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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 10 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing XML 11 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.02% 5.71% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.48% 15.00% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
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£313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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
31 80 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.41% 38.10% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 11
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £36.07 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% -5.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 17 (94.44%) Java
2 14 (77.78%) HTML
3 12 (66.67%) J2EE
4 11 (61.11%) XSLT
5 9 (50.00%) JUnit
5 9 (50.00%) JSP
6 7 (38.89%) Oracle
6 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) .NET
6 7 (38.89%) HTML5
6 7 (38.89%) REST
7 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (33.33%) CSS
7 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) Spring
8 5 (27.78%) JSF
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) PHP
9 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
9 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 4 (22.22%) HTTP
9 4 (22.22%) Degree
9 4 (22.22%) JSON
10 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Android
10 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (16.67%) Windows
10 3 (16.67%) Linux
10 3 (16.67%) Servlets

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQLite
2 1 (5.56%) Hazelcast
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Informix
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Mockito
3 1 (5.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Introscope
3 1 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) HTML
2 12 (66.67%) J2EE
3 11 (61.11%) XSLT
4 9 (50.00%) JSP
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 7 (38.89%) .NET
5 7 (38.89%) HTML5
5 7 (38.89%) REST
6 6 (33.33%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) Spring
7 5 (27.78%) JSF
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 4 (22.22%) JSON
9 3 (16.67%) Servlets
9 3 (16.67%) SOAP
10 2 (11.11%) J2SE
10 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 2 (11.11%) CSS3
10 2 (11.11%) Worklight
10 2 (11.11%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) CentOS
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.11%) OOD
3 2 (11.11%) Web Design
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) Memory Management
3 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.56%) Android Development
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) PHP
4 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) XPath
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Kony
4 1 (5.56%) Appcelerator
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Compuware
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Perforce
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