Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 20 October 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 31 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 6 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.20% 1.27% 3.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.19% 5.56% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £300 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -2.44% -5.38%
10th Percentile £381 £275 £293
90th Percentile £394 £340 £452
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £475 £415
% change year-on-year -18.42% +14.46% +27.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +26.09% -3.16%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 97 54 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 35.53% 22.88% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 37 65
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69% -9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £286 £230
90th Percentile £453 £438 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £53.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £30.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.30% +29.79% -19.92%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Staffordshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Staffordshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Staffordshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Stoke-on-Trent -4 3 - - 10
Lichfield - 2 - -
Cannock - 1 £388 - 1
XML
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Drools
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) RAD
3 2 (33.33%) DSDM
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) RTP
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Magento Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Ajax
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (33.33%) Drools
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) DSDM
2 2 (33.33%) RAD
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Sterling