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 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 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 19 39 12
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing XML 65 17 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.76% 3.04% 8.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.18% 23.94% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 16 30
Average daily rate
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£300 £298 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -11.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £381 £427
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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
202 71 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.22% 12.68% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 53 93
Average daily rate £385 £317 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.64% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £30.25 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £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 1 August 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 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
South Wales +18 56 £285 -4.20% 11
West Wales -4 3 - - 1
North Wales - - - -
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XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (60.67%) Java
1 54 (60.67%) SQL
2 53 (59.55%) Web Services
3 42 (47.19%) Spring
4 34 (38.20%) HTML
5 33 (37.08%) TDD
6 29 (32.58%) XSLT
7 27 (30.34%) JavaScript
7 27 (30.34%) BDD
7 27 (30.34%) Relational Database
8 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
9 25 (28.09%) J2EE
10 23 (25.84%) IBM
10 23 (25.84%) Hibernate
10 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (24.72%) WebSphere
11 22 (24.72%) Selenium
11 22 (24.72%) REST
12 21 (23.60%) Subversion
12 21 (23.60%) Oracle
13 20 (22.47%) Java SE
13 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
14 19 (21.35%) JUnit
14 19 (21.35%) SOAP
15 18 (20.22%) .NET
15 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
15 18 (20.22%) C#
15 18 (20.22%) FileNet
15 18 (20.22%) Finance
16 17 (19.10%) Struts

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (24.72%) WebSphere
2 18 (20.22%) FileNet
3 10 (11.24%) WebLogic
4 8 (8.99%) Tomcat
5 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.49%) Kentico
6 4 (4.49%) Apache
6 4 (4.49%) CMS
7 3 (3.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (3.37%) Umbraco
8 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.25%) Confluence
8 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Intranet
2 3 (3.37%) Internet
2 3 (3.37%) HTTP
2 3 (3.37%) SSL
2 3 (3.37%) SMS
3 1 (1.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.34%) Relational Database
2 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
3 14 (15.73%) RDBMS
4 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.37%) MySQL
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.12%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (24.72%) Selenium
2 21 (23.60%) Subversion
3 19 (21.35%) JUnit
4 14 (15.73%) Maven
5 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
7 8 (8.99%) Ant
8 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.87%) JIRA
9 5 (5.62%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.62%) Hudson
9 5 (5.62%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
11 3 (3.37%) Cucumber
11 3 (3.37%) JBehave
11 3 (3.37%) Mercurial
11 3 (3.37%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.25%) Calabash
12 2 (2.25%) eggPlant
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Publishing
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (84.27%) Developer
2 45 (50.56%) Java Developer
3 10 (11.24%) .NET Developer
4 7 (7.87%) C++ Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) Lead Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Automated Test Developer
7 2 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.25%) CMS Developer
7 2 (2.25%) Technical Support Manager
7 2 (2.25%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.25%) Support Manager
7 2 (2.25%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.25%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.25%) Technical Support
8 1 (1.12%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.12%) Architect
8 1 (1.12%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (59.55%) Web Services
2 42 (47.19%) Spring
3 34 (38.20%) HTML
4 29 (32.58%) XSLT
5 25 (28.09%) J2EE
6 23 (25.84%) Hibernate
7 22 (24.72%) REST
8 20 (22.47%) Java SE
9 19 (21.35%) SOAP
10 18 (20.22%) .NET
11 17 (19.10%) Struts
12 16 (17.98%) MyBatis
13 14 (15.73%) CSS
14 13 (14.61%) WCF
14 13 (14.61%) .NET Framework
14 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET
15 10 (11.24%) JSF
16 9 (10.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.49%) AS400
3 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.37%) Open Source
3 3 (3.37%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.12%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) UNIX
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.08%) TDD
2 27 (30.34%) BDD
3 23 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.98%) UML
5 15 (16.85%) Scrum
6 13 (14.61%) Unit Testing
7 12 (13.48%) SOA
8 11 (12.36%) RAD
9 10 (11.24%) OO
9 10 (11.24%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.11%) MVC
11 6 (6.74%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.74%) OOD
12 5 (5.62%) Workflow
12 5 (5.62%) Web Application Development
12 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (4.49%) OOA/OOD
13 4 (4.49%) Web Design
13 4 (4.49%) Automated Testing
14 3 (3.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (60.67%) Java
1 54 (60.67%) SQL
2 27 (30.34%) JavaScript
3 18 (20.22%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) C++
5 6 (6.74%) XPath
6 5 (5.62%) VC++
7 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.37%) XQuery
7 3 (3.37%) Groovy
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) PHP
8 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.37%) MCSD
5 1 (1.12%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.12%) MCITP
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) IBM
2 21 (23.60%) Oracle
3 10 (11.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.62%) Thunderhead
5 3 (3.37%) HP
5 3 (3.37%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.25%) Twitter
7 1 (1.12%) Informatica
7 1 (1.12%) Cognos
7 1 (1.12%) Red Gate
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