The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
North West / Merseyside
Rank 20 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 19 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.15% 3.90% 7.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.59% 15.79% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 12
Median daily rate £344 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +17.18%

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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
97 76 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.39% 24.68% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 60 29
Median daily rate £360 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

XML
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 12 £368 +13.07% 5
Wirral - 6 £320 -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for XML.

1 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (42.11%) C#
3 15 (39.47%) SQL
4 14 (36.84%) Java
5 12 (31.58%) .NET
5 12 (31.58%) Oracle
6 11 (28.95%) SOAP
6 11 (28.95%) Windows
7 10 (26.32%) Web Services
7 10 (26.32%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) JSON
8 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
8 9 (23.68%) OO
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (21.05%) XSLT
9 8 (21.05%) CSS
9 8 (21.05%) DB2
9 8 (21.05%) HTML
9 8 (21.05%) jQuery
9 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (18.42%) XML Messaging
10 7 (18.42%) Python
10 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
10 7 (18.42%) SOA
10 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.79%) SDLC
11 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
11 6 (15.79%) JavaScript

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) InfoPath
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) LDAP
3 3 (7.89%) Extranet
3 3 (7.89%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (21.05%) DB2
3 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 6 (15.79%) Subversion
1 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.89%) JUnit
4 3 (7.89%) LSMW
5 2 (5.26%) JDeveloper
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Python Developer
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) SOAP
3 10 (26.32%) JSON
3 10 (26.32%) Web Services
4 8 (21.05%) CSS
4 8 (21.05%) HTML
4 8 (21.05%) jQuery
4 8 (21.05%) XSLT
5 7 (18.42%) XML Messaging
6 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 5 (13.16%) CSS3
7 5 (13.16%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (10.53%) HTML5
8 4 (10.53%) WF
9 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
9 3 (7.89%) EJB 3.0
9 3 (7.89%) Entity Framework
9 3 (7.89%) Spring Boot
9 3 (7.89%) Spring MVC
9 3 (7.89%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) OO
1 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
2 7 (18.42%) SOA
3 6 (15.79%) MVC
3 6 (15.79%) SDLC
4 4 (10.53%) Workflow
5 3 (7.89%) Analytics
5 3 (7.89%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (7.89%) Data Mapping
5 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Data Transformation
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Data Validation
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.26%) Open Source
6 2 (5.26%) QA Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 14 (36.84%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 7 (18.42%) Python
6 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.79%) VBScript
7 4 (10.53%) Scala
8 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.63%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Sybase
3 3 (7.89%) Google
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Nintex
3 3 (7.89%) Perforce
3 3 (7.89%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) Software AG
4 2 (5.26%) webMethods