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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 21 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 43 36 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.46% 5.75% 6.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.98% 17.48% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 36
Average daily rate
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£365 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.93 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £26.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.29% -30.00%
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
205 206 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.78% 32.91% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 118 191
Average daily rate £365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -75.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -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
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 26 January 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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £305 - 3
Rickmansworth - 4 £310 - 2
Stevenage 0 3 £288 - 2
Letchworth - 2 £375 -
Watford -2 1 - - 3
Hertford -5 1 - -
Hitchin - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 3
Borehamwood - - - - 2
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 50 (56.18%) SQL
2 49 (55.06%) JavaScript
3 43 (48.31%) HTML
3 43 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (47.19%) CSS
5 40 (44.94%) Java
6 36 (40.45%) Oracle
7 31 (34.83%) Web Services
8 30 (33.71%) .NET
9 28 (31.46%) ASP.NET
9 28 (31.46%) UNIX
10 27 (30.34%) Scrum
11 26 (29.21%) Ant
11 26 (29.21%) MVC
12 25 (28.09%) Subversion
12 25 (28.09%) JSON
13 24 (26.97%) Spring
13 24 (26.97%) Eclipse
13 24 (26.97%) C#
14 23 (25.84%) TDD
14 23 (25.84%) REST
15 22 (24.72%) .NET Framework
15 22 (24.72%) JUnit
16 21 (23.60%) Maven
16 21 (23.60%) Finance
17 20 (22.47%) Unit Testing
17 20 (22.47%) BDD
17 20 (22.47%) SQL Server
17 20 (22.47%) Linux
17 20 (22.47%) XSLT

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (19.10%) Tomcat
2 14 (15.73%) Apache
3 11 (12.36%) WebLogic
4 10 (11.24%) IIS
5 8 (8.99%) MQSeries
6 7 (7.87%) CMS
7 6 (6.74%) JBoss
7 6 (6.74%) WebSphere
7 6 (6.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (2.25%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (1.12%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (1.12%) Liferay
10 1 (1.12%) LiveLink
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.99%) FTP
3 4 (4.49%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) HTTP
5 2 (2.25%) X.25
5 2 (2.25%) SSH
6 1 (1.12%) SSL
6 1 (1.12%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.22%) MySQL
3 17 (19.10%) Relational Database
4 11 (12.36%) Oracle Database
4 11 (12.36%) RDBMS
5 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
8 6 (6.74%) MS Access
8 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (5.62%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (5.62%) DTS
9 5 (5.62%) OLTP
9 5 (5.62%) OLAP
9 5 (5.62%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (5.62%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (5.62%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (5.62%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 26 (29.21%) Ant
2 25 (28.09%) Subversion
3 24 (26.97%) Eclipse
4 22 (24.72%) JUnit
5 21 (23.60%) Maven
6 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
7 18 (20.22%) JIRA
8 12 (13.48%) Selenium
9 9 (10.11%) IntelliJ
9 9 (10.11%) Mockito
10 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (7.87%) FxCop
11 7 (7.87%) StyleCop
12 6 (6.74%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (5.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (3.37%) WebDriver
14 3 (3.37%) JMeter
14 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
15 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
15 2 (2.25%) Log4j
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.74%) Marketing
4 4 (4.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 69 (77.53%) Developer
2 26 (29.21%) Java Developer
3 21 (23.60%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.49%) XML Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Tester
8 3 (3.37%) Consultant
8 3 (3.37%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.25%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (2.25%) SCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (48.31%) HTML
2 42 (47.19%) CSS
3 31 (34.83%) Web Services
4 30 (33.71%) .NET
5 28 (31.46%) ASP.NET
6 25 (28.09%) JSON
7 24 (26.97%) Spring
8 23 (25.84%) REST
9 22 (24.72%) .NET Framework
10 20 (22.47%) XSLT
11 19 (21.35%) Ajax
12 17 (19.10%) SOAP
13 16 (17.98%) jQuery
14 15 (16.85%) LINQ
14 15 (16.85%) Hibernate
15 14 (15.73%) JSP
15 14 (15.73%) ADO.NET
16 13 (14.61%) WCF
16 13 (14.61%) HTML5
16 13 (14.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) User Experience
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.37%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.25%) EMV
4 2 (2.25%) Tandem
4 2 (2.25%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) GIS
5 1 (1.12%) Social Media
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) iPhone
5 1 (1.12%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.46%) UNIX
2 20 (22.47%) Linux
3 14 (15.73%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) HPUX
4 2 (2.25%) Solaris
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.34%) Scrum
3 26 (29.21%) MVC
4 23 (25.84%) TDD
5 20 (22.47%) Unit Testing
5 20 (22.47%) BDD
6 16 (17.98%) OO
7 12 (13.48%) UML
7 12 (13.48%) SOA
7 12 (13.48%) Code Coverage
7 12 (13.48%) Regression Testing
8 11 (12.36%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.24%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (11.24%) OOP
10 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.87%) ETL
13 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.18%) SQL
2 49 (55.06%) JavaScript
3 40 (44.94%) Java
4 24 (26.97%) C#
5 18 (20.22%) VBScript
6 17 (19.10%) PL/SQL
7 9 (10.11%) T-SQL
8 8 (8.99%) VB.NET
9 6 (6.74%) Python
9 6 (6.74%) Ruby
9 6 (6.74%) XPath
10 5 (5.62%) C
11 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.37%) XQuery
12 3 (3.37%) C++
13 2 (2.25%) COBOL
13 2 (2.25%) Perl
13 2 (2.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) Sun Certification
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.10%) QA
2 5 (5.62%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.37%) SLA
4 1 (1.12%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 36 (40.45%) Oracle
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.99%) SAP
4 6 (6.74%) IBM
4 6 (6.74%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (6.74%) Talend
5 5 (5.62%) Informatica
5 5 (5.62%) BEA
5 5 (5.62%) Business Objects
6 4 (4.49%) Cognos
6 4 (4.49%) Teradata
7 2 (2.25%) Progress
7 2 (2.25%) Sun
7 2 (2.25%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.12%) BMC
8 1 (1.12%) Remedy
8 1 (1.12%) Open Text
8 1 (1.12%) RedDot
8 1 (1.12%) VocaLink
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