Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 99 89
Rank change year-on-year +19 -10 -17
Contract jobs citing XML 61 110 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.38% 2.06% 2.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.38% 6.63% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 93 96
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.32% +6.60%
10th Percentile £276 £313 £295
90th Percentile £530 £585 £481
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £60.25 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.45% -2.33% +2.69%
10th Percentile £42.13 £38.06 £31.75
90th Percentile £69.38 £43.00 £69.71
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.54% +16.66% +2.50%

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 650 1,660 2,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.33% 31.07% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 1,166 1,459
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +5.06% +3.23%
10th Percentile £284 £313 £298
90th Percentile £591 £575 £548
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 32
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £18.46 £14.96 £12.74
90th Percentile £68.75 £48.38 £53.80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +2.44%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing XML as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in the North West.

Daily rate trend for XML in the North West

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in the North West over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in the North West

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for XML in the North West

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XML in the North West over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 2020. 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 25 £425 - 18
Lancashire +9 16 £406 -4.41%
Cheshire +29 11 £500 +5.26% 2
Merseyside +15 7 £416 +75.26% 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
3 21 (34.43%) JSON
3 21 (34.43%) REST
4 20 (32.79%) Java
5 19 (31.15%) SOAP
6 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
7 15 (24.59%) SOA
7 15 (24.59%) Unit Testing
8 14 (22.95%) Web Services
9 13 (21.31%) Oracle
10 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (18.03%) HTML
11 11 (18.03%) OO
11 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (16.39%) C#
12 10 (16.39%) Validation
13 9 (14.75%) SAML
13 9 (14.75%) Project Management
13 9 (14.75%) C
13 9 (14.75%) .NET
13 9 (14.75%) HTTP
13 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (14.75%) Lua
13 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
13 9 (14.75%) Power BI
13 9 (14.75%) Kong
13 9 (14.75%) Power Platform
14 8 (13.11%) ActionScript 2.0
14 8 (13.11%) JBoss

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 8 (13.11%) JBoss
2 7 (11.48%) Apache ServiceMix
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (9.84%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (8.20%) IIS
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.92%) CMS
6 3 (4.92%) Confluence
6 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.28%) Apache
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.64%) Appian
8 1 (1.64%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) InVision
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.64%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.92%) Line 500
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle iSupplier
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.64%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Kong
1 9 (14.75%) Power Platform
2 4 (6.56%) Azure
3 3 (4.92%) AWS
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.28%) Serverless
4 2 (3.28%) Slack
4 2 (3.28%) Trello
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.64%) Boomi
5 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.64%) GCP
5 1 (1.64%) Google Play
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) HTTP
2 8 (13.11%) FTP
3 3 (4.92%) LAN
3 3 (4.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.28%) DMZ
4 2 (3.28%) Extranet
4 2 (3.28%) Internet
4 2 (3.28%) Intranet
4 2 (3.28%) Network Security
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (42.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) Power BI
3 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (6.56%) DTS
6 4 (6.56%) MySQL
6 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) JIRA
2 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.28%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.64%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.64%) Moq
6 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.92%) General Ledger
3 3 (4.92%) Local Government
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Housing Association
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.64%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
3 6 (9.84%) Integration Architect
3 6 (9.84%) Sage Support
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Designer
6 3 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (4.92%) MuleSoft Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Identity Management Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) JSON
1 21 (34.43%) REST
2 19 (31.15%) SOAP
3 14 (22.95%) Web Services
4 11 (18.03%) HTML
5 9 (14.75%) .NET
5 9 (14.75%) SAML
6 8 (13.11%) CSS
6 8 (13.11%) EDI
7 7 (11.48%) Middleware
7 7 (11.48%) XSLT
8 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
8 6 (9.84%) jQuery
9 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
9 5 (8.20%) HTML5
9 5 (8.20%) RESTful
9 5 (8.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (8.20%) XML Schema
9 5 (8.20%) XSD
10 4 (6.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) User Experience
3 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.20%) PKI
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) CMDB
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
2 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.92%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) SOA
1 15 (24.59%) Unit Testing
2 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) OO
3 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (16.39%) Validation
5 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (14.75%) Project Management
5 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.11%) Workflow
7 7 (11.48%) B2B
7 7 (11.48%) EAI
7 7 (11.48%) Open Source
8 6 (9.84%) Decision-Making
8 6 (9.84%) DevOps
8 6 (9.84%) ERP
8 6 (9.84%) Microservices
9 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (8.20%) ETL
9 5 (8.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 20 (32.79%) Java
3 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.39%) C#
5 9 (14.75%) C
5 9 (14.75%) Lua
6 8 (13.11%) ActionScript
6 8 (13.11%) ActionScript 2.0
7 5 (8.20%) Go
7 5 (8.20%) Python
8 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.28%) Perl
10 2 (3.28%) VBA
10 2 (3.28%) XPath
11 1 (1.64%) ES6
11 1 (1.64%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.64%) PHP
11 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.28%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) GDPR
2 2 (3.28%) HL7
3 1 (1.64%) RMADS
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 2 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
2 7 (11.48%) Sage
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.56%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) webMethods
6 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.28%) Google
6 2 (3.28%) Twitter
7 1 (1.64%) Axway
7 1 (1.64%) BuddyPress
7 1 (1.64%) Dell
7 1 (1.64%) SAP
7 1 (1.64%) Tableau