The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 - 10
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XML 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 17.95% - 4.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 50.00% - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14 5 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 35.90% 19.23% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Bedford

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for XML.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) UML
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 7 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (71.43%) Break/Fix
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (28.57%) Middleware
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) JSON
6 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
6 2 (28.57%) Process Management

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (57.14%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Systems Developer
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Integration Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) Break/Fix
3 2 (28.57%) Process Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle