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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 31 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 42 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.92% 4.71% 3.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.72% 17.05% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 13
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £453 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
237 217 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.78% 27.61% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 93 97
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £375
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 £19.00 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £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 30 March 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 March 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
Chester +6 18 £388 +20.15% 3
Knutsford +3 6 £383 -15.00% 3
Wilmslow - 2 £288 - 5
Alderley Edge - - - -
Crewe - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 7
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 59 (67.82%) Java
2 51 (58.62%) HTML
3 44 (50.57%) Web Services
4 37 (42.53%) Finance
5 36 (41.38%) SOAP
5 36 (41.38%) JavaScript
6 33 (37.93%) Oracle
7 30 (34.48%) J2EE
7 30 (34.48%) CSS
8 29 (33.33%) Spring
8 29 (33.33%) JSON
9 28 (32.18%) SQL
10 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (28.74%) jQuery
12 23 (26.44%) Banking
13 18 (20.69%) JUnit
13 18 (20.69%) JSP
13 18 (20.69%) REST
14 16 (18.39%) HTML5
14 16 (18.39%) Software Engineering
14 16 (18.39%) XSLT
14 16 (18.39%) HTTP
14 16 (18.39%) WSDL
15 15 (17.24%) .NET
15 15 (17.24%) TDD
15 15 (17.24%) MVC
15 15 (17.24%) Degree
16 13 (14.94%) Java EE
16 13 (14.94%) Windows
17 12 (13.79%) OO

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.05%) IBM HTTP Server
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (3.45%) Confluence
5 3 (3.45%) Node.js
6 1 (1.15%) Railo
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.15%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (9.20%) Oracle iProcurement
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle EBS
3 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 8 (9.20%) HTTPS
3 8 (9.20%) 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 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) RDBMS
2 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.05%) Informix
4 6 (6.90%) MS Access
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.45%) MySQL
7 2 (2.30%) SQLite
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) JUnit
2 10 (11.49%) Subversion
2 10 (11.49%) Selenium
3 8 (9.20%) Mockito
4 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.05%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.90%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.75%) JIRA
7 3 (3.45%) NUnit
8 2 (2.30%) Ant
8 2 (2.30%) Introscope
8 2 (2.30%) JBehave
8 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (1.15%) Xcode
9 1 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 37 (42.53%) Finance
2 23 (26.44%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (77.01%) Developer
2 42 (48.28%) Java Developer
3 10 (11.49%) Consultant
4 8 (9.20%) Functional Consultant
5 7 (8.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Procurement Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Hybris Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.30%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (58.62%) HTML
2 44 (50.57%) Web Services
3 36 (41.38%) SOAP
4 30 (34.48%) J2EE
4 30 (34.48%) CSS
5 29 (33.33%) Spring
5 29 (33.33%) JSON
6 25 (28.74%) jQuery
7 18 (20.69%) REST
7 18 (20.69%) JSP
8 16 (18.39%) XSLT
8 16 (18.39%) WSDL
8 16 (18.39%) HTML5
9 15 (17.24%) .NET
10 13 (14.94%) Java EE
11 12 (13.79%) RESTful
12 11 (12.64%) Struts
13 10 (11.49%) XSL
13 10 (11.49%) JDBC
14 9 (10.34%) Servlets
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
3 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
4 2 (2.30%) NHS
4 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.94%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) 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%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Phone
4 3 (3.45%) UNIX
4 3 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.39%) Software Engineering
3 15 (17.24%) TDD
3 15 (17.24%) MVC
4 12 (13.79%) Unit Testing
4 12 (13.79%) Integration Testing
4 12 (13.79%) OO
5 11 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.64%) Web Application Development
6 8 (9.20%) Waterfall
7 7 (8.05%) OOP
7 7 (8.05%) Workflow
8 6 (6.90%) SOA
8 6 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 6 (6.90%) BDD
9 4 (4.60%) MVVM
9 4 (4.60%) CRM
9 4 (4.60%) EAM
9 4 (4.60%) Project Management
9 4 (4.60%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 59 (67.82%) Java
2 36 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 28 (32.18%) SQL
4 12 (13.79%) XPath
5 10 (11.49%) C#
6 8 (9.20%) PL/SQL
6 8 (9.20%) VB
7 7 (8.05%) Objective-C
8 6 (6.90%) VBScript
8 6 (6.90%) C
8 6 (6.90%) C++
9 2 (2.30%) PHP
9 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) HNC
Vendors
1 33 (37.93%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) IBM
3 3 (3.45%) hybris
4 2 (2.30%) Perforce
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) Compuware
4 2 (2.30%) HP
4 2 (2.30%) Kony
5 1 (1.15%) Apple
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) Appcelerator
Chester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago