The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 23 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 19 36 13
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs citing XML 68 17 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.87% 3.27% 8.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.54% 24.29% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 16 28
Average daily rate
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£294 £298 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% -11.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £381 £422
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 £33.55 £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +10.23%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
209 70 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.25% 13.46% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 53 94
Average daily rate £383 £317 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.85% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £414 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £41.38 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 £40.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
XML
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XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Wales

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

XML
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales +14 59 £281 -5.46% 16
West Wales -9 3 - - 1
North Wales - - - -
XML
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XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 54 (61.36%) SQL
2 53 (60.23%) Java
3 51 (57.95%) Web Services
4 42 (47.73%) Spring
5 35 (39.77%) HTML
6 31 (35.23%) TDD
7 29 (32.95%) XSLT
8 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
9 27 (30.68%) Relational Database
10 25 (28.41%) BDD
10 25 (28.41%) J2EE
11 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
12 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (26.14%) Hibernate
13 22 (25.00%) IBM
13 22 (25.00%) WebSphere
14 21 (23.86%) Selenium
14 21 (23.86%) Subversion
15 20 (22.73%) Oracle
15 20 (22.73%) Java SE
15 20 (22.73%) REST
16 19 (21.59%) JUnit
17 18 (20.45%) FileNet
17 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
18 17 (19.32%) Finance
18 17 (19.32%) C#
18 17 (19.32%) SOAP
18 17 (19.32%) Struts
19 16 (18.18%) .NET
19 16 (18.18%) SQL Server

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 18 (20.45%) FileNet
3 10 (11.36%) WebLogic
4 8 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.68%) CMS
5 5 (5.68%) Kentico
6 4 (4.55%) Apache
7 3 (3.41%) Umbraco
7 3 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (2.27%) Confluence
8 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Intranet
2 3 (3.41%) Internet
2 3 (3.41%) SMS
2 3 (3.41%) HTTP
2 3 (3.41%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.68%) Relational Database
2 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 14 (15.91%) RDBMS
4 10 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.41%) MySQL
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.14%) Star Schema
10 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (23.86%) Subversion
1 21 (23.86%) Selenium
2 19 (21.59%) JUnit
3 14 (15.91%) Maven
4 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (9.09%) Ant
6 7 (7.95%) JIRA
6 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio
6 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.68%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.68%) Hudson
8 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.41%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.41%) JBehave
9 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.41%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (2.27%) eggPlant
10 2 (2.27%) Calabash
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (84.09%) Developer
2 45 (51.14%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.23%) .NET Developer
4 7 (7.95%) C++ Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.41%) Automated Test Developer
7 2 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.27%) CMS Developer
7 2 (2.27%) Technical Support Manager
7 2 (2.27%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.27%) Support Manager
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (2.27%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.27%) Lead Developer
7 2 (2.27%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.27%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.14%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (57.95%) Web Services
2 42 (47.73%) Spring
3 35 (39.77%) HTML
4 29 (32.95%) XSLT
5 25 (28.41%) J2EE
6 23 (26.14%) Hibernate
7 20 (22.73%) Java SE
7 20 (22.73%) REST
8 17 (19.32%) SOAP
8 17 (19.32%) Struts
9 16 (18.18%) .NET
9 16 (18.18%) MyBatis
10 15 (17.05%) CSS
11 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET
11 11 (12.50%) .NET Framework
11 11 (12.50%) WCF
12 10 (11.36%) JSF
13 7 (7.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (6.82%) XSD
15 5 (5.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.41%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.41%) AS400
2 3 (3.41%) Open Source
3 2 (2.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) UNIX
3 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) TDD
2 25 (28.41%) BDD
3 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.18%) UML
5 15 (17.05%) Scrum
6 12 (13.64%) SOA
7 11 (12.50%) RAD
7 11 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 10 (11.36%) OO
8 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.95%) MVC
10 6 (6.82%) OOD
11 5 (5.68%) Workflow
11 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.68%) Web Design
11 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.68%) Web Application Development
12 4 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
13 3 (3.41%) Release Management
13 3 (3.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (61.36%) SQL
2 53 (60.23%) Java
3 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.32%) C#
5 7 (7.95%) C++
6 6 (6.82%) XPath
7 5 (5.68%) VC++
8 3 (3.41%) XQuery
8 3 (3.41%) Groovy
8 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.14%) Perl
9 1 (1.14%) PHP
9 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.41%) MCSD
5 1 (1.14%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.14%) MCITP
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) IBM
2 20 (22.73%) Oracle
3 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.68%) Thunderhead
5 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.41%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) Twitter
7 1 (1.14%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.14%) Cognos
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