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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 22 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 2 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.89% 8.22% 11.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 22.22% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate
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£210 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -15.71%
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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
47 54 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.34% 36.99% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 21
Average daily rate £375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £295 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £363 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Open Text
2 1 (50.00%) LiveLink
2 1 (50.00%) RedDot
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) REST

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) LiveLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Open Text
2 1 (50.00%) RedDot