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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 24 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing XML 81 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.32% 4.34% 4.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.55% 14.83% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 20
Average daily rate £423 £363 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £420 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.73%
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
317 290 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.66% 29.29% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 202 87
Average daily rate £400 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.83 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.72% -60.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Chester +11 30 £400 +3.22% 3
Warrington +17 29 £500 +28.20% 1
Knutsford -12 11 £425 +13.33%
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 84 (63.16%) JavaScript
2 79 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (56.39%) Java
4 73 (54.89%) JSON
5 69 (51.88%) SOAP
6 66 (49.62%) Web Services
7 64 (48.12%) HTML
8 62 (46.62%) CSS
9 52 (39.10%) Oracle
10 46 (34.59%) Finance
11 43 (32.33%) HTTP
12 39 (29.32%) Banking
12 39 (29.32%) SQL
13 38 (28.57%) IBM
14 37 (27.82%) HTML5
15 36 (27.07%) MVC
15 36 (27.07%) J2EE
16 33 (24.81%) jQuery
17 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (22.56%) WebSphere
17 30 (22.56%) Middleware
18 28 (21.05%) JDBC
18 28 (21.05%) RESTful
18 28 (21.05%) Spring
18 28 (21.05%) Web Design
19 27 (20.30%) TDD
19 27 (20.30%) Responsive Web Design
20 23 (17.29%) Waterfall
21 22 (16.54%) JIRA
21 22 (16.54%) JBoss

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 30 (22.56%) WebSphere
2 22 (16.54%) JBoss
3 17 (12.78%) Apache
4 13 (9.77%) Tomcat
5 10 (7.52%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (6.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (6.77%) WebLogic
7 8 (6.02%) CICS
7 8 (6.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (3.01%) iPlanet
9 3 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.50%) Node.js
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.75%) CMS
11 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.75%) SAS
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (32.33%) HTTP
2 6 (4.51%) Internet
3 4 (3.01%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.50%) Network Security
5 1 (0.75%) AMQP
5 1 (0.75%) Intranet
5 1 (0.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.78%) MySQL
2 13 (9.77%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.77%) DB2
3 9 (6.77%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.75%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.75%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack Swift
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.75%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (16.54%) JIRA
2 19 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 16 (12.03%) Subversion
4 10 (7.52%) JUnit
5 9 (6.77%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.02%) ClearCase
6 8 (6.02%) Selenium
7 7 (5.26%) Mockito
8 5 (3.76%) Checkstyle
8 5 (3.76%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.76%) FindBugs
8 5 (3.76%) Maven
8 5 (3.76%) SonarQube
8 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.01%) Introscope
10 3 (2.26%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.50%) Xcode
General
1 46 (34.59%) Finance
2 39 (29.32%) Banking
3 3 (2.26%) Games
4 2 (1.50%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (76.69%) Developer
2 43 (32.33%) Java Developer
3 20 (15.04%) Senior Developer
4 18 (13.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (12.78%) Architect
6 14 (10.53%) HTML Developer
7 12 (9.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (9.02%) XML Developer
8 11 (8.27%) HTML CSS Developer
8 11 (8.27%) ServiceNow Developer
9 10 (7.52%) .NET Developer
9 10 (7.52%) Technical Architect
10 9 (6.77%) Digital Developer
11 8 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (5.26%) Applications Developer
12 7 (5.26%) Digital Architect
13 6 (4.51%) Digital Technical Architect
13 6 (4.51%) PHP Developer
14 5 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
14 5 (3.76%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (54.89%) JSON
2 69 (51.88%) SOAP
3 66 (49.62%) Web Services
4 64 (48.12%) HTML
5 62 (46.62%) CSS
6 37 (27.82%) HTML5
7 36 (27.07%) J2EE
8 33 (24.81%) jQuery
9 30 (22.56%) Middleware
10 28 (21.05%) JDBC
10 28 (21.05%) RESTful
10 28 (21.05%) Spring
11 19 (14.29%) CSS3
12 18 (13.53%) WSDL
13 17 (12.78%) Apache Camel
14 16 (12.03%) JSP
14 16 (12.03%) REST
14 16 (12.03%) Servlets
15 15 (11.28%) Ajax
16 14 (10.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.52%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.02%) Mainframe
3 8 (6.02%) PMI
4 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.76%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.01%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) Animation
8 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.29%) Linux
2 9 (6.77%) Windows
3 4 (3.01%) AIX
3 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.01%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.26%) Android
4 3 (2.26%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.50%) Unix
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.07%) MVC
3 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (21.05%) Web Design
5 27 (20.30%) Responsive Web Design
5 27 (20.30%) TDD
6 23 (17.29%) Waterfall
7 20 (15.04%) ITIL
8 19 (14.29%) SOA
9 18 (13.53%) Web Development
10 17 (12.78%) Unit Testing
11 16 (12.03%) Front End Development
11 16 (12.03%) SDLC
12 14 (10.53%) High Availability
12 14 (10.53%) Integration Testing
13 13 (9.77%) E-business
13 13 (9.77%) Software Engineering
14 11 (8.27%) BDD
14 11 (8.27%) OOP
15 10 (7.52%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (63.16%) JavaScript
2 75 (56.39%) Java
3 39 (29.32%) SQL
4 19 (14.29%) C++
5 17 (12.78%) C
6 13 (9.77%) C#
7 12 (9.02%) PL/SQL
8 8 (6.02%) Assembly Language
8 8 (6.02%) COBOL
8 8 (6.02%) PHP
9 5 (3.76%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.76%) VB
9 5 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.01%) XAML
11 3 (2.26%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.26%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.50%) Python
12 2 (1.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.02%) BC Cleared
2 12 (9.02%) Degree
3 8 (6.02%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.76%) Sun Certification
5 4 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.01%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (39.10%) Oracle
2 38 (28.57%) IBM
3 21 (15.79%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.02%) Chordiant
5 6 (4.51%) Sybase
5 6 (4.51%) TIBCO
6 5 (3.76%) Perforce
6 5 (3.76%) Sun
7 4 (3.01%) CA
8 3 (2.26%) Software AG
8 3 (2.26%) Talend
9 2 (1.50%) Google
10 1 (0.75%) Kofax
10 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat