The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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.

XQuery
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 622 565
Rank change year-on-year +50 -57  
Contract jobs citing XQuery 11 18 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.034% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.059% 0.089% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 39
Median daily rate £375 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.29% +8.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £348 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £560
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18501 20249 20069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.19% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12729 13839 13005
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 413
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

XQuery
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XQuery over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XQuery within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +40 9 £400 -7.51% 4
London +33 5 £400 +3.22%
South East +14 3 £445 +11.25%
Surrey - 2 £265 -
Woking - 2 £265 -
Berkshire +29 1 £625 +56.25%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £625 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

XQuery
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 with a requirement for XQuery.

1 24 (70.59%) XML
2 20 (58.82%) XSLT
3 19 (55.88%) XPath
4 18 (52.94%) Java
5 14 (41.18%) SOA
6 13 (38.24%) Publishing
7 12 (35.29%) REST
7 12 (35.29%) MarkLogic
8 11 (32.35%) Linux
8 11 (32.35%) Python
9 10 (29.41%) JUnit
9 10 (29.41%) QA
10 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (26.47%) SQL
10 9 (26.47%) JMS
10 9 (26.47%) HTTP
10 9 (26.47%) Microservices
10 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (23.53%) Content Analysis
11 8 (23.53%) Internet
11 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
11 8 (23.53%) Tomcat
11 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (23.53%) Content Management
12 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
12 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (20.59%) Apache
12 7 (20.59%) MySQL
12 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
13 6 (17.65%) Workflow

XQuery
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 8 (23.53%) Tomcat
2 7 (20.59%) Apache
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.94%) CMS
6 1 (2.94%) Confluence
6 1 (2.94%) IIS
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) HTTP
2 8 (23.53%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Broadband
3 1 (2.94%) DVB
3 1 (2.94%) FTP
3 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) MarkLogic
2 7 (20.59%) MySQL
2 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.94%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) JUnit
2 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.76%) Maven
4 3 (8.82%) FitNesse
4 3 (8.82%) Robot Framework
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.94%) GoCD
6 1 (2.94%) Hudson
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.94%) Mockito
6 1 (2.94%) Wercker
General
1 13 (38.24%) Publishing
2 5 (14.71%) Legal
3 4 (11.76%) Finance
4 2 (5.88%) Automotive
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Billing
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) AWS Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Java Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) AWS Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Database Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (5.88%) SOA Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (70.59%) XML
2 20 (58.82%) XSLT
3 12 (35.29%) REST
4 9 (26.47%) JMS
5 5 (14.71%) .NET
5 5 (14.71%) CSS
5 5 (14.71%) HTML
5 5 (14.71%) Spring
6 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 4 (11.76%) Web Services
7 3 (8.82%) CSS3
7 3 (8.82%) HTML5
7 3 (8.82%) JSON
7 3 (8.82%) SOAP
7 3 (8.82%) XSL
8 2 (5.88%) RESTful
9 1 (2.94%) Ajax
9 1 (2.94%) Drools
9 1 (2.94%) JAX-WS
9 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.94%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) SOA
2 9 (26.47%) Microservices
3 8 (23.53%) Content Analysis
3 8 (23.53%) Content Management
3 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
5 6 (17.65%) Workflow
6 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) High Availability
8 3 (8.82%) Kanban
8 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
8 3 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (5.88%) SDLC
9 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) XPath
2 18 (52.94%) Java
3 11 (32.35%) Python
4 9 (26.47%) SQL
5 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.82%) C++
6 3 (8.82%) VBA
7 2 (5.88%) Groovy
7 2 (5.88%) SPARQL
8 1 (2.94%) C#
8 1 (2.94%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.94%) Ruby
8 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) Consul
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) Opsview
1 1 (2.94%) Packer
1 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Remedy
2 1 (2.94%) Siebel