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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 31 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 162 125 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.15% 4.68% 5.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.28% 16.82% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 58 95
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£340 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.33% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.54 £22.50 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.62% -43.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.02%
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
799 743 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.41% 27.84% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 419 460
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 68 £335 -10.66% 54
Cheshire +13 42 £350 +7.69% 23
Merseyside +9 25 £343 -2.14% 5
Lancashire -15 17 £300 -6.25% 11
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 135 (45.00%) Java
2 130 (43.33%) HTML
3 121 (40.33%) Web Services
4 112 (37.33%) JavaScript
5 110 (36.67%) XSLT
6 108 (36.00%) Oracle
7 103 (34.33%) SQL
8 97 (32.33%) CSS
9 94 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
10 78 (26.00%) .NET
11 70 (23.33%) SQL Server
12 68 (22.67%) jQuery
13 63 (21.00%) J2EE
14 61 (20.33%) XPath
15 58 (19.33%) Spring
16 57 (19.00%) C#
17 56 (18.67%) OO
18 52 (17.33%) Windows
19 50 (16.67%) Finance
20 48 (16.00%) Linux
20 48 (16.00%) HTTP
21 46 (15.33%) SOAP
21 46 (15.33%) MVC
21 46 (15.33%) Oracle Database
22 45 (15.00%) Red Hat
23 44 (14.67%) SOA
23 44 (14.67%) ASP.NET
24 41 (13.67%) Scrum
25 40 (13.33%) Subversion
26 37 (12.33%) Ajax

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (11.00%) Tomcat
2 24 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 21 (7.00%) IIS
4 14 (4.67%) JBoss
5 13 (4.33%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (3.00%) MQSeries
6 9 (3.00%) CMS
7 8 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (2.67%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.67%) Apache
8 6 (2.00%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (1.67%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.67%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.33%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.00%) AquaLogic
11 3 (1.00%) Confluence
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.00%) MS Office
4 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (6.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (4.00%) Oracle iProcurement
3 10 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.00%) HTTP
2 8 (2.67%) SSH
2 8 (2.67%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.33%) Internet
4 3 (1.00%) FTP
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 46 (15.33%) Oracle Database
3 17 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (5.33%) Hazelcast
5 14 (4.67%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.00%) MySQL
8 8 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.67%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (2.33%) DB2
9 7 (2.33%) IMS/DB
10 6 (2.00%) RavenDB
10 6 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 40 (13.33%) Subversion
2 35 (11.67%) Visual Studio
3 34 (11.33%) Git (software)
4 31 (10.33%) Maven
5 20 (6.67%) JUnit
5 20 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (5.67%) Eclipse
7 10 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.00%) JIRA
9 5 (1.67%) Selenium
9 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.67%) Hudson
9 5 (1.67%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.33%) Xcode
10 4 (1.33%) Ant
10 4 (1.33%) Toad
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.00%) Cucumber
General
1 50 (16.67%) Finance
2 25 (8.33%) Banking
3 5 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.33%) Retail
4 4 (1.33%) Advertising
5 3 (1.00%) German Language
6 2 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 231 (77.00%) Developer
2 79 (26.33%) Java Developer
3 26 (8.67%) PHP Developer
4 23 (7.67%) .NET Developer
5 21 (7.00%) Consultant
6 16 (5.33%) Analyst
7 15 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 15 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
8 14 (4.67%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.33%) Architect
10 12 (4.00%) Functional Consultant
11 11 (3.67%) iOS Developer
11 11 (3.67%) Oracle Consultant
12 10 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
13 9 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (2.67%) SQL Developer
14 8 (2.67%) Software Developer
14 8 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (43.33%) HTML
2 121 (40.33%) Web Services
3 110 (36.67%) XSLT
4 97 (32.33%) CSS
5 78 (26.00%) .NET
6 68 (22.67%) jQuery
7 63 (21.00%) J2EE
8 58 (19.33%) Spring
9 46 (15.33%) SOAP
10 44 (14.67%) ASP.NET
11 37 (12.33%) Ajax
12 32 (10.67%) REST
13 30 (10.00%) JSP
13 30 (10.00%) Servlets
14 29 (9.67%) J2SE
15 28 (9.33%) XML Schema
16 27 (9.00%) XHTML
17 26 (8.67%) HTML5
17 26 (8.67%) XSD
17 26 (8.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 25 (8.33%) Open Source
3 18 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.67%) NHS
5 16 (5.33%) Derivative
6 15 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.00%) Web 2.0
8 7 (2.33%) Online Banking
8 7 (2.33%) Mainframe
9 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.33%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.33%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.33%) User Experience
11 4 (1.33%) Data Extraction
12 3 (1.00%) iPad
13 2 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 52 (17.33%) Windows
2 48 (16.00%) Linux
3 32 (10.67%) Android
4 29 (9.67%) UNIX
5 25 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (7.67%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.33%) Windows Phone
7 10 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.33%) Solaris
11 2 (0.67%) AIX
11 2 (0.67%) HPUX
11 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.67%) VMS
11 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.67%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (18.67%) OO
3 46 (15.33%) MVC
4 44 (14.67%) SOA
5 41 (13.67%) Scrum
6 31 (10.33%) TDD
7 24 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (7.67%) Unit Testing
9 22 (7.33%) iOS Development
9 22 (7.33%) OOP
10 20 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 19 (6.33%) E-Commerce
12 18 (6.00%) Workflow
13 16 (5.33%) Web Design
14 15 (5.00%) Mentoring
14 15 (5.00%) Release Management
14 15 (5.00%) Integration Testing
15 14 (4.67%) Project Management
16 13 (4.33%) Web Application Development
16 13 (4.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 135 (45.00%) Java
2 112 (37.33%) JavaScript
3 103 (34.33%) SQL
4 61 (20.33%) XPath
5 57 (19.00%) C#
6 32 (10.67%) PHP
7 27 (9.00%) PL/SQL
8 24 (8.00%) T-SQL
9 22 (7.33%) XQuery
10 7 (2.33%) Ruby
10 7 (2.33%) Scala
10 7 (2.33%) PL/1
10 7 (2.33%) JCL
10 7 (2.33%) C++
10 7 (2.33%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.33%) C
11 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.33%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.00%) SPARQL
12 3 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.67%) Degree
4 2 (0.67%) HNC
4 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.00%) HL7
1 3 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.33%) CA Endevor
2 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 108 (36.00%) Oracle
2 45 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 36 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.33%) IBM
5 9 (3.00%) VMware
6 7 (2.33%) Syncsort
6 7 (2.33%) Aquila
7 6 (2.00%) HP
8 5 (1.67%) Adobe
9 4 (1.33%) Perforce
9 4 (1.33%) webMethods
9 4 (1.33%) Sybase
9 4 (1.33%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.33%) Kony
9 4 (1.33%) Northgate
10 3 (1.00%) Appcelerator
10 3 (1.00%) hybris
10 3 (1.00%) BEA
11 2 (0.67%) Symantec
11 2 (0.67%) Cisco
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