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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 36 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 12 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.63% 5.99% 7.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.01% 24.39% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 20
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£285 £310 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.02 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.06% -16.66%
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
109 41 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.90% 24.55% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 21 58
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 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
Preston -9 2 £300 -31.81% 2
Lytham St Annes - 1 £305 -
Chorley - 1 - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 2
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) DB2
3 7 (43.75%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) PL/1
3 7 (43.75%) JCL
3 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
3 7 (43.75%) IMS/DB
3 7 (43.75%) Aquila
3 7 (43.75%) CA Endevor
3 7 (43.75%) Syncsort
4 6 (37.50%) Release Management
4 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) NHS
6 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) IMS/DB
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Mainframe Developer
3 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) Spring Security
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
3 1 (6.25%) XHTML
3 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
3 1 (6.25%) SAML
3 1 (6.25%) JDBC
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
2 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) iSeries
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Release Management
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) RAD
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) EAI
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) PL/1
2 7 (43.75%) JCL
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Shibboleth
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) CA Endevor
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Aquila
2 7 (43.75%) Syncsort
2 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco