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 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 647 595
Rank change year-on-year +44 -52  
Contract jobs citing XQuery 7 7 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.013% 0.085%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.035% 0.033% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 25
Median daily rate £405 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +27.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £55.75
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
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 XQuery within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +21 6 £405 -10.00%
London +3 4 £400 -
City of London - 2 £410 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £575 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £575 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (66.67%) XML
2 10 (55.56%) XSLT
3 9 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) REST
5 6 (33.33%) SOA
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) XPath
6 5 (27.78%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (27.78%) MarkLogic
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (22.22%) Publishing
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) Python
8 3 (16.67%) VBA
8 3 (16.67%) C++
8 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (16.67%) MVC
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) JMS
8 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
8 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (16.67%) RESTful

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 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MarkLogic
2 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (22.22%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Excel Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) XML Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) XML
2 10 (55.56%) XSLT
3 7 (38.89%) REST
4 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) JMS
5 3 (16.67%) RESTful
6 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (11.11%) WCF
6 2 (11.11%) XForms
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.56%) CSS
7 1 (5.56%) J2EE
7 1 (5.56%) Middleware
7 1 (5.56%) Spring
7 1 (5.56%) WPF
7 1 (5.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) BPEL
4 2 (11.11%) Content Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.11%) Microservices
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Client Onboarding
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) XPath
3 3 (16.67%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) Python
3 3 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Nagios
1 1 (5.56%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) Siebel