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 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 17 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 9 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.88% 0.97% 5.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.45% 11.11% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£470 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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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
44 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.76% 8.74% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 9
Average daily rate £363 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) SAP
2 8 (30.77%) XSD
3 7 (26.92%) Web Services
3 7 (26.92%) Middleware
3 7 (26.92%) IBM
3 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
3 7 (26.92%) WSDL
3 7 (26.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
4 5 (19.23%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) Spring
5 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 4 (15.38%) SOA
5 4 (15.38%) JMS
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) JDBC
6 3 (11.54%) JSP
6 3 (11.54%) Servlets
6 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
6 3 (11.54%) EJB
6 3 (11.54%) Struts
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
6 3 (11.54%) Ant
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
6 3 (11.54%) J2EE
6 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.54%) C#
6 3 (11.54%) N-Tier

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) MQSI
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) Drupal
3 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) OLTP
3 1 (3.85%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Ant
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
1 3 (11.54%) Hudson
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (3.85%) Automotive
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Junior
4 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Junior Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) SAP Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) EDI Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (11.54%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) XSD
2 7 (26.92%) WSDL
2 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 7 (26.92%) Middleware
2 7 (26.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (15.38%) Spring
3 4 (15.38%) JMS
3 4 (15.38%) JDBC
4 3 (11.54%) JSP
4 3 (11.54%) Servlets
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 3 (11.54%) J2EE
4 3 (11.54%) Struts
4 3 (11.54%) EJB
4 3 (11.54%) XML Schema
4 3 (11.54%) EDI
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.85%) HTML5
6 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Data Conversion
2 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) SUSE
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
2 5 (19.23%) MVC
3 4 (15.38%) SOA
3 4 (15.38%) CRM
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) B2B
4 3 (11.54%) EAI
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.85%) Content Management
6 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) SAP
2 7 (26.92%) IBM
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Ariba
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) HP