Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 67 40
Rank change year-on-year -19 -27 +27
Contract jobs citing XML 148 155 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.41% 2.74% 4.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.88% 8.64% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 94 249
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.53% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £296 £282 £305
90th Percentile £498 £475 £530
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 13
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -1.16% -6.70%
10th Percentile £40.00 £29.13 £31.05
90th Percentile £70.30 £46.25 £56.90
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +10.71%

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 2,152 1,794 2,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.09% 31.71% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,453 1,202 1,380
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £548 £500 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 65 57
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -0.69%
10th Percentile £12.75 £24.15 £19.52
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.54% +8.00% +4.17%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 85 £390 +11.43% 69
Cheshire +4 44 £400 -6.98% 15
Merseyside +8 9 £390 +5.76% 7
Lancashire -21 7 £750 +142.33% 10
XML
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 77 (52.03%) Java
2 75 (50.68%) JavaScript
3 73 (49.32%) Web Services
4 67 (45.27%) JSON
5 59 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (37.16%) SQL
7 54 (36.49%) HTML
8 53 (35.81%) CSS
9 44 (29.73%) C#
9 44 (29.73%) SOAP
10 42 (28.38%) .NET
11 38 (25.68%) jQuery
12 33 (22.30%) REST
13 32 (21.62%) Test Automation
14 31 (20.95%) MVC
15 30 (20.27%) TDD
15 30 (20.27%) ASP.NET
15 30 (20.27%) RESTful
15 30 (20.27%) Git (software)
16 29 (19.59%) HTML5
17 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
19 26 (17.57%) Oracle
19 26 (17.57%) XSLT
20 23 (15.54%) J2EE
20 23 (15.54%) Ajax
21 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
21 22 (14.86%) Unit Testing
22 21 (14.19%) Spring
22 21 (14.19%) JIRA

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 18 (12.16%) Confluence
2 7 (4.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.70%) Apache
4 4 (2.70%) CMS
4 4 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.03%) JBoss
5 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) Jetty
7 1 (0.68%) Mule
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) HipChat
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.46%) GitHub
4 8 (5.41%) SaaS
5 5 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.70%) BrowserStack
6 4 (2.70%) PaaS
7 3 (2.03%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (2.03%) Boomi
8 2 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.35%) IaaS
8 2 (1.35%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.68%) npm
9 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.68%) Serverless
9 1 (0.68%) Slack
9 1 (0.68%) Taleo
9 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (2.03%) FTP
2 3 (2.03%) SMS
2 3 (2.03%) SSL
3 2 (1.35%) BGP
3 2 (1.35%) Internet
3 2 (1.35%) IPFIX
3 2 (1.35%) Junos
3 2 (1.35%) MPLS
3 2 (1.35%) MRTG
3 2 (1.35%) OSPF
3 2 (1.35%) SNMP
3 2 (1.35%) TACACS
3 2 (1.35%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) AMQP
4 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.68%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.84%) MySQL
3 16 (10.81%) MongoDB
4 10 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.73%) Big Data
6 7 (4.73%) RavenDB
7 6 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (4.05%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (2.70%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.03%) Data Mining
10 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.35%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (1.35%) QGIS
11 2 (1.35%) Spatial Data
11 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (20.27%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.19%) JIRA
3 19 (12.84%) Jenkins
4 18 (12.16%) Visual Studio
5 17 (11.49%) Selenium
6 16 (10.81%) Cucumber
7 13 (8.78%) JUnit
8 12 (8.11%) Bitbucket
9 11 (7.43%) Gradle
10 9 (6.08%) Maven
11 8 (5.41%) Eclipse
11 8 (5.41%) SoapUI
12 7 (4.73%) JProfiler
12 7 (4.73%) SonarQube
13 6 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (3.38%) eggPlant
14 5 (3.38%) Subversion
