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 25 June 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing XML 6 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.77% 5.93% 10.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.38% 26.67% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £406 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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 39 30 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 24.53% 22.22% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 23
Median daily rate £350 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) IBM
2 11 (64.71%) WebSphere
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) IBM Integration Bus
5 8 (47.06%) DataPower
5 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 7 (41.18%) RESTful
6 7 (41.18%) JSON
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) XSLT
7 6 (35.29%) OO
7 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (35.29%) API Development
7 6 (35.29%) Open Source
8 5 (29.41%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (29.41%) DevOps
8 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (29.41%) Boomi
8 5 (29.41%) SAP HCM
8 5 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (29.41%) Dell
8 5 (29.41%) CRM
8 5 (29.41%) SAP
9 4 (23.53%) J2EE
9 4 (23.53%) Web Services
9 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management

XML
Co-occurring 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 (64.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (29.41%) SAP HCM
2 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Boomi
1 5 (29.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Appium
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Gatling
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Log4j
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Tester
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
7 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (41.18%) JSON
2 7 (41.18%) RESTful
2 7 (41.18%) XSLT
3 6 (35.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (23.53%) J2EE
4 4 (23.53%) REST
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) JDBC
6 2 (11.76%) Spring
7 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (5.88%) EJB
7 1 (5.88%) JMS
7 1 (5.88%) JSP
7 1 (5.88%) Servlets
7 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) DataPower
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (17.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) HPUX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) API Development
2 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (35.29%) OO
2 6 (35.29%) Open Source
3 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) Release Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Mapping
5 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Database Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Data Quality
2 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) IBM
2 5 (29.41%) Dell
2 5 (29.41%) SAP
3 4 (23.53%) Talend
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) hybris
5 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
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