Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 13 July 2020 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 > Hertfordshire
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 68 80
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12 -43
Contract jobs citing XML 13 34 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.03% 2.37% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.18% 9.34% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 8
Median daily rate £400 £435 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.05% -8.42% +11.76%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £388
90th Percentile £568 £535 £775
East of England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £31.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.60% +168.09% -21.67%
10th Percentile £52.50 £17.48 £10.58
90th Percentile £57.50 £46.50 £13.53
East of England median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +29.41% +21.43% -12.50%

XML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 159 364 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.88% 25.37% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 174 265
Median daily rate £425 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +10.12% +3.70%
10th Percentile £307 £312 £260
90th Percentile £550 £588 £559
East of England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Median hourly rate £59.00 £45.00 £16.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.11% +179.33% -57.04%
10th Percentile £48.45 £18.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £66.00 £66.81 £56.25
Median hourly rate £57.00 £43.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year +31.79% +31.06% -12.00%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing XML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Hertfordshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for XML in Hertfordshire

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in Hertfordshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in Hertfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for XML in Hertfordshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +2 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City +1 2 £675 +29.19%
Rickmansworth - 2 £225 -
St Albans - 2 - -
Watford +20 1 £220 -49.43%
Hatfield +11 1 - -
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) ERP
6 3 (23.08%) Python
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (23.08%) Azure
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (15.38%) Commercial Awareness
7 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) D3.js
7 2 (15.38%) Facebook
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) R
7 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Akamai
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Functions
2 1 (7.69%) Logic Apps
2 1 (7.69%) Power Platform
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) 802.11
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) DWDM
2 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (7.69%) IGRP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) IPsec
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) OSPF
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) UniData
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (7.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Digital Product Owner
2 2 (15.38%) Product Owner
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) PHP Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) ADO
5 2 (15.38%) D3.js
5 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) WinForms
5 2 (15.38%) WPF
6 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Analytics
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
1 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) BDD
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Commercial Awareness
2 2 (15.38%) Content Management
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) UML
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (7.69%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) R
5 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (15.38%) UniBasic
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) VB6
5 2 (15.38%) XAML
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
1 1 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Facebook
1 2 (15.38%) Google
1 2 (15.38%) jBASE
2 1 (7.69%) Arista
2 1 (7.69%) Aruba
2 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) Meraki
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
2 1 (7.69%) PayPal
2 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
2 1 (7.69%) Tufin
2 1 (7.69%) WooCommerce
2 1 (7.69%) Zscaler