The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 10 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XML 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.11% - 3.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.00% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
XML
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
20 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 31.75% 47.69% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 5
Average daily rate £385 £244 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.94% -30.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £345 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Bedford region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Bedford region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) UML
2 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (58.33%) Logistics
4 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (41.67%) Middleware
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
6 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) Process Management
7 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (25.00%) Spring
7 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) J2EE
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) JUnit
7 3 (25.00%) C
7 3 (25.00%) UNIX
7 3 (25.00%) EJB

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 6 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (8.33%) Drupal
4 1 (8.33%) Moodle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
1 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Interactive Media
1 1 (8.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Interactive Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (8.33%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (41.67%) Middleware
3 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) EJB
3 3 (25.00%) JSP
3 3 (25.00%) Servlets
3 3 (25.00%) Struts
4 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
5 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (8.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) UML
2 7 (58.33%) Logistics
3 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Process Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Sun
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle