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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 31 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing XML 17 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.79% 3.83% 2.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.35% 18.60% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Average daily rate £394 £344 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 £46.05 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.80
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.73%
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
98 86 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.83% 20.57% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 61 52
Average daily rate £350 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.25 £46.05 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.24% +119.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +2 7 £501 +38.06% 4
Blackburn - 3 £281 - 2
Blackpool - 2 £475 -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 19 (55.88%) Oracle
2 16 (47.06%) C#
3 14 (41.18%) IBM
4 13 (38.24%) C++
4 13 (38.24%) SQL
4 13 (38.24%) Visual Studio
4 13 (38.24%) Oracle Database
5 12 (35.29%) Windows
6 10 (29.41%) .NET
6 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 8 (23.53%) VC++
7 8 (23.53%) RDBMS
7 8 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (23.53%) Relational Database
8 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
8 7 (20.59%) OO
8 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.59%) HTML
8 7 (20.59%) Requirements Management
9 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
9 6 (17.65%) WPF
9 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (17.65%) WinForms
9 6 (17.65%) XSD
9 6 (17.65%) XSLT
9 6 (17.65%) ClearCase
9 6 (17.65%) HTTP
9 6 (17.65%) Entity Framework

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 2 (5.88%) JBoss
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle Database
2 8 (23.53%) RDBMS
2 8 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Visual Studio
2 8 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (17.65%) ClearCase
3 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (11.76%) Rational Robot
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.82%) Avionics
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Military
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Software Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Database Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Database Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Digital Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Software Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) HTML
3 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
3 6 (17.65%) Entity Framework
3 6 (17.65%) WinForms
3 6 (17.65%) WPF
3 6 (17.65%) XSD
3 6 (17.65%) XSLT
4 5 (14.71%) SOAP
5 4 (11.76%) CSS
6 3 (8.82%) JSON
6 3 (8.82%) REST
6 3 (8.82%) SGML
7 2 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (5.88%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.88%) CSS3
7 2 (5.88%) HTML5
7 2 (5.88%) J2EE
7 2 (5.88%) JDBC
7 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 7 (20.59%) OO
3 7 (20.59%) Requirements Management
4 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Project Planning
5 5 (14.71%) SOLID
5 5 (14.71%) TDD
6 4 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) E-business
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
8 1 (2.94%) Migration
8 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) C#
2 13 (38.24%) C++
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) VC++
4 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) VB
6 3 (8.82%) VB6
7 2 (5.88%) C
7 2 (5.88%) Java
8 1 (2.94%) PHP
8 1 (2.94%) PL/1
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) IBM
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) NetApp
5 1 (2.94%) VMware