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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)
Rank 114 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing XHTML 22 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 1.37% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.76% 4.58% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £322 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- -16.16%
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
796 873 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.18% 29.98% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 474 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
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 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -18 16 £338 +8.87% 6
Lancashire -15 4 - -
Merseyside - 1 £142 - 2
Cheshire - - - - 7
XHTML
England

XHTML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 54 (100.00%) HTML
2 53 (98.15%) CSS
3 49 (90.74%) JavaScript
4 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (48.15%) TDD
6 25 (46.30%) XML
7 23 (42.59%) HTML5
8 22 (40.74%) OO
9 21 (38.89%) OOP
9 21 (38.89%) PHP
10 19 (35.19%) Linux
11 18 (33.33%) C#
12 17 (31.48%) Ajax
13 16 (29.63%) jQuery
14 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
14 15 (27.78%) Java
14 15 (27.78%) Web Services
15 13 (24.07%) C++
15 13 (24.07%) Scala
15 13 (24.07%) CSS3
16 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
16 12 (22.22%) SQL
17 11 (20.37%) Python
17 11 (20.37%) Open Source
17 11 (20.37%) Ruby
17 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
17 11 (20.37%) Web Design
18 10 (18.52%) Scrum
18 10 (18.52%) MVC
18 10 (18.52%) .NET

XHTML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (14.81%) CMS
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.70%) WordPress
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) MySQL
1 9 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.96%) Subversion
3 6 (11.11%) JIRA
3 6 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 4 (7.41%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (7.41%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (7.41%) Games
1 4 (7.41%) Marketing
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (85.19%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) PHP Developer
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (5.56%) UI Developer
8 2 (3.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Magento Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.70%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.85%) C++/Java Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Java Team Leader
9 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (100.00%) HTML
2 53 (98.15%) CSS
3 25 (46.30%) XML
4 23 (42.59%) HTML5
5 17 (31.48%) Ajax
6 16 (29.63%) jQuery
7 15 (27.78%) Web Services
8 13 (24.07%) CSS3
9 10 (18.52%) .NET
10 8 (14.81%) JSON
11 7 (12.96%) Dojo
11 7 (12.96%) MooTools
11 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
12 6 (11.11%) SOAP
13 5 (9.26%) LAMP
14 4 (7.41%) RESTful
14 4 (7.41%) REST
15 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (5.56%) XSLT
15 3 (5.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Open Source
2 9 (16.67%) Animation
3 8 (14.81%) User Experience
4 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.41%) IPTV
5 4 (7.41%) Digital Media
6 3 (5.56%) New Media
6 3 (5.56%) Web 2.0
6 3 (5.56%) NHS
6 3 (5.56%) Telematics
7 1 (1.85%) Social Media
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) TDD
3 22 (40.74%) OO
4 21 (38.89%) OOP
5 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Web Design
6 11 (20.37%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.52%) Scrum
7 10 (18.52%) MVC
7 10 (18.52%) BDD
8 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.26%) SEO
9 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Web Development
10 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (7.41%) OO PHP
10 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.56%) SOA
12 2 (3.70%) Project Management
12 2 (3.70%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 49 (90.74%) JavaScript
2 21 (38.89%) PHP
3 18 (33.33%) C#
4 15 (27.78%) Java
5 13 (24.07%) C++
5 13 (24.07%) Scala
6 12 (22.22%) SQL
7 11 (20.37%) Python
7 11 (20.37%) Ruby
8 4 (7.41%) PHP5
9 3 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Adobe
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Facebook
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) IBM
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