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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 20 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 9 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.63% 5.98% 13.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.24% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
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 £33.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -3.64%
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
68 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 42.50% 29.91% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 32
Average daily rate £363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £333
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 £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £300 - 2
Tamworth - 1 £618 -
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) C#
3 16 (59.26%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) T-SQL
4 11 (40.74%) WinForms
5 10 (37.04%) .NET Framework
6 9 (33.33%) WCF
6 9 (33.33%) WPF
6 9 (33.33%) Web Services
6 9 (33.33%) OO
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
7 8 (29.63%) LINQ
7 8 (29.63%) Entity Framework
7 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
8 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.93%) TDD
8 7 (25.93%) VBScript
8 7 (25.93%) Java
8 7 (25.93%) SOAP
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
10 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
10 5 (18.52%) REST
11 4 (14.81%) JSON
11 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 4 (14.81%) VB
11 4 (14.81%) VB.NET

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
1 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) MarkLogic
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) DataStage
4 1 (3.70%) QualityStage
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) C# Developer
2 8 (29.63%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (25.93%) C# Programmer
3 7 (25.93%) Programmer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Software Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Programmer
3 7 (25.93%) C# Software Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) WinForms
3 10 (37.04%) .NET Framework
4 9 (33.33%) WCF
4 9 (33.33%) WPF
4 9 (33.33%) Web Services
5 8 (29.63%) LINQ
5 8 (29.63%) Entity Framework
6 7 (25.93%) SOAP
7 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
7 5 (18.52%) REST
8 4 (14.81%) JSON
8 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 3 (11.11%) CSS
9 3 (11.11%) J2EE
9 3 (11.11%) jQuery
10 2 (7.41%) HTML5
10 2 (7.41%) Spring
11 1 (3.70%) Ajax
11 1 (3.70%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Data Conversion
2 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) OO
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) TDD
2 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
3 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) RAD
4 2 (7.41%) Document Management
4 2 (7.41%) OOD
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Process Management
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 2 (7.41%) Open Source
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) C#
2 16 (59.26%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) T-SQL
4 7 (25.93%) VBScript
4 7 (25.93%) Java
5 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) VB
6 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) i2
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