The table below looks at the statistics 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 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 39 42 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing XML 29 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.85% 2.89% 7.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.34% 9.85% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £288 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
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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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
189 203 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.07% 29.29% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 129 52
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £140.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.78% +723.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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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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 +10 26 £400 +20.30% 6
West Wales +3 3 £419 +4.68% 1
North Wales - - - -
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XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 34 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 32 (37.21%) HTML
3 28 (32.56%) SQL
3 28 (32.56%) CSS
3 28 (32.56%) Web Services
4 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (29.07%) SOAP
6 24 (27.91%) C#
7 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
8 22 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (24.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
10 20 (23.26%) HTML5
11 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
12 18 (20.93%) .NET
13 17 (19.77%) Java
14 16 (18.60%) SharePoint
14 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
14 16 (18.60%) JSON
14 16 (18.60%) jQuery
15 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (16.28%) WCF
15 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (15.12%) Migration
16 13 (15.12%) T-SQL
16 13 (15.12%) Software Engineering
16 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (13.95%) CSS3
17 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 16 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.65%) Confluence
3 4 (4.65%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.65%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) JBoss
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.33%) Mule
5 2 (2.33%) FileNet
6 1 (1.16%) Zope
6 1 (1.16%) CICS
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Office
2 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) Doxygen
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.49%) Shopify
2 3 (3.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.63%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) Intranet
2 10 (11.63%) HTTP
3 9 (10.47%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) Firewall
4 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 22 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (24.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (11.63%) MongoDB
7 8 (9.30%) MySQL
8 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.33%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (12.79%) Subversion
3 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
5 8 (9.30%) JUnit
6 7 (8.14%) Jasmine
7 6 (6.98%) JIRA
8 4 (4.65%) Maven
8 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.49%) XMLUnit
9 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.33%) Hudson
10 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.33%) Selenium
10 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.16%) Xcode
11 1 (1.16%) DbUnit
11 1 (1.16%) GitLab
General
1 6 (6.98%) Back Office
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Publishing
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (47.67%) Developer
2 13 (15.12%) Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) SQL Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.98%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Web Project Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Web Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Designer
7 4 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (4.65%) CRM Developer
7 4 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.65%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Lead Software Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.21%) HTML
2 28 (32.56%) CSS
2 28 (32.56%) Web Services
3 25 (29.07%) SOAP
4 20 (23.26%) HTML5
5 18 (20.93%) .NET
6 16 (18.60%) JSON
6 16 (18.60%) jQuery
7 14 (16.28%) WCF
8 12 (13.95%) CSS3
9 11 (12.79%) Ajax
10 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
10 9 (10.47%) REST
11 7 (8.14%) XHTML
11 7 (8.14%) XSLT
11 7 (8.14%) Play Framework
12 6 (6.98%) Spring
12 6 (6.98%) XML Schema
13 5 (5.81%) J2EE
14 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) User Experience
2 10 (11.63%) NHS
3 8 (9.30%) Replication
3 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.81%) Open Source
5 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.49%) IVR
6 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.49%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.33%) Clustering
8 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) UNIX
4 2 (2.33%) Android
4 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.12%) Migration
2 13 (15.12%) Software Engineering
3 12 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (13.95%) Scrum
4 11 (12.79%) TDD
4 11 (12.79%) E-Commerce
5 10 (11.63%) Data Migration
5 10 (11.63%) SOA
6 8 (9.30%) Content Management
6 8 (9.30%) Data Modelling
6 8 (9.30%) MVC
6 8 (9.30%) Web Design
7 7 (8.14%) Information Security
7 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
7 7 (8.14%) User Stories
8 6 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.98%) UML
8 6 (6.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) SQL
2 24 (27.91%) C#
3 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.77%) Java
5 13 (15.12%) T-SQL
6 8 (9.30%) Scala
7 5 (5.81%) PHP
8 4 (4.65%) Ruby
9 3 (3.49%) XPath
10 2 (2.33%) C
10 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.33%) C++
11 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.16%) Python
11 1 (1.16%) COBOL
11 1 (1.16%) Perl
11 1 (1.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) ISEB
4 3 (3.49%) Degree
5 2 (2.33%) CBAP
5 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) Alterian
3 6 (6.98%) HP
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle
5 4 (4.65%) Casewise
6 3 (3.49%) Progress
6 3 (3.49%) Avaya
7 2 (2.33%) Twitter
7 2 (2.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.16%) ILOG
8 1 (1.16%) Sybase
8 1 (1.16%) Zend
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