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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 64 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 62 79 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.45% 3.67% 3.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.03% 17.25% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 53 44
Average daily rate £425 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £538 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.55 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +18.51%
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
618 458 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 21.25% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 285 307
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +2 14 £450 +20.00% 23
Shropshire -21 13 £416 +15.41% 3
Coventry -12 8 £305 -18.66% 7
Warwickshire -7 5 £400 +29.03% 6
Herefordshire +5 4 £421 -9.05%
Staffordshire -7 4 £355 +5.97% 6
Kingswinford - 2 £379 -
Walsall - 1 - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 76 (46.91%) SQL
2 71 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (34.57%) .NET
4 55 (33.95%) C#
5 49 (30.25%) HTML
6 48 (29.63%) SQL Server
7 46 (28.40%) JavaScript
8 42 (25.93%) Web Services
9 38 (23.46%) BizTalk Server
10 33 (20.37%) Java
11 32 (19.75%) Oracle
11 32 (19.75%) ASP.NET
12 31 (19.14%) CSS
13 28 (17.28%) SOAP
14 27 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 26 (16.05%) Finance
15 26 (16.05%) Windows
16 24 (14.81%) Migration
17 23 (14.20%) XML Messaging
17 23 (14.20%) MVC
17 23 (14.20%) jQuery
17 23 (14.20%) HTML5
18 21 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (12.35%) SOA
19 20 (12.35%) Scrum
20 19 (11.73%) Unix
20 19 (11.73%) REST
21 18 (11.11%) WCF
21 18 (11.11%) Oracle Database
22 17 (10.49%) Integration Testing

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (23.46%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.41%) IIS
4 11 (6.79%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (3.70%) Apache
6 6 (3.70%) JBoss
6 6 (3.70%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.09%) PowerExchange
8 4 (2.47%) CMS
8 4 (2.47%) SAS
9 3 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.23%) Node.js
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.23%) WildFly
11 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Office
2 9 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.85%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.85%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.85%) Siemens NX
4 2 (1.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) BPCS
2 3 (1.85%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.62%) HFM
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
4 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) FTP
2 5 (3.09%) HTTP
2 5 (3.09%) SSL
3 3 (1.85%) DNS
3 3 (1.85%) SMTP
4 2 (1.23%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) Intranet
4 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.62%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 13 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.79%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.94%) DTS
6 7 (4.32%) RDBMS
6 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (3.09%) MySQL
8 5 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.09%) PowerCenter
8 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.47%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.47%) Big Data
9 4 (2.47%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.79%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.56%) Subversion
4 8 (4.94%) PVCS
5 7 (4.32%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.09%) JUnit
7 5 (3.09%) Selenium
8 4 (2.47%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (1.85%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.85%) JIRA
9 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.23%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.23%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.62%) MorphX
11 1 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 26 (16.05%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Retail
3 3 (1.85%) Automotive
4 2 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Military
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (46.91%) Developer
2 32 (19.75%) Analyst
3 27 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 22 (13.58%) Architect
5 15 (9.26%) C# Developer
5 15 (9.26%) Test Analyst
6 13 (8.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Integration Analyst
7 11 (6.79%) Integration Test Analyst
7 11 (6.79%) SQL Developer
8 10 (6.17%) SQL Analyst
9 9 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.56%) XML Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Applications Architect
11 7 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Integration Tester
11 7 (4.32%) Tester
12 6 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
12 6 (3.70%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (34.57%) .NET
2 49 (30.25%) HTML
3 42 (25.93%) Web Services
4 32 (19.75%) ASP.NET
5 31 (19.14%) CSS
6 28 (17.28%) SOAP
7 23 (14.20%) HTML5
7 23 (14.20%) jQuery
7 23 (14.20%) XML Messaging
8 19 (11.73%) REST
9 18 (11.11%) WCF
10 17 (10.49%) JSON
10 17 (10.49%) XSLT
11 16 (9.88%) .NET Framework
11 16 (9.88%) Ajax
12 14 (8.64%) EDI
13 13 (8.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (6.79%) XSD
15 9 (5.56%) CSS3
15 9 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.32%) Statistics
4 4 (2.47%) AS400
4 4 (2.47%) iSeries
5 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.85%) Informatics
5 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.85%) Social Media
5 3 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.62%) Blog
7 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.05%) Windows
2 19 (11.73%) Unix
3 9 (5.56%) Linux
4 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.32%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.47%) SUSE
7 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.85%) Android
9 2 (1.23%) Solaris
9 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.81%) Migration
3 23 (14.20%) MVC
4 21 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (12.35%) Scrum
5 20 (12.35%) SOA
6 17 (10.49%) Integration Testing
6 17 (10.49%) TDD
6 17 (10.49%) Test Scripting
7 16 (9.88%) EAI
7 16 (9.88%) Workflow
8 15 (9.26%) V-Model
8 15 (9.26%) Waterfall
8 15 (9.26%) Web Development
9 14 (8.64%) Data Migration
9 14 (8.64%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.41%) ERP
11 11 (6.79%) CRM
11 11 (6.79%) ETL
11 11 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (46.91%) SQL
2 55 (33.95%) C#
3 46 (28.40%) JavaScript
4 33 (20.37%) Java
5 12 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 12 (7.41%) XPath
6 11 (6.79%) PL/SQL
6 11 (6.79%) VB
7 10 (6.17%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.70%) VBScript
10 5 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.47%) COBOL
11 4 (2.47%) RPG
11 4 (2.47%) RPG IV
12 3 (1.85%) C
12 3 (1.85%) C++
12 3 (1.85%) Ruby
12 3 (1.85%) Scala
12 3 (1.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (9.26%) ISEB
1 15 (9.26%) ISTQB
2 8 (4.94%) Degree
2 8 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.62%) MCAD
5 1 (0.62%) MCITP
5 1 (0.62%) MCSD
5 1 (0.62%) MCTS
5 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.23%) Docker
3 2 (1.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.62%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.85%) Puppet
3 2 (1.23%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (19.75%) Oracle
2 27 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.41%) webMethods
4 8 (4.94%) Informatica
5 6 (3.70%) Pega
6 4 (2.47%) Adobe
6 4 (2.47%) Micro Focus
6 4 (2.47%) SAP
6 4 (2.47%) VMware
7 3 (1.85%) IBM
7 3 (1.85%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.23%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.23%) HP
8 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.23%) Tableau
8 2 (1.23%) Teradata
9 1 (0.62%) ATG
9 1 (0.62%) Citrix
9 1 (0.62%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.62%) JDA
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