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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 32 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -15
Contract jobs citing XML 206 99 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.12% 2.49% 3.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.28% 10.84% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 69 48
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £285 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £46.05 £140.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% -67.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £36.65
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.14%
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
1016 913 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.25% 22.96% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 576 431
Median daily rate £385 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 7
Median hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cheshire +17 81 £423 +16.55% 10
Manchester +33 73 £400 +16.36% 44
Lancashire +1 17 £394 +12.50% 7
Merseyside +13 14 £375 +7.14% 5
Cumbria - 4 - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 229 (53.01%) Java
2 205 (47.45%) JavaScript
3 188 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (40.05%) Web Services
5 167 (38.66%) HTML
6 161 (37.27%) JSON
7 154 (35.65%) SQL
8 150 (34.72%) CSS
9 135 (31.25%) SOAP
9 135 (31.25%) Oracle
10 97 (22.45%) Finance
11 93 (21.53%) TDD
12 90 (20.83%) HTTP
13 87 (20.14%) C#
14 81 (18.75%) .NET
14 81 (18.75%) jQuery
15 79 (18.29%) HTML5
16 77 (17.82%) XSLT
17 74 (17.13%) REST
18 73 (16.90%) Banking
19 70 (16.20%) IBM
20 69 (15.97%) J2EE
21 68 (15.74%) Spring
22 65 (15.05%) Linux
23 64 (14.81%) MVC
24 63 (14.58%) C++
25 61 (14.12%) Ajax
25 61 (14.12%) RESTful
26 57 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
26 57 (13.19%) OO

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 50 (11.57%) JBoss
2 40 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 39 (9.03%) WebSphere
4 30 (6.94%) Apache
5 16 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 13 (3.01%) ATG Dynamo
7 12 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
8 11 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (2.31%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 8 (1.85%) CICS
11 8 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.62%) IIS
13 6 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (1.16%) Confluence
14 5 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.93%) iPlanet
15 4 (0.93%) Node.js
15 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.16%) Magento
3 5 (1.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 5 (1.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.23%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.16%) SaaS
3 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (20.83%) HTTP
2 7 (1.62%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.39%) Internet
4 3 (0.69%) Firewall
5 2 (0.46%) Intranet
5 2 (0.46%) Network Security
5 2 (0.46%) SAN
6 1 (0.23%) AMQP
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) Extranet
6 1 (0.23%) Skype
6 1 (0.23%) SSL
6 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.19%) Oracle Database
2 39 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 36 (8.33%) MySQL
4 31 (7.18%) NoSQL
5 20 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (3.47%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.01%) DB2
8 10 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 9 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.34%) JIRA
2 49 (11.34%) Subversion
3 30 (6.94%) Visual Studio
4 28 (6.48%) JUnit
4 28 (6.48%) Selenium
5 25 (5.79%) Jenkins
6 23 (5.32%) Maven
7 17 (3.94%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.70%) Ant
9 14 (3.24%) ClearCase
10 12 (2.78%) WebDriver
11 10 (2.31%) Mercurial
11 10 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (1.62%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.62%) Mockito
14 6 (1.39%) Gradle
14 6 (1.39%) HP UFT
14 6 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 97 (22.45%) Finance
2 73 (16.90%) Banking
3 19 (4.40%) Games
4 15 (3.47%) Retail
5 9 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.16%) Electronics
8 3 (0.69%) Advertising
8 3 (0.69%) Avionics
8 3 (0.69%) Military
