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 25 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 21 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11  
Contract jobs citing XML 12 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.74% 6.45% 11.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.81% 20.45% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 30
Median daily rate £350 £400 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +56.86%  
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 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 81 88 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 25.23% 31.54% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 88
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
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 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

XML
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

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for XML.

1 23 (63.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (52.78%) Release Management
3 18 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (50.00%) ITIL
3 18 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 16 (44.44%) IBM
4 16 (44.44%) HL7
5 15 (41.67%) IBM Integration Bus
5 15 (41.67%) WebSphere
5 15 (41.67%) Fiorano
5 15 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (41.67%) Service Delivery
5 15 (41.67%) InterSystems
5 15 (41.67%) XSLT
5 15 (41.67%) JCAPS
6 14 (38.89%) Project Management
7 11 (30.56%) Migration
7 11 (30.56%) Business Analysis
7 11 (30.56%) Data Migration
8 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
9 9 (25.00%) Java
9 9 (25.00%) SOAP
9 9 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
10 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
10 8 (22.22%) ITIL V3
10 8 (22.22%) Service Management
11 7 (19.44%) VMware
11 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development

XML
Co-occurring 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 15 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
1 15 (41.67%) JCAPS
1 15 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) SAS
3 2 (5.56%) CMS
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (63.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.33%) QlikView
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.33%) ERwin
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) JBehave
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 4 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 4 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
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%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Support Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Business Integration Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 15 (41.67%) XSLT
2 9 (25.00%) SOAP
3 6 (16.67%) CSS
3 6 (16.67%) HTML
4 5 (13.89%) Ajax
4 5 (13.89%) jQuery
5 4 (11.11%) JSON
6 3 (8.33%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) CSS3
6 3 (8.33%) HTML5
6 3 (8.33%) Spring
6 3 (8.33%) XHTML
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.56%) LINQ
7 2 (5.56%) WPF
8 1 (2.78%) Flash
8 1 (2.78%) Grails
8 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) NHS
2 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.78%) iSeries
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Release Management
2 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 18 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 15 (41.67%) Service Delivery
4 14 (38.89%) Project Management
5 11 (30.56%) Business Analysis
5 11 (30.56%) Data Migration
5 11 (30.56%) Migration
6 9 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 8 (22.22%) Service Management
8 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) ITSM
9 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
10 4 (11.11%) ETL
10 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 3 (8.33%) Analytics
11 3 (8.33%) Data Analytics
11 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) C++
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) Perl
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Groovy
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (16.67%) Degree
4 5 (13.89%) ISEB
4 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) CBAP
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) HL7
2 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) IBM
2 15 (41.67%) Fiorano
2 15 (41.67%) InterSystems
3 7 (19.44%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) Ab Initio
5 3 (8.33%) Informatica
5 3 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (8.33%) Netezza
5 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.33%) Tableau
5 3 (8.33%) Teradata
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
6 2 (5.56%) Thunderhead