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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 60 50 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs citing XML 96 95 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.48% 3.10% 5.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.85% 12.79% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 48 73
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £46.05 £140.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.11% +324.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £140.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £110.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +1.14%
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
885 743 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.82% 24.23% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 428 330
Average daily rate £363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £155.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +2 43 £363 -3.46% 20
Manchester -33 24 £344 +5.76% 36
Lancashire +11 16 £344 -31.25% 9
Merseyside -12 4 £350 - 8
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 131 (50.19%) Java
2 110 (42.15%) HTML
3 101 (38.70%) Web Services
4 100 (38.31%) SQL
5 98 (37.55%) Oracle
6 93 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (33.72%) JavaScript
8 73 (27.97%) CSS
9 72 (27.59%) .NET
10 69 (26.44%) Finance
11 59 (22.61%) SOAP
12 57 (21.84%) SQL Server
13 55 (21.07%) Spring
14 53 (20.31%) XSLT
15 52 (19.92%) J2EE
15 52 (19.92%) C#
16 51 (19.54%) jQuery
17 40 (15.33%) Windows
17 40 (15.33%) HTTP
17 40 (15.33%) MVC
18 39 (14.94%) WSDL
19 38 (14.56%) Software Engineering
19 38 (14.56%) JSON
19 38 (14.56%) Oracle Database
20 37 (14.18%) PL/SQL
20 37 (14.18%) ASP.NET
21 35 (13.41%) OO
21 35 (13.41%) Scrum
22 34 (13.03%) TDD
23 33 (12.64%) Banking

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 19 (7.28%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.51%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.60%) IIS
4 11 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (3.45%) MQSeries
5 9 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (2.68%) Apache
6 7 (2.68%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.30%) Confluence
7 6 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.92%) JBoss
8 5 (1.92%) Node.js
9 4 (1.53%) CMS
10 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.15%) Orchard CMS
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.77%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.77%) MS Office
2 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (4.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.68%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.15%) PaaS
2 1 (0.38%) IaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (15.33%) HTTP
2 12 (4.60%) Internet
3 7 (2.68%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.68%) SSH
4 4 (1.53%) SSL
5 3 (1.15%) SNMP
5 3 (1.15%) VPN
5 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.38%) GPRS
6 1 (0.38%) UMTS
6 1 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.38%) Intranet
6 1 (0.38%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 38 (14.56%) Oracle Database
3 23 (8.81%) Relational Database
4 19 (7.28%) RDBMS
5 11 (4.21%) DB2
5 11 (4.21%) MySQL
5 11 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (3.45%) IMS/DB
8 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.68%) Informix
10 6 (2.30%) MS Access
10 6 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (1.15%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 31 (11.88%) Visual Studio
2 25 (9.58%) Subversion
3 21 (8.05%) JUnit
3 21 (8.05%) Git (software)
4 18 (6.90%) Maven
5 16 (6.13%) JIRA
6 12 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.83%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.45%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.07%) Mockito
9 8 (3.07%) Selenium
10 7 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (2.68%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.68%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.30%) Ant
12 5 (1.92%) Hudson
13 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.53%) NUnit
14 3 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
15 2 (0.77%) Introscope
General
1 69 (26.44%) Finance
2 33 (12.64%) Banking
3 5 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.53%) Back Office
4 4 (1.53%) Games
5 3 (1.15%) Marketing
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Electronics
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 196 (75.10%) Developer
2 66 (25.29%) Java Developer
3 17 (6.51%) Consultant
4 16 (6.13%) .NET Developer
5 14 (5.36%) Oracle Developer
6 13 (4.98%) C# Developer
7 11 (4.21%) Senior Developer
7 11 (4.21%) Architect
8 9 (3.45%) Analyst
8 9 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
8 9 (3.45%) Mainframe Developer
8 9 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
9 8 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (3.07%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 8 (3.07%) PHP Developer
9 8 (3.07%) Software Engineer
10 7 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (2.68%) Applications Developer
10 7 (2.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (42.15%) HTML
2 101 (38.70%) Web Services
3 73 (27.97%) CSS
4 72 (27.59%) .NET
5 59 (22.61%) SOAP
6 55 (21.07%) Spring
7 53 (20.31%) XSLT
8 52 (19.92%) J2EE
9 51 (19.54%) jQuery
10 39 (14.94%) WSDL
11 38 (14.56%) JSON
12 37 (14.18%) ASP.NET
13 32 (12.26%) REST
14 25 (9.58%) JSP
15 22 (8.43%) WCF
16 21 (8.05%) Ajax
16 21 (8.05%) HTML5
17 20 (7.66%) RESTful
18 19 (7.28%) .NET Framework
18 19 (7.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.60%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.21%) Open Source
3 10 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.07%) NHS
5 8 (3.07%) Online Banking
5 8 (3.07%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.30%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.53%) iPad
8 4 (1.53%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.53%) DataPower
9 3 (1.15%) Derivative
9 3 (1.15%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.15%) PKI
10 2 (0.77%) IPTV
10 2 (0.77%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.77%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.33%) Windows
2 32 (12.26%) UNIX
3 28 (10.73%) Linux
4 14 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.98%) Android
6 10 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.30%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.30%) Windows Vista
8 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.30%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.30%) AIX
9 3 (1.15%) HPUX
9 3 (1.15%) Solaris
9 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.77%) VMS
10 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (15.33%) MVC
3 38 (14.56%) Software Engineering
4 35 (13.41%) Scrum
4 35 (13.41%) OO
5 34 (13.03%) TDD
6 32 (12.26%) SOA
7 31 (11.88%) Unit Testing
8 28 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (10.34%) OOP
10 22 (8.43%) Integration Testing
11 20 (7.66%) Web Application Development
12 19 (7.28%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.90%) Waterfall
14 17 (6.51%) Release Management
15 13 (4.98%) UML
15 13 (4.98%) E-Commerce
15 13 (4.98%) Workflow
15 13 (4.98%) iOS Development
16 12 (4.60%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 131 (50.19%) Java
2 100 (38.31%) SQL
3 88 (33.72%) JavaScript
4 52 (19.92%) C#
5 37 (14.18%) PL/SQL
6 33 (12.64%) XPath
7 21 (8.05%) XQuery
8 16 (6.13%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.83%) PHP
10 9 (3.45%) PL/1
10 9 (3.45%) JCL
10 9 (3.45%) Objective-C
11 8 (3.07%) C
11 8 (3.07%) VBScript
11 8 (3.07%) VB
11 8 (3.07%) C++
12 7 (2.68%) Perl
12 7 (2.68%) Scala
13 5 (1.92%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.81%) Degree
4 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.45%) CA Endevor
2 2 (0.77%) SCCM
2 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 98 (37.55%) Oracle
2 32 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.05%) IBM
4 13 (4.98%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.45%) Aquila
5 9 (3.45%) Syncsort
6 8 (3.07%) VMware
7 7 (2.68%) webMethods
8 6 (2.30%) HP
8 6 (2.30%) Sybase
9 5 (1.92%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.92%) hybris
10 4 (1.53%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.53%) Perforce
11 3 (1.15%) Adobe
12 2 (0.77%) Compuware
12 2 (0.77%) SAP
12 2 (0.77%) Cisco
12 2 (0.77%) OpenTV
12 2 (0.77%) Symantec
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