The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 8 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 42 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.27% 2.43% 1.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 53.85% 11.11% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 2 2
Median daily rate £419 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% +36.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.23 £40.25
% change year-on-year
-8.90% -10.00%
XML
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
78 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.78% 21.84% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 32 19
Median daily rate £463 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for XML.

1 49 (79.03%) Java
2 43 (69.35%) Spring
3 39 (62.90%) Finance
4 38 (61.29%) Web Services
5 34 (54.84%) J2EE
6 33 (53.23%) JDBC
7 32 (51.61%) SOAP
8 31 (50.00%) Oracle
9 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (43.55%) SQL
10 27 (43.55%) WSDL
10 27 (43.55%) Waterfall
11 26 (41.94%) JAX-WS
12 25 (40.32%) Integration Testing
12 25 (40.32%) Software Engineering
12 25 (40.32%) System Integration Testing
13 22 (35.48%) AOP
14 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (33.87%) Kanban
14 21 (33.87%) JAXB
15 20 (32.26%) XSLT
15 20 (32.26%) WebSphere
16 19 (30.65%) PL/SQL
17 18 (29.03%) MVC
17 18 (29.03%) Banking
18 16 (25.81%) TDD
18 16 (25.81%) Oracle Database
19 14 (22.58%) IBM
19 14 (22.58%) Middleware
19 14 (22.58%) JavaScript

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (14.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (8.06%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.23%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) HTTP
2 4 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Jenkins
1 13 (20.97%) JIRA
2 12 (19.35%) Selenium
3 11 (17.74%) JUnit
4 9 (14.52%) Subversion
5 4 (6.45%) Checkstyle
5 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.45%) FindBugs
5 4 (6.45%) Maven
5 4 (6.45%) Mockito
5 4 (6.45%) SonarQube
5 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (62.90%) Finance
2 18 (29.03%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) International Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (91.94%) Developer
2 43 (69.35%) Java Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Senior Developer
4 15 (24.19%) Applications Developer
4 15 (24.19%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (20.97%) XML Developer
6 12 (19.35%) Senior Applications Developer
7 10 (16.13%) Java Applications Developer
7 10 (16.13%) Senior Java Applications Developer
8 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Digital Developer
9 4 (6.45%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (6.45%) MySQL Developer
9 4 (6.45%) PHP Developer
9 4 (6.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Technical Leader
10 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (69.35%) Spring
2 38 (61.29%) Web Services
3 34 (54.84%) J2EE
4 33 (53.23%) JDBC
5 32 (51.61%) SOAP
6 27 (43.55%) WSDL
7 26 (41.94%) JAX-WS
8 21 (33.87%) JAXB
9 20 (32.26%) XSLT
10 14 (22.58%) Middleware
10 14 (22.58%) RESTful
11 13 (20.97%) JSON
12 12 (19.35%) HTML
12 12 (19.35%) jQuery
12 12 (19.35%) JSP
13 11 (17.74%) Apache Camel
13 11 (17.74%) CSS
14 8 (12.90%) POJO
15 7 (11.29%) .NET
15 7 (11.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
1 4 (6.45%) N-Tier
1 4 (6.45%) Online Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
1 4 (6.45%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Waterfall
3 25 (40.32%) Integration Testing
3 25 (40.32%) Software Engineering
3 25 (40.32%) System Integration Testing
4 22 (35.48%) AOP
5 21 (33.87%) Kanban
5 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (29.03%) MVC
7 16 (25.81%) TDD
8 13 (20.97%) BDD
8 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (12.90%) Extreme Programming
10 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.06%) Web Development
12 4 (6.45%) Front End Development
12 4 (6.45%) Multithreading
12 4 (6.45%) OOP
12 4 (6.45%) Validation
12 4 (6.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (79.03%) Java
2 27 (43.55%) SQL
3 19 (30.65%) PL/SQL
4 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.90%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) PHP
6 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.45%) VB
6 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Oracle
2 14 (22.58%) IBM
3 6 (9.68%) Sybase
3 6 (9.68%) TIBCO
4 4 (6.45%) Perforce