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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 36 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 18 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.24% 13.86% 19.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.43% 37.84% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 19
Average daily rate £350 £310 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £320 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
84 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.76% 36.63% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 40
Average daily rate £338 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bath -4 5 £350 - 10
Street - 4 - -
Taunton -25 3 £488 +57.25% 2
Yeovil - 1 - - 1
Bridgwater - - - - 3
Clevedon - - - -
XML
South West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 31 (70.45%) .NET
2 27 (61.36%) C#
3 25 (56.82%) SQL Server
4 20 (45.45%) SQL
5 18 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (38.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (38.64%) Java
7 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
7 16 (36.36%) WCF
8 14 (31.82%) HTML
8 14 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (29.55%) MVC
10 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
10 12 (27.27%) CSS
11 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (22.73%) Ajax
12 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
13 9 (20.45%) Oracle
13 9 (20.45%) J2EE
13 9 (20.45%) jQuery
14 8 (18.18%) HTML5
14 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
14 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
14 8 (18.18%) Spring
15 7 (15.91%) XSLT
16 6 (13.64%) EJB
16 6 (13.64%) WebLogic
16 6 (13.64%) OOA/OOD

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.64%) WebLogic
3 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
4 5 (11.36%) MQSeries
4 5 (11.36%) CMS
4 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
4 5 (11.36%) Escenic
4 5 (11.36%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.27%) Commerce Server
6 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (56.82%) SQL Server
2 18 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (38.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (11.36%) MySQL
5 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (11.36%) Hadoop
5 5 (11.36%) Big Data
6 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
7 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.27%) SQLPlus
9 1 (2.27%) DTS
9 1 (2.27%) Ingres
9 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.27%) Toad
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Publishing
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (81.82%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Senior Developer
3 12 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 11 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 10 (22.73%) Senior .NET Developer
5 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
6 8 (18.18%) Analyst
6 8 (18.18%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 6 (13.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Java Programmer
8 5 (11.36%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (11.36%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (11.36%) Architect
8 5 (11.36%) Programmer
8 5 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (11.36%) Senior Java Programmer
9 4 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (70.45%) .NET
2 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 16 (36.36%) WCF
3 14 (31.82%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) CSS
5 10 (22.73%) Ajax
6 9 (20.45%) jQuery
6 9 (20.45%) J2EE
7 8 (18.18%) HTML5
7 8 (18.18%) Hibernate
7 8 (18.18%) Spring
8 7 (15.91%) XSLT
9 6 (13.64%) EJB
9 6 (13.64%) CSS3
10 5 (11.36%) JSF
10 5 (11.36%) LAMP
10 5 (11.36%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (11.36%) XHTML
10 5 (11.36%) Java RMI
10 5 (11.36%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
1 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) MVC
2 6 (13.64%) OOA/OOD
2 6 (13.64%) OOD
3 5 (11.36%) SOA
3 5 (11.36%) RUP
3 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
3 5 (11.36%) UML
3 5 (11.36%) OOP
3 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.36%) Scrum
3 5 (11.36%) TDD
3 5 (11.36%) BDD
4 4 (9.09%) Release Management
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (4.55%) ETL
5 2 (4.55%) High Availability
5 2 (4.55%) Database Tuning
5 2 (4.55%) Information Management
5 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) C#
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 17 (38.64%) Java
4 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
5 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.36%) Scala
7 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) ABAP
8 1 (2.27%) VBA
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) GoldenSource