Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 53 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 -26 +23
Contract jobs citing XML 47 38 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.45% 3.06% 6.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.11% 9.31% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 92
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59% +12.67%
10th Percentile £263 £331 £313
90th Percentile £438 £479 £525
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +4.07% -6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £30.00 -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% -1.16% -6.70%

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 465 408 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.14% 32.85% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 314 410
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £268 £294 £275
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 14
Cheshire median hourly rate - £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +85.64%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -4 9 £425 +18.06% 1
Crewe - 9 £350 - 2
Macclesfield +9 8 £325 -26.14% 3
Chester -11 5 £400 -6.98% 4
Warrington 0 3 £400 -20.00% 1
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 31 (65.96%) Java
2 25 (53.19%) JavaScript
3 24 (51.06%) JSON
4 21 (44.68%) SQL
5 18 (38.30%) Test Automation
6 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (29.79%) jQuery
8 12 (25.53%) Selenium
8 12 (25.53%) Ajax
8 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
8 12 (25.53%) SOAP
8 12 (25.53%) Python
9 11 (23.40%) HTML
9 11 (23.40%) J2EE
10 10 (21.28%) Web Services
10 10 (21.28%) Unix
10 10 (21.28%) OO
10 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
10 10 (21.28%) SDLC
11 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Analytics
11 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
11 9 (19.15%) CSS
11 9 (19.15%) Finance
12 8 (17.02%) Data Analysis
12 8 (17.02%) Spring
12 8 (17.02%) ETL
12 8 (17.02%) Confluence
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.02%) JIRA

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 8 (17.02%) Confluence
2 7 (14.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (8.51%) CMS
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.26%) JBoss
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) IIS
6 1 (2.13%) Jetty
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) HipChat
2 1 (2.13%) EngageOne
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) BrowserStack
2 4 (8.51%) GitHub
3 3 (6.38%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (6.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) Boomi
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.13%) npm
4 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Serverless
4 1 (2.13%) Slack
4 1 (2.13%) Taleo
4 1 (2.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon Redshift
1 5 (10.64%) Big Data
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (8.51%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
1 12 (25.53%) Selenium
2 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
3 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
4 8 (17.02%) JIRA
5 6 (12.77%) Gradle
5 6 (12.77%) JUnit
6 5 (10.64%) Eclipse
6 5 (10.64%) JProfiler
6 5 (10.64%) Maven
6 5 (10.64%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.51%) Bitbucket
8 2 (4.26%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.26%) MSI
8 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.26%) Travis CI
8 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.13%) Geb
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Tester
4 6 (12.77%) Data Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.51%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Data Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Author
8 2 (4.26%) Content Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Web Author
8 2 (4.26%) Web Content Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (51.06%) JSON
2 14 (29.79%) jQuery
3 12 (25.53%) Ajax
3 12 (25.53%) SOAP
4 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 11 (23.40%) J2EE
5 10 (21.28%) Web Services
6 9 (19.15%) CSS
7 8 (17.02%) Spring
8 7 (14.89%) REST
9 6 (12.77%) XSLT
10 5 (10.64%) .NET
10 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
10 5 (10.64%) HTML5
10 5 (10.64%) JPA
10 5 (10.64%) RESTful
10 5 (10.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (8.51%) CSS3
11 4 (8.51%) DOM
11 4 (8.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (8.51%) Taxonomies
1 4 (8.51%) User Experience
1 4 (8.51%) Web 2.0
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Unix
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Test Automation
2 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) OO
3 10 (21.28%) SDLC
4 9 (19.15%) Analytics
4 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.02%) Data Analysis
5 8 (17.02%) ETL
6 7 (14.89%) Data Modelling
6 7 (14.89%) Migration
7 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.64%) RAD
8 5 (10.64%) SEO
8 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.51%) Data Architecture
9 4 (8.51%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (8.51%) Statistics
9 4 (8.51%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) Java
2 25 (53.19%) JavaScript
3 21 (44.68%) SQL
4 12 (25.53%) Python
5 5 (10.64%) Perl
5 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.38%) C#
6 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.38%) Scala
7 2 (4.26%) ANSI SQL
7 2 (4.26%) Java 8
7 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.13%) Groovy
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.26%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Salt
2 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Adobe
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Perforce
3 4 (8.51%) Hyperion
3 4 (8.51%) IBM
3 4 (8.51%) Talend
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.38%) Splunk
4 3 (6.38%) Tealium
5 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.26%) Cloudera
5 2 (4.26%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) Infoblox
5 2 (4.26%) McAfee
5 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.26%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) Twitter
6 1 (2.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft