The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Midlands 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 26 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing XML 2 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.96% 4.19% 3.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.70% 25.81% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.40 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
23 31 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.06% 16.23% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 12
Average daily rate £350 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
England

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 23 April 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 7 (53.85%) XML Schema
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Ant
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 4 (30.77%) Subversion
4 4 (30.77%) Maven
4 4 (30.77%) Data Conversion
4 4 (30.77%) Data Extraction
4 4 (30.77%) Data Mapping
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) Guice
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (23.08%) Mockito
5 3 (23.08%) Gradle
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Web Development
5 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Spring
5 3 (23.08%) XSLT
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 3 (23.08%) LDAP
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) SAS
1 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (15.38%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LDAP
1 3 (23.08%) SSL
1 3 (23.08%) X.509
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Ant
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
1 4 (30.77%) Maven
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Mockito
2 3 (23.08%) Gradle
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Eclipse
2 3 (23.08%) JUnit
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (15.38%) TIBCO Architect
3 2 (15.38%) WebLogic Developer
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (7.69%) TIBCO Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Uniface Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) XML Schema
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 3 (23.08%) Guice
3 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Spring
3 3 (23.08%) XSLT
3 3 (23.08%) SAML
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (7.69%) JSTL
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Conversion
1 4 (30.77%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
1 4 (30.77%) Data Mapping
2 3 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) EAI
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Process Management
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Uniface
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
2 2 (15.38%) IBM