The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 18 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing XML 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.79% 6.90% 3.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.45% 37.50% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.23 £40.25
% change year-on-year
-8.90% -10.00%
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
31 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 27.68% 18.39% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 13
Median daily rate £360 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £538 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for XML.

1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) VC++
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
5 2 (18.18%) WPF
5 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) Avionics
5 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (18.18%) SOLID
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) VB6
5 2 (18.18%) WinForms

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Rational Robot
General
1 2 (18.18%) Avionics
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
1 2 (18.18%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
3 2 (18.18%) SGML
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) WinForms
3 2 (18.18%) WPF
3 2 (18.18%) XSD
3 2 (18.18%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) OO
2 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
2 2 (18.18%) SOLID
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Data Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Information Management
3 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) VC++
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) VB6
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow