The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 53 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 15 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 3.74% 2.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.43% 14.37% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £443 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
XML
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
202 167 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.85% 26.05% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 107 49
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.11% -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Birmingham region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 11 (39.29%) C#
4 11 (39.29%) .NET
5 10 (35.71%) HTML
5 10 (35.71%) CSS
5 10 (35.71%) MVC
6 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
7 8 (28.57%) WCF
8 7 (25.00%) Java
8 7 (25.00%) SOAP
8 7 (25.00%) JSON
9 6 (21.43%) jQuery
9 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) Middleware
9 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
9 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle
9 6 (21.43%) XSLT
9 6 (21.43%) SOA
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.86%) OO
10 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
10 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
11 4 (14.29%) TDD
11 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.71%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.57%) CICS
4 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.14%) DB2
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.57%) MySQL
6 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) XMLUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (7.14%) TIBCO Developer
4 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (7.14%) SOA Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Magento Developer
5 1 (3.57%) iOS Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Middleware Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 11 (39.29%) .NET
3 10 (35.71%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) CSS
4 8 (28.57%) WCF
5 7 (25.00%) SOAP
5 7 (25.00%) JSON
6 6 (21.43%) jQuery
6 6 (21.43%) Middleware
6 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 6 (21.43%) XSLT
7 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (14.29%) XSD
7 4 (14.29%) HTML5
8 3 (10.71%) Java EE
9 2 (7.14%) Spring
9 2 (7.14%) JMS
9 2 (7.14%) Struts
9 2 (7.14%) JSP
9 2 (7.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) HACMP
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) MVC
2 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) SOA
3 5 (17.86%) OO
4 4 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Time Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.57%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) C#
3 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.14%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) COBOL
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
7 1 (3.57%) XPath
7 1 (3.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.14%) Cognos
4 2 (7.14%) BEA
4 2 (7.14%) Vitria
4 2 (7.14%) Pega
4 2 (7.14%) Tableau
5 1 (3.57%) Talend
5 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.57%) Sybase
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