Period
to 18 October 2018

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 6 months to 18 October 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 71 35
Rank change year-on-year +23 -36 +28
Contract jobs citing XML 49 20 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.74% 1.57% 4.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.16% 5.88% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 64
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.03% -2.37%
10th Percentile £288 £310 £313
90th Percentile £439 £450 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £30.00 -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 439 340 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.49% 26.65% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 255 313
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £508 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £54.50 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.31% -1.54% +87.54%
10th Percentile £44.65 £30.00 £26.02
90th Percentile £62.35 £38.75 £36.63
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Cheshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +2 12 £346 - 5
Crewe - 11 £325 -
Chester +3 8 £400 - 3
Warrington +3 5 £400 - 4
Macclesfield -2 2 £325 -26.14%
Wilmslow - 1 £350 -
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 29 (59.18%) JSON
2 27 (55.10%) Java
3 24 (48.98%) SQL
4 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (34.69%) SOAP
6 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
7 12 (24.49%) REST
7 12 (24.49%) SDLC
7 12 (24.49%) Web Services
7 12 (24.49%) HTML
8 11 (22.45%) Scrum
9 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
9 10 (20.41%) Oracle
9 10 (20.41%) Python
9 10 (20.41%) Selenium
9 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
10 9 (18.37%) ETL
10 9 (18.37%) Subversion
11 8 (16.33%) Data Analysis
11 8 (16.33%) Project Management
11 8 (16.33%) OOD
11 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
11 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
11 8 (16.33%) Visualisation
12 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (14.29%) Unix
13 6 (12.24%) TDD
13 6 (12.24%) Finance

XML
Co-occurring 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 4 (8.16%) Apache
1 4 (8.16%) Confluence
1 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) Jetty
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) EngageOne
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.16%) GitHub
3 3 (6.12%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) Boomi
4 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.04%) IaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.04%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) SaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Slack
4 1 (2.04%) Taleo
4 1 (2.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) FTP
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (8.16%) Data Mining
3 3 (6.12%) Big Data
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.41%) Selenium
3 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.37%) Subversion
4 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.20%) JUnit
6 4 (8.16%) Android Studio
6 4 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (8.16%) JIRA
6 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.16%) Xcode
7 3 (6.12%) Bitbucket
7 3 (6.12%) Maven
7 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.08%) Gradle
8 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.08%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Data Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Android Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.16%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.16%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Data Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) iOS Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (59.18%) JSON
2 17 (34.69%) SOAP
3 12 (24.49%) HTML
3 12 (24.49%) REST
3 12 (24.49%) Web Services
4 4 (8.16%) .NET
4 4 (8.16%) Android SDK
4 4 (8.16%) Cocoa
5 3 (6.12%) EDI
5 3 (6.12%) JMS
5 3 (6.12%) jQuery
5 3 (6.12%) RESTful
6 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.08%) CSS
6 2 (4.08%) Java EE
6 2 (4.08%) JSP
6 2 (4.08%) Middleware
6 2 (4.08%) Node.js
6 2 (4.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Taxonomies
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Unix
2 6 (12.24%) Android
3 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
4 4 (8.16%) Mac OS X
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) SDLC
3 11 (22.45%) Scrum
4 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (18.37%) ETL
6 8 (16.33%) Data Analysis
6 8 (16.33%) OOD
6 8 (16.33%) Project Management
6 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (16.33%) Visualisation
7 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 6 (12.24%) SOA
8 6 (12.24%) TDD
9 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
9 5 (10.20%) Migration
9 5 (10.20%) OO
9 5 (10.20%) Statistics
10 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
10 4 (8.16%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 24 (48.98%) SQL
3 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.41%) Python
4 5 (10.20%) Perl
4 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.16%) Apple Swift
5 4 (8.16%) Kotlin
5 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
6 3 (6.12%) Scala
7 2 (4.08%) ANSI SQL
7 2 (4.08%) C#
8 1 (2.04%) Groovy
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.08%) PMO
2 2 (4.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Apple
2 4 (8.16%) Hyperion
2 4 (8.16%) Talend
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Google
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Twitter
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.04%) Sybase