Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 20 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
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 16 35
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 7 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 6.54% 7.91% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 50.00% 26.56% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 0
Halifax median daily rate £340 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.74% - -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -70.00% +400.00%

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 Halifax with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 14 64 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 13.08% 29.77% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 56 32
Halifax median daily rate £340 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -23.53% -
10th Percentile £307 £283 £314
90th Percentile £455 £438 £500
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Halifax median hourly rate - - £10.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - -63.55% +12.24%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Halifax

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Halifax

For the 6 months to 20 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 Halifax region with a requirement for XML.

1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) SSH
3 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Web 2.0
3 2 (28.57%) JMS
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (28.57%) JDBC
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) Presales
3 2 (28.57%) DataPower
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LDAP
1 2 (28.57%) SSH
1 2 (28.57%) SSL
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Finance Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Financial Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Financial Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Insurance Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Portal Developer
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Insurance Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) JDBC
1 2 (28.57%) JMS
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) DataPower
1 2 (28.57%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Presales
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM