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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 20 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing XML 59 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.25% 5.71% 4.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.89% 21.46% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 20
Average daily rate £425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £283 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £400 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +4.90%
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
247 205 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.17% 26.59% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 142 127
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 £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.64 £19.45 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 33 £490 - 5
Chester -2 13 £423 +14.49% 5
Knutsford -4 6 £389 -0.32% 1
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (64.13%) JavaScript
2 56 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (58.70%) JSON
3 54 (58.70%) HTML
4 50 (54.35%) SOAP
5 48 (52.17%) Web Services
6 45 (48.91%) Java
7 41 (44.57%) CSS
8 33 (35.87%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (34.78%) Git (software)
10 29 (31.52%) jQuery
10 29 (31.52%) SQL
10 29 (31.52%) HTTP
11 26 (28.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 26 (28.26%) Web Design
12 24 (26.09%) MVC
12 24 (26.09%) ITIL
12 24 (26.09%) HTML5
13 23 (25.00%) Finance
14 21 (22.83%) Unit Testing
15 20 (21.74%) Oracle
15 20 (21.74%) ServiceNow
16 19 (20.65%) TDD
17 18 (19.57%) Banking
18 17 (18.48%) Ajax
19 16 (17.39%) Degree
19 16 (17.39%) Computer Science
19 16 (17.39%) RESTful
19 16 (17.39%) OO
20 15 (16.30%) OOP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (7.61%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.43%) JBoss
2 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.35%) Apache
3 4 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.17%) CICS
5 2 (2.17%) iPlanet
5 2 (2.17%) Node.js
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.52%) HTTP
2 4 (4.35%) FTP
2 4 (4.35%) SMTP
3 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.09%) Internet
4 1 (1.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) DB2
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.22%) JIRA
3 11 (11.96%) Subversion
4 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.35%) Maven
6 3 (3.26%) JUnit
6 3 (3.26%) Mockito
7 2 (2.17%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.17%) Introscope
8 1 (1.09%) Checkstyle
8 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.09%) FindBugs
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.09%) Selenium
8 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 18 (19.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Games
3 2 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (81.52%) Developer
2 28 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.22%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 11 (11.96%) HTML Developer
5 11 (11.96%) ServiceNow Developer
6 9 (9.78%) .NET Developer
6 9 (9.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (8.70%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (7.61%) Digital Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (5.43%) XML Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.26%) .NET Web Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Architect
11 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.26%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (58.70%) HTML
1 54 (58.70%) JSON
2 50 (54.35%) SOAP
3 48 (52.17%) Web Services
4 41 (44.57%) CSS
5 29 (31.52%) jQuery
6 24 (26.09%) HTML5
7 17 (18.48%) Ajax
8 16 (17.39%) RESTful
9 14 (15.22%) AngularJS
9 14 (15.22%) D3.js
9 14 (15.22%) XSLT
10 13 (14.13%) Handlebars
10 13 (14.13%) Mustache
10 13 (14.13%) Spring
10 13 (14.13%) Underscore.js
10 13 (14.13%) WSDL
11 12 (13.04%) .NET
12 11 (11.96%) Java EE
13 10 (10.87%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.17%) PMI
4 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Windows
2 13 (14.13%) Linux
3 11 (11.96%) Windows XP
4 8 (8.70%) AIX
4 8 (8.70%) Mac OS
5 7 (7.61%) Windows Vista
6 5 (5.43%) Unix
7 4 (4.35%) Solaris
8 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.09%) Android
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.87%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (28.26%) Responsive Web Design
3 26 (28.26%) Web Design
4 24 (26.09%) ITIL
4 24 (26.09%) MVC
5 21 (22.83%) Unit Testing
6 19 (20.65%) TDD
7 16 (17.39%) OO
8 15 (16.30%) OOP
9 14 (15.22%) Front End Development
10 12 (13.04%) SDLC
11 11 (11.96%) Waterfall
12 10 (10.87%) BDD
13 9 (9.78%) SOA
13 9 (9.78%) Software Engineering
14 8 (8.70%) Integration Testing
15 7 (7.61%) Automated Testing
15 7 (7.61%) Data Protection
15 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (64.13%) JavaScript
2 45 (48.91%) Java
3 29 (31.52%) SQL
4 14 (15.22%) C#
5 10 (10.87%) C++
6 9 (9.78%) Objective-C
7 8 (8.70%) C
8 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.26%) ActionScript
9 3 (3.26%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.17%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.17%) COBOL
10 2 (2.17%) XPath
11 1 (1.09%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Degree
2 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.96%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) ISEB
4 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
1 4 (4.35%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (2.17%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) Oracle
1 20 (21.74%) ServiceNow
2 11 (11.96%) IBM
3 4 (4.35%) SAP
3 4 (4.35%) webMethods
4 2 (2.17%) CA
4 2 (2.17%) Chordiant
4 2 (2.17%) Perforce
4 2 (2.17%) Sybase
5 1 (1.09%) Kofax
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.09%) Software AG
5 1 (1.09%) Sun
5 1 (1.09%) Talend
5 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
Chester, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago