Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 21 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
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 11 26
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 +9
Contract jobs citing XML 5 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 2.43% 9.09% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 36.36% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Preston median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +41.67%
Lancashire median daily rate £358 £335 £425
% change year-on-year +6.72% -21.18% +49.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Preston
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 14.56% 25.00% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 22
Preston median daily rate £425 £330 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% -21.43% -1.18%
10th Percentile £328 £270 £210
90th Percentile £566 £447 £575
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
% change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +13.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -23.78% +69.42%
10th Percentile £39.13 £24.50 £30.10
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.18 £47.33
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Preston

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Preston

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 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 Preston region with a requirement for XML.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) Protractor
4 2 (40.00%) SOLID
4 2 (40.00%) Hudson
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (40.00%) Rational Robot
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VB

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Hudson
1 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Protractor
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Robot
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
1 2 (40.00%) WPF
1 2 (40.00%) XSD
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) XML Messaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) SOLID
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VB
1 2 (40.00%) VB6
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IFS
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) webMethods