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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 10 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 45 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.55% 11.90% 8.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 45.92% 49.18% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 12
Average daily rate
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£388 £299 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.70% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £388 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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
98 61 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 29.52% 24.21% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 40 43
Average daily rate £450 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 (46.59%) Web Services
2 38 (43.18%) HTML
3 34 (38.64%) Java
4 30 (34.09%) SQL
4 30 (34.09%) SQL Server
4 30 (34.09%) SOAP
5 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
6 27 (30.68%) CSS
7 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (21.59%) J2EE
8 19 (21.59%) UML
9 18 (20.45%) C#
9 18 (20.45%) JSON
9 18 (20.45%) HTML5
10 17 (19.32%) jQuery
10 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (19.32%) .NET
10 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
11 16 (18.18%) Hibernate
11 16 (18.18%) Oracle
11 16 (18.18%) XSLT
11 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (18.18%) REST
12 15 (17.05%) WCF
13 14 (15.91%) Spring
13 14 (15.91%) Ajax
13 14 (15.91%) CSS3
13 14 (15.91%) Web Design
14 13 (14.77%) Relational Database
14 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2005

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.36%) Apache
3 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.41%) FileNet
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
4 3 (3.41%) JBoss
4 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.41%) Confluence
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.14%) Zope
6 1 (1.14%) Mule
6 1 (1.14%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) Intranet
2 7 (7.95%) HTTP
3 6 (6.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) VPN
4 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (14.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (14.77%) Relational Database
5 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (10.23%) MongoDB
7 8 (9.09%) DB2
8 7 (7.95%) RDBMS
8 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (5.68%) MySQL
10 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
11 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.14%) Jackrabbit
12 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (9.09%) Subversion
3 7 (7.95%) JUnit
3 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.82%) Maven
5 5 (5.68%) JIRA
5 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.68%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.41%) Hudson
6 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.41%) Selenium
6 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.27%) DbUnit
7 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.14%) Ant
8 1 (1.14%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (1.14%) JMeter
8 1 (1.14%) Xcode
General
1 4 (4.55%) Back Office
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (62.50%) Developer
2 23 (26.14%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.64%) Architect
4 11 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 10 (11.36%) SQL Developer
5 10 (11.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.82%) PHP Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Web Project Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Web Manager
9 4 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Designer
10 3 (3.41%) Systems Developer
11 2 (2.27%) Intranet Project Manager
11 2 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (46.59%) Web Services
2 38 (43.18%) HTML
3 30 (34.09%) SOAP
4 27 (30.68%) CSS
5 19 (21.59%) J2EE
6 18 (20.45%) JSON
6 18 (20.45%) HTML5
7 17 (19.32%) jQuery
7 17 (19.32%) .NET
8 16 (18.18%) XSLT
8 16 (18.18%) Hibernate
8 16 (18.18%) REST
9 15 (17.05%) WCF
10 14 (15.91%) CSS3
10 14 (15.91%) Spring
10 14 (15.91%) Ajax
11 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
12 5 (5.68%) XHTML
12 5 (5.68%) XML Schema
12 5 (5.68%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) NHS
2 10 (11.36%) Replication
2 10 (11.36%) Open Source
3 7 (7.95%) User Experience
4 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Windows
1 2 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Android
2 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.59%) UML
3 14 (15.91%) Web Design
4 12 (13.64%) TDD
4 12 (13.64%) MVC
4 12 (13.64%) Scrum
5 7 (7.95%) Migration
5 7 (7.95%) SOA
5 7 (7.95%) OO
5 7 (7.95%) Information Security
6 6 (6.82%) Content Management
6 6 (6.82%) RAD
6 6 (6.82%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (5.68%) User Stories
7 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.68%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.68%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.55%) OOP
8 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) Java
2 30 (34.09%) SQL
3 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 18 (20.45%) C#
5 12 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 8 (9.09%) PHP
7 7 (7.95%) Scala
8 3 (3.41%) XPath
9 2 (2.27%) C++
10 1 (1.14%) Perl
10 1 (1.14%) Python
10 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) Groovy
10 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) ISEB
4 2 (2.27%) CBAP
4 2 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.18%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) Alterian
4 3 (3.41%) IBM
4 3 (3.41%) HP
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) ILOG
5 2 (2.27%) Progress
5 2 (2.27%) Casewise
5 2 (2.27%) Twitter
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe
6 1 (1.14%) Zend
6 1 (1.14%) Splunk
6 1 (1.14%) Sybase
6 1 (1.14%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.14%) Kofax