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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 62 42 25
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing XML 77 107 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.60% 4.07% 6.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.22% 14.38% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 64 115
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 £270 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
686 744 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 28.33% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 403 538
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 36
Average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.54 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 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 22 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 -15 33 £325 +8.33% 47
Cheshire +2 25 £325 -3.70% 17
Merseyside +7 10 £445 +39.60% 9
Lancashire -27 3 £374 +24.58% 3
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XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 108 (61.71%) HTML
2 100 (57.14%) CSS
3 99 (56.57%) JavaScript
4 89 (50.86%) C#
5 86 (49.14%) Web Services
6 74 (42.29%) .NET
7 73 (41.71%) SQL
8 69 (39.43%) Java
9 59 (33.71%) SQL Server
10 51 (29.14%) Oracle
11 45 (25.71%) ASP.NET
12 40 (22.86%) jQuery
13 36 (20.57%) Ajax
14 34 (19.43%) JSON
15 32 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (18.29%) XSLT
16 31 (17.71%) Linux
16 31 (17.71%) XHTML
16 31 (17.71%) TDD
17 29 (16.57%) SOAP
17 29 (16.57%) MVC
18 27 (15.43%) Scrum
18 27 (15.43%) WCF
19 26 (14.86%) Finance
20 23 (13.14%) HTML5
21 22 (12.57%) Unit Testing
21 22 (12.57%) Microsoft
21 22 (12.57%) PL/SQL
21 22 (12.57%) MySQL
22 21 (12.00%) T-SQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (8.57%) CMS
2 9 (5.14%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.57%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.00%) IIS
5 6 (3.43%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.43%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.86%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.86%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (2.86%) Escenic
6 5 (2.86%) Umbraco
7 4 (2.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (2.29%) AquaLogic
8 3 (1.71%) Apache
8 3 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.57%) Drupal
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.14%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.14%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.29%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.14%) Exstream
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.57%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.57%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.00%) HTTP
2 3 (1.71%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.14%) Intranet
3 2 (1.14%) Internet
4 1 (0.57%) FTP
4 1 (0.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (33.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.57%) MySQL
3 20 (11.43%) Oracle Database
4 18 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (6.29%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.29%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.86%) Big Data
8 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.29%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.29%) MS Access
10 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (10.29%) Subversion
2 16 (9.14%) Visual Studio
3 12 (6.86%) Eclipse
4 11 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.14%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.57%) Maven
7 4 (2.29%) JIRA
7 4 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.71%) JUnit
8 3 (1.71%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.14%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.14%) Selenium
9 2 (1.14%) Toad
9 2 (1.14%) Ant
10 1 (0.57%) NUnit
10 1 (0.57%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.57%) T4 Templates
10 1 (0.57%) Moq
General
1 26 (14.86%) Finance
2 6 (3.43%) Retail
3 5 (2.86%) Marketing
4 4 (2.29%) Advertising
5 3 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.14%) Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (84.57%) Developer
2 29 (16.57%) Java Developer
2 29 (16.57%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.00%) Web Developer
4 17 (9.71%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (6.29%) Analyst
6 11 (6.29%) Oracle Developer
6 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (5.14%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.57%) C# Web Developer
8 8 (4.57%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (4.00%) Applications Developer
9 7 (4.00%) Tester
9 7 (4.00%) PHP Developer
9 7 (4.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 6 (3.43%) CRM Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (61.71%) HTML
2 100 (57.14%) CSS
3 86 (49.14%) Web Services
4 74 (42.29%) .NET
5 45 (25.71%) ASP.NET
6 40 (22.86%) jQuery
7 36 (20.57%) Ajax
8 34 (19.43%) JSON
9 32 (18.29%) XSLT
10 31 (17.71%) XHTML
11 29 (16.57%) SOAP
12 27 (15.43%) WCF
13 23 (13.14%) HTML5
14 21 (12.00%) REST
15 18 (10.29%) J2EE
16 17 (9.71%) CSS3
16 17 (9.71%) .NET Framework
16 17 (9.71%) XSD
17 13 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (7.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.86%) Open Source
2 7 (4.00%) NHS
2 7 (4.00%) RIA
2 7 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.29%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.71%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.71%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.71%) Informatics
5 2 (1.14%) TRADACOMS
5 2 (1.14%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.14%) Wiki
5 2 (1.14%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.14%) Ontologies
5 2 (1.14%) W3C
6 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.57%) Derivative
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.71%) Linux
2 10 (5.71%) UNIX
3 7 (4.00%) Windows
4 5 (2.86%) Fedora
5 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.71%) CentOS
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.71%) TDD
3 29 (16.57%) MVC
4 27 (15.43%) Scrum
5 22 (12.57%) Unit Testing
6 17 (9.71%) OO
7 14 (8.00%) OOP
7 14 (8.00%) BDD
8 13 (7.43%) OOD
8 13 (7.43%) CRM
9 10 (5.71%) Web Design
9 10 (5.71%) Project Management
9 10 (5.71%) SOA
10 9 (5.14%) MVVM
10 9 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.57%) User Stories
11 8 (4.57%) Web Development
12 7 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
12 7 (4.00%) Integration Testing
13 6 (3.43%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (56.57%) JavaScript
2 89 (50.86%) C#
3 73 (41.71%) SQL
4 69 (39.43%) Java
5 22 (12.57%) PL/SQL
6 21 (12.00%) T-SQL
7 19 (10.86%) PHP
8 14 (8.00%) C++
8 14 (8.00%) Python
8 14 (8.00%) Scala
9 13 (7.43%) XPath
9 13 (7.43%) Ruby
10 10 (5.71%) VB.NET
11 7 (4.00%) VB
11 7 (4.00%) Apex Code
12 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.43%) C
13 5 (2.86%) VBScript
13 5 (2.86%) PHP5
14 4 (2.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (7.43%) Degree
2 5 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) QA
2 6 (3.43%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.71%) HL7
4 2 (1.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (29.14%) Oracle
2 22 (12.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.57%) JBoss
4 7 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.86%) Adobe
5 5 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.29%) BEA
7 2 (1.14%) Ceridian
7 2 (1.14%) HP
7 2 (1.14%) SAP
8 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.57%) IBM
8 1 (0.57%) Open Text
8 1 (0.57%) Twitter
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