The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 14 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 10 4 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.33% 2.96% 20.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 8.16% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £303 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
40 49 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.33% 36.30% 58.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 80
Average daily rate £338 £288 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Cannock - 7 £375 -
Stoke-on-Trent +1 3 £425 +34.92% 5
Tamworth - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 13 (76.47%) Web Services
2 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
4 10 (58.82%) CSS
4 10 (58.82%) jQuery
5 9 (52.94%) Ajax
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) IIS
6 8 (47.06%) Web Application Development
6 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (41.18%) Time Management
7 7 (41.18%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (41.18%) Social Media
7 7 (41.18%) MySQL
7 7 (41.18%) PHP
7 7 (41.18%) Apache
7 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
7 7 (41.18%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (41.18%) Taxonomies
7 7 (41.18%) Blog
7 7 (41.18%) Drupal
7 7 (41.18%) PHP5
7 7 (41.18%) MVC
7 7 (41.18%) LAMP
8 6 (35.29%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (35.29%) User Experience
9 5 (29.41%) C#

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 8 (47.06%) IIS
2 7 (41.18%) Apache
2 7 (41.18%) Drupal
3 3 (17.65%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (41.18%) MySQL
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) SQLite
6 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Xcode
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) Web Services
2 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) CSS
3 10 (58.82%) jQuery
4 9 (52.94%) Ajax
5 7 (41.18%) LAMP
6 5 (29.41%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) JSF
8 3 (17.65%) WCF
9 2 (11.76%) CSS3
9 2 (11.76%) SOAP
9 2 (11.76%) JSON
10 1 (5.88%) WPF
10 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
10 1 (5.88%) JSP
10 1 (5.88%) XSLT
10 1 (5.88%) J2EE
10 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
10 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (41.18%) Social Media
2 7 (41.18%) Taxonomies
2 7 (41.18%) Blog
3 6 (35.29%) User Experience
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (5.88%) iPhone
5 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Web Application Development
2 7 (41.18%) Time Management
2 7 (41.18%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (41.18%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) PHP
3 7 (41.18%) PHP5
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
7 2 (11.76%) VB
7 2 (11.76%) VB6
8 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Sage