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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 38 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 25 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.42% 3.90% 4.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.74% 12.68% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £265 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +29.31%
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
182 205 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.93% 30.78% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 143 68
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 29 (56.86%) JavaScript
2 28 (54.90%) HTML
3 20 (39.22%) .NET
4 19 (37.25%) CSS
5 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 17 (33.33%) C#
5 17 (33.33%) jQuery
6 15 (29.41%) JSP
6 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 15 (29.41%) UNIX
6 15 (29.41%) Ajax
7 13 (25.49%) Oracle
7 13 (25.49%) Java
8 12 (23.53%) MySQL
8 12 (23.53%) SOA
9 11 (21.57%) PHP
9 11 (21.57%) XSLT
9 11 (21.57%) MVC
9 11 (21.57%) REST
10 10 (19.61%) Migration
10 10 (19.61%) WCF
11 9 (17.65%) Web 2.0
11 9 (17.65%) Web Services
11 9 (17.65%) Linux
11 9 (17.65%) CGI
11 9 (17.65%) Control-M
11 9 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
12 8 (15.69%) Middleware
12 8 (15.69%) SOAP
12 8 (15.69%) Ant

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 6 (11.76%) Apache
1 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 6 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (9.80%) CMS
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) e-Work
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.53%) MySQL
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (9.80%) Informix
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.96%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.96%) BODI
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Ant
2 7 (13.73%) Subversion
3 6 (11.76%) Maven
4 5 (9.80%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.88%) JIRA
6 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Games
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Java Developer
3 7 (13.73%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.76%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (9.80%) UNIX Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Sitecore Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (7.84%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Integration Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Java Web Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (54.90%) HTML
2 20 (39.22%) .NET
3 19 (37.25%) CSS
4 17 (33.33%) jQuery
5 15 (29.41%) Ajax
5 15 (29.41%) JSP
5 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 11 (21.57%) XSLT
6 11 (21.57%) REST
7 10 (19.61%) WCF
8 9 (17.65%) Web Services
8 9 (17.65%) CGI
9 8 (15.69%) Middleware
9 8 (15.69%) SOAP
10 7 (13.73%) J2EE
10 7 (13.73%) HTML5
11 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
11 6 (11.76%) Spring
12 5 (9.80%) XHTML
12 5 (9.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Web 2.0
2 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.84%) Kindle
4 1 (1.96%) WURFL
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) UNIX
2 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 6 (11.76%) Android
3 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 5 (9.80%) Windows
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.96%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) SOA
2 11 (21.57%) MVC
3 10 (19.61%) Migration
4 9 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
5 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.80%) Android Development
6 5 (9.80%) iOS Development
6 5 (9.80%) Workflow
6 5 (9.80%) OOP
7 4 (7.84%) EAI
8 2 (3.92%) OO
8 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.92%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.92%) TDD
8 2 (3.92%) Document Management
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) Web Development
9 1 (1.96%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.96%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) JavaScript
2 17 (33.33%) C#
3 13 (25.49%) Java
4 11 (21.57%) PHP
5 5 (9.80%) SQL
5 5 (9.80%) Perl
6 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) Alterian
3 5 (9.80%) Sitecore
3 5 (9.80%) Sencha
3 5 (9.80%) Sybase
3 5 (9.80%) BMC
4 4 (7.84%) TIBCO
4 4 (7.84%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.96%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) Intel
5 1 (1.96%) Remedy
5 1 (1.96%) Metastorm
5 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
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