The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 15 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XML 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.94% - 2.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.67% - 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£600 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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England

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 Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
30 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.52% 9.15% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Average daily rate £550 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £350 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

XML
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Midlands region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Midlands region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (47.06%) SQL
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) XSD
3 5 (29.41%) IBM
3 5 (29.41%) SOA
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (17.65%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (17.65%) SAP
5 3 (17.65%) SOAP
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) Adobe
6 2 (11.76%) JMS
6 2 (11.76%) HTTP
6 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.76%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) JDBC
6 2 (11.76%) XSLT
6 2 (11.76%) MySQL
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) HTML

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) MQSI
2 1 (5.88%) Drupal
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) WordPress
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) OLTP
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Juju
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) XSD
3 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) JMS
4 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) JDBC
4 2 (11.76%) XSLT
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) RESTful
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) LINQ
5 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) SUSE
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) SOA
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Data Virtualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Content Management
5 1 (5.88%) Web Design
5 1 (5.88%) SEO
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) LXC
1 1 (5.88%) vCloud
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Adobe
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat