The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)
Rank 116 88 93
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing XHTML 20 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 1.12% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.68% 4.29% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 17
Average daily rate £320 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.64% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £341 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.74 £24.76
% change year-on-year
+34.79% -4.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
745 630 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.25% 26.07% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 329 505
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 33
Average hourly rate £40.57 £29.96 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +49.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.65 £14.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £155.70 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XHTML
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 13 £325 +18.18% 6
Cheshire -4 6 £300 -4.00% 6
Merseyside - - - - 2
XHTML
England

XHTML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 52 (100.00%) HTML
2 48 (92.31%) CSS
3 38 (73.08%) JavaScript
4 32 (61.54%) Web Services
5 30 (57.69%) XML
6 27 (51.92%) jQuery
7 26 (50.00%) Ajax
8 24 (46.15%) Web Design
8 24 (46.15%) .NET
8 24 (46.15%) HTML5
9 21 (40.38%) XSLT
9 21 (40.38%) SOAP
9 21 (40.38%) MVC
10 19 (36.54%) CSS3
11 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (28.85%) C#
13 14 (26.92%) Web 2.0
13 14 (26.92%) XPath
13 14 (26.92%) Degree
14 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
15 12 (23.08%) WSDL
15 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
15 12 (23.08%) Sass
16 11 (21.15%) SOA
16 11 (21.15%) Java
17 10 (19.23%) Oracle
17 10 (19.23%) SQL
17 10 (19.23%) NHS
17 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
17 10 (19.23%) Open Source

XHTML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (15.38%) CMS
1 8 (15.38%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.85%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Drupal
4 1 (1.92%) Mule
4 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.77%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.85%) Mingle
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) MySQL
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.77%) RavenDB
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Axure RP
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.77%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (5.77%) Subversion
5 2 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (3.85%) JUnit
5 2 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.92%) Grunt
6 1 (1.92%) Ant
6 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Developer
2 11 (21.15%) UI Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Web Developer
4 9 (17.31%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Front-End Web Developer
6 6 (11.54%) UI Programmer
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.69%) PHP Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.77%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Sitecore Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (100.00%) HTML
2 48 (92.31%) CSS
3 32 (61.54%) Web Services
4 30 (57.69%) XML
5 27 (51.92%) jQuery
6 26 (50.00%) Ajax
7 24 (46.15%) .NET
7 24 (46.15%) HTML5
8 21 (40.38%) SOAP
8 21 (40.38%) XSLT
9 19 (36.54%) CSS3
10 12 (23.08%) Sass
10 12 (23.08%) WSDL
10 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
11 8 (15.38%) RESTful
12 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (9.62%) JSP
14 5 (9.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Web 2.0
2 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 10 (19.23%) Open Source
2 10 (19.23%) NHS
3 7 (13.46%) Mobile App
4 6 (11.54%) W3C
5 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.92%) Social Media
7 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
1 5 (9.62%) Fedora
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Web Design
2 21 (40.38%) MVC
3 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (21.15%) SOA
5 9 (17.31%) TDD
6 7 (13.46%) OO
6 7 (13.46%) Web Application Development
7 5 (9.62%) Scrum
8 4 (7.69%) Project Management
8 4 (7.69%) SEO
8 4 (7.69%) Workflow
8 4 (7.69%) Web Development
9 3 (5.77%) Use Case
9 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.85%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (3.85%) OO PHP
10 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 15 (28.85%) C#
3 14 (26.92%) XPath
4 11 (21.15%) Java
5 10 (19.23%) SQL
6 7 (13.46%) PHP
7 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.77%) Ruby
8 2 (3.85%) PHP5
8 2 (3.85%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Adobe
3 6 (11.54%) Twitter
4 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Perforce