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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 51 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 82 90 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.19% 4.26% 4.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.81% 15.52% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 46 53
Average daily rate
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£375 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +41.81%
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
640 580 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.89% 27.48% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 364 336
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

XML Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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
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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
Warwickshire -4 22 £400 +48.83% 5
Birmingham -4 21 £350 +33.33% 11
Coventry +7 15 £368 - 8
Staffordshire -7 6 £300 -7.69% 8
Shropshire -11 4 - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 61 (36.53%) Web Services
2 59 (35.33%) Java
3 58 (34.73%) JavaScript
4 57 (34.13%) HTML
5 53 (31.74%) .NET
6 46 (27.54%) CSS
7 45 (26.95%) C#
8 42 (25.15%) SQL Server
9 41 (24.55%) jQuery
10 39 (23.35%) Oracle
11 38 (22.75%) ASP.NET
12 35 (20.96%) XSLT
12 35 (20.96%) WebSphere
13 34 (20.36%) SQL
14 31 (18.56%) SOA
15 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
16 29 (17.37%) J2EE
17 28 (16.77%) IBM
18 26 (15.57%) SOAP
19 25 (14.97%) CMS
20 23 (13.77%) REST
21 22 (13.17%) WebLogic
22 21 (12.57%) UNIX
22 21 (12.57%) MVC
22 21 (12.57%) Spring
22 21 (12.57%) WCF
23 20 (11.98%) HTML5
23 20 (11.98%) Windows
23 20 (11.98%) JSP
24 19 (11.38%) XSD

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (20.96%) WebSphere
2 25 (14.97%) CMS
3 22 (13.17%) WebLogic
4 17 (10.18%) Apache
5 12 (7.19%) Tomcat
5 12 (7.19%) IIS
6 10 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (5.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (4.79%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (4.19%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.20%) Site Server
11 2 (1.20%) Documentum
11 2 (1.20%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.60%) Node.js
12 1 (0.60%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.39%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.80%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.20%) MS Project
4 2 (1.20%) MS Office
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.60%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.60%) Magento
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.38%) Internet
2 12 (7.19%) FTP
2 12 (7.19%) HTTP
3 3 (1.80%) SSL
3 3 (1.80%) LDAP
4 1 (0.60%) Intranet
4 1 (0.60%) CTI
4 1 (0.60%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (25.15%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.58%) MySQL
3 14 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.40%) Siebel EIM
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.20%) SQLite
8 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) OLAP
9 1 (0.60%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (7.19%) Eclipse
1 12 (7.19%) Subversion
2 11 (6.59%) Ant
3 9 (5.39%) Maven
4 6 (3.59%) JIRA
5 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.80%) Selenium
6 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.20%) NUnit
7 2 (1.20%) WebSpeed
7 2 (1.20%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.60%) Toad
8 1 (0.60%) MSI
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.60%) JUnit
8 1 (0.60%) PVCS
8 1 (0.60%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (7.19%) Automotive
1 12 (7.19%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.59%) Finance
3 4 (2.40%) Games
3 4 (2.40%) Marketing
4 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 97 (58.08%) Developer
2 28 (16.77%) Architect
2 28 (16.77%) Analyst
3 20 (11.98%) Web Developer
3 20 (11.98%) .NET Developer
4 19 (11.38%) Java Developer
5 13 (7.78%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.39%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.39%) Integration Analyst
6 9 (5.39%) Java Web Developer
7 8 (4.79%) WebSphere Developer
7 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (4.79%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (4.79%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Integration Architect
8 7 (4.19%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Sitecore Developer
9 6 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (36.53%) Web Services
2 57 (34.13%) HTML
3 53 (31.74%) .NET
4 46 (27.54%) CSS
5 41 (24.55%) jQuery
6 38 (22.75%) ASP.NET
7 35 (20.96%) XSLT
8 29 (17.37%) J2EE
9 26 (15.57%) SOAP
10 23 (13.77%) REST
11 21 (12.57%) Spring
11 21 (12.57%) WCF
12 20 (11.98%) HTML5
12 20 (11.98%) JSP
13 19 (11.38%) XSD
14 15 (8.98%) XHTML
15 14 (8.38%) CSS3
15 14 (8.38%) Ajax
16 13 (7.78%) Hibernate
16 13 (7.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.98%) User Experience
2 9 (5.39%) iPad
3 8 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.79%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.59%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.40%) Social Media
5 4 (2.40%) Kindle
6 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.80%) WURFL
7 2 (1.20%) DataPower
7 2 (1.20%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.20%) SCORM
7 2 (1.20%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) Statistics
8 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.60%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.57%) UNIX
2 20 (11.98%) Windows
3 13 (7.78%) Apple iOS
4 12 (7.19%) Linux
5 11 (6.59%) Android
6 3 (1.80%) HPUX
6 3 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.80%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.56%) SOA
2 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (12.57%) MVC
4 14 (8.38%) Integration Testing
5 13 (7.78%) Content Management
6 11 (6.59%) Workflow
6 11 (6.59%) EAI
6 11 (6.59%) E-Commerce
7 10 (5.99%) Unit Testing
7 10 (5.99%) OOP
8 9 (5.39%) SEO
8 9 (5.39%) TDD
8 9 (5.39%) iOS Development
9 8 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.79%) Software Architecture
9 8 (4.79%) Load Testing
9 8 (4.79%) Migration
9 8 (4.79%) B2C
9 8 (4.79%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 59 (35.33%) Java
2 58 (34.73%) JavaScript
3 45 (26.95%) C#
4 34 (20.36%) SQL
5 12 (7.19%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.99%) VB
7 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.80%) XQuery
8 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.80%) PHP
8 3 (1.80%) VB6
8 3 (1.80%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.20%) XPath
9 2 (1.20%) COBOL
9 2 (1.20%) VBScript
9 2 (1.20%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.20%) VBA
9 2 (1.20%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) Degree
2 5 (2.99%) ISEB
3 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PhD
5 1 (0.60%) MCTS
5 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) Oracle EDQ
2 3 (1.80%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.20%) CA LISA
3 2 (1.20%) MOM
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (23.35%) Oracle
2 28 (16.77%) IBM
3 17 (10.18%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.19%) Sitecore
5 10 (5.99%) SAP
6 9 (5.39%) JBoss
6 9 (5.39%) webMethods
7 8 (4.79%) Endeca
7 8 (4.79%) ATG
8 7 (4.19%) Alterian
9 6 (3.59%) Sencha
9 6 (3.59%) Google
9 6 (3.59%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.40%) Siebel
11 3 (1.80%) CA
11 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.80%) VMware
11 3 (1.80%) AccuRev
11 3 (1.80%) Pega
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