The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 16 30 17
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Contract jobs citing XML 24 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.08% 7.80% 7.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.17% 19.64% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 14
Median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £290 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 119 168 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 35.10% 39.72% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 125 43
Median daily rate £388 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Cardiff over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Cardiff

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for XML.

1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 12 (33.33%) Release Management
4 11 (30.56%) ITIL
4 11 (30.56%) PRINCE2
5 10 (27.78%) IBM
5 10 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (27.78%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) CSS
6 9 (25.00%) ETL
6 9 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 9 (25.00%) HL7
6 9 (25.00%) InterSystems
6 9 (25.00%) Fiorano
6 9 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 9 (25.00%) JCAPS
7 8 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 8 (22.22%) Spring
7 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
7 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 8 (22.22%) XSLT
7 8 (22.22%) HTML
8 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (19.44%) Project Management
9 6 (16.67%) XML Schema
9 6 (16.67%) XSD
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 9 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (25.00%) JCAPS
1 9 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) SAS
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 10 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.33%) QlikView
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.33%) ERwin
3 2 (5.56%) JBehave
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Support Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Support Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) CSS
1 9 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 8 (22.22%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) Spring
2 8 (22.22%) XSLT
3 6 (16.67%) XML Schema
3 6 (16.67%) XSD
4 5 (13.89%) Ajax
5 4 (11.11%) jQuery
6 3 (8.33%) CSS3
6 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.33%) HTML5
6 3 (8.33%) J2EE
6 3 (8.33%) JSON
6 3 (8.33%) XHTML
7 2 (5.56%) .NET
7 2 (5.56%) Dropwizard
7 2 (5.56%) Grails
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
8 1 (2.78%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.11%) NHS
3 3 (8.33%) CMDB
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) iPad
5 1 (2.78%) iSeries
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Release Management
2 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) PRINCE2
3 9 (25.00%) ETL
4 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 8 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 7 (19.44%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) ITSM
6 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
6 5 (13.89%) Service Management
7 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.33%) Data Management
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (8.33%) Web Development
7 3 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) Groovy
4 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) HL7
2 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) IBM
2 9 (25.00%) Fiorano
2 9 (25.00%) InterSystems
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) Ab Initio
4 3 (8.33%) Informatica
4 3 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (8.33%) Netezza
4 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.33%) Tableau
4 3 (8.33%) Teradata
5 2 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) Thunderhead
6 1 (2.78%) Sitecore