The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for XQuery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XQuery over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XQuery
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 619 571
Rank change year-on-year +40 -48  
Contract jobs citing XQuery 6 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.027% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.033% 0.071% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 28
Median daily rate £475 £413 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £338 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £433 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £413 £423
% change year-on-year -33.33% -2.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.75 -

XQuery is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17938 19795 19171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.29% 38.44% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12383 13766 12599
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 421 408
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.77% +5.55%  

XQuery
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing XQuery as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for XQuery in England

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XQuery in England

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XQuery in England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XQuery in England

XQuery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XQuery in England

XQuery
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XQuery within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +22 3 £445 +11.25% 1
London +28 2 £475 +22.58% 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
XQuery
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XQuery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for XQuery.

1 17 (80.95%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) XSLT
3 11 (52.38%) Python
4 10 (47.62%) QA
4 10 (47.62%) MarkLogic
5 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (42.86%) Publishing
5 9 (42.86%) JUnit
6 8 (38.10%) Internet
6 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
6 8 (38.10%) XPath
6 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (38.10%) Content Analysis
7 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) Java
9 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
9 5 (23.81%) Workflow
9 5 (23.81%) Legal
9 5 (23.81%) Content Management
10 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) SOA
10 4 (19.05%) REST
11 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
11 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Kanban
11 3 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
11 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 3 (14.29%) Windows

XQuery
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) MarkLogic
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JUnit
1 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
3 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Hudson
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (42.86%) Publishing
2 5 (23.81%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Developer
1 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Excel Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Data Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) XML Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Content Editor
3 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) SOA Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) XSLT
3 4 (19.05%) REST
4 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (9.52%) JMS
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) J2EE
6 1 (4.76%) JAX-WS
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
6 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Content Analysis
1 8 (38.10%) Regression Testing
1 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Content Management
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
2 5 (23.81%) Workflow
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) SOA
4 3 (14.29%) Kanban
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (9.52%) Microservices
5 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Client Onboarding
6 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) XPath
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) VBA
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.76%) Perl
7 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Siebel
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