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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
England / West Midlands
Rank 46 60 34
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Contract jobs citing XML 80 70 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.31% 2.75% 4.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.80% 10.75% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 72
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +17.18%

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
625 651 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.85% 25.55% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 404 331
Median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 22 £358 -24.73% 8
Warwickshire +5 17 £343 +7.03% 4
Shropshire +21 11 £500 +20.33% 7
Staffordshire -3 6 £338 +3.84% 3
Coventry -10 3 - - 1
Herefordshire -10 2 £350 -17.64%
Solihull - 1 - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XML.

1 98 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (45.09%) Java
3 71 (41.04%) SQL
4 67 (38.73%) HTML
5 66 (38.15%) CSS
6 65 (37.57%) C#
7 59 (34.10%) .NET
8 54 (31.21%) Web Services
9 49 (28.32%) JavaScript
9 49 (28.32%) MVC
10 44 (25.43%) JSON
11 42 (24.28%) Scrum
12 41 (23.70%) SQL Server
12 41 (23.70%) SOAP
13 40 (23.12%) Oracle
14 37 (21.39%) Microsoft
15 34 (19.65%) WCF
16 33 (19.08%) jQuery
17 28 (16.18%) OO
18 27 (15.61%) Visual Studio
19 26 (15.03%) Linux
20 24 (13.87%) Open Source
20 24 (13.87%) REST
21 23 (13.29%) Unix
22 22 (12.72%) XSLT
22 22 (12.72%) .NET Framework
23 21 (12.14%) TDD
23 21 (12.14%) OOD
23 21 (12.14%) SOLID
24 20 (11.56%) PowerShell

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.51%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.36%) NServiceBus
3 9 (5.20%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.05%) JBoss
5 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.47%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.89%) Confluence
7 4 (2.31%) Apache
7 4 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.73%) Documentum
8 3 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.16%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.16%) CMS
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.16%) WordPress
10 1 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.58%) DNN
Applications
1 9 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.31%) Doxygen
3 3 (1.73%) MS Office
4 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.58%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) assyst
1 3 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.73%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.16%) SAP CAR
2 2 (1.16%) SAP POS DM
3 1 (0.58%) Exstream
3 1 (0.58%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.89%) GitHub
2 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.58%) Google Play
4 1 (0.58%) iTunes
4 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) Broadband
2 4 (2.31%) Internet
3 3 (1.73%) OSPF
3 3 (1.73%) SNMP
4 2 (1.16%) FTP
4 2 (1.16%) HTTP
4 2 (1.16%) SSL
4 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.58%) LDAP
5 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.58%) Wireless
5 1 (0.58%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.98%) MongoDB
3 15 (8.67%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (5.20%) MySQL
6 5 (2.89%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.89%) HBase
7 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.16%) DB2
9 2 (1.16%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 27 (15.61%) Visual Studio
2 20 (11.56%) Subversion
3 17 (9.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (9.25%) Eclipse
5 15 (8.67%) IntelliJ
5 15 (8.67%) Moq
5 15 (8.67%) NUnit
6 12 (6.94%) Git (software)
7 11 (6.36%) Selenium
8 10 (5.78%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.62%) JIRA
10 6 (3.47%) JUnit
11 5 (2.89%) PVCS
11 5 (2.89%) Toad
12 4 (2.31%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.31%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (2.31%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.73%) gulp
13 3 (1.73%) Protractor
13 3 (1.73%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (10.40%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.31%) Back Office
3 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.73%) Automotive
4 3 (1.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 115 (66.47%) Developer
2 32 (18.50%) .NET Developer
3 28 (16.18%) Java Developer
4 19 (10.98%) C# Developer
5 17 (9.83%) Analyst
6 16 (9.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (8.67%) Scala Developer
8 14 (8.09%) Programmer
9 13 (7.51%) Java Programmer
9 13 (7.51%) Java Scala Developer
9 13 (7.51%) Linux Developer
9 13 (7.51%) MongoDB Developer
9 13 (7.51%) Software Engineer
10 12 (6.94%) Test Analyst
11 11 (6.36%) Open Source Developer
12 10 (5.78%) C# Software Engineer
13 9 (5.20%) COBOL Developer
14 8 (4.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (4.62%) ServiceNow Developer
14 8 (4.62%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (38.73%) HTML
2 66 (38.15%) CSS
3 59 (34.10%) .NET
4 54 (31.21%) Web Services
5 44 (25.43%) JSON
6 41 (23.70%) SOAP
7 34 (19.65%) WCF
8 33 (19.08%) jQuery
9 24 (13.87%) REST
10 22 (12.72%) .NET Framework
10 22 (12.72%) XSLT
11 18 (10.40%) AngularJS
12 17 (9.83%) Entity Framework
12 17 (9.83%) KnockoutJS
13 15 (8.67%) Play Framework
14 14 (8.09%) HTML5
15 12 (6.94%) ASP.NET
16 11 (6.36%) Java EE
16 11 (6.36%) Spring
16 11 (6.36%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.47%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.73%) e-Learning
2 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.73%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.73%) User Experience
3 2 (1.16%) CMDB
3 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.03%) Linux
2 23 (13.29%) Unix
3 14 (8.09%) Windows
4 5 (2.89%) AIX
5 3 (1.73%) Debian
5 3 (1.73%) SUSE
5 3 (1.73%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.58%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.32%) MVC
3 42 (24.28%) Scrum
4 28 (16.18%) OO
5 24 (13.87%) Open Source
6 21 (12.14%) OOD
6 21 (12.14%) SOLID
6 21 (12.14%) TDD
7 20 (11.56%) Software Engineering
8 19 (10.98%) Microservices
9 18 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (7.51%) Test Scripting
11 12 (6.94%) SDLC
11 12 (6.94%) SOA
11 12 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (6.94%) Web Development
12 11 (6.36%) Configuration Management
13 10 (5.78%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (5.20%) Front End Development
14 9 (5.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 78 (45.09%) Java
2 71 (41.04%) SQL
3 65 (37.57%) C#
4 49 (28.32%) JavaScript
5 20 (11.56%) PowerShell
6 15 (8.67%) Scala
7 11 (6.36%) COBOL
8 10 (5.78%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.62%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.62%) Python
10 6 (3.47%) C
11 5 (2.89%) C++
12 4 (2.31%) PHP
13 3 (1.73%) ABAP
13 3 (1.73%) Ruby
13 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.16%) R
14 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.16%) XAML
14 2 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.47%) ISEB
3 6 (3.47%) Sun Certification
4 5 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.31%) Degree
5 4 (2.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) HNC
6 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (10.40%) Docker
2 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) HDFS
3 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (8.67%) Puppet
2 2 (1.16%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (23.12%) Oracle
2 37 (21.39%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.25%) webMethods
4 9 (5.20%) ServiceNow
5 8 (4.62%) Micro Focus
5 8 (4.62%) SAP
6 6 (3.47%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.47%) Pega
7 5 (2.89%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.31%) IBM
8 4 (2.31%) Sun
8 4 (2.31%) WSO2
9 3 (1.73%) Adobe
9 3 (1.73%) Aruba
9 3 (1.73%) Canon
9 3 (1.73%) Cisco
9 3 (1.73%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.73%) Remedy
9 3 (1.73%) Riverbed
9 3 (1.73%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Telford, Shropshire
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Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
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