The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 35 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing XML 46 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.60% 4.32% 2.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.03% 17.91% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 10
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£375 £376 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +20.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £453 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +4.71%
XML
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
287 201 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.67% 24.13% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 88 93
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.67 £140.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Cheshire region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 19 £388 +19.23% 2
Knutsford +2 7 £375 -16.66% 2
Warrington -16 2 £390 +30.00% 7
Wilmslow - 2 £288 -
Macclesfield -14 1 £330 -17.50% 2
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Crewe - - - - 3
Alderley Edge - - - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 57 (65.52%) Java
2 51 (58.62%) HTML
3 46 (52.87%) Web Services
4 38 (43.68%) JavaScript
5 37 (42.53%) Finance
6 36 (41.38%) SOAP
7 31 (35.63%) CSS
7 31 (35.63%) Oracle
8 30 (34.48%) SQL
8 30 (34.48%) Spring
8 30 (34.48%) jQuery
9 29 (33.33%) J2EE
10 28 (32.18%) JSON
10 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (27.59%) Banking
12 18 (20.69%) MVC
13 17 (19.54%) JSP
13 17 (19.54%) .NET
13 17 (19.54%) JUnit
13 17 (19.54%) WSDL
13 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
13 17 (19.54%) REST
14 16 (18.39%) TDD
14 16 (18.39%) HTTP
15 15 (17.24%) Degree
15 15 (17.24%) HTML5
16 14 (16.09%) Unit Testing
16 14 (16.09%) XSLT
16 14 (16.09%) C#
17 13 (14.94%) SQL Server

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.49%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 7 (8.05%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.60%) Node.js
5 3 (3.45%) Confluence
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.15%) ColdFusion
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.15%) IIS
7 1 (1.15%) JBoss
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.15%) Railo
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (5.75%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) HTTP
2 10 (11.49%) Internet
3 7 (8.05%) HTTPS
3 7 (8.05%) SSH
4 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) GPRS
5 1 (1.15%) UMTS
5 1 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.20%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.05%) Informix
5 6 (6.90%) MS Access
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.75%) MySQL
7 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.15%) DB2
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) JUnit
2 12 (13.79%) Subversion
3 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.34%) Selenium
5 8 (9.20%) Mockito
6 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
7 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.75%) JIRA
9 4 (4.60%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.45%) Ant
10 3 (3.45%) NUnit
10 3 (3.45%) Maven
10 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.30%) PhpStorm
11 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
11 2 (2.30%) Introscope
12 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
12 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 37 (42.53%) Finance
2 24 (27.59%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (79.31%) Developer
2 40 (45.98%) Java Developer
3 7 (8.05%) Consultant
3 7 (8.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Functional Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (3.45%) CRM Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Hybris Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Procurement Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.30%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (58.62%) HTML
2 46 (52.87%) Web Services
3 36 (41.38%) SOAP
4 31 (35.63%) CSS
5 30 (34.48%) Spring
5 30 (34.48%) jQuery
6 29 (33.33%) J2EE
7 28 (32.18%) JSON
8 17 (19.54%) WSDL
8 17 (19.54%) .NET
8 17 (19.54%) JSP
8 17 (19.54%) REST
9 15 (17.24%) HTML5
10 14 (16.09%) XSLT
11 13 (14.94%) RESTful
12 12 (13.79%) Java EE
13 10 (11.49%) Servlets
13 10 (11.49%) JDBC
13 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
13 10 (11.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.75%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.45%) PKI
3 3 (3.45%) iPad
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
4 2 (2.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.94%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows XP
3 6 (6.90%) AIX
3 6 (6.90%) Windows Vista
3 6 (6.90%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.45%) UNIX
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.15%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.69%) MVC
3 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
4 16 (18.39%) TDD
5 14 (16.09%) Unit Testing
6 13 (14.94%) Integration Testing
7 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (12.64%) OO
8 11 (12.64%) Web Application Development
9 10 (11.49%) Waterfall
10 9 (10.34%) OOP
11 8 (9.20%) Workflow
12 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.05%) BDD
13 6 (6.90%) SOA
13 6 (6.90%) CRM
13 6 (6.90%) Scrum
14 4 (4.60%) Kanban
14 4 (4.60%) Project Management
14 4 (4.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 57 (65.52%) Java
2 38 (43.68%) JavaScript
3 30 (34.48%) SQL
4 14 (16.09%) C#
5 11 (12.64%) XPath
6 9 (10.34%) PL/SQL
7 8 (9.20%) VB
8 7 (8.05%) VBScript
8 7 (8.05%) C++
9 6 (6.90%) C
9 6 (6.90%) Objective-C
10 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.60%) PHP
11 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.15%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Degree
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (35.63%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) IBM
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.45%) hybris
5 2 (2.30%) Perforce
5 2 (2.30%) Compuware
5 2 (2.30%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) Apple
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: £285 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Warrington
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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