The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 19 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing XML 11 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 8.59% 12.50% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.57% 53.85% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate £425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.73%
XML
Cheshire

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 Knutsford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
51 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 39.84% 23.21% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 7
Average daily rate £425 £375 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £344 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (71.43%) Web Services
3 10 (71.43%) TDD
3 10 (71.43%) SDLC
4 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
4 9 (64.29%) Subversion
4 9 (64.29%) WSDL
4 9 (64.29%) SQL
5 8 (57.14%) Banking
5 8 (57.14%) Hibernate
5 8 (57.14%) BDD
5 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (50.00%) JSON
6 7 (50.00%) Oracle
6 7 (50.00%) XSD
7 6 (42.86%) JSP
7 6 (42.86%) Servlets
7 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
7 6 (42.86%) JBoss
7 6 (42.86%) RUP
7 6 (42.86%) ClearCase
7 6 (42.86%) Struts
7 6 (42.86%) JMS
7 6 (42.86%) Chordiant
7 6 (42.86%) DB2
7 6 (42.86%) J2EE
7 6 (42.86%) WebLogic

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 6 (42.86%) CICS
1 6 (42.86%) JBoss
1 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) AMQP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) MariaDB
2 1 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Subversion
2 6 (42.86%) ClearCase
3 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (14.29%) JUnit
4 2 (14.29%) Mockito
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Database Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 9 (64.29%) WSDL
3 8 (57.14%) Hibernate
4 7 (50.00%) JSON
4 7 (50.00%) XSD
5 6 (42.86%) EJB
5 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 6 (42.86%) J2EE
5 6 (42.86%) JMS
5 6 (42.86%) JSP
5 6 (42.86%) Servlets
5 6 (42.86%) Struts
6 5 (35.71%) jQuery
7 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 4 (28.57%) HTML5
8 3 (21.43%) Java EE
9 2 (14.29%) Ajax
9 2 (14.29%) JPA
9 2 (14.29%) REST
9 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
1 6 (42.86%) PMI
2 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Animation
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) AIX
2 3 (21.43%) Mac OS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) SDLC
2 10 (71.43%) TDD
3 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
4 8 (57.14%) BDD
4 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (42.86%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (42.86%) CMMI
5 6 (42.86%) PRINCE
5 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
5 6 (42.86%) Project Management
5 6 (42.86%) RUP
5 6 (42.86%) Service Management
6 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
7 3 (21.43%) MVC
7 3 (21.43%) OO
7 3 (21.43%) OOP
7 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 2 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Assembly Language
3 6 (42.86%) COBOL
4 4 (28.57%) C
5 3 (21.43%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) PMI Certification
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Chordiant
3 5 (35.71%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) Sun
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft