The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 43 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.32% 4.36% 5.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.75% 22.22% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 11 8
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£300 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £325 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
XML
South Wales

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 Cardiff region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
103 54 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.11% 19.64% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 39 23
Average daily rate £348 £285 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.92% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £145.00 £18.99 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+663.76% +5.47%
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 Cardiff

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

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

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 41 (59.42%) Java
2 38 (55.07%) Web Services
3 30 (43.48%) HTML
4 28 (40.58%) J2EE
5 27 (39.13%) SQL
5 27 (39.13%) JavaScript
6 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (34.78%) Hibernate
8 23 (33.33%) Spring
9 21 (30.43%) UML
10 20 (28.99%) SOAP
11 17 (24.64%) Relational Database
12 15 (21.74%) XSLT
12 15 (21.74%) Oracle
13 14 (20.29%) CSS
14 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
14 13 (18.84%) REST
15 12 (17.39%) Maven
16 11 (15.94%) TDD
16 11 (15.94%) RAD
16 11 (15.94%) RDBMS
17 10 (14.49%) OO
17 10 (14.49%) Tomcat
17 10 (14.49%) .NET
17 10 (14.49%) Scrum
18 9 (13.04%) Open Source
18 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
18 9 (13.04%) JSON
19 8 (11.59%) WebSphere
19 8 (11.59%) Finance

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 10 (14.49%) Tomcat
2 8 (11.59%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.59%) Apache
3 6 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.80%) FileNet
5 3 (4.35%) Confluence
5 3 (4.35%) IIS
5 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.45%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) SMS
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
2 2 (2.90%) Intranet
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) Relational Database
2 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.94%) RDBMS
4 8 (11.59%) DB2
5 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.35%) MySQL
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Maven
2 7 (10.14%) JIRA
2 7 (10.14%) Selenium
3 6 (8.70%) Ant
3 6 (8.70%) Subversion
3 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.25%) Hudson
5 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.80%) JUnit
5 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.90%) JBehave
7 2 (2.90%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (2.90%) JMeter
7 2 (2.90%) Calabash
7 2 (2.90%) Apache Ivy
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (73.91%) Developer
2 33 (47.83%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Architect
4 10 (14.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Developer
6 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Designer
7 2 (2.90%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Automated Test Developer
8 1 (1.45%) Java Architect
8 1 (1.45%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Architect
8 1 (1.45%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (55.07%) Web Services
2 30 (43.48%) HTML
3 28 (40.58%) J2EE
4 24 (34.78%) Hibernate
5 23 (33.33%) Spring
6 20 (28.99%) SOAP
7 15 (21.74%) XSLT
8 14 (20.29%) CSS
9 13 (18.84%) REST
10 10 (14.49%) .NET
11 9 (13.04%) JSON
12 6 (8.70%) jQuery
12 6 (8.70%) XML Schema
12 6 (8.70%) HTML5
13 5 (7.25%) J2SE
13 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
13 5 (7.25%) JSF
13 5 (7.25%) Ajax
14 4 (5.80%) RESTful
14 4 (5.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Open Source
2 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) AS400
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) UML
3 11 (15.94%) RAD
3 11 (15.94%) TDD
4 10 (14.49%) OO
4 10 (14.49%) Scrum
5 6 (8.70%) BDD
6 5 (7.25%) MVC
6 5 (7.25%) Web Design
6 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.80%) OOD
7 4 (5.80%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Release Management
8 3 (4.35%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) Java
2 27 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 27 (39.13%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) XPath
4 4 (5.80%) PHP
5 2 (2.90%) Scala
5 2 (2.90%) Groovy
5 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.90%) XQuery
5 2 (2.90%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) IBM
4 4 (5.80%) Thunderhead
5 2 (2.90%) Twitter
5 2 (2.90%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) ILOG
6 1 (1.45%) Kofax
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.45%) JBoss
6 1 (1.45%) Splunk
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