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 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 18 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 9 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.73% 1.49% 8.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 75.00% 14.29% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.60 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.49% -15.71%
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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
12 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 7.64% 10.45% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 23
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £395 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 9 (64.29%) C#
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) WCF
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Xcode
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) SQLite
5 2 (14.29%) Android
5 2 (14.29%) DataPower
5 2 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (14.29%) Imperva
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) PhoneGap
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) Xamarin
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (14.29%) JSON

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQLite
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) WCF
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) PhoneGap
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) DataPower
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (7.14%) Data Stewardship
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
3 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Imperva
1 2 (14.29%) Xamarin
2 1 (7.14%) Altova