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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 17 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 10 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.45% 1.34% 8.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 83.33% 11.11% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 11
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 £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.02%
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
12 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 7.74% 12.08% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 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 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £475 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) SOAP
3 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) WCF
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) XSLT
5 4 (21.05%) MVC
5 4 (21.05%) Xcode
5 4 (21.05%) HTML
5 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) CSS
5 4 (21.05%) SQLite
5 4 (21.05%) JSON
5 4 (21.05%) Android
5 4 (21.05%) RESTful
5 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (21.05%) REST
5 4 (21.05%) PhoneGap
5 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (21.05%) Xamarin
5 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
5 4 (21.05%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (10.53%) Android Development

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQLite
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Xcode
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) .NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) SOAP
3 6 (31.58%) WCF
4 4 (21.05%) XSLT
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) JSON
4 4 (21.05%) RESTful
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) REST
4 4 (21.05%) PhoneGap
4 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
4 4 (21.05%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (10.53%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Online Games
2 1 (5.26%) DataPower
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Android
1 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Android Development
3 2 (10.53%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.26%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (5.26%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Stewardship
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.26%) Imperva