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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 32 52
Rank change year-on-year -20 +20  
Contract jobs citing XML 4 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.66% 4.91% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% 17.02% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 29 6
Median daily rate £453 £413 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.69% +16.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £476 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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 170 235 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.15% 28.83% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 176 123
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 5 (23.81%) REST
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (19.05%) C#
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) MVC
6 4 (19.05%) SOAP
6 4 (19.05%) Web Services
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
7 3 (14.29%) JSON
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) SOLID
7 3 (14.29%) Subversion
7 3 (14.29%) Spring
7 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) XSLT
8 2 (9.52%) JBoss
8 2 (9.52%) Cognos
8 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (9.52%) ISEB
8 2 (9.52%) Sun Certification

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 2 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) FTP
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) DbUnit
3 1 (4.76%) eggPlant
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) jMock
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Mockito
3 1 (4.76%) Moq
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) ServiceNow Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.52%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SSIS Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) REST
3 4 (19.05%) SOAP
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (14.29%) JSON
4 3 (14.29%) Spring
4 3 (14.29%) XSLT
5 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
5 2 (9.52%) Java EE
5 2 (9.52%) JPA
5 2 (9.52%) XSD
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) EDI
6 1 (4.76%) EDIFACT
6 1 (4.76%) J2EE
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) MVC
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) SOLID
4 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) BDD
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Governance
5 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
5 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) V-Model
5 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Groovy
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Cognos
3 2 (9.52%) IDERA
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) RedGate
3 2 (9.52%) Tableau
4 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.76%) SAP