The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 43 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 4 18 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% 6.29% 9.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.48% 17.65% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 24
Average daily rate
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£285 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £280 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £505 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +31.57%
XML
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
73 102 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.16% 35.66% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 83
Average daily rate £300 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £747 £325 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £24.20 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Lancashire region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 1 £275 -
Chorley - - - - 1
Colne - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) HTML
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
3 8 (72.73%) C#
3 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 8 (72.73%) Ajax
3 8 (72.73%) jQuery
4 7 (63.64%) Java
5 6 (54.55%) Oracle
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) TDD
5 6 (54.55%) Scala
5 6 (54.55%) HTML5
5 6 (54.55%) BDD
5 6 (54.55%) CSS3
6 5 (45.45%) J2EE
6 5 (45.45%) MySQL
6 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
6 5 (45.45%) EJB
6 5 (45.45%) Struts
6 5 (45.45%) UML
6 5 (45.45%) OOP
6 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (45.45%) JBoss
6 5 (45.45%) RUP
6 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
6 5 (45.45%) MQSeries
6 5 (45.45%) Java RMI
6 5 (45.45%) OOD
6 5 (45.45%) Finance

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
1 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
1 5 (45.45%) MQSeries
1 5 (45.45%) CMS
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
1 5 (45.45%) Escenic
1 5 (45.45%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Hadoop
2 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 5 (45.45%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (9.09%) IMS/DB
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) T4 Templates
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Programmer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) Java Programmer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Developer Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Java Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) VB Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Ajax
2 8 (72.73%) jQuery
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) CSS3
4 5 (45.45%) EJB
4 5 (45.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (45.45%) Java RMI
4 5 (45.45%) LAMP
4 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
4 5 (45.45%) Spring
4 5 (45.45%) JSF
4 5 (45.45%) J2EE
4 5 (45.45%) Struts
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) XHTML
7 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) TDD
1 6 (54.55%) BDD
2 5 (45.45%) UML
2 5 (45.45%) OOP
2 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (45.45%) RUP
2 5 (45.45%) OOD
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) C#
3 7 (63.64%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) Scala
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (9.09%) VB
6 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) PL/1
6 1 (9.09%) JCL
6 1 (9.09%) VB6
6 1 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Aquila
3 1 (9.09%) Syncsort