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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 34 45 19
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing XML 11 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.02% 1.02% 5.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.07% 7.04% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
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£408 £374 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £295 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £453 £314
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 £32.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.78% -6.35%
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 71 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.05% 14.52% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 46
Average daily rate £390 £352 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £495 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £18.03 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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 +9 5 £425 - 2
Blackpool - 2 - - 3
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 16 (55.17%) Java
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) Oracle
3 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
4 12 (41.38%) HTML
5 11 (37.93%) .NET
6 9 (31.03%) PL/SQL
7 8 (27.59%) Web Services
7 8 (27.59%) UML
7 8 (27.59%) ERP
7 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
7 8 (27.59%) JIRA
7 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
7 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
8 7 (24.14%) Windows
9 6 (20.69%) RDBMS
9 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
9 6 (20.69%) SOAP
9 6 (20.69%) Supply Chain Management
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
10 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
10 5 (17.24%) DataPower
10 5 (17.24%) XSD
10 5 (17.24%) XSLT
10 5 (17.24%) Perl
10 5 (17.24%) SSL
10 5 (17.24%) WSDL
11 4 (13.79%) SNMP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.45%) PowerExchange
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SSL
2 4 (13.79%) SNMP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
2 6 (20.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) DB2
4 2 (6.90%) IMS/DB
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) PowerCenter
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Information Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) HTML
2 11 (37.93%) .NET
3 8 (27.59%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) SOAP
5 5 (17.24%) WSDL
5 5 (17.24%) XSD
5 5 (17.24%) XSLT
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.90%) XML Messaging
7 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.45%) Spring
7 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
7 1 (3.45%) EDIFACT
7 1 (3.45%) JSON
7 1 (3.45%) jQuery
7 1 (3.45%) Google Maps API
7 1 (3.45%) OAuth
7 1 (3.45%) RESTful
7 1 (3.45%) REST
7 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) DataPower
3 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) UML
1 8 (27.59%) ERP
1 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
1 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
2 6 (20.69%) Supply Chain Management
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Logistics
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) High Availability
6 2 (6.90%) Release Management
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) TDD
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) PL/SQL
4 5 (17.24%) Perl
5 4 (13.79%) VBScript
6 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.90%) JCL
7 2 (6.90%) PL/1
7 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 3 (10.34%) MCSA
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Aquila
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Syncsort
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) webMethods
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