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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 28 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 50 26 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.85% 5.07% 9.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.32% 18.31% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 39
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £245 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +20.90%
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
224 142 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.20% 27.68% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 74 180
Average daily rate £383 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £41.50 £46.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.78% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Rickmansworth - 9 £340 -
Watford -6 5 - - 3
Hemel Hempstead -7 4 £356 +18.75% 1
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 53 (62.35%) SQL
2 47 (55.29%) JavaScript
3 46 (54.12%) Java
4 41 (48.24%) HTML
5 37 (43.53%) CSS
5 37 (43.53%) Web Services
5 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (42.35%) UNIX
7 35 (41.18%) Finance
8 29 (34.12%) Oracle
8 29 (34.12%) REST
9 27 (31.76%) Eclipse
9 27 (31.76%) JSON
10 26 (30.59%) Subversion
11 25 (29.41%) Spring
12 24 (28.24%) MySQL
12 24 (28.24%) Ant
12 24 (28.24%) Linux
13 23 (27.06%) Scrum
14 22 (25.88%) Maven
14 22 (25.88%) Ajax
14 22 (25.88%) SOAP
15 19 (22.35%) XSLT
15 19 (22.35%) E-Commerce
15 19 (22.35%) J2EE
15 19 (22.35%) TDD
16 18 (21.18%) JUnit
16 18 (21.18%) Tomcat
16 18 (21.18%) OO
17 17 (20.00%) JSP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 18 (21.18%) Tomcat
2 16 (18.82%) Apache
3 15 (17.65%) MQSeries
4 9 (10.59%) WebLogic
4 9 (10.59%) IIS
5 7 (8.24%) CMS
5 7 (8.24%) WebSphere
6 6 (7.06%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (2.35%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (2.35%) Liferay
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) Internet
2 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.71%) HTTP
4 1 (1.18%) CTI
4 1 (1.18%) LTE
4 1 (1.18%) GPRS
4 1 (1.18%) GSM
4 1 (1.18%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.18%) UMTS
4 1 (1.18%) WLAN
4 1 (1.18%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.24%) MySQL
2 17 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 17 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.41%) DB2
4 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
5 7 (8.24%) NoSQL
6 6 (7.06%) DbVisualizer
6 6 (7.06%) OLTP
6 6 (7.06%) MS Access
6 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
7 5 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (5.88%) DataStage
7 5 (5.88%) Data Mart
7 5 (5.88%) OLAP
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (5.88%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Eclipse
2 26 (30.59%) Subversion
3 24 (28.24%) Ant
4 22 (25.88%) Maven
5 18 (21.18%) JUnit
6 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
7 11 (12.94%) JIRA
8 10 (11.76%) IntelliJ
8 10 (11.76%) Mockito
9 7 (8.24%) FxCop
9 7 (8.24%) StyleCop
9 7 (8.24%) LoadRunner
9 7 (8.24%) Selenium
10 6 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (5.88%) Log4j
12 3 (3.53%) JMeter
12 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
12 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
13 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 35 (41.18%) Finance
2 17 (20.00%) Retail
3 13 (15.29%) Manufacturing
4 7 (8.24%) Marketing
5 4 (4.71%) Banking
5 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 63 (74.12%) Developer
2 26 (30.59%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.47%) .NET Developer
4 10 (11.76%) Tester
5 8 (9.41%) Senior Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Payments Business Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.53%) UI Programmer
10 3 (3.53%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (48.24%) HTML
2 37 (43.53%) CSS
2 37 (43.53%) Web Services
3 29 (34.12%) REST
4 27 (31.76%) JSON
5 25 (29.41%) Spring
6 22 (25.88%) Ajax
6 22 (25.88%) SOAP
7 19 (22.35%) J2EE
7 19 (22.35%) XSLT
8 17 (20.00%) JSP
9 15 (17.65%) .NET
9 15 (17.65%) Hibernate
10 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
11 11 (12.94%) JDBC
12 10 (11.76%) .NET Framework
13 9 (10.59%) JMS
13 9 (10.59%) XSL
13 9 (10.59%) jQuery
14 7 (8.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) User Experience
3 5 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 5 (5.88%) Web 2.0
4 4 (4.71%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.71%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.53%) Replication
6 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.35%) Open Source
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) GIS
6 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.18%) RIA
7 1 (1.18%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.18%) iPhone
7 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.35%) UNIX
2 24 (28.24%) Linux
3 12 (14.12%) Windows
4 5 (5.88%) HPUX
4 5 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) bada
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) Scrum
3 19 (22.35%) TDD
3 19 (22.35%) E-Commerce
4 18 (21.18%) OO
5 17 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 16 (18.82%) BDD
6 16 (18.82%) MVC
7 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
7 13 (15.29%) Unit Testing
8 11 (12.94%) SOA
9 9 (10.59%) ETL
9 9 (10.59%) UML
9 9 (10.59%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.41%) System Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (9.41%) Data Modelling
11 7 (8.24%) Code Coverage
11 7 (8.24%) Content Management
12 6 (7.06%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (62.35%) SQL
2 47 (55.29%) JavaScript
3 46 (54.12%) Java
4 15 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 11 (12.94%) C#
6 9 (10.59%) VBScript
7 8 (9.41%) XPath
8 3 (3.53%) VB
8 3 (3.53%) C++
8 3 (3.53%) C
8 3 (3.53%) Perl
9 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) VB6
10 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) ISEB
2 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.71%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.18%) CBAP
5 1 (1.18%) MBA
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Oracle
2 15 (17.65%) IBM
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.06%) HP
4 6 (7.06%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (5.88%) Informatica
5 5 (5.88%) Interwoven
5 5 (5.88%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.88%) SAP
6 4 (4.71%) Cognos
6 4 (4.71%) BEA
6 4 (4.71%) Sun
6 4 (4.71%) Teradata
7 2 (2.35%) Progress
8 1 (1.18%) Symbian
8 1 (1.18%) Blue Martini
8 1 (1.18%) Elastic Path
8 1 (1.18%) VocaLink
8 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.18%) ATG
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