The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XQuery
England / North West
Rank - 154 141
Contract jobs citing XQuery 0 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.10% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.28% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £470 £375
% change year-on-year -41.48% +25.33%  
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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1034 1440 1135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.05% 37.52% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 910 713
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.30 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

XQuery
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XQuery in the North West

XQuery
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North West region with a requirement for XQuery.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) BPEL
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring

XQuery
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BPEL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy