Period
to 22 August 2019

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 6 months to 22 August 2019 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 813 867 856
Rank change year-on-year +54 -11 +27
Contract jobs citing XQuery 27 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.033% 0.026%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.071% 0.075% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 14
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +35.71% -16.42%
10th Percentile £400 £381 £269
90th Percentile £638 £610 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £300
% change year-on-year +10.53% +58.33% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

XQuery is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 37,965 45,295 40,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 44.36% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,256 31,776 27,706
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 742 772
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.73 £15.81
90th Percentile £55.70 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%

XQuery
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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 +59 25 £450 -5.26% 9
UK excluding London +66 18 £525 +10.53% 7
South East +34 15 £550 +41.03% 2
London +52 9 £450 -14.29% 3
Scotland - 2 £500 - 1
East of England +24 1 £550 -
North of England - 1 £306 - 3
North East - 1 £306 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing XQuery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for XQuery.

1 24 (88.89%) XML
2 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 19 (70.37%) XPath
3 18 (66.67%) Java
3 18 (66.67%) Oracle
4 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (59.26%) Oracle Database
5 15 (55.56%) PL/SQL
5 15 (55.56%) SOA
6 14 (51.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (48.15%) XSD
7 13 (48.15%) JSON
8 12 (44.44%) XSL
8 12 (44.44%) IBM
9 11 (40.74%) UML
10 10 (37.04%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (37.04%) EAI
10 10 (37.04%) Eclipse
10 10 (37.04%) Unix
10 10 (37.04%) Windows
10 10 (37.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (37.04%) Shell Script
10 10 (37.04%) TIBCO
10 10 (37.04%) BusinessWorks
10 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
10 10 (37.04%) TIBCO EMS
10 10 (37.04%) IBM Blueworks
10 10 (37.04%) Swagger
11 9 (33.33%) XSLT
12 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2

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 14 (51.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.70%) Anypoint
5 1 (3.70%) CMS
5 1 (3.70%) Mule
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 10 (37.04%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) IBM Blueworks
2 8 (29.63%) Apigee
3 4 (14.81%) Power Platform
4 2 (7.41%) GitHub
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.70%) AWS
5 1 (3.70%) IaaS
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle CX
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) Oracle Database
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (14.81%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (14.81%) Power BI
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (7.41%) MarkLogic
5 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data
6 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Eclipse
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Architect
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Integration Architect
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Architect
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Domain Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Lead Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Integration Architect
6 3 (11.11%) SOA Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) TIBCO Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Data Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Data Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Junior Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) XML
2 13 (48.15%) JSON
2 13 (48.15%) XSD
3 12 (44.44%) XSL
4 10 (37.04%) Swagger
4 10 (37.04%) TIBCO EMS
5 9 (33.33%) XSLT
6 8 (29.63%) Middleware
7 7 (25.93%) Web Services
8 5 (18.52%) REST
8 5 (18.52%) SOAP
9 3 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (7.41%) .NET
10 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
10 2 (7.41%) J2EE
10 2 (7.41%) Java SE
10 2 (7.41%) JMS
10 2 (7.41%) Kafka
10 2 (7.41%) Spring
10 2 (7.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Unix
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) SOA
3 11 (40.74%) UML
4 10 (37.04%) EAI
4 10 (37.04%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
5 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (29.63%) Project Delivery
6 6 (22.22%) API Design
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Software Delivery
8 4 (14.81%) Architecture Roadmap
8 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.81%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (14.81%) SDLC
8 4 (14.81%) Service Design
8 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
1 19 (70.37%) XPath
2 18 (66.67%) Java
3 15 (55.56%) PL/SQL
4 10 (37.04%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) Java 8
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Oracle
2 12 (44.44%) IBM
3 10 (37.04%) TIBCO
4 4 (14.81%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (7.41%) Talend
6 1 (3.70%) Guidewire
6 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft