The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Shropshire 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 18 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.59% 4.04% 8.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.75% 13.33% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£280 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +10.23%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 13.79% 30.30% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 30
Average daily rate £375 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
XML
West Midlands

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Shropshire region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Shropshire region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford - 3 £280 -
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) WebLogic
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) webMethods
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (28.57%) COBOL
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (14.29%) CSS3
6 1 (14.29%) VME
6 1 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) Toad
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) MS Project
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 6 (85.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VB Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XSD
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Pay per click
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) webMethods
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft