The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 39 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 25 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.50% 3.78% 4.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.71% 13.53% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
170 170 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.81% 27.96% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 106 80
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
XML
West Midlands

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 30 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (54.00%) HTML
3 19 (38.00%) .NET
3 19 (38.00%) CSS
4 17 (34.00%) jQuery
5 16 (32.00%) JSP
5 16 (32.00%) UNIX
6 15 (30.00%) C#
7 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (28.00%) Ajax
8 13 (26.00%) Java
8 13 (26.00%) Oracle
8 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
9 12 (24.00%) XSLT
9 12 (24.00%) MySQL
9 12 (24.00%) REST
10 11 (22.00%) PHP
10 11 (22.00%) Web Services
10 11 (22.00%) SOA
11 10 (20.00%) Linux
11 10 (20.00%) Migration
12 9 (18.00%) Control-M
12 9 (18.00%) MVC
12 9 (18.00%) Web 2.0
12 9 (18.00%) CGI
12 9 (18.00%) Customer Engagement
13 8 (16.00%) WCF
13 8 (16.00%) SOAP
13 8 (16.00%) Ant
13 8 (16.00%) J2EE

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (14.00%) Apache
1 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
2 6 (12.00%) CMS
3 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) e-Work
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.00%) MySQL
3 5 (10.00%) Informix
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.00%) BODI
7 1 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Subversion
1 8 (16.00%) Ant
2 7 (14.00%) Maven
3 6 (12.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.00%) PhoneGap
5 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.00%) Selenium
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (70.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.00%) UNIX Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Sitecore Developer
6 4 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.00%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) HTML
2 19 (38.00%) .NET
2 19 (38.00%) CSS
3 17 (34.00%) jQuery
4 16 (32.00%) JSP
5 14 (28.00%) Ajax
6 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
7 12 (24.00%) XSLT
7 12 (24.00%) REST
8 11 (22.00%) Web Services
9 9 (18.00%) CGI
10 8 (16.00%) Middleware
10 8 (16.00%) SOAP
10 8 (16.00%) J2EE
10 8 (16.00%) WCF
11 7 (14.00%) Spring
12 6 (12.00%) JSTL
13 5 (10.00%) CSS3
13 5 (10.00%) HTML5
13 5 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Web 2.0
2 4 (8.00%) Kindle
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) UNIX
2 10 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (8.00%) Android
4 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) SOA
2 10 (20.00%) Migration
3 9 (18.00%) MVC
3 9 (18.00%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.00%) Workflow
5 4 (8.00%) EAI
6 3 (6.00%) OOP
6 3 (6.00%) Android Development
6 3 (6.00%) iOS Development
7 2 (4.00%) TDD
7 2 (4.00%) Document Management
7 2 (4.00%) OO
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) ITSM
7 2 (4.00%) ITIL
8 1 (2.00%) Web Design
8 1 (2.00%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (30.00%) C#
3 13 (26.00%) Java
4 11 (22.00%) PHP
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
6 5 (10.00%) Perl
7 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VBScript
8 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) BMC
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Alterian
3 5 (10.00%) Sitecore
3 5 (10.00%) IBM
3 5 (10.00%) Sybase
4 4 (8.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.00%) Sencha
6 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Metastorm
7 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) JBoss
7 1 (2.00%) Intel
7 1 (2.00%) AccuRev
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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