The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 16 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 4.67% 5.61% 7.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.73% 17.14% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£363 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 - £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +1.14%
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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 Preston region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
22 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 20.56% 32.71% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 7
Average daily rate £375 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) DataPower
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) WSDL
3 4 (57.14%) SSL
3 4 (57.14%) XSD
3 4 (57.14%) XSLT
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) SNMP
4 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
5 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) XML Messaging
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) IMS/DB
6 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (14.29%) Aquila
6 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
6 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) PowerExchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) IMS/DB
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) PowerCenter
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) WSDL
1 4 (57.14%) XSD
1 4 (57.14%) XSLT
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) DataPower
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PL/1
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Aquila
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) webMethods
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Syncsort