The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 26 June 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 28 11
Rank change year-on-year +9 -17  
Contract jobs citing XML 21 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 12.07% 8.09% 9.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.38% 22.05% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 1
Median daily rate £500 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +1.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 74 127 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 42.53% 36.71% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 11
Median daily rate £500 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Shropshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Shropshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +9 21 £500 +20.48% 1
XML
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 31 (88.57%) JSON
2 30 (85.71%) SOAP
3 24 (68.57%) Unix
3 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (65.71%) Git (software)
5 22 (62.86%) TDD
5 22 (62.86%) Linux
5 22 (62.86%) Middleware
6 21 (60.00%) SOA
7 20 (57.14%) HTTP
7 20 (57.14%) SSL
8 19 (54.29%) XSLT
9 18 (51.43%) WSO2
10 17 (48.57%) REST
10 17 (48.57%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (45.71%) Microservices
11 16 (45.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (42.86%) JSON Schema
12 15 (42.86%) WSDL
13 14 (40.00%) Mac OS X
13 14 (40.00%) XSD
13 14 (40.00%) Subversion
14 13 (37.14%) Kanban
14 13 (37.14%) SoapUI
14 13 (37.14%) SQL
14 13 (37.14%) Scrum
15 12 (34.29%) Java
15 12 (34.29%) Conceptual Models
16 11 (31.43%) DevOps
16 11 (31.43%) Selenium

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 11 (31.43%) JBoss
1 11 (31.43%) WebLogic
2 9 (25.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Mule
4 1 (2.86%) Mule ESB
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Acrobat
1 1 (2.86%) FrameMaker
1 1 (2.86%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.86%) IaaS
1 1 (2.86%) PaaS
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) HTTP
1 20 (57.14%) SSL
2 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (65.71%) Git (software)
2 14 (40.00%) Subversion
3 13 (37.14%) SoapUI
4 11 (31.43%) Selenium
5 10 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 9 (25.71%) IntelliJ
6 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
6 9 (25.71%) JUnit
7 8 (22.86%) Maven
8 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
8 2 (5.71%) Sahi
8 2 (5.71%) WATIR
9 1 (2.86%) Ant
9 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.86%) Gatling
9 1 (2.86%) Grunt
9 1 (2.86%) gulp
9 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (2.86%) Sublime Text
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (85.71%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) SOA Developer
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Developer
3 11 (31.43%) Linux Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Messaging Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Scala Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Senior Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Middleware Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Lead Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Author
9 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Author
9 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (88.57%) JSON
2 30 (85.71%) SOAP
3 22 (62.86%) Middleware
4 19 (54.29%) XSLT
5 17 (48.57%) REST
6 15 (42.86%) JSON Schema
6 15 (42.86%) WSDL
7 14 (40.00%) XSD
8 10 (28.57%) Spring
8 10 (28.57%) Web Services
9 9 (25.71%) CSS
9 9 (25.71%) EJB
9 9 (25.71%) Hibernate
9 9 (25.71%) HTML
9 9 (25.71%) HTML5
9 9 (25.71%) J2EE
9 9 (25.71%) J2SE
9 9 (25.71%) Play Framework
10 6 (17.14%) Akka
10 6 (17.14%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Unix
2 22 (62.86%) Linux
3 14 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
5 1 (2.86%) AIX
5 1 (2.86%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) TDD
3 21 (60.00%) SOA
4 17 (48.57%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (45.71%) Microservices
6 13 (37.14%) Kanban
6 13 (37.14%) Scrum
7 12 (34.29%) Conceptual Models
8 11 (31.43%) DevOps
8 11 (31.43%) Open Source
9 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
10 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
11 8 (22.86%) Coaching
12 7 (20.00%) API Design
12 7 (20.00%) SDLC
13 2 (5.71%) BDD
14 1 (2.86%) Analytics
14 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 1 (2.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 9 (25.71%) Scala
4 7 (20.00%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) Groovy
6 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.86%) Haskell
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Puppet
2 8 (22.86%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) Grafana
3 1 (2.86%) Kibana
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) WSO2
2 10 (28.57%) webMethods
3 9 (25.71%) MuleSoft
4 8 (22.86%) Adobe
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle