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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1  
Contract jobs citing XML 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 0.85% 2.75% 7.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.41% 10.00% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.90%  

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 Preston with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 37 30 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 15.81% 27.52% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 8
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £399 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 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 27 June 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (33.33%) OCPJP
3 1 (33.33%) OCMJD
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Java SE
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Robot
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) XML Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) EDI
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) Java SE
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SOLID
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) OCMJD
1 1 (33.33%) OCPJP
1 1 (33.33%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Sun