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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 8 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing XML 30 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.71% 6.56% 6.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.47% 22.54% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 10
Average daily rate £400 £388 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +20.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £295 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.73%
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
76 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.79% 29.10% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 34
Average daily rate £394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 30 April 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 April 2016, 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 26 (61.90%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) Finance
3 22 (52.38%) Oracle
4 21 (50.00%) Spring
5 19 (45.24%) Web Services
6 18 (42.86%) SQL
6 18 (42.86%) MVC
7 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
8 15 (35.71%) WebSphere
9 14 (33.33%) J2EE
10 13 (30.95%) JDBC
10 13 (30.95%) Banking
11 12 (28.57%) XSLT
11 12 (28.57%) Middleware
11 12 (28.57%) jQuery
11 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
12 11 (26.19%) IBM
12 11 (26.19%) CSS
12 11 (26.19%) SOAP
12 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
13 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
13 10 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (21.43%) TDD
14 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
15 8 (19.05%) C#
15 8 (19.05%) JIRA
15 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
15 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 15 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.90%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.38%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) HTTP
2 4 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.52%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
1 8 (19.05%) JIRA
2 7 (16.67%) Selenium
3 6 (14.29%) JUnit
4 4 (9.52%) Checkstyle
4 4 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.52%) FindBugs
4 4 (9.52%) Maven
4 4 (9.52%) Mockito
4 4 (9.52%) SonarQube
4 4 (9.52%) Subversion
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (92.86%) Developer
2 23 (54.76%) Java Developer
3 10 (23.81%) XML Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Applications Developer
6 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (9.52%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (9.52%) PHP Developer
7 4 (9.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Applications Developer
8 3 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Technical Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) Spring
2 19 (45.24%) Web Services
3 14 (33.33%) J2EE
4 13 (30.95%) JDBC
5 12 (28.57%) jQuery
5 12 (28.57%) Middleware
5 12 (28.57%) XSLT
6 11 (26.19%) CSS
6 11 (26.19%) SOAP
7 7 (16.67%) .NET
7 7 (16.67%) HTML
7 7 (16.67%) JSP
7 7 (16.67%) Servlets
7 7 (16.67%) WSDL
8 6 (14.29%) Java EE
8 6 (14.29%) JAXB
8 6 (14.29%) JAX-WS
8 6 (14.29%) XML Messaging
9 5 (11.90%) HTML5
9 5 (11.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.52%) N-Tier
1 4 (9.52%) Online Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
1 4 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) MVC
2 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
4 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
4 10 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (21.43%) TDD
6 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (16.67%) AOP
8 6 (14.29%) Kanban
8 6 (14.29%) Web Development
9 5 (11.90%) Front End Development
10 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
10 4 (9.52%) OOP
10 4 (9.52%) Validation
10 4 (9.52%) Web Application Development
11 3 (7.14%) BDD
11 3 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) Java
2 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 8 (19.05%) C#
6 4 (9.52%) PHP
6 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.52%) VB
6 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.52%) XAML
7 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
7 2 (4.76%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Oracle
2 11 (26.19%) IBM
3 6 (14.29%) Sybase
3 6 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 4 (9.52%) Perforce
5 1 (2.38%) Kofax