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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 36 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 159 117 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.63% 4.28% 4.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.04% 15.27% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 54 60
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 £24.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -19.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
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
835 766 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 28.02% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 421 344
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £43.50 £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 February 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
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 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Manchester -6 67 £325 -7.14% 57
Cheshire +10 42 £356 +9.61% 23
Merseyside +4 25 £343 -2.14% 6
Lancashire -2 19 £300 -36.17% 6
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 142 (45.37%) Java
2 137 (43.77%) HTML
3 127 (40.58%) Web Services
4 113 (36.10%) SQL
5 110 (35.14%) JavaScript
6 105 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
7 103 (32.91%) Oracle
8 99 (31.63%) CSS
9 95 (30.35%) XSLT
10 86 (27.48%) .NET
11 75 (23.96%) SQL Server
12 67 (21.41%) jQuery
13 62 (19.81%) C#
13 62 (19.81%) Finance
14 61 (19.49%) J2EE
14 61 (19.49%) Spring
15 56 (17.89%) SOAP
16 55 (17.57%) XPath
17 53 (16.93%) Windows
18 52 (16.61%) OO
19 50 (15.97%) MVC
20 45 (14.38%) ASP.NET
21 44 (14.06%) HTTP
22 43 (13.74%) SOA
22 43 (13.74%) Scrum
23 41 (13.10%) Oracle Database
24 40 (12.78%) Linux
25 39 (12.46%) REST
26 37 (11.82%) Visual Studio
26 37 (11.82%) Microsoft

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (8.63%) Tomcat
2 19 (6.07%) IIS
3 18 (5.75%) WebSphere
4 13 (4.15%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (3.51%) Apache
6 9 (2.88%) CMS
6 9 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (2.88%) JBoss
6 9 (2.88%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.92%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (1.60%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.60%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.60%) Confluence
10 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.28%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.96%) MS Office
3 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (5.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (3.83%) Oracle iProcurement
3 11 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.96%) PaaS
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.06%) HTTP
2 9 (2.88%) Internet
3 8 (2.56%) SSH
3 8 (2.56%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.96%) VPN
4 3 (0.96%) FTP
4 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) LDAP
5 1 (0.32%) GPRS
5 1 (0.32%) UMTS
5 1 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (23.96%) SQL Server
2 41 (13.10%) Oracle Database
3 17 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (3.83%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.19%) Hazelcast
7 10 (3.19%) MySQL
8 9 (2.88%) DB2
8 9 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.88%) IMS/DB
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 6 (1.92%) RavenDB
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.60%) SQLite
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 37 (11.82%) Visual Studio
2 33 (10.54%) Subversion
3 30 (9.58%) Git (software)
4 27 (8.63%) Maven
5 18 (5.75%) JUnit
6 17 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (4.79%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.19%) JIRA
8 10 (3.19%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.92%) Selenium
9 6 (1.92%) Ant
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.60%) Axure RP
10 5 (1.60%) Hudson
11 4 (1.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (1.28%) Mockito
11 4 (1.28%) Toad
11 4 (1.28%) Xcode
12 3 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 62 (19.81%) Finance
2 28 (8.95%) Banking
3 6 (1.92%) Retail
4 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.60%) Back Office
5 3 (0.96%) Games
5 3 (0.96%) German Language
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 241 (77.00%) Developer
2 81 (25.88%) Java Developer
3 24 (7.67%) .NET Developer
4 21 (6.71%) Consultant
5 20 (6.39%) PHP Developer
6 16 (5.11%) C# Developer
7 15 (4.79%) Oracle Developer
8 14 (4.47%) Senior Developer
8 14 (4.47%) Architect
9 13 (4.15%) Analyst
10 12 (3.83%) Functional Consultant
10 12 (3.83%) iOS Developer
11 11 (3.51%) Oracle Consultant
12 10 (3.19%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.19%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (3.19%) BizTalk Developer
13 9 (2.88%) Mainframe Developer
13 9 (2.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (2.88%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (43.77%) HTML
2 127 (40.58%) Web Services
3 99 (31.63%) CSS
4 95 (30.35%) XSLT
5 86 (27.48%) .NET
6 67 (21.41%) jQuery
7 61 (19.49%) Spring
7 61 (19.49%) J2EE
8 56 (17.89%) SOAP
9 45 (14.38%) ASP.NET
10 39 (12.46%) REST
11 35 (11.18%) Ajax
12 33 (10.54%) JSON
13 29 (9.27%) CSS3
14 28 (8.95%) HTML5
14 28 (8.95%) WSDL
15 27 (8.63%) XHTML
15 27 (8.63%) JSP
16 25 (7.99%) .NET Framework
16 25 (7.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.67%) Computer Science
2 22 (7.03%) Open Source
3 21 (6.71%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.43%) NHS
5 16 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.19%) Derivative
7 9 (2.88%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.88%) Web 2.0
8 8 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (2.24%) Online Banking
10 6 (1.92%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.60%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.60%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.28%) Data Extraction
12 4 (1.28%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.96%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.96%) iPad
13 3 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.93%) Windows
2 40 (12.78%) Linux
3 32 (10.22%) UNIX
4 29 (9.27%) Android
5 26 (8.31%) Apple iOS
6 19 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.83%) Windows Phone
8 10 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.28%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.28%) Solaris
11 4 (1.28%) AIX
11 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.28%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.64%) VMS
12 2 (0.64%) HPUX
12 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (16.61%) OO
3 50 (15.97%) MVC
4 43 (13.74%) SOA
4 43 (13.74%) Scrum
5 33 (10.54%) TDD
6 31 (9.90%) Unit Testing
7 28 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (8.63%) Software Engineering
9 24 (7.67%) OOP
9 24 (7.67%) iOS Development
10 20 (6.39%) Mentoring
11 19 (6.07%) E-Commerce
11 19 (6.07%) Workflow
12 17 (5.43%) Web Design
12 17 (5.43%) Release Management
13 16 (5.11%) Integration Testing
13 16 (5.11%) Web Application Development
14 15 (4.79%) Web Development
15 14 (4.47%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 142 (45.37%) Java
2 113 (36.10%) SQL
3 110 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 62 (19.81%) C#
5 55 (17.57%) XPath
6 33 (10.54%) PL/SQL
7 25 (7.99%) T-SQL
8 24 (7.67%) PHP
9 21 (6.71%) XQuery
10 9 (2.88%) PL/1
10 9 (2.88%) JCL
10 9 (2.88%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.56%) VB
11 8 (2.56%) C++
12 7 (2.24%) Ruby
12 7 (2.24%) Scala
13 6 (1.92%) C
14 4 (1.28%) VBScript
14 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.63%) Degree
4 2 (0.64%) HNC
4 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.64%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.64%) QA
1 2 (0.64%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (2.88%) CA Endevor
2 2 (0.64%) SCCM
2 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 103 (32.91%) Oracle
2 37 (11.82%) Microsoft
3 33 (10.54%) Red Hat
4 17 (5.43%) IBM
5 9 (2.88%) Aquila
5 9 (2.88%) Syncsort
6 8 (2.56%) VMware
7 6 (1.92%) HP
7 6 (1.92%) Adobe
8 5 (1.60%) Sybase
8 5 (1.60%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.60%) webMethods
8 5 (1.60%) Kony
9 4 (1.28%) Appcelerator
9 4 (1.28%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.28%) Northgate
9 4 (1.28%) hybris
9 4 (1.28%) Perforce
10 3 (0.96%) Google
11 2 (0.64%) Tableau
Manchester
People Source
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £370 per day + DOE
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 23 days ago