The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 16 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11  
Contract jobs citing XML 24 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 11.37% 1.15% 18.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.00% 4.76% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 8
Median daily rate £289 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 - £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.23% -5.00%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 100 21 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 47.39% 24.14% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 15 22
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £281 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Belfast

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Belfast

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Belfast region with a requirement for XML.

1 24 (66.67%) JSON
2 23 (63.89%) JavaScript
3 19 (52.78%) HTML
3 19 (52.78%) SQL
4 18 (50.00%) CSS
5 16 (44.44%) Web Services
5 16 (44.44%) .NET
5 16 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (41.67%) HTML5
7 14 (38.89%) C#
7 14 (38.89%) MVC
7 14 (38.89%) Finance
8 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
8 13 (36.11%) AngularJS
9 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
9 11 (30.56%) Oracle
10 10 (27.78%) jQuery
11 9 (25.00%) WCF
11 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (25.00%) CRM
11 9 (25.00%) Siebel
11 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (25.00%) User Experience
12 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
13 7 (19.44%) Java
13 7 (19.44%) Banking
13 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
14 6 (16.67%) QA
14 6 (16.67%) JIRA
14 6 (16.67%) RESTful

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (5.56%) Apache Solr
1 2 (5.56%) Confluence
1 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.78%) Jetty
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Sumo Logic
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.78%) GitHub
3 1 (2.78%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 6 (16.67%) Big Data
4 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (11.11%) DB2
5 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
6 3 (8.33%) Apache Hive
7 2 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (5.56%) Endeca
7 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (2.78%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (2.78%) IDOL
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.56%) Ant
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (5.56%) Babel
4 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 2 (5.56%) JUnit
4 2 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (5.56%) Maven
4 2 (5.56%) PhantomJS
4 2 (5.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (91.67%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) .NET Developer
2 10 (27.78%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (25.00%) UI Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Angular Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Ab Initio Developer
5 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Big Data Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Python Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Java Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (66.67%) JSON
2 19 (52.78%) HTML
3 18 (50.00%) CSS
4 16 (44.44%) .NET
4 16 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 16 (44.44%) Web Services
5 15 (41.67%) HTML5
6 13 (36.11%) AngularJS
7 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
8 10 (27.78%) jQuery
9 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (25.00%) WCF
10 6 (16.67%) CSS3
10 6 (16.67%) RESTful
11 3 (8.33%) JMS
11 3 (8.33%) SAML
12 2 (5.56%) DOM
12 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
12 2 (5.56%) Spring
12 2 (5.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Smart Energy
3 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) MVC
2 9 (25.00%) CRM
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.11%) Metaprogramming
4 4 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
4 4 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Coaching
5 3 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (5.56%) Analytics
6 2 (5.56%) Case Management
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analytics
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.56%) Open Source
6 2 (5.56%) Process Management
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) TDD
6 2 (5.56%) Time Management
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) JavaScript
2 19 (52.78%) SQL
3 14 (38.89%) C#
4 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 7 (19.44%) Java
6 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 4 (11.11%) Korn
6 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.56%) ECMAScript
8 2 (5.56%) ES6
8 2 (5.56%) Python
8 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) HDFS
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Siebel
3 6 (16.67%) Twitter
4 4 (11.11%) Ab Initio
5 2 (5.56%) Actimize
5 2 (5.56%) Atlassian