The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 33 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 33 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.36% 2.63% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.26% 12.67% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 12
Median daily rate £425 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £33.64 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+27.82% -1.05%
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
203 150 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.82% 20.78% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 100 107
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £100.00 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+471.42% -36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for XML.

1 57 (77.03%) HTML
2 54 (72.97%) Web Services
3 52 (70.27%) Java
4 50 (67.57%) CSS
5 48 (64.86%) Oracle
6 45 (60.81%) SQL
6 45 (60.81%) JSP
7 41 (55.41%) WebLogic
8 40 (54.05%) SQL Server
9 37 (50.00%) JMS
10 35 (47.30%) Tomcat
11 34 (45.95%) JBoss
12 33 (44.59%) TDD
13 32 (43.24%) IBM
13 32 (43.24%) DB2
14 30 (40.54%) Web Development
14 30 (40.54%) Java EE
15 28 (37.84%) WebSphere
15 28 (37.84%) Misys
15 28 (37.84%) Log4j
15 28 (37.84%) WebLogic Portal
15 28 (37.84%) Back Office
16 21 (28.38%) OO
17 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
18 17 (22.97%) .NET
19 16 (21.62%) J2EE
19 16 (21.62%) Finance
20 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
20 15 (20.27%) C#
20 15 (20.27%) Spring

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 41 (55.41%) WebLogic
2 35 (47.30%) Tomcat
3 34 (45.95%) JBoss
4 28 (37.84%) WebLogic Portal
4 28 (37.84%) WebSphere
5 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.05%) IIS
7 2 (2.70%) Apache
7 2 (2.70%) CMS
7 2 (2.70%) WildFly
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) InfoPath
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) GIMP
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Magento
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Google Play
2 1 (1.35%) iTunes
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 32 (43.24%) DB2
3 12 (16.22%) Oracle Database
3 12 (16.22%) RDBMS
3 12 (16.22%) Relational Database
4 8 (10.81%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (8.11%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (4.05%) MySQL
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (37.84%) Log4j
2 12 (16.22%) Eclipse
3 11 (14.86%) Ant
4 10 (13.51%) JUnit
4 10 (13.51%) Subversion
5 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
5 9 (12.16%) JIRA
5 9 (12.16%) Maven
6 8 (10.81%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (10.81%) Toad
7 7 (9.46%) Artifactory
7 7 (9.46%) ClearQuest
8 6 (8.11%) Moq
8 6 (8.11%) NUnit
9 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
10 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.70%) SonarQube
12 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.35%) MyEclipse
12 1 (1.35%) PhpStorm
General
1 28 (37.84%) Back Office
2 16 (21.62%) Finance
3 14 (18.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (54.05%) Developer
2 25 (33.78%) Consultant
3 19 (25.68%) Technical Consultant
4 15 (20.27%) Java Developer
5 13 (17.57%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Java Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Lead Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Architect
9 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Office 365 Developer
9 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL Developer
9 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (4.05%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (77.03%) HTML
2 54 (72.97%) Web Services
3 50 (67.57%) CSS
4 45 (60.81%) JSP
5 37 (50.00%) JMS
6 30 (40.54%) Java EE
7 17 (22.97%) .NET
8 16 (21.62%) J2EE
9 15 (20.27%) Spring
10 14 (18.92%) Struts
11 12 (16.22%) Servlets
12 9 (12.16%) Hibernate
12 9 (12.16%) jQuery
13 8 (10.81%) SOAP
13 8 (10.81%) WCF
14 7 (9.46%) .NET Framework
14 7 (9.46%) Apache CXF
14 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
15 6 (8.11%) Entity Framework
15 6 (8.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.41%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Unix
2 6 (8.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Android
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) TDD
2 30 (40.54%) Web Development
3 21 (28.38%) OO
4 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (14.86%) MVC
6 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.16%) UML
8 8 (10.81%) SDLC
9 7 (9.46%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (9.46%) ITIL
9 7 (9.46%) OOP
9 7 (9.46%) Scrum
9 7 (9.46%) SOLID
10 6 (8.11%) ITSM
10 6 (8.11%) OOD
10 6 (8.11%) Service Management
11 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.76%) Workflow
12 4 (5.41%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (70.27%) Java
2 45 (60.81%) SQL
3 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 15 (20.27%) C#
5 11 (14.86%) VB
6 9 (12.16%) PL/SQL
7 8 (10.81%) C++
8 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.70%) PHP
9 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.70%) XQuery
10 1 (1.35%) C
10 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.35%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.35%) VBScript
10 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) OCPJP
3 7 (9.46%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (8.11%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.70%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) MCAD
7 1 (1.35%) MCITP
7 1 (1.35%) MCSD
7 1 (1.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 48 (64.86%) Oracle
2 32 (43.24%) IBM
3 28 (37.84%) Misys
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.41%) BEA
5 4 (5.41%) Pega
5 4 (5.41%) Sybase
5 4 (5.41%) Vitria
6 1 (1.35%) CODA
6 1 (1.35%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) Kony
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk
6 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.35%) Zend