Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 34 27
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 81 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.11% 1.66% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.27% 7.04% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 2 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.25 -
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +21.21% -14.84%

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 251 71 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 40.61% 23.51% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 33 16
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.41% +36.00%
10th Percentile £317 £250 £300
90th Percentile £475 £449 £470
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.78 £12.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +15 79 £413 +50.00% 1
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 68 (83.95%) Java
2 63 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 59 (72.84%) CSS
4 57 (70.37%) Web Services
4 57 (70.37%) MVC
5 53 (65.43%) Hibernate
5 53 (65.43%) Spring
6 52 (64.20%) WebSphere
6 52 (64.20%) Spring Integration
6 52 (64.20%) Finance
7 48 (59.26%) Oracle
8 47 (58.02%) JSP
8 47 (58.02%) RESTful
9 46 (56.79%) Banking
10 40 (49.38%) DB2
10 40 (49.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 39 (48.15%) SQL
12 38 (46.91%) AngularJS
13 36 (44.44%) Backbone.js
14 33 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (39.51%) Ajax
16 30 (37.04%) JSON
16 30 (37.04%) WebLogic
16 30 (37.04%) HTML
16 30 (37.04%) Struts
17 27 (33.33%) RDBMS
17 27 (33.33%) Relational Database
18 26 (32.10%) TDD
18 26 (32.10%) Waterfall
19 25 (30.86%) Test Automation

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 52 (64.20%) WebSphere
2 30 (37.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (49.38%) DB2
2 27 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 27 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 24 (29.63%) DB2 UDB
4 12 (14.81%) SQL Server
5 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (8.64%) Apache Hive
6 7 (8.64%) Big Data
6 7 (8.64%) Hadoop
6 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.70%) QlikView
8 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (23.46%) Bower
1 19 (23.46%) Cucumber
1 19 (23.46%) Eclipse
1 19 (23.46%) Grunt
1 19 (23.46%) Jasmine
1 19 (23.46%) JUnit
2 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.23%) JIRA
2 1 (1.23%) NUnit
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (64.20%) Finance
2 46 (56.79%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Front Office
3 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 78 (96.30%) Developer
2 68 (83.95%) Java Developer
3 45 (55.56%) Senior Developer
4 43 (53.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 33 (40.74%) Full Stack Developer
6 27 (33.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 23 (28.40%) HTML CSS Developer
7 23 (28.40%) HTML Developer
8 20 (24.69%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (22.22%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 6 (7.41%) UI Developer
11 5 (6.17%) Angular Developer
12 4 (4.94%) Ab Initio Developer
13 3 (3.70%) Analyst
13 3 (3.70%) Data Analyst
13 3 (3.70%) Integration Developer
13 3 (3.70%) Web Developer
14 2 (2.47%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
14 2 (2.47%) Java Hadoop Developer
14 2 (2.47%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (72.84%) CSS
2 57 (70.37%) Web Services
3 53 (65.43%) Hibernate
3 53 (65.43%) Spring
4 52 (64.20%) Spring Integration
5 47 (58.02%) JSP
5 47 (58.02%) RESTful
6 40 (49.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 38 (46.91%) AngularJS
8 36 (44.44%) Backbone.js
9 32 (39.51%) Ajax
10 30 (37.04%) HTML
10 30 (37.04%) JSON
10 30 (37.04%) Struts
11 18 (22.22%) Gherkin
12 17 (20.99%) Java EE
12 17 (20.99%) JPA
12 17 (20.99%) Node.js
12 17 (20.99%) Servlets
12 17 (20.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (29.63%) Virtual Team
2 11 (13.58%) Mobile App
3 10 (12.35%) User Experience
4 7 (8.64%) SWIFT
5 6 (7.41%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.23%) Derivative
7 1 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (70.37%) MVC
2 33 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.10%) TDD
3 26 (32.10%) Waterfall
4 25 (30.86%) Test Automation
5 19 (23.46%) Data Modelling
6 17 (20.99%) Concurrent Programming
6 17 (20.99%) Multithreading
7 13 (16.05%) OO
8 9 (11.11%) ETL
8 9 (11.11%) Time Management
9 8 (9.88%) Project Management
10 6 (7.41%) Functional Programming
10 6 (7.41%) Microservices
11 5 (6.17%) Functional Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Pattern Matching
12 4 (4.94%) CRM
12 4 (4.94%) Metaprogramming
12 4 (4.94%) Parallel Processing
12 4 (4.94%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (83.95%) Java
2 63 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 39 (48.15%) SQL
4 17 (20.99%) TypeScript
5 5 (6.17%) C#
6 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.94%) Korn
6 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) C++/CLI
8 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) Degree
Vendors
1 48 (59.26%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) TIBCO
3 4 (4.94%) Ab Initio
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) Siebel
4 3 (3.70%) Cognos
5 1 (1.23%) Google
5 1 (1.23%) Perforce