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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 42 43
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing XML 16 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.58% 2.09% 2.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.89% 9.86% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 10
Median daily rate £350 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £375 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £500 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 180 142 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.99% 21.16% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 100 122
Median daily rate £390 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Birmingham

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Birmingham

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) HTML
2 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
3 18 (43.90%) Scrum
4 16 (39.02%) .NET
5 13 (31.71%) C#
6 12 (29.27%) CSS
6 12 (29.27%) Web Services
6 12 (29.27%) REST
6 12 (29.27%) ServiceNow
7 11 (26.83%) SOLID
7 11 (26.83%) Subversion
7 11 (26.83%) MVC
8 10 (24.39%) Java
8 10 (24.39%) SQL
9 9 (21.95%) OOD
9 9 (21.95%) NUnit
9 9 (21.95%) .NET Framework
9 9 (21.95%) JSON
9 9 (21.95%) WCF
9 9 (21.95%) Entity Framework
9 9 (21.95%) Moq
10 8 (19.51%) OO
11 7 (17.07%) SOAP
11 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
12 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
12 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
13 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
13 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
13 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing

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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 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.88%) JBoss
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) GitHub
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.44%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Subversion
2 9 (21.95%) Moq
2 9 (21.95%) NUnit
3 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.32%) gulp
4 3 (7.32%) JHipster
4 3 (7.32%) Protractor
4 3 (7.32%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.88%) Hudson
5 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
5 2 (4.88%) PhantomJS
6 1 (2.44%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.44%) PVCS
6 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (82.93%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) ServiceNow Developer
3 10 (24.39%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.07%) C# Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) XML Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Angular Developer
7 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (4.88%) ETL Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) HTML
2 16 (39.02%) .NET
3 12 (29.27%) CSS
3 12 (29.27%) REST
3 12 (29.27%) Web Services
4 9 (21.95%) .NET Framework
4 9 (21.95%) Entity Framework
4 9 (21.95%) JSON
4 9 (21.95%) WCF
5 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
5 7 (17.07%) SOAP
6 5 (12.20%) Node.js
7 4 (9.76%) CSS3
7 4 (9.76%) HTML5
7 4 (9.76%) jQuery
7 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (7.32%) Ajax
8 3 (7.32%) Angular 2
8 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
8 3 (7.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) AIX
1 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) Scrum
3 11 (26.83%) MVC
3 11 (26.83%) SOLID
4 9 (21.95%) OOD
5 8 (19.51%) OO
6 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
7 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Kanban
7 5 (12.20%) Open Source
7 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.76%) SDLC
8 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.32%) TDD
10 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
2 13 (31.71%) C#
3 10 (24.39%) Java
3 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) Groovy
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) ISEB
1 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (4.88%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) ServiceNow
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Cognos
4 2 (4.88%) IDERA
4 2 (4.88%) RedGate
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Tableau
5 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.44%) webMethods