The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 26 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 45 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.80% 7.12% 5.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.27% 21.74% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 31
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
222 207 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.61% 32.75% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 124 134
Average daily rate £395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.90 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -13 10 - - 6
Welwyn Garden City -9 6 £400 - 1
Stevenage -2 5 £215 -21.81% 2
Hemel Hempstead 0 3 £475 - 2
Hertford - 1 £280 - 3
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 66 (77.65%) JavaScript
2 57 (67.06%) HTML
3 50 (58.82%) CSS
4 47 (55.29%) XSLT
5 36 (42.35%) OO
5 36 (42.35%) Ajax
6 30 (35.29%) Java
6 30 (35.29%) SQL
7 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
7 28 (32.94%) Web Services
8 26 (30.59%) .NET
8 26 (30.59%) XPath
9 24 (28.24%) XHTML
10 21 (24.71%) C#
10 21 (24.71%) HTML5
11 20 (23.53%) jQuery
11 20 (23.53%) Scrum
11 20 (23.53%) E-Commerce
11 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
11 20 (23.53%) Relational Database
12 19 (22.35%) MVC
12 19 (22.35%) ASP.NET
12 19 (22.35%) UNIX
12 19 (22.35%) Subversion
13 18 (21.18%) Linux
13 18 (21.18%) Internet
13 18 (21.18%) CSS3
14 17 (20.00%) JSP
14 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (20.00%) Retail

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (15.29%) IIS
1 13 (15.29%) Apache
2 11 (12.94%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.59%) MQSeries
3 9 (10.59%) WebSphere
4 7 (8.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.88%) Alfresco
5 5 (5.88%) CMS
6 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.53%) Sonic ESB
6 3 (3.53%) Gentran
6 3 (3.53%) Node.js
7 2 (2.35%) AquaLogic
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.35%) OpenEdge
7 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.18%) Liferay
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.35%) DOC1
3 2 (2.35%) PrintSoft PReS
3 2 (2.35%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.35%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Tridion
1 5 (5.88%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.18%) Internet
2 7 (8.24%) Intranet
3 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.71%) HTTP
5 3 (3.53%) HTTPS
5 3 (3.53%) FTP
6 2 (2.35%) Firewall
6 2 (2.35%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 16 (18.82%) RDBMS
4 14 (16.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (11.76%) MySQL
5 10 (11.76%) DB2
6 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (8.24%) NoSQL
7 6 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.18%) JasperReports
10 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Subversion
2 15 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 15 (17.65%) Ant
3 14 (16.47%) JUnit
4 11 (12.94%) Log4j
5 8 (9.41%) JIRA
6 6 (7.06%) Maven
7 5 (5.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.88%) Jasmine
8 4 (4.71%) Selenium
8 4 (4.71%) FxCop
8 4 (4.71%) StyleCop
8 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.53%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.53%) Mockito
10 2 (2.35%) Axure RP
10 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (2.35%) JMeter
General
1 17 (20.00%) Retail
2 15 (17.65%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (75.29%) Developer
2 17 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 13 (15.29%) UI Developer
4 13 (15.29%) UI Programmer
5 9 (10.59%) Architect
6 7 (8.24%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.24%) VB Developer
6 7 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (7.06%) VB6 Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (67.06%) HTML
2 50 (58.82%) CSS
3 47 (55.29%) XSLT
4 36 (42.35%) Ajax
5 28 (32.94%) Web Services
6 26 (30.59%) .NET
7 24 (28.24%) XHTML
8 21 (24.71%) HTML5
9 20 (23.53%) jQuery
10 19 (22.35%) ASP.NET
11 18 (21.18%) CSS3
12 17 (20.00%) JSP
12 17 (20.00%) .NET Framework
13 15 (17.65%) J2EE
14 13 (15.29%) SOAP
15 12 (14.12%) Struts
16 11 (12.94%) Servlets
16 11 (12.94%) XMLBeans
17 10 (11.76%) Spring
18 9 (10.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (12.94%) Web 2.0
3 7 (8.24%) N-Tier
4 5 (5.88%) Open Source
5 4 (4.71%) Taxonomies
5 4 (4.71%) GIS
6 2 (2.35%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.35%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.35%) W3C
7 1 (1.18%) RIA
7 1 (1.18%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) UNIX
2 18 (21.18%) Linux
3 12 (14.12%) Windows
4 11 (12.94%) Solaris
5 6 (7.06%) HPUX
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.35%) OO
2 20 (23.53%) Scrum
2 20 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 19 (22.35%) MVC
4 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.47%) TDD
5 14 (16.47%) Unit Testing
6 10 (11.76%) Web Development
6 10 (11.76%) UML
6 10 (11.76%) SOA
6 10 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (9.41%) Content Management
8 7 (8.24%) OOP
9 6 (7.06%) Web Design
9 6 (7.06%) Migration
9 6 (7.06%) Web Accessibility
10 5 (5.88%) RAD
11 4 (4.71%) Performance Testing
11 4 (4.71%) Code Coverage
11 4 (4.71%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 66 (77.65%) JavaScript
2 30 (35.29%) Java
2 30 (35.29%) SQL
3 26 (30.59%) XPath
4 21 (24.71%) C#
5 13 (15.29%) VBScript
6 10 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 8 (9.41%) VB
7 8 (9.41%) VB.NET
8 7 (8.24%) VB6
9 5 (5.88%) Perl
9 5 (5.88%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.53%) PHP
10 3 (3.53%) ActionScript
10 3 (3.53%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (2.35%) C
11 2 (2.35%) Python
11 2 (2.35%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (1.18%) C++
12 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.82%) Oracle
3 10 (11.76%) IBM
4 9 (10.59%) Apple
5 8 (9.41%) ATG
6 6 (7.06%) Interwoven
7 5 (5.88%) Elastic Path
7 5 (5.88%) Blue Martini
8 3 (3.53%) Twitter
9 2 (2.35%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.35%) Progress
9 2 (2.35%) Adobe
9 2 (2.35%) BEA
9 2 (2.35%) Plumtree
10 1 (1.18%) Sun
10 1 (1.18%) HP
10 1 (1.18%) JBoss
10 1 (1.18%) VMware
10 1 (1.18%) Thunderhead
10 1 (1.18%) SOASTA, Inc
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates (+ Benefits)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Brunel
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago