The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SAX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SAX 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.

Simple API for XML (SAX)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 631 637
Rank change year-on-year +42 +6  
Contract jobs citing SAX 13 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.022% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.087% 0.079% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Median daily rate £288 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £325 -
% change year-on-year -11.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAX is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15019 15261 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.08% 28.36% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 10752 10284
Median daily rate £427 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 178 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £16.60 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

SAX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SAX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for SAX in the UK

SAX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SAX in the UK

SAX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SAX in the UK

SAX
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAX within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England +35 13 £288 -28.12% 1
London +3 6 - -
Luton - 4 £288 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £288 -
East of England - 4 £288 -
North West - 3 £353 - 1
Manchester - 3 £353 - 1
City of London -2 1 - -

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

1 21 (100.00%) XML
1 21 (100.00%) DOM
2 17 (80.95%) Apache
3 15 (71.43%) CSS
3 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (71.43%) HTML
4 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (61.90%) TDD
5 13 (61.90%) Ajax
5 13 (61.90%) Java
5 13 (61.90%) XML Schema
6 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
7 11 (52.38%) REST
7 11 (52.38%) HTTP
8 10 (47.62%) Python
8 10 (47.62%) HTML5
9 9 (42.86%) Web Development
10 8 (38.10%) Animation
10 8 (38.10%) JSON
10 8 (38.10%) Dojo
10 8 (38.10%) jQuery
10 8 (38.10%) Subversion
10 8 (38.10%) OOP
10 8 (38.10%) XSLT
10 8 (38.10%) J2EE
10 8 (38.10%) JSP
10 8 (38.10%) CSS3
10 8 (38.10%) Progressive Enhancement
10 8 (38.10%) Sass
10 8 (38.10%) LESS

SAX
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (80.95%) Apache
2 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
1 5 (23.81%) NoSQL
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) CouchDB
3 3 (14.29%) Neo4j
3 3 (14.29%) Riak
4 2 (9.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (38.10%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.52%) JUnit
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (28.57%) IT Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) IT Security Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Security Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) UI Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (9.52%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) HTML Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.76%) JSP Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) DOM
1 21 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (71.43%) CSS
2 15 (71.43%) HTML
3 13 (61.90%) Ajax
3 13 (61.90%) XML Schema
4 11 (52.38%) REST
5 10 (47.62%) HTML5
6 8 (38.10%) CSS3
6 8 (38.10%) Dojo
6 8 (38.10%) J2EE
6 8 (38.10%) jQuery
6 8 (38.10%) JSON
6 8 (38.10%) JSP
6 8 (38.10%) LESS
6 8 (38.10%) Sass
6 8 (38.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (38.10%) XSLT
7 6 (28.57%) XSD
8 5 (23.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Animation
2 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) TDD
3 9 (42.86%) Web Development
4 8 (38.10%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 8 (38.10%) OOP
4 8 (38.10%) Progressive Enhancement
4 8 (38.10%) Prototyping
5 6 (28.57%) Front End Development
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) SIEM
5 6 (28.57%) Use Case
5 6 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (23.81%) Information Security
6 5 (23.81%) Pair Programming
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) Refactoring
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 13 (61.90%) Java
3 10 (47.62%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 6 (28.57%) Perl
4 6 (28.57%) PHP
4 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) C
6 4 (19.05%) Groovy
6 4 (19.05%) Ruby
6 4 (19.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft