Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 50 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.05% 3.05% 3.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.36% 12.60% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 24
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.52% +25.86%
10th Percentile £250 £336 £363
90th Percentile £550 £589 £501
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £410
% change year-on-year +10.53% +15.85% +12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% -47.37% +36.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £15.00 £27.75
90th Percentile £11.50 £15.00 £29.25
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 £62.50 £31.90
% change year-on-year -47.20% +95.92% -11.39%

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 440 381 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 26.81% 24.18% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 215 194
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +11.33%
10th Percentile £260 £265 £264
90th Percentile £569 £583 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £46.50 £15.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.00% -47.37% +36.14%
10th Percentile £17.70 £15.00 £27.75
90th Percentile £54.00 £15.00 £29.25
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.13 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.45% +19.79% -3.94%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +2 20 £550 +10.00% 11
Hemel Hempstead +6 10 £463 +5.71% 1
Stevenage -2 6 £332 -
Waltham Cross - 4 £300 - 2
Hatfield +2 3 £125 -68.75%
Hitchin -6 1 £450 +2.27%
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 28 (56.00%) C#
2 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (52.00%) SQL
3 26 (52.00%) SQL Server
4 22 (44.00%) JSON
5 20 (40.00%) Subversion
6 19 (38.00%) JIRA
6 19 (38.00%) Test Automation
7 18 (36.00%) Web Services
8 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
9 16 (32.00%) Data Migration
9 16 (32.00%) Reference Data
9 16 (32.00%) Data Mapping
9 16 (32.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 16 (32.00%) Oracle
9 16 (32.00%) HTML
9 16 (32.00%) PL/SQL
9 16 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (32.00%) Migration
10 15 (30.00%) TDD
10 15 (30.00%) .NET
10 15 (30.00%) ETL
10 15 (30.00%) Talend
10 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
10 15 (30.00%) BDD
11 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
11 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
11 14 (28.00%) CSS
11 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 (6.00%) CMS
1 3 (6.00%) Confluence
1 3 (6.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) GitHub
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) Internet
2 6 (12.00%) SSL
2 6 (12.00%) VPN
3 5 (10.00%) HTTP
4 4 (8.00%) DHCP
4 4 (8.00%) IGMP
4 4 (8.00%) PBX
4 4 (8.00%) RTCP
4 4 (8.00%) RTP
4 4 (8.00%) SNMP
4 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.00%) VLAN
4 4 (8.00%) VoIP
4 4 (8.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.00%) FTP
5 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.00%) MySQL
6 3 (6.00%) Power BI
6 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.00%) DB2
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) Subversion
2 19 (38.00%) JIRA
3 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.00%) GDB
4 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.00%) Valgrind
5 3 (6.00%) Bitbucket
5 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (6.00%) Maven
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Back Office
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
2 3 (6.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (74.00%) Developer
2 16 (32.00%) Data Migration Developer
3 15 (30.00%) ETL Developer
3 15 (30.00%) Oracle Developer
3 15 (30.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 15 (30.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 15 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 8 (16.00%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C Developer
6 4 (8.00%) VoIP Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Graduate
7 3 (6.00%) Junior
7 3 (6.00%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Junior Web Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Support Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) JSON
2 18 (36.00%) Web Services
3 16 (32.00%) HTML
4 15 (30.00%) .NET
5 14 (28.00%) CSS
6 12 (24.00%) REST
6 12 (24.00%) SOAP
7 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (16.00%) XSLT
9 7 (14.00%) Entity Framework
10 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (12.00%) LDAP
11 5 (10.00%) Ajax
11 5 (10.00%) HTML5
11 5 (10.00%) jQuery
11 5 (10.00%) RESTful
12 4 (8.00%) FreeSWITCH
13 3 (6.00%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Reference Data
2 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (12.00%) DataPower
4 5 (10.00%) User Experience
5 3 (6.00%) Social Media
6 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (32.00%) Data Mapping
3 16 (32.00%) Data Migration
3 16 (32.00%) Migration
3 16 (32.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 15 (30.00%) BDD
4 15 (30.00%) ETL
4 15 (30.00%) TDD
5 11 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (12.00%) B2B
6 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.00%) DevOps
6 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (12.00%) MVC
7 5 (10.00%) SDLC
8 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.00%) OO
9 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) C#
2 26 (52.00%) SQL
3 16 (32.00%) PL/SQL
4 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) C
5 4 (8.00%) C++
5 4 (8.00%) Perl
5 4 (8.00%) Python
6 2 (4.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) AWS Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) WCAG
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Docker
2 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.00%) KVM
2 4 (8.00%) VirtualBox
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.00%) Mesos
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Oracle
2 15 (30.00%) Talend
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.00%) IBM
5 3 (6.00%) Adobe
5 3 (6.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) CA
6 1 (2.00%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.00%) SAP