The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 19 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing XML 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.80% 1.94% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 47.62% 18.18% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Average daily rate
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£444 £370 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.93% -22.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +20.90%
XML
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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 Croydon region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
21 11 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.29% 10.68% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 27
Average daily rate £450 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £364 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 5 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
6 4 (33.33%) Workflow
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) NUnit
6 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
7 3 (25.00%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (25.00%) MSTest
8 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) C++
8 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (8.33%) FrameMaker
2 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) NUnit
3 3 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Writer
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Writer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) MFC
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) XSL
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
4 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
4 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (8.33%) WinForms
4 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Workflow
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle