Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 56 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 22 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.67% 3.22% 1.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.61% 8.97% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 22
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £280
90th Percentile £525 £500 £483
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £23.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year +50.54% -3.13% +6.67%

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 333 535 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.34% 35.93% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 348 234
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £311 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.30% +95.59% +42.56%
10th Percentile £36.00 £16.80 £16.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £68.25 £17.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.44% +9.00% +11.11%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019, 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 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) SOA
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) JSON
4 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
4 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (27.27%) Big Data
5 6 (27.27%) jQuery
5 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (27.27%) Microservices
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (27.27%) Power BI
5 6 (27.27%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (27.27%) Power Platform
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2017
6 5 (22.73%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (22.73%) Design Thinking
6 5 (22.73%) Secure Coding
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (22.73%) Service Design
6 5 (22.73%) Data Lake
6 5 (22.73%) Databricks
6 5 (22.73%) Data Migration

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 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Azure Data Factory
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (27.27%) Power Platform
2 4 (18.18%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) Big Data
2 6 (27.27%) Power BI
3 5 (22.73%) Data Lake
3 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.55%) BigQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Flink
4 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.55%) HBase
4 1 (4.55%) Impala
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Back Office
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Solutions Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) BPM Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UI Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.55%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) CSS
2 8 (36.36%) JSON
3 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) Dojo
5 4 (18.18%) DOM
5 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
8 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (4.55%) Java EE
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js
8 1 (4.55%) OAuth
8 1 (4.55%) OAuth2
8 1 (4.55%) PhoneGap
8 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (4.55%) Spring
8 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
2 5 (22.73%) User Experience
3 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
4 3 (13.64%) Robotics
4 3 (13.64%) Tandem
5 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Android
1 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (40.91%) SOA
2 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (27.27%) Microservices
2 6 (27.27%) Mobile Application Development
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Deployment Automation
3 5 (22.73%) Design Thinking
3 5 (22.73%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Kanban
3 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) OWASP
3 5 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) Secure Coding
3 5 (22.73%) Service Design
4 4 (18.18%) Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VB6
7 1 (4.55%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) VBScript
7 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Databricks
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) Tableau
2 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 3 (13.64%) Pega
3 3 (13.64%) webMethods
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk
5 1 (4.55%) Talend
5 1 (4.55%) WSO2