Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 41 38
Rank change year-on-year -23 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 25 49 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.99% 3.77% 3.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.33% 15.41% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 39 61
Cheshire median daily rate £313 £413 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.24% -2.37% +20.71%
10th Percentile £236 £318 £305
90th Percentile £623 £663 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £42.13 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +0.30% +33.33% -3.20%

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 341 318 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.13% 24.48% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 242 353
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £288
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 15
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +12.55% -46.56%
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £38.50 £33.82
% change year-on-year -0.97% +13.84% +12.73%

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 January 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 January 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
Crewe - 6 £325 - 5
Knutsford -11 5 £275 -31.25% 2
Chester -5 3 £400 -3.03% 4
Macclesfield 0 2 £231 -28.85% 3
Warrington -5 1 £725 +26.09% 7
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
4 8 (32.00%) Oracle
4 8 (32.00%) JSON
5 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (28.00%) HTML
6 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
6 6 (24.00%) Ajax
6 6 (24.00%) jQuery
6 6 (24.00%) Reference Data
6 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) REST
7 5 (20.00%) Cash Management
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (20.00%) Taleo
7 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.00%) Web Services
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (20.00%) Workflow
7 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (16.00%) Apple Swift

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 5 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (12.00%) CMS
4 2 (8.00%) Apache Solr
4 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Taleo
2 4 (16.00%) Slack
2 4 (16.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SMS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Big Data
2 4 (16.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (16.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (16.00%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
1 4 (16.00%) Xcode
2 3 (12.00%) Gradle
2 3 (12.00%) JProfiler
2 3 (12.00%) JUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Data Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) iOS Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.00%) XML Architect
5 1 (4.00%) XML Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) JSON
2 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 6 (24.00%) Ajax
3 6 (24.00%) jQuery
3 6 (24.00%) REST
4 5 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) Cocoa
5 4 (16.00%) SOAP
6 3 (12.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) CSS3
6 3 (12.00%) J2EE
6 3 (12.00%) Spring
6 3 (12.00%) XHTML
6 3 (12.00%) XSLT
7 2 (8.00%) DOM
7 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.00%) HTML5
7 2 (8.00%) JPA
7 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (12.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.00%) State Machine
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) Cash Management
4 5 (20.00%) Workflow
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
5 4 (16.00%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (16.00%) Data Management
5 4 (16.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (16.00%) ETL
5 4 (16.00%) iOS Development
5 4 (16.00%) Master Data Management
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Quality Management
5 4 (16.00%) Reference Data Management
5 4 (16.00%) Statistics
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.00%) Apple Swift
4 4 (16.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) Ada
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Apple
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe
3 3 (12.00%) Perforce