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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 50 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 25 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.53% 2.80% 2.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.47% 13.33% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 9
Average daily rate
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£385 £373 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.23 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.58% +13.21%
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
264 165 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.69% 21.02% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 102 77
Average daily rate £385 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.60% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 11 £450 -8.16% 2
Chester -1 4 £375 +36.45% 3
Knutsford - 4 £353 - 2
Macclesfield -6 1 £330 -17.50%
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 48 (71.64%) Web Services
2 40 (59.70%) Java
3 35 (52.24%) HTML
4 33 (49.25%) JSON
5 32 (47.76%) Finance
6 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
6 31 (46.27%) SOAP
7 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (35.82%) SQL
8 24 (35.82%) SDLC
9 22 (32.84%) J2EE
9 22 (32.84%) CSS
9 22 (32.84%) Spring
10 20 (29.85%) jQuery
11 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
11 18 (26.87%) WSDL
12 17 (25.37%) Banking
13 15 (22.39%) TDD
14 14 (20.90%) .NET
14 14 (20.90%) Oracle
14 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
14 14 (20.90%) RESTful
15 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
15 13 (19.40%) HTML5
15 13 (19.40%) Degree
15 13 (19.40%) REST
16 12 (17.91%) System Integration Testing
16 12 (17.91%) WebSphere
16 12 (17.91%) Integration Testing
16 12 (17.91%) IBM

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 12 (17.91%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (8.96%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (5.97%) Node.js
3 4 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) Documentum
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) JBoss
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.49%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.49%) Railo
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) HTTP
2 9 (13.43%) Internet
3 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.48%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) Intranet
4 1 (1.49%) GPRS
4 1 (1.49%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.45%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.96%) Informix
4 6 (8.96%) MS Access
5 2 (2.99%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.93%) Subversion
3 7 (10.45%) JUnit
3 7 (10.45%) Selenium
3 7 (10.45%) Mockito
4 6 (8.96%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.48%) Maven
7 2 (2.99%) Ant
7 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.99%) PhpStorm
8 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.49%) Introscope
8 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.49%) Gradle
8 1 (1.49%) Lombardi
8 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 17 (25.37%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (73.13%) Developer
2 29 (43.28%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.48%) CRM Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Web Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (71.64%) Web Services
2 35 (52.24%) HTML
3 33 (49.25%) JSON
4 31 (46.27%) SOAP
5 22 (32.84%) J2EE
5 22 (32.84%) CSS
5 22 (32.84%) Spring
6 20 (29.85%) jQuery
7 18 (26.87%) WSDL
8 14 (20.90%) .NET
8 14 (20.90%) RESTful
9 13 (19.40%) REST
9 13 (19.40%) HTML5
10 11 (16.42%) XSLT
11 9 (13.43%) Servlets
12 8 (11.94%) XSL
12 8 (11.94%) JDBC
12 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
13 7 (10.45%) PowerMock
13 7 (10.45%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.97%) Online Banking
3 3 (4.48%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
3 7 (10.45%) AIX
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Vista
3 7 (10.45%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) SDLC
3 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
4 15 (22.39%) TDD
5 12 (17.91%) Integration Testing
5 12 (17.91%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
7 10 (14.93%) MVC
8 9 (13.43%) OOP
8 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.43%) Web Application Development
9 8 (11.94%) Unit Testing
9 8 (11.94%) OO
10 7 (10.45%) Scrum
10 7 (10.45%) BDD
11 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (7.46%) TOGAF
12 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
12 4 (5.97%) Web Development
12 4 (5.97%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) Java
2 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.82%) SQL
4 8 (11.94%) C#
4 8 (11.94%) C++
4 8 (11.94%) VB
5 7 (10.45%) VBScript
5 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.96%) C
6 6 (8.96%) Objective-C
7 4 (5.97%) XPath
8 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.99%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.49%) PHP5
9 1 (1.49%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.49%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle
2 12 (17.91%) IBM
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.49%) Compuware
4 1 (1.49%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) Perforce