Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 - 35
Rank change year-on-year - +35 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 3 0 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.16% - 4.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.00% - 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £438 - £394
10th Percentile £431 - £383
90th Percentile £444 - £399
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00

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 30 22 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 31.58% 16.06% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 60
Median daily rate £373 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.97% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £315 £318
90th Percentile £475 £463 £464
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £455 £425
% change year-on-year -14.84% +7.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -18.27% +15.56%
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +47.54%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Staffordshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for XML in Staffordshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in Staffordshire.

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 19 January 2021. 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
Lichfield - 2 - -
XML
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing

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 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Data Factory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) API Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware