Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 33 52
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19 -19
Contract jobs citing XML 17 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.69% 3.80% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.49% 14.81% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 6
Merseyside median daily rate £369 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +10.34% -18.54%
10th Percentile £322 £313 £76
90th Percentile £393 £600 £438
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 £46.09
% change year-on-year -2.62% -6.70% +53.63%

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 227 162 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 35.97% 25.63% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 111 67
Merseyside median daily rate £363 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +10.61% +1.54%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £213
90th Percentile £488 £575 £460
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - £18.80 -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +21.84%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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
Liverpool -20 8 £360 -10.00% 1
Southport +3 7 £375 +11.11% 1
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Scrum
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle
3 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
4 9 (52.94%) MVC
5 8 (47.06%) .NET
5 8 (47.06%) C#
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (41.18%) SAML
6 7 (41.18%) Android
6 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
6 7 (41.18%) NoSQL
6 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
7 6 (35.29%) Web Services
8 5 (29.41%) Java
8 5 (29.41%) Project Management
8 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 5 (29.41%) JIRA
8 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
8 5 (29.41%) Xamarin
8 5 (29.41%) Apple Swift
9 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 4 (23.53%) JSON
9 4 (23.53%) Finance
9 4 (23.53%) Internet
9 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
9 4 (23.53%) CSS
10 3 (17.65%) J2EE

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 3 (17.65%) ColdFusion
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
2 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
2 7 (41.18%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) gulp
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Xcode
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Finance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Android Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Magento Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) SAML
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) JSON
5 3 (17.65%) J2EE
6 2 (11.76%) HTML5
6 2 (11.76%) RESTful
6 2 (11.76%) SOAP
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.88%) Autofac
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) Node.js
7 1 (5.88%) React
7 1 (5.88%) REST
7 1 (5.88%) Spring
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) PlayStation
4 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Android
1 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Android Development
7 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
7 2 (11.76%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) Analytics
8 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) Apple Swift
4 5 (29.41%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Xamarin
3 3 (17.65%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft