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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 52 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 14 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.84% 2.42% 4.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.66% 9.52% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 15
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
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
145 210 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.03% 25.42% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 156 111
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 £17.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -52.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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 17 (62.96%) HTML
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 12 (44.44%) VB
4 12 (44.44%) .NET
4 12 (44.44%) Web Services
5 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
5 11 (40.74%) OO
6 10 (37.04%) SOAP
7 9 (33.33%) CSS
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle
8 8 (29.63%) C#
8 8 (29.63%) Unix
9 7 (25.93%) EAI
9 7 (25.93%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (25.93%) REST
10 6 (22.22%) HTML5
10 6 (22.22%) Service Management
10 6 (22.22%) SOA
10 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
10 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 6 (22.22%) J2EE
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 5 (18.52%) C++
11 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
11 5 (18.52%) XPath

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 7 (25.93%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
4 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 2 (7.41%) Node.js
4 2 (7.41%) WildFly
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) InfoPath
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) HFM
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (14.81%) DTS
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
3 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.70%) Big Data
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.70%) HBase
5 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (3.70%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) JUnit
3 4 (14.81%) Toad
4 3 (11.11%) Ant
4 3 (11.11%) Artifactory
4 3 (11.11%) ClearQuest
4 3 (11.11%) JIRA
4 3 (11.11%) Maven
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (11.11%) PVCS
4 3 (11.11%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.41%) SonarQube
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (7.41%) Billing
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Architect
4 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) webMethods Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) HTML
2 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) Web Services
3 10 (37.04%) SOAP
4 9 (33.33%) CSS
5 7 (25.93%) REST
6 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 6 (22.22%) HTML5
6 6 (22.22%) J2EE
7 4 (14.81%) EDI
7 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
7 4 (14.81%) JSP
7 4 (14.81%) Servlets
7 4 (14.81%) Spring
7 4 (14.81%) XSD
8 3 (11.11%) Apache CXF
8 3 (11.11%) JSON
8 3 (11.11%) OC4J
9 2 (7.41%) EDIFACT
9 2 (7.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Unix
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) OO
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) EAI
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Service Management
3 6 (22.22%) SOA
4 4 (14.81%) CRM
4 4 (14.81%) Data Management
4 4 (14.81%) ERP
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) SDLC
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) Analytics
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) VB
4 8 (29.63%) C#
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) C++
6 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
6 5 (18.52%) XPath
7 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.70%) Scala
8 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Sun Certification
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) MCAD
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSD
4 1 (3.70%) MCTS
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.41%) webMethods
4 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Splunk