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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 32 30 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing XML 26 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.27% 3.72% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.05% 12.42% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 5
Average daily rate £363 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 153 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.60% 29.94% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 87 93
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 29 (74.36%) JavaScript
2 26 (66.67%) HTML
3 18 (46.15%) CSS
4 14 (35.90%) JSP
4 14 (35.90%) UNIX
5 13 (33.33%) .NET
6 12 (30.77%) jQuery
7 11 (28.21%) MySQL
7 11 (28.21%) PHP
8 10 (25.64%) XSLT
8 10 (25.64%) Ajax
9 9 (23.08%) Web 2.0
9 9 (23.08%) Migration
9 9 (23.08%) Linux
9 9 (23.08%) Java
9 9 (23.08%) Oracle
9 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 9 (23.08%) C#
9 9 (23.08%) CGI
9 9 (23.08%) Control-M
9 9 (23.08%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
11 7 (17.95%) Apache
11 7 (17.95%) SQL
11 7 (17.95%) IIS
12 6 (15.38%) Web Services
12 6 (15.38%) BMC
12 6 (15.38%) Finance
12 6 (15.38%) Banking
13 5 (12.82%) Alterian

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (17.95%) IIS
1 7 (17.95%) Apache
2 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.82%) CMS
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.56%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.56%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) MySQL
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.82%) Informix
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.13%) MS Access
7 1 (2.56%) BODI
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
1 5 (12.82%) Subversion
1 5 (12.82%) Maven
1 5 (12.82%) Ant
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
1 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (10.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (74.36%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
2 5 (12.82%) UNIX Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Sitecore Developer
3 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.26%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Uniface Developer
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Programmer
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (66.67%) HTML
2 18 (46.15%) CSS
3 14 (35.90%) JSP
4 13 (33.33%) .NET
5 12 (30.77%) jQuery
6 10 (25.64%) Ajax
6 10 (25.64%) XSLT
7 9 (23.08%) CGI
8 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
9 6 (15.38%) Web Services
10 5 (12.82%) XHTML
10 5 (12.82%) J2EE
10 5 (12.82%) JSTL
10 5 (12.82%) REST
10 5 (12.82%) Spring
11 4 (10.26%) XML Schema
12 3 (7.69%) WCF
12 3 (7.69%) SOAP
12 3 (7.69%) CSS3
13 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Web 2.0
2 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) iSeries
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) UNIX
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Migration
1 9 (23.08%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (12.82%) SOA
2 5 (12.82%) MVC
2 5 (12.82%) Workflow
3 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.69%) Quality Management
3 3 (7.69%) UML
3 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 3 (7.69%) QMS
3 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Web Development
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
4 2 (5.13%) Document Management
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
4 2 (5.13%) ITSM
5 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.56%) Process Management
5 1 (2.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.21%) PHP
3 9 (23.08%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) Java
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Perl
6 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.69%) Uniface
8 2 (5.13%) VB
9 1 (2.56%) VBScript
9 1 (2.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) BMC
3 5 (12.82%) Sybase
3 5 (12.82%) Alterian
4 4 (10.26%) Sitecore
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.13%) Remedy
6 1 (2.56%) InterSystems
6 1 (2.56%) Metastorm
6 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) IBM