Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 52 42
Rank change year-on-year -19 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 205 313 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.65% 3.27% 3.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.79% 13.29% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 189 203
Midlands median daily rate £400 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £283 £307 £215
90th Percentile £547 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Midlands median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% -32.31%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.65 £17.20
90th Percentile £34.83 £24.40 £28.70
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -1.13%

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 2093 2356 2063
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 27.09% 24.61% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1365 1452 1265
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £513 £502
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 33
Midlands median hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +17.64% -11.72%
10th Percentile £21.00 £11.25 £13.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.25 £42.21
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.33% +3.45% +3.57%

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 24 July 2017.

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
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 24 July 2017. 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 -35 108 £465 +12.05% 26
East Midlands -1 95 £371 -7.19% 14
XML
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 83 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (36.59%) JSON
3 74 (36.10%) TDD
4 72 (35.12%) Java
5 68 (33.17%) SOAP
6 67 (32.68%) HTML
7 64 (31.22%) SQL
8 61 (29.76%) CSS
9 60 (29.27%) JavaScript
10 59 (28.78%) Git (software)
11 51 (24.88%) C#
12 50 (24.39%) .NET
13 47 (22.93%) SQL Server
14 44 (21.46%) Linux
15 42 (20.49%) XSLT
15 42 (20.49%) SOA
16 41 (20.00%) REST
17 39 (19.02%) Spring
17 39 (19.02%) Web Services
18 36 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (16.59%) Scrum
20 33 (16.10%) Unix
20 33 (16.10%) J2EE
20 33 (16.10%) Middleware
21 31 (15.12%) HTTP
22 30 (14.63%) MongoDB
23 29 (14.15%) Jenkins
23 29 (14.15%) Maven
24 28 (13.66%) MVC
24 28 (13.66%) WSO2

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 21 (10.24%) JBoss
2 15 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 10 (4.88%) Apache
4 9 (4.39%) CMS
5 8 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.44%) Confluence
7 5 (2.44%) Mule
8 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.95%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.46%) Mule ESB
9 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.98%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.98%) IIS
10 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.49%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.49%) Notepad++
2 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) SAP CAR
1 3 (1.46%) SAP POS DM
1 3 (1.46%) SAP Retail
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.49%) Demantra
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.49%) Exstream
3 1 (0.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.49%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.49%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.37%) IaaS
2 4 (1.95%) SaaS
3 2 (0.98%) Boomi
3 2 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
4 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.12%) HTTP
2 27 (13.17%) SSL
3 11 (5.37%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.46%) FTP
4 3 (1.46%) Internet
4 3 (1.46%) LDAP
5 2 (0.98%) AMQP
5 2 (0.98%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.98%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.49%) Intranet
6 1 (0.49%) RTSP
6 1 (0.49%) Wireless
6 1 (0.49%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.93%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.63%) MongoDB
3 12 (5.85%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.85%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.93%) MySQL
5 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.44%) DB2
6 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.46%) Big Data
8 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.46%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.98%) DataStage
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (28.78%) Git (software)
2 29 (14.15%) Jenkins
2 29 (14.15%) Maven
3 27 (13.17%) Subversion
4 26 (12.68%) IntelliJ
5 21 (10.24%) Eclipse
6 20 (9.76%) SoapUI
7 17 (8.29%) JUnit
8 13 (6.34%) JIRA
9 12 (5.85%) Selenium
10 8 (3.90%) Gradle
10 8 (3.90%) NUnit
11 7 (3.41%) JProfiler
11 7 (3.41%) MSTest
12 6 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.93%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.46%) Moq
14 2 (0.98%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.98%) Grunt
14 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (11.71%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Billing
3 8 (3.90%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Automotive
5 3 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (75.61%) Developer
2 41 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 29 (14.15%) .NET Developer
4 19 (9.27%) Linux Developer
5 17 (8.29%) Senior Developer
6 15 (7.32%) Agile Developer
6 15 (7.32%) SOA Developer
7 14 (6.83%) C# Developer
7 14 (6.83%) Scala Developer
8 12 (5.85%) Analyst
8 12 (5.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.39%) Messaging Developer
10 9 (4.39%) Programmer
10 9 (4.39%) XML Developer
11 8 (3.90%) Angular Developer
11 8 (3.90%) Author
11 8 (3.90%) Java Programmer
11 8 (3.90%) ServiceNow Developer
11 8 (3.90%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (36.59%) JSON
2 68 (33.17%) SOAP
3 67 (32.68%) HTML
4 61 (29.76%) CSS
5 50 (24.39%) .NET
6 42 (20.49%) XSLT
7 41 (20.00%) REST
8 39 (19.02%) Spring
8 39 (19.02%) Web Services
9 33 (16.10%) J2EE
9 33 (16.10%) Middleware
10 28 (13.66%) .NET Framework
11 27 (13.17%) Ajax
12 26 (12.68%) WSDL
13 25 (12.20%) jQuery
13 25 (12.20%) XSD
14 24 (11.71%) Hibernate
14 24 (11.71%) WCF
15 22 (10.73%) HTML5
15 22 (10.73%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) User Experience
2 11 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.41%) Graphic Design
4 6 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.98%) CMDB
7 2 (0.98%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.49%) Animation
8 1 (0.49%) AS400
8 1 (0.49%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.49%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.49%) PMI
8 1 (0.49%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.46%) Linux
2 33 (16.10%) Unix
3 20 (9.76%) Mac OS X
4 9 (4.39%) VMS
5 5 (2.44%) Android
5 5 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.44%) Windows
6 4 (1.95%) HPUX
7 3 (1.46%) Solaris
8 2 (0.98%) AIX
9 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (36.10%) TDD
3 42 (20.49%) SOA
4 36 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (16.59%) Scrum
6 28 (13.66%) Microservices
6 28 (13.66%) MVC
7 26 (12.68%) OO
8 23 (11.22%) Open Source
9 20 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 19 (9.27%) Kanban
10 19 (9.27%) Web Development
11 17 (8.29%) Dependency Injection
11 17 (8.29%) SDLC
12 14 (6.83%) Conceptual Models
12 14 (6.83%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.34%) DevOps
13 13 (6.34%) Front End Development
14 11 (5.37%) Configuration Management
14 11 (5.37%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.12%) Java
2 64 (31.22%) SQL
3 60 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 51 (24.88%) C#
5 19 (9.27%) Scala
6 12 (5.85%) Python
7 10 (4.88%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.44%) ActionScript
9 5 (2.44%) C
9 5 (2.44%) C++
9 5 (2.44%) Groovy
9 5 (2.44%) Perl
9 5 (2.44%) XPath
10 4 (1.95%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.95%) Ruby
11 3 (1.46%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 15 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (1.95%) Degree
2 4 (1.95%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.98%) HNC
4 2 (0.98%) ISEB
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) MCP
5 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (9.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (10.73%) Puppet
2 12 (5.85%) Ansible
3 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.49%) Grafana
4 1 (0.49%) Kibana
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (13.66%) WSO2
2 25 (12.20%) Oracle
3 17 (8.29%) MuleSoft
4 15 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 12 (5.85%) webMethods
6 9 (4.39%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.90%) Adobe
8 7 (3.41%) IBM
8 7 (3.41%) Perforce
9 6 (2.93%) SAP
10 5 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.98%) Dell
11 2 (0.98%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (0.98%) Informatica
12 1 (0.49%) Apple
12 1 (0.49%) BMC
12 1 (0.49%) Chordiant
12 1 (0.49%) HP
12 1 (0.49%) Sun
12 1 (0.49%) Sybase
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
PBIT Consultants Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago