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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 2 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.06% 32.50% 20.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.52% 44.83% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 11
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
21 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 63.64% 72.50% 68.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 29
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
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 28 July 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 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (50.00%) XHTML
4 6 (50.00%) SOA
4 6 (50.00%) Ajax
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
6 4 (33.33%) VB
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (33.33%) Web Development
6 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
8 2 (16.67%) XSLT
8 2 (16.67%) Windows
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
8 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
8 2 (16.67%) JBoss
8 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Report Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) XHTML
3 6 (50.00%) Ajax
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) XSLT
6 2 (16.67%) JSON
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (16.67%) CSS3
6 2 (16.67%) JSF
7 1 (8.33%) WCF
7 1 (8.33%) WinForms
7 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
7 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) WURFL
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (16.67%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Document Management
4 2 (16.67%) SEO
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) VB
5 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) AccuRev
2 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 2 (16.67%) JBoss