The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 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
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 - 9
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XML 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 2.08% - 8.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% - 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £338 - £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +19.40% -10.54%  

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 18 9 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 37.50% 12.68% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 10
Median daily rate £335 £200 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -39.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £370 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Stoke-on-Trent

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 24 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for XML.

1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (33.33%) React
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) SOLID
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (33.33%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (16.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) JSF
3 2 (33.33%) React
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SOLID
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft