The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 Croydon 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 22 - 7
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XML 2 0 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.94% - 11.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.52% - 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Average daily rate £385 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
21 9 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 20.39% 14.06% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 21
Average daily rate £325 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
London

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 4 (50.00%) WCF
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) OOD
4 3 (37.50%) WF
4 3 (37.50%) LINQ
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (12.50%) PVCS
3 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Lead Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 4 (50.00%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 3 (37.50%) WF
4 3 (37.50%) LINQ
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) J2EE
6 1 (12.50%) MFC
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Perforce