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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 26 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 231 161 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.06% 4.94% 4.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.49% 19.28% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 103 63
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £433 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.54 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% +35.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.04 £32.54 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.54 £116.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +18.51%
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
1027 835 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 25.64% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 538 430
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 117 £375 +15.38% 47
Cheshire +6 62 £425 +21.42% 13
Lancashire 0 21 £399 +32.91% 10
Merseyside -7 16 £325 -7.14% 9
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 188 (50.13%) Java
2 170 (45.33%) JavaScript
3 155 (41.33%) HTML
4 145 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
5 144 (38.40%) Web Services
6 139 (37.07%) JSON
7 132 (35.20%) SQL
8 121 (32.27%) CSS
9 115 (30.67%) SOAP
10 98 (26.13%) Oracle
11 87 (23.20%) jQuery
12 82 (21.87%) Git (software)
13 79 (21.07%) .NET
14 78 (20.80%) TDD
15 77 (20.53%) C#
15 77 (20.53%) HTTP
16 75 (20.00%) XSLT
17 74 (19.73%) HTML5
18 64 (17.07%) REST
18 64 (17.07%) OO
18 64 (17.07%) Finance
18 64 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
19 60 (16.00%) Ajax
20 59 (15.73%) Linux
21 55 (14.67%) Windows
22 54 (14.40%) RESTful
23 53 (14.13%) Subversion
24 52 (13.87%) Scrum
25 50 (13.33%) MVC
25 50 (13.33%) Unit Testing

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (8.80%) JBoss
2 28 (7.47%) Tomcat
3 20 (5.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 20 (5.33%) WebSphere
4 19 (5.07%) WebLogic
5 18 (4.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (2.93%) Apache
6 11 (2.93%) Node.js
7 8 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.60%) ATG Dynamo
8 6 (1.60%) CICS
8 6 (1.60%) IIS
8 6 (1.60%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.33%) Confluence
9 5 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.07%) CMS
10 4 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.80%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 18 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.47%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (4.53%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.40%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.60%) Magento
5 5 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (1.07%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.53%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.27%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.27%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.33%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 77 (20.53%) HTTP
2 6 (1.60%) FTP
3 5 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (1.33%) SMTP
4 3 (0.80%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.53%) Firewall
5 2 (0.53%) Intranet
5 2 (0.53%) SSL
5 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.27%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) Extranet
6 1 (0.27%) IMAP
6 1 (0.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.27%) Network Security
6 1 (0.27%) Skype
6 1 (0.27%) VLAN
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
6 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.33%) Oracle Database
2 34 (9.07%) SQL Server
3 32 (8.53%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.53%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.27%) MySQL
6 14 (3.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (3.20%) DB2
8 9 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 82 (21.87%) Git (software)
2 53 (14.13%) Subversion
3 29 (7.73%) JIRA
4 28 (7.47%) Visual Studio
5 24 (6.40%) Jenkins
6 23 (6.13%) JUnit
7 21 (5.60%) Eclipse
7 21 (5.60%) Maven
8 13 (3.47%) Grunt
9 12 (3.20%) Ant
9 12 (3.20%) ClearCase
9 12 (3.20%) Selenium
10 11 (2.93%) Mercurial
10 11 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.13%) Bower
11 8 (2.13%) GitLab
11 8 (2.13%) Jasmine
11 8 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (2.13%) Protractor
11 8 (2.13%) Sublime Text
General
1 64 (17.07%) Finance
2 38 (10.13%) Banking
3 18 (4.80%) Games
4 11 (2.93%) Retail
5 5 (1.33%) Electronics
6 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.80%) Avionics
7 3 (0.80%) Local Government
7 3 (0.80%) Marketing
7 3 (0.80%) Military
8 2 (0.53%) Advertising
8 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 272 (72.53%) Developer
2 94 (25.07%) Java Developer
3 31 (8.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 24 (6.40%) .NET Developer
5 23 (6.13%) Analyst
5 23 (6.13%) Senior Developer
6 22 (5.87%) JavaScript Developer
7 21 (5.60%) C# Developer
7 21 (5.60%) Consultant
7 21 (5.60%) Oracle Developer
8 17 (4.53%) Scala Developer
8 17 (4.53%) Software Developer
9 16 (4.27%) HTML Developer
9 16 (4.27%) Web Developer
10 13 (3.47%) Oracle Consultant
10 13 (3.47%) ServiceNow Developer
11 11 (2.93%) Architect
11 11 (2.93%) HTML CSS Developer
11 11 (2.93%) UI Developer
12 10 (2.67%) SOA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (41.33%) HTML
2 144 (38.40%) Web Services
3 139 (37.07%) JSON
4 121 (32.27%) CSS
5 115 (30.67%) SOAP
6 87 (23.20%) jQuery
7 79 (21.07%) .NET
8 75 (20.00%) XSLT
9 74 (19.73%) HTML5
10 64 (17.07%) REST
11 60 (16.00%) Ajax
12 54 (14.40%) RESTful
13 40 (10.67%) AngularJS
14 38 (10.13%) WSDL
15 36 (9.60%) Spring
16 35 (9.33%) .NET Framework
17 34 (9.07%) J2EE
18 33 (8.80%) XSD
19 29 (7.73%) CSS3
20 28 (7.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.80%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.07%) User Experience
3 17 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.60%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.60%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.60%) PMI
7 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.07%) iPad
8 4 (1.07%) NHS
9 3 (0.80%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Replication
9 3 (0.80%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.53%) Interactive TV
10 2 (0.53%) IPTV
10 2 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.73%) Linux
2 55 (14.67%) Windows
3 26 (6.93%) Unix
4 18 (4.80%) Windows XP
5 15 (4.00%) AIX
5 15 (4.00%) Mac OS
5 15 (4.00%) Windows Vista
6 7 (1.87%) Android
6 7 (1.87%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.07%) Solaris
7 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (20.80%) TDD
3 64 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
3 64 (17.07%) OO
4 52 (13.87%) Scrum
5 50 (13.33%) MVC
5 50 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 44 (11.73%) SOA
7 43 (11.47%) OOP
8 41 (10.93%) Software Engineering
9 39 (10.40%) Front End Development
10 38 (10.13%) BDD
11 37 (9.87%) Web Design
12 35 (9.33%) High Availability
13 30 (8.00%) ITIL
14 29 (7.73%) Responsive Web Design
15 26 (6.93%) SDLC
16 24 (6.40%) E-Commerce
17 23 (6.13%) Waterfall
18 20 (5.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 188 (50.13%) Java
2 170 (45.33%) JavaScript
3 132 (35.20%) SQL
4 77 (20.53%) C#
5 37 (9.87%) C++
6 31 (8.27%) Scala
7 29 (7.73%) XPath
8 26 (6.93%) PL/SQL
9 20 (5.33%) Objective-C
10 18 (4.80%) T-SQL
11 17 (4.53%) C
12 14 (3.73%) VB.NET
13 12 (3.20%) VB
14 11 (2.93%) PHP
15 8 (2.13%) ES6
15 8 (2.13%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.13%) VBScript
16 7 (1.87%) VC++
16 7 (1.87%) XQuery
17 6 (1.60%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 47 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.47%) Degree
3 31 (8.27%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.93%) BC Cleared
5 6 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.33%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.80%) HND
8 3 (0.80%) ISEB
8 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.27%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.27%) MCP
10 1 (0.27%) MCSE
10 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.67%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.07%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.53%) CA Wily
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 98 (26.13%) Oracle
2 33 (8.80%) IBM
3 26 (6.93%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.13%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.40%) SAP
6 8 (2.13%) EPiServer
7 7 (1.87%) ATG
7 7 (1.87%) Perforce
8 6 (1.60%) Chordiant
8 6 (1.60%) hybris
8 6 (1.60%) webMethods
9 5 (1.33%) F5
9 5 (1.33%) HP
9 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.33%) Sun
10 4 (1.07%) Adobe
10 4 (1.07%) Appcelerator
10 4 (1.07%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.80%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.80%) Sybase
Liverpool, Merseyside
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £42.25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £45 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
aap3
Rate: £40 - £58 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £35 - £48 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £12 - £18 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 26 days ago