The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Halifax 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 21 16 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing XML 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.17% 6.78% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.43% 33.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate £335 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -4.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.65 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +18.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
28 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 14.81% 20.34% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 15
Average daily rate £350 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
West Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) XSD
1 4 (66.67%) XSLT
1 4 (66.67%) UML
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Use Case
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WSDL
4 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) XSD
1 4 (66.67%) XSLT
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) WSDL
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) UML
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle