The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 47 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 105 126 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.32% 5.23% 6.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.39% 20.00% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 76 112
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £140.00 £31.48 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.72% +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
784 630 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.77% 26.13% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 330 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £160.50 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 58 £315 -1.94% 48
Cheshire +2 36 £376 +20.16% 27
Lancashire -26 10 £500 +55.27% 6
Merseyside -4 2 - - 6
Cumbria - - - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 132 (58.93%) HTML
2 121 (54.02%) Web Services
3 111 (49.55%) JavaScript
3 111 (49.55%) .NET
4 101 (45.09%) CSS
5 90 (40.18%) SQL
6 89 (39.73%) C#
7 79 (35.27%) Java
8 67 (29.91%) jQuery
9 66 (29.46%) Oracle
10 65 (29.02%) SOAP
11 63 (28.13%) SQL Server
12 50 (22.32%) HTML5
13 48 (21.43%) ASP.NET
14 44 (19.64%) XSLT
15 43 (19.20%) Ajax
16 40 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (17.86%) Scrum
16 40 (17.86%) MySQL
17 39 (17.41%) MVC
18 36 (16.07%) JSON
19 34 (15.18%) Spring
19 34 (15.18%) Microsoft
19 34 (15.18%) Degree
20 33 (14.73%) CSS3
21 32 (14.29%) Oracle Database
22 31 (13.84%) J2EE
22 31 (13.84%) OO
22 31 (13.84%) TDD
22 31 (13.84%) Finance

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.93%) CMS
2 10 (4.46%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.02%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (3.13%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (2.68%) Escenic
6 6 (2.68%) MQSeries
6 6 (2.68%) Apache
6 6 (2.68%) Jadu
7 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.79%) IIS
9 3 (1.34%) Mule
10 2 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.89%) AquaLogic
10 2 (0.89%) Node.js
10 2 (0.89%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.45%) Mingle
3 1 (0.45%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.45%) Agresso
2 1 (0.45%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.45%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.38%) HTTP
2 12 (5.36%) Internet
3 5 (2.23%) FTP
4 3 (1.34%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.89%) Intranet
6 1 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 40 (17.86%) MySQL
3 32 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 19 (8.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.68%) Big Data
8 6 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.79%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.79%) MS Access
11 3 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.89%) Informix
12 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (8.04%) Subversion
2 13 (5.80%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.80%) Eclipse
3 12 (5.36%) JIRA
4 10 (4.46%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.57%) Maven
7 6 (2.68%) Axure RP
8 5 (2.23%) Selenium
8 5 (2.23%) JUnit
9 4 (1.79%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.79%) LLBLGen Pro
9 4 (1.79%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.34%) Ant
10 3 (1.34%) Toad
10 3 (1.34%) PHPUnit
11 2 (0.89%) XMLUnit
11 2 (0.89%) HttpUnit
11 2 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.89%) T4 Templates
General
1 31 (13.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.36%) Retail
3 6 (2.68%) Banking
4 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.34%) Games
5 3 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.34%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.34%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 169 (75.45%) Developer
2 38 (16.96%) .NET Developer
3 35 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 27 (12.05%) Web Developer
5 22 (9.82%) Analyst
6 14 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.91%) Programmer
9 11 (4.91%) Architect
9 11 (4.91%) Tester
9 11 (4.91%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 11 (4.91%) UI Developer
9 11 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (4.02%) Software Tester
11 8 (3.57%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.57%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.57%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (58.93%) HTML
2 121 (54.02%) Web Services
3 111 (49.55%) .NET
4 101 (45.09%) CSS
5 67 (29.91%) jQuery
6 65 (29.02%) SOAP
7 50 (22.32%) HTML5
8 48 (21.43%) ASP.NET
9 44 (19.64%) XSLT
10 43 (19.20%) Ajax
11 36 (16.07%) JSON
12 34 (15.18%) Spring
13 33 (14.73%) CSS3
14 31 (13.84%) J2EE
15 30 (13.39%) XHTML
16 24 (10.71%) WCF
17 23 (10.27%) XSD
17 23 (10.27%) REST
18 19 (8.48%) RESTful
19 17 (7.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.38%) NHS
2 15 (6.70%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.25%) Open Source
4 12 (5.36%) Web 2.0
5 9 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.57%) RIA
7 7 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.13%) Derivative
7 7 (3.13%) Informatics
8 6 (2.68%) Taxonomies
8 6 (2.68%) Ontologies
8 6 (2.68%) SCADA
9 5 (2.23%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.34%) Kindle
11 3 (1.34%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.34%) TRADACOMS
11 3 (1.34%) New Media
12 2 (0.89%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.82%) Linux
2 11 (4.91%) Windows
3 8 (3.57%) UNIX
4 7 (3.13%) CentOS
5 6 (2.68%) Android
6 5 (2.23%) Fedora
6 5 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.86%) Scrum
1 40 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.41%) MVC
3 31 (13.84%) TDD
3 31 (13.84%) OO
4 23 (10.27%) OOP
5 19 (8.48%) OOD
5 19 (8.48%) SOA
6 16 (7.14%) Web Design
7 15 (6.70%) Project Management
7 15 (6.70%) Software Engineering
8 14 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 13 (5.80%) Integration Testing
10 12 (5.36%) Unit Testing
11 11 (4.91%) Web Development
11 11 (4.91%) Workflow
12 10 (4.46%) CRM
13 9 (4.02%) Business Analysis
14 8 (3.57%) Software Testing
14 8 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 111 (49.55%) JavaScript
2 90 (40.18%) SQL
3 89 (39.73%) C#
4 79 (35.27%) Java
5 30 (13.39%) VB.NET
6 26 (11.61%) T-SQL
6 26 (11.61%) PHP
7 23 (10.27%) XPath
8 18 (8.04%) VB
8 18 (8.04%) PL/SQL
9 10 (4.46%) C++
10 9 (4.02%) C
10 9 (4.02%) VBScript
10 9 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.13%) Ruby
11 7 (3.13%) Apex Code
12 6 (2.68%) Scala
13 5 (2.23%) XAML
14 4 (1.79%) ActionScript
15 3 (1.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (15.18%) Degree
2 13 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.23%) ISEB
5 3 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.14%) QA
2 6 (2.68%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (1.34%) HL7
3 3 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) WAI
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.34%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 66 (29.46%) Oracle
2 34 (15.18%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.02%) JBoss
4 8 (3.57%) Adobe
5 7 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.68%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.34%) Google
7 3 (1.34%) IBM
8 2 (0.89%) BEA
8 2 (0.89%) Sybase
8 2 (0.89%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.89%) Zend
8 2 (0.89%) Ceridian
8 2 (0.89%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.89%) Perforce
9 1 (0.45%) Open Text
9 1 (0.45%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.45%) Twitter
9 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
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