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 3 months to 27 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.

XML
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing XML 1 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.35% 5.38% 5.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.25% 38.46% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £300 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
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 Halifax with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 16 13 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 21.62% 13.98% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 8
Median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

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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

XML
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 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 Halifax region with a requirement for XML.

1 4 (57.14%) SAS
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Credit Risk
3 2 (28.57%) XML Schema
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) JPA
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) Node.js
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Web 2.0
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) JSF
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server

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 4 (57.14%) SAS
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Quality Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) XML Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) XML Developer
3 1 (14.29%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) XML Schema
1 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) JDBC
2 1 (14.29%) JPA
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) JSF
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Credit Risk
2 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Management
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (14.29%) QA