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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 25 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.14% 6.31% 6.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.09% 24.14% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£366 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £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 £35.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.73% +2.28%
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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
66 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 45.52% 26.13% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 19
Average daily rate £413 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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 £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 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 (76.92%) C#
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) WCF
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) C++
4 6 (46.15%) XSLT
5 5 (38.46%) DHTML
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) IIS
5 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
5 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
6 4 (30.77%) LINQ
6 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) VB
7 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 2 (15.38%) SOAP
8 2 (15.38%) XSL
8 2 (15.38%) MVC
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (38.46%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Mule ESB
2 1 (7.69%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Acrobat
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (7.69%) MSTest
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
2 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Author
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Author
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) WCF
4 6 (46.15%) XSLT
5 5 (38.46%) DHTML
5 5 (38.46%) XSD
6 4 (30.77%) LINQ
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 2 (15.38%) SOAP
8 2 (15.38%) XSL
8 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (7.69%) COM+
9 1 (7.69%) XHTML
9 1 (7.69%) WSDL
9 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
9 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
9 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
9 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) RUP
3 1 (7.69%) DSDM
3 1 (7.69%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.69%) MVVM
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Use Case
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
4 6 (46.15%) C++
5 5 (38.46%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) VB
7 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft