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 3 months to 28 March 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 27 50
Rank change year-on-year -23 +23  
Contract jobs citing XML 85 226 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.29% 5.87% 3.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.44% 22.01% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 139 75
Median daily rate £355 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -9.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £16.93 £45.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.38 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 814 1027 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.50% 26.70% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 685 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 49 £339 -15.28% 40
Lancashire +14 13 £275 -28.57% 4
Cheshire -18 13 £430 +2.38% 9
Merseyside -7 8 £380 +8.57% 8
XML
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North West region with a requirement for XML.

1 104 (48.15%) SQL
2 91 (42.13%) Java
3 88 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (37.50%) Web Services
5 74 (34.26%) HTML
6 67 (31.02%) JavaScript
7 64 (29.63%) SQL Server
8 54 (25.00%) Oracle
8 54 (25.00%) CSS
8 54 (25.00%) JSON
9 50 (23.15%) C#
10 46 (21.30%) .NET
11 43 (19.91%) SOAP
12 42 (19.44%) Finance
13 37 (17.13%) Windows
14 35 (16.20%) Linux
14 35 (16.20%) J2EE
14 35 (16.20%) RESTful
14 35 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (15.74%) Spring
16 33 (15.28%) Scrum
16 33 (15.28%) REST
17 32 (14.81%) NoSQL
18 31 (14.35%) TDD
19 28 (12.96%) ASP.NET
20 27 (12.50%) XSLT
20 27 (12.50%) Selenium
21 26 (12.04%) Git (software)
21 26 (12.04%) Unix
22 25 (11.57%) SOA

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 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.63%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.24%) Confluence
5 6 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.31%) Apache
6 5 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.39%) JBoss
7 3 (1.39%) PowerExchange
7 3 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.93%) CMS
8 2 (0.93%) SAS
8 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.46%) IIS
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (2.78%) MS Office
2 5 (2.31%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.85%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.46%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) Simulink
4 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.39%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.31%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.57%) HTTP
2 9 (4.17%) LDAP
3 6 (2.78%) Firewall
4 5 (2.31%) Internet
4 5 (2.31%) Intranet
4 5 (2.31%) SSL
5 4 (1.85%) Extranet
5 4 (1.85%) FTP
5 4 (1.85%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.46%) RS-232
7 1 (0.46%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.81%) NoSQL
3 24 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 23 (10.65%) MongoDB
5 19 (8.80%) DB2
5 19 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (7.41%) MySQL
8 14 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (6.02%) Big Data
10 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.85%) RDBMS
15 3 (1.39%) Firebird
15 3 (1.39%) Neo4j
15 3 (1.39%) Riak
15 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (12.50%) Selenium
2 26 (12.04%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.72%) JIRA
4 20 (9.26%) JUnit
5 17 (7.87%) Jenkins
6 15 (6.94%) Visual Studio
7 11 (5.09%) Cucumber
7 11 (5.09%) Subversion
8 10 (4.63%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.70%) Eclipse
9 8 (3.70%) Maven
10 6 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 5 (2.31%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.85%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.85%) JMeter
13 3 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.39%) LSMW
13 3 (1.39%) Mercurial
General
1 42 (19.44%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Banking
3 4 (1.85%) Games
3 4 (1.85%) Marketing
3 4 (1.85%) Retail
4 3 (1.39%) Electronics
5 2 (0.93%) Back Office
5 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Automotive
6 1 (0.46%) Front Office
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 126 (58.33%) Developer
2 43 (19.91%) Java Developer
3 29 (13.43%) .NET Developer
4 22 (10.19%) Analyst
5 21 (9.72%) Architect
6 14 (6.48%) C# Developer
7 12 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 12 (5.56%) Tester
8 11 (5.09%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.63%) VB.NET Developer
10 9 (4.17%) Java Engineer
10 9 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
10 9 (4.17%) QA Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.70%) HTML Developer
11 8 (3.70%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (37.50%) Web Services
2 74 (34.26%) HTML
3 54 (25.00%) CSS
3 54 (25.00%) JSON
4 46 (21.30%) .NET
5 43 (19.91%) SOAP
6 35 (16.20%) J2EE
6 35 (16.20%) RESTful
7 34 (15.74%) Spring
8 33 (15.28%) REST
9 28 (12.96%) ASP.NET
10 27 (12.50%) XSLT
11 24 (11.11%) jQuery
12 22 (10.19%) Middleware
13 19 (8.80%) Ajax
14 16 (7.41%) .NET Framework
15 15 (6.94%) WSDL
15 15 (6.94%) XML Messaging
15 15 (6.94%) XSD
16 14 (6.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.17%) User Experience
3 7 (3.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.31%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.93%) Derivative
7 2 (0.93%) iPad
7 2 (0.93%) Wiki
8 1 (0.46%) Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) DataPower
8 1 (0.46%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.46%) NHS
8 1 (0.46%) PMI
8 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.46%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.13%) Windows
2 35 (16.20%) Linux
3 26 (12.04%) Unix
4 12 (5.56%) AIX
5 4 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.39%) Android
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.46%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.28%) Scrum
3 31 (14.35%) TDD
4 25 (11.57%) SOA
5 23 (10.65%) MVC
6 22 (10.19%) SDLC
7 21 (9.72%) BDD
7 21 (9.72%) High Availability
7 21 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 18 (8.33%) OO
9 17 (7.87%) Automated Testing
9 17 (7.87%) Workflow
10 15 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (6.48%) QA Automation
12 13 (6.02%) DevOps
13 12 (5.56%) Unit Testing
14 11 (5.09%) Microservices
14 11 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (4.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 104 (48.15%) SQL
2 91 (42.13%) Java
3 67 (31.02%) JavaScript
4 50 (23.15%) C#
5 20 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 16 (7.41%) Scala
7 15 (6.94%) T-SQL
8 12 (5.56%) Python
8 12 (5.56%) VB.NET
9 9 (4.17%) VB
10 7 (3.24%) Ruby
10 7 (3.24%) VB6
10 7 (3.24%) VBScript
11 6 (2.78%) Groovy
11 6 (2.78%) PHP
11 6 (2.78%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.85%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.85%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (1.85%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.63%) Degree
3 8 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.39%) HND
4 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.93%) HNC
5 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) ISEB
6 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.46%) MCPD
6 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.46%) EMIR
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.46%) SCCM
2 1 (0.46%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 54 (25.00%) Oracle
2 22 (10.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.17%) Twitter
4 8 (3.70%) IBM
4 8 (3.70%) Sybase
5 7 (3.24%) SAP
6 6 (2.78%) Google
6 6 (2.78%) Perforce
6 6 (2.78%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.31%) Informatica
7 5 (2.31%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.85%) Axway
8 4 (1.85%) Nintex
9 3 (1.39%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.93%) Adobe
10 2 (0.93%) EXASOL
10 2 (0.93%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.93%) Software AG
10 2 (0.93%) Talend
10 2 (0.93%) webMethods
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pasker
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Blackburn
aap3
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago