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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 21 25 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing XML 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.71% 7.63% 9.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.00% 20.41% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£210 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +1.14%
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
50 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 35.71% 37.40% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 17
Average daily rate £388 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) DB2
2 6 (66.67%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 6 (66.67%) Subversion
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Flash
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Document Management
4 4 (44.44%) PHP
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) PHPUnit
4 4 (44.44%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (44.44%) Coaching
4 4 (44.44%) Magento
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) System Testing
4 4 (44.44%) RESTful
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) LiveLink
1 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Magento
2 1 (11.11%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
2 4 (44.44%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Subversion
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 4 (44.44%) PHPUnit
4 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (11.11%) Log4j
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (11.11%) NUnit
5 1 (11.11%) Ant
General
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) Flash
2 4 (44.44%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) JSTL
4 1 (11.11%) XMLBeans
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (11.11%) Kendo UI
4 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) RIA
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) HPUX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Document Management
3 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) System Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) B2B
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) Content Management
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) XPath
5 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Elastic Path
2 1 (11.11%) ATG
2 1 (11.11%) OpenText
2 1 (11.11%) RedDot
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Interwoven
2 1 (11.11%) Blue Martini