The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 April 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 25 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11  
Contract jobs citing XML 1 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.83% 0.97% 7.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.76% 11.11% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +6.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% -5.00%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 21 18 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 17.36% 8.74% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Median daily rate £400 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the Midlands

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Midlands region with a requirement for XML.

1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Power BI
2 1 (25.00%) Compass CSS Framework
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) Tableau
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Talend
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) LESS
2 1 (25.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Grunt
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Angular Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (25.00%) Compass CSS Framework
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (25.00%) LESS
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Tableau
1 1 (25.00%) Talend