The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 22 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing XML 2 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.96% 7.64% 1.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.11% 85.71% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 2
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.55 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +18.51%
XML
West Yorkshire

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 Halifax region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
18 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 17.65% 8.92% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 10
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Halifax region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

XML
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) XPath
2 3 (60.00%) WinForms
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) WinForms Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (40.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) WinForms
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle