Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 2018 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 24 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 23 64 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.78% 11.81% 3.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.29% 30.92% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 53 6
Belfast median daily rate £412 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% - -
10th Percentile £406 £332 £263
90th Percentile £446 £438 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £413 £413
% change year-on-year -0.12% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Belfast median hourly rate - - £14.25
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £14.25

XML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 133 207 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 39.23% 38.19% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 162 30
Belfast median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +5.81%
10th Percentile £313 £327 £262
90th Percentile £513 £475 £458
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 - £12.13
10th Percentile £31.50 - £10.00
90th Percentile £34.50 - £14.36
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 - £12.13

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for XML.

1 22 (95.65%) JavaScript
1 22 (95.65%) SQL
2 21 (91.30%) Java
2 21 (91.30%) Oracle
2 21 (91.30%) WebSphere
3 20 (86.96%) RESTful
3 20 (86.96%) Finance
3 20 (86.96%) Ajax
3 20 (86.96%) DB2
3 20 (86.96%) CSS
3 20 (86.96%) JSP
3 20 (86.96%) RDBMS
3 20 (86.96%) Relational Database
4 19 (82.61%) Banking
5 18 (78.26%) AngularJS
6 17 (73.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 17 (73.91%) Gherkin
6 17 (73.91%) Backbone.js
6 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (73.91%) TDD
6 17 (73.91%) Cucumber
6 17 (73.91%) Test Automation
6 17 (73.91%) MVC
6 17 (73.91%) Struts
6 17 (73.91%) Web Services
6 17 (73.91%) Eclipse
6 17 (73.91%) JUnit
7 16 (69.57%) WebLogic
7 16 (69.57%) Project Management
7 16 (69.57%) Time Management

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 21 (91.30%) WebSphere
2 16 (69.57%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Actimize
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (86.96%) DB2
1 20 (86.96%) RDBMS
1 20 (86.96%) Relational Database
2 16 (69.57%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Cucumber
1 17 (73.91%) Eclipse
1 17 (73.91%) JUnit
2 16 (69.57%) Bower
2 16 (69.57%) Grunt
2 16 (69.57%) Jasmine
General
1 20 (86.96%) Finance
2 19 (82.61%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 21 (91.30%) Java Developer
3 13 (56.52%) Senior Developer
3 13 (56.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Report Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) Ajax
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
1 20 (86.96%) JSP
1 20 (86.96%) RESTful
2 18 (78.26%) AngularJS
3 17 (73.91%) Backbone.js
3 17 (73.91%) Gherkin
3 17 (73.91%) Struts
3 17 (73.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 17 (73.91%) Web Services
4 16 (69.57%) Hibernate
4 16 (69.57%) Spring
4 16 (69.57%) Spring Batch
4 16 (69.57%) Spring Integration
5 4 (17.39%) EJB
5 4 (17.39%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (17.39%) Java EE
5 4 (17.39%) JMS
5 4 (17.39%) React
5 4 (17.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (73.91%) MVC
1 17 (73.91%) TDD
1 17 (73.91%) Test Automation
2 16 (69.57%) Project Management
2 16 (69.57%) Time Management
2 16 (69.57%) Waterfall
3 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
3 4 (17.39%) ETL
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) API Development
4 1 (4.35%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) OO
4 1 (4.35%) Pattern Matching
4 1 (4.35%) RAD
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) JavaScript
1 22 (95.65%) SQL
2 21 (91.30%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) IBM