Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 43 53
Rank change year-on-year -51 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 116 270 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.04% 3.98% 2.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.44% 14.21% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 188 162
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +21.21%
10th Percentile £263 £298 £285
90th Percentile £586 £518 £575
England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £41.50 £32.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% +27.42% -2.05%
10th Percentile £40.26 £25.00 £14.88
90th Percentile £43.20 £43.40 £57.60
England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +11.11% +2.86%

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 1801 1900 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.64% 28.00% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1332 1270
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.32% +11.07%
10th Percentile £297 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%
10th Percentile £18.53 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.51 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 20 November 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
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 20 November 2017. 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 -25 60 £375 - 20
Cheshire -31 25 £363 -10.77% 19
Lancashire 0 15 £358 +6.72% 4
Merseyside -12 13 £375 -6.25% 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 48 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.93%) Web Services
3 39 (33.62%) JavaScript
4 38 (32.76%) SQL
4 38 (32.76%) JSON
5 36 (31.03%) Oracle
6 33 (28.45%) HTML
7 32 (27.59%) Java
8 29 (25.00%) CSS
9 28 (24.14%) Windows
9 28 (24.14%) C#
10 26 (22.41%) .NET
10 26 (22.41%) SOAP
11 24 (20.69%) Software Engineering
11 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (18.10%) RESTful
13 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
13 20 (17.24%) JIRA
13 20 (17.24%) Linux
13 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
14 19 (16.38%) Ajax
14 19 (16.38%) TDD
15 18 (15.52%) XSLT
16 17 (14.66%) MVC
16 17 (14.66%) Finance
16 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
17 16 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
18 15 (12.93%) REST
18 15 (12.93%) Spring
18 15 (12.93%) Data Modelling

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 16 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.03%) CMS
4 5 (4.31%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.45%) Confluence
5 4 (3.45%) IIS
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.45%) WordPress
6 3 (2.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (2.59%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.59%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.86%) Apache
8 1 (0.86%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.45%) LaTeX
2 4 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.59%) Camtasia
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.86%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle iProcurement
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.59%) Magento
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.03%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (6.03%) Amazon S3
2 7 (6.03%) GitHub
3 5 (4.31%) Taleo
4 4 (3.45%) Office 365
5 3 (2.59%) SaaS
5 3 (2.59%) Slack
5 3 (2.59%) Trello
6 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.72%) Force.com
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.72%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.72%) PaaS
6 2 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.72%) Yammer
7 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) HTTP
1 3 (2.59%) LDAP
1 3 (2.59%) RTSP
1 3 (2.59%) SMS
2 2 (1.72%) AMQP
2 2 (1.72%) DNS
2 2 (1.72%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) Intranet
2 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.72%) VPN
2 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.86%) FTP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.86%) POP3
3 1 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.07%) Relational Database
3 13 (11.21%) Oracle Database
4 11 (9.48%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (5.17%) MySQL
6 6 (5.17%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.59%) Big Data
9 3 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.59%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.59%) DB2
9 3 (2.59%) OLAP
9 3 (2.59%) OLTP
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (17.24%) JIRA
2 13 (11.21%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.34%) GitLab
4 9 (7.76%) JUnit
5 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.03%) Subversion
7 6 (5.17%) Gradle
7 6 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.31%) ClearCase
8 5 (4.31%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.31%) Maven
9 4 (3.45%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.45%) JProfiler
9 4 (3.45%) Mockito
9 4 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (3.45%) Rational Robot
10 3 (2.59%) JDeveloper
11 2 (1.72%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Games
5 2 (1.72%) Law
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Local Government
6 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (12.07%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.21%) Architect
4 9 (7.76%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.76%) C# Developer
5 8 (6.90%) Administrator
5 8 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Author
7 6 (5.17%) Technical Author
8 5 (4.31%) Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Consultant
8 5 (4.31%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.45%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (37.93%) Web Services
2 38 (32.76%) JSON
3 33 (28.45%) HTML
4 29 (25.00%) CSS
5 26 (22.41%) .NET
5 26 (22.41%) SOAP
6 21 (18.10%) RESTful
7 19 (16.38%) Ajax
8 18 (15.52%) XSLT
9 15 (12.93%) REST
9 15 (12.93%) Spring
10 13 (11.21%) J2EE
10 13 (11.21%) jQuery
11 12 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (10.34%) Hibernate
11 12 (10.34%) HTML5
12 11 (9.48%) CSS3
12 11 (9.48%) WinForms
13 10 (8.62%) .NET Framework
13 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) Reference Data
2 6 (5.17%) User Experience
3 5 (4.31%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.59%) Equities
4 3 (2.59%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.59%) RIA
4 3 (2.59%) State Machine
4 3 (2.59%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.72%) CMDB
5 2 (1.72%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.72%) NHS
5 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) iPad
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.14%) Windows
2 20 (17.24%) Linux
3 6 (5.17%) Unix
3 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.31%) Android
4 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 19 (16.38%) TDD
5 17 (14.66%) MVC
6 15 (12.93%) Data Modelling
7 14 (12.07%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (12.07%) Scrum
8 12 (10.34%) ITIL
9 11 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.48%) Data Analysis
9 11 (9.48%) Software Architecture
10 10 (8.62%) DevOps
10 10 (8.62%) ETL
11 9 (7.76%) Migration
12 8 (6.90%) SDLC
12 8 (6.90%) SOA
12 8 (6.90%) Unit Testing
12 8 (6.90%) Workflow
13 7 (6.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.62%) JavaScript
2 38 (32.76%) SQL
3 32 (27.59%) Java
4 28 (24.14%) C#
5 11 (9.48%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.90%) C++
7 6 (5.17%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.17%) XPath
8 5 (4.31%) Apple Swift
8 5 (4.31%) Python
9 4 (3.45%) Fortran
9 4 (3.45%) VB
9 4 (3.45%) VB6
10 3 (2.59%) C
10 3 (2.59%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.59%) XAML
11 2 (1.72%) Groovy
11 2 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.34%) GPG13
2 11 (9.48%) QA
3 3 (2.59%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.72%) COBIT
4 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Docker
2 4 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.72%) UAG
4 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) Kibana
2 7 (6.03%) logstash
3 6 (5.17%) Rancher
4 3 (2.59%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.86%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 36 (31.03%) Oracle
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.17%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.31%) VMware
5 4 (3.45%) IBM
5 4 (3.45%) IFS
5 4 (3.45%) Perforce
5 4 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.45%) Symantec
5 4 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.45%) webMethods
6 3 (2.59%) Adobe
6 3 (2.59%) Apple
6 3 (2.59%) Cisco
6 3 (2.59%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.72%) HP
7 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.86%) Talend