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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 38 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing XML 139 103 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.26% 3.72% 5.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.75% 12.94% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 58 90
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£325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £33.00 £21.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £44.90 £27.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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
783 796 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.00% 28.78% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 435 495
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 27
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 £32.50 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 October 2014.

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
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 XML within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 October 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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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 +11 93 £325 +8.33% 52
Cheshire +15 32 £388 +19.23% 19
Merseyside -13 4 £142 -68.55% 8
Lancashire -27 4 £236 -26.17% 15
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XML 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 XML.

1 111 (50.00%) HTML
2 99 (44.59%) CSS
3 92 (41.44%) JavaScript
4 90 (40.54%) XSLT
5 89 (40.09%) Web Services
6 84 (37.84%) Java
7 80 (36.04%) SQL
8 69 (31.08%) .NET
9 65 (29.28%) C#
9 65 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (24.77%) Oracle
11 52 (23.42%) SQL Server
12 50 (22.52%) Linux
13 49 (22.07%) jQuery
14 41 (18.47%) PHP
15 39 (17.57%) XHTML
16 38 (17.12%) OO
17 37 (16.67%) ASP.NET
17 37 (16.67%) Subversion
17 37 (16.67%) Ajax
18 36 (16.22%) MVC
18 36 (16.22%) Red Hat
19 35 (15.77%) XPath
20 34 (15.32%) J2EE
21 30 (13.51%) Git (software)
22 29 (13.06%) Oracle Database
23 28 (12.61%) TDD
24 27 (12.16%) Spring
24 27 (12.16%) Windows
24 27 (12.16%) Open Source

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XML 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 XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (9.01%) Tomcat
2 16 (7.21%) IIS
3 14 (6.31%) WebSphere
4 13 (5.86%) JBoss
5 12 (5.41%) CMS
6 9 (4.05%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.25%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.25%) Umbraco
7 5 (2.25%) Apache
8 4 (1.80%) AquaLogic
8 4 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.35%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.35%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.90%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.35%) MS Office
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (4.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.70%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.90%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.90%) Agresso
5 2 (0.90%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.21%) HTTP
2 4 (1.80%) FTP
3 1 (0.45%) SSH
3 1 (0.45%) LDAP
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.42%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.06%) Oracle Database
3 19 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (5.86%) Hazelcast
4 13 (5.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (4.95%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (4.05%) MySQL
7 6 (2.70%) JasperReports
7 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.25%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.80%) SQLite
10 3 (1.35%) RavenDB
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (16.67%) Subversion
2 30 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.91%) Visual Studio
4 17 (7.66%) Maven
5 15 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.15%) JUnit
8 6 (2.70%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.25%) Xcode
10 4 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.80%) Toad
11 3 (1.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (0.90%) Ant
12 2 (0.90%) Selenium
12 2 (0.90%) JBehave
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.45%) Gradle
13 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
General
1 21 (9.46%) Finance
2 8 (3.60%) Advertising
3 5 (2.25%) Retail
4 3 (1.35%) German Language
4 3 (1.35%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Back Office
5 2 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 173 (77.93%) Developer
2 50 (22.52%) Java Developer
3 27 (12.16%) PHP Developer
4 19 (8.56%) .NET Developer
5 17 (7.66%) Analyst
6 10 (4.50%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (4.05%) C# Developer
8 8 (3.60%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.60%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.60%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.60%) iOS Developer
9 7 (3.15%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 7 (3.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (3.15%) Configuration Manager
9 7 (3.15%) Consultant
9 7 (3.15%) Release Manager
9 7 (3.15%) SQL Developer
10 6 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.70%) Architect
10 6 (2.70%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (50.00%) HTML
2 99 (44.59%) CSS
3 90 (40.54%) XSLT
4 89 (40.09%) Web Services
5 69 (31.08%) .NET
6 49 (22.07%) jQuery
7 39 (17.57%) XHTML
8 37 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 37 (16.67%) Ajax
9 34 (15.32%) J2EE
10 27 (12.16%) Spring
11 25 (11.26%) LAMP
12 23 (10.36%) CSS3
13 21 (9.46%) SOAP
14 20 (9.01%) .NET Framework
14 20 (9.01%) JSON
15 19 (8.56%) HTML5
15 19 (8.56%) XSD
16 18 (8.11%) Servlets
16 18 (8.11%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.16%) Open Source
2 22 (9.91%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.76%) NHS
5 14 (6.31%) Mobile App
6 13 (5.86%) Derivative
7 11 (4.95%) Web 2.0
8 5 (2.25%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.80%) Data Extraction
9 4 (1.80%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.35%) User Experience
11 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.90%) Wiki
11 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) iSeries
12 1 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.52%) Linux
2 27 (12.16%) Windows
3 24 (10.81%) Android
4 19 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (7.21%) Apple iOS
6 12 (5.41%) UNIX
7 9 (4.05%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.90%) Solaris
8 2 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.12%) OO
3 36 (16.22%) MVC
4 28 (12.61%) TDD
5 26 (11.71%) Scrum
6 24 (10.81%) SOA
7 19 (8.56%) Web Design
8 16 (7.21%) Unit Testing
9 15 (6.76%) iOS Development
9 15 (6.76%) E-Commerce
10 13 (5.86%) Use Case
10 13 (5.86%) Project Management
11 11 (4.95%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.95%) Web Development
12 10 (4.50%) OOD
12 10 (4.50%) Workflow
12 10 (4.50%) OO PHP
13 9 (4.05%) BDD
13 9 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 92 (41.44%) JavaScript
2 84 (37.84%) Java
3 80 (36.04%) SQL
4 65 (29.28%) C#
5 41 (18.47%) PHP
6 35 (15.77%) XPath
7 19 (8.56%) PL/SQL
8 16 (7.21%) Ruby
9 15 (6.76%) C++
10 13 (5.86%) Python
10 13 (5.86%) T-SQL
11 9 (4.05%) Scala
12 5 (2.25%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.25%) VB
12 5 (2.25%) XQuery
13 4 (1.80%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.35%) PHP5
15 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.90%) C
15 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (7.66%) Degree
2 12 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.15%) HL7
2 4 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) SCCM
3 1 (0.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 55 (24.77%) Oracle
2 36 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 20 (9.01%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.05%) Adobe
5 5 (2.25%) IBM
6 4 (1.80%) HP
6 4 (1.80%) BEA
6 4 (1.80%) Northgate
6 4 (1.80%) Kony
7 3 (1.35%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.35%) VMware
7 3 (1.35%) SAP
8 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.45%) Zend
8 1 (0.45%) Syncsort
8 1 (0.45%) Google
8 1 (0.45%) Aquila
8 1 (0.45%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.45%) webMethods
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