Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 45 41
Rank change year-on-year -50 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 120 269 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.21% 4.39% 3.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.84% 14.83% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 181 209
North West median daily rate £395 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.95% -5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £286
90th Percentile £600 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 27
North West median hourly rate £42.13 £42.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +33.33% -3.20%
10th Percentile £29.73 £25.00 £16.93
90th Percentile £43.00 £57.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £41.25 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.01% +1.39% +7.10%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,755 1,814 2,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.28% 29.62% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,224 1,259 1,326
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £287 £275 £264
90th Percentile £545 £525 £530
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 78
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +13.84% +12.73%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.40 £16.93
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.32 £42.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the North West

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the North West

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the North West

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the North West

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in the North West

XML
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 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
Manchester -29 63 £400 +6.67% 51
Cheshire -21 26 £310 -24.85% 18
Merseyside -17 14 £425 +13.33% 14
Lancashire -10 13 £371 +8.25% 9
XML
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for XML.

1 54 (45.00%) Web Services
2 48 (40.00%) SQL
3 47 (39.17%) JavaScript
4 42 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (34.17%) HTML
6 37 (30.83%) SOAP
7 35 (29.17%) Java
8 33 (27.50%) CSS
9 32 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 32 (26.67%) REST
10 31 (25.83%) JSON
11 30 (25.00%) .NET
12 29 (24.17%) Oracle
13 28 (23.33%) Windows
13 28 (23.33%) Microsoft
14 27 (22.50%) C#
15 26 (21.67%) Ajax
16 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
17 22 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (18.33%) TDD
18 21 (17.50%) Finance
18 21 (17.50%) Visual Studio
18 21 (17.50%) XSLT
19 18 (15.00%) Linux
19 18 (15.00%) Data Modelling
20 16 (13.33%) MVC
20 16 (13.33%) SDLC
20 16 (13.33%) JIRA
21 15 (12.50%) jQuery
21 15 (12.50%) Spring

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (10.83%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.67%) CMS
2 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (3.33%) Confluence
6 4 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.33%) WordPress
7 3 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (2.50%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.67%) Apache
8 2 (1.67%) IIS
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.83%) ArchestrA
9 1 (0.83%) JBoss
9 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.33%) LaTeX
4 3 (2.50%) Camtasia
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.83%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle iProcurement
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.83%) Magento
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.00%) GitHub
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.17%) Taleo
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.33%) IaaS
4 4 (3.33%) Slack
4 4 (3.33%) Trello
5 3 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.50%) Boomi
5 3 (2.50%) iPaaS
5 3 (2.50%) PaaS
6 2 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) HTTP
2 4 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.50%) FTP
3 3 (2.50%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.50%) LDAP
3 3 (2.50%) SSL
3 3 (2.50%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.67%) AMQP
4 2 (1.67%) SMS
5 1 (0.83%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) MongoDB
3 12 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.50%) MySQL
4 9 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.33%) Big Data
7 4 (3.33%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.33%) DB2
7 4 (3.33%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (3.33%) OLAP
7 4 (3.33%) OLTP
7 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.33%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (17.50%) Visual Studio
2 16 (13.33%) JIRA
3 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.67%) JUnit
4 8 (6.67%) Subversion
5 6 (5.00%) Gradle
5 6 (5.00%) JDeveloper
6 5 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.17%) GitLab
7 4 (3.33%) Maven
7 4 (3.33%) Mockito
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (3.33%) Xcode
8 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.50%) JProfiler
8 3 (2.50%) MSI
8 3 (2.50%) ReSharper
8 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.50%) WinDbg
General
1 21 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Billing
3 4 (3.33%) General Ledger
3 4 (3.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.50%) Back Office
4 3 (2.50%) Law
4 3 (2.50%) Legal
4 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.67%) Games
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
6 1 (0.83%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (47.50%) Developer
2 17 (14.17%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.33%) Architect
4 10 (8.33%) Consultant
5 8 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Administrator
6 7 (5.83%) Author
6 7 (5.83%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Technical Author
7 6 (5.00%) Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 6 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) iOS Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (45.00%) Web Services
2 41 (34.17%) HTML
3 37 (30.83%) SOAP
4 33 (27.50%) CSS
5 32 (26.67%) REST
6 31 (25.83%) JSON
7 30 (25.00%) .NET
8 26 (21.67%) Ajax
9 21 (17.50%) XSLT
10 15 (12.50%) jQuery
10 15 (12.50%) Spring
11 14 (11.67%) .NET Framework
11 14 (11.67%) J2EE
12 13 (10.83%) RESTful
12 13 (10.83%) WCF
13 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET
13 12 (10.00%) Hibernate
14 11 (9.17%) LINQ
15 10 (8.33%) CSS3
15 10 (8.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 7 (5.83%) Reference Data
5 5 (4.17%) User Experience
6 4 (3.33%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.50%) Equities
7 3 (2.50%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.50%) State Machine
7 3 (2.50%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.67%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.67%) NHS
8 2 (1.67%) Social Media
9 1 (0.83%) FMCG
9 1 (0.83%) iPad
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.83%) Replication
9 1 (0.83%) RIA
9 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.33%) Windows
2 18 (15.00%) Linux
3 10 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.83%) Windows 8
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.00%) Unix
6 5 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.50%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.50%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.17%) Test Automation
3 22 (18.33%) TDD
4 18 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 16 (13.33%) MVC
5 16 (13.33%) SDLC
6 14 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.67%) Data Analysis
6 14 (11.67%) ITIL
7 12 (10.00%) ETL
7 12 (10.00%) Migration
7 12 (10.00%) Scrum
8 11 (9.17%) Unit Testing
9 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.50%) SOA
10 9 (7.50%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.67%) Content Management
12 7 (5.83%) Asset Management
12 7 (5.83%) Data Management
12 7 (5.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (40.00%) SQL
2 47 (39.17%) JavaScript
3 35 (29.17%) Java
4 27 (22.50%) C#
5 14 (11.67%) XPath
6 12 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 11 (9.17%) Python
8 8 (6.67%) C++
9 5 (4.17%) Apple Swift
9 5 (4.17%) Groovy
9 5 (4.17%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.33%) C
10 4 (3.33%) Fortran
10 4 (3.33%) Ruby
11 3 (2.50%) Scala
11 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 3 (2.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
2 5 (4.17%) GPG13
3 4 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.83%) EMIR
5 1 (0.83%) MiFID
5 1 (0.83%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (5.00%) Docker
2 4 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Rancher
2 5 (4.17%) Kibana
3 4 (3.33%) logstash
4 3 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.83%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 29 (24.17%) Oracle
2 28 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) Apple
3 5 (4.17%) HP
3 5 (4.17%) VMware
4 4 (3.33%) Capita
4 4 (3.33%) EnterpriseDB
4 4 (3.33%) IBM
4 4 (3.33%) IFS
4 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.33%) Symantec
5 3 (2.50%) Adobe
5 3 (2.50%) Cisco
5 3 (2.50%) Informatica
5 3 (2.50%) MuleSoft
5 3 (2.50%) Perforce
5 3 (2.50%) SnapLogic
5 3 (2.50%) webMethods
6 2 (1.67%) Blue Prism