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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 3 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XML 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 19.57% - 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 64.29% - 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £330 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £384 £369
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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
14 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 30.43% 23.47% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 15
Median daily rate £298 £210 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -55.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £325 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £47.33 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Preston region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Preston region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram in Preston

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) WinForms
5 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) VB6
6 3 (25.00%) WPF
6 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) VB
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (25.00%) XSD
6 3 (25.00%) XSLT
6 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
6 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (25.00%) Informatica
6 3 (25.00%) Rational Robot
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) PowerExchange
7 2 (16.67%) SGML
7 2 (16.67%) ETL
7 2 (16.67%) RDBMS

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 2 (16.67%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (25.00%) Rational Robot
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (8.33%) TestNG
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Informatica Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Author
4 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Author
5 1 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (33.33%) WinForms
3 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) WPF
3 3 (25.00%) XSD
3 3 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) SGML
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Ajax
5 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
5 1 (8.33%) LINQ
5 1 (8.33%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) SOLID
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) HND
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Informatica
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow