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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 42 41 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing XML 109 98 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.85% 3.79% 3.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.10% 16.25% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 64 39
Median daily rate £415 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-20.25% +3.89%
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
677 603 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.89% 23.31% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 390 322
Median daily rate £383 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.47 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.60 £37.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 May 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 May 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
Shropshire -15 34 £415 -16.58% 1
Birmingham +8 25 £400 +7.38% 11
Coventry -7 11 £400 +18.51% 5
Warwickshire -13 9 £323 +3.36% 4
Worcestershire -2 8 £320 +11.30% 1
Solihull -8 6 £440 +10.00% 2
Staffordshire +3 4 £405 +13.28% 5
Walsall +3 2 £545 -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 90 (49.72%) SQL
2 81 (44.75%) Java
3 76 (41.99%) HTML
4 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (32.60%) Web Services
6 55 (30.39%) Oracle
6 55 (30.39%) SQL Server
6 55 (30.39%) CSS
7 54 (29.83%) C#
8 47 (25.97%) Unix
9 45 (24.86%) JavaScript
9 45 (24.86%) WebLogic
10 43 (23.76%) .NET
11 41 (22.65%) Linux
12 38 (20.99%) J2EE
12 38 (20.99%) JSON
13 37 (20.44%) SOAP
13 37 (20.44%) Spring
14 35 (19.34%) Windows
14 35 (19.34%) REST
15 31 (17.13%) Open Source
16 30 (16.57%) MongoDB
16 30 (16.57%) Eclipse
16 30 (16.57%) Microsoft
16 30 (16.57%) Migration
17 28 (15.47%) Play Framework
18 27 (14.92%) DevOps
18 27 (14.92%) Puppet
18 27 (14.92%) Scala
18 27 (14.92%) JUnit

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 45 (24.86%) WebLogic
2 20 (11.05%) JBoss
3 19 (10.50%) SharePoint
4 17 (9.39%) WebSphere
5 15 (8.29%) Apache
6 12 (6.63%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (6.63%) WebLogic Portal
7 11 (6.08%) IIS
8 9 (4.97%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.87%) PowerExchange
10 6 (3.31%) Confluence
11 5 (2.76%) CMS
12 4 (2.21%) Node.js
12 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (1.10%) Umbraco
13 2 (1.10%) WildFly
14 1 (0.55%) Mule
14 1 (0.55%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.18%) MS Office
3 9 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.76%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.10%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (1.10%) PTC Creo
6 2 (1.10%) Siemens NX
6 2 (1.10%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) ENOVIA
1 2 (1.10%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.55%) HFM
2 1 (0.55%) Infor LN
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.76%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.55%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.08%) SSL
2 9 (4.97%) HTTP
2 9 (4.97%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.76%) Network Security
4 4 (2.21%) Intranet
5 3 (1.66%) DNS
5 3 (1.66%) FTP
5 3 (1.66%) Internet
5 3 (1.66%) SMTP
6 2 (1.10%) LAN
6 2 (1.10%) WAN
7 1 (0.55%) SAN
7 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (30.39%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.57%) MongoDB
3 21 (11.60%) BusinessObjects
3 21 (11.60%) Oracle Database
4 13 (7.18%) RDBMS
4 13 (7.18%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.08%) Oracle OWB
5 11 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.52%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (4.97%) DB2
7 9 (4.97%) Hadoop
8 8 (4.42%) Pentaho
8 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (3.87%) PowerCenter
9 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (2.21%) Big Data
10 4 (2.21%) DTS
10 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (16.57%) Eclipse
2 27 (14.92%) JUnit
3 23 (12.71%) Visual Studio
4 20 (11.05%) Jenkins
5 19 (10.50%) Git (software)
6 18 (9.94%) Selenium
7 17 (9.39%) JIRA
8 13 (7.18%) IntelliJ
9 12 (6.63%) Ant
9 12 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (6.63%) Toad
10 11 (6.08%) PVCS
11 9 (4.97%) Artifactory
11 9 (4.97%) ClearQuest
11 9 (4.97%) Maven
12 8 (4.42%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (3.87%) Dreamweaver
14 5 (2.76%) Log4j
15 4 (2.21%) Subversion
16 3 (1.66%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (5.52%) Finance
2 5 (2.76%) Back Office
3 4 (2.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Automotive
5 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Local Government
6 1 (0.55%) Military
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 106 (58.56%) Developer
2 28 (15.47%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.81%) Analyst
4 21 (11.60%) .NET Developer
5 18 (9.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) Software Engineer
6 13 (7.18%) SQL Developer
7 12 (6.63%) Software Developer
7 12 (6.63%) Test Analyst
8 11 (6.08%) Architect
8 11 (6.08%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Java Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Java Software Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Java Software Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Scala Developer
9 10 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.52%) Java Scala Developer
9 10 (5.52%) Java Scala Software Engineer
9 10 (5.52%) Scala Software Engineer
10 9 (4.97%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (41.99%) HTML
2 59 (32.60%) Web Services
3 55 (30.39%) CSS
4 43 (23.76%) .NET
5 38 (20.99%) J2EE
5 38 (20.99%) JSON
6 37 (20.44%) SOAP
6 37 (20.44%) Spring
7 35 (19.34%) REST
8 28 (15.47%) Play Framework
9 26 (14.36%) Hibernate
10 23 (12.71%) HTML5
10 23 (12.71%) J2SE
10 23 (12.71%) XSD
11 22 (12.15%) ASP.NET
12 19 (10.50%) JSP
12 19 (10.50%) WCF
13 15 (8.29%) Servlets
14 14 (7.73%) .NET Framework
14 14 (7.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.31%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.31%) Informatics
4 6 (3.31%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.21%) Data Conversion
5 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.21%) Statistics
6 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.55%) CMDB
8 1 (0.55%) FMCG
8 1 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.55%) Life Science
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Social Media
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.97%) Unix
2 41 (22.65%) Linux
3 35 (19.34%) Windows
4 9 (4.97%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.87%) SUSE
6 5 (2.76%) Debian
7 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.13%) Open Source
3 30 (16.57%) Migration
4 27 (14.92%) DevOps
5 24 (13.26%) OO
5 24 (13.26%) Software Engineering
6 22 (12.15%) ETL
6 22 (12.15%) Microservices
7 21 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (11.60%) Workflow
8 20 (11.05%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (11.05%) Data Modelling
9 19 (10.50%) SOA
10 18 (9.94%) Service Management
10 18 (9.94%) Web Development
11 17 (9.39%) Scrum
12 15 (8.29%) EAI
12 15 (8.29%) TDD
13 14 (7.73%) Analytics
13 14 (7.73%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 90 (49.72%) SQL
2 81 (44.75%) Java
3 54 (29.83%) C#
4 45 (24.86%) JavaScript
5 27 (14.92%) Scala
6 22 (12.15%) VB
7 21 (11.60%) PL/SQL
8 16 (8.84%) T-SQL
9 14 (7.73%) C++
10 10 (5.52%) VB.NET
11 9 (4.97%) COBOL
11 9 (4.97%) PowerShell
12 8 (4.42%) Haskell
12 8 (4.42%) VBScript
13 7 (3.87%) Perl
14 6 (3.31%) XPath
15 5 (2.76%) XAML
16 4 (2.21%) C
17 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
18 2 (1.10%) Lua
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.87%) Degree
3 7 (3.87%) Sun Certification
4 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.76%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (2.21%) ISEB
6 4 (2.21%) MCAD
6 4 (2.21%) MCITP
6 4 (2.21%) MCSD
6 4 (2.21%) MCTS
6 4 (2.21%) OCPJP
7 3 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.63%) Data Quality
2 10 (5.52%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (11.05%) Docker
2 15 (8.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (14.92%) Puppet
2 4 (2.21%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.55%) Grafana
3 1 (0.55%) Kibana
3 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) Simpana
3 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (30.39%) Oracle
2 30 (16.57%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.81%) webMethods
4 11 (6.08%) Adobe
5 9 (4.97%) IBM
6 8 (4.42%) Informatica
6 8 (4.42%) Micro Focus
6 8 (4.42%) Pega
7 7 (3.87%) Google
7 7 (3.87%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.31%) VMware
9 5 (2.76%) HP
9 5 (2.76%) Misys
10 4 (2.21%) Cloudera
10 4 (2.21%) SAP
10 4 (2.21%) Sybase
11 3 (1.66%) Citrix
11 3 (1.66%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.66%) Vitria