The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 58 43 24
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing XML 84 110 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.78% 4.06% 6.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.34% 14.03% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 67 123
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.64% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
741 784 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 28.94% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 412 566
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
XML
England

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 July 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 31 July 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 -20 36 £325 +8.33% 50
Cheshire +14 29 £325 +8.33% 19
Merseyside +8 11 £445 +39.60% 9
Lancashire -25 4 £285 -5.00% 7
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 110 (62.50%) HTML
2 104 (59.09%) CSS
3 100 (56.82%) JavaScript
4 88 (50.00%) C#
5 85 (48.30%) Web Services
6 73 (41.48%) SQL
6 73 (41.48%) .NET
7 69 (39.20%) Java
8 59 (33.52%) SQL Server
9 50 (28.41%) Oracle
10 45 (25.57%) ASP.NET
11 38 (21.59%) jQuery
12 37 (21.02%) Ajax
13 36 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (19.32%) XSLT
15 33 (18.75%) JSON
16 32 (18.18%) TDD
17 31 (17.61%) XHTML
18 30 (17.05%) Linux
19 27 (15.34%) SOAP
19 27 (15.34%) MVC
19 27 (15.34%) Finance
19 27 (15.34%) WCF
20 26 (14.77%) Scrum
21 24 (13.64%) PL/SQL
22 22 (12.50%) HTML5
23 20 (11.36%) J2EE
23 20 (11.36%) MySQL
23 20 (11.36%) Unit Testing
24 19 (10.80%) T-SQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (8.52%) CMS
2 9 (5.11%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.55%) IIS
3 8 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.41%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.84%) MQSeries
5 5 (2.84%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.84%) Escenic
5 5 (2.84%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (2.27%) AquaLogic
7 3 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.70%) Apache
8 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.57%) Mule
9 1 (0.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.70%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.57%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.14%) Agresso
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.14%) Exstream
4 1 (0.57%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.39%) HTTP
2 3 (1.70%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.14%) Intranet
3 2 (1.14%) Internet
4 1 (0.57%) Network Security
4 1 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (33.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.36%) MySQL
3 18 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (10.23%) Oracle Database
4 12 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.84%) Big Data
8 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (2.27%) MS Access
9 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.14%) JasperReports
11 2 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (9.66%) Visual Studio
2 16 (9.09%) Subversion
3 13 (7.39%) Eclipse
4 11 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.11%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.55%) Maven
7 4 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.27%) JUnit
8 2 (1.14%) Ant
8 2 (1.14%) JIRA
8 2 (1.14%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.57%) T4 Templates
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.57%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.57%) Moq
9 1 (0.57%) Selenium
9 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (15.34%) Finance
2 5 (2.84%) Advertising
2 5 (2.84%) Marketing
3 4 (2.27%) Retail
4 3 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 149 (84.66%) Developer
2 31 (17.61%) Java Developer
3 27 (15.34%) .NET Developer
4 21 (11.93%) Web Developer
5 15 (8.52%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.82%) Analyst
7 11 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.11%) Senior Developer
8 9 (5.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
9 8 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
10 7 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (3.98%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.98%) CRM Developer
11 6 (3.41%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 6 (3.41%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.41%) PHP Developer
11 6 (3.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (62.50%) HTML
2 104 (59.09%) CSS
3 85 (48.30%) Web Services
4 73 (41.48%) .NET
5 45 (25.57%) ASP.NET
6 38 (21.59%) jQuery
7 37 (21.02%) Ajax
8 34 (19.32%) XSLT
9 33 (18.75%) JSON
10 31 (17.61%) XHTML
11 27 (15.34%) SOAP
11 27 (15.34%) WCF
12 22 (12.50%) HTML5
13 20 (11.36%) J2EE
14 18 (10.23%) REST
15 17 (9.66%) CSS3
16 16 (9.09%) .NET Framework
17 14 (7.95%) XSD
18 13 (7.39%) Spring
18 13 (7.39%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Open Source
2 8 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.98%) RIA
3 7 (3.98%) NHS
3 7 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.70%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) W3C
6 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) Wiki
6 2 (1.14%) Informatics
7 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) TRADACOMS
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.05%) Linux
2 11 (6.25%) UNIX
3 7 (3.98%) Windows
4 5 (2.84%) Fedora
5 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.14%) Android
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) CentOS
6 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.18%) TDD
3 27 (15.34%) MVC
4 26 (14.77%) Scrum
5 20 (11.36%) Unit Testing
6 17 (9.66%) OO
7 14 (7.95%) OOD
7 14 (7.95%) BDD
8 13 (7.39%) CRM
9 12 (6.82%) OOP
9 12 (6.82%) Project Management
10 10 (5.68%) Web Design
10 10 (5.68%) SOA
10 10 (5.68%) User Stories
11 9 (5.11%) MVVM
11 9 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.55%) RUP
13 7 (3.98%) OOA/OOD
13 7 (3.98%) Web Development
14 6 (3.41%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (56.82%) JavaScript
2 88 (50.00%) C#
3 73 (41.48%) SQL
4 69 (39.20%) Java
5 24 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 19 (10.80%) T-SQL
7 18 (10.23%) PHP
8 14 (7.95%) C++
8 14 (7.95%) Python
8 14 (7.95%) Scala
9 13 (7.39%) Ruby
9 13 (7.39%) XPath
10 9 (5.11%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.41%) VB
11 6 (3.41%) Apex Code
12 5 (2.84%) PHP5
12 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.84%) C
13 4 (2.27%) VBScript
13 4 (2.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (6.82%) Degree
2 4 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) ISEB
4 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) QA
2 6 (3.41%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.27%) HL7
4 1 (0.57%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 50 (28.41%) Oracle
2 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.11%) JBoss
4 7 (3.98%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.84%) Adobe
7 4 (2.27%) BEA
7 4 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.14%) HP
8 2 (1.14%) IBM
8 2 (1.14%) Ceridian
8 2 (1.14%) SAP
9 1 (0.57%) Syncsort
9 1 (0.57%) Twitter
9 1 (0.57%) Open Text
9 1 (0.57%) Aquila
9 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
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