The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 1 August 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 South Wales 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 17 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing XML 56 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.33% 3.04% 6.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.90% 25.49% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 20
Average daily rate
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£285 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £34.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +7.93%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
156 51 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.00% 11.92% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 38 60
Average daily rate £385 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £30.25 £55.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
XML
Wales

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

XML
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

XML
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Cardiff +12 27 £250 -9.09% 7
Newport -3 19 £429 +27.03%
Torfaen - 1 £375 -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 3
Caerphilly - - - -
XML
Wales

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 45 (56.96%) Java
3 43 (54.43%) Web Services
4 33 (41.77%) Spring
5 31 (39.24%) HTML
6 27 (34.18%) JavaScript
7 24 (30.38%) TDD
7 24 (30.38%) Relational Database
8 23 (29.11%) BDD
9 21 (26.58%) Hibernate
10 20 (25.32%) J2EE
10 20 (25.32%) XSLT
11 19 (24.05%) REST
12 18 (22.78%) Selenium
12 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
12 18 (22.78%) C#
12 18 (22.78%) WebSphere
13 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (21.52%) Oracle
13 17 (21.52%) .NET
13 17 (21.52%) SOAP
13 17 (21.52%) IBM
14 16 (20.25%) UML
14 16 (20.25%) Subversion
14 16 (20.25%) Java SE
15 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
15 15 (18.99%) JUnit
16 14 (17.72%) CSS
16 14 (17.72%) RDBMS
16 14 (17.72%) Finance

XML
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (22.78%) WebSphere
2 12 (15.19%) FileNet
3 8 (10.13%) Tomcat
4 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.86%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.06%) Apache
5 4 (5.06%) CMS
5 4 (5.06%) Kentico
6 3 (3.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (3.80%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Intranet
2 3 (3.80%) Internet
2 3 (3.80%) SSL
2 3 (3.80%) HTTP
2 3 (3.80%) SMS
3 1 (1.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.38%) Relational Database
2 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
3 14 (17.72%) RDBMS
4 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.80%) MySQL
8 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Selenium
2 16 (20.25%) Subversion
3 15 (18.99%) JUnit
4 12 (15.19%) Maven
5 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (11.39%) Visual Studio
7 8 (10.13%) Ant
8 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
8 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.33%) JIRA
8 5 (6.33%) Eclipse
9 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.80%) Mercurial
10 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.80%) JBehave
10 3 (3.80%) Hudson
10 3 (3.80%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.80%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (2.53%) PowerBuilder
11 2 (2.53%) JMeter
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Local Government
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (83.54%) Developer
2 36 (45.57%) Java Developer
3 10 (12.66%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.86%) C++ Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Automated Test Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Lead Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.53%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.53%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.53%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Technical Support Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Support Manager
7 2 (2.53%) CMS Developer
7 2 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (1.27%) Designer
8 1 (1.27%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (1.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (54.43%) Web Services
2 33 (41.77%) Spring
3 31 (39.24%) HTML
4 21 (26.58%) Hibernate
5 20 (25.32%) J2EE
5 20 (25.32%) XSLT
6 19 (24.05%) REST
7 17 (21.52%) .NET
7 17 (21.52%) SOAP
8 16 (20.25%) Java SE
9 14 (17.72%) CSS
10 13 (16.46%) Struts
10 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
10 13 (16.46%) WCF
11 12 (15.19%) .NET Framework
11 12 (15.19%) MyBatis
12 9 (11.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (6.33%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.06%) AS400
3 3 (3.80%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.53%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) UNIX
1 4 (5.06%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Solaris
3 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) TDD
2 23 (29.11%) BDD
3 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (20.25%) UML
5 11 (13.92%) RAD
6 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
6 10 (12.66%) Scrum
7 9 (11.39%) MVC
7 9 (11.39%) SOA
8 8 (10.13%) OO
9 6 (7.59%) OOD
9 6 (7.59%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.33%) Workflow
10 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.06%) Web Design
11 4 (5.06%) Automated Testing
12 3 (3.80%) Waterfall
12 3 (3.80%) Automation Testing
12 3 (3.80%) Test Management
12 3 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 45 (56.96%) Java
3 27 (34.18%) JavaScript
4 18 (22.78%) C#
5 7 (8.86%) C++
6 5 (6.33%) VC++
7 3 (3.80%) XPath
7 3 (3.80%) Groovy
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.80%) XQuery
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.80%) MCSD
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
5 1 (1.27%) MCDBA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Oracle
1 17 (21.52%) IBM
2 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.33%) Thunderhead
4 3 (3.80%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.80%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.27%) Informatica
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