The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
North West / Cheshire
Rank 40 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7  
Contract jobs citing XML 13 65 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.42% 6.69% 5.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.61% 24.71% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 34
Median daily rate £428 £420 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +13.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 263 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.12% 27.09% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 189 163
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Cheshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Cheshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Cheshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -6 6 £430 +7.50% 2
Warrington +6 1 £500 +24.84%
Knutsford +1 1 £338 -20.58% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Northwich - 1 £350 -
XML
North West

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 19 (47.50%) Java
1 19 (47.50%) Web Services
2 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) JSON
4 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (35.00%) J2EE
5 12 (30.00%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) SOAP
6 11 (27.50%) Finance
6 11 (27.50%) RESTful
7 10 (25.00%) MongoDB
8 9 (22.50%) NoSQL
8 9 (22.50%) HTML
8 9 (22.50%) Oracle
9 8 (20.00%) CSS
9 8 (20.00%) Windows
9 8 (20.00%) SOA
9 8 (20.00%) Middleware
9 8 (20.00%) REST
9 8 (20.00%) jQuery
9 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
10 7 (17.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (17.50%) Unix
10 7 (17.50%) DB2
10 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.50%) C#
11 6 (15.00%) Linux
11 6 (15.00%) Big Data
11 6 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (17.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.00%) CMS
4 2 (5.00%) JBoss
4 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.50%) SAS
5 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) RS-232
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (22.50%) NoSQL
3 7 (17.50%) DB2
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (15.00%) Big Data
4 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.50%) MySQL
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.50%) PowerCenter
7 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
7 1 (2.50%) Spotfire
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Selenium
2 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Subversion
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) JMeter
3 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.00%) LoadUI
3 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.50%) Gradle
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) JUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Log4j
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Angular Developer
5 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (7.50%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) HTML Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Principal Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) XML Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Junior
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Automation Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) Web Services
2 17 (42.50%) JSON
3 14 (35.00%) J2EE
4 11 (27.50%) RESTful
4 11 (27.50%) SOAP
5 9 (22.50%) HTML
6 8 (20.00%) CSS
6 8 (20.00%) jQuery
6 8 (20.00%) Middleware
6 8 (20.00%) REST
7 6 (15.00%) Spring
7 6 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (12.50%) Ajax
8 5 (12.50%) WSDL
9 4 (10.00%) Apache Camel
9 4 (10.00%) Node.js
9 4 (10.00%) XHTML
9 4 (10.00%) XSLT
10 3 (7.50%) CSS3
10 3 (7.50%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) DataPower
3 1 (2.50%) Derivative
3 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) PMI
3 1 (2.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Unix
3 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 5 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (20.00%) SOA
3 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.00%) Front End Development
4 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 5 (12.50%) DevOps
5 5 (12.50%) Microservices
5 5 (12.50%) OO
5 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.00%) AOP
6 4 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) TDD
6 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.00%) Workflow
7 3 (7.50%) BDD
7 3 (7.50%) Business Transformation
7 3 (7.50%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Java
2 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.00%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) Groovy
7 2 (5.00%) Perl
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby
8 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) HND
2 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Adobe
2 3 (7.50%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) Chordiant
4 1 (2.50%) Google
4 1 (2.50%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.50%) Informatica
4 1 (2.50%) Kony
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Sybase
4 1 (2.50%) Yahoo!