Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 30 55
Rank change year-on-year -36 +25 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 30 81 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.88% 5.33% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.39% 16.27% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 62 18
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £406 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.04% +1.79%
10th Percentile £278 £270 £297
90th Percentile £525 £480 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £414 £325
% change year-on-year +2.72% +27.31% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +31.91% -17.54% +7.55%

XML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 406 498 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.45% 32.74% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 321 186
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% +1.69%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £257
90th Percentile £526 £513 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £13.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -31.88% -51.95%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Birmingham

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Birmingham

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Birmingham

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for XML.

1 19 (63.33%) HTML
2 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (50.00%) REST
4 14 (46.67%) Java
4 14 (46.67%) CSS
5 12 (40.00%) Web Services
5 12 (40.00%) SQL
6 10 (33.33%) .NET
6 10 (33.33%) SOAP
6 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (33.33%) JSON
6 10 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (33.33%) jQuery
7 9 (30.00%) Spring
7 9 (30.00%) OO
8 8 (26.67%) C#
8 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
8 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
8 8 (26.67%) HTML5
9 7 (23.33%) CSS3
9 7 (23.33%) Scrum
9 7 (23.33%) MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Finance
10 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Kanban
11 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (16.67%) Node.js

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (13.33%) Apache
1 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Drupal
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) MariaDB
3 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
4 3 (10.00%) JUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Maven
4 3 (10.00%) Mockito
5 2 (6.67%) DbUnit
5 2 (6.67%) JHipster
5 2 (6.67%) jMock
5 2 (6.67%) Liquibase
5 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.33%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.33%) WebStorm
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) ServiceNow Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Angular Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) BPM Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) HTML
2 15 (50.00%) REST
3 14 (46.67%) CSS
4 12 (40.00%) Web Services
5 10 (33.33%) .NET
5 10 (33.33%) jQuery
5 10 (33.33%) JSON
5 10 (33.33%) SOAP
5 10 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (30.00%) Spring
7 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
7 8 (26.67%) HTML5
8 7 (23.33%) CSS3
9 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (16.67%) Node.js
11 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
11 4 (13.33%) Kendo UI
11 4 (13.33%) LINQ
11 4 (13.33%) RESTful
12 3 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) OO
3 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (23.33%) MVC
4 7 (23.33%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Kanban
5 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.67%) Open Source
6 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) Web Development
7 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Open Source Development
7 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.00%) Microservices
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (46.67%) Java
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 8 (26.67%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) PHP
5 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
6 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
6 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) DBS Check
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.33%) ServiceNow
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Altova
4 1 (3.33%) BT
4 1 (3.33%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.33%) Informatica
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) Jitterbit
4 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.33%) Xamarin