Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 72 44
Rank change year-on-year +9 -28 +15
Contract jobs citing XML 33 31 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.35% 1.91% 4.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.68% 6.95% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 47
Birmingham median daily rate £445 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.67% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £309 £269 £270
90th Percentile £588 £500 £464
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +4.67% +0.31% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year +41.73% +35.11% -31.39%

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 380 446 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.01% 27.45% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 313 285
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.82% +8.00%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £270
90th Percentile £550 £538 £533
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +344.44% -35.71%
10th Percentile £33.25 £18.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £75.75 £41.60 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
% change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -25.03%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) C#
2 16 (48.48%) JSON
3 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 14 (42.42%) REST
5 13 (39.39%) SOAP
6 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (27.27%) Web Services
7 9 (27.27%) HTML
7 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 9 (27.27%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (24.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (24.24%) MySQL
8 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
8 8 (24.24%) Linux
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle
9 7 (21.21%) Java
10 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 6 (18.18%) XSD
10 6 (18.18%) CSS
10 6 (18.18%) CRM
10 6 (18.18%) TIBCO
10 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 6 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (18.18%) JSON Schema
10 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (15.15%) MariaDB
11 5 (15.15%) Data Virtualisation
11 5 (15.15%) Data Transformation

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 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (15.15%) nginx
2 4 (12.12%) JBoss
3 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Confluence
4 1 (3.03%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.03%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (9.09%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (6.06%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (6.06%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (3.03%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (3.03%) Infor M3
4 1 (3.03%) Lawson
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (27.27%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (15.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Functions
5 2 (6.06%) PaaS
5 2 (6.06%) Serverless
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (24.24%) MySQL
3 5 (15.15%) MariaDB
4 3 (9.09%) Power BI
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) JMeter
3 1 (3.03%) MSTest
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) C# Developer
3 6 (18.18%) C# Programmer
3 6 (18.18%) Programmer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Azure Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) XML Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Applications Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Hybris Architect
5 3 (9.09%) SAP Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) C# Application Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) JSON
2 14 (42.42%) REST
3 13 (39.39%) SOAP
4 9 (27.27%) HTML
4 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 6 (18.18%) CSS
5 6 (18.18%) JSON Schema
5 6 (18.18%) XSD
6 4 (12.12%) .NET
6 4 (12.12%) WCF
7 3 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (9.09%) Apache Camel
7 3 (9.09%) Apache CXF
7 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 3 (9.09%) J2EE
7 3 (9.09%) jQuery
7 3 (9.09%) RESTful
7 3 (9.09%) Spring
7 3 (9.09%) XHTML
8 2 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) AS400
2 1 (3.03%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) CRM
1 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
1 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
2 5 (15.15%) Data Transformation
2 5 (15.15%) Data Virtualisation
2 5 (15.15%) SOA
3 4 (12.12%) DevOps
3 4 (12.12%) ERP
4 3 (9.09%) B2B
4 3 (9.09%) Build Automation
4 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Kanban
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.09%) Scrum
4 3 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
5 5 (15.15%) XQuery
6 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.09%) XPath
7 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.03%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) TIBCO
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) Google
4 5 (15.15%) SAP
5 3 (9.09%) hybris
5 3 (9.09%) JD Edwards
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (3.03%) Progress