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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 33 28 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 68 63 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.96% 5.62% 7.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.58% 17.65% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 29 55
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.02%
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
366 357 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.68% 31.85% 36.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 215 228
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 2015.

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
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 29 January 2015. 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
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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 - 8 £350 -
Bolton +1 1 £388 - 2
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 2
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 11
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 83 (51.88%) JavaScript
2 82 (51.25%) XSLT
3 77 (48.13%) HTML
4 71 (44.38%) CSS
5 69 (43.13%) Web Services
6 56 (35.00%) Java
7 54 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (31.25%) jQuery
8 50 (31.25%) SQL
9 46 (28.75%) .NET
10 43 (26.88%) SQL Server
11 42 (26.25%) Linux
11 42 (26.25%) Red Hat
12 39 (24.38%) XPath
13 36 (22.50%) OO
14 35 (21.88%) C#
15 33 (20.63%) MVC
15 33 (20.63%) Oracle
16 32 (20.00%) Scrum
17 30 (18.75%) Subversion
17 30 (18.75%) Git (software)
18 29 (18.13%) Android
19 28 (17.50%) Maven
20 27 (16.88%) Spring
20 27 (16.88%) Ajax
21 26 (16.25%) PHP
21 26 (16.25%) XML Schema
21 26 (16.25%) Oracle Database
22 25 (15.63%) LAMP
23 24 (15.00%) JMS

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 24 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 16 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.38%) CMS
4 6 (3.75%) IIS
4 6 (3.75%) JBoss
4 6 (3.75%) Apache
4 6 (3.75%) Orchard CMS
5 5 (3.13%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.13%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.25%) Liferay
6 2 (1.25%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.25%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.75%) HTTP
2 2 (1.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.25%) Oracle Database
3 15 (9.38%) Hazelcast
4 11 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (3.75%) MySQL
7 6 (3.75%) RavenDB
8 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.25%) SQLite
11 2 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.25%) SQLPlus
11 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 30 (18.75%) Subversion
1 30 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 28 (17.50%) Maven
3 21 (13.13%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.13%) Axure RP
6 5 (3.13%) Hudson
6 5 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.88%) Xcode
7 3 (1.88%) Toad
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.63%) Gradle
9 1 (0.63%) MSI
9 1 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 10 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (2.50%) Retail
3 3 (1.88%) Banking
3 3 (1.88%) German Language
4 2 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (82.50%) Developer
2 35 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 26 (16.25%) PHP Developer
4 18 (11.25%) .NET Developer
5 13 (8.13%) C# Developer
6 11 (6.88%) iOS Developer
6 11 (6.88%) Analyst
6 11 (6.88%) Architect
6 11 (6.88%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (4.38%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
8 6 (3.75%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Software Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (2.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (51.25%) XSLT
2 77 (48.13%) HTML
3 71 (44.38%) CSS
4 69 (43.13%) Web Services
5 50 (31.25%) jQuery
6 46 (28.75%) .NET
7 27 (16.88%) Spring
7 27 (16.88%) Ajax
8 26 (16.25%) XML Schema
9 25 (15.63%) LAMP
10 24 (15.00%) JMS
10 24 (15.00%) XHTML
10 24 (15.00%) Servlets
10 24 (15.00%) Grails
11 23 (14.38%) ASP.NET
12 22 (13.75%) J2SE
13 20 (12.50%) CSS3
14 19 (11.88%) XSD
14 19 (11.88%) J2EE
15 16 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.38%) Open Source
1 23 (14.38%) Computer Science
2 16 (10.00%) Derivative
3 15 (9.38%) Mobile App
4 13 (8.13%) NHS
5 9 (5.63%) Web 2.0
6 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.50%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.88%) User Experience
8 3 (1.88%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.25%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.25%) Linux
2 29 (18.13%) Android
3 24 (15.00%) Windows
3 24 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (13.13%) Apple iOS
5 10 (6.25%) UNIX
6 8 (5.00%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.25%) VMS
7 2 (1.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (22.50%) OO
3 33 (20.63%) MVC
4 32 (20.00%) Scrum
5 21 (13.13%) iOS Development
6 20 (12.50%) SOA
7 19 (11.88%) TDD
8 14 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.75%) E-Commerce
8 14 (8.75%) Mentoring
9 13 (8.13%) Unit Testing
9 13 (8.13%) Web Design
10 12 (7.50%) Web Development
11 10 (6.25%) Use Case
11 10 (6.25%) OOP
12 9 (5.63%) Project Management
12 9 (5.63%) OOD
13 8 (5.00%) Software Testing
13 8 (5.00%) Software Engineering
13 8 (5.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 83 (51.88%) JavaScript
2 56 (35.00%) Java
3 50 (31.25%) SQL
4 39 (24.38%) XPath
5 35 (21.88%) C#
6 26 (16.25%) PHP
7 19 (11.88%) T-SQL
8 8 (5.00%) XQuery
9 7 (4.38%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.38%) Scala
9 7 (4.38%) Ruby
10 4 (2.50%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.88%) SPARQL
12 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.25%) VB
12 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.63%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) HL7
1 3 (1.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (26.25%) Red Hat
2 33 (20.63%) Oracle
3 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.13%) Adobe
5 4 (2.50%) HP
6 3 (1.88%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.88%) Sybase
6 3 (1.88%) Northgate
7 2 (1.25%) VMware
7 2 (1.25%) Kony
7 2 (1.25%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.25%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.25%) Tableau
8 1 (0.63%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) Zend
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