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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 18 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.77% 2.20% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.98% 6.06% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £273 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
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
53 66 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 33.97% 36.26% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 19
Average daily rate £300 £270 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (66.67%) HTML
1 12 (66.67%) Web Services
2 10 (55.56%) CSS
2 10 (55.56%) .NET
3 9 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (50.00%) jQuery
4 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (27.78%) WCF
7 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (27.78%) VB
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
7 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
8 4 (22.22%) CSS3
8 4 (22.22%) JSON
8 4 (22.22%) Ajax
9 3 (16.67%) MVC
9 3 (16.67%) XSLT
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) MS Access
9 3 (16.67%) CRM
9 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 3 (16.67%) Middleware
9 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Drupal
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (11.11%) WordPress
3 1 (5.56%) AquaLogic Service Bus
3 1 (5.56%) AquaLogic
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MS Access
3 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) CocoaPods
2 1 (5.56%) NUnit
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Web Designer
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
1 12 (66.67%) Web Services
2 10 (55.56%) CSS
2 10 (55.56%) .NET
3 9 (50.00%) jQuery
4 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 5 (27.78%) WCF
5 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 5 (27.78%) HTML5
6 4 (22.22%) CSS3
6 4 (22.22%) JSON
6 4 (22.22%) Ajax
7 3 (16.67%) XSLT
7 3 (16.67%) Middleware
8 2 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (11.11%) XSL
8 2 (11.11%) LINQ
8 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
8 2 (11.11%) REST
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
2 3 (16.67%) CRM
2 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.11%) SEO
3 2 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (5.56%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) EAI
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) VB
6 2 (11.11%) PHP
7 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Apple