The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 22 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 66 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.51% 2.53% 2.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.48% 9.51% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 19 17
Median daily rate £444 £385 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £625 £520
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 £33.00 £36.23 £39.63
% change year-on-year
-8.90% -8.58%
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
259 263 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.47% 26.57% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 186 99
Median daily rate £425 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £543 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -59.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +21 41 £425 +13.25%
Warrington -8 13 £570 +26.66% 1
Knutsford -2 2 - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 91 (70.00%) Java
2 73 (56.15%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (53.08%) Web Services
4 68 (52.31%) SOAP
5 63 (48.46%) Oracle
6 59 (45.38%) Finance
7 57 (43.85%) J2EE
7 57 (43.85%) JSON
8 55 (42.31%) JavaScript
9 50 (38.46%) Spring
10 49 (37.69%) JDBC
11 47 (36.15%) SQL
12 43 (33.08%) HTML
12 43 (33.08%) Banking
13 41 (31.54%) IBM
14 39 (30.00%) CSS
15 37 (28.46%) HTTP
16 35 (26.92%) WSDL
16 35 (26.92%) WebSphere
16 35 (26.92%) Waterfall
17 32 (24.62%) Middleware
18 31 (23.85%) TDD
18 31 (23.85%) RESTful
19 29 (22.31%) Integration Testing
20 26 (20.00%) JAX-WS
20 26 (20.00%) MVC
20 26 (20.00%) Apache Camel
21 25 (19.23%) System Integration Testing
21 25 (19.23%) Software Engineering
22 24 (18.46%) Continuous Integration

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 35 (26.92%) WebSphere
2 23 (17.69%) JBoss
3 18 (13.85%) Apache
4 14 (10.77%) Tomcat
5 13 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
7 9 (6.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (6.15%) CICS
8 8 (6.15%) WebLogic
9 4 (3.08%) iPlanet
10 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (2.31%) SAS
11 1 (0.77%) CMS
11 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Google Play
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.46%) HTTP
2 6 (4.62%) Internet
3 4 (3.08%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.54%) AMQP
4 2 (1.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.77%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) MySQL
1 17 (13.08%) Oracle Database
2 13 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.92%) DB2
5 2 (1.54%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.77%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.77%) OpenStack Swift
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.77%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.77%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 18 (13.85%) JIRA
1 18 (13.85%) Subversion
2 16 (12.31%) JUnit
3 14 (10.77%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.00%) Selenium
5 8 (6.15%) ClearCase
6 7 (5.38%) Mockito
7 6 (4.62%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.62%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.85%) Checkstyle
8 5 (3.85%) FindBugs
8 5 (3.85%) Maven
8 5 (3.85%) SonarQube
8 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.08%) Introscope
10 2 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.54%) Xcode
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 59 (45.38%) Finance
2 43 (33.08%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) International Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Advertising
4 1 (0.77%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Law
4 1 (0.77%) Local Government
4 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 94 (72.31%) Developer
2 58 (44.62%) Java Developer
3 25 (19.23%) Senior Developer
4 19 (14.62%) Architect
5 18 (13.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (11.54%) Applications Developer
6 15 (11.54%) XML Developer
7 12 (9.23%) Senior Applications Developer
7 12 (9.23%) Technical Architect
8 11 (8.46%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (7.69%) Java Applications Developer
9 10 (7.69%) Senior Java Applications Developer
10 9 (6.92%) Digital Developer
11 7 (5.38%) .NET Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Digital Architect
11 7 (5.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (5.38%) HTML Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Digital Technical Architect
12 6 (4.62%) Java Architect
12 6 (4.62%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (53.08%) Web Services
2 68 (52.31%) SOAP
3 57 (43.85%) J2EE
3 57 (43.85%) JSON
4 50 (38.46%) Spring
5 49 (37.69%) JDBC
6 43 (33.08%) HTML
7 39 (30.00%) CSS
8 35 (26.92%) WSDL
9 32 (24.62%) Middleware
10 31 (23.85%) RESTful
11 26 (20.00%) Apache Camel
11 26 (20.00%) JAX-WS
12 24 (18.46%) HTML5
13 22 (16.92%) XSLT
14 21 (16.15%) JAXB
14 21 (16.15%) JSP
15 19 (14.62%) jQuery
16 18 (13.85%) CSS3
17 17 (13.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.15%) Mainframe
2 8 (6.15%) PMI
3 7 (5.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.85%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.08%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.54%) User Experience
8 1 (0.77%) Animation
8 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.85%) Linux
2 5 (3.85%) Windows
3 4 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.54%) Android
5 2 (1.54%) Unix
6 1 (0.77%) AIX
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (56.15%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.92%) Waterfall
3 31 (23.85%) TDD
4 29 (22.31%) Integration Testing
5 26 (20.00%) MVC
6 25 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 25 (19.23%) System Integration Testing
7 24 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (17.69%) Kanban
9 22 (16.92%) AOP
10 21 (16.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (14.62%) BDD
12 17 (13.08%) SOA
13 15 (11.54%) High Availability
14 13 (10.00%) E-business
14 13 (10.00%) SDLC
15 10 (7.69%) Validation
15 10 (7.69%) Web Design
15 10 (7.69%) Web Development
16 9 (6.92%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 91 (70.00%) Java
2 55 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 47 (36.15%) SQL
4 23 (17.69%) PL/SQL
5 15 (11.54%) C
6 14 (10.77%) C++
7 10 (7.69%) C#
8 8 (6.15%) Assembly Language
8 8 (6.15%) COBOL
8 8 (6.15%) PHP
9 5 (3.85%) VB
9 5 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.08%) Python
10 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.08%) XAML
11 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.54%) Ruby
13 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (6.15%) PMI Certification
1 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.38%) Degree
3 5 (3.85%) BC Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) Sun Certification
4 4 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (48.46%) Oracle
2 41 (31.54%) IBM
3 8 (6.15%) Chordiant
3 8 (6.15%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.62%) Sybase
4 6 (4.62%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.85%) Perforce
5 5 (3.85%) Sun
6 4 (3.08%) CA
7 2 (1.54%) Google
7 2 (1.54%) Software AG
7 2 (1.54%) Talend
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.77%) Red Hat