The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 9 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 31 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.67% 0.58% 3.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 53.45% 3.03% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +4.32%
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
58 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.18% 19.08% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 20
Median daily rate £475 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.78 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for XML.

1 48 (78.69%) Java
2 41 (67.21%) Spring
3 38 (62.30%) Finance
4 37 (60.66%) Web Services
5 34 (55.74%) J2EE
6 32 (52.46%) SOAP
7 31 (50.82%) JDBC
8 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (44.26%) Oracle
9 27 (44.26%) WSDL
9 27 (44.26%) Waterfall
10 26 (42.62%) JAX-WS
11 25 (40.98%) SQL
12 24 (39.34%) Software Engineering
12 24 (39.34%) Integration Testing
12 24 (39.34%) System Integration Testing
13 22 (36.07%) Kanban
13 22 (36.07%) AOP
14 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (34.43%) JAXB
15 19 (31.15%) PL/SQL
16 18 (29.51%) XSLT
16 18 (29.51%) TDD
17 17 (27.87%) Banking
17 17 (27.87%) WebSphere
18 16 (26.23%) JSON
18 16 (26.23%) RESTful
18 16 (26.23%) Oracle Database
19 15 (24.59%) BDD
19 15 (24.59%) HTML

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (27.87%) WebSphere
2 9 (14.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.92%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.28%) SAS
5 1 (1.64%) JBoss
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) HTTP
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.84%) MySQL
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) JIRA
2 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (19.67%) Selenium
3 11 (18.03%) JUnit
4 10 (16.39%) Subversion
5 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.56%) Maven
5 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.92%) Checkstyle
6 3 (4.92%) FindBugs
6 3 (4.92%) Mockito
6 3 (4.92%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.64%) Ant
8 1 (1.64%) Gradle
8 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.64%) QUnit
General
1 38 (62.30%) Finance
2 17 (27.87%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) International Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (86.89%) Developer
2 40 (65.57%) Java Developer
3 18 (29.51%) Senior Developer
4 15 (24.59%) Applications Developer
4 15 (24.59%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (19.67%) Senior Applications Developer
6 11 (18.03%) XML Developer
7 10 (16.39%) Java Applications Developer
7 10 (16.39%) Senior Java Applications Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Digital Developer
8 5 (8.20%) PHP Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Technical Leader
9 4 (6.56%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (6.56%) MySQL Developer
9 4 (6.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (67.21%) Spring
2 37 (60.66%) Web Services
3 34 (55.74%) J2EE
4 32 (52.46%) SOAP
5 31 (50.82%) JDBC
6 27 (44.26%) WSDL
7 26 (42.62%) JAX-WS
8 21 (34.43%) JAXB
9 18 (29.51%) XSLT
10 16 (26.23%) JSON
10 16 (26.23%) RESTful
11 15 (24.59%) HTML
12 13 (21.31%) jQuery
12 13 (21.31%) Middleware
13 12 (19.67%) CSS
14 11 (18.03%) Apache Camel
15 10 (16.39%) JSP
16 8 (13.11%) POJO
17 6 (9.84%) HTML5
18 5 (8.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.92%) Online Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
1 4 (6.56%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) Waterfall
3 24 (39.34%) Integration Testing
3 24 (39.34%) Software Engineering
3 24 (39.34%) System Integration Testing
4 22 (36.07%) AOP
4 22 (36.07%) Kanban
5 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (29.51%) TDD
7 15 (24.59%) BDD
8 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (21.31%) MVC
10 8 (13.11%) Extreme Programming
11 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
12 5 (8.20%) Web Development
13 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
13 4 (6.56%) Validation
14 3 (4.92%) Front End Development
14 3 (4.92%) OOP
14 3 (4.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (78.69%) Java
2 25 (40.98%) SQL
3 19 (31.15%) PL/SQL
4 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.84%) C#
5 6 (9.84%) PHP
6 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.56%) VB
7 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.64%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) Oracle
2 12 (19.67%) IBM
3 5 (8.20%) Sybase
3 5 (8.20%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.92%) Perforce