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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 21 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing XML 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.13% 7.56% 2.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.79% 34.62% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Average daily rate £256 £565 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.64% +84.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £565 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
29 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 22.66% 21.85% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 26
Average daily rate £263 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.27% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Telford 0 4 £256 -54.64%
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) COBOL
4 2 (28.57%) webMethods
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) VME
5 1 (14.29%) FMCG
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) ActiveReports
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) ActiveReports
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
1 1 (14.29%) ProC
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VB Developer
3 1 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XSD
3 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Pay per click
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (14.29%) VB6
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) webMethods
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint