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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 12 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 11 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.70% 0.93% 7.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.58% 2.44% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +4.90%
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
43 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 45.74% 37.96% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 12
Average daily rate £410 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £498 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016, 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 (84.21%) JavaScript
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 15 (78.95%) HTML
2 15 (78.95%) DB2
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (73.68%) Retail
3 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
3 14 (73.68%) Unix
4 13 (68.42%) RESTful
4 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (63.16%) QA
6 11 (57.89%) Selenium
6 11 (57.89%) Subversion
6 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
6 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
6 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (57.89%) Magento
6 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
7 10 (52.63%) Coaching
7 10 (52.63%) TDD
7 10 (52.63%) Document Management
8 9 (47.37%) Flash
8 9 (47.37%) DbVisualizer
8 9 (47.37%) System Testing
9 8 (42.11%) PHPUnit
9 8 (42.11%) BDD
9 8 (42.11%) PHP
10 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
11 6 (31.58%) Java
11 6 (31.58%) J2EE

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) DB2
2 9 (47.37%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Selenium
1 11 (57.89%) Subversion
1 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
2 8 (42.11%) PHPUnit
3 5 (26.32%) Appium
3 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
4 3 (15.79%) Protractor
General
1 14 (73.68%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Automation Tester
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Selenium Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Web Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) HTML
2 13 (68.42%) RESTful
3 9 (47.37%) Flash
4 6 (31.58%) J2EE
5 5 (26.32%) Behat
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
6 3 (15.79%) JSON
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
7 2 (10.53%) XSLT
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (5.26%) Dancer
8 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
8 1 (5.26%) Kendo UI
8 1 (5.26%) Moose
8 1 (5.26%) REST
8 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.26%) RIA
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
4 10 (52.63%) Coaching
4 10 (52.63%) Document Management
4 10 (52.63%) TDD
5 9 (47.37%) System Testing
6 8 (42.11%) BDD
7 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
8 5 (26.32%) User Stories
9 4 (21.05%) Re-Platforming
10 3 (15.79%) MVC
10 3 (15.79%) Presales
10 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Scrum
11 2 (10.53%) SDLC
11 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (5.26%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) JavaScript
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) PHP
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle