The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 29 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 0  
Contract jobs citing XML 6 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.64% 3.17% 3.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.82% 14.63% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Median daily rate £331 £475 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.26% +20.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £365 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £528 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 88 82 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 24.04% 21.64% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 67 59
Median daily rate £450 £420 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +24.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £187.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +476.92% -  
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Northamptonshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Northamptonshire 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
Northampton -4 4 £325 -31.57%
Corby - 1 £350 -
XML
East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 16 (61.54%) TDD
2 14 (53.85%) JSON
2 14 (53.85%) SOAP
3 13 (50.00%) XSLT
4 12 (46.15%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) SQL
5 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
5 11 (42.31%) jQuery
6 10 (38.46%) Ajax
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle
6 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 10 (38.46%) OO
7 9 (34.62%) J2EE
7 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
7 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
7 9 (34.62%) Relational Database
8 8 (30.77%) Gradle
8 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 8 (30.77%) JPA
8 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (30.77%) Finance
8 8 (30.77%) Spring
8 8 (30.77%) .NET
8 8 (30.77%) RDBMS
9 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
9 7 (26.92%) Eclipse
9 7 (26.92%) IntelliJ
9 7 (26.92%) JUnit
9 7 (26.92%) C#

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 3 (11.54%) JBoss
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) Relational Database
3 8 (30.77%) RDBMS
4 7 (26.92%) MongoDB
5 3 (11.54%) DB2
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 8 (30.77%) Gradle
3 7 (26.92%) Eclipse
3 7 (26.92%) IntelliJ
3 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
3 7 (26.92%) JIRA
3 7 (26.92%) JProfiler
3 7 (26.92%) JUnit
4 4 (15.38%) Moq
4 4 (15.38%) NUnit
5 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.85%) Lombardi
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 6 (23.08%) XML Developer
4 6 (23.08%) XML XSLT Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Business Integration Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Architect
8 1 (3.85%) iOS Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Java Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) JSON
1 14 (53.85%) SOAP
2 13 (50.00%) XSLT
3 11 (42.31%) jQuery
4 10 (38.46%) Ajax
5 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
5 9 (34.62%) J2EE
6 8 (30.77%) .NET
6 8 (30.77%) JPA
6 8 (30.77%) Spring
7 7 (26.92%) HTML
8 6 (23.08%) CSS
8 6 (23.08%) REST
9 5 (19.23%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
10 4 (15.38%) Web Services
11 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
11 3 (11.54%) HTML5
12 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (7.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) DataPower
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) TDD
2 10 (38.46%) OO
3 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 8 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
4 7 (26.92%) RAD
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 5 (19.23%) SOA
7 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Use Case
8 3 (11.54%) MVC
9 2 (7.69%) BDD
9 2 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (7.69%) SOLID
9 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.85%) Business Activity Monitoring
10 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
10 1 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 7 (26.92%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
4 1 (3.85%) Groovy
4 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Perforce
3 4 (15.38%) WSO2
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Chordiant
5 1 (3.85%) Kony
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Sencha
5 1 (3.85%) Sybase