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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 9 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing XML 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 8.11% 3.70% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.33% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.02%
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
9 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.32% 20.37% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate £338 £350 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £420 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 23 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Middleware
2 5 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (33.33%) Logistics
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
5 1 (16.67%) Project Planning

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Logistics
2 2 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft