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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 20 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.47% 6.67% 3.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.42% 23.91% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
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£275 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +23.47%
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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
48 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.33% 27.88% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 13
Average daily rate £340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +26.58%
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 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
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 19 August 2014, 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 11 (73.33%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 10 (66.67%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
5 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) J2EE
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) JAXB
6 4 (26.67%) Spring
6 4 (26.67%) JiBX
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) SOAP
7 3 (20.00%) XSLT
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (13.33%) UNIX
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (13.33%) MySQL
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Web Services
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) J2EE
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) JAXB
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) JiBX
4 3 (20.00%) SOAP
4 3 (20.00%) XSLT
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
5 2 (13.33%) OOXML
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) DHTML
6 1 (6.67%) Ajax
6 1 (6.67%) POJO
6 1 (6.67%) Struts
6 1 (6.67%) JSP
6 1 (6.67%) Servlets
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) CentOS
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
2 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
2 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.67%) VBScript
7 1 (6.67%) VB
7 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) C++
7 1 (6.67%) C
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Twitter
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