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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 21 44 18
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26  
Contract jobs citing XML 14 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 7.73% 5.50% 7.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.00% 14.81% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Median daily rate £500 £356 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.64% -28.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £336 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £375 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 56 162 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 30.94% 37.16% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 41
Median daily rate £475 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +29 14 £500 +40.64% 1
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 23 (62.16%) SQL
2 22 (59.46%) Java
3 21 (56.76%) Unix
4 20 (54.05%) Oracle
5 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (45.95%) JSON
6 17 (45.95%) SOAP
7 16 (43.24%) webMethods
8 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
9 11 (29.73%) TDD
10 10 (27.03%) Finance
10 10 (27.03%) Windows
10 10 (27.03%) XSLT
10 10 (27.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
11 9 (24.32%) Coaching
11 9 (24.32%) Microservices
11 9 (24.32%) SDLC
11 9 (24.32%) REST
11 9 (24.32%) SOA
11 9 (24.32%) Middleware
12 8 (21.62%) Eclipse
12 8 (21.62%) Web Services
12 8 (21.62%) Scrum
12 8 (21.62%) WSO2
12 8 (21.62%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
13 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
13 7 (18.92%) EDIFACT
13 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration

XML
Top Related 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 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.81%) Apache
3 3 (8.11%) Confluence
3 3 (8.11%) Documentum
3 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.70%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) assyst
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (8.11%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.70%) Exstream
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) HTTP
1 6 (16.22%) SSL
2 3 (8.11%) OSPF
2 3 (8.11%) SNMP
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.81%) MySQL
3 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.11%) HBase
3 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Eclipse
2 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.22%) Selenium
3 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.81%) PVCS
4 4 (10.81%) Toad
5 3 (8.11%) IntelliJ
5 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.11%) JIRA
5 3 (8.11%) JUnit
5 3 (8.11%) Maven
5 3 (8.11%) Subversion
6 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.41%) Sahi
6 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.41%) WATIR
7 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.70%) Gatling
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Messaging Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Middleware Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) webMethods Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Scala Developer
5 3 (8.11%) SOA Developer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Linux Developer
6 2 (5.41%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) JSON
1 17 (45.95%) SOAP
2 10 (27.03%) XSLT
3 9 (24.32%) Middleware
3 9 (24.32%) REST
4 8 (21.62%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) EDIFACT
6 6 (16.22%) J2EE
7 4 (10.81%) CSS
7 4 (10.81%) HTML
8 3 (8.11%) Akka
8 3 (8.11%) EJB
8 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
8 3 (8.11%) HTML5
8 3 (8.11%) J2SE
8 3 (8.11%) JSON Schema
8 3 (8.11%) Play Framework
8 3 (8.11%) Spring
8 3 (8.11%) WSDL
8 3 (8.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) CMDB
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Unix
2 10 (27.03%) Windows
3 7 (18.92%) Linux
4 4 (10.81%) AIX
5 3 (8.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.70%) Debian
6 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) TDD
3 9 (24.32%) Coaching
3 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
3 9 (24.32%) Microservices
3 9 (24.32%) SDLC
3 9 (24.32%) SOA
4 8 (21.62%) Scrum
4 8 (21.62%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.22%) API Design
6 6 (16.22%) Open Source
7 5 (13.51%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) SQL
2 22 (59.46%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.11%) ABAP
5 3 (8.11%) C#
5 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.11%) Python
5 3 (8.11%) Scala
5 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) COBOL
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 16 (43.24%) webMethods
3 8 (21.62%) WSO2
4 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.22%) Pega
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.81%) Adobe
6 4 (10.81%) SAP
7 3 (8.11%) Aruba
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco
7 3 (8.11%) Cloudera
7 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.11%) Remedy
7 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.41%) HP
9 1 (2.70%) BMC
9 1 (2.70%) CA
9 1 (2.70%) IBM