The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 38 28 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 26 37 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.50% 5.32% 9.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.46% 19.47% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 25
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
XML
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
158 190 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.27% 27.34% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 103 109
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +7 15 - - 1
St Albans - 1 £400 - 2
Stevenage - 1 - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 46 (63.01%) SQL
2 37 (50.68%) HTML
2 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
3 34 (46.58%) Java
4 33 (45.21%) Oracle
5 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (27.40%) C#
6 20 (27.40%) .NET
6 20 (27.40%) UNIX
7 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET
7 19 (26.03%) Web Services
7 19 (26.03%) JUnit
7 19 (26.03%) MVC
7 19 (26.03%) Selenium
8 17 (23.29%) WebSphere
8 17 (23.29%) jQuery
8 17 (23.29%) Telecoms
9 16 (21.92%) CSS
9 16 (21.92%) Subversion
10 15 (20.55%) J2EE
10 15 (20.55%) UML
10 15 (20.55%) MQSeries
11 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
11 14 (19.18%) DB2
11 14 (19.18%) .NET Framework
11 14 (19.18%) Oracle Database
12 13 (17.81%) JIRA
12 13 (17.81%) Ant
12 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.44%) E-Commerce

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (23.29%) WebSphere
2 15 (20.55%) MQSeries
3 11 (15.07%) WebLogic
4 10 (13.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (12.33%) JBoss
6 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
7 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.37%) CMS
8 1 (1.37%) LiveLink
8 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (5.48%) Tridion
2 4 (5.48%) Magento
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.37%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) FTP
2 6 (8.22%) Internet
3 2 (2.74%) Telnet
3 2 (2.74%) X.25
3 2 (2.74%) 2G
3 2 (2.74%) SSL
3 2 (2.74%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.74%) SNMP
3 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) 3G
3 2 (2.74%) SSH
3 2 (2.74%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.74%) 4G
3 2 (2.74%) LTE
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
1 14 (19.18%) DB2
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle Database
2 10 (13.70%) Relational Database
3 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (10.96%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (8.22%) RDBMS
7 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (6.85%) DTS
7 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (5.48%) MySQL
9 2 (2.74%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) JUnit
1 19 (26.03%) Selenium
2 16 (21.92%) Subversion
3 13 (17.81%) JIRA
3 13 (17.81%) Ant
4 10 (13.70%) Eclipse
4 10 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (12.33%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Maven
8 4 (5.48%) Log4j
8 4 (5.48%) PHPUnit
9 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.74%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.74%) NUnit
General
1 17 (23.29%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.44%) Retail
3 4 (5.48%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (54.79%) Developer
2 13 (17.81%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.44%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Tester
4 9 (12.33%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Automation Tester
5 7 (9.59%) Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.48%) XML Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Integration Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Consultant
10 2 (2.74%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.68%) HTML
2 20 (27.40%) .NET
3 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET
3 19 (26.03%) Web Services
4 17 (23.29%) jQuery
5 16 (21.92%) CSS
6 15 (20.55%) J2EE
7 14 (19.18%) .NET Framework
8 12 (16.44%) JSON
9 11 (15.07%) HTML5
9 11 (15.07%) CSS3
10 9 (12.33%) AngularJS
10 9 (12.33%) Apache Camel
10 9 (12.33%) PhoneGap
10 9 (12.33%) WinForms
10 9 (12.33%) Ajax
10 9 (12.33%) XSLT
11 8 (10.96%) Flash
12 7 (9.59%) Razor View Engine
12 7 (9.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Web 2.0
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) Tandem
3 2 (2.74%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.74%) RIA
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) UNIX
2 9 (12.33%) Windows
3 8 (10.96%) Linux
4 4 (5.48%) HPUX
4 4 (5.48%) Solaris
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) MVC
3 15 (20.55%) UML
4 12 (16.44%) E-Commerce
4 12 (16.44%) SOA
4 12 (16.44%) Unit Testing
5 11 (15.07%) TDD
5 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.33%) Mobile Development
7 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.33%) OOP
8 8 (10.96%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.96%) System Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.59%) OO
9 7 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.22%) Coaching
10 6 (8.22%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) SQL
2 37 (50.68%) JavaScript
3 34 (46.58%) Java
4 20 (27.40%) C#
5 11 (15.07%) VB.NET
5 11 (15.07%) T-SQL
6 9 (12.33%) Ruby
6 9 (12.33%) PL/SQL
6 9 (12.33%) Python
7 7 (9.59%) XPath
7 7 (9.59%) VBScript
8 6 (8.22%) Perl
9 4 (5.48%) PHP
9 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.11%) XQuery
11 2 (2.74%) C
11 2 (2.74%) C++
11 2 (2.74%) COBOL
11 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.74%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Oracle
2 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.33%) Talend
4 6 (8.22%) IBM
5 5 (6.85%) Remedy
5 5 (6.85%) SAP
6 4 (5.48%) HP
6 4 (5.48%) Interwoven
6 4 (5.48%) Blue Martini
6 4 (5.48%) ATG
6 4 (5.48%) Elastic Path
7 3 (4.11%) BMC
8 1 (1.37%) OpenText
8 1 (1.37%) RedDot
8 1 (1.37%) BEA