The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 16 33 17
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs citing XML 57 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.61% 4.10% 6.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.34% 26.39% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 17 18
Average daily rate
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£285 £295 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% -10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £375 £375
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 £34.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +31.57%
XML
Wales

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 South Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
166 72 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.99% 15.55% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 55 55
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £55.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.09% +120.00%
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 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 21 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 21 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 +13 29 £250 -9.09% 7
Newport -1 19 £429 +27.03%
Bridgend - 1 £270 -
Torfaen - 1 £375 -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
XML
Wales

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 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 48 (59.26%) Java
2 46 (56.79%) SQL
3 41 (50.62%) Web Services
4 35 (43.21%) Spring
5 32 (39.51%) HTML
6 26 (32.10%) JavaScript
6 26 (32.10%) TDD
7 24 (29.63%) Hibernate
7 24 (29.63%) Relational Database
8 22 (27.16%) BDD
9 20 (24.69%) SOAP
10 19 (23.46%) J2EE
10 19 (23.46%) Oracle
10 19 (23.46%) XSLT
10 19 (23.46%) UML
10 19 (23.46%) REST
11 18 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (22.22%) WebSphere
11 18 (22.22%) Selenium
11 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
12 17 (20.99%) IBM
13 16 (19.75%) C#
13 16 (19.75%) Java SE
14 15 (18.52%) .NET
14 15 (18.52%) Subversion
15 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
15 14 (17.28%) JUnit
15 14 (17.28%) CSS
15 14 (17.28%) RDBMS
15 14 (17.28%) Finance

XML
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 12 (14.81%) FileNet
3 11 (13.58%) Tomcat
4 9 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.94%) Apache
7 3 (3.70%) IIS
7 3 (3.70%) CMS
7 3 (3.70%) Kentico
8 2 (2.47%) Umbraco
8 2 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) SMS
1 3 (3.70%) Intranet
2 2 (2.47%) Internet
2 2 (2.47%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) SSL
3 1 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.63%) Relational Database
2 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.28%) RDBMS
3 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.94%) MySQL
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.23%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Selenium
2 15 (18.52%) Subversion
3 14 (17.28%) JUnit
4 12 (14.81%) Maven
5 10 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (9.88%) Visual Studio
7 7 (8.64%) Ant
8 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
9 4 (4.94%) JIRA
9 4 (4.94%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
11 2 (2.47%) Hudson
11 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.47%) JBehave
11 2 (2.47%) JMeter
11 2 (2.47%) PowerBuilder
11 2 (2.47%) Calabash
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Local Government
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (81.48%) Developer
2 38 (46.91%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.64%) C++ Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Automated Test Developer
8 2 (2.47%) CMS Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Applications Architect
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.23%) SQL DBA
9 1 (1.23%) Perl Developer
9 1 (1.23%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.23%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (50.62%) Web Services
2 35 (43.21%) Spring
3 32 (39.51%) HTML
4 24 (29.63%) Hibernate
5 20 (24.69%) SOAP
6 19 (23.46%) J2EE
6 19 (23.46%) XSLT
6 19 (23.46%) REST
7 16 (19.75%) Java SE
8 15 (18.52%) .NET
9 14 (17.28%) CSS
10 13 (16.05%) Struts
11 12 (14.81%) ASP.NET
11 12 (14.81%) WCF
11 12 (14.81%) MyBatis
12 11 (13.58%) .NET Framework
13 9 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (6.17%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) AS400
1 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.70%) Open Source
2 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.23%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.64%) Windows
2 3 (3.70%) Linux
2 3 (3.70%) UNIX
3 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) TDD
2 22 (27.16%) BDD
3 19 (23.46%) UML
4 18 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.58%) RAD
5 11 (13.58%) Scrum
6 10 (12.35%) MVC
6 10 (12.35%) Unit Testing
7 9 (11.11%) SOA
8 8 (9.88%) OO
9 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.41%) Web Design
10 6 (7.41%) OOD
11 5 (6.17%) Workflow
11 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
12 4 (4.94%) Automated Testing
13 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
13 3 (3.70%) Waterfall
14 2 (2.47%) Web Application Development
14 2 (2.47%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (59.26%) Java
2 46 (56.79%) SQL
3 26 (32.10%) JavaScript
4 16 (19.75%) C#
5 7 (8.64%) C++
6 5 (6.17%) VC++
7 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.47%) Scala
8 2 (2.47%) XQuery
8 2 (2.47%) XPath
8 2 (2.47%) Groovy
9 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) MCSD
5 1 (1.23%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.23%) MCITP
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle
2 17 (20.99%) IBM
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.17%) Thunderhead
5 3 (3.70%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.47%) HP
7 1 (1.23%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.23%) Informatica
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