The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 38 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 33 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.10% 2.25% 3.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.01% 10.06% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 12
Average daily rate £376 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.16% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £157 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £341 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £140.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.40 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
194 169 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.10% 22.35% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 89 113
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.77 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £34.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
North West

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 17 £325 - 2
Macclesfield +6 6 £400 +162.29% 3
Warrington -2 2 £300 - 5
Knutsford +4 1 £450 +181.25%
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (73.44%) Web Services
2 39 (60.94%) HTML
3 38 (59.38%) JavaScript
4 33 (51.56%) Java
5 30 (46.88%) CSS
6 29 (45.31%) .NET
7 28 (43.75%) Oracle
8 24 (37.50%) SQL
9 22 (34.38%) SOAP
10 20 (31.25%) C#
11 18 (28.13%) Oracle Database
12 17 (26.56%) Spring
12 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (25.00%) J2EE
13 16 (25.00%) MySQL
13 16 (25.00%) JSON
14 15 (23.44%) VB.NET
15 14 (21.88%) JAXB
16 12 (18.75%) TDD
16 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
16 12 (18.75%) Linux
17 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET
17 11 (17.19%) MVC
17 11 (17.19%) JiBX
18 10 (15.63%) jQuery
18 10 (15.63%) Ajax
18 10 (15.63%) Finance
19 9 (14.06%) Scrum
19 9 (14.06%) XSLT
19 9 (14.06%) MS Excel

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.69%) Mule
2 3 (4.69%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.56%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) Oracle Database
2 16 (25.00%) MySQL
3 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.13%) DB2
6 2 (3.13%) Informix
7 1 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) JIRA
2 4 (6.25%) Maven
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
3 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.13%) JUnit
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.56%) LSMW
5 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.56%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Moq
5 1 (1.56%) NWDS
5 1 (1.56%) PhantomJS
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (82.81%) Developer
2 19 (29.69%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.88%) .NET Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Tester
5 7 (10.94%) Software Tester
6 6 (9.38%) Java Web Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (7.81%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.69%) ServiceNow Developer
9 3 (4.69%) PHP Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Web Applications Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Junior Tester
10 2 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Junior Software Tester
10 2 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (73.44%) Web Services
2 39 (60.94%) HTML
3 30 (46.88%) CSS
4 29 (45.31%) .NET
5 22 (34.38%) SOAP
6 17 (26.56%) Spring
7 16 (25.00%) JSON
7 16 (25.00%) J2EE
8 14 (21.88%) JAXB
9 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET
9 11 (17.19%) JiBX
10 10 (15.63%) jQuery
10 10 (15.63%) Ajax
11 9 (14.06%) XSLT
12 7 (10.94%) HTML5
13 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (9.38%) REST
13 6 (9.38%) CSS3
13 6 (9.38%) XHTML
13 6 (9.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Online Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.56%) RIA
3 1 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.75%) TDD
3 11 (17.19%) MVC
4 9 (14.06%) Scrum
5 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
5 7 (10.94%) Manual Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Project Management
6 6 (9.38%) OO
6 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.81%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Requirements Management
7 5 (7.81%) Pair Programming
8 4 (6.25%) Web Development
8 4 (6.25%) ITSM
8 4 (6.25%) Web Design
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (4.69%) Workflow
9 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) JavaScript
2 33 (51.56%) Java
3 24 (37.50%) SQL
4 20 (31.25%) C#
5 15 (23.44%) VB.NET
6 8 (12.50%) VB
7 7 (10.94%) VBScript
7 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
7 7 (10.94%) XPath
7 7 (10.94%) C++
7 7 (10.94%) C
8 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
8 6 (9.38%) PHP
8 6 (9.38%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.13%) PHP5
10 1 (1.56%) XAML
10 1 (1.56%) ABAP
10 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) ISEB
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Certification
2 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (43.75%) Oracle
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) JBoss
5 2 (3.13%) Perforce
5 2 (3.13%) Sybase
6 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe
6 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.56%) Primavera
6 1 (1.56%) Twitter