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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 49 66 44
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 139 110 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.92% 2.49% 3.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.66% 10.35% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 74 64
Median daily rate £375 £423 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +34.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £580 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.64 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.85% +3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £10.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £34.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £33.64 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+27.82% -1.05%
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
948 1063 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.76% 24.04% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 691 473
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Manchester +23 65 £375 -5.66% 35
Cheshire +1 29 £400 -5.32% 9
Merseyside +19 23 £400 +14.28% 9
Lancashire +20 14 £375 -5.36% 7
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 157 (53.40%) Java
2 135 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (43.20%) Web Services
4 114 (38.78%) SOAP
4 114 (38.78%) JavaScript
5 112 (38.10%) SQL
6 109 (37.07%) Oracle
7 99 (33.67%) JSON
8 86 (29.25%) HTML
9 79 (26.87%) Spring
10 75 (25.51%) J2EE
11 70 (23.81%) CSS
12 65 (22.11%) JDBC
13 64 (21.77%) .NET
14 63 (21.43%) C#
15 58 (19.73%) HTTP
16 57 (19.39%) REST
17 55 (18.71%) Middleware
18 53 (18.03%) Finance
19 51 (17.35%) SOA
19 51 (17.35%) SQL Server
20 50 (17.01%) TDD
21 45 (15.31%) MySQL
22 44 (14.97%) RESTful
22 44 (14.97%) Apache Camel
23 43 (14.63%) Linux
23 43 (14.63%) IBM
24 40 (13.61%) XSLT
25 39 (13.27%) Tomcat
25 39 (13.27%) Banking

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 39 (13.27%) Tomcat
2 38 (12.93%) JBoss
3 30 (10.20%) Apache
4 27 (9.18%) WebSphere
5 18 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.04%) IIS
6 6 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.70%) ATG Dynamo
7 5 (1.70%) ColdFusion
7 5 (1.70%) Jetty
7 5 (1.70%) nginx
7 5 (1.70%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.36%) SAS
9 3 (1.02%) CMS
9 3 (1.02%) Confluence
9 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) Mingle
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.34%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.70%) Magento
2 4 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.73%) HTTP
2 18 (6.12%) Internet
3 7 (2.38%) AMQP
3 7 (2.38%) FTP
4 4 (1.36%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.02%) Broadband
5 3 (1.02%) SMTP
6 2 (0.68%) Firewall
6 2 (0.68%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) Intranet
7 1 (0.34%) Network Security
7 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 45 (15.31%) MySQL
3 32 (10.88%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (9.18%) Oracle Database
5 24 (8.16%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.78%) MongoDB
6 17 (5.78%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.10%) Hadoop
7 15 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (2.38%) DB2
11 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.70%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (1.36%) Big Data
14 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (11.56%) JUnit
2 33 (11.22%) Subversion
3 32 (10.88%) JIRA
4 21 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 21 (7.14%) Selenium
5 17 (5.78%) Git (software)
6 15 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (3.74%) Maven
7 11 (3.74%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.40%) NUnit
9 7 (2.38%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.38%) Moq
10 6 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.70%) ClearCase
11 5 (1.70%) Mockito
11 5 (1.70%) Rational Robot
12 4 (1.36%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.36%) Xcode
13 3 (1.02%) Ant
13 3 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
General
1 53 (18.03%) Finance
2 39 (13.27%) Banking
3 12 (4.08%) Retail
4 7 (2.38%) Advertising
5 5 (1.70%) International Banking
5 5 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.70%) Marketing
6 4 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.36%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Billing
7 2 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 200 (68.03%) Developer
2 91 (30.95%) Java Developer
3 44 (14.97%) .NET Developer
4 33 (11.22%) Architect
5 26 (8.84%) Senior Developer
6 23 (7.82%) C# Developer
7 21 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (6.80%) Analyst
8 20 (6.80%) Senior Java Developer
9 17 (5.78%) Software Developer
10 14 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (4.76%) XML Developer
11 12 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (4.08%) Oracle Developer
12 11 (3.74%) Applications Developer
12 11 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 11 (3.74%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.40%) Senior Applications Developer
13 10 (3.40%) SQL Developer
13 10 (3.40%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (43.20%) Web Services
2 114 (38.78%) SOAP
3 99 (33.67%) JSON
4 86 (29.25%) HTML
5 79 (26.87%) Spring
6 75 (25.51%) J2EE
7 70 (23.81%) CSS
8 65 (22.11%) JDBC
9 64 (21.77%) .NET
10 57 (19.39%) REST
11 55 (18.71%) Middleware
12 44 (14.97%) Apache Camel
12 44 (14.97%) RESTful
13 40 (13.61%) XSLT
14 36 (12.24%) jQuery
15 34 (11.56%) ASP.NET
16 32 (10.88%) JAXB
16 32 (10.88%) WSDL
17 30 (10.20%) ActiveMQ
18 27 (9.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.40%) IVR
2 10 (3.40%) User Experience
3 6 (2.04%) N-Tier
4 5 (1.70%) Algorithms
4 5 (1.70%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.36%) Biometrics
5 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.36%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.02%) Physics
6 3 (1.02%) Streaming Media
7 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.68%) DataPower
7 2 (0.68%) EPoS
7 2 (0.68%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.63%) Linux
2 25 (8.50%) Windows
3 14 (4.76%) Unix
4 9 (3.06%) Android
5 8 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.70%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.02%) AIX
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.35%) SOA
3 50 (17.01%) TDD
4 39 (13.27%) Software Engineering
5 38 (12.93%) MVC
6 36 (12.24%) BDD
7 32 (10.88%) Unit Testing
8 31 (10.54%) High Availability
8 31 (10.54%) Integration Testing
9 29 (9.86%) Microservices
10 27 (9.18%) Scrum
10 27 (9.18%) Waterfall
11 25 (8.50%) Open Source
12 24 (8.16%) E-Commerce
13 23 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (7.82%) Kanban
14 22 (7.48%) AOP
15 21 (7.14%) OO
15 21 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
15 21 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 157 (53.40%) Java
2 114 (38.78%) JavaScript
3 112 (38.10%) SQL
4 63 (21.43%) C#
5 35 (11.90%) PL/SQL
6 26 (8.84%) T-SQL
7 20 (6.80%) C++
8 19 (6.46%) VB
9 17 (5.78%) C
9 17 (5.78%) PHP
9 17 (5.78%) VB6
10 13 (4.42%) VB.NET
11 11 (3.74%) Python
11 11 (3.74%) Ruby
12 9 (3.06%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.72%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.36%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.36%) Groovy
15 2 (0.68%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 23 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.80%) Degree
3 16 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.06%) ISEB
4 9 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.68%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) HND
7 1 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.78%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.36%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (1.02%) Nagios
2 3 (1.02%) Puppet
2 3 (1.02%) SCCM
3 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 109 (37.07%) Oracle
2 43 (14.63%) IBM
3 26 (8.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.38%) Sybase
5 6 (2.04%) Perforce
6 5 (1.70%) ATG
6 5 (1.70%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.36%) Adobe
7 4 (1.36%) Avaya
7 4 (1.36%) Endeca
7 4 (1.36%) Nortel
7 4 (1.36%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.02%) HP
8 3 (1.02%) SAP
8 3 (1.02%) Splunk
8 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.68%) F5
9 2 (0.68%) Siebel
9 2 (0.68%) Sony
9 2 (0.68%) webMethods
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