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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 40 53 31
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 27 23 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.42% 2.46% 5.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.52% 7.72% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 40
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£388 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.25 £50.00 £41.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.50% +20.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £50.00 £39.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £50.00 £42.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.20%
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
186 298 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.54% 31.91% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 151 192
Average daily rate £325 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.41 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 - 7 £300 - 2
Chester +6 6 £275 -21.42% 6
Crewe -5 2 £400 +33.33% 2
Knutsford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 34 (59.65%) HTML
1 34 (59.65%) Java
2 30 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 29 (50.88%) CSS
4 24 (42.11%) SQL
5 20 (35.09%) Web Services
6 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (31.58%) C#
7 18 (31.58%) Oracle
7 18 (31.58%) Linux
8 17 (29.82%) J2EE
9 15 (26.32%) TDD
10 14 (24.56%) PHP
11 13 (22.81%) XSLT
11 13 (22.81%) JSON
12 12 (21.05%) C++
12 12 (21.05%) XHTML
13 11 (19.30%) Subversion
13 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database
14 10 (17.54%) Python
15 9 (15.79%) Ruby
15 9 (15.79%) Finance
16 8 (14.04%) Ajax
16 8 (14.04%) Spring
16 8 (14.04%) JSF
16 8 (14.04%) .NET
16 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
17 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (12.28%) Scala
17 7 (12.28%) Open Source

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (7.02%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (10.53%) MySQL
4 5 (8.77%) JasperReports
4 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.51%) MS Access
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Subversion
2 7 (12.28%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.77%) JUnit
4 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Advertising
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (85.96%) Developer
2 22 (38.60%) Java Developer
3 5 (8.77%) Web Developer
4 4 (7.02%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (7.02%) PHP Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Java Web Developer
5 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow Developer
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (59.65%) HTML
2 29 (50.88%) CSS
3 20 (35.09%) Web Services
4 17 (29.82%) J2EE
5 13 (22.81%) XSLT
5 13 (22.81%) JSON
6 12 (21.05%) XHTML
7 8 (14.04%) .NET
7 8 (14.04%) Spring
7 8 (14.04%) JSF
7 8 (14.04%) Ajax
8 7 (12.28%) REST
9 6 (10.53%) Struts2
9 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 6 (10.53%) Struts
9 6 (10.53%) DHTML
10 5 (8.77%) SOAP
10 5 (8.77%) JDBC
10 5 (8.77%) JSP
10 5 (8.77%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Open Source
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Wiki
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.51%) CentOS
3 2 (3.51%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) TDD
3 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
4 7 (12.28%) BDD
5 5 (8.77%) OO
6 4 (7.02%) OO PHP
6 4 (7.02%) Web Design
7 3 (5.26%) ITSM
7 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.51%) MVC
8 2 (3.51%) Scrum
9 1 (1.75%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.75%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.75%) Workflow
9 1 (1.75%) Migration
9 1 (1.75%) Line Management
9 1 (1.75%) Manual Testing
9 1 (1.75%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (1.75%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (59.65%) Java
2 30 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 24 (42.11%) SQL
4 18 (31.58%) C#
5 14 (24.56%) PHP
6 12 (21.05%) C++
7 10 (17.54%) Python
8 9 (15.79%) Ruby
9 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
9 7 (12.28%) Scala
10 4 (7.02%) PHP5
11 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
12 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.75%) C
13 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.75%) VBScript
13 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) JBoss
2 5 (8.77%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe
4 1 (1.75%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
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