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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 21 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.20% 10.71% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.00% 36.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £230 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
- +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +17.18%

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
20 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 21.98% 29.76% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 16
Median daily rate £313 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 25 February 2017, 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 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (41.67%) WinForms
3 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (25.00%) VB6
5 3 (25.00%) VB
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) XSD
5 3 (25.00%) XSLT
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
5 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse

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%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
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 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .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%) Analyst Developer
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 WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) XML Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
2 5 (41.67%) WinForms
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) WPF
3 3 (25.00%) XSD
3 3 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (16.67%) Ajax
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (16.67%) SGML
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
5 1 (8.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) OOD
3 2 (16.67%) SOLID
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) HND
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Informatica
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft