The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 18 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing XML 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.01% 4.44% 9.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.81% 14.29% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£280 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 - £370
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 £34.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +31.57%
XML
West Midlands

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 Shropshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
27 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 20.30% 31.11% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 32
Average daily rate £350 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £430 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
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 21 August 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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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 -5 4 £280 -
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 5 (83.33%) webMethods
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) MS Project
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) COBOL
5 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (16.67%) VME

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (100.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle OWB
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) webMethods
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft