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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 23 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 35 47 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.51% 7.59% 6.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.88% 23.86% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 33
Average daily rate
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£330 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
160 197 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.20% 31.83% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 99 153
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £50.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
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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
Watford +2 10 £260 - 4
Rickmansworth - 6 £300 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -2 3 £300 -
Hemel Hempstead +1 2 £363 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Hertford - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 54 (67.50%) JavaScript
2 47 (58.75%) HTML
3 41 (51.25%) SQL
4 40 (50.00%) CSS
5 36 (45.00%) Java
6 29 (36.25%) Web Services
6 29 (36.25%) XSLT
6 29 (36.25%) Finance
7 26 (32.50%) OO
8 24 (30.00%) UNIX
9 22 (27.50%) J2EE
9 22 (27.50%) E-Commerce
9 22 (27.50%) Ajax
10 21 (26.25%) RDBMS
10 21 (26.25%) Subversion
10 21 (26.25%) Relational Database
11 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 19 (23.75%) Oracle
12 19 (23.75%) Retail
13 18 (22.50%) Linux
14 17 (21.25%) .NET
14 17 (21.25%) MQSeries
14 17 (21.25%) Eclipse
14 17 (21.25%) MVC
14 17 (21.25%) jQuery
15 16 (20.00%) Ant
15 16 (20.00%) SOAP
15 16 (20.00%) QA
16 15 (18.75%) MySQL
16 15 (18.75%) JUnit

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 17 (21.25%) MQSeries
2 13 (16.25%) IIS
2 13 (16.25%) Apache
3 12 (15.00%) Tomcat
4 10 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (6.25%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.25%) CMS
6 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (5.00%) Alfresco
7 2 (2.50%) Liferay
7 2 (2.50%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (2.50%) Node.js
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.25%) AquaLogic
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.50%) DOC1
4 2 (2.50%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Tridion
1 4 (5.00%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) Internet
2 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.75%) HTTP
3 3 (3.75%) Intranet
4 2 (2.50%) Extranet
5 1 (1.25%) Firewall
5 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.25%) LTE
5 1 (1.25%) CTI
5 1 (1.25%) GPRS
5 1 (1.25%) GSM
5 1 (1.25%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.25%) UMTS
5 1 (1.25%) WLAN
5 1 (1.25%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.25%) RDBMS
1 21 (26.25%) Relational Database
2 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (18.75%) MySQL
4 11 (13.75%) DB2
5 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (7.50%) DbVisualizer
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database
9 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.50%) JasperReports
10 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 21 (26.25%) Subversion
2 17 (21.25%) Eclipse
3 16 (20.00%) Ant
4 15 (18.75%) JUnit
5 11 (13.75%) Maven
5 11 (13.75%) JIRA
5 11 (13.75%) Log4j
6 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (7.50%) LoadRunner
7 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 4 (5.00%) IntelliJ
7 4 (5.00%) FxCop
7 4 (5.00%) StyleCop
7 4 (5.00%) Mockito
7 4 (5.00%) Selenium
8 2 (2.50%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (1.25%) MSI
9 1 (1.25%) InstallShield
General
1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 19 (23.75%) Retail
3 15 (18.75%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.75%) Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Advertising
6 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (70.00%) Developer
2 19 (23.75%) Java Developer
3 13 (16.25%) .NET Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Tester
5 7 (8.75%) VB Developer
5 7 (8.75%) VB6 Developer
5 7 (8.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (8.75%) UI Developer
5 7 (8.75%) UI Programmer
6 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Architect
7 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Payments Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (58.75%) HTML
2 40 (50.00%) CSS
3 29 (36.25%) Web Services
3 29 (36.25%) XSLT
4 22 (27.50%) J2EE
4 22 (27.50%) Ajax
5 17 (21.25%) jQuery
5 17 (21.25%) .NET
6 16 (20.00%) SOAP
7 15 (18.75%) Spring
7 15 (18.75%) JSON
8 14 (17.50%) JSP
8 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
9 13 (16.25%) Struts
9 13 (16.25%) REST
10 11 (13.75%) XMLBeans
10 11 (13.75%) Servlets
10 11 (13.75%) Hibernate
10 11 (13.75%) JMS
11 10 (12.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Web 2.0
2 9 (11.25%) N-Tier
2 9 (11.25%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.25%) Open Source
4 4 (5.00%) Taxonomies
5 3 (3.75%) Replication
5 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.50%) GIS
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) W3C
6 2 (2.50%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.50%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.50%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.25%) RIA
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.25%) Statistics
7 1 (1.25%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) UNIX
2 18 (22.50%) Linux
3 11 (13.75%) Solaris
4 9 (11.25%) Windows
5 7 (8.75%) HPUX
6 1 (1.25%) bada
6 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) OO
2 22 (27.50%) E-Commerce
3 17 (21.25%) MVC
4 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (17.50%) Scrum
6 11 (13.75%) SOA
6 11 (13.75%) UML
7 10 (12.50%) Content Management
7 10 (12.50%) System Testing
8 9 (11.25%) TDD
8 9 (11.25%) OOP
9 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.50%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.50%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) Web Development
12 4 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (67.50%) JavaScript
2 41 (51.25%) SQL
3 36 (45.00%) Java
4 14 (17.50%) XPath
5 12 (15.00%) C#
5 12 (15.00%) VBScript
6 8 (10.00%) VB
7 7 (8.75%) VB6
8 5 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.00%) Perl
10 2 (2.50%) PHP
10 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) ISEB
2 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.25%) MBA
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
1 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.25%) IBM
4 7 (8.75%) Interwoven
5 6 (7.50%) HP
6 4 (5.00%) Apple
6 4 (5.00%) ATG
6 4 (5.00%) Blue Martini
6 4 (5.00%) Elastic Path
7 3 (3.75%) Sun
8 2 (2.50%) Twitter
9 1 (1.25%) VMware
9 1 (1.25%) Symbian
9 1 (1.25%) BEA
9 1 (1.25%) Plumtree
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