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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 33 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 106 101 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.14% 4.61% 4.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.26% 18.60% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 55 51
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£431 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £261 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £32.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.92% +14.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
614 543 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.98% 24.78% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 299 277
Average daily rate £350 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 24
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -17 19 £375 +7.14% 17
Coventry +13 16 £425 +39.34% 4
Shropshire -2 16 £495 +88.57% 4
Staffordshire -7 15 £313 -1.57% 12
Warwickshire -3 10 £300 +9.09% 8
Solihull +6 2 £400 +49.25% 2
Walsall -1 1 - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 75 (36.95%) SQL Server
2 73 (35.96%) Oracle
3 70 (34.48%) Web Services
4 66 (32.51%) SQL
5 62 (30.54%) .NET
6 60 (29.56%) Java
7 58 (28.57%) HTML
8 51 (25.12%) Microsoft
9 47 (23.15%) JavaScript
9 47 (23.15%) C#
10 45 (22.17%) CSS
11 39 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (18.72%) SOAP
13 36 (17.73%) XSLT
13 36 (17.73%) Finance
14 35 (17.24%) SOA
15 32 (15.76%) WebSphere
16 31 (15.27%) IBM
17 30 (14.78%) Middleware
18 29 (14.29%) ASP.NET
18 29 (14.29%) jQuery
19 26 (12.81%) Windows
20 25 (12.32%) XSD
20 25 (12.32%) MVC
20 25 (12.32%) REST
21 24 (11.82%) JSON
21 24 (11.82%) Ajax
22 23 (11.33%) .NET Framework
23 22 (10.84%) webMethods
23 22 (10.84%) EAI

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 32 (15.76%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.88%) IIS
3 15 (7.39%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (5.42%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.93%) Apache
6 8 (3.94%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.94%) Drupal
7 7 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (3.45%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 6 (2.96%) JBoss
8 6 (2.96%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (2.46%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.48%) WebLogic Integration
11 3 (1.48%) AquaLogic
11 3 (1.48%) AquaLogic Service Bus
12 2 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.99%) CMS
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.96%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.97%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.99%) MS Office
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Oracle HRMS
1 7 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (3.45%) Oracle TCA
2 6 (2.96%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.96%) SAP Retail
3 5 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.49%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.49%) Magento
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.36%) Internet
2 10 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.43%) SSL
3 9 (4.43%) Firewall
4 6 (2.96%) FTP
4 6 (2.96%) HTTP
5 2 (0.99%) Intranet
5 2 (0.99%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) SSH
6 1 (0.49%) Extranet
6 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (36.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.36%) MySQL
2 19 (9.36%) MongoDB
3 18 (8.87%) Oracle Database
4 16 (7.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.96%) SAP BW
10 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.46%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.97%) DB2
12 1 (0.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (9.36%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.91%) SoapUI
3 7 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (3.45%) Ant
3 7 (3.45%) Maven
4 6 (2.96%) Selenium
4 6 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.46%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (2.46%) Subversion
5 5 (2.46%) IntelliJ
5 5 (2.46%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.97%) JIRA
6 4 (1.97%) ReSharper
6 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.97%) Hudson
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.48%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 36 (17.73%) Finance
2 8 (3.94%) Retail
3 7 (3.45%) General Ledger
4 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.97%) Publishing
5 4 (1.97%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (47.29%) Developer
2 33 (16.26%) Architect
3 27 (13.30%) Analyst
4 14 (6.90%) Integration Architect
4 14 (6.90%) Consultant
5 12 (5.91%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.42%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.42%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.43%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.94%) DBA
8 8 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Designer
9 7 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Web Developer
10 6 (2.96%) SAP Consultant
10 6 (2.96%) PHP Developer
10 6 (2.96%) Programmer
10 6 (2.96%) Administrator
10 6 (2.96%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (34.48%) Web Services
2 62 (30.54%) .NET
3 58 (28.57%) HTML
4 45 (22.17%) CSS
5 38 (18.72%) SOAP
6 36 (17.73%) XSLT
7 30 (14.78%) Middleware
8 29 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 29 (14.29%) jQuery
9 25 (12.32%) REST
9 25 (12.32%) XSD
10 24 (11.82%) Ajax
10 24 (11.82%) JSON
11 23 (11.33%) .NET Framework
12 19 (9.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 17 (8.37%) WCF
14 14 (6.90%) WSDL
15 13 (6.40%) XML Schema
16 11 (5.42%) Java EE
17 10 (4.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.39%) Open Source
3 10 (4.93%) DataPower
3 10 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.43%) NHS
5 8 (3.94%) Taxonomies
5 8 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.94%) Blog
5 8 (3.94%) Social Media
6 7 (3.45%) User Experience
6 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.96%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.46%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.97%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.97%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.97%) Physics
10 3 (1.48%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.99%) PACS
11 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.81%) Windows
2 16 (7.88%) Linux
2 16 (7.88%) UNIX
3 9 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.45%) SUSE
5 5 (2.46%) AIX
6 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.99%) Android
7 2 (0.99%) zOS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.49%) HPUX
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (17.24%) SOA
3 25 (12.32%) MVC
4 22 (10.84%) EAI
5 21 (10.34%) Integration Testing
6 20 (9.85%) Workflow
7 14 (6.90%) OO
8 13 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (5.91%) Migration
9 12 (5.91%) Scrum
9 12 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (5.91%) Web Development
10 11 (5.42%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (4.93%) TDD
12 9 (4.43%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.43%) Use Case
12 9 (4.43%) Time Management
13 8 (3.94%) Unit Testing
13 8 (3.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (32.51%) SQL
2 60 (29.56%) Java
3 47 (23.15%) JavaScript
3 47 (23.15%) C#
4 20 (9.85%) T-SQL
5 18 (8.87%) PHP
6 16 (7.88%) VB.NET
7 14 (6.90%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.93%) VBScript
8 10 (4.93%) Ruby
9 8 (3.94%) PHP5
9 8 (3.94%) VB
10 5 (2.46%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.46%) Scala
10 5 (2.46%) XPath
11 4 (1.97%) VB6
12 3 (1.48%) C
12 3 (1.48%) C++
13 2 (0.99%) COBOL
13 2 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (6.90%) Degree
2 12 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.96%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.99%) MCTS
5 1 (0.49%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) MCPD
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.94%) HL7
2 6 (2.96%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) DICOM
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.49%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (4.43%) CA LISA
2 5 (2.46%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (35.96%) Oracle
2 51 (25.12%) Microsoft
3 31 (15.27%) IBM
4 22 (10.84%) webMethods
5 13 (6.40%) TIBCO
6 11 (5.42%) SAP
7 9 (4.43%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.43%) Green Hat
8 7 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.96%) Software AG
10 5 (2.46%) HP
11 4 (1.97%) Adobe
11 4 (1.97%) Informatica
12 3 (1.48%) BEA
12 3 (1.48%) Apple
12 3 (1.48%) Vitria
12 3 (1.48%) Twitter
12 3 (1.48%) Google
12 3 (1.48%) Pega
13 2 (0.99%) Alterian
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