The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 11 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 13 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 7.93% 5.49% 4.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.24% 14.71% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -9.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
XML
Leicestershire

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 Leicester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
34 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 20.73% 37.36% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 13
Average daily rate £301 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.39% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 10 (58.82%) CSS
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) VB
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
7 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) WCF
8 3 (17.65%) WordPress
8 3 (17.65%) Ajax
8 3 (17.65%) Content Management
8 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (17.65%) SEO
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) MS Access
8 3 (17.65%) CRM
8 3 (17.65%) XSLT
8 3 (17.65%) Adobe
8 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (17.65%) Middleware

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 3 (17.65%) WordPress
1 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (11.76%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (11.76%) Drupal
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) AquaLogic
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.88%) AquaLogic Service Bus
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) MS Access
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MSTest
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Designer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Web Designer
4 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 10 (58.82%) CSS
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
6 5 (29.41%) HTML5
7 4 (23.53%) WCF
8 3 (17.65%) Ajax
8 3 (17.65%) XSLT
8 3 (17.65%) Middleware
8 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
9 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
9 2 (11.76%) CSS3
9 2 (11.76%) XSL
9 2 (11.76%) JSON
9 2 (11.76%) LINQ
10 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (5.88%) Java EE
10 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 3 (17.65%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) SEO
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) EAI
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) VB
5 3 (17.65%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter