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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 28 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 122 87 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.91% 3.44% 4.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.40% 13.72% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 50 45
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
570 634 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.92% 25.04% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 360 361
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 7
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 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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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 +18 33 £300 -7.69% 5
Shropshire +7 20 £425 +51.78%
Birmingham -3 15 £313 -10.71% 16
Staffordshire -4 10 £325 +8.33% 4
Warwickshire -7 9 £300 -17.52% 7
Worcestershire - 5 £275 - 3
Walsall +6 1 £550 -
Wolverhampton +3 1 £440 +75.12% 1
Solihull -4 1 £250 -24.24% 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 103 (47.25%) SQL
2 85 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (31.65%) SQL Server
4 64 (29.36%) C#
5 63 (28.90%) Web Services
6 59 (27.06%) .NET
7 57 (26.15%) HTML
7 57 (26.15%) Java
8 56 (25.69%) Oracle
9 52 (23.85%) Microsoft
10 42 (19.27%) JavaScript
11 40 (18.35%) ASP.NET
12 37 (16.97%) Visual Studio
12 37 (16.97%) Finance
13 36 (16.51%) T-SQL
13 36 (16.51%) CSS
14 35 (16.06%) BizTalk Server
14 35 (16.06%) JSON
15 33 (15.14%) jQuery
15 33 (15.14%) MVC
16 30 (13.76%) Scrum
16 30 (13.76%) SOAP
17 28 (12.84%) XSLT
17 28 (12.84%) Oracle Database
18 27 (12.39%) XML Messaging
19 26 (11.93%) Linux
19 26 (11.93%) Integration Testing
20 25 (11.47%) HTML5
20 25 (11.47%) SOA
21 24 (11.01%) Eclipse

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (16.06%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (6.42%) WebLogic
3 13 (5.96%) JBoss
4 11 (5.05%) IIS
5 10 (4.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (4.13%) Confluence
7 8 (3.67%) WebSphere
7 8 (3.67%) Apache
8 4 (1.83%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.92%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.92%) CMS
9 2 (0.92%) AquaLogic
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle BPEL
9 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.46%) SAS
10 1 (0.46%) WordPress
10 1 (0.46%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 12 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.92%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.92%) SAP Retail
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.34%) Internet
2 12 (5.50%) SSL
3 10 (4.59%) Firewall
4 9 (4.13%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.75%) Skype
6 3 (1.38%) DNS
6 3 (1.38%) SMTP
7 2 (0.92%) HTTP
8 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.46%) SAN
8 1 (0.46%) Intranet
8 1 (0.46%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (31.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.84%) Oracle Database
3 20 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (7.80%) MongoDB
5 16 (7.34%) MySQL
6 15 (6.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (5.50%) Relational Database
10 8 (3.67%) RDBMS
11 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.38%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.92%) PowerCenter
14 2 (0.92%) SAP BW
14 2 (0.92%) MS Access
14 2 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (16.97%) Visual Studio
2 24 (11.01%) Eclipse
3 14 (6.42%) Dreamweaver
3 14 (6.42%) JIRA
4 10 (4.59%) Subversion
4 10 (4.59%) Selenium
5 9 (4.13%) JUnit
6 8 (3.67%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.29%) ClearCase
7 5 (2.29%) IntelliJ
7 5 (2.29%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.83%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.46%) Spock
10 1 (0.46%) Juju
10 1 (0.46%) Mockito
10 1 (0.46%) MorphX
General
1 37 (16.97%) Finance
2 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.38%) Retail
3 3 (1.38%) Back Office
4 2 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Local Government
