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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 16 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.37% 2.93% 4.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.18% 23.08% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£418 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.00% +11.11%
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 £32.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
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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 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 29.53% 12.68% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 9
Average daily rate £358 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 February 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 (31.03%) WSDL
1 9 (31.03%) SAP
2 8 (27.59%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) XSD
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
2 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 8 (27.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
3 7 (24.14%) Middleware
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) JMS
4 6 (20.69%) HTTP
5 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
5 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Spring
6 4 (13.79%) XML Schema
6 4 (13.79%) JDBC
6 4 (13.79%) CRM
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) JSP
7 3 (10.34%) Servlets
7 3 (10.34%) Struts
7 3 (10.34%) EJB
7 3 (10.34%) J2EE
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.34%) Ant
7 3 (10.34%) B2B

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) MQSI
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Drupal
3 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.45%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
2 2 (6.90%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) OLTP
2 1 (3.45%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Ant
1 3 (10.34%) Subversion
1 3 (10.34%) Maven
1 3 (10.34%) Hudson
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (3.45%) Automotive
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Junior Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SAP Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) EDI Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Junior
4 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) CRM Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) WSDL
2 8 (27.59%) XSD
2 8 (27.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (24.14%) Middleware
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) JMS
5 4 (13.79%) Spring
5 4 (13.79%) XML Schema
5 4 (13.79%) JDBC
6 3 (10.34%) JSP
6 3 (10.34%) Servlets
6 3 (10.34%) J2EE
6 3 (10.34%) EDI
6 3 (10.34%) Struts
6 3 (10.34%) EJB
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.90%) .NET
7 2 (6.90%) SOAP
7 2 (6.90%) REST
7 2 (6.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.90%) SCADA
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
1 2 (6.90%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Data Modelling
2 5 (17.24%) MVC
2 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) CRM
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) SOA
4 3 (10.34%) B2B
4 3 (10.34%) EAI
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) SysML
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.90%) UML
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) TDD
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.45%) Content Management
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Java
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) C
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) VCP4
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) SAP
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) Ariba
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.45%) HP