Period
to 20 September 2018

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 6 months to 20 September 2018 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 20 26
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 13 104 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.36% 16.05% 3.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.07% 33.88% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 88 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £413 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +50.00% -26.67%
10th Percentile £413 £263 £263
90th Percentile £449 £438 £288
UK median daily rate £450 £446 £420
% change year-on-year +0.90% +6.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £13.88
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +18.91%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 161 307 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 41.60% 47.38% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 245 27
Northern Ireland median daily rate £438 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £309 £335 £250
90th Percentile £533 £488 £419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +17.23% -63.28%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.17 £14.19
UK median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.03% +11.11% -3.87%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

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 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 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
County Antrim -20 10 £431 +4.36% 11
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for XML.

1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) DB2
2 12 (92.31%) CSS
2 12 (92.31%) JSP
2 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 12 (92.31%) RESTful
3 11 (84.62%) Banking
4 10 (76.92%) Finance
4 10 (76.92%) RDBMS
4 10 (76.92%) Relational Database
5 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
5 9 (69.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (69.23%) Eclipse
5 9 (69.23%) MVC
5 9 (69.23%) Web Services
5 9 (69.23%) JUnit
5 9 (69.23%) TDD
5 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
5 9 (69.23%) Backbone.js
5 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
6 8 (61.54%) Jasmine
6 8 (61.54%) Hibernate
6 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (61.54%) Spring
6 8 (61.54%) WebLogic
6 8 (61.54%) Bower
6 8 (61.54%) Grunt

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 12 (92.31%) WebSphere
2 8 (61.54%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) DB2
2 10 (76.92%) RDBMS
2 10 (76.92%) Relational Database
3 6 (46.15%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
1 9 (69.23%) Eclipse
1 9 (69.23%) JUnit
2 8 (61.54%) Bower
2 8 (61.54%) Grunt
2 8 (61.54%) Jasmine
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Maven
General
1 11 (84.62%) Banking
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
1 12 (92.31%) Java Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Report Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Angular Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
1 12 (92.31%) JSP
1 12 (92.31%) RESTful
2 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
2 9 (69.23%) Backbone.js
2 9 (69.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) Hibernate
3 8 (61.54%) Spring
4 7 (53.85%) Ajax
5 6 (46.15%) Spring Batch
6 5 (38.46%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (38.46%) iBATIS
6 5 (38.46%) JSON
7 4 (30.77%) EJB
7 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
7 4 (30.77%) Java EE
7 4 (30.77%) Servlets
7 4 (30.77%) Spring Integration
7 4 (30.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) SWIFT
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) MVC
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) ETL
3 6 (46.15%) Multithreading
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) Time Management
3 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) XML Parsing
6 1 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
6 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.69%) RAD
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (92.31%) Java
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) IBM