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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
England / North West
Rank 40 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 119 206 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.53% 5.35% 4.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.49% 20.46% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 125 104
Median daily rate £376 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £298 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £31.50 £35.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.60% -10.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +9.79%

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
821 1007 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.24% 26.18% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 622 512
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 41 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +64.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -10 55 £375 +9.48% 25
Merseyside +5 21 £350 -6.66% 6
Lancashire +9 18 £375 -5.95% 6
Cheshire -4 17 £413 -2.94% 13
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 121 (44.81%) SQL
2 108 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (34.81%) Web Services
4 93 (34.44%) Java
5 83 (30.74%) HTML
6 82 (30.37%) JavaScript
7 81 (30.00%) JSON
8 80 (29.63%) SQL Server
9 76 (28.15%) C#
10 73 (27.04%) .NET
11 65 (24.07%) CSS
12 58 (21.48%) SOAP
13 57 (21.11%) Oracle
14 48 (17.78%) Windows
15 46 (17.04%) TDD
16 44 (16.30%) Scrum
17 43 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
18 42 (15.56%) SOA
19 41 (15.19%) RESTful
19 41 (15.19%) NoSQL
20 40 (14.81%) REST
20 40 (14.81%) Spring
21 39 (14.44%) Linux
22 38 (14.07%) ASP.NET
22 38 (14.07%) jQuery
22 38 (14.07%) Relational Database
23 37 (13.70%) Finance
24 34 (12.59%) MVC
25 33 (12.22%) XSLT
25 33 (12.22%) Microsoft

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 25 (9.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.59%) Confluence
4 7 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.22%) JBoss
5 6 (2.22%) nginx
6 5 (1.85%) Jetty
7 4 (1.48%) Apache
7 4 (1.48%) CMS
7 4 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.48%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.11%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.11%) IIS
8 3 (1.11%) PowerExchange
9 2 (0.74%) SAS
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.96%) MS Office
3 6 (2.22%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.74%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.11%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.85%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.63%) HTTP
2 14 (5.19%) Internet
3 9 (3.33%) LDAP
4 6 (2.22%) Firewall
5 5 (1.85%) AMQP
5 5 (1.85%) Intranet
6 4 (1.48%) Extranet
7 3 (1.11%) Broadband
7 3 (1.11%) FTP
7 3 (1.11%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.11%) SMTP
8 2 (0.74%) WebEx
9 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 41 (15.19%) NoSQL
3 38 (14.07%) Relational Database
4 32 (11.85%) MongoDB
5 26 (9.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (8.89%) DB2
7 23 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (8.15%) MySQL
9 16 (5.93%) Big Data
9 16 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 7 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.74%) Jackrabbit
15 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (11.85%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.52%) JIRA
2 23 (8.52%) JUnit
2 23 (8.52%) Selenium
3 21 (7.78%) Visual Studio
4 20 (7.41%) Subversion
5 18 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (4.81%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.70%) Maven
8 9 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.96%) ClearCase
9 8 (2.96%) NUnit
10 7 (2.59%) Moq
11 6 (2.22%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.85%) JMeter
12 5 (1.85%) Rational Robot
12 5 (1.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 4 (1.48%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.48%) Xcode
14 3 (1.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 37 (13.70%) Finance
2 11 (4.07%) Banking
3 6 (2.22%) Retail
4 5 (1.85%) Marketing
5 4 (1.48%) Advertising
6 2 (0.74%) Billing
6 2 (0.74%) Electronics
6 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.74%) Publishing
6 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 167 (61.85%) Developer
2 51 (18.89%) .NET Developer
3 40 (14.81%) Java Developer
4 32 (11.85%) Architect
5 31 (11.48%) C# Developer
6 27 (10.00%) Analyst
7 26 (9.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (6.67%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (4.07%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.07%) VB.NET Developer
11 10 (3.70%) SQL Developer
12 9 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
12 9 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
12 9 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (3.33%) XML Developer
13 8 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 8 (2.96%) HTML Developer
13 8 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (34.81%) Web Services
2 83 (30.74%) HTML
3 81 (30.00%) JSON
4 73 (27.04%) .NET
5 65 (24.07%) CSS
6 58 (21.48%) SOAP
7 41 (15.19%) RESTful
8 40 (14.81%) REST
8 40 (14.81%) Spring
9 38 (14.07%) ASP.NET
9 38 (14.07%) jQuery
10 33 (12.22%) XSLT
11 28 (10.37%) .NET Framework
12 27 (10.00%) J2EE
13 25 (9.26%) XSD
14 24 (8.89%) Middleware
15 22 (8.15%) Ajax
15 22 (8.15%) Entity Framework
16 21 (7.78%) XML Messaging
17 20 (7.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.81%) User Experience
3 8 (2.96%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.11%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.11%) Physics
8 2 (0.74%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.74%) EPoS
8 2 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.74%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Derivative
9 1 (0.37%) NHS
9 1 (0.37%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.78%) Windows
2 39 (14.44%) Linux
3 28 (10.37%) Unix
4 15 (5.56%) AIX
5 7 (2.59%) Android
6 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.04%) TDD
3 44 (16.30%) Scrum
4 42 (15.56%) SOA
5 34 (12.59%) MVC
6 32 (11.85%) Unit Testing
7 27 (10.00%) BDD
8 25 (9.26%) Software Engineering
9 23 (8.52%) SDLC
10 22 (8.15%) Automated Testing
10 22 (8.15%) OO
11 20 (7.41%) High Availability
11 20 (7.41%) Microservices
12 18 (6.67%) User Stories
13 17 (6.30%) Workflow
14 16 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (5.19%) E-Commerce
16 13 (4.81%) Validation
17 12 (4.44%) Project Management
18 11 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (44.81%) SQL
2 93 (34.44%) Java
3 82 (30.37%) JavaScript
4 76 (28.15%) C#
5 32 (11.85%) T-SQL
6 22 (8.15%) VB
7 21 (7.78%) VB6
8 18 (6.67%) VB.NET
9 16 (5.93%) PL/SQL
10 14 (5.19%) PowerShell
10 14 (5.19%) Scala
11 9 (3.33%) Python
12 8 (2.96%) PHP
13 7 (2.59%) VBScript
14 5 (1.85%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.85%) Ruby
15 4 (1.48%) Apple Swift
16 3 (1.11%) Groovy
17 2 (0.74%) Perl
17 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.04%) Degree
3 17 (6.30%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.22%) ISEB
5 5 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.48%) HND
7 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.78%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.37%) SCCM
2 1 (0.37%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 57 (21.11%) Oracle
2 33 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.33%) Twitter
4 8 (2.96%) Perforce
4 8 (2.96%) ServiceNow
5 6 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.22%) Google
5 6 (2.22%) SAP
5 6 (2.22%) Sybase
6 5 (1.85%) Informatica
7 4 (1.48%) Adobe
7 4 (1.48%) IBM
7 4 (1.48%) Nintex
8 3 (1.11%) EXASOL
8 3 (1.11%) Talend
9 1 (0.37%) Kony
9 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.37%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.37%) Yahoo!
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