The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 28 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 26 38
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12  
Contract jobs citing XML 5 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.58% 4.55% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.67% 17.50% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 3
Median daily rate £349 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £325 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £600 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% -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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 107 80 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 33.75% 25.97% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 30
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £400
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 £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Merseyside

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Merseyside over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Merseyside

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Merseyside

XML
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Liverpool -7 4 £360 -10.00% 1
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for XML.

1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) .NET
4 7 (26.92%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) SOA
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Firewall
5 6 (23.08%) XSLT
5 6 (23.08%) VBScript
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) jQuery
6 5 (19.23%) Web Services
7 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 4 (15.38%) Internet
7 4 (15.38%) Workflow
7 4 (15.38%) WF
7 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) SDLC

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (11.54%) InfoPath
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) Extranet
3 3 (11.54%) Intranet
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (11.54%) LSMW
3 2 (7.69%) JDeveloper
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) JMeter
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) XSLT
3 5 (19.23%) jQuery
3 5 (19.23%) Web Services
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 4 (15.38%) WF
5 3 (11.54%) BAPI
5 3 (11.54%) CSS
5 3 (11.54%) HTML
5 3 (11.54%) JSON
6 2 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (7.69%) J2EE
6 2 (7.69%) REST
6 2 (7.69%) SOAP
6 2 (7.69%) XML Messaging
6 2 (7.69%) XSD
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.85%) RESTful
7 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.85%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Data Structures
2 3 (11.54%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Android
3 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) SOA
2 4 (15.38%) SDLC
2 4 (15.38%) Workflow
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Analytics
3 3 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (11.54%) Data Mapping
3 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Data Transformation
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) OO
4 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Open Source
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 6 (23.08%) VBScript
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (7.69%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Google
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Nintex
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Software AG
3 2 (7.69%) webMethods