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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 32 43 11
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Contract jobs citing XML 16 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.83% 2.62% 8.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.39% 13.75% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 13
Average daily rate
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£344 £500 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +55.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £500 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.05 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +1.14%
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
87 80 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.81% 19.05% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 32
Average daily rate £360 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £46.05 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.26% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £21.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £21.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
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 24 April 2015. 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
Preston +6 5 £363 - 5
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 25 (75.76%) Oracle
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
4 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
5 14 (42.42%) Java
6 11 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 10 (30.30%) HTML
7 10 (30.30%) UNIX
7 10 (30.30%) .NET
8 9 (27.27%) ERP
8 9 (27.27%) UML
8 9 (27.27%) DB2
8 9 (27.27%) Mainframe
8 9 (27.27%) PL/1
8 9 (27.27%) JCL
8 9 (27.27%) Syncsort
8 9 (27.27%) CA Endevor
8 9 (27.27%) IMS/DB
8 9 (27.27%) Aquila
9 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
9 8 (24.24%) JIRA
9 8 (24.24%) Release Management
9 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database
9 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
9 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
9 8 (24.24%) IBM
10 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
10 7 (21.21%) Supply Chain Management
11 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) PowerExchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) DB2
1 9 (27.27%) IMS/DB
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database
3 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 6 (18.18%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Mainframe Developer
3 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Administrator
5 6 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Information Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) Mainframe Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) Software Integration Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (3.03%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) HTML
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) XML Messaging
2 6 (18.18%) SOAP
3 4 (12.12%) Web Services
3 4 (12.12%) XSD
3 4 (12.12%) XSLT
3 4 (12.12%) WSDL
4 1 (3.03%) REST
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) OAuth
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) Google Maps API
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
4 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Mainframe
2 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.12%) DataPower
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) UNIX
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ERP
1 9 (27.27%) UML
2 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
2 8 (24.24%) Release Management
2 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
3 7 (21.21%) Supply Chain Management
4 4 (12.12%) Logistics
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.03%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.03%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 14 (42.42%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 9 (27.27%) PL/1
4 9 (27.27%) JCL
5 4 (12.12%) Perl
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.03%) C#
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VBScript
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) Syncsort
2 9 (27.27%) Aquila
3 8 (24.24%) IBM
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) webMethods
5 2 (6.06%) Symantec
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) Informatica
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft