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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 23 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.30% 11.49% 7.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.23% 27.03% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate - £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
52 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 37.96% 42.53% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 19
Average daily rate £363 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 17 April 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 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 13 (81.25%) OO
3 13 (81.25%) HTML
4 12 (75.00%) Java
4 12 (75.00%) J2EE
4 12 (75.00%) UNIX
4 12 (75.00%) Internet
4 12 (75.00%) Ajax
5 11 (68.75%) Subversion
5 11 (68.75%) Web 2.0
5 11 (68.75%) XMLBeans
5 11 (68.75%) XPath
5 11 (68.75%) Log4j
5 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
5 11 (68.75%) Eclipse
5 11 (68.75%) RDBMS
5 11 (68.75%) Solaris
5 11 (68.75%) Linux
5 11 (68.75%) XSLT
5 11 (68.75%) Servlets
5 11 (68.75%) Struts
5 11 (68.75%) Ant
5 11 (68.75%) JUnit
6 10 (62.50%) JSP
7 9 (56.25%) Finance
8 8 (50.00%) Retail
8 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (43.75%) MQSeries

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (43.75%) MQSeries
2 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (31.25%) Alfresco
3 5 (31.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (31.25%) Apache
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.25%) OpenEdge
5 1 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Tridion
1 5 (31.25%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) RDBMS
1 11 (68.75%) Relational Database
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) DB2
4 5 (31.25%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Ant
1 11 (68.75%) JUnit
1 11 (68.75%) Eclipse
1 11 (68.75%) Log4j
1 11 (68.75%) Subversion
2 5 (31.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.25%) WebSpeed
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Retail
3 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) Java Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (31.25%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Progress Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Progress Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) J2EE
2 12 (75.00%) Ajax
3 11 (68.75%) XSLT
3 11 (68.75%) XMLBeans
3 11 (68.75%) Servlets
3 11 (68.75%) Struts
4 10 (62.50%) JSP
5 7 (43.75%) CSS
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
6 6 (37.50%) JMS
6 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
6 6 (37.50%) Spring
7 5 (31.25%) JSF
7 5 (31.25%) JDBC
7 5 (31.25%) EJB
7 5 (31.25%) XHTML
7 5 (31.25%) JSTL
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
9 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Web 2.0
2 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) UNIX
2 11 (68.75%) Solaris
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) OO
2 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (37.50%) Content Management
4 5 (31.25%) RAD
4 5 (31.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 12 (75.00%) Java
4 11 (68.75%) XPath
5 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (31.25%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (6.25%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
1 7 (43.75%) IBM
2 6 (37.50%) Interwoven
3 5 (31.25%) ATG
3 5 (31.25%) Blue Martini
3 5 (31.25%) Elastic Path
4 1 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Progress