The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 29 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 20 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing XML 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 4.00% 2.74% 2.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.96% 7.02% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £300 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £410 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.23
% change year-on-year +23.07% -10.28%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 67 57 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 44.67% 39.04% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 107 198
Median daily rate £315 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.51% -  
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 Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Leicester

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Leicester

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Leicester region with a requirement for XML.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) NUnit
3 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (57.14%) React
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (57.14%) MSTest
4 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
4 4 (57.14%) Node.js
4 4 (57.14%) Ajax
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) CMS
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) Automotive
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) XSD
6 1 (14.29%) XSL

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) MSTest
3 1 (14.29%) Moq
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Sitecore Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) Ajax
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
3 4 (57.14%) Node.js
3 4 (57.14%) React
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) XSD
4 1 (14.29%) XSL
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore