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 26 June 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 24 53
Rank change year-on-year -11 +29  
Contract jobs citing XML 22 68 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.45% 7.42% 2.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.95% 25.19% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 57 16
Median daily rate £440 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £344 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £570 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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 221 270 261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.64% 29.44% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 210 182
Median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -10 6 £463 +12.12% 2
Knutsford +5 4 £360 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £440 -
Warrington +8 1 - - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 21 (60.00%) Web Services
2 18 (51.43%) Java
2 18 (51.43%) JSON
3 14 (40.00%) SOAP
3 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (37.14%) Finance
5 12 (34.29%) HTML
5 12 (34.29%) J2EE
6 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
6 11 (31.43%) Banking
6 11 (31.43%) Spring
7 10 (28.57%) Ajax
7 10 (28.57%) RESTful
7 10 (28.57%) SQL
8 9 (25.71%) REST
9 8 (22.86%) Oracle
9 8 (22.86%) XSLT
10 7 (20.00%) CSS
10 7 (20.00%) WSDL
10 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (20.00%) Subversion
10 7 (20.00%) jQuery
10 7 (20.00%) AOP
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
11 6 (17.14%) JAX-WS
11 6 (17.14%) POJO
11 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
11 6 (17.14%) HTML5

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 (11.43%) SharePoint
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.86%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.86%) SAS
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.86%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.86%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) OneDrive
2 3 (8.57%) Yammer
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 2 (5.71%) SaaS
3 2 (5.71%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) Internet
3 2 (5.71%) Intranet
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) POP3
4 1 (2.86%) RS-232
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.71%) DB2
4 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.86%) Big Data
5 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.86%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (20.00%) Subversion
2 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) JUnit
2 4 (11.43%) Xcode
3 3 (8.57%) Gradle
4 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
4 2 (5.71%) JProfiler
4 2 (5.71%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) iOS Developer
4 4 (11.43%) XML Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Business Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Database Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) Web Services
2 18 (51.43%) JSON
3 14 (40.00%) SOAP
4 12 (34.29%) HTML
4 12 (34.29%) J2EE
5 11 (31.43%) Spring
6 10 (28.57%) Ajax
6 10 (28.57%) RESTful
7 9 (25.71%) REST
8 8 (22.86%) XSLT
9 7 (20.00%) CSS
9 7 (20.00%) jQuery
9 7 (20.00%) WSDL
10 6 (17.14%) CSS3
10 6 (17.14%) HTML5
10 6 (17.14%) JAXB
10 6 (17.14%) JAX-WS
10 6 (17.14%) JDBC
10 6 (17.14%) POJO
10 6 (17.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) User Experience
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Web 2.0
3 2 (5.71%) Derivative
3 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) CMDB
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) DataPower
4 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
1 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
1 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) AOP
2 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (17.14%) OO
3 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
3 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
4 5 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) TDD
4 5 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
5 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
5 4 (11.43%) iOS Development
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) Mobile Development
5 4 (11.43%) SOA
5 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.57%) High Availability
6 3 (8.57%) SEO
6 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 4 (11.43%) Apple Swift
6 4 (11.43%) Objective-C
7 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.71%) Perl
8 2 (5.71%) Python
9 1 (2.86%) C++
9 1 (2.86%) Groovy
9 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) COBIT
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.86%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) UAG
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Apple
2 4 (11.43%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Adobe
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.71%) Perforce
4 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.86%) Chordiant
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.86%) Informatica
5 1 (2.86%) Kony
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) Sybase
5 1 (2.86%) Yahoo!