The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 50 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 28 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.79% 5.52% 6.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.18% 17.13% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £235 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
XML
West Yorkshire

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 Leeds region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
305 286 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 30.44% 32.21% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 196 227
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +104.91%
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 Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Leeds region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Leeds region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 50 (51.55%) SQL
2 38 (39.18%) C#
2 38 (39.18%) HTML
2 38 (39.18%) Java
3 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
3 37 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
5 28 (28.87%) Oracle
6 27 (27.84%) CSS
7 22 (22.68%) Spring
8 21 (21.65%) .NET
9 20 (20.62%) Hibernate
9 20 (20.62%) REST
10 19 (19.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (19.59%) Linux
11 18 (18.56%) PL/SQL
11 18 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (17.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (17.53%) MVC
13 16 (16.49%) jQuery
14 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (15.46%) Star Schema
14 15 (15.46%) J2EE
15 14 (14.43%) Scrum
15 14 (14.43%) Maven
16 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET
16 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
17 12 (12.37%) Data Modelling
17 12 (12.37%) Web Services
17 12 (12.37%) WebLogic

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 12 (12.37%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.25%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.12%) Confluence
5 3 (3.09%) CMS
5 3 (3.09%) Apache
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) SAS
6 1 (1.03%) OpenEdge
6 1 (1.03%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) FTP
1 4 (4.12%) Internet
2 2 (2.06%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (17.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (15.46%) Star Schema
6 8 (8.25%) Oracle Database
7 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.22%) DB2
8 6 (6.19%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (6.19%) MySQL
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.12%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (3.09%) SQLPlus
11 3 (3.09%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (1.03%) SQLite
12 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Maven
2 12 (12.37%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.28%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.25%) JUnit
4 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.15%) Subversion
5 5 (5.15%) JIRA
6 4 (4.12%) Selenium
7 2 (2.06%) Behat
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.03%) Toad
8 1 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.03%) WebSpeed
8 1 (1.03%) JMeter
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (8.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 75 (77.32%) Developer
2 28 (28.87%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.34%) SQL Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (7.22%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Oracle Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Architect
6 6 (6.19%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Data Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Configuration Engineer
8 3 (3.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 3 (3.09%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (39.18%) HTML
2 27 (27.84%) CSS
3 22 (22.68%) Spring
4 21 (21.65%) .NET
5 20 (20.62%) Hibernate
5 20 (20.62%) REST
6 16 (16.49%) jQuery
7 15 (15.46%) J2EE
8 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET
9 12 (12.37%) Web Services
10 11 (11.34%) Spring MVC
11 10 (10.31%) Ajax
11 10 (10.31%) XHTML
11 10 (10.31%) SOAP
12 9 (9.28%) JMS
12 9 (9.28%) XSLT
12 9 (9.28%) WCF
13 8 (8.25%) JSP
13 8 (8.25%) Apache Camel
14 7 (7.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.03%) User Experience
3 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.03%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.03%) EPoS
3 1 (1.03%) NHS
3 1 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Linux
2 7 (7.22%) Windows
3 4 (4.12%) UNIX
4 3 (3.09%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.06%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.53%) MVC
3 14 (14.43%) Scrum
4 12 (12.37%) Data Modelling
5 11 (11.34%) Performance Improvement
6 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.25%) OO
8 8 (8.25%) SOA
8 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.19%) Migration
9 6 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.15%) OOP
10 5 (5.15%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.12%) Information Assurance
11 4 (4.12%) Web Development
11 4 (4.12%) TDD
11 4 (4.12%) Data Management
11 4 (4.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 50 (51.55%) SQL
2 38 (39.18%) C#
2 38 (39.18%) Java
3 29 (29.90%) JavaScript
4 18 (18.56%) PL/SQL
5 9 (9.28%) PHP
6 8 (8.25%) VB.NET
7 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.12%) Ruby
9 3 (3.09%) X++
9 3 (3.09%) Python
10 2 (2.06%) C++
11 1 (1.03%) Delphi
11 1 (1.03%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.03%) SAPscript
11 1 (1.03%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) AIFMD
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Puppet
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.03%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 28 (28.87%) Oracle
2 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.15%) Perforce
4 3 (3.09%) JBoss
5 2 (2.06%) SAP
5 2 (2.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.03%) RedDot
6 1 (1.03%) Zend
6 1 (1.03%) Siebel
6 1 (1.03%) Progress
6 1 (1.03%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe
6 1 (1.03%) BEA
6 1 (1.03%) Informatica
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.03%) ATG