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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 39 42 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 86 73 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.97% 3.48% 4.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.03% 13.64% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 41 44
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£375 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 £28.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.02%
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
477 535 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.04% 25.52% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 314 277
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 January 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 January 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
Coventry +16 21 £375 +25.00% 3
Warwickshire +10 18 £360 +35.84% 4
Shropshire +6 15 £360 +44.00%
Birmingham -8 9 £350 +53.84% 19
Staffordshire +4 5 £355 +42.00% 6
Herefordshire +1 5 £463 +15.62% 1
Solihull +4 2 - - 5
Walsall - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 60 (34.88%) SQL
2 59 (34.30%) SQL Server
2 59 (34.30%) Web Services
3 55 (31.98%) HTML
3 55 (31.98%) Java
4 50 (29.07%) .NET
4 50 (29.07%) Oracle
5 47 (27.33%) JavaScript
6 42 (24.42%) CSS
7 40 (23.26%) C#
8 38 (22.09%) Microsoft
9 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (18.02%) XSLT
11 30 (17.44%) SOA
11 30 (17.44%) jQuery
12 29 (16.86%) WebSphere
13 27 (15.70%) IBM
13 27 (15.70%) ASP.NET
14 24 (13.95%) Windows
14 24 (13.95%) Finance
15 22 (12.79%) MVC
15 22 (12.79%) SOAP
15 22 (12.79%) JSON
16 21 (12.21%) Ajax
16 21 (12.21%) XSD
17 19 (11.05%) Middleware
17 19 (11.05%) webMethods
18 17 (9.88%) PHP
18 17 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (9.88%) REST

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 29 (16.86%) WebSphere
2 17 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (8.14%) IIS
4 13 (7.56%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.40%) Apache
6 10 (5.81%) WebLogic
7 9 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (4.65%) Drupal
9 7 (4.07%) JBoss
10 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.74%) CMS
12 2 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.16%) Site Server
12 2 (1.16%) Documentum
12 2 (1.16%) OpenEdge
13 1 (0.58%) CICS
13 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 15 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.23%) InfoPath
3 4 (2.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.16%) MS Office
5 1 (0.58%) MS Project
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.74%) SAP Retail
2 3 (1.74%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.58%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.81%) FTP
1 10 (5.81%) HTTP
2 9 (5.23%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) LDAP
4 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) SSH
4 1 (0.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.58%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (34.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.40%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.40%) Oracle Database
5 10 (5.81%) MySQL
6 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.74%) SAP BW
9 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.74%) DB2
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.65%) Ant
4 6 (3.49%) SoapUI
4 6 (3.49%) Selenium
5 5 (2.91%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.91%) IntelliJ
5 5 (2.91%) Maven
5 5 (2.91%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (2.33%) Hudson
7 3 (1.74%) Toad
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.74%) NUnit
7 3 (1.74%) Subversion
7 3 (1.74%) JIRA
7 3 (1.74%) PHPUnit
7 3 (1.74%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.16%) WebSpeed
General
1 24 (13.95%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.23%) Automotive
4 5 (2.91%) Retail
5 4 (2.33%) Publishing
6 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.16%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (48.26%) Developer
2 30 (17.44%) Analyst
3 24 (13.95%) Architect
4 9 (5.23%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (5.23%) Java Developer
4 9 (5.23%) .NET Developer
4 9 (5.23%) BizTalk Developer
5 8 (4.65%) Integration Analyst
5 8 (4.65%) Consultant
6 7 (4.07%) Test Analyst
7 6 (3.49%) Designer
7 6 (3.49%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.49%) Business Analyst
7 6 (3.49%) Web Developer
7 6 (3.49%) C# Developer
7 6 (3.49%) PHP Developer
8 5 (2.91%) WebSphere Developer
8 5 (2.91%) Software Engineer
8 5 (2.91%) Integration Architect
8 5 (2.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (34.30%) Web Services
2 55 (31.98%) HTML
3 50 (29.07%) .NET
4 42 (24.42%) CSS
5 31 (18.02%) XSLT
6 30 (17.44%) jQuery
7 27 (15.70%) ASP.NET
8 22 (12.79%) SOAP
8 22 (12.79%) JSON
9 21 (12.21%) Ajax
9 21 (12.21%) XSD
10 19 (11.05%) Middleware
11 17 (9.88%) REST
12 13 (7.56%) .NET Framework
12 13 (7.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 13 (7.56%) WCF
13 12 (6.98%) XML Schema
14 10 (5.81%) HTML5
14 10 (5.81%) J2EE
15 9 (5.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.40%) User Experience
3 10 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.23%) Open Source
5 8 (4.65%) Social Media
5 8 (4.65%) Taxonomies
5 8 (4.65%) Blog
6 7 (4.07%) NHS
6 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.07%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.91%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.33%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.33%) DataPower
8 4 (2.33%) Physics
8 4 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.74%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.74%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.74%) iPad
10 2 (1.16%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.95%) Windows
2 13 (7.56%) UNIX
3 7 (4.07%) Linux
4 6 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.91%) AIX
5 5 (2.91%) Android
6 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.16%) zOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.58%) HPUX
8 1 (0.58%) Solaris
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.44%) SOA
3 22 (12.79%) MVC
4 16 (9.30%) Workflow
5 14 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (7.56%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (6.98%) Web Development
8 11 (6.40%) EAI
8 11 (6.40%) Migration
8 11 (6.40%) Scrum
8 11 (6.40%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (6.40%) Integration Testing
9 10 (5.81%) Time Management
10 9 (5.23%) TDD
10 9 (5.23%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.23%) Web Application Development
11 8 (4.65%) OO
12 7 (4.07%) CRM
12 7 (4.07%) OOP
12 7 (4.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.88%) SQL
2 55 (31.98%) Java
3 47 (27.33%) JavaScript
4 40 (23.26%) C#
5 17 (9.88%) PHP
6 15 (8.72%) VB.NET
7 12 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 11 (6.40%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.65%) PHP5
10 7 (4.07%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.91%) VB
11 5 (2.91%) VB6
11 5 (2.91%) Scala
12 4 (2.33%) XPath
12 4 (2.33%) VBScript
13 3 (1.74%) COBOL
14 2 (1.16%) VBA
14 2 (1.16%) Progress 4GL
15 1 (0.58%) XQuery
15 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (8.72%) Degree
2 13 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.49%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PhD
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.58%) MCTS
6 1 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) HL7
2 7 (4.07%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) DICOM
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.58%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.74%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (29.07%) Oracle
2 38 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.70%) IBM
4 19 (11.05%) webMethods
5 10 (5.81%) SAP
6 7 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.49%) Software AG
8 5 (2.91%) HP
8 5 (2.91%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.33%) Informatica
10 3 (1.74%) Apple
10 3 (1.74%) Adobe
10 3 (1.74%) Google
10 3 (1.74%) Sencha
10 3 (1.74%) Green Hat
10 3 (1.74%) Twitter
11 2 (1.16%) Endeca
11 2 (1.16%) ATG
11 2 (1.16%) Motorola
11 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
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