The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Semantic HTML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Semantic HTML over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Semantic HTML, XHTML (Semantic Markup)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 114
Contract jobs citing Semantic HTML 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.78% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £220 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £220 £363
% change year-on-year +83.52% -39.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Semantic HTML 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 511 774 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.59% 25.75% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 499 341
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Semantic HTML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Semantic HTML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Semantic HTML in the West Midlands

Semantic HTML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Semantic HTML in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Semantic HTML in the West Midlands