The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Somerset region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 33 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 18 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.08% 12.23% 12.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.06% 29.49% 36.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 12
Average daily rate
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£304 £313 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £175 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £356 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
179 78 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 50.56% 41.49% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 50 30
Average daily rate £315 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
XML
South West

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Somerset region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

XML
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Bath -1 11 £308 +36.66% 1
Taunton -20 4 £105 -66.53%
Yeovil - 1 - -
Street - 1 £290 -
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Frome - - - - 2
XML
South West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 26 (74.29%) .NET
2 24 (68.57%) C#
3 23 (65.71%) SQL Server
4 22 (62.86%) HTML
5 19 (54.29%) CSS
6 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
7 14 (40.00%) SQL
8 12 (34.29%) MySQL
8 12 (34.29%) XSLT
8 12 (34.29%) XHTML
9 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (25.71%) Scrum
10 9 (25.71%) TDD
10 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
11 8 (22.86%) WCF
11 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (22.86%) Sitecore
11 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
12 7 (20.00%) Java
12 7 (20.00%) VB.NET
12 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
12 7 (20.00%) RDBMS
12 7 (20.00%) Web Design
12 7 (20.00%) MVC
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (20.00%) Umbraco
12 7 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 7 (20.00%) Umbraco
2 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.71%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.71%) Escenic
5 2 (5.71%) CMS
5 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.71%) MQSeries
5 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.86%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) Commerce Server
6 1 (2.86%) IIS
6 1 (2.86%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.86%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.86%) GIMP
2 1 (2.86%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (65.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (34.29%) MySQL
3 9 (25.71%) Relational Database
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (5.71%) Big Data
9 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
9 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (2.86%) DTS
10 1 (2.86%) MS Access
10 1 (2.86%) Ingres
10 1 (2.86%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.57%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Senior Developer
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Graduate
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) .NET
2 22 (62.86%) HTML
3 19 (54.29%) CSS
4 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
5 12 (34.29%) XSLT
5 12 (34.29%) XHTML
6 8 (22.86%) WCF
7 5 (14.29%) J2EE
7 5 (14.29%) HTML5
8 3 (8.57%) XSD
8 3 (8.57%) EJB
8 3 (8.57%) Ajax
8 3 (8.57%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
8 3 (8.57%) jQuery
8 3 (8.57%) CSS3
9 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
9 2 (5.71%) LAMP
9 2 (5.71%) Spring
9 2 (5.71%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) DTV
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Scrum
1 9 (25.71%) TDD
2 7 (20.00%) Web Design
2 7 (20.00%) MVC
2 7 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 4 (11.43%) Web Development
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (8.57%) OOD
5 3 (8.57%) SOA
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) Database Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) High Availability
6 2 (5.71%) BDD
6 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Content Management
6 2 (5.71%) RUP
6 2 (5.71%) UML
6 2 (5.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) Java
4 7 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) Scala
5 2 (5.71%) VB
6 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.86%) ABAP
6 1 (2.86%) VBA
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB6
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Sitecore
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) JBoss
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy