The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 27 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing XML 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.50% 3.25% 3.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.33% 10.26% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £371 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.90%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15 39 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 18.75% 31.71% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 39
Median daily rate £300 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
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 Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Cheltenham

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for XML.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) GUI Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft