The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing XML 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.27% 3.90% 3.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.88% 20.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.66% -6.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -4.14%
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 Solihull region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
17 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 21.52% 19.48% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 8 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) API Integration

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Author
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#