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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 6 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 21 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.86% 10.14% 8.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.18% 30.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
Average daily rate
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£365 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
XML
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
51 50 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 28.81% 33.78% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 12
Average daily rate £365 £437 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% -2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £550
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 £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014, 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 15 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (43.33%) Web Services
2 13 (43.33%) WebSphere
3 12 (40.00%) JMS
4 11 (36.67%) SOAP
5 10 (33.33%) Struts
5 10 (33.33%) JDBC
5 10 (33.33%) JSP
5 10 (33.33%) Servlets
5 10 (33.33%) J2EE
5 10 (33.33%) Spring
6 9 (30.00%) CMS
6 9 (30.00%) Oracle
6 9 (30.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (26.67%) JBoss
7 8 (26.67%) Apache
7 8 (26.67%) XSLT
7 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
7 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
7 8 (26.67%) B2C
7 8 (26.67%) Internet
7 8 (26.67%) JMX
7 8 (26.67%) ATG
7 8 (26.67%) Content Management
7 8 (26.67%) Endeca
7 8 (26.67%) QA
7 8 (26.67%) Load Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Software Architecture
7 8 (26.67%) Capacity Planning

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 13 (43.33%) WebSphere
2 9 (30.00%) CMS
3 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (26.67%) JBoss
3 8 (26.67%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) MQSI
5 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
2 6 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) SSL
3 2 (6.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Ant
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
1 2 (6.67%) Maven
1 2 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Junior Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) EDI Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Junior
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) Web Services
2 12 (40.00%) JMS
3 11 (36.67%) SOAP
4 10 (33.33%) Struts
4 10 (33.33%) J2EE
4 10 (33.33%) JDBC
4 10 (33.33%) JSP
4 10 (33.33%) Servlets
4 10 (33.33%) Spring
5 8 (26.67%) JMX
5 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
5 8 (26.67%) XSLT
6 6 (20.00%) WSDL
7 5 (16.67%) Middleware
7 5 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (13.33%) XML Schema
8 4 (13.33%) XSD
9 3 (10.00%) EDI
10 2 (6.67%) jQuery
10 2 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) iPad
2 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.67%) SCADA
3 1 (3.33%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (26.67%) B2C
2 8 (26.67%) Content Management
2 8 (26.67%) Load Testing
2 8 (26.67%) Software Architecture
2 8 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.00%) SOA
4 3 (10.00%) B2B
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.67%) SysML
5 2 (6.67%) UML
5 2 (6.67%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) ATG
2 8 (26.67%) Endeca
3 6 (20.00%) SAP
3 6 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (10.00%) Ariba
5 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.33%) Ektron