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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 54 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 19 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.28% 2.82% 3.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.27% 11.97% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 4
Average daily rate
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£373 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £250 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.78% -6.35%
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
205 117 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.61% 23.54% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 70 26
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 12
Average hourly rate £16.16 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.11% +10.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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
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 7 July 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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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 -8 17 £374 -9.22% 6
Durham -19 1 £325 +30.00% 2
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 28 (65.12%) Java
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (46.51%) HTML
4 20 (46.51%) Web Services
5 19 (44.19%) TDD
5 19 (44.19%) QA
6 17 (39.53%) Test Automation
6 17 (39.53%) RESTful
6 17 (39.53%) BDD
7 16 (37.21%) NoSQL
7 16 (37.21%) Open Source
7 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (34.88%) jQuery
8 15 (34.88%) MongoDB
9 14 (32.56%) CSS
10 11 (25.58%) Project Management
11 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
11 10 (23.26%) .NET
11 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
11 10 (23.26%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (20.93%) MVC
12 9 (20.93%) Oracle
12 9 (20.93%) XSLT
13 8 (18.60%) Spring
14 7 (16.28%) Finance
14 7 (16.28%) Ajax
14 7 (16.28%) Selenium
14 7 (16.28%) SOA
15 6 (13.95%) MS Excel

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (11.63%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (6.98%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Teamcenter
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) NoSQL
2 15 (34.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.63%) MySQL
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Selenium
2 5 (11.63%) WATIR
2 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
2 5 (11.63%) Sahi
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.65%) JUnit
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) QA Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (6.98%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Applications Developer
7 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) HTML
1 20 (46.51%) Web Services
2 17 (39.53%) RESTful
3 15 (34.88%) jQuery
4 14 (32.56%) CSS
5 10 (23.26%) .NET
6 9 (20.93%) XSLT
7 8 (18.60%) Spring
8 7 (16.28%) Ajax
9 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
10 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
10 5 (11.63%) XSL
10 5 (11.63%) SOAP
10 5 (11.63%) JPA
10 5 (11.63%) JSON
10 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
11 4 (9.30%) Itk
11 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
11 4 (9.30%) Swing
12 3 (6.98%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) TDD
3 17 (39.53%) Test Automation
3 17 (39.53%) BDD
4 16 (37.21%) Open Source
4 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (25.58%) Project Management
6 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Agile Project Management
7 9 (20.93%) MVC
8 7 (16.28%) SOA
9 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.30%) ITIL
9 4 (9.30%) OO
9 4 (9.30%) Workflow
9 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.30%) CAD
9 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.30%) PLM
10 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) Java
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) C#
5 5 (11.63%) C++
5 5 (11.63%) C
6 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.30%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.65%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (44.19%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Siemens
3 4 (9.30%) Tableau
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) IBM