The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 42 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 147 155 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.56% 3.74% 4.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.20% 15.96% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 92 110
Median daily rate £376 £388 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.09% +13.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £368
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
967 971 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.02% 23.44% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 587 533
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.78% -11.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XML
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

XML
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 56 £380 +12.59% 23
Merseyside +4 27 £375 -16.66% 5
Cheshire +7 26 £400 +3.22% 11
Lancashire +11 21 £300 -15.78% 7
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for XML.

1 119 (43.43%) SQL
2 117 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (40.51%) Java
4 109 (39.78%) Web Services
5 88 (32.12%) HTML
6 85 (31.02%) JavaScript
7 84 (30.66%) JSON
8 76 (27.74%) .NET
9 75 (27.37%) CSS
10 72 (26.28%) C#
11 69 (25.18%) SQL Server
12 68 (24.82%) SOAP
13 65 (23.72%) Oracle
14 55 (20.07%) TDD
15 52 (18.98%) Spring
16 48 (17.52%) RESTful
17 45 (16.42%) Finance
18 44 (16.06%) Scrum
19 42 (15.33%) jQuery
20 40 (14.60%) J2EE
20 40 (14.60%) ASP.NET
20 40 (14.60%) XSLT
20 40 (14.60%) Windows
21 38 (13.87%) REST
21 38 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (13.14%) SOA
22 36 (13.14%) MVC
23 35 (12.77%) Software Engineering
24 34 (12.41%) T-SQL
25 33 (12.04%) JUnit

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (4.38%) Tomcat
2 12 (4.38%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.55%) Confluence
4 7 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.19%) JBoss
5 6 (2.19%) nginx
5 6 (2.19%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.82%) ColdFusion
6 5 (1.82%) Jetty
7 4 (1.46%) CMS
7 4 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.09%) Apache
8 3 (1.09%) IIS
9 2 (0.73%) ATG Dynamo
9 2 (0.73%) PowerExchange
10 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.55%) MS Office
3 6 (2.19%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.73%) FrameMaker
4 2 (0.73%) Mingle
4 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.09%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.82%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.68%) HTTP
2 20 (7.30%) Internet
3 5 (1.82%) AMQP
3 5 (1.82%) FTP
3 5 (1.82%) Intranet
4 4 (1.46%) Extranet
5 3 (1.09%) Broadband
5 3 (1.09%) Firewall
5 3 (1.09%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.09%) LDAP
5 3 (1.09%) SMTP
6 2 (0.73%) WebEx
7 1 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (25.18%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.04%) NoSQL
3 32 (11.68%) Relational Database
4 26 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (9.12%) MySQL
6 24 (8.76%) MongoDB
7 19 (6.93%) Oracle Database
7 19 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (6.20%) DB2
10 9 (3.28%) Big Data
11 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
13 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (12.04%) Git (software)
1 33 (12.04%) JUnit
2 32 (11.68%) Subversion
3 23 (8.39%) JIRA
4 22 (8.03%) Selenium
5 19 (6.93%) Visual Studio
6 18 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (6.20%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.65%) Maven
9 8 (2.92%) ClearCase
9 8 (2.92%) NUnit
10 7 (2.55%) Moq
10 7 (2.55%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.82%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.82%) JMeter
11 5 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.82%) Rational Robot
11 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (1.46%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.46%) Xcode
General
1 45 (16.42%) Finance
2 11 (4.01%) Banking
3 7 (2.55%) Marketing
3 7 (2.55%) Retail
4 6 (2.19%) Advertising
5 4 (1.46%) Publishing
6 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.73%) Billing
7 2 (0.73%) International Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 188 (68.61%) Developer
2 56 (20.44%) Java Developer
3 51 (18.61%) .NET Developer
4 27 (9.85%) C# Developer
5 25 (9.12%) Analyst
6 23 (8.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (7.30%) Architect
8 17 (6.20%) Software Developer
9 15 (5.47%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.74%) Business Analyst
11 12 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (4.38%) Software Engineer
12 11 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 11 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (4.01%) VB.NET Developer
12 11 (4.01%) XML Developer
13 10 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (3.65%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (3.28%) Agile Business Analyst
14 9 (3.28%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (39.78%) Web Services
2 88 (32.12%) HTML
3 84 (30.66%) JSON
4 76 (27.74%) .NET
5 75 (27.37%) CSS
6 68 (24.82%) SOAP
7 52 (18.98%) Spring
8 48 (17.52%) RESTful
9 42 (15.33%) jQuery
10 40 (14.60%) ASP.NET
10 40 (14.60%) J2EE
10 40 (14.60%) XSLT
11 38 (13.87%) REST
12 24 (8.76%) .NET Framework
12 24 (8.76%) Ajax
13 23 (8.39%) WSDL
13 23 (8.39%) XML Messaging
13 23 (8.39%) XSD
14 21 (7.66%) WCF
15 20 (7.30%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.57%) User Experience
3 8 (2.92%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.19%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.46%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.09%) IVR
7 3 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.09%) Physics
7 3 (1.09%) Streaming Media
8 2 (0.73%) Biometrics
8 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.73%) EPoS
8 2 (0.73%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.60%) Windows
2 32 (11.68%) Linux
3 23 (8.39%) Unix
4 10 (3.65%) Android
5 9 (3.28%) AIX
5 9 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.73%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (20.07%) TDD
3 44 (16.06%) Scrum
4 36 (13.14%) MVC
4 36 (13.14%) SOA
5 35 (12.77%) Software Engineering
6 33 (12.04%) BDD
6 33 (12.04%) Unit Testing
7 22 (8.03%) SDLC
8 20 (7.30%) Automated Testing
8 20 (7.30%) OO
9 19 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (6.93%) User Stories
10 18 (6.57%) Integration Testing
11 17 (6.20%) E-Commerce
11 17 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (5.47%) High Availability
12 15 (5.47%) Kanban
12 15 (5.47%) Microservices
12 15 (5.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 119 (43.43%) SQL
2 111 (40.51%) Java
3 85 (31.02%) JavaScript
4 72 (26.28%) C#
5 34 (12.41%) T-SQL
6 21 (7.66%) PL/SQL
6 21 (7.66%) VB
7 20 (7.30%) VB6
8 19 (6.93%) VB.NET
9 14 (5.11%) Scala
10 11 (4.01%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.65%) PHP
12 8 (2.92%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.92%) Python
13 6 (2.19%) Groovy
14 4 (1.46%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.46%) Ruby
14 4 (1.46%) VBScript
15 2 (0.73%) C++
15 2 (0.73%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 18 (6.57%) Degree
1 18 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.19%) ISEB
4 5 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.09%) HND
6 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.73%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.57%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (23.72%) Oracle
2 33 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.55%) IBM
4 6 (2.19%) Adobe
4 6 (2.19%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.19%) Perforce
5 5 (1.82%) Google
5 5 (1.82%) SAP
5 5 (1.82%) Sybase
6 4 (1.46%) Nintex
6 4 (1.46%) Twitter
7 3 (1.09%) Informatica
7 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.09%) Talend
8 2 (0.73%) ATG
8 2 (0.73%) Avaya
8 2 (0.73%) Endeca
8 2 (0.73%) Nortel
8 2 (0.73%) Siebel
8 2 (0.73%) Sony
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Gibbs S3
Posted: 17 days ago