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 23 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 9 30
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21  
Contract jobs citing XML 6 41 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.20% 18.98% 2.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.84% 53.95% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 39 2
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +9.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £335 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £34.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.35% -7.33%  

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 61 76 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 42.66% 35.19% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 38
Median daily rate £450 £453 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.55% +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.15 £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.09% -38.88%  
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 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

XML
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

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for XML.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) RESTful
3 8 (66.67%) Spring
3 8 (66.67%) J2EE
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 7 (58.33%) JSON
5 6 (50.00%) JAX-WS
5 6 (50.00%) AOP
5 6 (50.00%) XSLT
5 6 (50.00%) WSDL
5 6 (50.00%) JDBC
5 6 (50.00%) SOAP
5 6 (50.00%) JAXB
5 6 (50.00%) POJO
6 5 (41.67%) JiBX
6 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (41.67%) Banking
7 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Finance
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
8 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (16.67%) JIRA
9 2 (16.67%) WebSphere

XML
Co-occurring 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 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
1 10 (83.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) XML Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Business Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Database Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) RESTful
2 8 (66.67%) J2EE
2 8 (66.67%) Spring
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) JSON
4 6 (50.00%) JAXB
4 6 (50.00%) JAX-WS
4 6 (50.00%) JDBC
4 6 (50.00%) POJO
4 6 (50.00%) SOAP
4 6 (50.00%) WSDL
4 6 (50.00%) XSLT
5 5 (41.67%) JiBX
6 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
7 2 (16.67%) Node.js
8 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
8 1 (8.33%) JDOM
8 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Derivative
1 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (8.33%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) AOP
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (8.33%) EMIR
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle