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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 20 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing XML 16 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.61% 6.91% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.53% 18.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +1.14%
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
68 94 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.10% 38.21% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 34 13
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 27 (87.10%) Java
2 22 (70.97%) J2EE
3 21 (67.74%) HTML
3 21 (67.74%) Spring
4 20 (64.52%) Web Services
5 19 (61.29%) Finance
5 19 (61.29%) SOAP
6 15 (48.39%) SQL
7 13 (41.94%) Oracle
7 13 (41.94%) XSLT
8 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
8 11 (35.48%) HTTP
9 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (29.03%) CSS
10 9 (29.03%) Banking
11 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
11 8 (25.81%) JSON
11 8 (25.81%) JUnit
11 8 (25.81%) WSDL
12 7 (22.58%) Servlets
12 7 (22.58%) IBM
12 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
12 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
12 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
12 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
13 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
13 6 (19.35%) Degree
13 6 (19.35%) RESTful
13 6 (19.35%) JDBC
13 6 (19.35%) JSP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.13%) RDBMS
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.90%) Informix
4 2 (6.45%) MS Access
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) JUnit
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) Mockito
3 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.68%) Maven
5 2 (6.45%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) Introscope
5 2 (6.45%) Ant
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.23%) Subversion
6 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) Gradle
General
1 19 (61.29%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (96.77%) Developer
2 25 (80.65%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (6.45%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (3.23%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (70.97%) J2EE
2 21 (67.74%) HTML
2 21 (67.74%) Spring
3 20 (64.52%) Web Services
4 19 (61.29%) SOAP
5 13 (41.94%) XSLT
6 9 (29.03%) CSS
7 8 (25.81%) JSON
7 8 (25.81%) WSDL
8 7 (22.58%) Servlets
9 6 (19.35%) RESTful
9 6 (19.35%) JDBC
9 6 (19.35%) JSP
9 6 (19.35%) XSL
10 5 (16.13%) JAX-RPC
10 5 (16.13%) JAX-WS
10 5 (16.13%) PowerMock
10 5 (16.13%) REST
11 4 (12.90%) HTML5
11 4 (12.90%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Online Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
3 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Web Application Development
4 5 (16.13%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.23%) OO
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.23%) MVC
7 1 (3.23%) CRM
7 1 (3.23%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (3.23%) Kanban
7 1 (3.23%) Web Development
7 1 (3.23%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.68%) VBScript
6 2 (6.45%) XPath
6 2 (6.45%) VB
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 2 (6.45%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Compuware
3 2 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Perforce
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft