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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 40 79 63
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -16
Contract jobs citing XML 166 73 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.24% 1.98% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.79% 8.78% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 49 39
Median daily rate £400 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.89%
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
933 831 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.83% 22.56% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 531 407
Median daily rate £399 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +27 68 £413 +10.00% 11
Manchester +25 60 £400 -5.88% 37
Merseyside +2 14 £400 +14.28% 4
Lancashire -5 8 £475 +31.03% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for XML.

1 233 (56.55%) Java
2 204 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (47.09%) JavaScript
4 170 (41.26%) Web Services
5 156 (37.86%) JSON
6 153 (37.14%) HTML
7 148 (35.92%) SQL
7 148 (35.92%) SOAP
8 145 (35.19%) Oracle
9 143 (34.71%) CSS
10 105 (25.49%) HTTP
11 92 (22.33%) TDD
12 91 (22.09%) Finance
13 89 (21.60%) Spring
14 85 (20.63%) REST
15 80 (19.42%) IBM
16 76 (18.45%) J2EE
17 75 (18.20%) JDBC
18 72 (17.48%) jQuery
19 71 (17.23%) XSLT
20 70 (16.99%) Banking
21 68 (16.50%) Linux
22 65 (15.78%) C#
23 64 (15.53%) RESTful
24 63 (15.29%) HTML5
24 63 (15.29%) Middleware
24 63 (15.29%) High Availability
25 62 (15.05%) JBoss
26 60 (14.56%) .NET
26 60 (14.56%) MVC

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (15.05%) JBoss
2 44 (10.68%) Tomcat
3 43 (10.44%) Apache
4 41 (9.95%) WebSphere
5 14 (3.40%) ATG Dynamo
5 14 (3.40%) WebLogic
5 14 (3.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (2.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (2.43%) Oracle Service Bus
7 9 (2.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (1.94%) CICS
9 5 (1.21%) Confluence
9 5 (1.21%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.97%) iPlanet
10 4 (0.97%) Node.js
10 4 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.97%) SAS
10 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Magento
1 5 (1.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (1.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.73%) SaaS
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.49%) Google Play
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (25.49%) HTTP
2 7 (1.70%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.46%) Internet
4 3 (0.73%) Firewall
4 3 (0.73%) SSL
5 2 (0.49%) AMQP
5 2 (0.49%) FTP
5 2 (0.49%) Intranet
5 2 (0.49%) Network Security
5 2 (0.49%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) Extranet
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.17%) MySQL
2 43 (10.44%) Oracle Database
3 33 (8.01%) SQL Server
4 32 (7.77%) NoSQL
4 32 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.91%) DB2
8 11 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (2.43%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle Discoverer
13 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (11.89%) JIRA
2 40 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.71%) Subversion
3 34 (8.25%) JUnit
4 27 (6.55%) Jenkins
5 25 (6.07%) Selenium
6 21 (5.10%) Visual Studio
7 19 (4.61%) Maven
8 18 (4.37%) Cucumber
9 15 (3.64%) Ant
10 14 (3.40%) ClearCase
11 12 (2.91%) WebDriver
12 10 (2.43%) Mercurial
12 10 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.94%) Mockito
13 8 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (1.46%) HP UFT
15 5 (1.21%) Checkstyle
15 5 (1.21%) PeopleTools
15 5 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 91 (22.09%) Finance
2 70 (16.99%) Banking
3 17 (4.13%) Retail
4 10 (2.43%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.70%) Games
7 5 (1.21%) Electronics
8 3 (0.73%) Advertising
8 3 (0.73%) Avionics
8 3 (0.73%) International Banking
8 3 (0.73%) Local Government
8 3 (0.73%) Military
9 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 298 (72.33%) Developer
2 131 (31.80%) Java Developer
3 36 (8.74%) Senior Developer
4 28 (6.80%) Architect
5 26 (6.31%) Analyst
6 24 (5.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 22 (5.34%) JavaScript Developer
7 22 (5.34%) XML Developer
8 21 (5.10%) .NET Developer
8 21 (5.10%) Software Developer
9 19 (4.61%) Web Developer
10 18 (4.37%) HTML Developer
10 18 (4.37%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (3.88%) Scala Developer
12 15 (3.64%) C# Developer
12 15 (3.64%) Technical Leader
13 14 (3.40%) Applications Developer
13 14 (3.40%) ServiceNow Developer
13 14 (3.40%) Test Analyst
14 13 (3.16%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (41.26%) Web Services
2 156 (37.86%) JSON
3 153 (37.14%) HTML
4 148 (35.92%) SOAP
5 143 (34.71%) CSS
6 89 (21.60%) Spring
7 85 (20.63%) REST
8 76 (18.45%) J2EE
9 75 (18.20%) JDBC
10 72 (17.48%) jQuery
11 71 (17.23%) XSLT
12 64 (15.53%) RESTful
13 63 (15.29%) HTML5
13 63 (15.29%) Middleware
14 60 (14.56%) .NET
15 59 (14.32%) Ajax
16 45 (10.92%) CSS3
17 44 (10.68%) JSP
18 42 (10.19%) Apache Camel
19 35 (8.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.07%) Computer Science
2 22 (5.34%) User Experience
3 17 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.16%) Online Banking
6 9 (2.18%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.94%) PMI
8 7 (1.70%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.70%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.21%) IVR
10 4 (0.97%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.97%) iPad
10 4 (0.97%) NHS
11 3 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.73%) Replication
11 3 (0.73%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.49%) Clustering
12 2 (0.49%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 68 (16.50%) Linux
2 27 (6.55%) Windows
3 17 (4.13%) Unix
4 6 (1.46%) Android
4 6 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.97%) AIX
5 4 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.73%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (22.33%) TDD
3 63 (15.29%) High Availability
4 60 (14.56%) MVC
5 53 (12.86%) Web Development
6 50 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (12.14%) Scrum
7 49 (11.89%) SOA
8 48 (11.65%) BDD
8 48 (11.65%) Software Engineering
9 45 (10.92%) Unit Testing
10 41 (9.95%) E-Commerce
11 39 (9.47%) Web Design
12 38 (9.22%) Waterfall
13 37 (8.98%) OO
14 36 (8.74%) Front End Development
15 32 (7.77%) Integration Testing
16 31 (7.52%) Responsive Web Design
17 28 (6.80%) SDLC
18 27 (6.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 233 (56.55%) Java
2 194 (47.09%) JavaScript
3 148 (35.92%) SQL
4 65 (15.78%) C#
5 47 (11.41%) PL/SQL
6 44 (10.68%) C++
7 27 (6.55%) C
8 25 (6.07%) Scala
9 22 (5.34%) Ruby
10 20 (4.85%) XPath
11 19 (4.61%) PHP
12 14 (3.40%) VB
13 12 (2.91%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.91%) VB.NET
14 9 (2.18%) Python
15 8 (1.94%) Assembly Language
15 8 (1.94%) COBOL
15 8 (1.94%) VC++
16 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.55%) Degree
3 14 (3.40%) BC Cleared
4 12 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.94%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.46%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.21%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.97%) ISEB
9 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.49%) MCP
10 2 (0.49%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.49%) PhD
10 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.24%) HND
11 1 (0.24%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.67%) QA
2 7 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (0.97%) CA Wily
2 4 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.73%) Nagios
3 3 (0.73%) Puppet
3 3 (0.73%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 145 (35.19%) Oracle
2 80 (19.42%) IBM
3 25 (6.07%) ServiceNow
4 18 (4.37%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.40%) ATG
6 13 (3.16%) HP
7 8 (1.94%) Chordiant
7 8 (1.94%) Perforce
8 6 (1.46%) Sybase
8 6 (1.46%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.21%) Endeca
9 5 (1.21%) hybris
9 5 (1.21%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.21%) Sun
9 5 (1.21%) Talend
10 4 (0.97%) CA
10 4 (0.97%) webMethods
11 3 (0.73%) Lotus
11 3 (0.73%) Splunk
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