The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 30 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.

XML
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 32 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8  
Contract jobs citing XML 23 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.02% 7.30% 5.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.65% 18.43% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 15
Median daily rate £345 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £281 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 147 217 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.70% 39.60% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 155 77
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +103.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in South Wales

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in South Wales over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in South Wales

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in South Wales

XML
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
Cardiff +5 20 £375 +7.14% 4
Newport - 1 £325 - 1
XML
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Wales region with a requirement for XML.

1 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (34.04%) Java
3 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
4 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
4 12 (25.53%) Release Management
5 11 (23.40%) CSS
5 11 (23.40%) ITIL
6 10 (21.28%) HTML
6 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (21.28%) IBM
6 10 (21.28%) Finance
6 10 (21.28%) Spring
7 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (19.15%) Business Analysis
7 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
7 9 (19.15%) InterSystems
7 9 (19.15%) Fiorano
7 9 (19.15%) ETL
7 9 (19.15%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (19.15%) Oracle
7 9 (19.15%) IBM Integration Bus
7 9 (19.15%) HL7
7 9 (19.15%) JCAPS
8 8 (17.02%) ITIL V3
8 8 (17.02%) XSLT
8 8 (17.02%) SOAP
8 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
9 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
9 7 (14.89%) Project Management

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 9 (19.15%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (19.15%) JCAPS
1 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.38%) SAS
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
3 10 (21.28%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.38%) QlikView
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.26%) MySQL
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.51%) JBehave
3 4 (8.51%) JUnit
3 4 (8.51%) Selenium
3 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.38%) ERwin
4 3 (6.38%) JIRA
5 2 (4.26%) Maven
5 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Java Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Business Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Support Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Data Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Support Manager
7 3 (6.38%) XML Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL Business Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) CSS
2 10 (21.28%) HTML
2 10 (21.28%) Spring
3 9 (19.15%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (17.02%) SOAP
4 8 (17.02%) XSLT
5 6 (12.77%) JSON
5 6 (12.77%) XML Schema
5 6 (12.77%) XSD
6 5 (10.64%) .NET
6 5 (10.64%) Ajax
6 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
7 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) Web Services
8 3 (6.38%) CSS3
8 3 (6.38%) Dropwizard
8 3 (6.38%) HTML5
8 3 (6.38%) J2EE
8 3 (6.38%) XHTML
9 2 (4.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.51%) NHS
3 3 (6.38%) CMDB
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) iPad
5 1 (2.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Unix
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) PRINCE2
1 12 (25.53%) Release Management
2 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.15%) Business Analysis
3 9 (19.15%) ETL
4 8 (17.02%) ITIL V3
4 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.89%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.64%) ITSM
7 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 5 (10.64%) Web Development
8 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Data Management
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
8 3 (6.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.38%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 2 (4.26%) Groovy
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) ISEB
3 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) CBAP
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) HL7
2 5 (10.64%) QA
3 3 (6.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) IBM
2 9 (19.15%) Fiorano
2 9 (19.15%) InterSystems
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Ab Initio
4 3 (6.38%) HP
4 3 (6.38%) Informatica
4 3 (6.38%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (6.38%) Netezza
4 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.38%) Tableau
4 3 (6.38%) Teradata
4 3 (6.38%) Thunderhead
5 1 (2.13%) Sitecore