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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 33 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 36 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.57% 5.71% 7.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.91% 21.71% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 9
Average daily rate
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£363 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £274 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.94 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £33.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.85% -3.64%
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
201 175 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.51% 26.32% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 103 103
Average daily rate £363 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.94 £15.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.56% -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +2 15 - - 2
Stevenage - 3 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 £300 -17.24% 2
Welwyn Garden City -9 1 - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (67.21%) SQL
2 32 (52.46%) HTML
2 32 (52.46%) JavaScript
3 26 (42.62%) Java
4 24 (39.34%) UNIX
5 22 (36.07%) DB2
5 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (36.07%) Subversion
6 20 (32.79%) Oracle
7 19 (31.15%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (29.51%) Retail
8 18 (29.51%) WebSphere
8 18 (29.51%) Selenium
9 17 (27.87%) J2EE
10 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
11 14 (22.95%) DbVisualizer
11 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
11 14 (22.95%) System Testing
11 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
11 14 (22.95%) Web Services
11 14 (22.95%) Flash
12 13 (21.31%) TDD
12 13 (21.31%) .NET
12 13 (21.31%) JUnit
12 13 (21.31%) WebDriver
13 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
13 12 (19.67%) C#
13 12 (19.67%) MQSeries
13 12 (19.67%) E-Commerce
14 11 (18.03%) RESTful

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (29.51%) WebSphere
2 12 (19.67%) MQSeries
3 6 (9.84%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (8.20%) WebLogic
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (4.92%) JBoss
6 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Office
1 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Tridion
1 6 (9.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (8.20%) Magento
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) 3G
2 2 (3.28%) Telnet
2 2 (3.28%) 2G
2 2 (3.28%) LTE
2 2 (3.28%) 4G
2 2 (3.28%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.28%) 3GPP
2 2 (3.28%) SNMP
2 2 (3.28%) SSL
2 2 (3.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) DB2
2 14 (22.95%) DbVisualizer
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
3 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.56%) MySQL
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Subversion
2 18 (29.51%) Selenium
3 13 (21.31%) WebDriver
3 13 (21.31%) JUnit
4 10 (16.39%) Eclipse
5 9 (14.75%) Ant
6 6 (9.84%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Log4j
6 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.20%) SoapUI
7 5 (8.20%) PHPUnit
8 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
9 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.92%) JIRA
9 3 (4.92%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
10 2 (3.28%) NUnit
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (29.51%) Retail
2 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.56%) Finance
4 3 (4.92%) Local Government
5 2 (3.28%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Tester
3 13 (21.31%) Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) Automation Tester
5 10 (16.39%) Business Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) Java Developer
7 7 (11.48%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) C# Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Java Software Engineer
12 2 (3.28%) ICT Business Analyst
12 2 (3.28%) Applications Developer
12 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (52.46%) HTML
2 17 (27.87%) J2EE
3 14 (22.95%) Web Services
3 14 (22.95%) Flash
4 13 (21.31%) .NET
5 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
6 11 (18.03%) RESTful
7 9 (14.75%) jQuery
8 8 (13.11%) JMS
8 8 (13.11%) XSLT
8 8 (13.11%) Ajax
8 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
9 7 (11.48%) SOAP
9 7 (11.48%) CSS
10 6 (9.84%) JDBC
10 6 (9.84%) JSP
10 6 (9.84%) Servlets
10 6 (9.84%) Struts
10 6 (9.84%) EJB
10 6 (9.84%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Web 2.0
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) User Experience
3 3 (4.92%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) RIA
5 1 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (39.34%) UNIX
2 10 (16.39%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) HPUX
3 6 (9.84%) Solaris
4 3 (4.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
3 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
3 14 (22.95%) System Testing
3 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
4 13 (21.31%) TDD
5 12 (19.67%) E-Commerce
6 11 (18.03%) Document Management
6 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (18.03%) Coaching
7 10 (16.39%) UML
8 9 (14.75%) MVC
9 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.11%) SOA
10 7 (11.48%) ITSM
10 7 (11.48%) OO
10 7 (11.48%) Business Analysis
10 7 (11.48%) Content Management
11 6 (9.84%) RAD
12 5 (8.20%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 41 (67.21%) SQL
2 32 (52.46%) JavaScript
3 26 (42.62%) Java
4 12 (19.67%) C#
5 8 (13.11%) XPath
5 8 (13.11%) Perl
6 6 (9.84%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.20%) PHP
8 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.92%) VBScript
8 3 (4.92%) Python
8 3 (4.92%) Ruby
9 2 (3.28%) C++
9 2 (3.28%) Erlang
9 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Oracle
2 9 (14.75%) IBM
3 6 (9.84%) Remedy
3 6 (9.84%) ATG
3 6 (9.84%) Blue Martini
3 6 (9.84%) Elastic Path
3 6 (9.84%) Interwoven
4 4 (6.56%) BMC
4 4 (6.56%) HP
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 3 (4.92%) Talend
6 1 (1.64%) Adobe