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 304 (70.37%) Developer
2 118 (27.31%) Java Developer
3 33 (7.64%) Analyst
4 31 (7.18%) Senior Developer
5 25 (5.79%) C# Developer
5 25 (5.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 24 (5.56%) Architect
7 23 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
8 22 (5.09%) .NET Developer
8 22 (5.09%) Software Developer
9 19 (4.40%) HTML Developer
9 19 (4.40%) Web Developer
9 19 (4.40%) XML Developer
10 17 (3.94%) Applications Developer
10 17 (3.94%) Scala Developer
11 16 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
12 15 (3.47%) Consultant
13 14 (3.24%) HTML CSS Developer
13 14 (3.24%) ServiceNow Developer
14 13 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (40.05%) Web Services
2 167 (38.66%) HTML
3 161 (37.27%) JSON
4 150 (34.72%) CSS
5 135 (31.25%) SOAP
6 81 (18.75%) .NET
6 81 (18.75%) jQuery
7 79 (18.29%) HTML5
8 77 (17.82%) XSLT
9 74 (17.13%) REST
10 69 (15.97%) J2EE
11 68 (15.74%) Spring
12 61 (14.12%) Ajax
12 61 (14.12%) RESTful
13 53 (12.27%) JDBC
14 50 (11.57%) Middleware
15 49 (11.34%) CSS3
16 45 (10.42%) .NET Framework
17 40 (9.26%) JSP
18 33 (7.64%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.56%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.79%) User Experience
3 20 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.01%) Online Banking
5 9 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 8 (1.85%) PMI
7 7 (1.62%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.16%) NHS
9 4 (0.93%) iPad
10 3 (0.69%) Replication
10 3 (0.69%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.46%) Clustering
11 2 (0.46%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.46%) IPTV
11 2 (0.46%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.05%) Linux
2 51 (11.81%) Windows
3 19 (4.40%) Unix
4 10 (2.31%) AIX
4 10 (2.31%) Android
4 10 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.08%) Mac OS
5 9 (2.08%) Windows Vista
5 9 (2.08%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (21.53%) TDD
3 64 (14.81%) MVC
4 57 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (13.19%) OO
5 53 (12.27%) Software Engineering
6 52 (12.04%) Web Development
7 50 (11.57%) High Availability
7 50 (11.57%) Unit Testing
8 49 (11.34%) Scrum
9 46 (10.65%) BDD
10 45 (10.42%) SOA
11 41 (9.49%) OOP
12 39 (9.03%) Waterfall
12 39 (9.03%) Web Design
13 37 (8.56%) E-Commerce
14 33 (7.64%) SDLC
15 31 (7.18%) Front End Development
15 31 (7.18%) Responsive Web Design
16 29 (6.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 229 (53.01%) Java
2 205 (47.45%) JavaScript
3 154 (35.65%) SQL
4 87 (20.14%) C#
5 63 (14.58%) C++
6 48 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 32 (7.41%) C
8 28 (6.48%) XPath
9 26 (6.02%) Scala
10 20 (4.63%) Ruby
11 19 (4.40%) PHP
11 19 (4.40%) VB
12 17 (3.94%) T-SQL
12 17 (3.94%) VB.NET
13 15 (3.47%) Objective-C
14 12 (2.78%) PowerShell
15 10 (2.31%) VC++
16 8 (1.85%) Assembly Language
16 8 (1.85%) COBOL
16 8 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (9.95%) Degree
2 38 (8.80%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.01%) BC Cleared
5 9 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.16%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.69%) HND
8 3 (0.69%) ISEB
8 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.46%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.46%) PhD
10 1 (0.23%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.23%) MCP
10 1 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.31%) QA
2 7 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.16%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (0.93%) CA Wily
2 4 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.69%) Nagios
3 3 (0.69%) Puppet
3 3 (0.69%) SCCM
4 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 135 (31.25%) Oracle
2 70 (16.20%) IBM
3 25 (5.79%) ServiceNow
4 23 (5.32%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.47%) HP
6 13 (3.01%) ATG
7 9 (2.08%) Perforce
8 8 (1.85%) Chordiant
8 8 (1.85%) EPiServer
9 6 (1.39%) Sybase
9 6 (1.39%) Talend
9 6 (1.39%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.16%) Endeca
10 5 (1.16%) hybris
10 5 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.16%) Sun
11 4 (0.93%) CA
11 4 (0.93%) VMware
11 4 (0.93%) webMethods
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