The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Stoke-on-Trent region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 6 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 22.73% 32.00% 18.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.48% 50.00% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.65 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +18.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
23 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 52.27% 64.00% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 14
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
Staffordshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) VB
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Ajax
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (36.36%) Web Development
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (36.36%) XHTML
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (18.18%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (18.18%) JSF
6 2 (18.18%) WinForms
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) ColdFusion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Ajax
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (36.36%) XHTML
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (18.18%) JSON
5 2 (18.18%) JSF
5 2 (18.18%) WinForms
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) XSD
5 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
6 1 (9.09%) Apache Flex
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (9.09%) WF
6 1 (9.09%) REST
6 1 (9.09%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
3 2 (18.18%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) VB
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
5 1 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) LotusScript
5 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) Business Objects
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) DevExpress
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