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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 11 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 9 5 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.18% 3.13% 17.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 7.58% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £353 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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
36 66 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.73% 41.25% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 75
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent +4 2 £425 - 3
Tamworth - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (81.25%) Web Services
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
4 10 (62.50%) CSS
4 10 (62.50%) jQuery
5 9 (56.25%) Ajax
6 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (50.00%) IIS
6 8 (50.00%) Web Application Development
6 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (43.75%) PHP5
7 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (43.75%) Social Media
7 7 (43.75%) MySQL
7 7 (43.75%) PHP
7 7 (43.75%) Apache
7 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
7 7 (43.75%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (43.75%) Taxonomies
7 7 (43.75%) Blog
7 7 (43.75%) Drupal
7 7 (43.75%) Time Management
7 7 (43.75%) MVC
7 7 (43.75%) LAMP
8 6 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (37.50%) User Experience
9 4 (25.00%) SOA

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 7 (43.75%) Apache
2 7 (43.75%) Drupal
3 3 (18.75%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (43.75%) MySQL
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) Web Services
2 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) CSS
3 10 (62.50%) jQuery
4 9 (56.25%) Ajax
5 7 (43.75%) LAMP
6 4 (25.00%) JSF
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 2 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (12.50%) JSON
8 2 (12.50%) WCF
8 2 (12.50%) CSS3
9 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (6.25%) JSP
9 1 (6.25%) J2EE
9 1 (6.25%) Classic ASP
9 1 (6.25%) XSLT
9 1 (6.25%) RESTful
9 1 (6.25%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (43.75%) Taxonomies
2 7 (43.75%) Blog
2 7 (43.75%) Social Media
3 6 (37.50%) User Experience
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (6.25%) iPad
5 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 7 (43.75%) Time Management
2 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) PHP
3 7 (43.75%) PHP5
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) VB
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) VB6
6 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.25%) Sage