The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 22 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2  
Contract jobs citing XML 44 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.54% 2.97% 3.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.66% 10.71% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 0 2
Median daily rate £413 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.43% -10.66%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 186 28 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 52.99% 27.72% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 13 15
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £413 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.03% -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Northern Ireland

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Northern Ireland

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Northern Ireland

XML
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 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
County Antrim -8 44 £413 -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for XML.

1 43 (78.18%) JSON
2 35 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 35 (63.64%) Web Services
3 34 (61.82%) Finance
4 31 (56.36%) CSS
4 31 (56.36%) HTML
5 29 (52.73%) SQL
6 26 (47.27%) MVC
7 25 (45.45%) Banking
8 24 (43.64%) .NET
9 22 (40.00%) C#
10 21 (38.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (36.36%) WCF
11 20 (36.36%) HTML5
12 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
13 17 (30.91%) Java
13 17 (30.91%) AngularJS
14 16 (29.09%) Oracle
15 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET
15 15 (27.27%) jQuery
16 14 (25.45%) RESTful
16 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
16 14 (25.45%) CRM
16 14 (25.45%) Siebel
16 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (25.45%) User Experience
17 12 (21.82%) JIRA
18 11 (20.00%) WebSphere
18 11 (20.00%) PL/SQL
19 10 (18.18%) Hibernate

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 11 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Jetty
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.45%) Sumo Logic
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.82%) GitHub
3 1 (1.82%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Big Data
3 7 (12.73%) Hadoop
4 6 (10.91%) Apache Hive
4 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (7.27%) DB2
6 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.64%) Endeca
7 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (1.82%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) JIRA
2 9 (16.36%) Visual Studio
3 8 (14.55%) Bitbucket
4 6 (10.91%) NUnit
5 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.64%) Ant
6 2 (3.64%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (3.64%) Babel
6 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.64%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.64%) JUnit
6 2 (3.64%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (3.64%) Maven
6 2 (3.64%) PhantomJS
6 2 (3.64%) Subversion
7 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (61.82%) Finance
2 25 (45.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (94.55%) Developer
2 19 (34.55%) JavaScript Developer
3 18 (32.73%) Senior Developer
4 14 (25.45%) Java Developer
4 14 (25.45%) UI Developer
5 11 (20.00%) .NET Developer
6 10 (18.18%) C# Developer
6 10 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (16.36%) Angular Developer
7 9 (16.36%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 8 (14.55%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (14.55%) HTML CSS Developer
8 8 (14.55%) HTML Developer
8 8 (14.55%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 6 (10.91%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (9.09%) Big Data Developer
10 5 (9.09%) C++ Developer
10 5 (9.09%) C++/C# Developer
10 5 (9.09%) Senior C++ Developer
11 4 (7.27%) Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (78.18%) JSON
2 35 (63.64%) Web Services
3 31 (56.36%) CSS
3 31 (56.36%) HTML
4 24 (43.64%) .NET
5 21 (38.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 20 (36.36%) HTML5
6 20 (36.36%) WCF
7 17 (30.91%) AngularJS
8 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 15 (27.27%) jQuery
9 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (25.45%) RESTful
10 10 (18.18%) Hibernate
10 10 (18.18%) Spring
11 9 (16.36%) Node.js
12 8 (14.55%) JSP
12 8 (14.55%) Servlets
12 8 (14.55%) Spring Boot
12 8 (14.55%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) User Experience
2 8 (14.55%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) MVC
2 14 (25.45%) CRM
3 8 (14.55%) Concurrent Programming
3 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
3 8 (14.55%) Multithreading
3 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
4 6 (10.91%) Issue Tracking
4 6 (10.91%) OO
4 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
4 6 (10.91%) SOA
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Case Management
6 4 (7.27%) Metaprogramming
6 4 (7.27%) Parallel Processing
6 4 (7.27%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.45%) Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Coaching
7 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.64%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 29 (52.73%) SQL
3 22 (40.00%) C#
4 17 (30.91%) Java
5 11 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 10 (18.18%) TypeScript
7 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
8 6 (10.91%) C
8 6 (10.91%) C++
8 6 (10.91%) C++/CLI
9 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
9 4 (7.27%) Korn
9 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.64%) ECMAScript
10 2 (3.64%) ES6
10 2 (3.64%) Python
10 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.82%) VBA
11 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) HDFS
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) Siebel
3 6 (10.91%) Google
3 6 (10.91%) Perforce
3 6 (10.91%) Twitter
4 4 (7.27%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.82%) Sybase