The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Cheltenham 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 15 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 8 6 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.90% 8.33% 12.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.77% 26.09% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Average daily rate £275 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
26 23 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 22.41% 31.94% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 49
Average daily rate £300 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -63.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
Gloucestershire

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 12 (85.71%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) IIS
6 5 (35.71%) C
7 4 (28.57%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) ITSM
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle
8 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 3 (21.43%) C++
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) VBScript
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP
8 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) XSLT
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) UNIX
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) LDAP
8 3 (21.43%) HTTP
8 3 (21.43%) VPN
8 3 (21.43%) SSL
8 3 (21.43%) Change Management
8 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
8 3 (21.43%) Incident Management

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (35.71%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
2 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) SOAP
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) XSLT
4 3 (21.43%) Ajax
5 2 (14.29%) COM
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (7.14%) JDBC
6 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CMDB
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows NT
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Management
1 4 (28.57%) ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Workflow
2 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Web Development
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Release Management
2 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (7.14%) MVVM
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) C
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) VBScript
5 2 (14.29%) VB
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) XQuery
6 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
4 2 (14.29%) PTC
4 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (14.29%) MKS
5 1 (7.14%) Serena