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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 30 32 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12  
Contract jobs citing XML 28 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.73% 3.95% 7.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.47% 18.12% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 27
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £351 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 170 149 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.72% 21.78% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 86 120
Median daily rate £360 £345 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Hertfordshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Watford -5 10 £500 - 3
St Albans +6 5 £275 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £488 - 1
Hatfield -10 2 £363 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 - 3
XML
East of England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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

1 30 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (35.19%) C#
4 18 (33.33%) HTML
4 18 (33.33%) Java
5 17 (31.48%) SAP
5 17 (31.48%) XSLT
5 17 (31.48%) JSON
6 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (27.78%) REST
7 15 (27.78%) CSS
8 14 (25.93%) OO
8 14 (25.93%) IBM
9 13 (24.07%) SOAP
9 13 (24.07%) Finance
10 12 (22.22%) Migration
10 12 (22.22%) BAPI
10 12 (22.22%) WebSphere
10 12 (22.22%) LSMW
10 12 (22.22%) SAP HR
10 12 (22.22%) Data Migration
10 12 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
10 12 (22.22%) RESTful
11 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
11 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (20.37%) Web Services
11 11 (20.37%) TDD
12 10 (18.52%) MVC
12 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework

XML
Top Related 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 12 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 7 (12.96%) IIS
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.70%) CMS
4 2 (3.70%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.85%) Drupal
5 1 (1.85%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (22.22%) SAP HR
2 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (9.26%) SAP HCM
3 2 (3.70%) Magento
3 2 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Boomi
1 5 (9.26%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (1.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.41%) VoIP
1 4 (7.41%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.56%) SSL
3 2 (3.70%) HTTP
3 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.70%) DB2
6 2 (3.70%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.85%) MySQL
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) LSMW
2 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 8 (14.81%) JIRA
4 5 (9.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (9.26%) FxCop
4 5 (9.26%) ReSharper
4 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
4 5 (9.26%) StyleCop
4 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.41%) Moq
6 2 (3.70%) Appium
6 2 (3.70%) Grunt
6 2 (3.70%) gulp
6 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.70%) Selenium
6 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.70%) Xcode
7 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (59.26%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 11 (20.37%) .NET Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Data Migration Specialist
4 8 (14.81%) HR Specialist
4 8 (14.81%) Migration Specialist
5 7 (12.96%) WebSphere Developer
6 6 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Integration Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Android Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Architect
8 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (7.41%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Data Manager
8 4 (7.41%) Data Migration Manager
8 4 (7.41%) iOS Android Developer
8 4 (7.41%) iOS Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Migration Manager
9 3 (5.56%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 18 (33.33%) HTML
3 17 (31.48%) JSON
3 17 (31.48%) XSLT
4 15 (27.78%) CSS
4 15 (27.78%) REST
5 13 (24.07%) SOAP
6 12 (22.22%) BAPI
6 12 (22.22%) RESTful
7 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (20.37%) Web Services
8 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
8 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 10 (18.52%) Entity Framework
9 9 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
10 8 (14.81%) LINQ
10 8 (14.81%) WCF
11 7 (12.96%) jQuery
12 6 (11.11%) ADO.NET
12 6 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.81%) DataPower
3 5 (9.26%) Data Structures
4 4 (7.41%) Contactless
4 4 (7.41%) EMV
4 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.56%) User Experience
6 2 (3.70%) iPad
6 2 (3.70%) RIA
6 2 (3.70%) W3C
7 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Unix
2 4 (7.41%) Android
2 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) OO
3 12 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 12 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 12 (22.22%) Migration
4 11 (20.37%) TDD
5 10 (18.52%) DevOps
5 10 (18.52%) MVC
5 10 (18.52%) SOLID
6 9 (16.67%) BDD
6 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 9 (16.67%) Open Source
7 8 (14.81%) API Development
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) Refactoring
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
8 7 (12.96%) ERP
8 7 (12.96%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (11.11%) CRM
9 6 (11.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 19 (35.19%) C#
3 18 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (14.81%) SQL
5 6 (11.11%) VBScript
6 4 (7.41%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.85%) Python
8 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
1 2 (3.70%) WAI
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (3.70%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) SAP
2 14 (25.93%) IBM
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle
4 5 (9.26%) Atlassian
4 5 (9.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) Northgate
5 3 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.70%) Apple
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) hybris
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.85%) Telerik
7 1 (1.85%) Xerox