The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 16 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 Preston 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 20 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 5 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 4.67% 7.27% 11.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.15% 50.00% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
Average daily rate - £300 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.65 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +18.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
33 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 30.84% 14.55% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 37
Average daily rate £375 £300 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £130.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
Lancashire

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Preston

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) Ajax
1 8 (80.00%) jQuery
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 6 (60.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) MySQL
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) CMS
3 6 (60.00%) LAMP
3 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) UML
3 6 (60.00%) OOP
3 6 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (60.00%) JBoss
3 6 (60.00%) RUP
3 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (60.00%) MQSeries
3 6 (60.00%) Java RMI
3 6 (60.00%) OOD
3 6 (60.00%) QA
3 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (60.00%) Scala

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (60.00%) MQSeries
1 6 (60.00%) CMS
1 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (60.00%) Escenic
1 6 (60.00%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (60.00%) Big Data
2 6 (60.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) T4 Templates
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Programmer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Programmer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Developer Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Programmer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Java Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) Ajax
1 8 (80.00%) jQuery
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 6 (60.00%) Struts
2 6 (60.00%) EJB
2 6 (60.00%) CSS3
2 6 (60.00%) HTML5
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (60.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) Java RMI
2 6 (60.00%) LAMP
2 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (60.00%) Spring
2 6 (60.00%) JSF
3 2 (20.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) UML
1 6 (60.00%) OOP
1 6 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
1 6 (60.00%) RUP
1 6 (60.00%) OOD
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Scala
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 2 (20.00%) VB
5 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
1 6 (60.00%) JBoss