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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 29 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing XML 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.59% 3.68% 4.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 11.90% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£350 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
32 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.82% 30.88% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 10
Average daily rate £350 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
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 July 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 13 (76.47%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 11 (64.71%) Spring
2 11 (64.71%) J2EE
2 11 (64.71%) SOAP
2 11 (64.71%) Web Services
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) HTML
4 9 (52.94%) SDLC
5 7 (41.18%) CSS
5 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (35.29%) Oracle
6 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (35.29%) WSDL
6 6 (35.29%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (35.29%) JSON
6 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
7 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
7 5 (29.41%) Web Application Development
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (29.41%) Banking
7 5 (29.41%) Servlets
7 5 (29.41%) XSLT
8 4 (23.53%) XSL
8 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
8 4 (23.53%) IBM
8 4 (23.53%) HTTP
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
8 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
9 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (11.76%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) Informix
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Maven
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Mockito
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) Gradle
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 12 (70.59%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) J2EE
1 11 (64.71%) SOAP
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
1 11 (64.71%) Spring
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
4 6 (35.29%) WSDL
4 6 (35.29%) JSON
5 5 (29.41%) XSLT
5 5 (29.41%) Servlets
6 4 (23.53%) XSL
7 3 (17.65%) JAX-RPC
7 3 (17.65%) JAXB
7 3 (17.65%) JDBC
7 3 (17.65%) JAX-WS
7 3 (17.65%) RESTful
7 3 (17.65%) JiBX
7 3 (17.65%) POJO
7 3 (17.65%) REST
7 3 (17.65%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Online Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) SDLC
2 6 (35.29%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Web Application Development
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) OOP
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (5.88%) Kanban
6 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
5 3 (17.65%) VBScript
6 2 (11.76%) VB
6 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (11.76%) XPath
7 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) yum
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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