The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 22 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XML 18 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.03% - 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.75% - 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate £325 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £140.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
96 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.50% 20.53% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 7
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -64.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
Cheshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 29 (93.55%) Web Services
2 23 (74.19%) Oracle
3 20 (64.52%) Java
4 18 (58.06%) .NET
5 17 (54.84%) SQL
6 15 (48.39%) C#
6 15 (48.39%) Oracle Database
7 14 (45.16%) HTML
8 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
9 12 (38.71%) J2EE
9 12 (38.71%) Spring
10 11 (35.48%) JiBX
10 11 (35.48%) SOAP
10 11 (35.48%) JAXB
11 10 (32.26%) MySQL
11 10 (32.26%) VB.NET
12 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (22.58%) TDD
13 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
13 7 (22.58%) VBScript
13 7 (22.58%) VB
13 7 (22.58%) C
13 7 (22.58%) C++
13 7 (22.58%) CSS
13 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
14 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
14 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
14 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
14 6 (19.35%) Linux
14 6 (19.35%) MS Excel

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
1 3 (9.68%) Mule
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) Oracle Database
2 10 (32.26%) MySQL
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Java Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Software Tester
3 7 (22.58%) Tester
4 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Java Web Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Umbraco Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (93.55%) Web Services
2 18 (58.06%) .NET
3 14 (45.16%) HTML
4 12 (38.71%) J2EE
4 12 (38.71%) Spring
5 11 (35.48%) JiBX
5 11 (35.48%) SOAP
5 11 (35.48%) JAXB
6 7 (22.58%) CSS
7 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
8 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (9.68%) WSDL
9 3 (9.68%) XSLT
9 3 (9.68%) JAX-WS
10 2 (6.45%) JSON
10 2 (6.45%) Apache Axis
10 2 (6.45%) POJO
10 2 (6.45%) JAX-RPC
11 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
11 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) NHS
1 1 (3.23%) RIA
1 1 (3.23%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) TDD
2 7 (22.58%) Manual Testing
3 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analysis
3 6 (19.35%) Scrum
3 6 (19.35%) MVC
4 5 (16.13%) Pair Programming
4 5 (16.13%) Requirements Management
4 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) BDD
6 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Web Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) Java
2 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) C#
4 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
5 10 (32.26%) VB.NET
6 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
6 7 (22.58%) VBScript
6 7 (22.58%) VB
6 7 (22.58%) C
6 7 (22.58%) C++
7 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
7 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.23%) XAML
8 1 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Perforce
5 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.23%) Twitter