Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 97 48
Rank change year-on-year +17 -49 +18
Contract jobs citing XML 163 112 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.75% 2.00% 3.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.98% 6.47% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 67 200
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £309 £286 £300
90th Percentile £475 £480 £525
England median daily rate £450 £461 £425
% change year-on-year -2.44% +8.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 8
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40.00 £35.60 £25.00
90th Percentile £70.30 £43.40 £43.53
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.22% -3.53% +21.43%

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 2,043 1,731 1,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.50% 30.98% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,397 1,168 1,370
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £295 £275
90th Percentile £550 £507 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 53 37
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.05 £20.00 £18.67
90th Percentile £62.20 £50.00 £44.15
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +6.67% +1.24%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +12 90 £400 +8.11% 48
Cheshire +8 47 £350 -12.50% 15
Lancashire -15 14 £375 +4.90% 12
Merseyside +3 10 £400 +6.67% 13
XML
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 North West region with a requirement for XML.

1 93 (57.06%) Java
2 89 (54.60%) JSON
3 69 (42.33%) Web Services
4 65 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (39.26%) JavaScript
6 53 (32.52%) HTML
6 53 (32.52%) SQL
7 45 (27.61%) CSS
8 43 (26.38%) SOAP
9 38 (23.31%) C#
10 37 (22.70%) .NET
10 37 (22.70%) Oracle
11 36 (22.09%) Git (software)
12 30 (18.40%) RESTful
13 28 (17.18%) REST
14 26 (15.95%) Test Automation
15 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
16 23 (14.11%) MVC
16 23 (14.11%) Spring
16 23 (14.11%) SDLC
17 21 (12.88%) Node.js
17 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
17 21 (12.88%) TDD
17 21 (12.88%) Scrum
17 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
17 21 (12.88%) ASP.NET
18 20 (12.27%) Unix
18 20 (12.27%) Selenium
18 20 (12.27%) AngularJS
19 18 (11.04%) HTML5

