Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 55 52
Rank change year-on-year -25 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing XML 60 126 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.04% 3.60% 2.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.59% 11.71% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 91 66
Manchester median daily rate £375 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.91% +18.85%
10th Percentile £277 £281 £283
90th Percentile £586 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Manchester median hourly rate £45.00 - £30.75
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £32.57
% change year-on-year +3.01% +27.42% -2.05%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1074 1076 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.57% 30.73% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 768 569
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £272
90th Percentile £538 £500 £514
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £389
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.32% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 28
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £16.55 £14.80 £10.93
90th Percentile £47.40 £44.25 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Manchester

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Manchester

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Manchester

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Manchester

XML
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +7 11 £400 -6.98%
Bolton -4 3 £250 -13.04%
Stockport -8 1 - - 2
XML
North West

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 Manchester region with a requirement for XML.

1 28 (46.67%) Web Services
2 25 (41.67%) JSON
3 23 (38.33%) Java
4 22 (36.67%) HTML
5 21 (35.00%) CSS
5 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (30.00%) Linux
6 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 18 (30.00%) JIRA
7 17 (28.33%) RESTful
8 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (25.00%) Windows
10 14 (23.33%) SQL
10 14 (23.33%) Software Engineering
10 14 (23.33%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (21.67%) Oracle
11 13 (21.67%) SOAP
12 12 (20.00%) .NET
12 12 (20.00%) XSLT
12 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 12 (20.00%) C#
12 12 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (20.00%) GitLab
12 12 (20.00%) GPG13
12 12 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
13 11 (18.33%) Software Architecture
14 10 (16.67%) DevOps
14 10 (16.67%) Ajax
15 9 (15.00%) Spring
15 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 14 (23.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.67%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Confluence
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.67%) WordPress
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.67%) ArchestrA
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) LaTeX
2 3 (5.00%) Camtasia
3 1 (1.67%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.67%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (11.67%) Amazon S3
2 7 (11.67%) GitHub
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) RTSP
2 2 (3.33%) AMQP
3 1 (1.67%) FTP
3 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.00%) DB2
4 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) OLAP
4 3 (5.00%) OLTP
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.00%) Star Schema
5 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) JIRA
2 12 (20.00%) GitLab
3 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.33%) JUnit
5 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.67%) Gradle
6 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.00%) Maven
7 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.33%) JProfiler
7 2 (3.33%) Mockito
7 2 (3.33%) ReSharper
7 2 (3.33%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.33%) Spock
8 1 (1.67%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.67%) ERwin
8 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Games
4 2 (3.33%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Author
5 5 (8.33%) Technical Author
6 4 (6.67%) Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Applications Developer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Web Applications Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Android Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (46.67%) Web Services
2 25 (41.67%) JSON
3 22 (36.67%) HTML
4 21 (35.00%) CSS
5 17 (28.33%) RESTful
6 13 (21.67%) SOAP
7 12 (20.00%) .NET
7 12 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (20.00%) XSLT
8 10 (16.67%) Ajax
9 9 (15.00%) Spring
10 8 (13.33%) HTML5
11 7 (11.67%) LINQ
12 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (10.00%) CSS3
12 6 (10.00%) Hibernate
12 6 (10.00%) J2EE
12 6 (10.00%) jQuery
12 6 (10.00%) Middleware
12 6 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) CMDB
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) RIA
5 1 (1.67%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Linux
2 15 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Android
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (18.33%) Software Architecture
5 10 (16.67%) DevOps
6 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
7 8 (13.33%) TDD
8 7 (11.67%) MVC
9 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.00%) ITIL
10 5 (8.33%) ETL
11 4 (6.67%) Analytics
11 4 (6.67%) Content Management
11 4 (6.67%) Data Analysis
11 4 (6.67%) Database Tuning
11 4 (6.67%) Migration
11 4 (6.67%) OO
11 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) Java
2 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (23.33%) SQL
4 12 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (10.00%) C++
5 6 (10.00%) XPath
6 4 (6.67%) Fortran
7 3 (5.00%) C
7 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.00%) XAML
8 2 (3.33%) Groovy
8 2 (3.33%) Python
9 1 (1.67%) ABAP
9 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) GPG13
2 5 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Kibana
2 7 (11.67%) logstash
3 6 (10.00%) Rancher
4 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.67%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) IBM
2 4 (6.67%) Sitecore
2 4 (6.67%) TIBCO
3 3 (5.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Perforce
5 1 (1.67%) Apple
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Wonderware
5 1 (1.67%) Zend