The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 25 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 120 69 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.58% 4.86% 5.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.47% 17.38% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 28
Average daily rate £363 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.30 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.31% +18.51%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
534 397 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.29% 27.98% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 274 221
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £32.50 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

XML
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford -1 10 £425 +22.30% 1
Oldham - 6 £305 - 1
Stockport - 6 £344 - 5
Bolton -4 3 £300 -22.58% 1
Altrincham - 1 £275 - 1
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 105 (60.34%) Java
2 75 (43.10%) JavaScript
3 73 (41.95%) Web Services
4 68 (39.08%) JSON
5 67 (38.51%) HTML
6 64 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (35.06%) SQL
8 53 (30.46%) CSS
9 49 (28.16%) .NET
10 48 (27.59%) TDD
11 47 (27.01%) XSLT
12 46 (26.44%) Scrum
12 46 (26.44%) jQuery
12 46 (26.44%) REST
13 43 (24.71%) Linux
14 40 (22.99%) C#
14 40 (22.99%) HTTP
15 39 (22.41%) HTML5
15 39 (22.41%) Git (software)
16 38 (21.84%) OO
16 38 (21.84%) Subversion
17 37 (21.26%) SOAP
18 36 (20.69%) RESTful
19 34 (19.54%) Windows
20 30 (17.24%) Ajax
20 30 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (17.24%) High Availability
21 28 (16.09%) NoSQL
21 28 (16.09%) Scala
22 27 (15.52%) Continuous Integration

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 23 (13.22%) Tomcat
2 17 (9.77%) JBoss
3 9 (5.17%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.60%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.45%) Apache
6 5 (2.87%) Confluence
6 5 (2.87%) IIS
7 4 (2.30%) CMS
8 3 (1.72%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Process Server
8 3 (1.72%) WildFly
9 2 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.15%) WordPress
10 1 (0.57%) Drupal
10 1 (0.57%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.57%) Node.js
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.72%) MS Office
4 2 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Magento
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.15%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.57%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.87%) SaaS
3 2 (1.15%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.99%) HTTP
2 2 (1.15%) Firewall
2 2 (1.15%) Intranet
2 2 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) DHCP
3 1 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.57%) FTP
3 1 (0.57%) IMAP
3 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.57%) SMTP
3 1 (0.57%) SSL
3 1 (0.57%) VLAN
3 1 (0.57%) VPN
3 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.09%) NoSQL
2 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.62%) MySQL
4 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.87%) DB2
5 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.87%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (22.41%) Git (software)
2 38 (21.84%) Subversion
3 18 (10.34%) JUnit
4 13 (7.47%) Eclipse
4 13 (7.47%) JIRA
5 11 (6.32%) Mercurial
6 10 (5.75%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.75%) Maven
7 9 (5.17%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.60%) Selenium
9 7 (4.02%) NUnit
10 6 (3.45%) Ant
10 6 (3.45%) Gradle
10 6 (3.45%) MSTest
11 5 (2.87%) Grunt
11 5 (2.87%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (2.30%) Xcode
13 3 (1.72%) Log4j
14 2 (1.15%) Firebug
General
1 22 (12.64%) Finance
2 15 (8.62%) Banking
2 15 (8.62%) Games
3 9 (5.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.87%) Electronics
5 3 (1.72%) Marketing
6 2 (1.15%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (76.44%) Developer
2 48 (27.59%) Java Developer
3 14 (8.05%) .NET Developer
3 14 (8.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 14 (8.05%) Scala Developer
4 12 (6.90%) Analyst
4 12 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 11 (6.32%) Software Developer
5 11 (6.32%) UI Developer
6 9 (5.17%) Web Developer
7 8 (4.60%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.02%) Java Scala Developer
8 7 (4.02%) PHP Developer
8 7 (4.02%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.02%) Technical Developer
8 7 (4.02%) Tester
9 6 (3.45%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (41.95%) Web Services
2 68 (39.08%) JSON
3 67 (38.51%) HTML
4 53 (30.46%) CSS
5 49 (28.16%) .NET
6 47 (27.01%) XSLT
7 46 (26.44%) jQuery
7 46 (26.44%) REST
8 39 (22.41%) HTML5
9 37 (21.26%) SOAP
10 36 (20.69%) RESTful
11 30 (17.24%) Ajax
12 23 (13.22%) CSS3
13 20 (11.49%) .NET Framework
14 19 (10.92%) J2EE
15 18 (10.34%) Spring
15 18 (10.34%) WCF
16 17 (9.77%) XHTML
17 16 (9.20%) ASP.NET
18 13 (7.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.77%) User Experience
2 14 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.87%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.30%) iPad
6 4 (2.30%) NHS
6 4 (2.30%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.72%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.15%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.15%) IPTV
8 2 (1.15%) MHEG
8 2 (1.15%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.15%) W3C
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) Life Science
9 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.57%) Replication
9 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.71%) Linux
2 34 (19.54%) Windows
3 17 (9.77%) Unix
4 8 (4.60%) Windows Vista
5 7 (4.02%) AIX
5 7 (4.02%) Mac OS
5 7 (4.02%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.45%) Android
7 5 (2.87%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.15%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.59%) TDD
3 46 (26.44%) Scrum
4 38 (21.84%) OO
5 30 (17.24%) High Availability
6 27 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (14.37%) MVC
8 24 (13.79%) BDD
9 23 (13.22%) OOP
9 23 (13.22%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.77%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (9.77%) Unit Testing
11 16 (9.20%) E-Commerce
12 15 (8.62%) Front End Development
13 14 (8.05%) SEO
14 10 (5.75%) Automated Testing
14 10 (5.75%) Mobile Application Development
14 10 (5.75%) Web Development
14 10 (5.75%) Workflow
15 9 (5.17%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 105 (60.34%) Java
2 75 (43.10%) JavaScript
3 61 (35.06%) SQL
4 40 (22.99%) C#
5 28 (16.09%) Scala
6 26 (14.94%) XPath
7 16 (9.20%) C++
8 12 (6.90%) PHP
8 12 (6.90%) T-SQL
9 11 (6.32%) Objective-C
9 11 (6.32%) VB.NET
10 9 (5.17%) VB
11 8 (4.60%) PL/SQL
11 8 (4.60%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.60%) VBScript
12 7 (4.02%) C
13 3 (1.72%) Python
14 1 (0.57%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.57%) Ruby
14 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (10.92%) Degree
2 4 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.72%) HND
4 2 (1.15%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.87%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 21 (12.07%) Oracle
2 17 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.17%) IBM
4 8 (4.60%) EPiServer
5 6 (3.45%) hybris
6 5 (2.87%) HP
6 5 (2.87%) Perforce
6 5 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.30%) Adobe
7 4 (2.30%) Appcelerator
7 4 (2.30%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.72%) Google
8 3 (1.72%) OpenText
8 3 (1.72%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.72%) Telerik
8 3 (1.72%) VMware
8 3 (1.72%) Zend
9 2 (1.15%) OpenTV
9 2 (1.15%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.57%) Capita
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