Period
to 23 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 70 40
Rank change year-on-year +18 -30 +21
Contract jobs citing XML 48 25 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.34% 1.64% 4.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.11% 6.31% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 56
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £278 £273
90th Percentile £500 £525 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £463 £415
% change year-on-year -13.51% +11.45% +27.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +26.09% -3.16%

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 432 396 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 30.08% 26.05% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 283 334
Birmingham median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £250
90th Percentile £560 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £29.50 £26.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.28% +197.22% -24.53%
10th Percentile £16.80 £15.38 £8.75
90th Percentile £67.25 £38.33 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £30.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.30% +29.79% -17.54%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for XML.

1 31 (64.58%) SQL
2 22 (45.83%) C#
3 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
3 17 (35.42%) SOAP
4 16 (33.33%) Web Services
4 16 (33.33%) REST
5 15 (31.25%) .NET
6 13 (27.08%) Java
6 13 (27.08%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (27.08%) JSON
7 12 (25.00%) HTML
7 12 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 11 (22.92%) Oracle
9 10 (20.83%) SAP
9 10 (20.83%) ERP
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (16.67%) SOA
11 8 (16.67%) MySQL
11 8 (16.67%) Linux
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
12 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (14.58%) Windows
12 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.58%) WCF
12 7 (14.58%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (12.50%) DevOps

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 13 (27.08%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (12.50%) JBoss
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (10.42%) nginx
3 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.25%) Apache
5 1 (2.08%) Confluence
5 1 (2.08%) Mule
5 1 (2.08%) Mule ESB
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) Sonic ESB
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) AutoCAD
2 4 (8.33%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (2.08%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (6.25%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (6.25%) SAP MII
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (4.17%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (4.17%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.42%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (8.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (6.25%) Azure Functions
4 3 (6.25%) PaaS
4 3 (6.25%) SaaS
4 3 (6.25%) Serverless
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Intranet
1 1 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) MySQL
3 7 (14.58%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (10.42%) MariaDB
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.08%) MS Access
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.08%) Power BI
7 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) Selenium
4 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
4 3 (6.25%) Sahi
4 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.25%) WATIR
5 2 (4.17%) Protractor
6 1 (2.08%) Ant
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.08%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) MSTest
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Automotive
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Azure Developer
5 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.33%) C# Programmer
5 4 (8.33%) Programmer
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Hybris Architect
6 3 (6.25%) SAP Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) SAP Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) SOAP
2 16 (33.33%) REST
2 16 (33.33%) Web Services
3 15 (31.25%) .NET
4 13 (27.08%) JSON
5 12 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (14.58%) WCF
7 6 (12.50%) Middleware
7 6 (12.50%) XSLT
8 5 (10.42%) CSS
8 5 (10.42%) RESTful
9 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
9 4 (8.33%) J2EE
9 4 (8.33%) JSON Schema
9 4 (8.33%) Spring
9 4 (8.33%) XSD
10 3 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (6.25%) Apache Camel
10 3 (6.25%) WSDL
10 3 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.08%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) VMS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) ERP
2 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (16.67%) SOA
3 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps
5 5 (10.42%) CAD
5 5 (10.42%) Data Modelling
5 5 (10.42%) Data Transformation
5 5 (10.42%) Data Virtualisation
5 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.33%) Change Management
6 4 (8.33%) CRM
6 4 (8.33%) Finite Element Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Kanban
6 4 (8.33%) Open Source
6 4 (8.33%) PDM
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3 (6.25%) Build Automation
7 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) SQL
2 22 (45.83%) C#
3 13 (27.08%) Java
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.42%) XQuery
5 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) Ruby
6 3 (6.25%) XPath
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISEB
1 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Oracle
2 10 (20.83%) SAP
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.50%) TIBCO
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) Google
5 5 (10.42%) JD Edwards
6 4 (8.33%) Autodesk
7 3 (6.25%) hybris
8 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
9 1 (2.08%) Progress