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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 18 22 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs citing XML 5 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.62% 1.91% 8.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.16% 4.48% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 13
Median daily rate £338 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +18.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £385 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 38 67 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 27.54% 42.68% 48.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 64
Median daily rate £338 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Staffordshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Stoke-on-Trent +7 5 £338 - 1
XML
West Midlands

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 6 (66.67%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) SOA
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) WCF
4 3 (33.33%) React
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) SOLID
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion

XML
Top Related 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 (22.22%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (11.11%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (33.33%) React
4 3 (33.33%) WCF
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) JSF
6 1 (11.11%) Middleware
6 1 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) SOA
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) SOLID
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) OO PHP
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft