The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 7 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 18 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.06% 9.47% 8.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.30% 28.13% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 14
Average daily rate £325 £330 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £235 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £330 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
47 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.72% 33.68% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 27
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.41 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.28% -74.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +3 11 £325 -1.51% 4
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 £240 -4.00%
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Burntwood - - - -
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) HTML
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 11 (45.83%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) VB
3 11 (45.83%) .NET
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 9 (37.50%) Ajax
6 8 (33.33%) Java
7 7 (29.17%) CSS
7 7 (29.17%) XHTML
7 7 (29.17%) SOA
7 7 (29.17%) JSF
8 6 (25.00%) Web Application Development
8 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (25.00%) N-Tier
8 6 (25.00%) JSP
8 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (20.83%) J2EE
9 5 (20.83%) SOAP
9 5 (20.83%) Sage
9 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (20.83%) VB6
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (16.67%) TDD
10 4 (16.67%) Web Development
10 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.17%) DB2
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) Web Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Applications Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Java Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Web Applications Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Java Web Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Java Applications Developer
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) XML Developer
6 2 (8.33%) DBA
6 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) HTML
2 11 (45.83%) .NET
3 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 9 (37.50%) Ajax
5 7 (29.17%) CSS
5 7 (29.17%) XHTML
5 7 (29.17%) JSF
6 6 (25.00%) JSP
7 5 (20.83%) J2EE
7 5 (20.83%) SOAP
7 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (16.67%) WinForms
9 3 (12.50%) XSD
9 3 (12.50%) XSLT
9 3 (12.50%) ADO.NET
9 3 (12.50%) HTML5
9 3 (12.50%) WCF
10 2 (8.33%) JSON
10 2 (8.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) SOA
2 6 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
3 4 (16.67%) Web Development
4 3 (12.50%) OOD
4 3 (12.50%) OOP
5 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (8.33%) SEO
5 2 (8.33%) Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 11 (45.83%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) VB
4 8 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (20.83%) VB6
7 3 (12.50%) VBScript
8 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (8.33%) VBA
8 2 (8.33%) LotusScript
9 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
9 1 (4.17%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Sage
3 2 (8.33%) AccuRev
3 2 (8.33%) DevExpress
3 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
3 2 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (4.17%) ATG
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (4.17%) Siebel
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) KANA
4 1 (4.17%) Endeca
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