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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 49 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 4 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.94% 7.01% 9.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% 20.65% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 23
Average daily rate
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£280 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £505 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.20%
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
92 92 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.60% 33.95% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 84
Average daily rate £325 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £33.34 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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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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
Burnley - 1 £275 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Preston - - - - 3
Chorley - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 1
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Ajax
3 7 (63.64%) jQuery
4 6 (54.55%) Scala
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 6 (54.55%) CSS3
4 6 (54.55%) HTML5
4 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle
5 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
5 5 (45.45%) Struts
5 5 (45.45%) UML
5 5 (45.45%) OOP
5 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (45.45%) JBoss
5 5 (45.45%) RUP
5 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
5 5 (45.45%) J2EE
5 5 (45.45%) MySQL
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) CMS
5 5 (45.45%) LAMP
5 5 (45.45%) Hibernate

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
1 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
1 5 (45.45%) MQSeries
1 5 (45.45%) CMS
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
1 5 (45.45%) Escenic
1 5 (45.45%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 5 (45.45%) Hadoop
2 5 (45.45%) Big Data
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (9.09%) DB2
4 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (9.09%) IMS/DB
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) T4 Templates
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Java Programmer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Java Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Developer Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Programmer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Programmer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Java Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) VB Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) Ajax
3 7 (63.64%) jQuery
4 6 (54.55%) HTML5
4 6 (54.55%) CSS3
5 5 (45.45%) Struts
5 5 (45.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (45.45%) Java RMI
5 5 (45.45%) LAMP
5 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
5 5 (45.45%) Spring
5 5 (45.45%) JSF
5 5 (45.45%) J2EE
5 5 (45.45%) EJB
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) XHTML
7 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) UML
3 5 (45.45%) OOP
3 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (45.45%) RUP
3 5 (45.45%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) Scala
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) PL/1
5 1 (9.09%) JCL
5 1 (9.09%) VB6
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Aquila
3 1 (9.09%) Syncsort