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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 51 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 131 105 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.98% 3.40% 4.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.31% 13.00% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 62 76
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£425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
1064 808 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.24% 26.18% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 472 454
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -24 43 £410 +30.15% 32
Cheshire -2 35 £425 +14.09% 13
Lancashire +5 17 £405 +42.10% 12
Cumbria -4 14 £550 +15.78% 2
Merseyside -6 11 £350 -11.94% 9
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 84 (41.18%) Java
2 81 (39.71%) Web Services
3 79 (38.73%) HTML
4 72 (35.29%) SQL
5 69 (33.82%) Oracle
5 69 (33.82%) SOAP
6 60 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 59 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (25.49%) CSS
9 50 (24.51%) JSON
10 46 (22.55%) Finance
11 43 (21.08%) SOA
12 41 (20.10%) WSDL
13 40 (19.61%) .NET
14 37 (18.14%) Oracle Database
15 36 (17.65%) SQL Server
16 34 (16.67%) Middleware
17 32 (15.69%) Security Cleared
18 31 (15.20%) jQuery
19 29 (14.22%) J2EE
19 29 (14.22%) REST
20 27 (13.24%) Windows
21 26 (12.75%) Microsoft
21 26 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (12.75%) Degree
21 26 (12.75%) Git (software)
21 26 (12.75%) Oracle Service Bus
21 26 (12.75%) SDLC
22 25 (12.25%) HTML5
22 25 (12.25%) TDD

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 26 (12.75%) Oracle Service Bus
2 21 (10.29%) WebSphere
3 15 (7.35%) Node.js
4 12 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (4.90%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (2.45%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (2.45%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.96%) JBoss
8 4 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.96%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.47%) CMS
9 3 (1.47%) IIS
9 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.49%) Railo
11 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.49%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.39%) MS Office
3 3 (1.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (4.90%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.47%) Magento
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.76%) HTTP
2 8 (3.92%) FTP
3 5 (2.45%) SMTP
3 5 (2.45%) SSL
3 5 (2.45%) Internet
4 4 (1.96%) SNMP
5 2 (0.98%) RTP
6 1 (0.49%) SSH
6 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.14%) Oracle Database
2 36 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.29%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.86%) RDBMS
5 10 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.92%) MySQL
6 8 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.45%) Informix
7 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (1.96%) DB2
9 3 (1.47%) MS Access
9 3 (1.47%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.84%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.86%) Jenkins
4 13 (6.37%) SoapUI
4 13 (6.37%) Subversion
5 12 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.92%) Jasmine
6 8 (3.92%) Bower
6 8 (3.92%) GitLab
6 8 (3.92%) Grunt
6 8 (3.92%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (3.92%) Sublime Text
7 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.43%) JIRA
7 7 (3.43%) Selenium
8 6 (2.94%) JUnit
8 6 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.45%) Mockito
10 4 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 46 (22.55%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Banking
3 6 (2.94%) Marketing
4 4 (1.96%) Retail
5 3 (1.47%) Publishing
5 3 (1.47%) Local Government
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (58.82%) Developer
2 30 (14.71%) Analyst
3 28 (13.73%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.82%) Architect
5 16 (7.84%) Consultant
5 16 (7.84%) Oracle Developer
5 16 (7.84%) Front-End Developer
6 10 (4.90%) Web Developer
7 9 (4.41%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 9 (4.41%) SOA Developer
8 8 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.43%) Configuration Analyst
10 5 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (2.45%) webMethods Developer
10 5 (2.45%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.45%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.45%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.45%) Programmer
10 5 (2.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (39.71%) Web Services
2 79 (38.73%) HTML
3 69 (33.82%) SOAP
4 52 (25.49%) CSS
5 50 (24.51%) JSON
6 41 (20.10%) WSDL
7 40 (19.61%) .NET
8 34 (16.67%) Middleware
9 31 (15.20%) jQuery
10 29 (14.22%) REST
10 29 (14.22%) J2EE
11 25 (12.25%) HTML5
12 24 (11.76%) Ajax
12 24 (11.76%) XSD
12 24 (11.76%) XSLT
13 22 (10.78%) AngularJS
14 21 (10.29%) Spring
15 19 (9.31%) XHTML
15 19 (9.31%) RESTful
16 13 (6.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.90%) NHS
3 7 (3.43%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.45%) DataPower
6 3 (1.47%) User Experience
7 2 (0.98%) Social Media
7 2 (0.98%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) W3C
8 1 (0.49%) DTV
8 1 (0.49%) Animation
8 1 (0.49%) Replication
8 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.24%) Windows
2 21 (10.29%) Linux
3 11 (5.39%) UNIX
4 9 (4.41%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.43%) Android
5 7 (3.43%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.94%) Solaris
7 4 (1.96%) AIX
7 4 (1.96%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.96%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.98%) HPUX
9 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.08%) SOA
3 26 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (12.75%) SDLC
4 25 (12.25%) TDD
5 23 (11.27%) Software Engineering
6 21 (10.29%) Unit Testing
7 20 (9.80%) Integration Testing
7 20 (9.80%) OO
8 19 (9.31%) Scrum
9 18 (8.82%) OOP
9 18 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 16 (7.84%) ITIL
10 16 (7.84%) MVC
11 15 (7.35%) Mentoring
12 13 (6.37%) Workflow
13 12 (5.88%) ERP
14 11 (5.39%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 84 (41.18%) Java
2 72 (35.29%) SQL
3 60 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.25%) C#
5 21 (10.29%) PL/SQL
6 19 (9.31%) XQuery
7 10 (4.90%) VBScript
8 9 (4.41%) PHP
9 8 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.43%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.94%) C++
11 6 (2.94%) Perl
12 5 (2.45%) VB
13 4 (1.96%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.96%) C
13 4 (1.96%) XPath
14 3 (1.47%) Python
15 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.75%) Degree
3 24 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.94%) MCSA
4 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.90%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) Puppet
1 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.98%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.49%) yum
Vendors
1 69 (33.82%) Oracle
2 26 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.33%) SAP
4 16 (7.84%) IBM
5 12 (5.88%) Sybase
6 11 (5.39%) webMethods
7 10 (4.90%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.45%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.96%) HP
9 4 (1.96%) BEA
10 3 (1.47%) ATG
11 2 (0.98%) Stellent
11 2 (0.98%) Perforce
11 2 (0.98%) Endeca
11 2 (0.98%) Google
11 2 (0.98%) Adobe
11 2 (0.98%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.98%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.98%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.98%) Retek
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