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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 21 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 8 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.62% 4.17% 10.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.50% 11.76% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
Average daily rate
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£358 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £330 £330
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 £36.23 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.90% +10.00%
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
64 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.99% 35.42% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 19
Average daily rate £340 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 2015. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 3 £316 -4.16% 5
Tamworth - 1 £618 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £300 - 1
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 18 (78.26%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) T-SQL
4 9 (39.13%) Web Services
4 9 (39.13%) WinForms
5 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
6 7 (30.43%) WCF
6 7 (30.43%) WPF
6 7 (30.43%) Java
6 7 (30.43%) SOAP
6 7 (30.43%) OO
7 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (26.09%) LINQ
7 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
7 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
8 5 (21.74%) REST
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 5 (21.74%) VBScript
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
9 4 (17.39%) CSS
9 4 (17.39%) VB
9 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) SOA
9 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) MarkLogic
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) DataStage
4 1 (4.35%) QualityStage
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) ReSharper
3 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
2 6 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# Programmer
3 5 (21.74%) Programmer
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Programmer
3 5 (21.74%) C# Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) WinForms
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 7 (30.43%) WCF
4 7 (30.43%) WPF
4 7 (30.43%) SOAP
5 6 (26.09%) LINQ
5 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
6 5 (21.74%) REST
6 5 (21.74%) HTML
6 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) JSON
8 3 (13.04%) J2EE
8 3 (13.04%) jQuery
9 2 (8.70%) XSLT
9 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (8.70%) HTML5
9 2 (8.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) OO
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) TDD
2 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
3 4 (17.39%) SOA
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) OOD
5 2 (8.70%) Process Management
5 2 (8.70%) RAD
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) T-SQL
4 7 (30.43%) Java
5 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) VBScript
7 4 (17.39%) VB
7 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
8 2 (8.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) i2