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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 50 35 49
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing XML 109 109 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.36% 4.34% 3.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.01% 19.89% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 76 48
Median daily rate £390 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £35.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.21% +82.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £33.64 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+27.82% -1.05%
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
778 548 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.01% 21.82% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 348 344
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.84 £34.20 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +8 33 £425 +3.03% 12
Shropshire -17 25 £500 +14.28% 5
Coventry -25 19 £400 +33.33% 5
Staffordshire -5 8 £304 -10.00% 6
Warwickshire -7 4 £350 +16.66% 6
Solihull 0 2 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 138 (58.23%) Java
1 138 (58.23%) SQL
2 129 (54.43%) HTML
3 117 (49.37%) CSS
4 99 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (40.51%) Web Services
6 80 (33.76%) JavaScript
6 80 (33.76%) SQL Server
7 76 (32.07%) WebLogic
8 72 (30.38%) Oracle
9 70 (29.54%) JSP
10 68 (28.69%) SOAP
11 65 (27.43%) C#
11 65 (27.43%) Spring
12 63 (26.58%) JSON
13 60 (25.32%) REST
14 59 (24.89%) .NET
15 57 (24.05%) MVC
16 52 (21.94%) Java EE
17 49 (20.68%) Hibernate
18 48 (20.25%) Unix
18 48 (20.25%) JBoss
19 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
20 46 (19.41%) IBM
21 45 (18.99%) Tomcat
21 45 (18.99%) J2EE
21 45 (18.99%) Web Development
22 43 (18.14%) TDD
23 40 (16.88%) OO
23 40 (16.88%) WebLogic Portal

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 76 (32.07%) WebLogic
2 48 (20.25%) JBoss
3 45 (18.99%) Tomcat
4 40 (16.88%) WebLogic Portal
5 35 (14.77%) WebSphere
6 25 (10.55%) SharePoint
7 18 (7.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 18 (7.59%) Apache
8 9 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (2.11%) CMS
10 3 (1.27%) Confluence
10 3 (1.27%) IIS
10 3 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.84%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.84%) WildFly
12 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.17%) MS Office
3 14 (5.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.84%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.42%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Infor LN
2 1 (0.42%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.42%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (4.22%) Google App Engine
3 10 (4.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.42%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.42%) Google Play
6 1 (0.42%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.27%) HTTP
2 3 (1.27%) LAN
2 3 (1.27%) SSL
2 3 (1.27%) WAN
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) Intranet
3 1 (0.42%) LDAP
3 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (33.76%) SQL Server
2 36 (15.19%) MongoDB
3 34 (14.35%) DB2
4 20 (8.44%) Oracle Database
5 19 (8.02%) Relational Database
6 16 (6.75%) RDBMS
7 14 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (4.64%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (3.38%) Oracle OWB
12 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (2.11%) MySQL
14 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
15 4 (1.69%) HBase
15 4 (1.69%) Pentaho
15 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (12.24%) Eclipse
2 28 (11.81%) Log4j
2 28 (11.81%) Visual Studio
3 25 (10.55%) JUnit
4 24 (10.13%) Selenium
5 18 (7.59%) JIRA
6 17 (7.17%) Jenkins
7 16 (6.75%) IntelliJ
8 15 (6.33%) Ant
8 15 (6.33%) Toad
9 14 (5.91%) Git (software)
10 13 (5.49%) Maven
10 13 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (4.64%) Subversion
12 10 (4.22%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (3.80%) Artifactory
13 9 (3.80%) ClearQuest
14 7 (2.95%) NUnit
15 6 (2.53%) Moq
16 5 (2.11%) PVCS
General
1 28 (11.81%) Back Office
2 17 (7.17%) Finance
3 14 (5.91%) Banking
