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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 36 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing XML 140 100 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.43% 4.19% 3.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.35% 18.35% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 53 47
Median daily rate £415 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £150 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Median hourly rate £23.25 £22.88 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £22.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £26.13 £31.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +4.32%
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
807 545 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.52% 22.86% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 329 331
Median daily rate £375 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 19
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.55 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 43 £425 +28.78% 20
Shropshire -15 33 £415 -5.14% 3
Coventry -8 19 £425 +41.66% 3
Warwickshire -6 10 £350 +1.44% 7
Worcestershire +2 6 £315 +12.00%
Staffordshire -2 5 £473 +35.00% 1
Solihull -8 5 £390 +56.00% 1
Walsall -1 3 £545 -0.90%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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.

1 135 (58.95%) Java
1 135 (58.95%) SQL
2 123 (53.71%) HTML
3 103 (44.98%) CSS
4 88 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (35.37%) WebLogic
5 81 (35.37%) Web Services
6 80 (34.93%) Oracle
7 70 (30.57%) SQL Server
7 70 (30.57%) Spring
8 67 (29.26%) JSON
9 63 (27.51%) JavaScript
10 61 (26.64%) J2EE
10 61 (26.64%) Unix
11 60 (26.20%) JSP
12 57 (24.89%) SOAP
12 57 (24.89%) REST
13 56 (24.45%) Hibernate
14 50 (21.83%) C#
15 47 (20.52%) JBoss
16 46 (20.09%) Open Source
17 44 (19.21%) MongoDB
18 43 (18.78%) Play Framework
19 41 (17.90%) DevOps
19 41 (17.90%) JUnit
20 40 (17.47%) Linux
20 40 (17.47%) Eclipse
20 40 (17.47%) Puppet
20 40 (17.47%) Scala
21 39 (17.03%) .NET

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 81 (35.37%) WebLogic
2 47 (20.52%) JBoss
3 33 (14.41%) Tomcat
3 33 (14.41%) WebLogic Portal
4 29 (12.66%) WebSphere
5 22 (9.61%) Apache
6 17 (7.42%) SharePoint
7 13 (5.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (3.06%) IIS
10 6 (2.62%) Confluence
11 4 (1.75%) CMS
12 3 (1.31%) PowerExchange
13 2 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.87%) WildFly
14 1 (0.44%) Mule
14 1 (0.44%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.44%) nginx
14 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.68%) MS Office
3 10 (4.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.18%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.31%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.87%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.87%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.87%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.87%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.87%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.44%) GIMP
8 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.87%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) HFM
3 1 (0.44%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.44%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.24%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (4.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.37%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.44%) GitHub
5 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.37%) HTTP
1 10 (4.37%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.93%) SSL
3 5 (2.18%) Network Security
4 3 (1.31%) LAN
4 3 (1.31%) WAN
5 2 (0.87%) Intranet
6 1 (0.44%) Internet
6 1 (0.44%) SAN
6 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (30.57%) SQL Server
2 44 (19.21%) MongoDB
3 28 (12.23%) DB2
4 25 (10.92%) BusinessObjects
4 25 (10.92%) Oracle Database
5 22 (9.61%) RDBMS
5 22 (9.61%) Relational Database
6 17 (7.42%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (6.55%) Oracle OWB
8 10 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.93%) Hadoop
9 9 (3.93%) Pentaho
9 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.75%) Big Data
12 3 (1.31%) PowerCenter
12 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (17.90%) JUnit
2 40 (17.47%) Eclipse
3 29 (12.66%) Selenium
4 25 (10.92%) Jenkins
5 24 (10.48%) JIRA
6 23 (10.04%) Git (software)
7 22 (9.61%) IntelliJ
8 21 (9.17%) Log4j
9 19 (8.30%) Ant
9 19 (8.30%) Toad
10 18 (7.86%) Visual Studio
11 16 (6.99%) Maven
12 14 (6.11%) Artifactory
12 14 (6.11%) ClearQuest
12 14 (6.11%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (4.37%) PVCS
