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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 33 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 33 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.18% 6.08% 5.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.64% 22.12% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 7
Average daily rate
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£359 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.94 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.32 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.80% -6.66%
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
211 217 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.74% 27.50% 30.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 147 91
Average daily rate £375 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £20.94 £15.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.56% -67.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 0 12 - - 4
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - - 2
Stevenage - 2 £450 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +3 1 £300 -17.24% 2
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 45 (69.23%) SQL
2 39 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 38 (58.46%) HTML
4 28 (43.08%) DB2
4 28 (43.08%) UNIX
4 28 (43.08%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (35.38%) Subversion
5 23 (35.38%) Java
6 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (32.31%) Retail
7 21 (32.31%) J2EE
8 19 (29.23%) Web Services
8 19 (29.23%) Flash
8 19 (29.23%) Automated Testing
8 19 (29.23%) WebSphere
8 19 (29.23%) System Testing
8 19 (29.23%) DbVisualizer
9 18 (27.69%) .NET
10 17 (26.15%) C#
11 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
11 16 (24.62%) E-Commerce
11 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
12 15 (23.08%) Selenium
12 15 (23.08%) TDD
12 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
12 15 (23.08%) Internet
13 14 (21.54%) IBM
13 14 (21.54%) RESTful
13 14 (21.54%) Relational Database
13 14 (21.54%) QA

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (29.23%) WebSphere
2 13 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 7 (10.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (9.23%) CMS
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Photoshop
1 6 (9.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Tridion
1 7 (10.77%) Magento
2 5 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) 3G
2 2 (3.08%) Telnet
2 2 (3.08%) 2G
2 2 (3.08%) LTE
2 2 (3.08%) 4G
2 2 (3.08%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.08%) 3GPP
2 2 (3.08%) SNMP
2 2 (3.08%) SSL
2 2 (3.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (43.08%) DB2
2 19 (29.23%) DbVisualizer
3 14 (21.54%) Relational Database
4 7 (10.77%) RDBMS
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
6 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.08%) MySQL
9 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Subversion
2 15 (23.08%) Selenium
3 13 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 9 (13.85%) JUnit
4 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.77%) Log4j
5 7 (10.77%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Eclipse
5 7 (10.77%) PHPUnit
5 7 (10.77%) Ant
6 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
6 6 (9.23%) HP UFT
6 6 (9.23%) LoadRunner
7 4 (6.15%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.08%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.08%) NUnit
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.54%) Lombardi
General
1 21 (32.31%) Retail
2 6 (9.23%) Multimedia
2 6 (9.23%) Publishing
2 6 (9.23%) Marketing
3 5 (7.69%) Finance
4 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.62%) Local Government
6 2 (3.08%) Billing
7 1 (1.54%) Back Office
7 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Tester
4 13 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Selenium Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Business Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Junior
7 6 (9.23%) Web Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Test Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Junior Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Junior Web Developer
8 5 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (58.46%) HTML
2 21 (32.31%) J2EE
3 19 (29.23%) Web Services
3 19 (29.23%) Flash
4 18 (27.69%) .NET
5 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
6 14 (21.54%) RESTful
7 11 (16.92%) XSLT
8 10 (15.38%) jQuery
9 9 (13.85%) Ajax
9 9 (13.85%) JMS
9 9 (13.85%) CSS
10 8 (12.31%) .NET Framework
11 7 (10.77%) JSTL
11 7 (10.77%) XMLBeans
11 7 (10.77%) JDBC
11 7 (10.77%) JSP
11 7 (10.77%) Servlets
11 7 (10.77%) EJB
11 7 (10.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.31%) User Experience
3 7 (10.77%) Web 2.0
4 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.23%) Social Media
4 6 (9.23%) Digital Media
4 6 (9.23%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
5 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) RIA
7 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.54%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) UNIX
2 9 (13.85%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) HPUX
3 7 (10.77%) Solaris
4 3 (4.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) Automated Testing
2 19 (29.23%) System Testing
3 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
3 16 (24.62%) E-Commerce
4 15 (23.08%) TDD
4 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (20.00%) Coaching
5 13 (20.00%) Content Management
5 13 (20.00%) Document Management
5 13 (20.00%) UML
5 13 (20.00%) OO
6 11 (16.92%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.31%) Use Case
7 8 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.77%) Business Analysis
8 7 (10.77%) Web Design
8 7 (10.77%) RAD
8 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (69.23%) SQL
2 39 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (35.38%) Java
4 17 (26.15%) C#
5 9 (13.85%) Perl
6 7 (10.77%) PHP
6 7 (10.77%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.77%) XPath
7 4 (6.15%) VBScript
8 2 (3.08%) Erlang
8 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.08%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.54%) ISEB
2 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.54%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) IBM
2 13 (20.00%) Oracle
3 7 (10.77%) HP
3 7 (10.77%) Interwoven
3 7 (10.77%) ATG
3 7 (10.77%) Blue Martini
3 7 (10.77%) Elastic Path
4 6 (9.23%) Adobe
5 5 (7.69%) Remedy
6 4 (6.15%) BMC
7 3 (4.62%) SAP
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
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