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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 36 46 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing XML 29 23 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.33% 2.80% 6.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.30% 9.79% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 43
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£373 £300 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £50.00 £41.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +20.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +31.57%
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
218 235 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.06% 28.59% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 122 192
Average daily rate £350 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.24 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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
Warrington -1 12 £490 +34.24% 1
Chester -3 5 £275 -21.42% 3
Crewe -4 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 32 (61.54%) HTML
2 30 (57.69%) JavaScript
3 28 (53.85%) CSS
4 27 (51.92%) Java
5 22 (42.31%) SQL
6 21 (40.38%) C#
6 21 (40.38%) Web Services
7 20 (38.46%) Linux
8 17 (32.69%) JSON
9 15 (28.85%) Oracle
10 14 (26.92%) TDD
11 13 (25.00%) PHP
11 13 (25.00%) XHTML
12 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database
14 10 (19.23%) J2EE
14 10 (19.23%) Python
14 10 (19.23%) Subversion
15 9 (17.31%) C++
15 9 (17.31%) .NET
15 9 (17.31%) Ruby
15 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
16 8 (15.38%) Spring
16 8 (15.38%) Ajax
17 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
17 7 (13.46%) MySQL
17 7 (13.46%) SOAP
17 7 (13.46%) XSLT
17 7 (13.46%) Finance
17 7 (13.46%) Scala

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 5 (9.62%) CMS
2 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Mule
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.92%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.46%) MySQL
2 7 (13.46%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (5.77%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Subversion
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.92%) Xcode
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) Moq
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.77%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (92.31%) Developer
2 18 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Web Developer
4 5 (9.62%) PHP Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Java Web Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (5.77%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Java Team Leader
8 1 (1.92%) Junior Tester
8 1 (1.92%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (61.54%) HTML
2 28 (53.85%) CSS
3 21 (40.38%) Web Services
4 17 (32.69%) JSON
5 13 (25.00%) XHTML
6 10 (19.23%) J2EE
7 9 (17.31%) .NET
8 8 (15.38%) Spring
8 8 (15.38%) Ajax
9 7 (13.46%) XSLT
9 7 (13.46%) SOAP
10 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
10 5 (9.62%) LAMP
10 5 (9.62%) REST
11 4 (7.69%) RESTful
11 4 (7.69%) JiBX
11 4 (7.69%) JAXB
12 3 (5.77%) DHTML
12 3 (5.77%) Struts
12 3 (5.77%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Open Source
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Wiki
4 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.77%) UNIX
4 2 (3.85%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) CentOS
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) TDD
2 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
4 7 (13.46%) BDD
5 6 (11.54%) OO
6 5 (9.62%) Web Design
6 5 (9.62%) OO PHP
7 4 (7.69%) Scrum
7 4 (7.69%) ITSM
7 4 (7.69%) MVC
8 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.85%) Pair Programming
9 2 (3.85%) Requirements Management
10 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.92%) Web Development
10 1 (1.92%) Resource Management
10 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.92%) Logistics
10 1 (1.92%) Business Analysis
10 1 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) JavaScript
2 27 (51.92%) Java
3 22 (42.31%) SQL
4 21 (40.38%) C#
5 13 (25.00%) PHP
6 10 (19.23%) Python
7 9 (17.31%) Ruby
7 9 (17.31%) C++
8 7 (13.46%) Scala
8 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
9 5 (9.62%) PHP5
10 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
11 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.92%) VBScript
12 1 (1.92%) VB
12 1 (1.92%) C
12 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) JBoss
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) Twitter
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