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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 56 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 100 123 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.19% 4.25% 6.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.72% 14.45% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 77 133
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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 £34.25 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +29.31%
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
786 851 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.07% 29.40% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 460 581
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 £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.28 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +24.14%
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -11 51 £320 +6.66% 49
Cheshire +8 29 £373 +24.16% 17
Merseyside -3 10 £445 +26.24% 9
Lancashire -26 4 £285 -5.00% 3
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 99 (57.56%) HTML
2 96 (55.81%) CSS
3 93 (54.07%) JavaScript
4 80 (46.51%) C#
5 79 (45.93%) Web Services
6 70 (40.70%) SQL
7 64 (37.21%) .NET
8 63 (36.63%) Java
9 56 (32.56%) SQL Server
10 54 (31.40%) Oracle
11 44 (25.58%) XSLT
12 42 (24.42%) jQuery
13 39 (22.67%) ASP.NET
14 34 (19.77%) Linux
15 32 (18.60%) Ajax
16 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (18.02%) XHTML
17 30 (17.44%) TDD
18 27 (15.70%) MVC
19 26 (15.12%) PHP
19 26 (15.12%) Finance
20 25 (14.53%) JSON
21 24 (13.95%) Subversion
21 24 (13.95%) J2EE
21 24 (13.95%) Oracle Database
22 23 (13.37%) SOAP
22 23 (13.37%) Scrum
23 22 (12.79%) OO
24 21 (12.21%) PL/SQL
24 21 (12.21%) WCF

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.72%) CMS
2 13 (7.56%) WebLogic
3 11 (6.40%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.81%) WebSphere
5 9 (5.23%) IIS
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (2.91%) Umbraco
6 5 (2.91%) Escenic
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.91%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (2.91%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.91%) AquaLogic
7 4 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.16%) Apache
9 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.58%) Mule
10 1 (0.58%) Drupal
10 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.74%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.16%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.16%) Exstream
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.16%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.16%) Agresso
4 1 (0.58%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) SaaS
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.95%) Oracle Database
3 19 (11.05%) MySQL
4 16 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (8.14%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.81%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.91%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.91%) Big Data
9 5 (2.91%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.91%) MS Access
10 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.74%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.74%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 24 (13.95%) Subversion
2 17 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 16 (9.30%) Visual Studio
4 11 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.81%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.91%) JUnit
7 4 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.74%) Maven
9 2 (1.16%) Ant
9 2 (1.16%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.58%) Moq
10 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.58%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.58%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.58%) Xcode
10 1 (0.58%) NUnit
10 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 26 (15.12%) Finance
2 6 (3.49%) Advertising
3 5 (2.91%) Marketing
4 3 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.74%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 147 (85.47%) Developer
2 33 (19.19%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.95%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.88%) Web Developer
5 14 (8.14%) PHP Developer
6 13 (7.56%) Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 12 (6.98%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.65%) Applications Developer
8 8 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.07%) CRM Developer
9 7 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 6 (3.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.49%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.91%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Programmer
11 5 (2.91%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (57.56%) HTML
2 96 (55.81%) CSS
3 79 (45.93%) Web Services
4 64 (37.21%) .NET
5 44 (25.58%) XSLT
6 42 (24.42%) jQuery
7 39 (22.67%) ASP.NET
8 32 (18.60%) Ajax
9 31 (18.02%) XHTML
10 25 (14.53%) JSON
11 24 (13.95%) J2EE
12 23 (13.37%) SOAP
13 21 (12.21%) WCF
14 18 (10.47%) XSD
14 18 (10.47%) LAMP
14 18 (10.47%) Spring
15 16 (9.30%) HTML5
15 16 (9.30%) .NET Framework
16 13 (7.56%) Struts
16 13 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) Open Source
2 11 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.49%) Derivative
4 4 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.33%) RIA
4 4 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.74%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.74%) NHS
5 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.74%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.16%) Wiki
7 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.58%) W3C
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.77%) Linux
2 12 (6.98%) UNIX
3 9 (5.23%) Windows
4 7 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.91%) Android
5 5 (2.91%) Fedora
6 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.44%) TDD
3 27 (15.70%) MVC
4 23 (13.37%) Scrum
5 22 (12.79%) OO
6 16 (9.30%) Unit Testing
7 14 (8.14%) BDD
8 12 (6.98%) SOA
9 11 (6.40%) OOD
10 10 (5.81%) Web Design
10 10 (5.81%) CRM
11 9 (5.23%) RUP
11 9 (5.23%) OOP
12 8 (4.65%) E-Commerce
12 8 (4.65%) User Stories
12 8 (4.65%) OO PHP
13 7 (4.07%) OOA/OOD
13 7 (4.07%) Project Management
14 6 (3.49%) Requirements Management
14 6 (3.49%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 93 (54.07%) JavaScript
2 80 (46.51%) C#
3 70 (40.70%) SQL
4 63 (36.63%) Java
5 26 (15.12%) PHP
6 21 (12.21%) PL/SQL
7 14 (8.14%) Scala
7 14 (8.14%) Python
8 13 (7.56%) Ruby
9 12 (6.98%) T-SQL
9 12 (6.98%) C++
10 9 (5.23%) XPath
11 7 (4.07%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.91%) PHP5
12 5 (2.91%) XQuery
13 4 (2.33%) VB
14 3 (1.74%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.74%) C
15 2 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.40%) Degree
2 6 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) QA
2 6 (3.49%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 54 (31.40%) Oracle
2 16 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.56%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.40%) JBoss
5 7 (4.07%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.91%) Adobe
6 5 (2.91%) BEA
7 3 (1.74%) IBM
7 3 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.16%) SAP
8 2 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (1.16%) Ceridian
9 1 (0.58%) Syncsort
9 1 (0.58%) Twitter
9 1 (0.58%) Sun
9 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.58%) VMware
9 1 (0.58%) Open Text
9 1 (0.58%) Aquila
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