The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 23 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 137
Contract jobs citing XQuery 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - - 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +27.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.75

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 South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1025 1142 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.73% 38.17% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 718 789
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 80 74
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £36.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +7.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.90 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

XQuery
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XQuery in the South West