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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 23 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 45 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.17% 6.24% 7.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.74% 19.82% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.93 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -15.71%
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
207 222 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.96% 31.49% 35.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 130 154
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Hemel Hempstead +10 10 £350 -26.31%
Letchworth - 4 £375 -
Rickmansworth - 4 £310 -
Watford 0 2 £210 -40.00% 2
Stevenage -2 2 £281 +30.81% 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
Potters Bar - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (58.97%) JavaScript
2 42 (53.85%) HTML
2 42 (53.85%) SQL
3 35 (44.87%) CSS
4 34 (43.59%) Java
4 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (38.46%) Oracle
6 28 (35.90%) .NET
7 27 (34.62%) MVC
8 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 26 (33.33%) Web Services
9 23 (29.49%) Ant
9 23 (29.49%) C#
10 22 (28.21%) UNIX
11 21 (26.92%) .NET Framework
11 21 (26.92%) JSON
12 20 (25.64%) Subversion
12 20 (25.64%) Scrum
13 19 (24.36%) Eclipse
13 19 (24.36%) JUnit
13 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
13 19 (24.36%) Unit Testing
13 19 (24.36%) Git (software)
14 18 (23.08%) REST
14 18 (23.08%) jQuery
14 18 (23.08%) TDD
15 17 (21.79%) CSS3
15 17 (21.79%) HTML5
15 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
16 16 (20.51%) Linux

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (17.95%) Tomcat
2 11 (14.10%) Apache
3 10 (12.82%) WebLogic
4 9 (11.54%) JBoss
4 9 (11.54%) MQSeries
4 9 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 9 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (7.69%) IIS
6 4 (5.13%) CMS
7 3 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.28%) LiveLink
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.28%) Liferay
8 1 (1.28%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) FTP
1 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.56%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) X.25
2 2 (2.56%) SSH
3 1 (1.28%) SSL
3 1 (1.28%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.95%) Relational Database
3 12 (15.38%) MySQL
4 10 (12.82%) Oracle Database
5 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (10.26%) RDBMS
7 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (6.41%) DTS
8 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
11 2 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (2.56%) DataStage
11 2 (2.56%) OLAP
11 2 (2.56%) MS Access
11 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (2.56%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 23 (29.49%) Ant
2 20 (25.64%) Subversion
3 19 (24.36%) JUnit
3 19 (24.36%) Eclipse
3 19 (24.36%) Git (software)
4 16 (20.51%) JIRA
5 15 (19.23%) Maven
6 14 (17.95%) Selenium
7 11 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (11.54%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (7.69%) Mockito
9 6 (7.69%) IntelliJ
10 5 (6.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
12 3 (3.85%) FxCop
12 3 (3.85%) StyleCop
12 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
13 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (2.56%) Moq
General
1 15 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 12 (15.38%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (67.95%) Developer
2 19 (24.36%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.51%) Java Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Software Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (5.13%) XML Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.85%) HTML
2 35 (44.87%) CSS
3 28 (35.90%) .NET
4 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 26 (33.33%) Web Services
5 21 (26.92%) .NET Framework
5 21 (26.92%) JSON
6 18 (23.08%) jQuery
6 18 (23.08%) REST
7 17 (21.79%) CSS3
7 17 (21.79%) HTML5
8 13 (16.67%) Ajax
8 13 (16.67%) SOAP
8 13 (16.67%) XSLT
9 12 (15.38%) ADO.NET
9 12 (15.38%) Spring
9 12 (15.38%) LINQ
10 11 (14.10%) JSP
11 9 (11.54%) WinForms
11 9 (11.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.85%) User Experience
4 2 (2.56%) Tandem
4 2 (2.56%) EMV
4 2 (2.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) Open Source
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) Social Media
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) UNIX
2 16 (20.51%) Linux
3 15 (19.23%) Windows
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) MVC
3 20 (25.64%) Scrum
4 19 (24.36%) Unit Testing
5 18 (23.08%) TDD
6 16 (20.51%) BDD
7 13 (16.67%) OOP
7 13 (16.67%) SOA
8 12 (15.38%) UML
9 11 (14.10%) OO
9 11 (14.10%) Software Engineering
10 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Code Coverage
10 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.97%) Workflow
12 6 (7.69%) Data Modelling
12 6 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.97%) JavaScript
2 42 (53.85%) SQL
3 34 (43.59%) Java
4 23 (29.49%) C#
5 14 (17.95%) VBScript
6 13 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 11 (14.10%) VB.NET
8 9 (11.54%) Python
8 9 (11.54%) PL/SQL
8 9 (11.54%) Ruby
9 5 (6.41%) XPath
9 5 (6.41%) C
10 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.85%) XQuery
11 3 (3.85%) C++
12 2 (2.56%) COBOL
12 2 (2.56%) Perl
13 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 30 (38.46%) Oracle
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.54%) Talend
4 5 (6.41%) SAP
5 4 (5.13%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.56%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.56%) Informatica
6 2 (2.56%) Teradata
6 2 (2.56%) Cognos
6 2 (2.56%) Progress
6 2 (2.56%) IBM
6 2 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) BEA
7 1 (1.28%) BMC
7 1 (1.28%) Open Text
7 1 (1.28%) RedDot
7 1 (1.28%) Xamarin