The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 10 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 3 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 10.34% 10.87% 34.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 20.83% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -17.80%
XML
Staffordshire

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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
18 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 62.07% 52.17% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 33
Average daily rate £338 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) JSF
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) OOD
3 2 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
4 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 3 (50.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architect
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) JSF
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle