The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 14 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 Solihull 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 12 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 4.17% 1.25% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.75% 12.50% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£328 - -
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 £39.00 £35.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +9.20%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 22.22% 10.00% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Average daily rate £330 £283 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% +41.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
XML
West Midlands

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) VBA
2 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (60.00%) MVVM
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (40.00%) XQuery
3 2 (40.00%) LINQ
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Eclipse

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (20.00%) JDeveloper
1 1 (20.00%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) Spring Web Flow
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (20.00%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
1 3 (60.00%) MVVM
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) VBA
2 2 (40.00%) XQuery
2 2 (40.00%) XPath
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree