The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Watford region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 15 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 11 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.38% 7.87% 22.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.56% 24.14% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£260 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
36 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.96% 32.58% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 12
Average daily rate £375 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £351 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £456 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
XML
Hertfordshire

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 29 July 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 22 (95.65%) HTML
2 21 (91.30%) SQL
3 20 (86.96%) Java
3 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
3 20 (86.96%) UNIX
4 19 (82.61%) E-Commerce
4 19 (82.61%) Retail
5 18 (78.26%) J2EE
6 17 (73.91%) Finance
6 17 (73.91%) Manufacturing
7 15 (65.22%) MQSeries
7 15 (65.22%) IBM
8 13 (56.52%) Internet
8 13 (56.52%) DB2
8 13 (56.52%) Ajax
8 13 (56.52%) Degree
9 11 (47.83%) Web 2.0
9 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
9 11 (47.83%) XMLBeans
9 11 (47.83%) XPath
9 11 (47.83%) Log4j
9 11 (47.83%) Subversion
9 11 (47.83%) Ant
9 11 (47.83%) JUnit
9 11 (47.83%) Oracle
9 11 (47.83%) XSLT
9 11 (47.83%) OO
9 11 (47.83%) Servlets
9 11 (47.83%) Struts
9 11 (47.83%) Eclipse

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (65.22%) MQSeries
2 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
3 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
4 6 (26.09%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (13.04%) Apache
6 3 (13.04%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Tridion
2 3 (13.04%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) DB2
2 10 (43.48%) RDBMS
2 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
3 8 (34.78%) MySQL
4 7 (30.43%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Ant
1 11 (47.83%) JUnit
1 11 (47.83%) Eclipse
1 11 (47.83%) Log4j
1 11 (47.83%) Subversion
2 7 (30.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
4 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Maven
General
1 19 (82.61%) Retail
2 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 17 (73.91%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Java Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Tester
3 7 (30.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (13.04%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) J2EE
3 13 (56.52%) Ajax
4 11 (47.83%) XSLT
4 11 (47.83%) XMLBeans
4 11 (47.83%) Servlets
4 11 (47.83%) Struts
5 9 (39.13%) CSS
5 9 (39.13%) jQuery
6 8 (34.78%) SOAP
6 8 (34.78%) JMS
7 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
7 7 (30.43%) Spring
7 7 (30.43%) JSP
7 7 (30.43%) Flash
8 6 (26.09%) JSON
8 6 (26.09%) REST
9 4 (17.39%) JSTL
9 4 (17.39%) XHTML
9 4 (17.39%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Web 2.0
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) UNIX
2 11 (47.83%) Solaris
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) E-Commerce
2 11 (47.83%) OO
3 10 (43.48%) Content Management
4 9 (39.13%) System Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
7 4 (17.39%) UML
7 4 (17.39%) RAD
8 2 (8.70%) CRM
8 2 (8.70%) B2B
8 2 (8.70%) MVC
8 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.70%) Web Development
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Change Control
8 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Logistics
9 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) SQL
2 20 (86.96%) Java
2 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
3 11 (47.83%) XPath
4 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Degree
2 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) Sun Certification
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) IBM
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) Interwoven
4 7 (30.43%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Sun
5 4 (17.39%) ATG
5 4 (17.39%) Blue Martini
5 4 (17.39%) Elastic Path