The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 22 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 79 53
Rank change year-on-year +24 -26  
Contract jobs citing XML 69 70 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.43% 2.51% 3.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.36% 7.39% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 68
Median daily rate £356 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £315 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £493 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £41.25 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.43% -10.66%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 737 947 770
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 36.63% 33.92% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 683 522
Median daily rate £380 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £41.88 £13.85 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +202.34% -69.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Yorkshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Yorkshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Yorkshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
West Yorkshire +22 53 £350 -10.25% 28
South Yorkshire +9 9 £384 -27.25% 9
North Yorkshire +6 4 £394 -12.50% 1
East Yorkshire -5 2 £371 -17.50% 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 60 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (51.35%) Java
3 53 (47.75%) JavaScript
4 51 (45.95%) HTML
5 40 (36.04%) SQL
6 29 (26.13%) Test Automation
7 28 (25.23%) SQL Server
8 25 (22.52%) Jenkins
9 24 (21.62%) JSON
9 24 (21.62%) Selenium
10 22 (19.82%) Web Services
11 21 (18.92%) CSS
11 21 (18.92%) .NET
12 20 (18.02%) PHP
13 19 (17.12%) SOAP
13 19 (17.12%) Unix
13 19 (17.12%) Python
13 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
13 19 (17.12%) BDD
14 18 (16.22%) Cucumber
14 18 (16.22%) WebDriver
14 18 (16.22%) Bash Shell
14 18 (16.22%) Test Scripting
15 17 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (15.32%) Oracle
15 17 (15.32%) SDLC
16 16 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (14.41%) Hudson
16 16 (14.41%) Finance
17 15 (13.51%) Tomcat

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 15 (13.51%) Tomcat
2 10 (9.01%) IIS
3 8 (7.21%) Anypoint
3 8 (7.21%) Mule
4 7 (6.31%) Apache
5 6 (5.41%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.60%) Mule ESB
6 4 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.70%) Confluence
7 3 (2.70%) WordPress
8 2 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.90%) Gentran
9 1 (0.90%) nginx
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.90%) SAS
9 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.90%) HipChat
2 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.90%) Force.com
2 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Internet
2 6 (5.41%) LAN
2 6 (5.41%) WAN
3 5 (4.50%) DHCP
3 5 (4.50%) DNS
3 5 (4.50%) Firewall
3 5 (4.50%) HTTP
3 5 (4.50%) VLAN
3 5 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.80%) Extranet
4 2 (1.80%) Intranet
5 1 (0.90%) FCoE
5 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.90%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.90%) Multicast
5 1 (0.90%) NAS
5 1 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.11%) MySQL
3 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.31%) DB2
5 6 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.50%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.50%) MS Access
7 4 (3.60%) DataStage
7 4 (3.60%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.60%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.70%) OLAP
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 25 (22.52%) Jenkins
2 24 (21.62%) Selenium
3 18 (16.22%) Cucumber
3 18 (16.22%) WebDriver
4 16 (14.41%) Hudson
5 11 (9.91%) Visual Studio
6 10 (9.01%) JIRA
7 9 (8.11%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.31%) JUnit
9 6 (5.41%) Maven
10 5 (4.50%) Eclipse
10 5 (4.50%) Subversion
10 5 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.60%) JMeter
12 3 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (2.70%) Gradle
12 3 (2.70%) Mockito
12 3 (2.70%) Toad
13 2 (1.80%) DbUnit
13 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (14.41%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Games
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Local Government
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (46.85%) Developer
2 19 (17.12%) Java Developer
2 19 (17.12%) Tester
3 17 (15.32%) Analyst
4 15 (13.51%) Automation Tester
5 8 (7.21%) Integration Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 7 (6.31%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (6.31%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.50%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.60%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.60%) DataStage Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) Project Leader
9 3 (2.70%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.70%) Service Analyst
9 3 (2.70%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (45.95%) HTML
2 24 (21.62%) JSON
3 22 (19.82%) Web Services
4 21 (18.92%) .NET
4 21 (18.92%) CSS
5 19 (17.12%) SOAP
6 14 (12.61%) J2EE
6 14 (12.61%) Java EE
6 14 (12.61%) Spring
7 13 (11.71%) jQuery
8 12 (10.81%) RESTful
9 11 (9.91%) XSLT
10 9 (8.11%) .NET Framework
11 8 (7.21%) HTML5
11 8 (7.21%) REST
12 6 (5.41%) XSL
13 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET
13 5 (4.50%) JAXB
13 5 (4.50%) JSP
13 5 (4.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.80%) iPad
4 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.90%) Animation
5 1 (0.90%) BYOD
5 1 (0.90%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.90%) iPhone
5 1 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.90%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (0.90%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Unix
2 15 (13.51%) Linux
3 13 (11.71%) Windows
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Solaris
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.13%) Test Automation
3 19 (17.12%) BDD
4 18 (16.22%) Test Scripting
5 17 (15.32%) SDLC
5 17 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.51%) SOA
7 11 (9.91%) Scrum
7 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
7 11 (9.91%) Web Development
8 10 (9.01%) OO
9 8 (7.21%) Integration Testing
9 8 (7.21%) MVC
10 7 (6.31%) ITIL
10 7 (6.31%) Open Source
10 7 (6.31%) Project Management
10 7 (6.31%) TDD
10 7 (6.31%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.31%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 57 (51.35%) Java
2 53 (47.75%) JavaScript
3 40 (36.04%) SQL
4 20 (18.02%) PHP
5 19 (17.12%) Python
6 18 (16.22%) Bash Shell
7 14 (12.61%) C#
8 5 (4.50%) Delphi
8 5 (4.50%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.70%) Ruby
9 3 (2.70%) Scala
9 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.80%) C++
10 2 (1.80%) Go
11 1 (0.90%) ECMAScript
11 1 (0.90%) VB
11 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) Degree
2 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) HNC
4 2 (1.80%) ISEB
4 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.90%) FATCA
4 1 (0.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.90%) KVM
2 1 (0.90%) NFS
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.90%) SRDF
2 1 (0.90%) vSphere
2 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.32%) Oracle
3 8 (7.21%) MuleSoft
4 5 (4.50%) Google
4 5 (4.50%) SAP
5 4 (3.60%) IBM
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe
6 2 (1.80%) HP
6 2 (1.80%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.80%) VMware
7 1 (0.90%) Apple
7 1 (0.90%) EMC
7 1 (0.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.90%) Intel
7 1 (0.90%) Magma
7 1 (0.90%) Sage
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.90%) Solace
7 1 (0.90%) Zend
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago