The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 36 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing XML 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.47% 4.60% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.08% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.10% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +10.16%
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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 Luton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
48 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 22.64% 22.99% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 16
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Luton region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Luton

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (25.00%) MVVM
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) MSTest
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
3 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) WF
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) MVVM
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
2 1 (25.00%) DSDM
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IBM