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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 36 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 100 90 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.32% 3.85% 3.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.32% 15.60% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 27
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.81% -3.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £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
546 577 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.60% 24.66% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 330 220
Average daily rate £335 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £37.80 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Warwickshire -10 15 £325 -7.14% 3
Shropshire +8 14 £425 +51.78% 2
Birmingham -10 11 £355 -5.33% 17
Coventry +7 10 £300 -7.69% 8
Staffordshire -3 8 £358 +8.33% 11
Wolverhampton +4 3 £293 +16.41% 1
Walsall +1 2 £550 +69.23%
Worcestershire - 2 £281 - 5
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 75 (35.21%) SQL
2 74 (34.74%) Web Services
3 70 (32.86%) C#
4 68 (31.92%) .NET
4 68 (31.92%) SQL Server
5 67 (31.46%) Oracle
6 63 (29.58%) Java
7 60 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (27.70%) HTML
9 49 (23.00%) Microsoft
10 46 (21.60%) SOAP
11 43 (20.19%) JavaScript
11 43 (20.19%) ASP.NET
12 39 (18.31%) SOA
12 39 (18.31%) CSS
13 38 (17.84%) Visual Studio
14 34 (15.96%) T-SQL
15 32 (15.02%) JSON
15 32 (15.02%) Oracle Database
16 31 (14.55%) MVC
16 31 (14.55%) Finance
17 30 (14.08%) REST
17 30 (14.08%) jQuery
18 29 (13.62%) IBM
19 28 (13.15%) WCF
20 27 (12.68%) XSLT
21 26 (12.21%) Linux
21 26 (12.21%) XSD
21 26 (12.21%) .NET Framework
22 25 (11.74%) Eclipse

XML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 22 (10.33%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.45%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.63%) IIS
4 9 (4.23%) Apache
4 9 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (3.76%) JBoss
5 8 (3.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (3.29%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 7 (3.29%) Confluence
7 6 (2.82%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.35%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.88%) CMS
10 3 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (1.41%) WebLogic Integration
10 3 (1.41%) AquaLogic
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Oracle HRMS
1 7 (3.29%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (3.29%) Oracle TCA
2 6 (2.82%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.82%) SAP Retail
3 5 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.47%) Magento
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.45%) Internet
2 12 (5.63%) SSL
3 10 (4.69%) Firewall
4 9 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.35%) HTTP
6 4 (1.88%) Skype
7 3 (1.41%) SMTP
7 3 (1.41%) DNS
8 2 (0.94%) Intranet
9 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.47%) SAN
9 1 (0.47%) Extranet
9 1 (0.47%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (31.92%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.02%) Oracle Database
3 20 (9.39%) MongoDB
4 19 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (5.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (5.16%) MySQL
10 10 (4.69%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 7 (3.29%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (3.29%) Oracle Discoverer
11 7 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (2.82%) SAP BW
13 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.88%) RDBMS
15 3 (1.41%) Data Mining
15 3 (1.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (17.84%) Visual Studio
2 25 (11.74%) Eclipse
3 14 (6.57%) Dreamweaver
4 13 (6.10%) Selenium
5 12 (5.63%) JIRA
6 11 (5.16%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.23%) IntelliJ
8 8 (3.76%) JUnit
9 7 (3.29%) Subversion
10 6 (2.82%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (2.82%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.88%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.88%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.41%) Maven
13 2 (0.94%) Ant
13 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.94%) NUnit
14 1 (0.47%) Juju
General
1 31 (14.55%) Finance
2 8 (3.76%) Retail
3 7 (3.29%) General Ledger
4 5 (2.35%) Back Office
5 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 124 (58.22%) Developer
2 40 (18.78%) Architect
3 22 (10.33%) .NET Developer
4 20 (9.39%) C# Developer
5 19 (8.92%) Analyst
6 17 (7.98%) Integration Architect
7 15 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (6.57%) COBOL Developer
9 13 (6.10%) Consultant
10 11 (5.16%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (4.23%) Web Developer
13 8 (3.76%) SQL Developer
13 8 (3.76%) DBA
14 7 (3.29%) SAP Consultant
14 7 (3.29%) C++ Developer
14 7 (3.29%) Java Developer
14 7 (3.29%) Programmer
14 7 (3.29%) Senior Developer
15 6 (2.82%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (34.74%) Web Services
2 68 (31.92%) .NET
3 59 (27.70%) HTML
4 46 (21.60%) SOAP
5 43 (20.19%) ASP.NET
6 39 (18.31%) CSS
7 32 (15.02%) JSON
8 30 (14.08%) jQuery
8 30 (14.08%) REST
9 28 (13.15%) WCF
10 27 (12.68%) XSLT
11 26 (12.21%) XSD
11 26 (12.21%) .NET Framework
12 23 (10.80%) HTML5
12 23 (10.80%) Middleware
13 16 (7.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 14 (6.57%) LINQ
14 14 (6.57%) Spring
14 14 (6.57%) Entity Framework
14 14 (6.57%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.16%) DataPower
3 8 (3.76%) N-Tier
3 8 (3.76%) NHS
4 7 (3.29%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.94%) W3C
7 2 (0.94%) User Experience
7 2 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.47%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.47%) Informatics
8 1 (0.47%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.21%) Linux
2 21 (9.86%) SUSE
3 18 (8.45%) UNIX
4 16 (7.51%) Windows
5 7 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.31%) SOA
3 31 (14.55%) MVC
4 25 (11.74%) Scrum
5 24 (11.27%) OO
6 22 (10.33%) Integration Testing
7 18 (8.45%) EAI
8 17 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (7.98%) Open Source
9 14 (6.57%) Web Development
10 13 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.10%) TDD
11 12 (5.63%) Workflow
12 11 (5.16%) Use Case
13 10 (4.69%) Software Engineering
13 10 (4.69%) DevOps
14 9 (4.23%) Test Strategy
14 9 (4.23%) Analytics
14 9 (4.23%) Software Architecture
15 8 (3.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (35.21%) SQL
2 70 (32.86%) C#
3 63 (29.58%) Java
4 43 (20.19%) JavaScript
5 34 (15.96%) T-SQL
6 21 (9.86%) VB.NET
7 17 (7.98%) VB
8 14 (6.57%) COBOL
9 11 (5.16%) VBScript
10 9 (4.23%) C++
10 9 (4.23%) Ruby
10 9 (4.23%) Scala
11 8 (3.76%) VB6
12 7 (3.29%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.88%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.88%) C
14 3 (1.41%) VC++
15 2 (0.94%) PHP
15 2 (0.94%) XQuery
16 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (7.04%) Degree
2 8 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.47%) ACCA
4 1 (0.47%) CIMA
4 1 (0.47%) MCTS
4 1 (0.47%) MCITP
4 1 (0.47%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) LXC
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) CA LISA
2 6 (2.82%) Puppet
3 2 (0.94%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 67 (31.46%) Oracle
2 49 (23.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.62%) IBM
4 22 (10.33%) webMethods
5 14 (6.57%) Micro Focus
5 14 (6.57%) TIBCO
6 11 (5.16%) SAP
6 11 (5.16%) Green Hat
6 11 (5.16%) Solace
7 8 (3.76%) Adobe
7 8 (3.76%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.35%) Informatica
9 4 (1.88%) Google
9 4 (1.88%) Pega
10 3 (1.41%) Vitria
10 3 (1.41%) BEA
11 2 (0.94%) Cognos
11 2 (0.94%) Sybase
11 2 (0.94%) Alterian
11 2 (0.94%) Tableau
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Tata Technologies Europe Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Rate: Contract Negotiable Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago