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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 23 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.80% 4.60% 8.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.15% 12.90% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Average daily rate £355 £335 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +39.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.55 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +18.51%
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
65 31 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.45% 35.63% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 41
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 2 - - 2
Tamworth -3 1 £325 -2.98%
Stafford - 1 £385 -
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) JSON
1 5 (62.50%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) J2ME
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (37.50%) Android SDK
3 3 (37.50%) Android Development
4 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) WF
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) WinForms
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (25.00%) XSD
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Migration

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Android Developer
3 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) JSON
1 5 (62.50%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) Android SDK
3 3 (37.50%) J2ME
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) WF
4 2 (25.00%) WinForms
4 2 (25.00%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Android Development
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) OOD
2 2 (25.00%) OOP
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) DevExpress