Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 61 43
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 50 44 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.61% 2.84% 4.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.49% 11.28% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 35
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.13% +22.41%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £245
90th Percentile £550 £505 £595
East of England median daily rate £475 £463 £400
% change year-on-year +2.70% +15.63% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.63 £12.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.00% -56.14% -24.00%
10th Percentile £17.33 £11.25 £27.75
90th Percentile £17.93 £13.75 £29.25
East of England median hourly rate £25.54 £62.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year -59.14% +76.06% -2.74%

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 345 390 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.91% 25.16% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 204 240
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £263
90th Percentile £588 £550 £576
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.81 £13.61 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +390.89% -63.71% +41.51%
East of England median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +25.00% -8.86%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Hertfordshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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
Watford +14 15 £550 +29.41% 6
Stevenage -4 11 £333 - 5
Hatfield +7 5 £345 -40.00%
Waltham Cross - 4 £300 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £523 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 - - 1
Hertford +1 1 £350 -6.67%
Hitchin -7 1 £450 +2.27%
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 23 (46.00%) JSON
2 21 (42.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (40.00%) C#
3 20 (40.00%) Web Services
4 18 (36.00%) SQL
5 16 (32.00%) REST
6 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (28.00%) XSLT
6 14 (28.00%) IBM
6 14 (28.00%) Subversion
7 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (26.00%) SOAP
7 13 (26.00%) HTML
8 12 (24.00%) CSS
8 12 (24.00%) Oracle
8 12 (24.00%) LDAP
8 12 (24.00%) SSL
8 12 (24.00%) Client/Server
8 12 (24.00%) VPN
8 12 (24.00%) DataPower
8 12 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (22.00%) Data Migration
9 11 (22.00%) ETL
9 11 (22.00%) .NET
9 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (22.00%) Migration
10 10 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (20.00%) T-SQL

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 5 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SAP SCM
1 3 (6.00%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) SSL
1 12 (24.00%) VPN
2 9 (18.00%) Internet
3 6 (12.00%) HTTP
4 5 (10.00%) DHCP
5 4 (8.00%) IGMP
5 4 (8.00%) PBX
5 4 (8.00%) RTCP
5 4 (8.00%) RTP
5 4 (8.00%) SNMP
5 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.00%) VLAN
5 4 (8.00%) VoIP
5 4 (8.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.00%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.00%) DNS
7 1 (2.00%) Firewall
7 1 (2.00%) FTP
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (12.00%) MySQL
5 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Subversion
2 9 (18.00%) JIRA
2 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.00%) GDB
4 4 (8.00%) Valgrind
5 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
2 2 (4.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Data Migration Developer
2 10 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 9 (18.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.00%) ETL Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Oracle Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 9 (18.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Specialist
4 5 (10.00%) Web Specialist
5 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.00%) C Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) VoIP Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) JSON
2 20 (40.00%) Web Services
3 16 (32.00%) REST
4 14 (28.00%) XSLT
5 13 (26.00%) HTML
5 13 (26.00%) SOAP
6 12 (24.00%) CSS
6 12 (24.00%) LDAP
7 11 (22.00%) .NET
8 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (10.00%) Spring
10 4 (8.00%) EDI
10 4 (8.00%) FreeSWITCH
11 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
11 3 (6.00%) HTML5
12 2 (4.00%) jQuery
12 2 (4.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (24.00%) Client/Server
2 12 (24.00%) DataPower
3 10 (20.00%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.00%) Social Media
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (22.00%) Data Migration
3 11 (22.00%) ETL
3 11 (22.00%) Migration
4 10 (20.00%) Data Mapping
4 10 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 9 (18.00%) BDD
5 9 (18.00%) TDD
5 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (12.00%) Web Development
7 5 (10.00%) MVC
7 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (8.00%) B2B
8 4 (8.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.00%) API Development
10 2 (4.00%) Analytical Thinking
10 2 (4.00%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) C#
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 10 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.00%) Python
6 4 (8.00%) C
6 4 (8.00%) C++
6 4 (8.00%) Perl
7 2 (4.00%) Java
8 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (8.00%) KVM
1 4 (8.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) IBM
2 12 (24.00%) Oracle
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) Talend
5 4 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (4.00%) Adobe
6 2 (4.00%) CA
6 2 (4.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) Arista
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.00%) Teradata