4 6 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (0.84%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 147 (62.03%) Developer
2 53 (22.36%) Java Developer
3 39 (16.46%) .NET Developer
4 27 (11.39%) Consultant
5 25 (10.55%) Software Engineer
6 24 (10.13%) Scala Developer
7 21 (8.86%) Analyst
7 21 (8.86%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 21 (8.86%) Scala Software Engineer
8 20 (8.44%) Java Engineer
8 20 (8.44%) Java Software Engineer
9 19 (8.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (8.02%) Java Scala Software Engineer
9 19 (8.02%) Technical Consultant
10 18 (7.59%) Java Software Developer
11 17 (7.17%) Java Scala Developer
12 16 (6.75%) Architect
13 14 (5.91%) C# Developer
13 14 (5.91%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (5.49%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (54.43%) HTML
2 117 (49.37%) CSS
3 96 (40.51%) Web Services
4 70 (29.54%) JSP
5 68 (28.69%) SOAP
6 65 (27.43%) Spring
7 63 (26.58%) JSON
8 60 (25.32%) REST
9 59 (24.89%) .NET
10 52 (21.94%) Java EE
11 49 (20.68%) Hibernate
12 45 (18.99%) J2EE
13 40 (16.88%) JMS
14 37 (15.61%) Servlets
15 34 (14.35%) Play Framework
16 33 (13.92%) ASP.NET
17 31 (13.08%) RESTful
18 30 (12.66%) .NET Framework
19 28 (11.81%) HTML5
20 27 (11.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.49%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.95%) Data Conversion
3 7 (2.95%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.95%) Statistics
4 6 (2.53%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.53%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.53%) User Experience
5 5 (2.11%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.42%) FMCG
9 1 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.42%) IVR
9 1 (0.42%) Life Science
9 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (20.25%) Unix
2 36 (15.19%) Linux
3 33 (13.92%) Windows
4 7 (2.95%) Debian
5 4 (1.69%) Android
5 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.27%) SUSE
6 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.84%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.05%) MVC
3 45 (18.99%) Web Development
4 43 (18.14%) TDD
5 40 (16.88%) OO
6 35 (14.77%) Open Source
6 35 (14.77%) Scrum
7 33 (13.92%) Software Engineering
8 32 (13.50%) DevOps
9 31 (13.08%) Microservices
10 27 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (9.28%) Data Modelling
11 22 (9.28%) ETL
12 17 (7.17%) UML
13 16 (6.75%) OOD
14 15 (6.33%) OOP
15 14 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (5.49%) Migration
17 12 (5.06%) SOA
18 11 (4.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 138 (58.23%) Java
1 138 (58.23%) SQL
2 80 (33.76%) JavaScript
3 65 (27.43%) C#
4 31 (13.08%) Scala
5 17 (7.17%) PL/SQL
6 13 (5.49%) VB
7 9 (3.80%) XAML
8 8 (3.38%) C++
8 8 (3.38%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.95%) COBOL
9 7 (2.95%) Perl
9 7 (2.95%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.69%) C
11 3 (1.27%) PHP
11 3 (1.27%) Python
11 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.27%) XPath
12 2 (0.84%) Haskell
12 2 (0.84%) Lua
Qualifications
1 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.33%) Degree
4 9 (3.80%) OCPJP
4 9 (3.80%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (2.95%) ISEB
5 7 (2.95%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.53%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) MCAD
9 1 (0.42%) MCITP
9 1 (0.42%) MCSD
9 1 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.33%) QA
2 9 (3.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (11.81%) Docker
2 14 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.84%) HDFS
5 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (11.81%) Puppet
2 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.42%) Grafana
3 1 (0.42%) Kibana
3 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (30.38%) Oracle
2 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 46 (19.41%) IBM
4 30 (12.66%) webMethods
5 28 (11.81%) Adobe
5 28 (11.81%) Misys
6 12 (5.06%) Google
7 10 (4.22%) Pega
8 8 (3.38%) Xamarin
9 7 (2.95%) Sybase
10 6 (2.53%) BEA
10 6 (2.53%) Vitria
11 5 (2.11%) Canon
11 5 (2.11%) SAP
12 4 (1.69%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.69%) Informatica
12 4 (1.69%) Micro Focus
13 3 (1.27%) Sun
13 3 (1.27%) VMware
14 2 (0.84%) Red Hat