The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 32 31 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing XML 104 109 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.54% 4.91% 3.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.28% 19.36% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 60 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £403 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.27 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.25% -20.00%
XML
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
569 563 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.85% 25.37% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 309 265
Average daily rate £336 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 20
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £32.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XML
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the West Midlands region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the West Midlands region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XML
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 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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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
Coventry +14 20 £381 +27.08% 4
Warwickshire +1 16 £300 +13.20% 4
Staffordshire -1 16 £325 +25.00% 13
Birmingham -13 14 £375 +7.14% 22
Shropshire +1 12 £408 +59.02%
Solihull +6 1 £400 +49.25% 1
Walsall +2 1 - - 3
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 11
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 69 (35.03%) Web Services
2 65 (32.99%) SQL
3 63 (31.98%) Oracle
4 61 (30.96%) SQL Server
5 58 (29.44%) .NET
6 56 (28.43%) Java
7 52 (26.40%) HTML
8 45 (22.84%) C#
9 44 (22.34%) JavaScript
10 42 (21.32%) CSS
10 42 (21.32%) Microsoft
11 36 (18.27%) SOA
11 36 (18.27%) IBM
11 36 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (17.77%) WebSphere
13 34 (17.26%) SOAP
14 32 (16.24%) XSLT
15 30 (15.23%) Finance
16 29 (14.72%) Middleware
16 29 (14.72%) jQuery
17 28 (14.21%) XSD
18 27 (13.71%) REST
19 25 (12.69%) Windows
19 25 (12.69%) ASP.NET
20 23 (11.68%) webMethods
20 23 (11.68%) MVC
20 23 (11.68%) Workflow
21 22 (11.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
22 20 (10.15%) Integration Testing
22 20 (10.15%) .NET Framework

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 35 (17.77%) WebSphere
2 14 (7.11%) IIS
3 13 (6.60%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.60%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (5.58%) WebLogic
5 10 (5.08%) Apache
6 9 (4.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (4.06%) Drupal
8 7 (3.55%) JBoss
8 7 (3.55%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (2.54%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.02%) Documentum
11 2 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.02%) CMS
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.51%) WordPress
12 1 (0.51%) AquaLogic Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.06%) InfoPath
3 4 (2.03%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.02%) MS Office
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle HRMS
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle TCA
2 4 (2.03%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.03%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.08%) FTP
2 9 (4.57%) HTTP
2 9 (4.57%) Internet
3 2 (1.02%) Extranet
3 2 (1.02%) LDAP
3 2 (1.02%) Intranet
4 1 (0.51%) SSH
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (30.96%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.63%) Oracle Database
3 14 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (5.58%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.08%) MySQL
6 10 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (4.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (3.55%) Oracle Discoverer
10 5 (2.54%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.03%) SAP BW
11 4 (2.03%) DB2
12 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.63%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.09%) SoapUI
3 9 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.06%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (3.55%) Ant
5 7 (3.55%) Maven
6 6 (3.05%) Selenium
7 5 (2.54%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (2.54%) IntelliJ
7 5 (2.54%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.54%) Subversion
8 4 (2.03%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.03%) Hudson
9 3 (1.52%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.52%) NUnit
9 3 (1.52%) Toad
10 2 (1.02%) JUnit
10 2 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 30 (15.23%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.06%) Automotive
4 7 (3.55%) Retail
4 7 (3.55%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.03%) Publishing
6 2 (1.02%) Back Office
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (45.18%) Developer
2 33 (16.75%) Architect
3 31 (15.74%) Analyst
4 13 (6.60%) Consultant
5 12 (6.09%) Integration Architect
6 11 (5.58%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Test Analyst
8 9 (4.57%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.57%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.06%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (4.06%) Integration Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) WebSphere Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Programmer
10 7 (3.55%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.05%) PHP Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Oracle Consultant
11 6 (3.05%) Designer
11 6 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (35.03%) Web Services
2 58 (29.44%) .NET
3 52 (26.40%) HTML
4 42 (21.32%) CSS
5 34 (17.26%) SOAP
6 32 (16.24%) XSLT
7 29 (14.72%) Middleware
7 29 (14.72%) jQuery
8 28 (14.21%) XSD
9 27 (13.71%) REST
10 25 (12.69%) ASP.NET
11 22 (11.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 20 (10.15%) Ajax
12 20 (10.15%) .NET Framework
12 20 (10.15%) JSON
13 14 (7.11%) WCF
13 14 (7.11%) WSDL
13 14 (7.11%) XML Schema
14 10 (5.08%) Spring
15 9 (4.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.08%) DataPower
3 10 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.57%) Open Source
5 8 (4.06%) Social Media
5 8 (4.06%) User Experience
5 8 (4.06%) Blog
5 8 (4.06%) Taxonomies
6 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.55%) NHS
7 6 (3.05%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.54%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.54%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.54%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.03%) Physics
10 3 (1.52%) Graphic Design
11 2 (1.02%) PACS
11 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.69%) Windows
2 18 (9.14%) UNIX
3 10 (5.08%) Linux
4 5 (2.54%) AIX
5 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.02%) Android
7 2 (1.02%) zOS
7 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.51%) HPUX
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.27%) SOA
1 36 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.68%) MVC
2 23 (11.68%) Workflow
3 20 (10.15%) Integration Testing
4 19 (9.64%) EAI
5 15 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (7.61%) OO
6 12 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (5.58%) TDD
7 11 (5.58%) Software Engineering
7 11 (5.58%) Scrum
7 11 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (5.08%) Migration
8 10 (5.08%) Web Development
9 9 (4.57%) Use Case
9 9 (4.57%) Time Management
9 9 (4.57%) Unit Testing
10 8 (4.06%) Test Scripting
10 8 (4.06%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (32.99%) SQL
2 56 (28.43%) Java
3 45 (22.84%) C#
4 44 (22.34%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.14%) PHP
5 18 (9.14%) T-SQL
6 16 (8.12%) PL/SQL
7 13 (6.60%) VB.NET
8 8 (4.06%) VBScript
8 8 (4.06%) PHP5
9 6 (3.05%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.05%) VB
10 5 (2.54%) Scala
11 4 (2.03%) XPath
12 3 (1.52%) COBOL
13 2 (1.02%) C
13 2 (1.02%) C++
13 2 (1.02%) VBA
13 2 (1.02%) VB6
14 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (7.61%) Degree
2 12 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.05%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.54%) VCP4
5 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.02%) MCTS
6 2 (1.02%) MCITP
7 1 (0.51%) MCPD
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.51%) PhD
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) HL7
2 6 (3.05%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) DICOM
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.51%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (4.57%) CA LISA
2 5 (2.54%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (31.98%) Oracle
2 42 (21.32%) Microsoft
3 36 (18.27%) IBM
4 23 (11.68%) webMethods
5 12 (6.09%) TIBCO
5 12 (6.09%) SAP
6 9 (4.57%) Green Hat
7 7 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.05%) Software AG
9 5 (2.54%) HP
10 4 (2.03%) Informatica
11 3 (1.52%) Apple
11 3 (1.52%) Vitria
11 3 (1.52%) BEA
11 3 (1.52%) Adobe
11 3 (1.52%) Google
11 3 (1.52%) Pega
11 3 (1.52%) Twitter
12 2 (1.02%) Alterian
12 2 (1.02%) Sybase
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gambling Commission
Rate: From £28,989 to £35,431 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago