The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 13 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 4 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.06% 2.11% 7.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.22% 12.50% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Median daily rate £352 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
- +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £30.35
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +21.93%

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 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 27.27% 16.84% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 10
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +13.23%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax 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 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 22 February 2017.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

XML
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for XML.

1 4 (66.67%) SAS
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) XML Schema
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 4 (66.67%) SAS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Quality Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) XML Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) XML Developer
3 1 (16.67%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) XML Schema
1 2 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (16.67%) QA