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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 32 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 115 103 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.22% 4.36% 4.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.48% 17.55% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 60 48
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£425 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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 £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
658 587 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.17% 24.82% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 320 256
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 18
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £11.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £57.50
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 20 April 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 20 April 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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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
Birmingham -12 21 £375 +3.44% 19
Coventry +14 18 £425 +30.76% 3
Staffordshire -9 18 £313 -2.34% 13
Shropshire +3 16 £495 +93.17% 1
Warwickshire +2 11 £300 +9.09% 8
Solihull - 2 £400 -
Walsall -1 1 - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 5
Dudley - - - -
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 76 (36.89%) SQL Server
2 72 (34.95%) Oracle
2 72 (34.95%) .NET
3 71 (34.47%) Web Services
4 68 (33.01%) SQL
5 60 (29.13%) HTML
6 58 (28.16%) C#
7 57 (27.67%) Java
8 53 (25.73%) Microsoft
9 51 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (22.82%) JavaScript
11 44 (21.36%) CSS
12 42 (20.39%) Finance
13 40 (19.42%) SOAP
14 39 (18.93%) XSLT
14 39 (18.93%) SOA
15 33 (16.02%) ASP.NET
16 29 (14.08%) .NET Framework
16 29 (14.08%) JSON
16 29 (14.08%) jQuery
17 27 (13.11%) IBM
17 27 (13.11%) Middleware
18 26 (12.62%) MVC
18 26 (12.62%) XSD
18 26 (12.62%) WebSphere
18 26 (12.62%) REST
19 25 (12.14%) Windows
20 24 (11.65%) T-SQL
21 23 (11.17%) EAI
21 23 (11.17%) Ajax

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 26 (12.62%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.80%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (5.34%) IIS
4 9 (4.37%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.40%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 6 (2.91%) Confluence
6 6 (2.91%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (2.43%) JBoss
7 5 (2.43%) Apache
7 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.46%) WebLogic Integration
9 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.46%) Drupal
9 3 (1.46%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.46%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 2 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.97%) CMS
11 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.94%) InfoPath
2 4 (1.94%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.97%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (3.40%) Oracle HRMS
1 7 (3.40%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (3.40%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (3.40%) Oracle TCA
2 6 (2.91%) SAP Retail
2 6 (2.91%) SAP FI
3 5 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.49%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.22%) Internet
2 10 (4.85%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.85%) Firewall
3 9 (4.37%) SSL
4 5 (2.43%) HTTP
5 3 (1.46%) Skype
6 2 (0.97%) FTP
6 2 (0.97%) Intranet
7 1 (0.49%) SSH
7 1 (0.49%) LDAP
7 1 (0.49%) DNS
7 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.49%) SAN
7 1 (0.49%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (36.89%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.19%) Oracle Database
3 19 (9.22%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (6.80%) MySQL
6 12 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (5.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.37%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (3.40%) Oracle Discoverer
10 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (3.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.91%) SAP BW
12 4 (1.94%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.46%) DB2
13 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (10.19%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.34%) JIRA
3 10 (4.85%) SoapUI
4 7 (3.40%) Subversion
4 7 (3.40%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.91%) ReSharper
5 6 (2.91%) Selenium
6 5 (2.43%) Ant
6 5 (2.43%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.43%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.43%) Maven
6 5 (2.43%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (1.94%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.94%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.46%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.97%) Hudson
9 2 (0.97%) NUnit
General
1 42 (20.39%) Finance
2 9 (4.37%) Retail
3 7 (3.40%) General Ledger
4 4 (1.94%) Automotive
4 4 (1.94%) Publishing
5 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 110 (53.40%) Developer
2 27 (13.11%) Architect
3 21 (10.19%) Analyst
4 19 (9.22%) C# Developer
5 18 (8.74%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.28%) Consultant
7 14 (6.80%) Integration Architect
8 12 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (5.83%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.85%) Designer
10 9 (4.37%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.88%) DBA
12 7 (3.40%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.40%) Web Developer
12 7 (3.40%) SAP Consultant
13 6 (2.91%) BizTalk Developer
13 6 (2.91%) PHP Developer
13 6 (2.91%) Administrator
13 6 (2.91%) Senior Developer
14 5 (2.43%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (34.95%) .NET
2 71 (34.47%) Web Services
3 60 (29.13%) HTML
4 44 (21.36%) CSS
5 40 (19.42%) SOAP
6 39 (18.93%) XSLT
7 33 (16.02%) ASP.NET
8 29 (14.08%) .NET Framework
8 29 (14.08%) JSON
8 29 (14.08%) jQuery
9 27 (13.11%) Middleware
10 26 (12.62%) XSD
10 26 (12.62%) REST
11 23 (11.17%) Ajax
12 22 (10.68%) WCF
13 16 (7.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 15 (7.28%) HTML5
15 14 (6.80%) WSDL
16 11 (5.34%) XML Schema
17 10 (4.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.74%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (8.25%) Open Source
3 10 (4.85%) DataPower
4 9 (4.37%) NHS
4 9 (4.37%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.91%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.43%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.94%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.94%) Physics
8 3 (1.46%) Blog
8 3 (1.46%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.46%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.46%) Social Media
8 3 (1.46%) User Experience
9 2 (0.97%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.14%) Windows
2 15 (7.28%) UNIX
3 14 (6.80%) Linux
4 8 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.40%) SUSE
6 5 (2.43%) AIX
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.97%) zOS
9 1 (0.49%) HPUX
9 1 (0.49%) Solaris
9 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.93%) SOA
3 26 (12.62%) MVC
4 23 (11.17%) EAI
5 21 (10.19%) Integration Testing
6 18 (8.74%) OO
7 17 (8.25%) Workflow
8 16 (7.77%) Scrum
9 15 (7.28%) Web Development
10 14 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (6.31%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.34%) Migration
13 10 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (4.85%) TDD
14 9 (4.37%) Configuration Management
14 9 (4.37%) Use Case
15 8 (3.88%) Unit Testing
15 8 (3.88%) Web Design
16 7 (3.40%) UML
16 7 (3.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 68 (33.01%) SQL
2 58 (28.16%) C#
3 57 (27.67%) Java
4 47 (22.82%) JavaScript
5 24 (11.65%) T-SQL
6 19 (9.22%) VB.NET
7 13 (6.31%) PHP
8 12 (5.83%) PL/SQL
9 10 (4.85%) Ruby
9 10 (4.85%) VBScript
10 8 (3.88%) VB
11 5 (2.43%) C++
11 5 (2.43%) C
11 5 (2.43%) Scala
11 5 (2.43%) XPath
12 4 (1.94%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.94%) VB6
13 3 (1.46%) VC++
13 3 (1.46%) PHP5
14 2 (0.97%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (7.28%) Degree
2 12 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.94%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.97%) MCTS
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MCPD
5 1 (0.49%) MCITP
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.40%) HL7
1 7 (3.40%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) DICOM
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.49%) RACF
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) vCloud
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.37%) CA LISA
2 6 (2.91%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (34.95%) Oracle
2 53 (25.73%) Microsoft
3 27 (13.11%) IBM
4 22 (10.68%) webMethods
5 13 (6.31%) TIBCO
6 12 (5.83%) SAP
7 9 (4.37%) Adobe
7 9 (4.37%) Green Hat
8 8 (3.88%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.91%) Software AG
10 5 (2.43%) HP
11 4 (1.94%) Google
11 4 (1.94%) Informatica
12 3 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.46%) Apple
12 3 (1.46%) Twitter
13 2 (0.97%) Tableau
13 2 (0.97%) Pega
13 2 (0.97%) Vitria
13 2 (0.97%) BEA
Warwickshire
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