The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 28 22 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing XML 22 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.44% 4.02% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.78% 15.52% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +9.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
101 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.40% 25.89% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 27 30
Average daily rate £300 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
XML
East of England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +1 8 £265 -35.75% 4
Dunstable - 5 £248 -
Luton - - - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (52.94%) .NET
2 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (47.06%) C#
3 16 (47.06%) XSLT
4 15 (44.12%) HTML
5 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
7 11 (32.35%) Web Services
7 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
7 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
7 11 (32.35%) WCF
8 10 (29.41%) Subversion
8 10 (29.41%) Oracle
9 9 (26.47%) SQL
9 9 (26.47%) B2C
10 8 (23.53%) WSDL
10 8 (23.53%) Java
11 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
11 7 (20.59%) Degree
12 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (14.71%) IBM
13 5 (14.71%) J2EE
13 5 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
13 5 (14.71%) jQuery
13 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (14.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) Moodle
4 2 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.94%) Drupal
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
1 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) 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 2005
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (29.41%) Subversion
3 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (11.76%) JUnit
4 4 (11.76%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Interactive Media
1 1 (2.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI Developer
6 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Interactive Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Report Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.88%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) XSLT
3 15 (44.12%) HTML
4 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 11 (32.35%) Web Services
5 11 (32.35%) WCF
6 8 (23.53%) WSDL
7 5 (14.71%) J2EE
7 5 (14.71%) jQuery
8 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (11.76%) Spring
8 4 (11.76%) Hibernate
8 4 (11.76%) EJB
8 4 (11.76%) JSP
8 4 (11.76%) Servlets
8 4 (11.76%) Struts
9 3 (8.82%) XSD
9 3 (8.82%) CSS
9 3 (8.82%) Flash
9 3 (8.82%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) AS400
2 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
2 1 (2.94%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) CentOS
2 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
3 9 (26.47%) B2C
4 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) UML
6 4 (11.76%) Workflow
7 3 (8.82%) Logistics
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Data Mapping
8 2 (5.88%) Data Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (5.88%) TDD
8 2 (5.88%) OOP
8 2 (5.88%) Process Management
8 2 (5.88%) MVC
8 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) PHP
6 3 (8.82%) C
6 3 (8.82%) ActionScript
7 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.94%) VB
8 1 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) IBM
4 4 (11.76%) Sun
5 2 (5.88%) Rackspace
5 2 (5.88%) Adobe
5 2 (5.88%) Cognos
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