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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 13 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 18 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.28% 9.44% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.73% 22.22% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £323 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% +53.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £140.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
55 99 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.35% 42.49% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 37 19
Average daily rate £388 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 (90.00%) Java
2 23 (76.67%) HTML
3 21 (70.00%) J2EE
4 19 (63.33%) Web Services
4 19 (63.33%) Spring
5 17 (56.67%) SOAP
5 17 (56.67%) Finance
6 13 (43.33%) XSLT
7 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (40.00%) SQL
8 11 (36.67%) Oracle
8 11 (36.67%) CSS
8 11 (36.67%) HTTP
9 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (30.00%) JUnit
10 9 (30.00%) JSON
11 8 (26.67%) Banking
12 7 (23.33%) Web Application Development
13 6 (20.00%) REST
13 6 (20.00%) Degree
13 6 (20.00%) XSL
13 6 (20.00%) JDBC
13 6 (20.00%) JSP
13 6 (20.00%) Servlets
13 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
13 6 (20.00%) WSDL
13 6 (20.00%) IBM
14 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
14 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
14 5 (16.67%) .NET

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) HTTP
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.33%) Informix
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQLite
4 2 (6.67%) MS Access
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) JUnit
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) Mockito
3 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
4 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) Introscope
4 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.33%) Ant
5 1 (3.33%) Xcode
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 24 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) HTML
2 21 (70.00%) J2EE
3 19 (63.33%) Web Services
3 19 (63.33%) Spring
4 17 (56.67%) SOAP
5 13 (43.33%) XSLT
6 11 (36.67%) CSS
7 9 (30.00%) JSON
8 6 (20.00%) REST
8 6 (20.00%) XSL
8 6 (20.00%) JDBC
8 6 (20.00%) JSP
8 6 (20.00%) Servlets
8 6 (20.00%) WSDL
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (16.67%) RESTful
9 5 (16.67%) HTML5
9 5 (16.67%) PowerMock
10 4 (13.33%) JAX-RS
10 4 (13.33%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Online Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
1 2 (6.67%) Android
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Web Application Development
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (6.67%) Memory Management
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Web Design
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) OOD
6 2 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) MVC
7 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.33%) MVVM
7 1 (3.33%) Android Development
7 1 (3.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.67%) VBScript
4 2 (6.67%) VB
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) Kony
3 2 (6.67%) Perforce
3 2 (6.67%) Compuware
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Appcelerator
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