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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 45 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 121 120 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.79% 4.06% 5.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.09% 13.62% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 70 123
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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 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £50.00 £24.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +108.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £50.00 £40.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
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
802 881 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.11% 29.80% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 479 583
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 £270 £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 13 17 32
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +27.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £14.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 22 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 22 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 75 £315 +5.00% 46
Cheshire +16 32 £388 +29.16% 14
Merseyside -9 7 £305 -32.22% 6
Lancashire -33 4 £280 -10.40% 7
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 100 (51.02%) HTML
2 91 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 91 (46.43%) CSS
3 78 (39.80%) SQL
3 78 (39.80%) Web Services
4 76 (38.78%) Java
4 76 (38.78%) C#
5 68 (34.69%) .NET
5 68 (34.69%) XSLT
6 60 (30.61%) Oracle
6 60 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (28.06%) SQL Server
8 44 (22.45%) Linux
9 42 (21.43%) jQuery
10 41 (20.92%) PHP
11 38 (19.39%) Subversion
12 37 (18.88%) ASP.NET
13 35 (17.86%) OO
14 31 (15.82%) J2EE
14 31 (15.82%) Ajax
14 31 (15.82%) MVC
15 29 (14.80%) Finance
15 29 (14.80%) LAMP
15 29 (14.80%) TDD
15 29 (14.80%) Red Hat
15 29 (14.80%) Oracle Database
16 28 (14.29%) Git (software)
17 27 (13.78%) Spring
18 24 (12.24%) Scrum
18 24 (12.24%) XHTML

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 18 (9.18%) Tomcat
2 17 (8.67%) WebSphere
3 15 (7.65%) CMS
3 15 (7.65%) WebLogic
3 15 (7.65%) IIS
4 6 (3.06%) Umbraco
4 6 (3.06%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.55%) Escenic
5 5 (2.55%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (2.55%) AquaLogic
5 5 (2.55%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.02%) Liferay
8 2 (1.02%) Apache
8 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.51%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.53%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.53%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.02%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.51%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.53%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.02%) Exstream
4 2 (1.02%) Agresso
4 2 (1.02%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.63%) HTTP
2 4 (2.04%) FTP
3 1 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) LDAP
3 1 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (28.06%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.80%) Oracle Database
3 18 (9.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (7.14%) MySQL
5 11 (5.61%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.59%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.59%) Hazelcast
7 6 (3.06%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (3.06%) MS Access
7 6 (3.06%) JasperReports
7 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.55%) Big Data
8 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.55%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (19.39%) Subversion
2 28 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.20%) Visual Studio
4 14 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (5.61%) Maven
6 9 (4.59%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.57%) JUnit
8 4 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.53%) Toad
10 2 (1.02%) Ant
10 2 (1.02%) Xcode
10 2 (1.02%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.51%) LLBLGen Pro
11 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.51%) NUnit
11 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 29 (14.80%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Advertising
3 4 (2.04%) Retail
4 3 (1.53%) Marketing
5 2 (1.02%) German Language
5 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 159 (81.12%) Developer
2 43 (21.94%) Java Developer
3 26 (13.27%) PHP Developer
4 20 (10.20%) .NET Developer
5 18 (9.18%) Analyst
6 14 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 11 (5.61%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.10%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.10%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (4.08%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.57%) Release Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Configuration Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (3.57%) CRM Developer
10 7 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.57%) Configuration and Release Manager
11 6 (3.06%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.06%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (51.02%) HTML
2 91 (46.43%) CSS
3 78 (39.80%) Web Services
4 68 (34.69%) .NET
4 68 (34.69%) XSLT
5 42 (21.43%) jQuery
6 37 (18.88%) ASP.NET
7 31 (15.82%) J2EE
7 31 (15.82%) Ajax
8 29 (14.80%) LAMP
9 27 (13.78%) Spring
10 24 (12.24%) XHTML
11 23 (11.73%) HTML5
12 21 (10.71%) XSD
13 19 (9.69%) SOAP
14 18 (9.18%) JSON
15 17 (8.67%) WCF
16 16 (8.16%) .NET Framework
16 16 (8.16%) Struts
17 14 (7.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.69%) Open Source
2 14 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.63%) Derivative
3 13 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.55%) Web 2.0
5 4 (2.04%) NHS
6 3 (1.53%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.02%) Wiki
7 2 (1.02%) RIA
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.02%) User Experience
8 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.45%) Linux
2 14 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (6.63%) UNIX
4 11 (5.61%) Windows
4 11 (5.61%) Android
5 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.02%) Solaris
5 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.02%) CentOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (17.86%) OO
3 31 (15.82%) MVC
4 29 (14.80%) TDD
5 24 (12.24%) Scrum
6 16 (8.16%) SOA
7 14 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 14 (7.14%) BDD
8 12 (6.12%) OOD
8 12 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 11 (5.61%) RUP
9 11 (5.61%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.10%) OO PHP
11 9 (4.59%) Project Management
12 8 (4.08%) CRM
12 8 (4.08%) Web Design
12 8 (4.08%) Web Development
12 8 (4.08%) User Stories
13 7 (3.57%) Use Case
13 7 (3.57%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (46.43%) JavaScript
2 78 (39.80%) SQL
3 76 (38.78%) C#
3 76 (38.78%) Java
4 41 (20.92%) PHP
5 20 (10.20%) PL/SQL
6 16 (8.16%) XPath
7 15 (7.65%) C++
8 14 (7.14%) Scala
9 13 (6.63%) Ruby
9 13 (6.63%) Python
10 10 (5.10%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.06%) XQuery
11 6 (3.06%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.04%) VB
13 3 (1.53%) PHP5
14 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.02%) C
14 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (5.10%) Degree
2 9 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) QA
1 7 (3.57%) HL7
2 4 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 60 (30.61%) Oracle
2 29 (14.80%) Red Hat
3 18 (9.18%) JBoss
4 16 (8.16%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.55%) Adobe
5 5 (2.55%) BEA
5 5 (2.55%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.04%) IBM
7 3 (1.53%) SAP
7 3 (1.53%) HP
7 3 (1.53%) Northgate
8 1 (0.51%) Aquila
8 1 (0.51%) Zend
8 1 (0.51%) Syncsort
8 1 (0.51%) webMethods
8 1 (0.51%) VMware
8 1 (0.51%) Sun
8 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
Lancashire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-350 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120 - £163 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £32000.00 - £34614.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago