The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 8 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing XML 15 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.40% 7.25% 4.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 48.39% 21.21% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
Average daily rate
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£369 £320 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% +52.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.02%
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Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
31 66 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.62% 34.20% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 18
Average daily rate £350 £363 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +27.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £36.97 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Chester region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Chester

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Chester region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 21 (95.45%) Java
2 18 (81.82%) HTML
3 16 (72.73%) J2EE
4 13 (59.09%) XSLT
5 11 (50.00%) Web Services
5 11 (50.00%) Spring
6 10 (45.45%) JUnit
7 9 (40.91%) JSP
8 8 (36.36%) SOAP
8 8 (36.36%) HTTP
8 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (36.36%) Finance
9 7 (31.82%) Oracle
9 7 (31.82%) .NET
9 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
9 7 (31.82%) REST
9 7 (31.82%) HTML5
10 6 (27.27%) CSS
11 5 (22.73%) SQL
11 5 (22.73%) JSF
11 5 (22.73%) JSON
12 4 (18.18%) Degree
12 4 (18.18%) Banking
12 4 (18.18%) PHP
12 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
13 3 (13.64%) JDBC
13 3 (13.64%) Servlets
13 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
13 3 (13.64%) Windows
13 3 (13.64%) IBM

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQLite
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.09%) Informix
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) Hazelcast
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) JUnit
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Mockito
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Introscope
2 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Xcode
3 1 (4.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (72.73%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) HTML
2 16 (72.73%) J2EE
3 13 (59.09%) XSLT
4 11 (50.00%) Web Services
4 11 (50.00%) Spring
5 9 (40.91%) JSP
6 8 (36.36%) SOAP
7 7 (31.82%) .NET
7 7 (31.82%) REST
7 7 (31.82%) HTML5
8 6 (27.27%) CSS
9 5 (22.73%) JSF
9 5 (22.73%) JSON
10 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
11 3 (13.64%) JDBC
11 3 (13.64%) Servlets
11 3 (13.64%) RESTful
12 2 (9.09%) JAX-WS
12 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
12 2 (9.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
1 2 (9.09%) Online Banking
1 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Memory Management
3 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
3 2 (9.09%) Web Design
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
3 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) OOD
3 2 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.55%) Android Development
4 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Kony
3 2 (9.09%) Compuware
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Perforce
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Appcelerator
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