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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 58 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing XML 106 84 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 2.77% 3.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.69% 11.63% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 55 65
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £496 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.75 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -4.14%
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
835 722 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 23.77% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 442 416
Average daily rate £370 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 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
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 29 July 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 29 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 -9 45 £425 +30.76% 48
Cheshire -7 25 £498 +59.20% 22
Lancashire +16 12 £425 +49.12% 13
Cumbria - 9 £525 - 2
Merseyside -16 8 £425 -4.49% 19
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 93 (46.04%) Web Services
2 89 (44.06%) Java
3 80 (39.60%) HTML
4 77 (38.12%) SQL
5 66 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (30.20%) Oracle
7 58 (28.71%) SOAP
7 58 (28.71%) Finance
8 56 (27.72%) JSON
9 55 (27.23%) JavaScript
10 50 (24.75%) CSS
11 48 (23.76%) .NET
12 41 (20.30%) SQL Server
13 34 (16.83%) Software Engineering
13 34 (16.83%) J2EE
14 33 (16.34%) WSDL
14 33 (16.34%) Spring
14 33 (16.34%) Oracle Database
15 30 (14.85%) SDLC
15 30 (14.85%) REST
16 29 (14.36%) TDD
16 29 (14.36%) SOA
17 28 (13.86%) Middleware
17 28 (13.86%) XSLT
18 27 (13.37%) C#
18 27 (13.37%) Security Cleared
19 25 (12.38%) Degree
19 25 (12.38%) jQuery
20 24 (11.88%) PL/SQL
20 24 (11.88%) Windows

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 22 (10.89%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.91%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (4.46%) Node.js
3 9 (4.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (4.46%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.96%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.97%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (2.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (1.98%) Apache
7 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.49%) IIS
7 3 (1.49%) AquaLogic
7 3 (1.49%) CMS
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.49%) Confluence
8 2 (0.99%) nginx
8 2 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.99%) JBoss
9 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 20 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (4.95%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.48%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.99%) Magento
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.49%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.42%) HTTP
2 11 (5.45%) Internet
3 5 (2.48%) SSL
4 4 (1.98%) SNMP
5 3 (1.49%) VPN
5 3 (1.49%) FTP
5 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.99%) RTP
7 1 (0.50%) SSH
7 1 (0.50%) GPRS
7 1 (0.50%) UMTS
7 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 33 (16.34%) Oracle Database
3 22 (10.89%) Relational Database
4 16 (7.92%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.46%) MySQL
5 9 (4.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.47%) MS Access
8 6 (2.97%) Informix
9 5 (2.48%) DB2
9 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.98%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.49%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.92%) Subversion
3 12 (5.94%) JIRA
3 12 (5.94%) SoapUI
4 11 (5.45%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.46%) JUnit
6 8 (3.96%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (3.96%) Selenium
7 7 (3.47%) Mockito
7 7 (3.47%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.98%) Maven
10 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.49%) Ant
11 2 (0.99%) Toad
11 2 (0.99%) Xcode
11 2 (0.99%) PhpStorm
11 2 (0.99%) Gradle
12 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (28.71%) Finance
2 23 (11.39%) Banking
3 5 (2.48%) Retail
3 5 (2.48%) Marketing
4 4 (1.98%) Back Office
5 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.49%) Games
6 2 (0.99%) Publishing
6 2 (0.99%) Electronics
6 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.99%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (62.38%) Developer
2 38 (18.81%) Java Developer
3 24 (11.88%) Analyst
4 17 (8.42%) Architect
5 11 (5.45%) Software Engineer
5 11 (5.45%) Consultant
6 10 (4.95%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (4.46%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.96%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.47%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.47%) Configuration Analyst
9 7 (3.47%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.97%) Mobile Developer
10 6 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 6 (2.97%) SOA Developer
11 5 (2.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (2.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (46.04%) Web Services
2 80 (39.60%) HTML
3 58 (28.71%) SOAP
4 56 (27.72%) JSON
5 50 (24.75%) CSS
6 48 (23.76%) .NET
7 34 (16.83%) J2EE
8 33 (16.34%) WSDL
8 33 (16.34%) Spring
9 30 (14.85%) REST
10 28 (13.86%) Middleware
10 28 (13.86%) XSLT
11 25 (12.38%) jQuery
12 23 (11.39%) RESTful
13 21 (10.40%) HTML5
14 19 (9.41%) Ajax
15 18 (8.91%) XSD
15 18 (8.91%) AngularJS
16 15 (7.43%) CSS3
17 13 (6.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.95%) NHS
2 9 (4.46%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.48%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.48%) DataPower
6 4 (1.98%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.49%) PKI
7 3 (1.49%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.99%) Social Media
8 2 (0.99%) MHEG
8 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.99%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.99%) IPTV
8 2 (0.99%) DTV
8 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.88%) Windows
2 17 (8.42%) Linux
3 11 (5.45%) Android
3 11 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.46%) UNIX
5 6 (2.97%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.97%) AIX
5 6 (2.97%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.97%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.99%) HPUX
7 2 (0.99%) Solaris
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.83%) Software Engineering
3 30 (14.85%) SDLC
4 29 (14.36%) TDD
4 29 (14.36%) SOA
5 23 (11.39%) MVC
5 23 (11.39%) Scrum
5 23 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (9.41%) Waterfall
7 18 (8.91%) OO
8 17 (8.42%) Integration Testing
9 16 (7.92%) Mentoring
10 15 (7.43%) Unit Testing
10 15 (7.43%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.93%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (6.44%) BDD
12 13 (6.44%) ERP
12 13 (6.44%) OOP
13 12 (5.94%) Workflow
14 10 (4.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 89 (44.06%) Java
2 77 (38.12%) SQL
3 55 (27.23%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.37%) C#
5 24 (11.88%) PL/SQL
6 14 (6.93%) VBScript
6 14 (6.93%) XQuery
7 11 (5.45%) VB
8 10 (4.95%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.46%) PHP
10 7 (3.47%) C++
11 6 (2.97%) Perl
11 6 (2.97%) C
11 6 (2.97%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.97%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.48%) XPath
13 3 (1.49%) PHP5
13 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.99%) JCL
14 2 (0.99%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 27 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.38%) Degree
3 18 (8.91%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.97%) MCSA
4 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.97%) MCITP
5 5 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) HL7
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) CA Endevor
1 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 61 (30.20%) Oracle
2 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.93%) IBM
4 11 (5.45%) Sybase
5 10 (4.95%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.96%) SAP
7 6 (2.97%) webMethods
8 5 (2.48%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.98%) HP
9 4 (1.98%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.49%) hybris
10 3 (1.49%) BEA
10 3 (1.49%) ATG
11 2 (0.99%) Stellent
11 2 (0.99%) Retek
11 2 (0.99%) Apple
11 2 (0.99%) OpenTV
11 2 (0.99%) Aquila
11 2 (0.99%) Endeca
11 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Chester
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Liverpool
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Manchester
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Rate: £270 - £325 per day
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Lancashire
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Rate: £250 - £450 per day + competitive
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Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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Blackburn
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Rate: competitive
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Liverpool
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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Blackburn
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £285 - £310 per day + competitive
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
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Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
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