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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 42 65
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23  
Contract jobs citing XML 75 153 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.54% 4.08% 2.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.39% 16.11% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 118 57
Median daily rate £400 £408 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +4.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.25 £56.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.36% -25.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £35.25 £55.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.85 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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 894 950 816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.33% 25.33% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 665 536
Median daily rate £388 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.44% +3.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -15 25 £370 -7.50% 34
Cheshire -11 22 £440 +0.57% 8
Merseyside -1 14 £375 -6.54% 6
Lancashire +1 5 £425 +3.03% 4
XML
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 85 (53.13%) Java
2 78 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (41.88%) SQL
4 63 (39.38%) Web Services
5 61 (38.13%) HTML
6 57 (35.63%) JavaScript
7 53 (33.13%) Oracle
8 44 (27.50%) SOAP
9 38 (23.75%) Scrum
9 38 (23.75%) CSS
10 35 (21.88%) J2EE
10 35 (21.88%) JSON
11 31 (19.38%) .NET
11 31 (19.38%) C#
11 31 (19.38%) Spring
12 30 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 29 (18.13%) Finance
14 26 (16.25%) Test Automation
15 24 (15.00%) JIRA
15 24 (15.00%) REST
16 23 (14.38%) RESTful
17 22 (13.75%) Relational Database
18 21 (13.13%) HTML5
18 21 (13.13%) Banking
19 20 (12.50%) TDD
19 20 (12.50%) Jenkins
20 19 (11.88%) MongoDB
20 19 (11.88%) Selenium
21 18 (11.25%) Software Engineering
21 18 (11.25%) Ajax

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 (11.25%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.13%) IIS
4 5 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.50%) Apache
5 4 (2.50%) Confluence
5 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.88%) ColdFusion
6 3 (1.88%) JBoss
6 3 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.25%) CMS
7 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Simulink
2 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Magento
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.63%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.75%) Force.com
2 5 (3.13%) Office 365
3 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.88%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.88%) Yammer
5 2 (1.25%) PaaS
5 2 (1.25%) SaaS
5 2 (1.25%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.38%) HTTP
2 8 (5.00%) LDAP
3 6 (3.75%) Internet
3 6 (3.75%) SSL
4 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.50%) DNS
5 4 (2.50%) FTP
5 4 (2.50%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.88%) Intranet
6 3 (1.88%) RTSP
7 2 (1.25%) VPN
7 2 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.63%) Firewall
8 1 (0.63%) POP3
8 1 (0.63%) RS-232
8 1 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.75%) Relational Database
3 19 (11.88%) MongoDB
4 15 (9.38%) NoSQL
5 13 (8.13%) MySQL
6 9 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database
8 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (3.13%) DB2
10 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.88%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.88%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.88%) Riak
11 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (15.00%) JIRA
2 20 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.88%) Selenium
4 15 (9.38%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.88%) JUnit
6 9 (5.63%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.63%) Subversion
7 7 (4.38%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.38%) Maven
7 7 (4.38%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.13%) Xcode
10 4 (2.50%) Gradle
10 4 (2.50%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.88%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.88%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.88%) Hudson
11 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.25%) IntelliJ
General
1 29 (18.13%) Finance
2 21 (13.13%) Banking
3 10 (6.25%) Marketing
4 5 (3.13%) Retail
5 4 (2.50%) Games
6 3 (1.88%) Electronics
7 2 (1.25%) Back Office
7 2 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 96 (60.00%) Developer
2 42 (26.25%) Java Developer
3 21 (13.13%) Architect
4 12 (7.50%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.50%) Analyst
5 8 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 8 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Software Developer
7 6 (3.75%) iOS Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Java Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Salesforce Architect
7 6 (3.75%) Salesforce Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Automation Tester
8 5 (3.13%) Lead Architect
8 5 (3.13%) QA Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Tester
8 5 (3.13%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (39.38%) Web Services
2 61 (38.13%) HTML
3 44 (27.50%) SOAP
4 38 (23.75%) CSS
5 35 (21.88%) J2EE
5 35 (21.88%) JSON
6 31 (19.38%) .NET
6 31 (19.38%) Spring
7 24 (15.00%) REST
8 23 (14.38%) RESTful
9 21 (13.13%) HTML5
10 18 (11.25%) Ajax
11 16 (10.00%) XSLT
12 15 (9.38%) .NET Framework
12 15 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (8.75%) jQuery
14 13 (8.13%) XSD
15 12 (7.50%) ASP.NET
15 12 (7.50%) Middleware
16 11 (6.88%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.25%) User Experience
3 8 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.50%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.25%) CMDB
7 2 (1.25%) Derivative
7 2 (1.25%) iPad
7 2 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.25%) PlayStation
7 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.25%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.25%) Wiki
8 1 (0.63%) DataPower
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) RIA
8 1 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.38%) Windows
2 13 (8.13%) Linux
3 11 (6.88%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.25%) Android
5 9 (5.63%) Unix
6 4 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.75%) Scrum
3 26 (16.25%) Test Automation
4 20 (12.50%) TDD
5 18 (11.25%) OO
5 18 (11.25%) Software Engineering
6 17 (10.63%) MVC
7 12 (7.50%) DevOps
7 12 (7.50%) SDLC
8 11 (6.88%) ITIL
8 11 (6.88%) Workflow
9 9 (5.63%) Project Management
9 9 (5.63%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.00%) BDD
10 8 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.00%) High Availability
10 8 (5.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.00%) Pair Programming
10 8 (5.00%) SOA
11 7 (4.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 85 (53.13%) Java
2 67 (41.88%) SQL
3 57 (35.63%) JavaScript
4 31 (19.38%) C#
5 11 (6.88%) PL/SQL
5 11 (6.88%) Python
6 9 (5.63%) Apple Swift
7 8 (5.00%) VB
8 7 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.38%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.75%) PHP
9 6 (3.75%) VB6
10 5 (3.13%) Groovy
10 5 (3.13%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.13%) Ruby
10 5 (3.13%) Scala
11 4 (2.50%) ActionScript
11 4 (2.50%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (2.50%) ActionScript 3.0
11 4 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.25%) HNC
4 2 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) MCPD
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) OCMJD
5 1 (0.63%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.63%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) QA
2 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.63%) EMIR
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.63%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 53 (33.13%) Oracle
2 13 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.25%) IBM
4 9 (5.63%) ServiceNow
4 9 (5.63%) Sybase
4 9 (5.63%) TIBCO
5 8 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.13%) Perforce
6 5 (3.13%) Twitter
6 5 (3.13%) Xamarin
7 4 (2.50%) Adobe
7 4 (2.50%) Apple
7 4 (2.50%) Axway
7 4 (2.50%) SAP
8 3 (1.88%) HP
8 3 (1.88%) webMethods
9 2 (1.25%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.25%) Pega
9 2 (1.25%) Software AG
9 2 (1.25%) Talend
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