Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 35 56
Rank change year-on-year -29 +21 -21
Contract jobs citing XML 25 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.89% 4.51% 2.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.44% 17.69% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 54 50
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% +1.56% +10.34%
10th Percentile £247 £313 £310
90th Percentile £525 £525 £626
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +22.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £32.57
% change year-on-year +3.01% +27.42% -2.05%

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 336 373 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.36% 25.48% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 284 360
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £396
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.21% +16.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 - 5 £325 - 2
Knutsford -13 3 £275 -31.25% 2
Chester -15 3 £400 -3.03% 4
Macclesfield +3 2 £231 -36.21%
Warrington +6 1 - - 2
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) JSON
4 9 (36.00%) Web Services
5 8 (32.00%) HTML
6 7 (28.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
6 7 (28.00%) Ajax
7 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (24.00%) Workflow
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (24.00%) REST
8 5 (20.00%) CSS3
8 5 (20.00%) Cash Management
8 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (20.00%) CSS
8 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (20.00%) Taleo
8 5 (20.00%) jQuery

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
1 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (12.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (12.00%) 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%) Office 365
3 3 (12.00%) Slack
3 3 (12.00%) Trello
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (8.00%) PaaS
4 2 (8.00%) SaaS
4 2 (8.00%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (8.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
1 2 (8.00%) SMS
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
1 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) POP3
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (12.00%) Big Data
3 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (12.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (12.00%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JUnit
2 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Gradle
2 2 (8.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.00%) Subversion
2 2 (8.00%) Xcode
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) Mockito
3 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Data Analyst
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%) Agile Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Data Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) iOS Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) JSON
1 9 (36.00%) Web Services
2 8 (32.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) Ajax
4 6 (24.00%) REST
5 5 (20.00%) CSS
5 5 (20.00%) CSS3
5 5 (20.00%) jQuery
6 4 (16.00%) HTML5
6 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (12.00%) J2EE
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) Spring
7 3 (12.00%) XHTML
8 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.00%) Cocoa
8 2 (8.00%) JPA
8 2 (8.00%) OAuth
8 2 (8.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (12.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) State Machine
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (24.00%) Workflow
4 5 (20.00%) Cash Management
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (12.00%) Content Management
6 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (12.00%) Data Management
6 3 (12.00%) ETL
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Master Data Management
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (12.00%) SEO
6 3 (12.00%) Statistics
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) Apple Swift
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
5 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe
3 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.00%) Apple
4 2 (8.00%) Perforce
4 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.00%) EXASOL
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau
5 1 (4.00%) Talend