The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 35 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 32 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.06% 3.64% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.53% 15.60% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 3
Average daily rate
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£368 £235 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.38% -32.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £205 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £270 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
XML
England

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 North East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
206 141 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.14% 23.34% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 100 32
Average daily rate £300 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.92 £14.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -55.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £14.50 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £14.50 £40.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

XML
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in the North East

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the North East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

XML
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Tyne and Wear +1 30 £373 +58.51% 9
Northumberland - 1 £300 -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 29 (72.50%) Java
2 25 (62.50%) SQL
3 18 (45.00%) QA
4 17 (42.50%) TDD
4 17 (42.50%) Web Services
5 16 (40.00%) HTML
5 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 15 (37.50%) Open Source
6 15 (37.50%) BDD
7 14 (35.00%) RESTful
7 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (35.00%) MongoDB
7 14 (35.00%) NoSQL
8 12 (30.00%) Oracle
9 11 (27.50%) CSS
9 11 (27.50%) jQuery
10 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Project Management
10 9 (22.50%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (20.00%) SOA
12 7 (17.50%) Spring
12 7 (17.50%) MVC
12 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
13 6 (15.00%) .NET
13 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
13 6 (15.00%) SOAP
13 6 (15.00%) XSLT
13 6 (15.00%) Finance
13 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.50%) Node.js
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Teamcenter
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) MongoDB
1 14 (35.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (10.00%) Subversion
2 4 (10.00%) Sahi
2 4 (10.00%) WATIR
3 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) QA Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.00%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) Web Services
2 16 (40.00%) HTML
3 14 (35.00%) RESTful
4 11 (27.50%) jQuery
4 11 (27.50%) CSS
5 7 (17.50%) Spring
6 6 (15.00%) XSLT
6 6 (15.00%) SOAP
6 6 (15.00%) .NET
7 5 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 5 (12.50%) JPA
7 5 (12.50%) JSON
7 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.00%) Itk
8 4 (10.00%) Ajax
8 4 (10.00%) XSL
8 4 (10.00%) Swing
9 3 (7.50%) HTML5
9 3 (7.50%) CSS3
10 2 (5.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) TDD
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 15 (37.50%) BDD
4 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (22.50%) Agile Project Management
5 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Project Management
6 8 (20.00%) SOA
7 7 (17.50%) MVC
8 5 (12.50%) Workflow
9 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.00%) CAD
9 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.00%) ITIL
9 4 (10.00%) PLM
10 3 (7.50%) Data Management
10 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (72.50%) Java
2 25 (62.50%) SQL
3 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.50%) C
5 5 (12.50%) C++
6 3 (7.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) Ruby
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (45.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Siemens
3 4 (10.00%) Tableau
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