The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
North West / Lancashire
Rank 19 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 21 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.17% 5.37% 4.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.38% 19.33% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 12
Median daily rate £310 £399 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% +32.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £378 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £491 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
- +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £30.35
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +21.93%

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
74 119 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.79% 27.80% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 75 74
Median daily rate £300 £424 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% +26.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +20 7 £525 +15.38%
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Preston -8 3 £230 -44.24%
Blackburn - 1 - - 2
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for XML.

1 39 (90.70%) SQL
2 23 (53.49%) .NET
3 22 (51.16%) Oracle
4 20 (46.51%) HTML
4 20 (46.51%) CSS
5 17 (39.53%) Web Services
5 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
6 16 (37.21%) VB
6 16 (37.21%) XSD
7 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
7 15 (34.88%) VB6
8 14 (32.56%) C#
8 14 (32.56%) T-SQL
9 13 (30.23%) VB.NET
9 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (25.58%) XSL
11 11 (25.58%) Relational Database
12 10 (23.26%) SOAP
13 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
13 9 (20.93%) NoSQL
14 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
14 8 (18.60%) Windows
14 8 (18.60%) TDD
14 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
15 7 (16.28%) WinForms
15 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
15 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (13.95%) Entity Framework

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) PowerExchange
3 2 (4.65%) ColdFusion
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.33%) SAS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) FrameMaker
2 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) WebEx
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (25.58%) Relational Database
4 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
4 9 (20.93%) NoSQL
5 6 (13.95%) Big Data
5 6 (13.95%) DB2
6 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (6.98%) CouchDB
8 3 (6.98%) Firebird
8 3 (6.98%) MySQL
8 3 (6.98%) Neo4j
8 3 (6.98%) Riak
9 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
9 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) ClearCase
2 5 (11.63%) Rational Robot
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.33%) Sahi
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) WATIR
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Developer
2 21 (48.84%) .NET Developer
3 12 (27.91%) VB.NET Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Software Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Architect
6 6 (13.95%) C# Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (11.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (9.30%) Informatica Developer
9 3 (6.98%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (6.98%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
9 3 (6.98%) WPF Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Author
10 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Technical Author
10 2 (4.65%) XML Developer
11 1 (2.33%) Analyst
11 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (53.49%) .NET
2 20 (46.51%) CSS
2 20 (46.51%) HTML
3 17 (39.53%) Web Services
4 16 (37.21%) XSD
5 11 (25.58%) XSL
6 10 (23.26%) SOAP
7 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
8 7 (16.28%) WinForms
9 6 (13.95%) Ajax
9 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.95%) Entity Framework
9 6 (13.95%) J2EE
9 6 (13.95%) JSON
9 6 (13.95%) Middleware
9 6 (13.95%) Spring
9 6 (13.95%) WPF
10 5 (11.63%) XSLT
11 3 (6.98%) DOM
11 3 (6.98%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Wiki
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) AIX
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) TDD
3 6 (13.95%) MVC
3 6 (13.95%) SOA
4 5 (11.63%) Microservices
4 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.30%) BDD
5 4 (9.30%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (9.30%) Software Architecture
6 3 (6.98%) ETL
6 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
6 3 (6.98%) SDLC
6 3 (6.98%) SOLID
6 3 (6.98%) UML
7 2 (4.65%) OO
7 2 (4.65%) OOD
7 2 (4.65%) Refactoring
7 2 (4.65%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) SEO
7 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (90.70%) SQL
2 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 16 (37.21%) VB
4 15 (34.88%) VB6
5 14 (32.56%) C#
5 14 (32.56%) T-SQL
6 13 (30.23%) VB.NET
7 5 (11.63%) Java
8 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (6.98%) Ruby
10 2 (4.65%) Groovy
10 2 (4.65%) Python
10 2 (4.65%) Scala
11 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) HND
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.33%) HNC
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Informatica
3 4 (9.30%) Perforce