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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 43 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 35 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.20% 3.65% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.31% 13.57% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 14
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£425 £373 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
263 221 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.06% 26.92% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 122 122
Average daily rate £400 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.33 £34.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.02% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £30.00 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +5 25 £515 +5.10% 6
Knutsford - 4 £423 - 1
Chester -12 1 £310 +12.72% 4
Northwich - 1 - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (63.93%) Web Services
2 29 (47.54%) HTML
2 29 (47.54%) Java
2 29 (47.54%) SQL
3 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
4 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (36.07%) CSS
5 22 (36.07%) SOAP
5 22 (36.07%) JSON
6 20 (32.79%) Finance
7 19 (31.15%) Oracle
8 18 (29.51%) SDLC
9 17 (27.87%) WSDL
10 15 (24.59%) J2EE
10 15 (24.59%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (24.59%) Degree
10 15 (24.59%) jQuery
10 15 (24.59%) Integration Testing
10 15 (24.59%) Software Engineering
11 14 (22.95%) IBM
12 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
12 13 (21.31%) Linux
12 13 (21.31%) Spring
12 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (21.31%) RESTful
13 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
13 12 (19.67%) OO
13 12 (19.67%) JDBC
13 12 (19.67%) .NET
14 11 (18.03%) ITIL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (18.03%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.48%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (8.20%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.28%) JBoss
5 2 (3.28%) Node.js
6 1 (1.64%) Railo
6 1 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (1.64%) Documentum
6 1 (1.64%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (4.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) HTTP
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) SMTP
2 5 (8.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.20%) Informix
5 2 (3.28%) MS Access
5 2 (3.28%) MySQL
6 1 (1.64%) DB2
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.75%) Subversion
3 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.20%) Selenium
4 5 (8.20%) Mockito
4 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.20%) JUnit
5 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.92%) Maven
7 2 (3.28%) PhpStorm
8 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.64%) Gradle
8 1 (1.64%) Ant
8 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.64%) Lombardi
8 1 (1.64%) JIRA
8 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Programmer
6 4 (6.56%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (63.93%) Web Services
2 29 (47.54%) HTML
3 22 (36.07%) CSS
3 22 (36.07%) SOAP
3 22 (36.07%) JSON
4 17 (27.87%) WSDL
5 15 (24.59%) J2EE
5 15 (24.59%) jQuery
6 13 (21.31%) RESTful
6 13 (21.31%) Spring
7 12 (19.67%) .NET
7 12 (19.67%) JDBC
8 8 (13.11%) Servlets
8 8 (13.11%) Ajax
8 8 (13.11%) HTML5
9 7 (11.48%) XHTML
9 7 (11.48%) EDI
10 6 (9.84%) JAX-RPC
11 5 (8.20%) JAXB
11 5 (8.20%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) NHS
2 2 (3.28%) Online Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Linux
2 11 (18.03%) Windows
3 9 (14.75%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.84%) UNIX
5 5 (8.20%) Solaris
6 4 (6.56%) AIX
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
6 4 (6.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) SDLC
3 15 (24.59%) System Integration Testing
3 15 (24.59%) Software Engineering
3 15 (24.59%) Integration Testing
4 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (19.67%) OO
6 11 (18.03%) ITIL
6 11 (18.03%) OOP
6 11 (18.03%) TDD
7 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Scrum
8 8 (13.11%) SOA
9 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
10 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.84%) MVC
10 6 (9.84%) TOGAF
10 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (8.20%) Workflow
11 5 (8.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 26 (42.62%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
4 5 (8.20%) C#
4 5 (8.20%) C++
5 4 (6.56%) XPath
6 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
6 3 (4.92%) VB
6 3 (4.92%) PHP
6 3 (4.92%) C
7 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.64%) PHP5
8 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.64%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
2 4 (6.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.28%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.64%) yum
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Oracle
2 14 (22.95%) IBM
3 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 5 (8.20%) webMethods
5 2 (3.28%) Perforce
6 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.64%) Compuware
6 1 (1.64%) HP
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