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 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 20 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.90% 5.17% 2.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.04% 39.13% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£600 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £33.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.85% -3.64%
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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
46 23 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 22.22% 13.22% 38.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 29
Average daily rate £500 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 9 (52.94%) SQL
1 9 (52.94%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) SOA
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) Validation
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (17.65%) XSD
6 3 (17.65%) XSLT
6 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Data Validation
6 3 (17.65%) RESTful
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Spring
7 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
7 2 (11.76%) Firewall
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.76%) HTML5

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.88%) MQSI
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) DataStage
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
3 1 (5.88%) Juju
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 3 (17.65%) XSD
3 3 (17.65%) XSLT
3 3 (17.65%) RESTful
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.76%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) EJB
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) JDBC
5 1 (5.88%) JSP
5 1 (5.88%) Servlets
5 1 (5.88%) Struts
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE
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%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) SUSE
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) SOA
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Validation
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Data Validation
4 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) EAI
5 1 (5.88%) Web Design
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
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%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) vCloud
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Google