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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 22 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.33% 3.54% 6.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.31% 17.39% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate
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£390 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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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
65 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 43.33% 20.35% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 14 15
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 29 May 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 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (41.67%) CSS
6 4 (33.33%) XSLT
6 4 (33.33%) VB
6 4 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) IIS
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) WCF
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
7 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (25.00%) Derivative
7 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (25.00%) XSD
7 3 (25.00%) XSL
7 3 (25.00%) Acrobat
7 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Mule
2 1 (8.33%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (25.00%) Acrobat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) MSTest
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Author
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Author
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) XSLT
5 4 (33.33%) WCF
6 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (25.00%) XSD
6 3 (25.00%) XSL
6 3 (25.00%) DHTML
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) COM+
7 2 (16.67%) WSDL
7 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
7 2 (16.67%) LINQ
8 1 (8.33%) jQuery
8 1 (8.33%) RESTful
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) MVVM
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) RUP
3 1 (8.33%) DSDM
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) VB6
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft