The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 15 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Contract jobs citing XML 6 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.83% 14.57% 9.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.65% 40.00% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 14
Median daily rate £430 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +3.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 34 55 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 33.01% 36.42% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 47
Median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Chester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for XML.

1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) RESTful
3 8 (57.14%) JSON
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) J2EE
4 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (42.86%) Web Services
6 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
7 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
7 4 (28.57%) Node.js
7 4 (28.57%) Spring
7 4 (28.57%) OO
7 4 (28.57%) C#
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
7 4 (28.57%) Apache Camel
7 4 (28.57%) DevOps
8 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
8 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
8 3 (21.43%) JAXB
8 3 (21.43%) PHP
8 3 (21.43%) MySQL
8 3 (21.43%) HTML
8 3 (21.43%) CSS
8 3 (21.43%) JDBC
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
2 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (21.43%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Angular Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (21.43%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (21.43%) HTML Developer
4 3 (21.43%) XML Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) RESTful
2 8 (57.14%) JSON
3 7 (50.00%) J2EE
4 6 (42.86%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) Apache Camel
5 4 (28.57%) Node.js
5 4 (28.57%) Spring
6 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) JAXB
6 3 (21.43%) JAX-WS
6 3 (21.43%) JDBC
6 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 3 (21.43%) POJO
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (21.43%) WSDL
6 3 (21.43%) XSLT
7 2 (14.29%) JiBX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) OO
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) AOP
4 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (7.14%) Kanban
5 1 (7.14%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Groovy
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) IBM
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle