The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 31 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing XML 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.35% 1.92% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.57% 4.95% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Median daily rate £300 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £395 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.90%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 137 101 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 50.93% 38.70% 33.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 70
Median daily rate £308 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Leicestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Leicestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +1 7 £300 -20.00% 1
Loughborough +4 1 £400 -
XML
East Midlands

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

1 14 (87.50%) C#
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) NUnit
3 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 7 (43.75%) XSLT
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
5 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
5 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (37.50%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 5 (31.25%) Moq
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (31.25%) Ajax
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
7 4 (25.00%) CMS
7 4 (25.00%) React
7 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 4 (25.00%) Node.js
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (25.00%) MSTest
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (12.50%) jQuery
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) NUnit
2 5 (31.25%) Moq
3 4 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) .NET Developer
3 7 (43.75%) C# Developer
4 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (37.50%) XML Developer
4 6 (37.50%) XML XSLT Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Sitecore Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) XSLT
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 5 (31.25%) Ajax
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (25.00%) Node.js
6 4 (25.00%) React
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery
8 1 (6.25%) HTML5
8 1 (6.25%) LESS
8 1 (6.25%) LINQ
8 1 (6.25%) REST
8 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) E-business
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
4 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.25%) webMethods