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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 19 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.82% 8.93% 4.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.00% 55.56% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £440 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.02%
XML
Lancashire

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
25 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.73% 16.07% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 22
Average daily rate £200 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +29.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) IMS/DB
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (50.00%) Aquila
2 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Syncsort
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PL/1

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) IMS/DB
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Supply Chain Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) PL/1
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Aquila
2 1 (50.00%) Syncsort
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec