The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 38 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 94 85 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.86% 4.32% 3.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.72% 16.04% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £413 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £28.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.74 £28.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
598 530 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.53% 26.92% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 304 286
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
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 £23.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
XML
England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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
Warwickshire +5 25 £414 +59.13% 6
Birmingham -4 25 £350 +27.27% 13
Coventry -6 12 £325 - 3
Staffordshire -5 6 £300 -7.69% 5
Solihull +3 3 £328 -6.42% 1
Shropshire +1 3 £280 +1.81% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £251 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 94 (51.09%) JavaScript
2 88 (47.83%) HTML
3 68 (36.96%) .NET
4 66 (35.87%) CSS
5 64 (34.78%) Web Services
6 60 (32.61%) Java
6 60 (32.61%) jQuery
7 48 (26.09%) C#
8 44 (23.91%) SQL Server
9 42 (22.83%) ASP.NET
9 42 (22.83%) XSLT
10 40 (21.74%) JSP
11 39 (21.20%) J2EE
12 37 (20.11%) Oracle
12 37 (20.11%) UNIX
12 37 (20.11%) CMS
13 33 (17.93%) SQL
14 32 (17.39%) REST
15 31 (16.85%) Ajax
15 31 (16.85%) SOA
16 29 (15.76%) Spring
17 27 (14.67%) Apache
18 26 (14.13%) WebSphere
18 26 (14.13%) HTML5
19 25 (13.59%) Tomcat
19 25 (13.59%) Linux
20 24 (13.04%) MVC
21 23 (12.50%) Subversion
21 23 (12.50%) SOAP
21 23 (12.50%) MySQL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 37 (20.11%) CMS
2 27 (14.67%) Apache
3 26 (14.13%) WebSphere
4 25 (13.59%) Tomcat
5 17 (9.24%) WebLogic
6 14 (7.61%) IIS
7 9 (4.89%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.54%) Node.js
11 1 (0.54%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (6.52%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.54%) Blender
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.17%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.09%) e-Work
3 2 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.98%) Internet
2 8 (4.35%) FTP
2 8 (4.35%) HTTP
3 3 (1.63%) SSL
3 3 (1.63%) LDAP
4 1 (0.54%) CTI
4 1 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.50%) MySQL
3 10 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.72%) Informix
7 4 (2.17%) Siebel EIM
8 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (12.50%) Subversion
2 22 (11.96%) Eclipse
3 21 (11.41%) Maven
3 21 (11.41%) Ant
4 6 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.17%) JIRA
6 3 (1.63%) Selenium
6 3 (1.63%) PhoneGap
6 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.54%) WiX
7 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.54%) T4 Templates
7 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.54%) JUnit
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.54%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.54%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 13 (7.07%) Finance
2 10 (5.43%) Automotive
3 8 (4.35%) Games
4 7 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.26%) Banking
6 4 (2.17%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 124 (67.39%) Developer
2 33 (17.93%) Web Developer
3 32 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 24 (13.04%) Architect
5 20 (10.87%) Analyst
5 20 (10.87%) .NET Developer
6 15 (8.15%) Java Web Developer
7 10 (5.43%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.35%) Sitecore Developer
9 7 (3.80%) ServiceNow Developer
9 7 (3.80%) Consultant
9 7 (3.80%) Integration Architect
9 7 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.80%) WebSphere Developer
9 7 (3.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (3.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (47.83%) HTML
2 68 (36.96%) .NET
3 66 (35.87%) CSS
4 64 (34.78%) Web Services
5 60 (32.61%) jQuery
6 42 (22.83%) ASP.NET
6 42 (22.83%) XSLT
7 40 (21.74%) JSP
8 39 (21.20%) J2EE
9 32 (17.39%) REST
10 31 (16.85%) Ajax
11 29 (15.76%) Spring
12 26 (14.13%) HTML5
13 23 (12.50%) SOAP
14 22 (11.96%) XHTML
15 19 (10.33%) JSTL
15 19 (10.33%) CSS3
16 17 (9.24%) WCF
16 17 (9.24%) XSD
17 16 (8.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) Web 2.0
2 8 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.26%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.26%) iPad
4 4 (2.17%) Kindle
4 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.17%) Social Media
5 3 (1.63%) WURFL
5 3 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.09%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.09%) SCORM
6 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.09%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.54%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) DataPower
7 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.11%) UNIX
2 25 (13.59%) Linux
3 18 (9.78%) Windows
4 12 (6.52%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.98%) Android
6 4 (2.17%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.63%) BlackBerry OS
7 3 (1.63%) HPUX
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
8 1 (0.54%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.85%) SOA
2 24 (13.04%) MVC
3 18 (9.78%) Migration
4 16 (8.70%) Workflow
5 15 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.07%) Integration Testing
7 11 (5.98%) Unit Testing
7 11 (5.98%) Content Management
8 10 (5.43%) SEO
8 10 (5.43%) EAI
8 10 (5.43%) Web Development
9 9 (4.89%) Customer Engagement
9 9 (4.89%) iOS Development
9 9 (4.89%) E-Commerce
9 9 (4.89%) ITIL
9 9 (4.89%) OO
9 9 (4.89%) Service Management
9 9 (4.89%) ITSM
9 9 (4.89%) TDD
10 8 (4.35%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (51.09%) JavaScript
2 60 (32.61%) Java
3 48 (26.09%) C#
4 33 (17.93%) SQL
5 17 (9.24%) PHP
6 8 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.26%) VB
8 5 (2.72%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.72%) Perl
9 4 (2.17%) VBScript
9 4 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.63%) XPath
11 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.09%) VB6
11 2 (1.09%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.09%) VBA
11 2 (1.09%) XQuery
11 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.80%) Degree
2 5 (2.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (2.17%) ISEB
4 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.54%) MCTS
6 1 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.98%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.89%) Control-M
2 4 (2.17%) Oracle EDQ
3 3 (1.63%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (1.09%) MOM
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.54%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 37 (20.11%) Oracle
2 20 (10.87%) IBM
3 19 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 17 (9.24%) Alterian
5 14 (7.61%) Sitecore
6 13 (7.07%) BMC
7 9 (4.89%) HP
7 9 (4.89%) SAP
7 9 (4.89%) JBoss
7 9 (4.89%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.89%) Remedy
8 6 (3.26%) ATG
8 6 (3.26%) Endeca
8 6 (3.26%) Google
9 5 (2.72%) Sybase
9 5 (2.72%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.72%) webMethods
10 4 (2.17%) Siebel
10 4 (2.17%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.63%) CA
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