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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 17 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing XML 8 5 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.90% 6.85% 12.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.63% 23.81% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate £275 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.40 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
27 21 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 23.28% 28.77% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 48
Average daily rate £300 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £708
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00
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 23 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 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) ITSM
6 3 (25.00%) Change Management
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (25.00%) Ajax
6 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (25.00%) Release Management
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) SSL
6 3 (25.00%) SOAP
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) XSLT
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP
6 3 (25.00%) IIS
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) C++

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
1 3 (25.00%) SSL
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Ajax
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) XSLT
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) JDBC
6 1 (8.33%) WPF
6 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Service Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITSM
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Release Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (8.33%) MVVM
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) XPath
5 1 (8.33%) XQuery
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) PTC
3 2 (16.67%) MKS
4 1 (8.33%) Serena