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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 39 48 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 93 60 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.83% 2.88% 5.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.63% 11.95% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 59
Average daily rate
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£388 £278 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.63% -9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £377 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
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
595 502 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 24.07% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 294 312
Average daily rate £370 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Average hourly rate £29.22 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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
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 28 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire +7 26 £380 +38.18% 2
Coventry +8 20 £399 +45.00% 4
Herefordshire - 11 £444 - 1
Staffordshire +3 10 £375 +19.04% 9
Shropshire -6 9 £351 +12.16%
Birmingham -7 6 £325 +18.18% 19
Solihull -2 2 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 69 (38.33%) Java
1 69 (38.33%) Web Services
2 55 (30.56%) HTML
3 53 (29.44%) Oracle
4 52 (28.89%) SQL
4 52 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 50 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 46 (25.56%) .NET
6 46 (25.56%) CSS
7 42 (23.33%) C#
8 40 (22.22%) WebSphere
9 35 (19.44%) SOA
9 35 (19.44%) IBM
10 34 (18.89%) jQuery
11 31 (17.22%) SOAP
12 29 (16.11%) Microsoft
13 28 (15.56%) XSLT
14 26 (14.44%) XSD
14 26 (14.44%) J2EE
15 25 (13.89%) ASP.NET
15 25 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (12.78%) Windows
17 22 (12.22%) Middleware
17 22 (12.22%) MVC
18 20 (11.11%) Apache
18 20 (11.11%) WCF
19 19 (10.56%) Performance Tuning
19 19 (10.56%) User Experience
19 19 (10.56%) UNIX
19 19 (10.56%) Ajax

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 40 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 20 (11.11%) Apache
3 18 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (9.44%) WebLogic
5 15 (8.33%) IIS
6 14 (7.78%) CMS
7 13 (7.22%) SharePoint
7 13 (7.22%) JBoss
8 11 (6.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (4.44%) Drupal
11 6 (3.33%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (1.11%) Documentum
12 2 (1.11%) OpenEdge
12 2 (1.11%) Site Server
13 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.56%) WordPress
13 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 17 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.00%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.67%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.11%) MS Project
4 2 (1.11%) MS Office
5 1 (0.56%) Blender
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.22%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.56%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.78%) Internet
2 12 (6.67%) FTP
2 12 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (1.11%) LDAP
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.56%) Extranet
4 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.78%) MySQL
4 11 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.11%) Siebel EIM
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.11%) SQLite
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.56%) SSDT
9 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (5.00%) Ant
2 8 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.89%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.89%) Maven
4 6 (3.33%) Subversion
4 6 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.67%) Hudson
5 3 (1.67%) NUnit
5 3 (1.67%) JIRA
6 2 (1.11%) Toad
6 2 (1.11%) MSI
6 2 (1.11%) WebSpeed
6 2 (1.11%) WiX
6 2 (1.11%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.11%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 13 (7.22%) Automotive
3 7 (3.89%) Finance
4 4 (2.22%) Publishing
5 3 (1.67%) Marketing
6 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 91 (50.56%) Developer
2 36 (20.00%) Architect
3 29 (16.11%) Analyst
4 17 (9.44%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.11%) BizTalk Developer
7 10 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
7 10 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 10 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Integration Architect
10 6 (3.33%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Designer
11 5 (2.78%) Mobile Developer
11 5 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 5 (2.78%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.78%) Java Web Developer
11 5 (2.78%) BizTalk Specialist
11 5 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (38.33%) Web Services
2 55 (30.56%) HTML
3 46 (25.56%) .NET
3 46 (25.56%) CSS
4 34 (18.89%) jQuery
5 31 (17.22%) SOAP
6 28 (15.56%) XSLT
7 26 (14.44%) XSD
7 26 (14.44%) J2EE
8 25 (13.89%) ASP.NET
9 22 (12.22%) Middleware
10 20 (11.11%) WCF
11 19 (10.56%) Ajax
12 18 (10.00%) JSP
12 18 (10.00%) REST
13 15 (8.33%) Spring
13 15 (8.33%) JSON
14 14 (7.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 13 (7.22%) HTML5
16 12 (6.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.56%) User Experience
2 14 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.67%) Social Media
4 10 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.00%) iPad
6 8 (4.44%) Taxonomies
6 8 (4.44%) Blog
7 7 (3.89%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.78%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.22%) Physics
9 4 (2.22%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.22%) Kindle
10 3 (1.67%) DataPower
10 3 (1.67%) Open Source
10 3 (1.67%) NHS
10 3 (1.67%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.11%) PACS
11 2 (1.11%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.78%) Windows
2 19 (10.56%) UNIX
3 11 (6.11%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.00%) Android
4 9 (5.00%) Linux
5 6 (3.33%) AIX
6 2 (1.11%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.44%) SOA
2 25 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.22%) MVC
4 19 (10.56%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (8.89%) Workflow
6 15 (8.33%) EAI
6 15 (8.33%) Migration
7 14 (7.78%) Content Management
8 13 (7.22%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (6.67%) TDD
9 12 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (6.67%) Time Management
10 11 (6.11%) Integration Testing
10 11 (6.11%) OOP
11 10 (5.56%) OO
11 10 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.00%) iOS Development
12 9 (5.00%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.00%) Web Application Development
13 8 (4.44%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.33%) Java
2 52 (28.89%) SQL
2 52 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 42 (23.33%) C#
4 13 (7.22%) PHP
5 8 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.44%) PHP5
6 7 (3.89%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.89%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.22%) XPath
7 4 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.67%) VB
8 3 (1.67%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.67%) VB6
9 2 (1.11%) Progress 4GL
9 2 (1.11%) XQuery
9 2 (1.11%) VBA
10 1 (0.56%) COBOL
10 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.67%) Degree
2 10 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.78%) ISEB
5 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.11%) MCITP
7 2 (1.11%) MCTS
7 2 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) QA
2 6 (3.33%) HL7
3 4 (2.22%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.11%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.67%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (29.44%) Oracle
2 35 (19.44%) IBM
3 29 (16.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.89%) webMethods
5 9 (5.00%) SAP
6 8 (4.44%) Endeca
6 8 (4.44%) ATG
6 8 (4.44%) TIBCO
7 7 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.33%) Google
8 6 (3.33%) Software AG
8 6 (3.33%) Sencha
9 5 (2.78%) HP
10 4 (2.22%) Twitter
10 4 (2.22%) Pega
11 3 (1.67%) Green Hat
11 3 (1.67%) Alterian
12 2 (1.11%) Siebel
12 2 (1.11%) Progress
12 2 (1.11%) Adobe
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