The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Northern Ireland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 20 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 1 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.87% 4.98% 6.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 10.29% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate - £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 136 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.00% 48.40% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 94 11
Average daily rate £356 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
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XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Northern Ireland region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Northern Ireland region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

XML
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - - - - 2
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (66.67%) C#
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (55.56%) OOD
2 5 (55.56%) SOA
2 5 (55.56%) EDRMS
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) Data Management
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Swing
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
4 1 (11.11%) TDD

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) EDRMS
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 5 (55.56%) Senior C# Developer
3 5 (55.56%) Senior Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Java Swing Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) Swing
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
4 1 (11.11%) LESS
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) OOD
1 5 (55.56%) SOA
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Facebook
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter
1 1 (11.11%) Google