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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 55 66 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing XML 94 70 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 2.33% 4.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.87% 10.56% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 69
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£425 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £506 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £56.50 - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +7.85%
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
792 663 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.49% 22.11% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 394 369
Average daily rate £368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 34 £425 +30.76% 49
Cheshire 0 25 £401 +14.83% 8
Lancashire +13 12 £390 -17.46% 14
Merseyside -12 8 £256 -42.41% 7
Cumbria - 6 £550 - 2
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 110 (50.46%) Web Services
2 98 (44.95%) Java
3 82 (37.61%) HTML
4 81 (37.16%) SQL
5 75 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (31.65%) Oracle
7 63 (28.90%) SOAP
7 63 (28.90%) Finance
8 62 (28.44%) JavaScript
9 60 (27.52%) .NET
10 52 (23.85%) JSON
11 50 (22.94%) SQL Server
12 49 (22.48%) CSS
13 40 (18.35%) Spring
13 40 (18.35%) C#
14 38 (17.43%) J2EE
15 37 (16.97%) XSLT
15 37 (16.97%) Windows
15 37 (16.97%) Software Engineering
15 37 (16.97%) REST
16 36 (16.51%) Oracle Database
17 35 (16.06%) WSDL
18 33 (15.14%) SOA
18 33 (15.14%) SDLC
19 32 (14.68%) HTTP
19 32 (14.68%) jQuery
20 31 (14.22%) TDD
21 30 (13.76%) Middleware
22 29 (13.30%) Microsoft
22 29 (13.30%) OO

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (10.55%) WebSphere
2 17 (7.80%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (7.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (6.42%) IIS
5 10 (4.59%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (4.13%) Node.js
6 9 (4.13%) MQSeries
6 9 (4.13%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.21%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (2.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.83%) CMS
9 4 (1.83%) Apache
9 4 (1.83%) AquaLogic
10 3 (1.38%) Confluence
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.92%) JBoss
11 2 (0.92%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (5.05%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.29%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.38%) PaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.68%) HTTP
2 11 (5.05%) Internet
3 5 (2.29%) SSL
4 4 (1.83%) SNMP
5 3 (1.38%) VPN
5 3 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.38%) FTP
6 2 (0.92%) RTP
7 1 (0.46%) SSH
7 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.46%) Intranet
7 1 (0.46%) GPRS
7 1 (0.46%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 36 (16.51%) Oracle Database
3 20 (9.17%) Relational Database
4 15 (6.88%) RDBMS
5 14 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (5.05%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (4.59%) MySQL
8 7 (3.21%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (2.75%) Informix
9 6 (2.75%) MS Access
10 5 (2.29%) DB2
11 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.92%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (9.63%) Visual Studio
1 21 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.17%) Subversion
3 14 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.42%) SoapUI
4 11 (5.05%) JIRA
4 11 (5.05%) JUnit
5 8 (3.67%) Selenium
6 7 (3.21%) Maven
6 7 (3.21%) Mockito
6 7 (3.21%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.75%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.83%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.83%) Ant
10 2 (0.92%) Toad
10 2 (0.92%) Xcode
10 2 (0.92%) PhpStorm
10 2 (0.92%) Gradle
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (28.90%) Finance
2 25 (11.47%) Banking
3 5 (2.29%) Retail
3 5 (2.29%) Marketing
4 4 (1.83%) Back Office
5 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.38%) Publishing
5 3 (1.38%) Games
6 2 (0.92%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.92%) Electronics
6 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (66.51%) Developer
2 46 (21.10%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.26%) Analyst
4 17 (7.80%) Architect
5 14 (6.42%) Consultant
6 11 (5.05%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.05%) BizTalk Developer
7 10 (4.59%) Web Developer
7 10 (4.59%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.13%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (4.13%) PHP Developer
9 8 (3.67%) Applications Developer
9 8 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.75%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.75%) Mobile Developer
12 5 (2.29%) Front-End Developer
12 5 (2.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 5 (2.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (50.46%) Web Services
2 82 (37.61%) HTML
3 63 (28.90%) SOAP
4 60 (27.52%) .NET
5 52 (23.85%) JSON
6 49 (22.48%) CSS
7 40 (18.35%) Spring
8 38 (17.43%) J2EE
9 37 (16.97%) XSLT
9 37 (16.97%) REST
10 35 (16.06%) WSDL
11 32 (14.68%) jQuery
12 30 (13.76%) Middleware
13 23 (10.55%) ASP.NET
13 23 (10.55%) RESTful
14 22 (10.09%) XSD
14 22 (10.09%) HTML5
15 19 (8.72%) AngularJS
16 17 (7.80%) WCF
17 16 (7.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.13%) Management Information System
1 9 (4.13%) Computer Science
1 9 (4.13%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.29%) DataPower
3 5 (2.29%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.29%) NHS
4 4 (1.83%) Online Banking
4 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.38%) Derivative
5 3 (1.38%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.38%) PKI
6 2 (0.92%) IPTV
6 2 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.92%) DTV
6 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.92%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.92%) MHEG
6 2 (0.92%) User Experience
6 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.97%) Windows
2 23 (10.55%) Linux
3 13 (5.96%) UNIX
4 12 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.59%) Android
5 10 (4.59%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.21%) Windows Vista
6 7 (3.21%) Mac OS
6 7 (3.21%) AIX
6 7 (3.21%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.38%) Solaris
7 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.92%) HPUX
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.97%) Software Engineering
3 33 (15.14%) SOA
3 33 (15.14%) SDLC
4 31 (14.22%) TDD
5 29 (13.30%) OO
6 24 (11.01%) Scrum
7 22 (10.09%) MVC
8 21 (9.63%) OOP
8 21 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (9.63%) Waterfall
9 19 (8.72%) Integration Testing
10 18 (8.26%) Web Application Development
11 17 (7.80%) Unit Testing
12 15 (6.88%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.88%) Mentoring
13 14 (6.42%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (6.42%) BDD
14 12 (5.50%) Release Management
15 11 (5.05%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 98 (44.95%) Java
2 81 (37.16%) SQL
3 62 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 40 (18.35%) C#
5 28 (12.84%) PL/SQL
6 24 (11.01%) XQuery
7 17 (7.80%) XPath
8 12 (5.50%) VBScript
9 10 (4.59%) PHP
9 10 (4.59%) Objective-C
10 8 (3.67%) C++
10 8 (3.67%) VB
11 7 (3.21%) C
12 6 (2.75%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.75%) Perl
13 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.38%) Scala
14 3 (1.38%) PHP5
14 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.92%) JCL
Qualifications
1 27 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.47%) Degree
3 20 (9.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.83%) MCSA
4 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.83%) MCITP
5 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) HL7
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) CA Endevor
1 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.46%) yum
Vendors
1 69 (31.65%) Oracle
2 29 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.88%) IBM
4 10 (4.59%) Sybase
5 9 (4.13%) TIBCO
6 7 (3.21%) webMethods
7 6 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.29%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (2.29%) SAP
9 4 (1.83%) HP
9 4 (1.83%) BEA
9 4 (1.83%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.38%) hybris
10 3 (1.38%) VMware
10 3 (1.38%) ATG
11 2 (0.92%) Stellent
11 2 (0.92%) Apple
11 2 (0.92%) Retek
11 2 (0.92%) OpenTV
11 2 (0.92%) Syncsort
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