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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 31 49 27
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 160 104 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.92% 3.71% 5.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.13% 13.05% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 52 99
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£338 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £33.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
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
795 797 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.45% 28.46% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 443 536
Average daily rate £330 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 20
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.31 £16.30 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +13 92 £325 +10.63% 55
Cheshire +24 46 £350 +20.68% 17
Lancashire -28 8 £285 -10.93% 9
Merseyside -5 6 £338 -25.00% 5
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 130 (49.06%) HTML
2 112 (42.26%) XSLT
3 109 (41.13%) CSS
4 107 (40.38%) Java
4 107 (40.38%) Web Services
5 106 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 95 (35.85%) SQL
7 83 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (30.94%) .NET
9 78 (29.43%) Oracle
10 73 (27.55%) C#
11 63 (23.77%) jQuery
12 60 (22.64%) SQL Server
13 48 (18.11%) J2EE
13 48 (18.11%) Linux
13 48 (18.11%) XPath
14 46 (17.36%) MVC
15 45 (16.98%) ASP.NET
16 43 (16.23%) Ajax
17 41 (15.47%) OO
18 39 (14.72%) PHP
18 39 (14.72%) XHTML
18 39 (14.72%) Spring
19 38 (14.34%) Red Hat
20 37 (13.96%) Subversion
20 37 (13.96%) Oracle Database
21 36 (13.58%) Finance
22 35 (13.21%) Scrum
23 33 (12.45%) TDD
24 32 (12.08%) SOAP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 18 (6.79%) WebSphere
3 15 (5.66%) IIS
3 15 (5.66%) JBoss
4 9 (3.40%) CMS
5 8 (3.02%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.64%) Apache
6 7 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.51%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.51%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.51%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.51%) Orchard CMS
8 4 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.13%) AquaLogic
10 2 (0.75%) Liferay
10 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.51%) MS Office
4 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (4.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (3.77%) Oracle iProcurement
3 6 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.75%) Agresso
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.75%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.38%) IaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.06%) HTTP
2 6 (2.26%) HTTPS
2 6 (2.26%) SSH
3 4 (1.51%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) SMTP
4 1 (0.38%) LDAP
4 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.96%) Oracle Database
3 21 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (6.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (5.28%) Hazelcast
6 13 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (3.02%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.26%) MySQL
9 6 (2.26%) JasperReports
10 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.89%) IMS/DB
10 5 (1.89%) DB2
10 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.51%) SQLite
11 4 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.51%) RavenDB
11 4 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (13.96%) Subversion
2 30 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 29 (10.94%) Visual Studio
4 22 (8.30%) Maven
5 14 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.15%) JUnit
6 11 (4.15%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.64%) Axure RP
8 5 (1.89%) Xcode
8 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.51%) Hudson
9 4 (1.51%) Toad
9 4 (1.51%) NUnit
10 3 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.75%) Selenium
11 2 (0.75%) JBehave
12 1 (0.38%) Ant
12 1 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 36 (13.58%) Finance
2 12 (4.53%) Banking
3 8 (3.02%) Advertising
4 5 (1.89%) Retail
5 3 (1.13%) German Language
6 2 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 206 (77.74%) Developer
2 67 (25.28%) Java Developer
3 25 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 24 (9.06%) PHP Developer
5 19 (7.17%) Analyst
6 14 (5.28%) C# Developer
7 13 (4.91%) Consultant
8 12 (4.53%) iOS Developer
8 12 (4.53%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.15%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
11 9 (3.40%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (3.02%) Web Developer
12 8 (3.02%) Architect
12 8 (3.02%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (2.64%) SQL Developer
13 7 (2.64%) Release Manager
13 7 (2.64%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (49.06%) HTML
2 112 (42.26%) XSLT
3 109 (41.13%) CSS
4 107 (40.38%) Web Services
5 82 (30.94%) .NET
6 63 (23.77%) jQuery
7 48 (18.11%) J2EE
8 45 (16.98%) ASP.NET
9 43 (16.23%) Ajax
10 39 (14.72%) XHTML
10 39 (14.72%) Spring
11 32 (12.08%) SOAP
12 28 (10.57%) CSS3
13 26 (9.81%) .NET Framework
14 25 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (9.43%) HTML5
15 23 (8.68%) WSDL
16 22 (8.30%) XML Schema
16 22 (8.30%) LAMP
17 21 (7.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.57%) Open Source
2 27 (10.19%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.79%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.04%) NHS
5 13 (4.91%) Derivative
6 12 (4.53%) Web 2.0
7 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.51%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.51%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.51%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.13%) User Experience
9 3 (1.13%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Wiki
10 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.75%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 48 (18.11%) Linux
2 31 (11.70%) Windows
3 30 (11.32%) Android
4 23 (8.68%) Apple iOS
5 21 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (7.17%) UNIX
7 10 (3.77%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.75%) CentOS
8 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.75%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) HPUX
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (17.36%) MVC
3 41 (15.47%) OO
4 35 (13.21%) Scrum
5 33 (12.45%) TDD
6 30 (11.32%) SOA
7 23 (8.68%) Unit Testing
8 22 (8.30%) iOS Development
9 18 (6.79%) Web Design
10 16 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.66%) E-Commerce
11 15 (5.66%) Web Development
12 14 (5.28%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.91%) Project Management
13 13 (4.91%) Workflow
13 13 (4.91%) Use Case
14 11 (4.15%) Software Engineering
14 11 (4.15%) OOD
15 10 (3.77%) CRM
16 9 (3.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 107 (40.38%) Java
2 106 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 95 (35.85%) SQL
4 73 (27.55%) C#
5 48 (18.11%) XPath
6 39 (14.72%) PHP
7 23 (8.68%) PL/SQL
8 18 (6.79%) T-SQL
9 16 (6.04%) Ruby
10 15 (5.66%) C++
11 12 (4.53%) Python
12 11 (4.15%) Scala
13 8 (3.02%) XQuery
14 6 (2.26%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.89%) VB
15 5 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.89%) PL/1
15 5 (1.89%) JCL
16 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (9.06%) Degree
2 15 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.64%) HL7
2 3 (1.13%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) CA Endevor
2 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (29.43%) Oracle
2 38 (14.34%) Red Hat
3 24 (9.06%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.77%) Adobe
5 9 (3.40%) IBM
6 5 (1.89%) HP
6 5 (1.89%) Syncsort
6 5 (1.89%) Aquila
7 4 (1.51%) Kony
7 4 (1.51%) Northgate
8 3 (1.13%) VMware
8 3 (1.13%) SAP
8 3 (1.13%) BEA
8 3 (1.13%) Appcelerator
9 2 (0.75%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.75%) Sybase
10 1 (0.38%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.38%) Sun
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