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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 39 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 15 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.41% 3.70% 4.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.81% 15.33% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £405 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
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
127 137 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.39% 24.12% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 79 91
Average daily rate £355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £17.21 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £16.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £16.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) HTML
3 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (35.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) MVC
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
6 5 (25.00%) SOAP
6 5 (25.00%) XSLT
6 5 (25.00%) SOA
7 4 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (20.00%) Workflow
7 4 (20.00%) JSON
7 4 (20.00%) jQuery
7 4 (20.00%) HTML5
7 4 (20.00%) REST
8 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (15.00%) WCF
8 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (15.00%) IBM

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) JBoss
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Drupal
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (5.00%) CICS
4 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (10.00%) DB2
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) MS Access
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Xcode
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 2 (10.00%) SOA Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) Magento Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Microstrategy Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Developer
3 1 (5.00%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) HTML
3 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (25.00%) XSLT
6 4 (20.00%) JSON
6 4 (20.00%) jQuery
6 4 (20.00%) HTML5
6 4 (20.00%) REST
7 3 (15.00%) WCF
7 3 (15.00%) Middleware
7 3 (15.00%) XSD
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (10.00%) JSP
8 2 (10.00%) Servlets
8 2 (10.00%) Struts
8 2 (10.00%) JMS
8 2 (10.00%) Spring
8 2 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) HACMP
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (5.00%) Blog
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) zOS
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) MVC
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (20.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) OOP
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
1 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) JCL
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) PHP5
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) BEA
4 2 (10.00%) Vitria
4 2 (10.00%) Pega
5 1 (5.00%) Twitter
5 1 (5.00%) Talend
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.00%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase
5 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
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