14 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (2.70%) Mockito
15 4 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 13 (8.78%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Back Office
3 8 (5.41%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Games
4 6 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.70%) Law
5 4 (2.70%) Legal
6 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (64.86%) Developer
2 30 (20.27%) Java Developer
3 13 (8.78%) Analyst
4 12 (8.11%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.08%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Tester
7 7 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Lead Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Architect
9 5 (3.38%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.38%) Lead Java Developer
10 4 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Data Engineer
11 3 (2.03%) J2EE Developer
11 3 (2.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 3 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (2.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (49.32%) Web Services
2 67 (45.27%) JSON
3 54 (36.49%) HTML
4 53 (35.81%) CSS
5 44 (29.73%) SOAP
6 42 (28.38%) .NET
7 38 (25.68%) jQuery
8 33 (22.30%) REST
9 30 (20.27%) ASP.NET
9 30 (20.27%) RESTful
10 29 (19.59%) HTML5
11 26 (17.57%) XSLT
12 23 (15.54%) Ajax
12 23 (15.54%) J2EE
13 21 (14.19%) Spring
14 19 (12.84%) Node.js
15 17 (11.49%) WCF
16 16 (10.81%) AngularJS
17 15 (10.14%) CSS3
18 14 (9.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.38%) User Experience
5 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.70%) NHS
5 4 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.70%) Taxonomies
5 4 (2.70%) Web 2.0
6 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.03%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.35%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.68%) Robotics
8 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.84%) Unix
2 11 (7.43%) Linux
3 7 (4.73%) Windows
4 4 (2.70%) Android
5 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.35%) CentOS
6 2 (1.35%) Debian
6 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.62%) Test Automation
3 31 (20.95%) MVC
4 30 (20.27%) TDD
5 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (14.86%) Unit Testing
7 20 (13.51%) SDLC
8 17 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (10.81%) Web Development
10 14 (9.46%) Data Modelling
10 14 (9.46%) OO
11 13 (8.78%) SOA
12 12 (8.11%) Data Analysis
12 12 (8.11%) DevOps
13 10 (6.76%) Analytics
13 10 (6.76%) BDD
13 10 (6.76%) ETL
13 10 (6.76%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 77 (52.03%) Java
2 75 (50.68%) JavaScript
3 55 (37.16%) SQL
4 44 (29.73%) C#
5 18 (12.16%) Python
6 9 (6.08%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.41%) Perl
7 8 (5.41%) Ruby
8 7 (4.73%) PHP
9 6 (4.05%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.05%) XPath
10 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.70%) Scala
11 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.03%) C++
11 3 (2.03%) Groovy
11 3 (2.03%) Java 8
11 3 (2.03%) R
12 2 (1.35%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.73%) Degree
3 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.03%) MCTS
4 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.35%) IIBA
5 2 (1.35%) ISEB
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.38%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.35%) KVM
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (6.08%) Puppet
3 4 (2.70%) Ansible
3 4 (2.70%) Kibana
4 3 (2.03%) Netcool
4 3 (2.03%) Salt
5 2 (1.35%) Cacti
5 2 (1.35%) collectd
5 2 (1.35%) Grafana
5 2 (1.35%) Graphite
5 2 (1.35%) Icinga
5 2 (1.35%) logstash
5 2 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.35%) Nagios
5 2 (1.35%) Observium
5 2 (1.35%) OpenNMS
5 2 (1.35%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.35%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (17.57%) Oracle
2 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.41%) Kony
4 7 (4.73%) Adobe
4 7 (4.73%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.73%) Splunk
5 6 (4.05%) Perforce
6 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.70%) Hyperion
7 4 (2.70%) IBM
7 4 (2.70%) Talend
8 3 (2.03%) Capita
8 3 (2.03%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.03%) SnapLogic
8 3 (2.03%) Tealium
9 2 (1.35%) Google
9 2 (1.35%) Huawei
9 2 (1.35%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.35%) Okta
9 2 (1.35%) VMware