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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 27 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 40 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.46% 3.35% 3.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.94% 12.65% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.02%
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
191 245 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.09% 26.52% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 136 136
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £19.45 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.36% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £43.83 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +12 15 £369 +15.31% 2
Knutsford +7 7 £390 +20.00%
Warrington -6 5 - - 1
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 4
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 50 (68.49%) Java
2 39 (53.42%) HTML
3 34 (46.58%) Oracle
4 30 (41.10%) J2EE
5 27 (36.99%) Web Services
6 24 (32.88%) SQL
7 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
7 22 (30.14%) XSLT
7 22 (30.14%) Finance
7 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (28.77%) Spring
8 21 (28.77%) JSP
9 20 (27.40%) CSS
10 19 (26.03%) SOAP
11 16 (21.92%) Struts
11 16 (21.92%) JUnit
12 15 (20.55%) .NET
12 15 (20.55%) jQuery
13 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
13 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
13 14 (19.18%) Banking
14 13 (17.81%) Java EE
15 11 (15.07%) HTTP
15 11 (15.07%) XPath
15 11 (15.07%) Oracle EBS R12
15 11 (15.07%) Oracle iProcurement
15 11 (15.07%) TDD
16 10 (13.70%) Degree
16 10 (13.70%) HTML5
16 10 (13.70%) Eclipse

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (8.22%) JBoss
1 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (15.07%) Oracle iProcurement
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) HTTP
2 8 (10.96%) SSH
2 8 (10.96%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.74%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) Intranet
4 1 (1.37%) SMTP
4 1 (1.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.48%) JasperReports
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.74%) SQLite
5 2 (2.74%) Informix
5 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.37%) MS Access
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.37%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) JUnit
2 10 (13.70%) Eclipse
3 9 (12.33%) Subversion
4 5 (6.85%) JIRA
5 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.48%) Selenium
5 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.11%) Maven
6 3 (4.11%) NUnit
7 2 (2.74%) Mockito
7 2 (2.74%) JBehave
7 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.74%) Ant
7 2 (2.74%) Introscope
8 1 (1.37%) Xcode
8 1 (1.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 14 (19.18%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Advertising
4 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (68.49%) Developer
2 33 (45.21%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Consultant
4 11 (15.07%) Functional Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) Oracle Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Supply Chain Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Procurement Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Hybris Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Middleware Developer
9 2 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.74%) J2EE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (53.42%) HTML
2 30 (41.10%) J2EE
3 27 (36.99%) Web Services
4 22 (30.14%) XSLT
5 21 (28.77%) Spring
5 21 (28.77%) JSP
6 20 (27.40%) CSS
7 19 (26.03%) SOAP
8 16 (21.92%) Struts
9 15 (20.55%) .NET
9 15 (20.55%) jQuery
10 13 (17.81%) Java EE
11 10 (13.70%) HTML5
12 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
12 9 (12.33%) JDBC
12 9 (12.33%) REST
12 9 (12.33%) JSF
13 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework
14 7 (9.59%) JSON
14 7 (9.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) iPad
3 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.74%) Open Source
4 2 (2.74%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) UNIX
3 3 (4.11%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) Android
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
4 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.07%) TDD
3 10 (13.70%) MVC
4 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.96%) OO
5 8 (10.96%) Workflow
6 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.22%) E-business
8 5 (6.85%) EAM
8 5 (6.85%) Project Management
8 5 (6.85%) CRM
8 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.85%) SOA
8 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.48%) B2C
10 3 (4.11%) Validation
10 3 (4.11%) SEO
10 3 (4.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (68.49%) Java
2 24 (32.88%) SQL
3 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.07%) XPath
5 9 (12.33%) C#
6 6 (8.22%) PHP
6 6 (8.22%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.85%) C++
8 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.11%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.74%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
1 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) HNC
Vendors
1 34 (46.58%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) IBM
3 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.11%) hybris
4 2 (2.74%) Kony
4 2 (2.74%) Perforce
4 2 (2.74%) Compuware
4 2 (2.74%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) webMethods
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) Appcelerator
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