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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 11 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 15 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.27% 10.09% 7.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.32% 29.73% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -4.14%
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
57 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 39.04% 33.94% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 3
Average daily rate £363 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £238 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £390 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 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 22 (91.67%) HTML
1 22 (91.67%) JavaScript
1 22 (91.67%) DB2
2 21 (87.50%) UNIX
3 20 (83.33%) SQL
4 18 (75.00%) Subversion
5 17 (70.83%) Retail
5 17 (70.83%) Java
6 15 (62.50%) J2EE
6 15 (62.50%) WebSphere
7 14 (58.33%) System Testing
7 14 (58.33%) DbVisualizer
7 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (58.33%) Flash
7 14 (58.33%) Automated Testing
8 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
8 13 (54.17%) Selenium
9 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
9 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
10 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
10 11 (45.83%) TDD
10 11 (45.83%) Document Management
10 11 (45.83%) RESTful
10 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (45.83%) QA
10 11 (45.83%) Coaching
11 9 (37.50%) MQSeries
11 9 (37.50%) IBM
12 8 (33.33%) Internet

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (37.50%) MQSeries
3 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Tridion
2 5 (20.83%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (91.67%) DB2
2 14 (58.33%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (12.50%) MySQL
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Subversion
2 13 (54.17%) Selenium
3 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (29.17%) JUnit
4 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
5 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 6 (25.00%) Log4j
5 6 (25.00%) Ant
5 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (20.83%) PHPUnit
7 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
7 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 17 (70.83%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Tester
2 11 (45.83%) Automation Tester
3 8 (33.33%) Developer
4 7 (29.17%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (25.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Analyst
7 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
8 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (91.67%) HTML
2 15 (62.50%) J2EE
3 14 (58.33%) Flash
4 11 (45.83%) RESTful
5 8 (33.33%) Ajax
6 6 (25.00%) JSTL
6 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 6 (25.00%) XSLT
6 6 (25.00%) XHTML
6 6 (25.00%) JMS
6 6 (25.00%) XMLBeans
6 6 (25.00%) EJB
6 6 (25.00%) Struts
6 6 (25.00%) JDBC
6 6 (25.00%) JSP
6 6 (25.00%) Servlets
7 3 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) .NET
8 2 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (8.33%) RIA
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) UNIX
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) HPUX
3 6 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Automated Testing
1 14 (58.33%) System Testing
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (45.83%) TDD
4 11 (45.83%) Document Management
4 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
4 11 (45.83%) Coaching
5 6 (25.00%) UML
5 6 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) RAD
5 6 (25.00%) Content Management
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) MVC
7 2 (8.33%) B2B
7 2 (8.33%) CRM
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 20 (83.33%) SQL
3 17 (70.83%) Java
4 7 (29.17%) XPath
5 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (25.00%) Perl
6 5 (20.83%) PHP
7 2 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (45.83%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) IBM
2 6 (25.00%) Interwoven
2 6 (25.00%) ATG
2 6 (25.00%) Blue Martini
2 6 (25.00%) Elastic Path
3 3 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle