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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 11 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 9 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.96% 6.43% 8.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.95% 17.65% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.73%
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
41 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 36.28% 36.43% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 21
Average daily rate £425 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Watford region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016, 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 19 (95.00%) JavaScript
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Retail
3 16 (80.00%) SQL
3 16 (80.00%) HTML
4 13 (65.00%) DB2
5 12 (60.00%) Unix
5 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
5 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (55.00%) Subversion
6 11 (55.00%) Selenium
6 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (55.00%) RESTful
6 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (55.00%) Magento
7 10 (50.00%) Document Management
7 10 (50.00%) QA
7 10 (50.00%) Coaching
8 9 (45.00%) Java
9 8 (40.00%) J2EE
9 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (40.00%) PHP
9 8 (40.00%) User Stories
9 8 (40.00%) Behat
9 8 (40.00%) BDD
9 8 (40.00%) Appium
9 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (40.00%) PHPUnit

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
1 11 (55.00%) Subversion
1 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (40.00%) Appium
2 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (40.00%) PHPUnit
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) Protractor
4 2 (10.00%) Ant
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (85.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Automation Tester
1 11 (55.00%) Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Web Automation Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Web Tester
4 5 (25.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Junior
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Java Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Perl Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) RESTful
3 8 (40.00%) Behat
3 8 (40.00%) J2EE
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) JSP
5 5 (25.00%) Struts
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) Flash
6 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (20.00%) Spring
7 3 (15.00%) EJB
7 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (15.00%) jQuery
8 2 (10.00%) JDBC
8 2 (10.00%) JNDI
8 2 (10.00%) Servlets
9 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.00%) Ajax
9 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (50.00%) Coaching
4 10 (50.00%) Document Management
5 8 (40.00%) BDD
5 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (40.00%) User Stories
6 7 (35.00%) Re-Platforming
6 7 (35.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) System Testing
8 3 (15.00%) MVC
9 2 (10.00%) OOD
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (10.00%) SEO
9 2 (10.00%) Web Design
9 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (80.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) Java
4 8 (40.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) ATG
2 3 (15.00%) hybris
2 3 (15.00%) Percussion
3 2 (10.00%) Intershop
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase