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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 26 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 21 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.02% 0.93% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.58% 4.30% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 7
Median daily rate £300 £338 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £244 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £368 £302
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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
71 93 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.75% 21.68% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 62 66
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.33 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +27.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 3 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Preston - 9 £330 - 2
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 21 (72.41%) SQL
2 18 (62.07%) .NET
3 13 (44.83%) HTML
3 13 (44.83%) XSD
4 12 (41.38%) CSS
4 12 (41.38%) VB
4 12 (41.38%) VB6
5 11 (37.93%) Oracle
6 10 (34.48%) C#
6 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (31.03%) VB.NET
8 8 (27.59%) XSL
9 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
9 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
9 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
10 6 (20.69%) WPF
10 6 (20.69%) WinForms
10 6 (20.69%) Web Services
10 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
11 5 (17.24%) Entity Framework
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
11 5 (17.24%) XSLT
11 5 (17.24%) ClearCase
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
11 5 (17.24%) Rational Robot
11 5 (17.24%) TDD

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 3 (10.34%) ColdFusion
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) PowerExchange
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) FrameMaker
2 1 (3.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) WebEx
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
4 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.24%) ClearCase
2 5 (17.24%) Rational Robot
3 3 (10.34%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.45%) Sahi
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) TestNG
5 1 (3.45%) WATIR
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Developer
2 16 (55.17%) .NET Developer
3 9 (31.03%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Informatica Developer
5 3 (10.34%) WPF Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Author
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Messaging Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Author
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) HTML
2 13 (44.83%) XSD
3 12 (41.38%) CSS
4 8 (27.59%) XSL
5 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
5 6 (20.69%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) WinForms
5 6 (20.69%) WPF
6 5 (17.24%) Entity Framework
6 5 (17.24%) XSLT
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.79%) SOAP
8 3 (10.34%) jQuery
9 2 (6.90%) Ajax
9 2 (6.90%) J2EE
9 2 (6.90%) LINQ
9 2 (6.90%) SGML
10 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (3.45%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) TDD
3 4 (13.79%) OO
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (10.34%) Feasibility Study
4 3 (10.34%) SOLID
5 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.90%) ETL
5 2 (6.90%) MVC
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Web Design
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) VB
2 12 (41.38%) VB6
3 10 (34.48%) C#
3 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
4 9 (31.03%) VB.NET
5 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.45%) VBScript
8 1 (3.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) HND
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Perforce
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
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