Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 55 54
Rank change year-on-year -23 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 198 300 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.52% 3.36% 3.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.39% 12.63% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 154 172
Midlands median daily rate £375 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +5.00% -2.78%
10th Percentile £240 £275 £275
90th Percentile £545 £500 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 8
Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -39.39% +43.78%
10th Percentile £22.87 £23.40 £20.65
90th Percentile £40.01 £25.00 £45.63
England median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% - +7.10%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,109 2,375 2,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 26.80% 26.63% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,391 1,411 1,228
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 22 49
Midlands median hourly rate £30.66 £23.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.47% -18.09% -8.92%
10th Percentile £14.09 £11.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.15 £40.27 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in the Midlands

XML
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -20 130 £400 +1.85% 67
East Midlands -24 66 £350 -1.75% 52
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 99 (50.00%) Java
2 82 (41.41%) SQL
3 80 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (35.86%) JSON
5 65 (32.83%) SOAP
6 58 (29.29%) HTML
7 56 (28.28%) REST
8 54 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 50 (25.25%) Oracle
10 48 (24.24%) Web Services
11 42 (21.21%) CSS
12 41 (20.71%) .NET
13 40 (20.20%) C#
14 36 (18.18%) Scrum
15 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
15 34 (17.17%) SOA
15 34 (17.17%) jQuery
16 28 (14.14%) Git (software)
17 27 (13.64%) Spring
18 26 (13.13%) Unix
19 25 (12.63%) JUnit
20 24 (12.12%) Linux
21 23 (11.62%) Microsoft
21 23 (11.62%) TDD
22 22 (11.11%) HTML5
23 21 (10.61%) RESTful
23 21 (10.61%) MVC
23 21 (10.61%) Windows
24 20 (10.10%) UML
25 19 (9.60%) XSD

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 17 (8.59%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.05%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.55%) JBoss
3 9 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.54%) Apache
5 6 (3.03%) Mule
5 6 (3.03%) Mule ESB
6 5 (2.53%) NServiceBus
6 5 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.52%) CMS
8 3 (1.52%) IIS
9 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.01%) CoreMedia CMS
9 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.01%) Liferay
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.01%) SAS
9 2 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.01%) SAP CAR
2 2 (1.01%) SAP POS DM
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.51%) BPCS
3 1 (0.51%) Demantra
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.56%) Boomi
2 7 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.02%) iPaaS
4 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.52%) Office 365
6 2 (1.01%) GitHub
6 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.09%) HTTP
2 13 (6.57%) SSL
3 9 (4.55%) Bluetooth
4 8 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.53%) FTP
6 5 (2.53%) RTSP
7 2 (1.01%) Firewall
7 2 (1.01%) Internet
8 1 (0.51%) AMQP
8 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.04%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.04%) MySQL
4 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.54%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.53%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.52%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.01%) Power BI
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 25 (12.63%) JUnit
3 19 (9.60%) Maven
4 16 (8.08%) Eclipse
4 16 (8.08%) Subversion
4 16 (8.08%) Visual Studio
5 15 (7.58%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.06%) SoapUI
7 11 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (5.05%) Mockito
9 9 (4.55%) Gradle
10 8 (4.04%) JIRA
11 7 (3.54%) Selenium
12 6 (3.03%) Ant
12 6 (3.03%) DbUnit
12 6 (3.03%) jMock
12 6 (3.03%) SonarQube
13 5 (2.53%) Android Studio
13 5 (2.53%) Toad
13 5 (2.53%) Xcode
General
1 16 (8.08%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Automotive
3 9 (4.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.52%) Back Office
6 3 (1.52%) Local Government
6 3 (1.52%) Marketing
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (62.63%) Developer
2 45 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 29 (14.65%) Analyst
4 16 (8.08%) .NET Developer
5 14 (7.07%) Test Analyst
6 12 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (5.56%) Android Developer
8 9 (4.55%) Consultant
8 9 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.04%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.04%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.04%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.04%) iOS Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.03%) Angular Developer
11 6 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.53%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (35.86%) JSON
2 65 (32.83%) SOAP
3 58 (29.29%) HTML
4 56 (28.28%) REST
5 48 (24.24%) Web Services
6 42 (21.21%) CSS
7 41 (20.71%) .NET
8 34 (17.17%) jQuery
9 27 (13.64%) Spring
10 22 (11.11%) HTML5
11 21 (10.61%) RESTful
12 19 (9.60%) XSD
13 18 (9.09%) AngularJS
14 17 (8.59%) Ajax
14 17 (8.59%) JMS
15 16 (8.08%) J2EE
15 16 (8.08%) Middleware
16 14 (7.07%) .NET Framework
16 14 (7.07%) Hibernate
16 14 (7.07%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.59%) User Experience
2 10 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.01%) Animation
6 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.01%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.51%) AS400
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) DataPower
7 1 (0.51%) FMCG
7 1 (0.51%) iPhone
7 1 (0.51%) iSeries
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.13%) Unix
2 24 (12.12%) Linux
3 21 (10.61%) Windows
4 17 (8.59%) Android
5 13 (6.57%) Mac OS X
6 11 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.05%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.54%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.02%) Windows Server
10 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.01%) HPUX
11 2 (1.01%) SUSE
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.51%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.18%) Scrum
3 34 (17.17%) SOA
4 23 (11.62%) TDD
5 21 (10.61%) MVC
6 20 (10.10%) UML
7 18 (9.09%) OO
8 17 (8.59%) DevOps
9 16 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (6.57%) BDD
10 13 (6.57%) EAI
10 13 (6.57%) Kanban
10 13 (6.57%) Test Automation
10 13 (6.57%) Test Scripting
10 13 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (6.06%) Android Development
11 12 (6.06%) Web Development
12 10 (5.05%) iOS Development
12 10 (5.05%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (50.00%) Java
2 82 (41.41%) SQL
3 54 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 40 (20.20%) C#
5 13 (6.57%) Objective-C
6 12 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 11 (5.56%) Apple Swift
7 11 (5.56%) XPath
8 10 (5.05%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.05%) XQuery
9 9 (4.55%) PHP
10 8 (4.04%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.54%) C++
11 7 (3.54%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.02%) Python
14 3 (1.52%) Perl
14 3 (1.52%) Scala
14 3 (1.52%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.01%) ES6
Qualifications
1 13 (6.57%) Degree
2 12 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.56%) Sun Certification
4 10 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.02%) ISEB
6 4 (2.02%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.55%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.01%) CDISC
3 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) GxP
3 2 (1.01%) HL7
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.03%) vSphere
2 4 (2.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.01%) Ansible
2 2 (1.01%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 50 (25.25%) Oracle
2 23 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.56%) Dell
3 11 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 11 (5.56%) WSO2
4 9 (4.55%) MuleSoft
5 8 (4.04%) webMethods
6 7 (3.54%) Apple
7 6 (3.03%) VMware
8 4 (2.02%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.02%) OpenText
8 4 (2.02%) SAP
8 4 (2.02%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.52%) Google
9 3 (1.52%) Informatica
9 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.01%) IBM
10 2 (1.01%) Mentor Graphics
10 2 (1.01%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.01%) Pega