The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 44 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-33 0
Contract jobs citing XML 6 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.64% 14.55% 21.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.08% 36.05% 47.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 24
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£325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £365 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
XML
South West

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 Somerset region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
147 86 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 40.27% 40.38% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 68 54
Average daily rate £325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
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 18 September 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 -7 5 £325 +8.33% 7
Street - 1 £290 -
Taunton - - - -
Weston-super-Mare - - - - 1
Bridgwater - - - - 2
Frome - - - -
XML
South West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 23 (69.70%) C#
2 23 (69.70%) HTML
3 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 20 (60.61%) CSS
5 17 (51.52%) ASP.NET
6 12 (36.36%) XSLT
6 12 (36.36%) MySQL
6 12 (36.36%) XHTML
7 11 (33.33%) SQL
8 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
8 10 (30.30%) Scrum
8 10 (30.30%) TDD
9 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
10 8 (24.24%) Sitecore
10 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (24.24%) WCF
11 7 (21.21%) Web Design
11 7 (21.21%) VB.NET
11 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
11 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
11 7 (21.21%) Umbraco
11 7 (21.21%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (18.18%) Java
12 6 (18.18%) MVC
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (21.21%) Umbraco
2 6 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 2 (6.06%) CMS
5 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
5 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.06%) MQSeries
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (6.06%) Escenic
5 2 (6.06%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
6 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.03%) GIMP
2 1 (3.03%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) MySQL
3 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
4 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
9 2 (6.06%) Big Data
10 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (3.03%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (3.03%) DTS
10 1 (3.03%) Ingres
10 1 (3.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Senior Developer
3 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Graduate
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Graduate Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Java Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) .NET
2 23 (69.70%) HTML
3 20 (60.61%) CSS
4 17 (51.52%) ASP.NET
5 12 (36.36%) XSLT
5 12 (36.36%) XHTML
6 8 (24.24%) WCF
7 5 (15.15%) HTML5
8 4 (12.12%) J2EE
9 3 (9.09%) XML Schema
9 3 (9.09%) jQuery
9 3 (9.09%) Ajax
9 3 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (9.09%) XSD
9 3 (9.09%) CSS3
10 2 (6.06%) LAMP
10 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
10 2 (6.06%) Spring
10 2 (6.06%) JSF
10 2 (6.06%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) GIS
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Scrum
1 10 (30.30%) TDD
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (21.21%) Web Design
4 6 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.12%) Web Development
6 3 (9.09%) Database Tuning
6 3 (9.09%) UML
6 3 (9.09%) SOA
6 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.06%) OOD
7 2 (6.06%) OOP
7 2 (6.06%) RUP
7 2 (6.06%) BDD
7 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.21%) VB.NET
5 6 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) VB
6 2 (6.06%) Scala
7 1 (3.03%) ABAP
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.03%) VB6
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Sitecore
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) JBoss
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy