The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 13 8 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11  
Contract jobs citing XML 10 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.40% 14.43% 5.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.25% 27.45% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Median daily rate £500 £500 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +138.09%  
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 Watford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 32 51 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 26.89% 52.58% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 25
Median daily rate £375 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Watford

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Watford

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 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 Watford region with a requirement for XML.

1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) IBM
2 11 (84.62%) WebSphere
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
4 9 (69.23%) Java
4 9 (69.23%) IBM Integration Bus
4 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (61.54%) DataPower
5 8 (61.54%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 7 (53.85%) JSON
7 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (46.15%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (46.15%) XSLT
7 6 (46.15%) CRM
7 6 (46.15%) OO
7 6 (46.15%) API Development
7 6 (46.15%) RESTful
7 6 (46.15%) Open Source
7 6 (46.15%) DevOps
8 5 (38.46%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (38.46%) Boomi
8 5 (38.46%) SAP
8 5 (38.46%) Dell
8 5 (38.46%) SAP HCM
8 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (30.77%) Release Management
9 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
9 4 (30.77%) HTML
9 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
10 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 11 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (38.46%) SAP HCM
2 2 (15.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Boomi
1 5 (38.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
1 2 (15.38%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Appium
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
1 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Integration Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Architect
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 1 (7.69%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (53.85%) JSON
4 6 (46.15%) RESTful
4 6 (46.15%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (46.15%) XSLT
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
7 2 (15.38%) J2EE
7 2 (15.38%) REST
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
8 1 (7.69%) Kendo UI
8 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) DataPower
2 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) RIA
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) API Development
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) CRM
2 6 (46.15%) DevOps
2 6 (46.15%) OO
2 6 (46.15%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) Release Management
4 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Document Management
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (69.23%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) Dell
2 5 (38.46%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) hybris
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow