The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 30 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 8 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.01% 5.79% 8.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.70% 25.93% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 11
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£223 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.38% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £375 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £525 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +30.90%
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
63 54 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.68% 22.31% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 28
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Liverpool -4 7 £142 -68.55% 5
Wirral - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) XSLT
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) UNIX
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) Umbraco
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Content Management
7 3 (20.00%) NHS
7 3 (20.00%) CMS
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) XHTML
7 3 (20.00%) IIS
7 3 (20.00%) SOAP
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (20.00%) Umbraco
1 3 (20.00%) CMS
1 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) AquaLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) Ant
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Financials Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) XSLT
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) XHTML
4 3 (20.00%) SOAP
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (13.33%) Struts
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) XSD
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE
5 2 (13.33%) Middleware
5 2 (13.33%) JSP
5 2 (13.33%) Ajax
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Content Management
1 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) System Testing
3 1 (6.67%) BPEL
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) VB
5 2 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) XQuery
6 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) BEA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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