1 (0.86%) Local Government
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (42.24%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) Software Engineer
3 18 (15.52%) Java Developer
4 15 (12.93%) Lead Developer
5 14 (12.07%) Architect
5 14 (12.07%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) Lead Software Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Content Editor
8 7 (6.03%) XML Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Technical Leader
11 4 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 4 (3.45%) SOA Developer
12 3 (2.59%) Middleware Developer
12 3 (2.59%) Senior Oracle Developer
12 3 (2.59%) DBA
12 3 (2.59%) Administrator
13 2 (1.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (92.24%) XML
2 93 (80.17%) XSLT
3 34 (29.31%) Spring
4 31 (26.72%) Oracle Fusion
5 26 (22.41%) Oracle ADF
6 23 (19.83%) JMS
7 21 (18.10%) Web Services
8 20 (17.24%) J2EE
9 18 (15.52%) Middleware
10 16 (13.79%) Ajax
10 16 (13.79%) HTML
10 16 (13.79%) JSF
11 14 (12.07%) XSD
12 13 (11.21%) CSS
12 13 (11.21%) REST
13 10 (8.62%) XML Schema
14 9 (7.76%) RESTful
15 8 (6.90%) JSON
16 7 (6.03%) Apache Camel
16 7 (6.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (11.21%) Digital Media
3 6 (5.17%) Semantic Web
4 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.59%) Data Conversion
5 3 (2.59%) W3C
6 2 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.86%) Kindle
7 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.86%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.86%) PKI
7 1 (0.86%) Statistics
7 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Linux
2 18 (15.52%) UNIX
3 3 (2.59%) Windows
4 2 (1.72%) CentOS
5 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) Android
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) SOA
3 27 (23.28%) Software Engineering
3 27 (23.28%) TDD
4 19 (16.38%) Scrum
5 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
6 15 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.17%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.17%) MVC
8 6 (5.17%) OOP
9 5 (4.31%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.31%) RDF
10 4 (3.45%) Data Modelling
11 3 (2.59%) OO
12 2 (1.72%) Validation
12 2 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (1.72%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (1.72%) Business Analysis
12 2 (1.72%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 68 (58.62%) Java
2 46 (39.66%) XPath
3 40 (34.48%) Python
4 32 (27.59%) SQL
5 15 (12.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.90%) Scala
8 6 (5.17%) Perl
8 6 (5.17%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.31%) SPARQL
10 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.72%) PHP
10 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.72%) Ruby
11 1 (0.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (1.72%) Degree
1 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.21%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.86%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 26 (22.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 15 (12.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (37.07%) Oracle
2 3 (2.59%) BEA
2 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.72%) Sybase
4 1 (0.86%) Akamai
4 1 (0.86%) SAP
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.86%) Remedy
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