Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 871 880 881
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 -48
Contract jobs citing SAX 4 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.015% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.012% 0.050% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 5
UK median daily rate - £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +17.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SAX is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

SAX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 2 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 4 - -
London -32 4 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) DOM
2 3 (75.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) SDET
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation

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 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) DOM
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) SIEM
1 3 (75.00%) Use Case
1 3 (75.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDET
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) SQL