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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 28 33 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing XML 17 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.27% 2.77% 7.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.48% 12.00% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £500 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +58.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £500 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.05 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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 75 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.12% 23.08% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 35
Average daily rate £363 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.05 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.26% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £21.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £21.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 2015. 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
Preston +1 3 £363 - 4
Blackburn - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 25 (75.76%) Oracle
2 20 (60.61%) SQL
3 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
5 13 (39.39%) Java
6 11 (33.33%) HTML
6 11 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 10 (30.30%) .NET
7 10 (30.30%) UNIX
7 10 (30.30%) UML
8 9 (27.27%) ERP
8 9 (27.27%) DB2
8 9 (27.27%) Mainframe
8 9 (27.27%) IBM
8 9 (27.27%) PL/1
8 9 (27.27%) JCL
8 9 (27.27%) Syncsort
8 9 (27.27%) IMS/DB
8 9 (27.27%) Aquila
8 9 (27.27%) CA Endevor
9 8 (24.24%) JIRA
9 8 (24.24%) Release Management
9 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
9 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
9 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database
9 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
10 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
10 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
10 7 (21.21%) Relational Database

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) PowerExchange
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) DB2
1 9 (27.27%) IMS/DB
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle Database
3 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
3 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.03%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (3.03%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Mainframe Developer
3 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (18.18%) Administrator
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Information Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Software Integration Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Database Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (30.30%) .NET
3 6 (18.18%) XML Messaging
4 4 (12.12%) SOAP
5 3 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (6.06%) XSD
6 2 (6.06%) XSLT
6 2 (6.06%) WSDL
6 2 (6.06%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.06%) Spring
7 1 (3.03%) Ajax
7 1 (3.03%) JSON
7 1 (3.03%) Spring Security
7 1 (3.03%) jQuery
7 1 (3.03%) Google Maps API
7 1 (3.03%) OAuth
7 1 (3.03%) REST
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Mainframe
2 8 (24.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) NHS
4 2 (6.06%) DataPower
5 1 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) UNIX
2 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) UML
2 9 (27.27%) ERP
3 8 (24.24%) Release Management
3 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.21%) Supply Chain Management
5 4 (12.12%) Logistics
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
8 1 (3.03%) Change Data Capture
8 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.03%) RAD
8 1 (3.03%) EAI
8 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 9 (27.27%) JCL
4 9 (27.27%) PL/1
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) Perl
5 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) IBM
2 9 (27.27%) Aquila
2 9 (27.27%) Syncsort
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) webMethods
4 2 (6.06%) Symantec
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) Informatica
5 1 (3.03%) Google
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