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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 44 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing XML 89 88 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.44% 4.23% 4.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.69% 15.15% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 47
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £377 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.10% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +14.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +18.64%
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
650 581 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.15% 27.92% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 361 324
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 £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Birmingham -2 25 £350 +32.07% 11
Warwickshire -9 19 £364 +35.98% 2
Coventry +1 13 £325 - 3
Staffordshire -4 7 £300 -7.69% 5
Shropshire -3 4 £280 - 2
Solihull +2 2 £330 -5.71% 5
Wolverhampton - 2 £251 -
Walsall - 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 5
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 66 (41.77%) HTML
2 65 (41.14%) JavaScript
3 55 (34.81%) Java
4 54 (34.18%) .NET
5 51 (32.28%) CSS
5 51 (32.28%) Web Services
6 43 (27.22%) C#
6 43 (27.22%) jQuery
7 41 (25.95%) SQL Server
8 39 (24.68%) ASP.NET
9 36 (22.78%) XSLT
9 36 (22.78%) Oracle
10 32 (20.25%) J2EE
11 30 (18.99%) WebSphere
12 28 (17.72%) CMS
12 28 (17.72%) SOA
13 26 (16.46%) JSP
14 25 (15.82%) SQL
15 24 (15.19%) SOAP
15 24 (15.19%) UNIX
15 24 (15.19%) REST
16 23 (14.56%) IBM
16 23 (14.56%) Spring
17 21 (13.29%) MVC
18 20 (12.66%) WCF
18 20 (12.66%) Apache
18 20 (12.66%) WebLogic
18 20 (12.66%) HTML5
19 19 (12.03%) MySQL
19 19 (12.03%) Ajax

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (18.99%) WebSphere
2 28 (17.72%) CMS
3 20 (12.66%) Apache
3 20 (12.66%) WebLogic
4 15 (9.49%) Tomcat
5 13 (8.23%) IIS
6 9 (5.70%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (5.70%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (5.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.90%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.27%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.63%) Site Server
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.63%) Node.js
10 1 (0.63%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.63%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.23%) Internet
2 9 (5.70%) HTTP
3 8 (5.06%) FTP
4 3 (1.90%) LDAP
4 3 (1.90%) SSL
5 1 (0.63%) CTI
5 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.03%) MySQL
3 12 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.53%) Siebel EIM
5 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.27%) Informix
7 2 (1.27%) SQLite
7 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) BODI
Development Applications
1 14 (8.86%) Ant
1 14 (8.86%) Subversion
2 13 (8.23%) Eclipse
3 12 (7.59%) Maven
4 6 (3.80%) JIRA
5 3 (1.90%) Selenium
5 3 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.27%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.63%) Xcode
7 1 (0.63%) NUnit
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.63%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.63%) MSI
7 1 (0.63%) WiX
7 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.63%) T4 Templates
General
1 9 (5.70%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.06%) Automotive
3 5 (3.16%) Games
4 4 (2.53%) Finance
4 4 (2.53%) Marketing
5 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.27%) Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (63.29%) Developer
2 27 (17.09%) Architect
3 23 (14.56%) Web Developer
4 21 (13.29%) Java Developer
5 20 (12.66%) .NET Developer
5 20 (12.66%) Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.33%) Java Web Developer
8 8 (5.06%) BizTalk Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Integration Architect
8 8 (5.06%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Sitecore Developer
9 7 (4.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 6 (3.80%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (3.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.80%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.16%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.16%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (41.77%) HTML
2 54 (34.18%) .NET
3 51 (32.28%) CSS
3 51 (32.28%) Web Services
4 43 (27.22%) jQuery
5 39 (24.68%) ASP.NET
6 36 (22.78%) XSLT
7 32 (20.25%) J2EE
8 26 (16.46%) JSP
9 24 (15.19%) SOAP
9 24 (15.19%) REST
10 23 (14.56%) Spring
11 20 (12.66%) HTML5
11 20 (12.66%) WCF
12 19 (12.03%) Ajax
13 18 (11.39%) XHTML
14 15 (9.49%) XSD
14 15 (9.49%) CSS3
15 13 (8.23%) Hibernate
16 12 (7.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.70%) iPad
2 7 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.80%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.53%) Kindle
4 4 (2.53%) Social Media
5 3 (1.90%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.90%) WURFL
5 3 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.27%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.27%) SCORM
6 2 (1.27%) DataPower
6 2 (1.27%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.63%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.19%) UNIX
2 15 (9.49%) Windows
3 14 (8.86%) Linux
4 12 (7.59%) Apple iOS
5 10 (6.33%) Android
6 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.90%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.90%) HPUX
7 1 (0.63%) VME
7 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.72%) SOA
2 21 (13.29%) MVC
3 15 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.23%) Content Management
5 12 (7.59%) Integration Testing
6 11 (6.96%) Migration
6 11 (6.96%) E-Commerce
6 11 (6.96%) EAI
7 10 (6.33%) OOP
7 10 (6.33%) Web Development
7 10 (6.33%) Unit Testing
8 9 (5.70%) iOS Development
8 9 (5.70%) SEO
8 9 (5.70%) Workflow
9 8 (5.06%) B2C
9 8 (5.06%) TDD
9 8 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (5.06%) Load Testing
9 8 (5.06%) Software Architecture
9 8 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.14%) JavaScript
2 55 (34.81%) Java
3 43 (27.22%) C#
4 25 (15.82%) SQL
5 11 (6.96%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.43%) VB
7 6 (3.80%) PHP
8 3 (1.90%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.90%) VB6
9 2 (1.27%) XPath
9 2 (1.27%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.27%) VBA
9 2 (1.27%) Progress 4GL
9 2 (1.27%) XQuery
9 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.27%) VBScript
9 2 (1.27%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) COBOL
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.43%) Degree
2 5 (3.16%) ISEB
3 3 (1.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.63%) MCTS
5 1 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.33%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) Oracle EDQ
2 3 (1.90%) Control-M
2 3 (1.90%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (1.27%) CA LISA
3 2 (1.27%) MOM
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (22.78%) Oracle
2 23 (14.56%) IBM
3 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.23%) Sitecore
5 9 (5.70%) Alterian
5 9 (5.70%) JBoss
6 8 (5.06%) SAP
6 8 (5.06%) Endeca
6 8 (5.06%) webMethods
6 8 (5.06%) ATG
7 6 (3.80%) Sencha
7 6 (3.80%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.80%) Google
8 4 (2.53%) Siebel
9 3 (1.90%) CA
9 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.90%) Pega
9 3 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.90%) VMware
9 3 (1.90%) AccuRev
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