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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 37 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 29 44 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.56% 5.79% 7.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.58% 19.91% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 25
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £231 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +1.14%
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
165 221 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.94% 29.08% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 125 120
Average daily rate £375 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 +4 8 £210 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +2 2 - - 2
Letchworth - 2 £363 -
Stevenage 0 1 £275 +27.90%
St Albans - 1 £400 - 3
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (56.52%) SQL
2 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 35 (50.72%) HTML
4 29 (42.03%) Oracle
5 27 (39.13%) Java
5 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (36.23%) .NET
7 24 (34.78%) C#
7 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET
8 22 (31.88%) CSS
8 22 (31.88%) MVC
9 19 (27.54%) .NET Framework
10 18 (26.09%) jQuery
10 18 (26.09%) Web Services
11 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
11 17 (24.64%) Selenium
12 16 (23.19%) JUnit
12 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
13 15 (21.74%) Telecoms
14 13 (18.84%) T-SQL
14 13 (18.84%) TDD
14 13 (18.84%) JIRA
14 13 (18.84%) HTML5
14 13 (18.84%) CSS3
15 12 (17.39%) Unit Testing
15 12 (17.39%) ADO.NET
15 12 (17.39%) UNIX
15 12 (17.39%) UML
15 12 (17.39%) OOP
15 12 (17.39%) Oracle Database

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
1 10 (14.49%) WebLogic
1 10 (14.49%) MQSeries
2 9 (13.04%) JBoss
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.35%) IIS
4 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (5.80%) Magento
3 1 (1.45%) Tridion
3 1 (1.45%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) FTP
2 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) SSH
3 2 (2.90%) X.25
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
4 1 (1.45%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) SNMP
4 1 (1.45%) 3G
4 1 (1.45%) Telnet
4 1 (1.45%) Intranet
4 1 (1.45%) 2G
4 1 (1.45%) LTE
4 1 (1.45%) 4G
4 1 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (13.04%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (8.70%) DB2
6 5 (7.25%) DTS
6 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (5.80%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (4.35%) MySQL
8 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.90%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Selenium
2 16 (23.19%) JUnit
3 13 (18.84%) JIRA
4 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
4 11 (15.94%) Subversion
5 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (14.49%) Ant
6 9 (13.04%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (10.14%) Eclipse
8 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
9 5 (7.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (5.80%) Maven
10 4 (5.80%) PHPUnit
11 2 (2.90%) FitNesse
11 2 (2.90%) ReSharper
11 2 (2.90%) NUnit
11 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.90%) Moq
12 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 1 (1.45%) Log4j
General
1 15 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Finance
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.49%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Java Software Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Tester
5 7 (10.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (10.14%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.80%) XML Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (50.72%) HTML
2 25 (36.23%) .NET
3 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET
4 22 (31.88%) CSS
5 19 (27.54%) .NET Framework
6 18 (26.09%) jQuery
6 18 (26.09%) Web Services
7 13 (18.84%) HTML5
7 13 (18.84%) CSS3
8 12 (17.39%) ADO.NET
9 11 (15.94%) JSON
10 9 (13.04%) XSLT
10 9 (13.04%) PhoneGap
10 9 (13.04%) Razor View Engine
10 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
10 9 (13.04%) LINQ
10 9 (13.04%) WinForms
10 9 (13.04%) Apache Camel
11 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (11.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.80%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.90%) Tandem
3 2 (2.90%) EMV
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) RIA
4 1 (1.45%) Social Media
4 1 (1.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) UNIX
2 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 4 (5.80%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) HPUX
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) MVC
3 13 (18.84%) TDD
4 12 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 12 (17.39%) UML
4 12 (17.39%) OOP
5 11 (15.94%) SOA
6 10 (14.49%) Software Engineering
7 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
7 9 (13.04%) Mobile Development
8 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.14%) OO
9 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
9 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.70%) Scrum
10 6 (8.70%) ITSM
10 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.25%) ITIL
11 5 (7.25%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) SQL
2 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 27 (39.13%) Java
4 24 (34.78%) C#
5 13 (18.84%) T-SQL
6 11 (15.94%) VBScript
6 11 (15.94%) VB.NET
7 9 (13.04%) Python
7 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
7 9 (13.04%) Ruby
8 4 (5.80%) XPath
8 4 (5.80%) PHP
9 3 (4.35%) XQuery
10 2 (2.90%) Erlang
10 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.90%) C
10 2 (2.90%) COBOL
10 2 (2.90%) Perl
11 1 (1.45%) C++
11 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) Degree
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.90%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) Oracle
2 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.04%) Talend
4 5 (7.25%) SAP
4 5 (7.25%) Remedy
5 3 (4.35%) BMC
6 2 (2.90%) HP
7 1 (1.45%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.45%) BEA
7 1 (1.45%) ATG
7 1 (1.45%) OpenText
7 1 (1.45%) RedDot
7 1 (1.45%) Elastic Path
7 1 (1.45%) Blue Martini