Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 18 26
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 14 47 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.15% 8.09% 5.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.45% 23.04% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 18
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.15% +20.38%
10th Percentile £346 £300 £248
90th Percentile £538 £588 £504
North West median daily rate £390 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% +34.92% -3.20%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 134 204 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 30.11% 35.11% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 145 94
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £550 £571 £500
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.93% +15.75%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Liverpool -13 11 £425 +6.25% 12
Southport +6 3 £313 -13.79%
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for XML.

1 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) SOAP
3 7 (50.00%) Web Services
4 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 6 (42.86%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) J2EE
4 6 (42.86%) JDeveloper
4 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) jQuery
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (35.71%) SAML
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Unix
5 5 (35.71%) SOA
6 4 (28.57%) XSD
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
7 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) HTML
7 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) JSP
7 3 (21.43%) Servlets
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (21.43%) Python
7 3 (21.43%) LDAP
7 3 (21.43%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum

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 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (21.43%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) JDeveloper
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Portal Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Python Developer
2 3 (21.43%) WebCenter Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) SOAP
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) J2EE
3 5 (35.71%) jQuery
3 5 (35.71%) SAML
4 4 (28.57%) XSD
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Ajax
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) JSP
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle ADF
5 3 (21.43%) Servlets
5 3 (21.43%) WebCenter
6 2 (14.29%) Autofac
6 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Equities
2 3 (21.43%) Fixed Income
3 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) SOA
1 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) OWASP
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Service Design
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft