The table below looks at the statistics for XHTML skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XHTML over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)
Rank 106 110 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing XHTML 30 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.76% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.85% 2.69% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -21.93%
XHTML
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
779 782 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.44% 28.14% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 423 519
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £16.00 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

XHTML
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

XHTML Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XHTML
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

XHTML Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XHTML
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XHTML across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

XHTML Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

XHTML
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

XHTML Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XHTML
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XHTML within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
Manchester +4 25 £350 +16.66% 8
Cheshire +8 2 £350 -6.66% 3
Lancashire -23 1 £148 -46.36% 2
XHTML
England

XHTML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XHTML 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 XHTML.

1 69 (100.00%) HTML
2 68 (98.55%) CSS
3 66 (95.65%) JavaScript
4 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (57.97%) XML
6 37 (53.62%) jQuery
7 34 (49.28%) HTML5
8 31 (44.93%) Ajax
9 29 (42.03%) TDD
10 28 (40.58%) CSS3
11 25 (36.23%) C#
12 21 (30.43%) Web Services
13 20 (28.99%) Scrum
13 20 (28.99%) Open Source
14 19 (27.54%) Computer Science
15 18 (26.09%) XSLT
16 17 (24.64%) .NET
16 17 (24.64%) OOP
16 17 (24.64%) XPath
16 17 (24.64%) Web Design
17 16 (23.19%) OO
17 16 (23.19%) Java
18 15 (21.74%) Degree
18 15 (21.74%) Unit Testing
19 14 (20.29%) Ruby
19 14 (20.29%) PHP
19 14 (20.29%) Apache Cordova
20 13 (18.84%) iOS Development
20 13 (18.84%) Apple iOS
20 13 (18.84%) Scala

XHTML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XHTML 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 XHTML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.59%) CMS
2 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) Apache Solr
3 3 (4.35%) Orchard CMS
3 3 (4.35%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.90%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.90%) WordPress
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.25%) Photoshop
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.90%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) RavenDB
4 3 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) Axure RP
3 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.70%) Mercurial
4 6 (8.70%) JIRA
5 4 (5.80%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (5.80%) Subversion
6 2 (2.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.80%) Games
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (89.86%) Developer
2 9 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (11.59%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (11.59%) iOS Developer
3 8 (11.59%) Web Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.80%) UI Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.90%) PHP Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.90%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (100.00%) HTML
2 68 (98.55%) CSS
3 40 (57.97%) XML
4 37 (53.62%) jQuery
5 34 (49.28%) HTML5
6 31 (44.93%) Ajax
7 28 (40.58%) CSS3
8 21 (30.43%) Web Services
9 18 (26.09%) XSLT
10 17 (24.64%) .NET
11 14 (20.29%) Apache Cordova
12 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
12 11 (15.94%) SOAP
13 10 (14.49%) Sass
14 8 (11.59%) WSDL
15 7 (10.14%) MooTools
15 7 (10.14%) RESTful
15 7 (10.14%) Dojo
16 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (8.70%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Open Source
2 19 (27.54%) Computer Science
3 13 (18.84%) NHS
4 10 (14.49%) Web 2.0
4 10 (14.49%) Mobile App
5 9 (13.04%) Animation
6 8 (11.59%) User Experience
7 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (5.80%) IPTV
8 4 (5.80%) Digital Media
9 3 (4.35%) New Media
10 2 (2.90%) Linked Data
10 2 (2.90%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (2.90%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (1.45%) Semantic Web
11 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Apple iOS
2 12 (17.39%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Windows
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Phone
3 6 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (2.90%) UNIX
4 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) TDD
3 20 (28.99%) Scrum
4 17 (24.64%) OOP
4 17 (24.64%) Web Design
5 16 (23.19%) OO
6 15 (21.74%) Unit Testing
7 13 (18.84%) iOS Development
7 13 (18.84%) MVC
8 11 (15.94%) SOA
8 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
8 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
9 10 (14.49%) BDD
10 7 (10.14%) Web Development
10 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Use Case
12 4 (5.80%) Workflow
12 4 (5.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (95.65%) JavaScript
2 25 (36.23%) C#
3 17 (24.64%) XPath
4 16 (23.19%) Java
5 14 (20.29%) PHP
5 14 (20.29%) Ruby
6 13 (18.84%) Scala
6 13 (18.84%) SQL
6 13 (18.84%) C++
7 11 (15.94%) Python
8 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.45%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) PHP5
9 1 (1.45%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Adobe
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) IBM
4 1 (1.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) Facebook
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
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