The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 38 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing XML 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.71% 1.08% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.15% 4.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
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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 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +41.81%
XML
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
107 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.29% 27.08% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 26 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
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 Bedfordshire

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 8 £400 - 1
Luton -19 2 £350 - 2
Dunstable - - - - 1
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 20 (58.82%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) C#
4 14 (41.18%) Java
5 12 (35.29%) XSLT
5 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 11 (32.35%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (32.35%) UML
6 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
6 11 (32.35%) IBM
6 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (29.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
7 10 (29.41%) HTML
8 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
8 9 (26.47%) Oracle
8 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
9 8 (23.53%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
10 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.59%) Web Services
10 7 (20.59%) Logistics
10 7 (20.59%) WCF
11 6 (17.65%) Project Planning
11 6 (17.65%) Degree
12 5 (14.71%) Middleware
12 5 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
12 5 (14.71%) Process Management

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 11 (32.35%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
3 8 (23.53%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 3 (8.82%) MQSeries
5 2 (5.88%) Moodle
5 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) Apache
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.94%) Drupal
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.76%) Subversion
4 3 (8.82%) JUnit
4 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.94%) NUnit
6 1 (2.94%) MSTest
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Interactive Media
2 1 (2.94%) German Language
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Senior Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (8.82%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Middleware Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Interactive Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) XSLT
3 10 (29.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (29.41%) HTML
4 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
5 7 (20.59%) Web Services
5 7 (20.59%) WCF
6 5 (14.71%) Middleware
6 5 (14.71%) jQuery
7 4 (11.76%) Silverlight
7 4 (11.76%) WSDL
7 4 (11.76%) J2EE
8 3 (8.82%) EJB
8 3 (8.82%) CSS
8 3 (8.82%) JSP
8 3 (8.82%) Servlets
8 3 (8.82%) Struts
8 3 (8.82%) XSD
8 3 (8.82%) Spring
8 3 (8.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Animation
3 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) UNIX
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) CentOS
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) UML
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (20.59%) Logistics
4 6 (17.65%) Project Planning
5 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
5 5 (14.71%) Process Management
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) Workflow
6 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.76%) B2C
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
8 2 (5.88%) Data Mapping
8 2 (5.88%) Data Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) MVC
8 2 (5.88%) TDD
8 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) CRM
8 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) C#
3 14 (41.18%) Java
4 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) C
6 3 (8.82%) PHP
6 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.88%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.88%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.94%) VB
8 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) IBM
3 9 (26.47%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) Sun
5 2 (5.88%) Cognos
5 2 (5.88%) Adobe
6 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.94%) Informatica
6 1 (2.94%) Rackspace