Period
to 7 June 2020

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 7 June 2020 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
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 590 815 836
Rank change year-on-year +225 +21 -22
Contract jobs citing XQuery 24 17 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.019% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.044% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 32
Median daily rate £525 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +23.33% -7.41%
10th Percentile £499 £346 £236
90th Percentile £640 £638 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £625 £333
% change year-on-year -16.80% +87.97% -35.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 18,324 38,681 43,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.99% 42.69% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,307 26,785 30,079
Median daily rate £490 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +2.70% +6.94%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.86% +4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 696 773
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +4.94% -2.41%
10th Percentile £18.25 £18.00 £17.11
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +7.50% -2.44%

XQuery
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XQuery.

Daily rate trend for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XQuery over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XQuery.

Hourly rate trend for XQuery in the UK

XQuery
Top 6 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 7 June 2020. 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 +244 24 £525 +13.51% 3
UK excluding London +186 21 £520 -16.80% 3
East Midlands - 15 £510 -
Midlands - 15 £510 -
South East +128 6 £584 -6.60%
London +172 3 £675 +54.29%

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, 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 (100.00%) XML
2 23 (95.83%) XSD
2 23 (95.83%) Oracle
3 22 (91.67%) SOA
3 22 (91.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 22 (91.67%) Oracle Database
4 19 (79.17%) REST
4 19 (79.17%) Java
4 19 (79.17%) SQL
4 19 (79.17%) XPath
5 18 (75.00%) JSON
5 18 (75.00%) XSL
6 17 (70.83%) EAI
6 17 (70.83%) Unix
6 17 (70.83%) Dell
6 17 (70.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (70.83%) Shell Script
6 17 (70.83%) Boomi
7 16 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
7 16 (66.67%) Eclipse
7 16 (66.67%) Linux
7 16 (66.67%) UML
7 16 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (66.67%) PL/SQL
8 14 (58.33%) SOAP
8 14 (58.33%) Project Delivery
9 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (41.67%) QA

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 22 (91.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 17 (70.83%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (91.67%) Oracle Database
2 17 (70.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.17%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (8.33%) SOA Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) EAI Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) XML
2 23 (95.83%) XSD
3 19 (79.17%) REST
4 18 (75.00%) JSON
4 18 (75.00%) XSL
5 14 (58.33%) SOAP
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (25.00%) WSDL
6 6 (25.00%) XSLT
7 5 (20.83%) Middleware
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (8.33%) Spring
9 1 (4.17%) Ajax
9 1 (4.17%) Java EE
9 1 (4.17%) JAXB
9 1 (4.17%) JAX-WS
9 1 (4.17%) JDBC
9 1 (4.17%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Unix
2 16 (66.67%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) SOA
2 17 (70.83%) EAI
3 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
3 16 (66.67%) UML
4 14 (58.33%) Project Delivery
5 11 (45.83%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (37.50%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
7 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
7 5 (20.83%) CRM
7 5 (20.83%) Data Integration
7 5 (20.83%) EAM
7 5 (20.83%) ERP
7 5 (20.83%) Release Management
8 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
9 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.17%) ETL
9 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Java
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
1 19 (79.17%) XPath
2 17 (70.83%) Shell Script
3 16 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Groovy
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Oracle
2 17 (70.83%) Dell
3 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Informatica
4 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft