The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 49 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing XML 35 58 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.82% 5.09% 5.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.70% 16.25% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 47
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
361 357 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.11% 31.34% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 209 229
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 21
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -14.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
XML
North West

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 -6 2 - - 2
Stockport -6 2 £275 -14.06% 5
Altrincham - 1 £300 - 1
Bolton - 1 £205 - 2
Bury - 1 £325 - 1
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Oldham - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 62 (71.26%) CSS
2 61 (70.11%) HTML
3 55 (63.22%) JavaScript
4 54 (62.07%) C#
5 50 (57.47%) .NET
6 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
6 46 (52.87%) Web Services
7 37 (42.53%) SQL
8 31 (35.63%) ASP.NET
9 29 (33.33%) jQuery
10 26 (29.89%) WCF
11 22 (25.29%) Oracle
12 21 (24.14%) Java
12 21 (24.14%) XSLT
13 20 (22.99%) Scrum
13 20 (22.99%) Ajax
14 18 (20.69%) TDD
14 18 (20.69%) MVC
14 18 (20.69%) SOAP
15 16 (18.39%) T-SQL
15 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (17.24%) HTML5
17 14 (16.09%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (14.94%) XSD
18 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio
18 13 (14.94%) OOP
18 13 (14.94%) XHTML
18 13 (14.94%) CRM
18 13 (14.94%) OOD
19 12 (13.79%) Finance

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 9 (10.34%) CMS
2 7 (8.05%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.90%) IIS
4 5 (5.75%) MQSeries
4 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.75%) Escenic
4 5 (5.75%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (5.75%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.60%) Umbraco
6 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.30%) Apache
7 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.15%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.15%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) Agresso
3 1 (1.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) Intranet
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (52.87%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (12.64%) MySQL
4 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.75%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.75%) Big Data
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.45%) MS Access
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.15%) OLAP
9 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.49%) Eclipse
3 8 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.90%) Subversion
5 3 (3.45%) JUnit
5 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.30%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.30%) JIRA
7 1 (1.15%) Selenium
7 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.15%) Toad
7 1 (1.15%) NUnit
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.15%) LLBLGen Pro
7 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.15%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (81.61%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) .NET Developer
3 12 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 11 (12.64%) Web Developer
4 11 (12.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Analyst
5 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (9.20%) C# Web Developer
7 8 (9.20%) .NET Web Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 6 (6.90%) CRM Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.75%) Programmer
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (5.75%) Developer Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (71.26%) CSS
2 61 (70.11%) HTML
3 50 (57.47%) .NET
4 46 (52.87%) Web Services
5 31 (35.63%) ASP.NET
6 29 (33.33%) jQuery
7 26 (29.89%) WCF
8 21 (24.14%) XSLT
9 20 (22.99%) Ajax
10 18 (20.69%) SOAP
11 15 (17.24%) HTML5
12 13 (14.94%) XSD
12 13 (14.94%) XHTML
13 11 (12.64%) J2EE
13 11 (12.64%) CSS3
13 11 (12.64%) .NET Framework
14 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (9.20%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (9.20%) Struts
15 7 (8.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) RIA
1 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.90%) NHS
3 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.45%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.45%) Open Source
3 3 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.30%) Informatics
4 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.30%) W3C
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.15%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.15%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.75%) Windows
1 5 (5.75%) Fedora
2 2 (2.30%) Linux
2 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.30%) UNIX
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Scrum
2 18 (20.69%) TDD
2 18 (20.69%) MVC
3 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.94%) OOD
4 13 (14.94%) OOP
4 13 (14.94%) CRM
5 11 (12.64%) OO
6 9 (10.34%) Unit Testing
6 9 (10.34%) User Stories
7 8 (9.20%) MVVM
8 7 (8.05%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.05%) RUP
8 7 (8.05%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (6.90%) Project Management
10 5 (5.75%) UML
10 5 (5.75%) BDD
10 5 (5.75%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.60%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.22%) JavaScript
2 54 (62.07%) C#
3 37 (42.53%) SQL
4 21 (24.14%) Java
5 16 (18.39%) T-SQL
6 9 (10.34%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.05%) XPath
7 7 (8.05%) Apex Code
8 5 (5.75%) Scala
9 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.45%) PHP
11 2 (2.30%) Python
11 2 (2.30%) Ruby
12 1 (1.15%) VBA
12 1 (1.15%) C
12 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) ISEB
2 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) HL7
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.15%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Oracle
2 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.05%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.75%) JBoss
5 4 (4.60%) Adobe
6 2 (2.30%) Ceridian
7 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.15%) Open Text
7 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £299 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago