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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
England / North West
Rank 44 26 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing XML 107 243 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.06% 6.36% 4.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.80% 22.86% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 153 104
Median daily rate £350 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £482 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +23.57%

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
836 1063 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.70% 27.84% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 696 541
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 24
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -24 44 £350 -9.67% 31
Lancashire +8 21 £310 -22.38% 4
Merseyside +2 21 £344 +5.76% 4
Cheshire -13 17 £415 -2.35% 14
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (48.97%) SQL
2 91 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (36.63%) Web Services
4 82 (33.74%) Java
4 82 (33.74%) SQL Server
5 79 (32.51%) HTML
6 75 (30.86%) JavaScript
7 70 (28.81%) C#
8 67 (27.57%) .NET
9 65 (26.75%) JSON
10 62 (25.51%) Oracle
11 59 (24.28%) CSS
12 51 (20.99%) SOAP
13 45 (18.52%) Windows
14 40 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (16.05%) ASP.NET
16 38 (15.64%) Linux
16 38 (15.64%) NoSQL
17 37 (15.23%) TDD
17 37 (15.23%) Finance
18 34 (13.99%) RESTful
19 32 (13.17%) Spring
19 32 (13.17%) XSLT
20 31 (12.76%) SOA
20 31 (12.76%) Scrum
21 30 (12.35%) Unix
21 30 (12.35%) J2EE
21 30 (12.35%) T-SQL
21 30 (12.35%) REST
21 30 (12.35%) Relational Database

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 21 (8.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.53%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.47%) Confluence
4 5 (2.06%) Apache
4 5 (2.06%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.65%) CMS
5 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.23%) JBoss
6 3 (1.23%) nginx
6 3 (1.23%) PowerExchange
7 2 (0.82%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.82%) Jetty
7 2 (0.82%) SAS
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 6 (2.47%) InfoPath
1 6 (2.47%) MS Office
2 4 (1.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.82%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.41%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.70%) HTTP
2 9 (3.70%) LDAP
3 6 (2.47%) Firewall
3 6 (2.47%) Intranet
4 5 (2.06%) Internet
5 4 (1.65%) Extranet
5 4 (1.65%) FTP
5 4 (1.65%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.65%) SSL
6 2 (0.82%) AMQP
6 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.82%) WebEx
7 1 (0.41%) Network Security
7 1 (0.41%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (33.74%) SQL Server
2 38 (15.64%) NoSQL
3 30 (12.35%) Relational Database
4 27 (11.11%) MongoDB
5 26 (10.70%) DB2
5 26 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (7.82%) MySQL
8 17 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (6.58%) Big Data
10 10 (4.12%) Oracle Database
11 7 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (1.23%) CouchDB
14 3 (1.23%) Firebird
14 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.23%) Selenium
3 18 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 17 (7.00%) JIRA
5 15 (6.17%) JUnit
5 15 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (4.94%) Subversion
7 10 (4.12%) Jenkins
7 10 (4.12%) SoapUI
8 9 (3.70%) ClearCase
9 6 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.47%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (2.06%) JMeter
10 5 (2.06%) NUnit
10 5 (2.06%) Rational Robot
11 4 (1.65%) Maven
11 4 (1.65%) Moq
12 3 (1.23%) LoadUI
General
1 37 (15.23%) Finance
2 11 (4.53%) Banking
3 4 (1.65%) Retail
4 3 (1.23%) Electronics
4 3 (1.23%) Marketing
5 2 (0.82%) Billing
5 2 (0.82%) Games
5 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
6 1 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 150 (61.73%) Developer
2 50 (20.58%) .NET Developer
3 36 (14.81%) Java Developer
4 29 (11.93%) C# Developer
5 28 (11.52%) Architect
6 26 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (9.88%) Analyst
8 13 (5.35%) VB.NET Developer
9 11 (4.53%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.53%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Tester
10 10 (4.12%) Automation Tester
10 10 (4.12%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.12%) HTML Developer
10 10 (4.12%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.29%) Agile Business Analyst
11 8 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.88%) Python Developer
12 7 (2.88%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (36.63%) Web Services
2 79 (32.51%) HTML
3 67 (27.57%) .NET
4 65 (26.75%) JSON
5 59 (24.28%) CSS
6 51 (20.99%) SOAP
7 39 (16.05%) ASP.NET
8 34 (13.99%) RESTful
9 32 (13.17%) Spring
9 32 (13.17%) XSLT
10 30 (12.35%) J2EE
10 30 (12.35%) REST
11 29 (11.93%) jQuery
12 28 (11.52%) .NET Framework
13 25 (10.29%) Entity Framework
14 24 (9.88%) XSD
15 22 (9.05%) Ajax
16 21 (8.64%) Middleware
17 19 (7.82%) XML Messaging
18 16 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.94%) User Experience
3 9 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.82%) Web 2.0
6 2 (0.82%) Wiki
7 1 (0.41%) Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) DataPower
7 1 (0.41%) Derivative
7 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.41%) NHS
7 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.41%) PMI
7 1 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.52%) Windows
2 38 (15.64%) Linux
3 30 (12.35%) Unix
4 15 (6.17%) AIX
5 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) Android
6 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.23%) TDD
3 31 (12.76%) Scrum
3 31 (12.76%) SOA
4 29 (11.93%) MVC
5 23 (9.47%) Unit Testing
6 21 (8.64%) SDLC
7 20 (8.23%) BDD
8 19 (7.82%) High Availability
8 19 (7.82%) OO
8 19 (7.82%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.41%) Workflow
10 17 (7.00%) Automated Testing
11 16 (6.58%) Microservices
12 13 (5.35%) Validation
13 11 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (4.53%) QA Automation
13 11 (4.53%) UML
13 11 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (4.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 119 (48.97%) SQL
2 82 (33.74%) Java
3 75 (30.86%) JavaScript
4 70 (28.81%) C#
5 30 (12.35%) T-SQL
6 24 (9.88%) VB
7 23 (9.47%) VB6
8 17 (7.00%) PL/SQL
8 17 (7.00%) Scala
9 14 (5.76%) VB.NET
10 12 (4.94%) Python
11 11 (4.53%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.88%) Ruby
12 7 (2.88%) VBScript
13 6 (2.47%) Groovy
13 6 (2.47%) PHP
14 4 (1.65%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.65%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (1.65%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.12%) Degree
4 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.65%) HND
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) HNC
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) MCPD
6 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.41%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.82%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 62 (25.51%) Oracle
2 23 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.70%) Perforce
3 9 (3.70%) Twitter
4 8 (3.29%) Sybase
5 7 (2.88%) IBM
6 6 (2.47%) Google
6 6 (2.47%) SAP
7 5 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.06%) Informatica
7 5 (2.06%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.65%) Adobe
8 4 (1.65%) Axway
8 4 (1.65%) Nintex
9 3 (1.23%) EXASOL
9 3 (1.23%) Talend
10 2 (0.82%) Software AG
10 2 (0.82%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.82%) webMethods
11 1 (0.41%) Hyperion
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