The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 25 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing XML 1 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.64% 9.89% 16.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 29.03% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
XML
Hertfordshire

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 Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
32 31 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.38% 34.07% 58.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 26
Average daily rate £350 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Watford

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 11 (91.67%) HTML
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
1 11 (91.67%) E-Commerce
1 11 (91.67%) Retail
2 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 10 (83.33%) Manufacturing
2 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 10 (83.33%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (66.67%) J2EE
4 8 (66.67%) MQSeries
4 8 (66.67%) IBM
5 7 (58.33%) ISEB
5 7 (58.33%) System Testing
5 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (50.00%) MySQL
6 6 (50.00%) Oracle
6 6 (50.00%) DB2
6 6 (50.00%) SOAP
7 5 (41.67%) Flash
7 5 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
7 5 (41.67%) HP
7 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Content Management
7 5 (41.67%) REST
7 5 (41.67%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (41.67%) Adobe CQ

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 8 (66.67%) MQSeries
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (41.67%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MySQL
1 6 (50.00%) DB2
2 5 (41.67%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (25.00%) Log4j
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (25.00%) Ant
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (91.67%) Retail
2 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 10 (83.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) J2EE
3 6 (50.00%) SOAP
4 5 (41.67%) Flash
4 5 (41.67%) REST
5 4 (33.33%) JSON
5 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) Ajax
6 3 (25.00%) Servlets
6 3 (25.00%) JMS
6 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (25.00%) Spring
6 3 (25.00%) XMLBeans
6 3 (25.00%) Struts
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) XSLT
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) RIA
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) HPUX
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) E-Commerce
2 7 (58.33%) System Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Content Management
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) People Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) B2B
6 1 (8.33%) Logistics
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 10 (83.33%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) XPath
5 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Interwoven
4 3 (25.00%) Sun