Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 842 839
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -88
Contract jobs citing XQuery 39 57 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.054% 0.058%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.090% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 36
UK median daily rate £300 £406 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.15% -14.47% +26.67%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £254
90th Percentile £550 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £320 £475
% change year-on-year -9.38% -32.63% +53.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £56.50

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 43282 42516 43243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.32% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30242 29187 29245
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 887 1038
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.40 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 November 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 11 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 November 2017. 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 +4 38 £300 -26.15% 5
UK excluding London +30 28 £290 -9.38% 4
South East +17 16 £288 -10.16% 1
London -46 12 £550 +29.41% 1
South West +11 5 - -
Midlands +25 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
North of England +67 2 £525 +90.91% 3
East of England -15 2 - -
North East - 2 £525 - 2
Scotland -13 1 £400 -1.54%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 29 (74.36%) XML
2 25 (64.10%) XSLT
3 21 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (48.72%) Python
5 17 (43.59%) QA
5 17 (43.59%) MarkLogic
6 16 (41.03%) Content Analysis
6 16 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (41.03%) JUnit
6 16 (41.03%) Regression Testing
6 16 (41.03%) Publishing
7 15 (38.46%) Internet
8 14 (35.90%) XPath
9 13 (33.33%) SQL
10 11 (28.21%) Java
11 9 (23.08%) XSD
11 9 (23.08%) XSL
11 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (23.08%) REST
12 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) Oracle
12 8 (20.51%) Workflow
12 8 (20.51%) SOA
13 7 (17.95%) Legal
13 7 (17.95%) PL/SQL
13 7 (17.95%) JMS
13 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
13 7 (17.95%) Spring
14 6 (15.38%) Web Services
14 6 (15.38%) Tomcat

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 6 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.13%) Apache
4 2 (5.13%) JBoss
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.56%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.26%) Boomi
2 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
2 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) MarkLogic
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) JUnit
1 16 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Ant
4 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 16 (41.03%) Publishing
2 7 (17.95%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) QA Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) UAT Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Applications Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Java Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) XML Developer
5 3 (7.69%) XML XSLT Developer
6 2 (5.13%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SAP PI Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (74.36%) XML
2 25 (64.10%) XSLT
3 9 (23.08%) REST
3 9 (23.08%) XSD
3 9 (23.08%) XSL
4 7 (17.95%) JMS
4 7 (17.95%) Spring
5 6 (15.38%) Web Services
6 5 (12.82%) JSON
6 5 (12.82%) SOAP
6 5 (12.82%) XForms
7 3 (7.69%) Apache Camel
7 3 (7.69%) Grails
8 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.13%) SAP PI
9 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.56%) Ajax
9 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.56%) HTML5
9 1 (2.56%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Equities
2 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) CentOS
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (41.03%) Content Analysis
2 16 (41.03%) Regression Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) SOA
4 8 (20.51%) Workflow
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) Content Development
5 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Programme Management
5 5 (12.82%) Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
5 5 (12.82%) Validation
6 4 (10.26%) DevOps
6 4 (10.26%) EAI
6 4 (10.26%) Microservices
6 4 (10.26%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (10.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) Python
2 14 (35.90%) XPath
3 13 (33.33%) SQL
4 11 (28.21%) Java
5 7 (17.95%) PL/SQL
6 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.69%) Groovy
7 3 (7.69%) Scala
8 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) EMIR
2 1 (2.56%) MiFID
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (10.26%) Dell
3 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Calypso
5 1 (2.56%) MetaSolv
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Murex