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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 28 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.85% 2.75% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.37% 13.86% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
54 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.99% 19.84% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 67 26
Average daily rate £369 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
Luton +16 4 £375 -11.76%
Bedford 0 1 £375 -6.25%
Dunstable -4 1 £350 +42.85%
Shefford - 1 - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (28.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (28.00%) SOAP
5 6 (24.00%) .NET
5 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) TIBCO
6 5 (20.00%) C#
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) SAP
7 4 (16.00%) JSP
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (16.00%) CRM
7 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.00%) Document Management
8 3 (12.00%) SSH
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (12.00%) WCF
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) UNIX
8 3 (12.00%) CSS
8 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
8 3 (12.00%) C++
8 3 (12.00%) Middleware
8 3 (12.00%) Informatica

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Telnet
1 3 (12.00%) SSH
2 2 (8.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.00%) Intranet
3 1 (4.00%) Extranet
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (4.00%) MS Access
5 1 (4.00%) EDRMS
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (8.00%) ProC
3 1 (4.00%) Lombardi
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Designer
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.00%) ABAP Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Web Services
2 7 (28.00%) SOAP
3 6 (24.00%) .NET
4 4 (16.00%) HTML
4 4 (16.00%) JSP
5 3 (12.00%) CSS
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.00%) WSDL
5 3 (12.00%) Middleware
5 3 (12.00%) WCF
6 2 (8.00%) REST
6 2 (8.00%) EDI
6 2 (8.00%) EJB
6 2 (8.00%) J2EE
6 2 (8.00%) Servlets
7 1 (4.00%) XSD
7 1 (4.00%) XSLT
7 1 (4.00%) cXML
7 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) SOA
3 3 (12.00%) Document Management
3 3 (12.00%) Web Development
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) B2B
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (12.00%) C++
7 2 (8.00%) C
7 2 (8.00%) sed
7 2 (8.00%) AWK
7 2 (8.00%) Korn
8 1 (4.00%) XPath
8 1 (4.00%) PHP
8 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (4.00%) ABAP
8 1 (4.00%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 4 (16.00%) SAP
4 3 (12.00%) OpenText
4 3 (12.00%) Informatica
5 2 (8.00%) Pega
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Ariba
6 1 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (4.00%) Lagan