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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 43 47 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing XML 90 58 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.75% 2.84% 5.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.90% 11.76% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 26 60
Average daily rate
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£390 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.10 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
604 493 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.18% 24.12% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 292 328
Average daily rate £375 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 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 +3 25 £380 +38.18% 3
Coventry +7 20 £413 +50.00% 6
Herefordshire - 11 £444 -
Staffordshire +5 10 £375 +19.04% 9
Shropshire -6 7 £355 +13.68% 2
Birmingham -2 6 £375 +36.36% 16
Solihull -2 2 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 69 (38.76%) Java
2 68 (38.20%) Web Services
3 53 (29.78%) HTML
4 52 (29.21%) Oracle
5 50 (28.09%) JavaScript
5 50 (28.09%) SQL
6 48 (26.97%) SQL Server
7 44 (24.72%) CSS
8 43 (24.16%) .NET
9 41 (23.03%) C#
10 40 (22.47%) WebSphere
11 35 (19.66%) SOA
11 35 (19.66%) IBM
12 33 (18.54%) jQuery
13 32 (17.98%) SOAP
14 30 (16.85%) Microsoft
15 27 (15.17%) XSLT
16 26 (14.61%) XSD
16 26 (14.61%) J2EE
17 25 (14.04%) ASP.NET
17 25 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (12.92%) Middleware
19 22 (12.36%) Windows
20 21 (11.80%) MVC
20 21 (11.80%) WCF
21 20 (11.24%) Apache
22 19 (10.67%) UNIX
22 19 (10.67%) REST
22 19 (10.67%) Performance Tuning
22 19 (10.67%) User Experience

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 40 (22.47%) WebSphere
2 20 (11.24%) Apache
3 17 (9.55%) WebLogic
4 16 (8.99%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (7.87%) CMS
6 13 (7.30%) SharePoint
6 13 (7.30%) IIS
6 13 (7.30%) JBoss
7 11 (6.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (5.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (4.49%) Drupal
10 6 (3.37%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.12%) Documentum
11 2 (1.12%) OpenEdge
11 2 (1.12%) Site Server
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.06%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.12%) MS Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS Office
4 2 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) Blender
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Google Analytics
1 4 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.56%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.87%) Internet
2 12 (6.74%) FTP
2 12 (6.74%) HTTP
3 2 (1.12%) LDAP
4 1 (0.56%) Extranet
4 1 (0.56%) SSH
4 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (26.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (8.43%) MySQL
3 11 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.12%) SQLite
7 2 (1.12%) Siebel EIM
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.56%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Ant
1 9 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.93%) Subversion
2 7 (3.93%) Maven
2 7 (3.93%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.37%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.37%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.69%) Hudson
4 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.69%) NUnit
4 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.69%) JIRA
5 2 (1.12%) Toad
5 2 (1.12%) MSI
5 2 (1.12%) WebSpeed
5 2 (1.12%) WiX
5 2 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.12%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.56%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 15 (8.43%) Manufacturing
2 12 (6.74%) Automotive
3 6 (3.37%) Finance
4 4 (2.25%) Publishing
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (50.00%) Developer
2 36 (20.22%) Architect
3 30 (16.85%) Analyst
4 17 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.74%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.62%) Web Developer
6 10 (5.62%) Test Analyst
6 10 (5.62%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.62%) Integration Analyst
7 9 (5.06%) BizTalk Developer
7 9 (5.06%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Integration Architect
9 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (3.37%) Designer
10 5 (2.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Java Web Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Mobile Developer
10 5 (2.81%) BizTalk Specialist
10 5 (2.81%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 4 (2.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (38.20%) Web Services
2 53 (29.78%) HTML
3 44 (24.72%) CSS
4 43 (24.16%) .NET
5 33 (18.54%) jQuery
6 32 (17.98%) SOAP
7 27 (15.17%) XSLT
8 26 (14.61%) XSD
8 26 (14.61%) J2EE
9 25 (14.04%) ASP.NET
10 23 (12.92%) Middleware
11 21 (11.80%) WCF
12 19 (10.67%) REST
13 18 (10.11%) Ajax
13 18 (10.11%) JSP
14 15 (8.43%) Spring
15 14 (7.87%) JSON
15 14 (7.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 13 (7.30%) HTML5
17 12 (6.74%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.67%) User Experience
2 14 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.74%) Social Media
4 10 (5.62%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.06%) iPad
6 8 (4.49%) Blog
6 8 (4.49%) Taxonomies
7 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.81%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.25%) Physics
9 4 (2.25%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.25%) Kindle
10 3 (1.69%) DataPower
10 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.69%) Open Source
11 2 (1.12%) PACS
11 2 (1.12%) NHS
11 2 (1.12%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.36%) Windows
2 19 (10.67%) UNIX
3 11 (6.18%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.06%) Android
4 9 (5.06%) Linux
5 6 (3.37%) AIX
6 2 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.66%) SOA
2 25 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.80%) MVC
4 19 (10.67%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (9.55%) Workflow
6 15 (8.43%) Migration
6 15 (8.43%) EAI
7 14 (7.87%) Content Management
8 13 (7.30%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (6.74%) Time Management
9 12 (6.74%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (6.74%) TDD
10 11 (6.18%) OOP
10 11 (6.18%) Integration Testing
11 10 (5.62%) OO
12 9 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.06%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.06%) Web Application Development
12 9 (5.06%) iOS Development
13 8 (4.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.76%) Java
2 50 (28.09%) JavaScript
2 50 (28.09%) SQL
3 41 (23.03%) C#
4 13 (7.30%) PHP
5 8 (4.49%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.49%) PHP5
6 7 (3.93%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.93%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.69%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.69%) VB6
7 3 (1.69%) XPath
7 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.69%) VB
8 2 (1.12%) VBA
8 2 (1.12%) Progress 4GL
8 2 (1.12%) XQuery
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
9 1 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (6.74%) Degree
2 10 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.37%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.81%) ISEB
5 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.12%) MCTS
7 2 (1.12%) MCITP
8 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) QA
2 5 (2.81%) HL7
3 4 (2.25%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.12%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (29.21%) Oracle
2 35 (19.66%) IBM
3 30 (16.85%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.99%) webMethods
5 9 (5.06%) SAP
6 8 (4.49%) ATG
6 8 (4.49%) Endeca
6 8 (4.49%) TIBCO
7 7 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.37%) Google
8 6 (3.37%) Sencha
8 6 (3.37%) Software AG
9 5 (2.81%) HP
10 4 (2.25%) Pega
10 4 (2.25%) Twitter
11 3 (1.69%) Green Hat
11 3 (1.69%) Alterian
12 2 (1.12%) Sitecore
12 2 (1.12%) Siebel
12 2 (1.12%) Progress
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