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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 44 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 24 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.32% 2.47% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.80% 11.94% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 3
Median daily rate £358 £456 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.64% +40.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £590 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £368
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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
245 134 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.89% 20.71% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 96 109
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £100.00 £11.46 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+772.41% -58.31%
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 5 December 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 December 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 44 (68.75%) Web Services
2 41 (64.06%) HTML
3 38 (59.38%) CSS
4 37 (57.81%) Java
5 30 (46.88%) SQL
6 29 (45.31%) Oracle
7 27 (42.19%) JSP
8 26 (40.63%) JMS
9 25 (39.06%) SQL Server
10 24 (37.50%) WebLogic
10 24 (37.50%) TDD
11 23 (35.94%) Tomcat
11 23 (35.94%) JBoss
11 23 (35.94%) Java EE
12 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (34.38%) DB2
12 22 (34.38%) IBM
13 21 (32.81%) Misys
13 21 (32.81%) WebLogic Portal
13 21 (32.81%) Back Office
13 21 (32.81%) Log4j
13 21 (32.81%) WebSphere
13 21 (32.81%) Web Development
14 20 (31.25%) .NET
15 16 (25.00%) C#
16 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
17 14 (21.88%) Scrum
18 13 (20.31%) MVC
19 12 (18.75%) Subversion
19 12 (18.75%) WCF

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 24 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 23 (35.94%) JBoss
2 23 (35.94%) Tomcat
3 21 (32.81%) WebLogic Portal
3 21 (32.81%) WebSphere
4 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.13%) CMS
6 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.56%) WildFly
6 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) GIMP
2 1 (1.56%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (3.13%) GitHub
3 1 (1.56%) Google Play
3 1 (1.56%) iTunes
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (39.06%) SQL Server
2 22 (34.38%) DB2
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.13%) MySQL
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Log4j
2 12 (18.75%) Subversion
3 11 (17.19%) Moq
3 11 (17.19%) NUnit
4 6 (9.38%) JIRA
5 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.25%) Ant
7 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.13%) Artifactory
8 2 (3.13%) ClearQuest
8 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.13%) Hudson
8 2 (3.13%) JUnit
8 2 (3.13%) Maven
8 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (3.13%) PhantomJS
8 2 (3.13%) Selenium
8 2 (3.13%) Toad
8 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (32.81%) Back Office
2 11 (17.19%) Finance
3 9 (14.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Developer
2 19 (29.69%) Consultant
3 14 (21.88%) Technical Consultant
4 13 (20.31%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.94%) C# Developer
7 6 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.25%) ServiceNow Developer
8 4 (6.25%) XML Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Java Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Office 365 Developer
9 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (3.13%) HTML Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (3.13%) PHP Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (68.75%) Web Services
2 41 (64.06%) HTML
3 38 (59.38%) CSS
4 27 (42.19%) JSP
5 26 (40.63%) JMS
6 23 (35.94%) Java EE
7 20 (31.25%) .NET
8 12 (18.75%) WCF
9 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
9 11 (17.19%) Entity Framework
10 10 (15.63%) REST
11 9 (14.06%) SOAP
12 6 (9.38%) J2EE
12 6 (9.38%) Spring
13 5 (7.81%) jQuery
13 5 (7.81%) JSON
13 5 (7.81%) Struts
14 4 (6.25%) Ajax
14 4 (6.25%) JDBC
14 4 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
1 2 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.56%) CMDB
2 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (1.56%) AIX
2 1 (1.56%) Android
2 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) TDD
2 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.81%) Web Development
4 14 (21.88%) Scrum
5 13 (20.31%) MVC
6 12 (18.75%) SOLID
7 11 (17.19%) OOD
8 10 (15.63%) OO
9 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.25%) UML
11 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
11 3 (4.69%) SDLC
11 3 (4.69%) Test Scripting
12 2 (3.13%) BDD
12 2 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 2 (3.13%) Defect Tracking
12 2 (3.13%) Front End Development
12 2 (3.13%) Kanban
12 2 (3.13%) Mobile Optimisation
12 2 (3.13%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 37 (57.81%) Java
2 30 (46.88%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) C#
4 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.13%) C++
6 2 (3.13%) PHP
6 2 (3.13%) VB
6 2 (3.13%) XQuery
7 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.56%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) OCPJP
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 29 (45.31%) Oracle
2 22 (34.38%) IBM
3 21 (32.81%) Misys
4 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.81%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.56%) BEA
6 1 (1.56%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.56%) Google
6 1 (1.56%) Kony
6 1 (1.56%) Pega
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Sybase
6 1 (1.56%) Vitria
6 1 (1.56%) webMethods
6 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.56%) Zend