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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 15 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 15 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.47% 12.30% 11.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.44% 32.61% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £380 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
86 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 48.59% 37.70% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 25 31
Average daily rate £330 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £15.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 4 £300 +25.00% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -4 3 £450 +38.46% 4
Stafford - 3 £438 - 3
Tamworth - 1 £335 -
Lichfield - 1 £363 -
Uttoxeter - - - -
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) Web Services
3 11 (44.00%) CSS
3 11 (44.00%) .NET
3 11 (44.00%) HTML
3 11 (44.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (40.00%) C#
4 10 (40.00%) jQuery
5 9 (36.00%) MVC
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) IIS
6 8 (32.00%) Ajax
6 8 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (28.00%) Social Media
7 7 (28.00%) Web Application Development
7 7 (28.00%) Taxonomies
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (28.00%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (28.00%) Time Management
7 7 (28.00%) Blog
7 7 (28.00%) Drupal
7 7 (28.00%) PHP5
7 7 (28.00%) MySQL
7 7 (28.00%) PHP
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) Apache
7 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (28.00%) LAMP

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (32.00%) IIS
2 7 (28.00%) Apache
2 7 (28.00%) Drupal
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (28.00%) MySQL
3 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) DataStage
4 1 (4.00%) QualityStage
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Programmer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Programmer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Programmer
3 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) Web Services
2 11 (44.00%) HTML
2 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) CSS
3 10 (40.00%) jQuery
4 8 (32.00%) Ajax
5 7 (28.00%) LAMP
5 7 (28.00%) WinForms
6 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (24.00%) WCF
6 6 (24.00%) WPF
7 5 (20.00%) LINQ
7 5 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (20.00%) SOAP
8 4 (16.00%) REST
9 3 (12.00%) JSON
9 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
10 2 (8.00%) JSF
10 2 (8.00%) XSL
10 2 (8.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (28.00%) Taxonomies
2 7 (28.00%) Blog
2 7 (28.00%) Social Media
3 6 (24.00%) User Experience
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (4.00%) Data Conversion
6 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) MVC
2 8 (32.00%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (28.00%) Time Management
3 7 (28.00%) Web Application Development
4 6 (24.00%) OO
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) TDD
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) SOA
8 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.00%) OOD
8 2 (8.00%) Web Design
8 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.00%) Software Architecture
9 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) ETL
9 1 (4.00%) Migration
9 1 (4.00%) RAD
9 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (40.00%) C#
4 7 (28.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) PHP
4 7 (28.00%) PHP5
5 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.00%) VBScript
6 4 (16.00%) VB
7 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
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