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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Simple API for XML (SAX)
UK
Rank 588 636 614
Rank change year-on-year +48 -22  
Contract jobs citing SAX 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.040% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Median daily rate £305 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 - -
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 14206 14834 13989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.99% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9854 10283 9074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SAX over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SAX in the UK

SAX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +36 8 £305 -39.00% 4
North West +32 4 £475 - 4
Bedfordshire - 4 £300 -
East of England - 4 £300 -
Lancashire - 3 £500 -
Luton - 3 £300 -
Manchester +9 1 £450 - 4
Blackpool - 1 £500 -

SAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 20 (100.00%) XML
2 16 (80.00%) HTML
3 15 (75.00%) Java
3 15 (75.00%) DOM
4 13 (65.00%) SQL
4 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
5 12 (60.00%) Relational Database
6 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (55.00%) CSS
6 11 (55.00%) XML Schema
7 10 (50.00%) TDD
7 10 (50.00%) Spring
7 10 (50.00%) Ajax
7 10 (50.00%) HTML5
8 9 (45.00%) JSON
8 9 (45.00%) Apache
8 9 (45.00%) Oracle
9 7 (35.00%) JUnit
9 7 (35.00%) JSP
9 7 (35.00%) XSLT
9 7 (35.00%) Linux
9 7 (35.00%) Web Development
9 7 (35.00%) Maven
9 7 (35.00%) HTTP
10 6 (30.00%) Pair Programming
10 6 (30.00%) Banking
10 6 (30.00%) JIRA
10 6 (30.00%) REST

SAX
Top Related 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 9 (45.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.00%) JCAPS
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (30.00%) MySQL
4 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (15.00%) CouchDB
5 3 (15.00%) Neo4j
5 3 (15.00%) Riak
6 2 (10.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.00%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (35.00%) JUnit
2 7 (35.00%) Maven
3 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (30.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 5 (25.00%) JBehave
4 5 (25.00%) Subversion
4 5 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.00%) Ant
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (30.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Java Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Web Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) XML
2 16 (80.00%) HTML
3 15 (75.00%) DOM
4 11 (55.00%) CSS
4 11 (55.00%) XML Schema
5 10 (50.00%) Ajax
5 10 (50.00%) HTML5
5 10 (50.00%) Spring
6 9 (45.00%) JSON
7 7 (35.00%) JSP
7 7 (35.00%) XSLT
8 6 (30.00%) JAXB
8 6 (30.00%) REST
8 6 (30.00%) Servlets
8 6 (30.00%) SOAP
8 6 (30.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) J2EE
10 4 (20.00%) CSS3
10 4 (20.00%) Dojo
10 4 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Animation
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Wiki
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Web Development
4 6 (30.00%) Pair Programming
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (20.00%) OOP
6 4 (20.00%) Progressive Enhancement
6 4 (20.00%) Prototyping
6 4 (20.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 2 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (10.00%) OO
8 2 (10.00%) SEO
9 1 (5.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) Groovy
5 4 (20.00%) Ruby
5 4 (20.00%) Scala
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) ECMAScript
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Perforce
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Pega
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