The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 27 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing XML 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.03% 7.27% 5.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.63% 36.36% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
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£338 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% -9.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.33% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.01 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.02%
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Gloucestershire

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 Cheltenham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
41 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.52% 20.00% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 13
Average daily rate £385 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £330 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £30.01 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) WCF
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) XSLT
4 5 (55.56%) DHTML
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 5 (55.56%) XSD
4 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
5 4 (44.44%) C++
5 4 (44.44%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) IIS
6 3 (33.33%) LINQ
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (22.22%) VB
7 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 1 (11.11%) CSS
8 1 (11.11%) JSP
8 1 (11.11%) SOAP
8 1 (11.11%) J2EE
8 1 (11.11%) Oracle
8 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) XSLT
3 5 (55.56%) DHTML
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) XSD
4 3 (33.33%) LINQ
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) JSP
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) J2EE
6 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 1 (11.11%) XSL
6 1 (11.11%) Spring
6 1 (11.11%) JSF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
1 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
1 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
1 1 (11.11%) System Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) C++
4 4 (44.44%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) VB
5 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft