Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 30 27
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 13 51 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.07% 9.06% 3.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.16% 20.90% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 43 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% - -
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +7.14%

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 211 244 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 49.76% 43.34% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 192 29
Northern Ireland median daily rate £443 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +26.92% -3.70%
10th Percentile £334 £295 £267
90th Percentile £538 £488 £420
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £13.78 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +2.04% -57.81%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.38 £13.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.17 £13.75
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.98% +7.36% +7.14%

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 18 June 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 -17 10 £350 -9.68% 7
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 12 (92.31%) Java
1 12 (92.31%) JSON
2 11 (84.62%) Spring
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
3 9 (69.23%) Java 8
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 6 (46.15%) MVC
5 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
5 6 (46.15%) JUnit
5 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
6 5 (38.46%) Jasmine
6 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (38.46%) Grunt
6 5 (38.46%) Bower
6 5 (38.46%) Docker
6 5 (38.46%) RESTful
6 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 5 (38.46%) Backbone.js
6 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
6 5 (38.46%) iBATIS
6 5 (38.46%) JIRA
6 5 (38.46%) Multithreading

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 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
1 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
2 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) DB2
2 3 (23.08%) DB2 UDB
2 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) JUnit
3 5 (38.46%) Bower
3 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Grunt
3 5 (38.46%) Jasmine
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) jMock
4 1 (7.69%) Mockito
4 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 11 (84.62%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Angular Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) JSON
2 11 (84.62%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (38.46%) Backbone.js
4 5 (38.46%) iBATIS
4 5 (38.46%) JSP
4 5 (38.46%) RESTful
4 5 (38.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (23.08%) Spring Batch
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (15.38%) WebSockets
7 1 (7.69%) CSS3
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) Equities
3 1 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
4 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Time Management
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Functional Programming
6 2 (15.38%) Microservices
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) XML Parsing
7 1 (7.69%) Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
7 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Java
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) Java 8
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Perl
5 4 (30.77%) Scala
6 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Splunk
3 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
4 1 (7.69%) BT