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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 51 46 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing XML 10 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.36% 1.42% 5.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.03% 5.66% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £258 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.92% -16.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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
199 159 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.15% 25.16% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 103 77
Average daily rate £375 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 13 (38.24%) C#
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (35.29%) SOA
2 12 (35.29%) WCF
3 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
3 11 (32.35%) CSS
3 11 (32.35%) HTML
3 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
4 10 (29.41%) Java
4 10 (29.41%) Web Services
4 10 (29.41%) jQuery
4 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (26.47%) MVC
6 8 (23.53%) Middleware
6 8 (23.53%) SOAP
6 8 (23.53%) REST
7 7 (20.59%) AngularJS
7 7 (20.59%) User Experience
7 7 (20.59%) Oracle
7 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.59%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (20.59%) HTML5
8 6 (17.65%) Android
8 6 (17.65%) JSON
8 6 (17.65%) Ajax
8 6 (17.65%) OOP
8 6 (17.65%) Mobile App

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 7 (20.59%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.94%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.76%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Ant
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.88%) Maven
4 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Architect
3 7 (20.59%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Integration Architect
7 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.88%) CRM Developer
8 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Report Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) WCF
3 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
3 11 (32.35%) CSS
3 11 (32.35%) HTML
4 10 (29.41%) Web Services
4 10 (29.41%) jQuery
5 8 (23.53%) Middleware
5 8 (23.53%) SOAP
5 8 (23.53%) REST
6 7 (20.59%) AngularJS
6 7 (20.59%) HTML5
7 6 (17.65%) JSON
7 6 (17.65%) Ajax
7 6 (17.65%) PhoneGap
8 4 (11.76%) WSDL
8 4 (11.76%) XSD
9 3 (8.82%) J2EE
10 2 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
10 2 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) User Experience
2 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
3 4 (11.76%) Kindle
4 1 (2.94%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
4 1 (2.94%) Blog
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Android
1 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) SOA
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) MVC
4 6 (17.65%) OOP
4 6 (17.65%) Android Development
4 6 (17.65%) iOS Development
5 5 (14.71%) Workflow
6 4 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) EAI
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.88%) MVVM
8 2 (5.88%) TDD
8 2 (5.88%) CRM
9 1 (2.94%) OO
9 1 (2.94%) Project Management
9 1 (2.94%) Migration
9 1 (2.94%) Scrum
9 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 10 (29.41%) Java
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 3 (8.82%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) MCITP
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Sencha
3 4 (11.76%) IBM
3 4 (11.76%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.94%) Intel
4 1 (2.94%) Alterian
4 1 (2.94%) Sitecore