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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XQuery
Rank 535 524 456
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -68
Contract jobs citing XQuery 64 46 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.089% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.24% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 60
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £152 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.40% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.87 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.60%

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
19937 19106 17035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12929 12211 10557
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 457 624
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.78 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +12 62 £400 +3.22% 14
London -6 22 £405 +4.51% 6
South East -13 21 £270 +68.75% 5
Surrey +11 10 £255 +59.37% 1
City of London +18 7 £400 -11.11% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £600 - 2
Oxford - 5 £600 - 2
Brighton - 4 £313 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £313 - 1
East of England - 4 £488 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £488 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £550 -
Essex - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

XQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (96.40%) XML
2 91 (81.98%) XSLT
3 71 (63.96%) Java
4 61 (54.95%) XPath
5 45 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (34.23%) Oracle
7 37 (33.33%) Publishing
8 32 (28.83%) SQL
8 32 (28.83%) SOA
9 29 (26.13%) HTML
10 28 (25.23%) JavaScript
11 25 (22.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (21.62%) MarkLogic
12 24 (21.62%) UNIX
12 24 (21.62%) TDD
13 23 (20.72%) Spring
13 23 (20.72%) Web Services
13 23 (20.72%) QA
14 22 (19.82%) SQL Server
15 21 (18.92%) Linux
15 21 (18.92%) Python
15 21 (18.92%) Oracle Fusion
15 21 (18.92%) Unit Testing
15 21 (18.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (18.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (18.02%) OOP
17 19 (17.12%) CSS
17 19 (17.12%) WebLogic
17 19 (17.12%) Maven
18 18 (16.22%) Oracle ADF

XQuery
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 21 (18.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (17.12%) WebLogic
3 13 (11.71%) IIS
4 12 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (9.91%) MQSeries
6 10 (9.01%) Tomcat
7 7 (6.31%) Apache
8 5 (4.50%) JBoss
9 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.70%) Jetty
9 3 (2.70%) Apache Solr
9 3 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.80%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.90%) CMS
11 1 (0.90%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.90%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (16.22%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.80%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) Internet
2 17 (15.32%) HTTP
3 2 (1.80%) FTP
3 2 (1.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.62%) MarkLogic
2 22 (19.82%) SQL Server
3 17 (15.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (9.91%) MySQL
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.70%) SQL Navigator
9 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.80%) Triplestore
9 2 (1.80%) BaseX
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 25 (22.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (17.12%) Maven
3 18 (16.22%) JUnit
4 16 (14.41%) Ant
5 12 (10.81%) Subversion
6 10 (9.01%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.60%) Hudson
8 4 (3.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (3.60%) NetBeans
9 3 (2.70%) ClearQuest
9 3 (2.70%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.70%) TortoiseSVN
9 3 (2.70%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.90%) Xcode
10 1 (0.90%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.90%) Gradle
10 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (33.33%) Publishing
2 12 (10.81%) Banking
3 11 (9.91%) Finance
4 7 (6.31%) Legal
5 4 (3.60%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.90%) French Language
Job Titles
1 75 (67.57%) Developer
2 22 (19.82%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.61%) Lead Developer
3 14 (12.61%) XML Developer
4 11 (9.91%) BizTalk Developer
4 11 (9.91%) Software Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Lead Software Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Consultant
7 6 (5.41%) Applications Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.60%) Oracle Consultant
10 3 (2.70%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.70%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.70%) CRM Architect
11 2 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Developer
11 2 (1.80%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (96.40%) XML
2 91 (81.98%) XSLT
3 29 (26.13%) HTML
4 23 (20.72%) Spring
4 23 (20.72%) Web Services
5 21 (18.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (17.12%) CSS
7 18 (16.22%) Oracle ADF
8 17 (15.32%) XML Schema
9 16 (14.41%) .NET
9 16 (14.41%) REST
10 15 (13.51%) WCF
11 14 (12.61%) XSD
11 14 (12.61%) ASP.NET
12 12 (10.81%) J2EE
12 12 (10.81%) JMS
12 12 (10.81%) Middleware
12 12 (10.81%) JSF
13 11 (9.91%) Saxon XSLT
13 11 (9.91%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Digital Media
2 12 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.50%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.50%) Semantic Web
4 5 (4.50%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Statistics
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.62%) UNIX
2 21 (18.92%) Linux
3 18 (16.22%) Windows
4 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.90%) Android
6 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.83%) SOA
3 24 (21.62%) TDD
4 21 (18.92%) Unit Testing
5 20 (18.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (18.02%) OOP
6 17 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (15.32%) Software Engineering
7 16 (14.41%) OO
8 12 (10.81%) Scrum
8 12 (10.81%) Web Application Development
9 11 (9.91%) Software Testing
9 11 (9.91%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.01%) Release Management
11 9 (8.11%) UML
12 6 (5.41%) Project Management
12 6 (5.41%) MVC
12 6 (5.41%) Risk Management
13 5 (4.50%) Web Development
14 3 (2.70%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 71 (63.96%) Java
2 61 (54.95%) XPath
3 32 (28.83%) SQL
4 28 (25.23%) JavaScript
5 21 (18.92%) Python
6 15 (13.51%) C#
7 12 (10.81%) Scala
8 8 (7.21%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.31%) PL/SQL
9 7 (6.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
11 5 (4.50%) Groovy
12 4 (3.60%) C++
13 3 (2.70%) SPARQL
14 2 (1.80%) PHP
15 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.90%) JPQL
15 1 (0.90%) HQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.60%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.90%) PhD
2 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.72%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (6.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (34.23%) Oracle
2 16 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
5 1 (0.90%) BEA
5 1 (0.90%) Sun
5 1 (0.90%) Remedy
5 1 (0.90%) Red Gate
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
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