Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 27 32
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 11 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.75% 2.62% 3.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.19% 10.29% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £394 £300 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -2.44% -5.38%
10th Percentile £383 £225 £293
90th Percentile £399 £406 £340
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +2.49% +0.31% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year +41.73% +35.11% -31.39%

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 108 68 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 36.86% 25.47% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 45 74
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £463 £425 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
% change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -25.03%

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 12 December 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
Lichfield - 4 £400 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -5 3 - - 7
Cannock - 1 £388 -
XML
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
3 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 5 (45.45%) REST
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (45.45%) SOAP
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
4 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) V-Model

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 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (18.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Magento Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) REST
1 5 (45.45%) SOAP
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) Ajax
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (18.18%) Drools
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) SDLC
2 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
3 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) V-Model
4 3 (27.27%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) DSDM
5 2 (18.18%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Sterling