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 11 (6.75%) Confluence
2 8 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.68%) Apache
3 6 (3.68%) CMS
3 6 (3.68%) Drupal
3 6 (3.68%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.84%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.84%) JBoss
6 2 (1.23%) CICS
6 2 (1.23%) Mule
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.61%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.13%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (4.29%) Boomi
4 6 (3.68%) GitHub
5 3 (1.84%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.23%) SaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.61%) IaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Office 365
7 1 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.61%) Slack
7 1 (0.61%) Taleo
7 1 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) FTP
1 3 (1.84%) SMS
2 2 (1.23%) BGP
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) IPFIX
2 2 (1.23%) Junos
2 2 (1.23%) MPLS
2 2 (1.23%) MRTG
2 2 (1.23%) OSPF
2 2 (1.23%) SNMP
2 2 (1.23%) TACACS
2 2 (1.23%) VPN
3 1 (0.61%) AMQP
3 1 (0.61%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.04%) MongoDB
3 15 (9.20%) MySQL
4 12 (7.36%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.91%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.68%) Big Data
8 5 (3.07%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.45%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (2.45%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.45%) DB2
10 2 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (1.23%) QGIS
10 2 (1.23%) Spatial Data
10 2 (1.23%) SQLite
11 1 (0.61%) MS Access
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (22.09%) Git (software)
2 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.27%) Selenium
4 16 (9.82%) Cucumber
4 16 (9.82%) JIRA
5 14 (8.59%) SoapUI
6 12 (7.36%) JUnit
7 11 (6.75%) Subversion
8 8 (4.91%) Maven
9 7 (4.29%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.29%) JSUnit
10 6 (3.68%) Android Studio
10 6 (3.68%) Bitbucket
11 5 (3.07%) Ant
11 5 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.07%) Mockito
11 5 (3.07%) TestNG
12 4 (2.45%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.45%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.45%) Xcode
General
1 8 (4.91%) Back Office
1 8 (4.91%) Finance
1 8 (4.91%) Retail
2 7 (4.29%) Banking
2 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.23%) Billing
4 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.61%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (68.71%) Developer
2 35 (21.47%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.88%) Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) .NET Developer
5 9 (5.52%) Data Analyst
6 8 (4.91%) C# Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Tester
8 6 (3.68%) Android Developer
8 6 (3.68%) Angular Developer
8 6 (3.68%) Consultant
9 4 (2.45%) Applications Developer
9 4 (2.45%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.45%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.45%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.45%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (54.60%) JSON
2 69 (42.33%) Web Services
3 53 (32.52%) HTML
4 45 (27.61%) CSS
5 43 (26.38%) SOAP
6 37 (22.70%) .NET
7 30 (18.40%) RESTful
8 28 (17.18%) REST
9 23 (14.11%) Spring
10 21 (12.88%) ASP.NET
10 21 (12.88%) Node.js
11 20 (12.27%) AngularJS
12 18 (11.04%) HTML5
12 18 (11.04%) Middleware
13 16 (9.82%) jQuery
14 13 (7.98%) XSLT
15 11 (6.75%) Java EE
16 9 (5.52%) Entity Framework
16 9 (5.52%) J2EE
16 9 (5.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) User Experience
2 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.68%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.45%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.84%) Robotics
6 2 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
6 2 (1.23%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.27%) Unix
2 15 (9.20%) Linux
3 11 (6.75%) Android
4 8 (4.91%) Windows
5 6 (3.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.84%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.23%) CentOS
7 2 (1.23%) Debian
7 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.61%) AIX
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.95%) Test Automation
3 23 (14.11%) MVC
3 23 (14.11%) SDLC
4 21 (12.88%) Scrum
4 21 (12.88%) TDD
5 18 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (11.04%) Web Development
6 17 (10.43%) CRM
7 15 (9.20%) DevOps
8 14 (8.59%) Unit Testing
9 13 (7.98%) BDD
9 13 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (6.75%) ETL
10 11 (6.75%) Project Management
11 10 (6.13%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.13%) Deployment Automation
11 10 (6.13%) OOD
12 9 (5.52%) SOA
12 9 (5.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 93 (57.06%) Java
2 64 (39.26%) JavaScript
3 53 (32.52%) SQL
4 38 (23.31%) C#
5 17 (10.43%) Python
6 12 (7.36%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.52%) Perl
8 7 (4.29%) PHP
9 6 (3.68%) Ruby
10 5 (3.07%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.45%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.45%) C++
11 4 (2.45%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.84%) Java 8
12 3 (1.84%) Scala
12 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.84%) VB
13 2 (1.23%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.23%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.29%) Degree
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.23%) IIBA
3 2 (1.23%) ISEB
3 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.45%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) PMO
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) KVM
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.68%) Kibana
2 6 (3.68%) Puppet
3 4 (2.45%) logstash
4 3 (1.84%) Ansible
4 3 (1.84%) Netcool
4 3 (1.84%) Salt
5 2 (1.23%) Cacti
5 2 (1.23%) collectd
5 2 (1.23%) Grafana
5 2 (1.23%) Graphite
5 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.23%) Icinga
5 2 (1.23%) Nagios
5 2 (1.23%) Observium
5 2 (1.23%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.23%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.61%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (22.70%) Oracle
2 21 (12.88%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.98%) Kony
4 7 (4.29%) Dell
5 6 (3.68%) Informatica
5 6 (3.68%) MuleSoft
5 6 (3.68%) Splunk
6 5 (3.07%) IBM
7 4 (2.45%) Apple
7 4 (2.45%) Google
7 4 (2.45%) Hyperion
7 4 (2.45%) Talend
8 3 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.23%) Cisco
9 2 (1.23%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.23%) Huawei
9 2 (1.23%) Juniper
9 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.23%) SAP
9 2 (1.23%) Sybase