13 10 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (2.62%) Subversion
15 3 (1.31%) Axure RP
15 3 (1.31%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (9.17%) Back Office
2 18 (7.86%) Finance
3 14 (6.11%) Banking
4 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.75%) Retail
5 2 (0.87%) Automotive
6 1 (0.44%) Law
6 1 (0.44%) Local Government
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 133 (58.08%) Developer
2 51 (22.27%) Java Developer
3 29 (12.66%) Software Engineer
4 27 (11.79%) Analyst
4 27 (11.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 22 (9.61%) .NET Developer
5 22 (9.61%) Consultant
6 21 (9.17%) Scala Developer
6 21 (9.17%) Scala Software Engineer
7 20 (8.73%) Java Engineer
7 20 (8.73%) Java Software Engineer
8 19 (8.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (8.30%) Java Scala Software Engineer
9 18 (7.86%) Java Software Developer
10 17 (7.42%) Java Scala Developer
11 14 (6.11%) Architect
12 13 (5.68%) Lead Developer
13 12 (5.24%) Software Developer
13 12 (5.24%) SQL Developer
13 12 (5.24%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (53.71%) HTML
2 103 (44.98%) CSS
3 81 (35.37%) Web Services
4 70 (30.57%) Spring
5 67 (29.26%) JSON
6 61 (26.64%) J2EE
7 60 (26.20%) JSP
8 57 (24.89%) REST
8 57 (24.89%) SOAP
9 56 (24.45%) Hibernate
10 43 (18.78%) Play Framework
11 39 (17.03%) .NET
12 36 (15.72%) Java EE
12 36 (15.72%) Servlets
13 35 (15.28%) HTML5
14 34 (14.85%) J2SE
15 28 (12.23%) JMS
16 23 (10.04%) ASP.NET
17 18 (7.86%) jQuery
17 18 (7.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (4.37%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.06%) N-Tier
3 7 (3.06%) Statistics
4 6 (2.62%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.62%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.62%) User Experience
5 4 (1.75%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.31%) Informatics
6 3 (1.31%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) CMDB
8 1 (0.44%) FMCG
8 1 (0.44%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.44%) Life Science
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.64%) Unix
2 40 (17.47%) Linux
3 36 (15.72%) Windows
4 5 (2.18%) Debian
5 4 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.31%) Android
6 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.31%) SUSE
7 2 (0.87%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.09%) Open Source
3 41 (17.90%) DevOps
4 37 (16.16%) Microservices
5 36 (15.72%) Software Engineering
6 35 (15.28%) OO
7 34 (14.85%) Web Development
8 32 (13.97%) TDD
9 31 (13.54%) MVC
10 29 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (10.92%) Migration
12 22 (9.61%) Data Modelling
12 22 (9.61%) ETL
12 22 (9.61%) Scrum
13 19 (8.30%) Service Management
14 18 (7.86%) UML
15 17 (7.42%) ITIL
16 16 (6.99%) Defect Tracking
16 16 (6.99%) Workflow
17 15 (6.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 135 (58.95%) Java
1 135 (58.95%) SQL
2 63 (27.51%) JavaScript
3 50 (21.83%) C#
4 40 (17.47%) Scala
5 27 (11.79%) PL/SQL
6 22 (9.61%) VB
7 17 (7.42%) C++
8 12 (5.24%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.49%) Haskell
9 8 (3.49%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.06%) Perl
10 7 (3.06%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.18%) COBOL
11 5 (2.18%) VBScript
11 5 (2.18%) XAML
12 4 (1.75%) C
13 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.87%) Lua
14 2 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.80%) Degree
4 10 (4.37%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (3.93%) OCPJP
6 8 (3.49%) Sun Certification
7 5 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.18%) ISEB
7 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.75%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.75%) MCAD
8 4 (1.75%) MCITP
8 4 (1.75%) MCSD
8 4 (1.75%) MCTS
9 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.99%) QA
2 9 (3.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (14.85%) Docker
2 13 (5.68%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (17.47%) Puppet
2 2 (0.87%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (0.87%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.44%) Grafana
3 1 (0.44%) Kibana
3 1 (0.44%) SCCM
3 1 (0.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 80 (34.93%) Oracle
2 35 (15.28%) IBM
3 34 (14.85%) webMethods
4 33 (14.41%) Microsoft
5 29 (12.66%) Adobe
6 21 (9.17%) Misys
7 12 (5.24%) Google
8 10 (4.37%) Pega
9 7 (3.06%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.06%) Sybase
10 6 (2.62%) BEA
10 6 (2.62%) Vitria
11 5 (2.18%) Cloudera
11 5 (2.18%) Informatica
11 5 (2.18%) SAP
11 5 (2.18%) VMware
12 4 (1.75%) Micro Focus
13 3 (1.31%) HP
13 3 (1.31%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.31%) Xamarin
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