The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford 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 27 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
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 22 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing XML 2 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 1.64% 2.24% 4.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.70% 8.82% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.98%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% -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 Bradford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 23 34 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 18.85% 25.37% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 23
Median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford 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 Bradford

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Bradford

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Bradford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bradford region with a requirement for XML.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WF
2 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford 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 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Extranet
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) OLTP
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WF
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft