The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Contract jobs citing XML 21 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.87% 2.52% 5.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.94% 15.09% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 13
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £318 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 124 53 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 34.64% 16.67% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 38 36
Median daily rate £375 £425 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +20.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £328 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Bedfordshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 8 £288 -43.90%
Bedford - 7 £400 -
XML
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 20 (60.61%) SQL
2 19 (57.58%) JSP
3 18 (54.55%) Java
4 17 (51.52%) Oracle
5 15 (45.45%) HTML
6 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 12 (36.36%) CSS
7 11 (33.33%) OOP
7 11 (33.33%) J2EE
7 11 (33.33%) IBM
7 11 (33.33%) WebSphere
7 11 (33.33%) Java EE
7 11 (33.33%) Dojo
7 11 (33.33%) HTML5
7 11 (33.33%) CSS3
8 10 (30.30%) JSON
8 10 (30.30%) JSF
9 9 (27.27%) XSLT
10 8 (24.24%) UML
10 8 (24.24%) Apache
10 8 (24.24%) DOM
10 8 (24.24%) XSL
10 8 (24.24%) Unix
10 8 (24.24%) .NET
10 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
10 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
10 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (24.24%) SAX
10 8 (24.24%) HTTP
10 8 (24.24%) XML Schema

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 11 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 8 (24.24%) Apache
3 7 (21.21%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (21.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (15.15%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 5 (15.15%) WebLogic
5 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (3.03%) CMS
6 1 (3.03%) Confluence
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.09%) DB2
5 1 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
1 8 (24.24%) Subversion
2 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) UI Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Applications Support
4 6 (18.18%) Integration Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Support Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Integration Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Digital Business Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) JSP
2 15 (45.45%) HTML
3 12 (36.36%) CSS
4 11 (33.33%) CSS3
4 11 (33.33%) Dojo
4 11 (33.33%) HTML5
4 11 (33.33%) J2EE
4 11 (33.33%) Java EE
5 10 (30.30%) JSF
5 10 (30.30%) JSON
6 9 (27.27%) XSLT
7 8 (24.24%) .NET
7 8 (24.24%) Ajax
7 8 (24.24%) DOM
7 8 (24.24%) Hibernate
7 8 (24.24%) SAX
7 8 (24.24%) Spring
7 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (24.24%) XML Schema
7 8 (24.24%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Animation
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) AIX
2 1 (3.03%) HPUX
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Solaris
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) OOP
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 8 (24.24%) Progressive Enhancement
2 8 (24.24%) Prototyping
2 8 (24.24%) TDD
2 8 (24.24%) Technical Analysis
2 8 (24.24%) UML
2 8 (24.24%) Web Development
3 6 (18.18%) Front End Development
3 6 (18.18%) High Availability
4 5 (15.15%) Break/Fix
4 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.12%) OO
6 3 (9.09%) RAD
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Web Application Development
7 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) Java
3 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
5 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Oracle
2 11 (33.33%) IBM
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) BEA
5 1 (3.03%) Nintex
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk