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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 58 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 96 127 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.10% 4.36% 5.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.06% 15.07% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 76 128
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.10% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +94.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +10.16%
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
796 843 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.70% 28.95% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 450 581
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +1 58 £315 +5.00% 56
Cheshire +11 23 £325 +8.33% 18
Merseyside -6 7 £350 -12.77% 7
Lancashire -28 4 £280 -6.66% 5
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 104 (57.78%) HTML
2 100 (55.56%) CSS
3 94 (52.22%) JavaScript
4 79 (43.89%) C#
4 79 (43.89%) Web Services
5 71 (39.44%) Java
6 69 (38.33%) SQL
7 65 (36.11%) .NET
8 56 (31.11%) SQL Server
9 55 (30.56%) Oracle
10 53 (29.44%) XSLT
11 41 (22.78%) jQuery
12 38 (21.11%) ASP.NET
13 36 (20.00%) Linux
14 33 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (18.33%) Ajax
15 31 (17.22%) XHTML
16 29 (16.11%) PHP
17 28 (15.56%) J2EE
17 28 (15.56%) TDD
18 27 (15.00%) Subversion
19 26 (14.44%) Finance
20 25 (13.89%) MVC
21 24 (13.33%) SOAP
21 24 (13.33%) Oracle Database
22 23 (12.78%) JSON
23 22 (12.22%) Spring
23 22 (12.22%) OO
24 21 (11.67%) Scrum
24 21 (11.67%) WCF

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (8.89%) CMS
2 14 (7.78%) WebLogic
2 14 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.22%) WebSphere
4 11 (6.11%) IIS
5 6 (3.33%) AquaLogic
5 6 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.78%) Escenic
6 5 (2.78%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.78%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.11%) Apache
9 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.56%) Mule
10 1 (0.56%) Drupal
10 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.67%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.11%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.11%) Agresso
3 2 (1.11%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.11%) Exstream
4 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) LDAP
2 1 (0.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 20 (11.11%) MySQL
4 16 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (7.78%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (5.56%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (3.33%) Hazelcast
9 6 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (2.78%) Big Data
10 5 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (2.78%) MS Access
11 4 (2.22%) JasperReports
11 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (15.00%) Subversion
2 19 (10.56%) Visual Studio
3 17 (9.44%) Git (software)
4 12 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (6.11%) Eclipse
6 8 (4.44%) JUnit
7 6 (3.33%) Maven
8 4 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.11%) Ant
9 2 (1.11%) Xcode
9 2 (1.11%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.56%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.56%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.56%) NUnit
10 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.56%) JIRA
10 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (14.44%) Finance
2 7 (3.89%) Advertising
3 5 (2.78%) Marketing
4 3 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 151 (83.89%) Developer
2 37 (20.56%) Java Developer
3 22 (12.22%) .NET Developer
4 16 (8.89%) Web Developer
5 15 (8.33%) PHP Developer
6 14 (7.78%) Analyst
7 11 (6.11%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Applications Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (3.89%) CRM Developer
10 7 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.33%) Configuration and Release Manager
11 6 (3.33%) Release Manager
11 6 (3.33%) Configuration Manager
11 6 (3.33%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.33%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.78%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (57.78%) HTML
2 100 (55.56%) CSS
3 79 (43.89%) Web Services
4 65 (36.11%) .NET
5 53 (29.44%) XSLT
6 41 (22.78%) jQuery
7 38 (21.11%) ASP.NET
8 33 (18.33%) Ajax
9 31 (17.22%) XHTML
10 28 (15.56%) J2EE
11 24 (13.33%) SOAP
12 23 (12.78%) JSON
13 22 (12.22%) Spring
14 21 (11.67%) WCF
14 21 (11.67%) HTML5
15 18 (10.00%) LAMP
16 17 (9.44%) XSD
17 15 (8.33%) .NET Framework
18 14 (7.78%) Struts
19 13 (7.22%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Open Source
2 13 (7.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.33%) Derivative
4 3 (1.67%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.67%) NHS
4 3 (1.67%) RIA
4 3 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.11%) Wiki
5 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.56%) W3C
6 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.00%) Linux
2 11 (6.11%) UNIX
3 10 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.00%) Windows
4 9 (5.00%) Android
5 5 (2.78%) Fedora
6 2 (1.11%) CentOS
6 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.56%) TDD
3 25 (13.89%) MVC
4 22 (12.22%) OO
5 21 (11.67%) Scrum
6 15 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 14 (7.78%) BDD
8 12 (6.67%) SOA
8 12 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 10 (5.56%) RUP
9 10 (5.56%) CRM
9 10 (5.56%) Web Design
9 10 (5.56%) OOD
10 9 (5.00%) OOP
11 8 (4.44%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.44%) Project Management
11 8 (4.44%) User Stories
11 8 (4.44%) OO PHP
12 7 (3.89%) OOA/OOD
13 6 (3.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (52.22%) JavaScript
2 79 (43.89%) C#
3 71 (39.44%) Java
4 69 (38.33%) SQL
5 29 (16.11%) PHP
6 18 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 14 (7.78%) Python
7 14 (7.78%) Scala
8 13 (7.22%) Ruby
8 13 (7.22%) XPath
8 13 (7.22%) C++
9 11 (6.11%) T-SQL
10 8 (4.44%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.33%) XQuery
12 5 (2.78%) VB
12 5 (2.78%) PHP5
13 4 (2.22%) C
14 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.67%) Apex Code
15 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 6 (3.33%) HL7
2 6 (3.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 55 (30.56%) Oracle
2 16 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.89%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.67%) JBoss
4 7 (3.89%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.33%) BEA
6 5 (2.78%) Adobe
7 3 (1.67%) IBM
7 3 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.11%) Ceridian
8 2 (1.11%) SAP
8 2 (1.11%) HP
9 1 (0.56%) Sun
9 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.56%) Syncsort
9 1 (0.56%) Open Text
9 1 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) Aquila
9 1 (0.56%) Zend
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