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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 17 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 11 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.03% 14.81% 19.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.40% 34.29% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£260 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.20%
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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 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.31% 43.21% 44.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 16
Average daily rate £375 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 (94.12%) HTML
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
1 16 (94.12%) E-Commerce
1 16 (94.12%) Retail
2 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 15 (88.24%) Manufacturing
2 15 (88.24%) Java
2 15 (88.24%) UNIX
3 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
4 13 (76.47%) J2EE
4 13 (76.47%) MQSeries
4 13 (76.47%) IBM
4 13 (76.47%) Degree
5 9 (52.94%) Content Management
5 9 (52.94%) DB2
6 8 (47.06%) MySQL
6 8 (47.06%) Oracle
6 8 (47.06%) SOAP
6 8 (47.06%) ISEB
6 8 (47.06%) Internet
6 8 (47.06%) Ajax
6 8 (47.06%) WebSphere
6 8 (47.06%) System Testing
6 8 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (41.18%) Adobe CQ
7 7 (41.18%) REST
7 7 (41.18%) XMLBeans
7 7 (41.18%) XPath
7 7 (41.18%) Web 2.0
7 7 (41.18%) Subversion

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (76.47%) MQSeries
2 8 (47.06%) WebSphere
3 7 (41.18%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Internet
2 5 (29.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) DB2
2 8 (47.06%) MySQL
3 6 (35.29%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Ant
1 7 (41.18%) JUnit
1 7 (41.18%) Eclipse
1 7 (41.18%) Log4j
1 7 (41.18%) Subversion
2 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
3 5 (29.41%) Maven
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 16 (94.12%) Retail
2 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 15 (88.24%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Java Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Tester
4 5 (29.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) J2EE
3 8 (47.06%) SOAP
3 8 (47.06%) Ajax
4 7 (41.18%) JMS
4 7 (41.18%) Struts
4 7 (41.18%) XSLT
4 7 (41.18%) Servlets
4 7 (41.18%) REST
4 7 (41.18%) XMLBeans
5 6 (35.29%) JSON
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) Flash
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
6 5 (29.41%) Spring
7 2 (11.76%) XHTML
7 2 (11.76%) JDBC
7 2 (11.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Web 2.0
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) RIA
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) HPUX
2 7 (41.18%) Solaris
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) E-Commerce
2 9 (52.94%) Content Management
3 8 (47.06%) System Testing
4 7 (41.18%) OO
5 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) UML
6 2 (11.76%) People Management
6 2 (11.76%) RAD
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) SOA
7 1 (5.88%) B2B
7 1 (5.88%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Logistics
7 1 (5.88%) Change Control
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 15 (88.24%) Java
3 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) XPath
5 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.76%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Degree
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (47.06%) ISEB
3 5 (29.41%) Sun Certification
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) IBM
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) Interwoven
4 6 (35.29%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) Sun
6 2 (11.76%) ATG
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Martini
6 2 (11.76%) Elastic Path