The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 April 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3  
Contract jobs citing XML 4 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.65% 5.75% 4.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.00% 20.31% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £360 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £568 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% -5.00%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 80 64 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 32.92% 28.32% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 27
Median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Liverpool

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Liverpool

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

1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) LSMW
6 2 (12.50%) SOAP
6 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) JMeter
6 2 (12.50%) BAPI
6 2 (12.50%) webMethods
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JDeveloper
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JMeter
1 2 (12.50%) LSMW
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Python Developer
3 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Data Migration Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) BAPI
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
3 2 (12.50%) XSD
3 2 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (6.25%) Ajax
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (6.25%) SAML
4 1 (6.25%) WebCenter
4 1 (6.25%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Software AG
2 2 (12.50%) webMethods