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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 22 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 11 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.83% 6.31% 10.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.71% 23.33% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 13
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.32 £34.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.11% -7.33%
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
70 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 43.48% 27.03% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £338 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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
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 4 September 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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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 -
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) C#
3 8 (44.44%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) JSON
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) REST
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 4 (22.22%) Android SDK
6 4 (22.22%) Android Development
6 4 (22.22%) Android
6 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) WinForms
6 4 (22.22%) J2ME
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) VBScript
7 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 3 (16.67%) TDD

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Android Developer
2 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Programmer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Programmer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) SOAP
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) JSON
3 5 (27.78%) REST
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 4 (22.22%) Android SDK
4 4 (22.22%) J2ME
4 4 (22.22%) WinForms
5 3 (16.67%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) WPF
5 3 (16.67%) LINQ
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) HTML5
6 2 (11.11%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) CSS
6 2 (11.11%) J2EE
7 1 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Android Development
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Process Management
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.11%) Document Management
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) EAI
5 1 (5.56%) RAD
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) VBScript
5 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (11.11%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) i2
2 1 (5.56%) IBM