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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 32 20 5
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15  
Contract jobs citing XML 11 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.85% 3.31% 15.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.58% 11.76% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 8
Median daily rate £350 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 81 34 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 35.68% 28.10% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 16 28
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -9 11 £350 - 3
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) CSS
4 8 (44.44%) JSON
5 7 (38.89%) .NET
5 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
5 7 (38.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (33.33%) Twitter
6 6 (33.33%) QA
6 6 (33.33%) HTML5
6 6 (33.33%) CSS3
7 5 (27.78%) Oracle
7 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) C#
7 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
8 4 (22.22%) Parallel Processing
8 4 (22.22%) Metaprogramming
8 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
8 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
8 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
8 4 (22.22%) DB2
8 4 (22.22%) Ab Initio
8 4 (22.22%) Korn
8 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Banking

XML
Top Related 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 2 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
1 1 (5.56%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
2 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
3 4 (22.22%) DB2
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (5.56%) Big Data
6 1 (5.56%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Babel
2 2 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 2 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (11.11%) PhantomJS
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) CSS
3 8 (44.44%) JSON
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
4 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
4 7 (38.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (33.33%) CSS3
5 6 (33.33%) HTML5
6 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) JMS
8 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 2 (11.11%) DOM
8 2 (11.11%) XHTML
8 2 (11.11%) XSLT
9 1 (5.56%) EJB
9 1 (5.56%) JDBC
9 1 (5.56%) JSP
9 1 (5.56%) Servlets
9 1 (5.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Energy
2 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Metaprogramming
1 4 (22.22%) Parallel Processing
1 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
2 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Coaching
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Process Management
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.56%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) OOD
4 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) SOLID
4 1 (5.56%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 4 (22.22%) Korn
4 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (11.11%) ECMAScript
6 2 (11.11%) ES6
6 2 (11.11%) Java
6 2 (11.11%) TypeScript
7 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.56%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Twitter
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Ab Initio