5 1 (0.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (59.17%) Developer
2 32 (14.68%) Analyst
3 28 (12.84%) Architect
4 25 (11.47%) .NET Developer
5 21 (9.63%) C# Developer
5 21 (9.63%) Test Analyst
6 16 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.42%) COBOL Developer
8 12 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.59%) SQL Developer
10 9 (4.13%) Consultant
11 8 (3.67%) DBA
11 8 (3.67%) EDI Developer
12 7 (3.21%) Integration Test Analyst
12 7 (3.21%) Integration Analyst
12 7 (3.21%) Designer
12 7 (3.21%) Integration Architect
12 7 (3.21%) C++ Developer
13 6 (2.75%) Administrator
13 6 (2.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (28.90%) Web Services
2 59 (27.06%) .NET
3 57 (26.15%) HTML
4 40 (18.35%) ASP.NET
5 36 (16.51%) CSS
6 35 (16.06%) JSON
7 33 (15.14%) jQuery
8 30 (13.76%) SOAP
9 28 (12.84%) XSLT
10 27 (12.39%) XML Messaging
11 25 (11.47%) HTML5
12 23 (10.55%) .NET Framework
13 21 (9.63%) WCF
14 18 (8.26%) Ajax
14 18 (8.26%) XSD
15 17 (7.80%) REST
16 12 (5.50%) Spring
16 12 (5.50%) J2EE
17 11 (5.05%) Middleware
17 11 (5.05%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.75%) NHS
3 5 (2.29%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.38%) DataPower
5 2 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (0.92%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.92%) User Experience
5 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.92%) Graphic Design
5 2 (0.92%) W3C
6 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.46%) Statistics
6 1 (0.46%) Informatics
6 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.93%) Linux
2 22 (10.09%) Windows
3 21 (9.63%) SUSE
4 19 (8.72%) UNIX
5 7 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.75%) Android
7 5 (2.29%) Solaris
8 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.14%) MVC
3 30 (13.76%) Scrum
4 26 (11.93%) Integration Testing
5 25 (11.47%) SOA
6 24 (11.01%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (10.09%) Waterfall
8 20 (9.17%) OO
9 17 (7.80%) Web Development
9 17 (7.80%) Test Scripting
9 17 (7.80%) Open Source
10 16 (7.34%) V-Model
11 14 (6.42%) Migration
12 13 (5.96%) Data Migration
13 12 (5.50%) TDD
13 12 (5.50%) Test Strategy
14 11 (5.05%) DevOps
15 10 (4.59%) Microservices
15 10 (4.59%) Web Design
15 10 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 103 (47.25%) SQL
2 64 (29.36%) C#
3 57 (26.15%) Java
4 42 (19.27%) JavaScript
5 36 (16.51%) T-SQL
6 21 (9.63%) VB.NET
7 14 (6.42%) COBOL
8 13 (5.96%) VB
9 11 (5.05%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.05%) Ruby
10 10 (4.59%) VBScript
11 8 (3.67%) C++
12 6 (2.75%) VB6
13 5 (2.29%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.29%) Scala
13 5 (2.29%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.38%) VC++
14 3 (1.38%) C
15 2 (0.92%) XQuery
15 2 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (8.26%) ISEB
2 17 (7.80%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.50%) Degree
4 11 (5.05%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.46%) ACCA
6 1 (0.46%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.92%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.75%) Docker
2 5 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.83%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.46%) vCloud
4 1 (0.46%) LXC
4 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (7.34%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.75%) Puppet
3 3 (1.38%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.46%) OpenView
4 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 56 (25.69%) Oracle
2 52 (23.85%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.88%) Red Hat
4 14 (6.42%) Micro Focus
5 13 (5.96%) webMethods
5 13 (5.96%) IBM
6 10 (4.59%) Adobe
7 7 (3.21%) Informatica
8 5 (2.29%) VMware
8 5 (2.29%) Google
9 4 (1.83%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.83%) SAP
10 3 (1.38%) Green Hat
10 3 (1.38%) Solace
11 2 (0.92%) Tableau
11 2 (0.92%) Pega
11 2 (0.92%) Cognos
11 2 (0.92%) Apple
12 1 (0.46%) Sage
12 1 (0.46%) Vitria
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Sanderson
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago