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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 25 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing XML 4 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.96% 6.84% 6.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.76% 13.83% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +30.90%
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 94 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 25.19% 49.47% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 27
Average daily rate £320 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 October 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) jQuery
3 5 (62.50%) HTML5
4 4 (50.00%) CSS3
4 4 (50.00%) XSLT
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) SOAP
5 3 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (37.50%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) JSON
5 3 (37.50%) WCF
5 3 (37.50%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Spring
6 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Java EE
6 2 (25.00%) Struts
6 2 (25.00%) JSP
6 2 (25.00%) C++
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
2 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) jQuery
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) CSS3
3 4 (50.00%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) Java EE
5 2 (25.00%) Struts
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) SEO
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe