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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 43 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 5 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.21% 4.62% 6.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 16.67% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 15
Average daily rate
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£260 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £550 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
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
95 54 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.06% 27.69% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 27 58
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £12.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Preston - - - - 8
Blackburn - - - - 2
Burnley - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) XHTML
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) IMS/DB
5 1 (12.50%) Spring
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) Aquila
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (12.50%) CA Endevor
5 1 (12.50%) Spring Security
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) IMS/DB
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Application Developer
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XHTML
4 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
4 1 (12.50%) SAML
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) JDBC
4 1 (12.50%) JSP
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Struts
4 1 (12.50%) Spring Security
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) CSS3
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) RAD
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) EAI
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) PL/1
5 1 (12.50%) JCL
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Aquila
2 1 (12.50%) Syncsort
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle