Period
to 27 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 May 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 67 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 141 140 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.07% 2.86% 2.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.46% 9.86% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 78 82
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £313 £261 £283
90th Percentile £588 £575 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £23.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +14.70% +6.56%
England median hourly rate £48.12 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +17.35% +9.33% +1.35%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,230 1,420 1,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.81% 29.01% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 915 725
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £271 £263
90th Percentile £575 £560 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33.25 £13.95 £21.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £36.41
England median hourly rate £43.91 £42.27 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% +3.09% +7.89%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 May 2019. 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
Shropshire +2 64 £420 -26.96% 3
Coventry +7 29 £450 +28.57% 1
Birmingham -12 19 £425 +17.24% 3
Warwickshire +19 16 £400 +14.29% 6
Walsall - 4 £291 - 5
Staffordshire +8 2 £413 - 4
Solihull -6 1 £350 - 2
West Bromwich - 1 £325 -
Herefordshire - 1 £575 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XML.

1 84 (59.57%) SQL
2 73 (51.77%) Java
3 72 (51.06%) JSON
4 65 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (41.84%) SOAP
6 58 (41.13%) Microservices
7 49 (34.75%) Web Services
8 48 (34.04%) JavaScript
9 47 (33.33%) .NET
10 38 (26.95%) Oracle
10 38 (26.95%) SQL Server
10 38 (26.95%) Unix
11 36 (25.53%) HTML
12 35 (24.82%) DevOps
13 33 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
14 32 (22.70%) C#
14 32 (22.70%) XSD
14 32 (22.70%) Migration
15 31 (21.99%) SOA
15 31 (21.99%) Jenkins
16 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
17 28 (19.86%) RESTful
17 28 (19.86%) REST
18 26 (18.44%) Maven
19 21 (14.89%) JIRA
19 21 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
20 20 (14.18%) Cucumber
20 20 (14.18%) Selenium
20 20 (14.18%) ETL

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 17 (12.06%) Confluence
2 14 (9.93%) WebLogic
3 13 (9.22%) SharePoint
4 12 (8.51%) NServiceBus
5 10 (7.09%) Tomcat
6 9 (6.38%) CMS
6 9 (6.38%) Documentum
7 7 (4.96%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.84%) Apache Spark
9 3 (2.13%) Apache
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.71%) IIS
10 1 (0.71%) JBoss
10 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (2.84%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (1.42%) Exstream
2 2 (1.42%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.35%) SaaS
3 14 (9.93%) Azure Data Factory
3 14 (9.93%) PaaS
4 12 (8.51%) Serverless
5 10 (7.09%) Amazon S3
5 10 (7.09%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (4.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.96%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (4.26%) Power Platform
8 4 (2.84%) IaaS
8 4 (2.84%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.42%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.71%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) HTTP
1 4 (2.84%) SSL
2 3 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.42%) DNS
3 2 (1.42%) Firewall
3 2 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.42%) SAN
3 2 (1.42%) VPN
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
4 1 (0.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.95%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.35%) MongoDB
2 16 (11.35%) NoSQL
3 14 (9.93%) Relational Database
4 13 (9.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (8.51%) RDBMS
6 9 (6.38%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.26%) Big Data
7 6 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.26%) MS Access
7 6 (4.26%) Power BI
8 5 (3.55%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.84%) SQLPlus
10 3 (2.13%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (2.13%) Amazon QuickSight
10 3 (2.13%) Data Lake
10 3 (2.13%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 31 (21.99%) Jenkins
2 30 (21.28%) Git (software)
3 26 (18.44%) Maven
4 21 (14.89%) JIRA
5 20 (14.18%) Cucumber
5 20 (14.18%) Selenium
6 16 (11.35%) SoapUI
7 15 (10.64%) Visual Studio
8 11 (7.80%) PVCS
9 10 (7.09%) Toad
10 9 (6.38%) GitLab
10 9 (6.38%) JUnit
10 9 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (5.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (3.55%) Ant
12 5 (3.55%) Apache Ivy
12 5 (3.55%) Gradle
12 5 (3.55%) Subversion
13 4 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (7.80%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Publishing
3 6 (4.26%) Retail
4 4 (2.84%) Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Automotive
5 3 (2.13%) Back Office
5 3 (2.13%) Legal
5 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.13%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (46.81%) Developer
2 25 (17.73%) Analyst
2 25 (17.73%) Architect
3 19 (13.48%) .NET Developer
4 16 (11.35%) Java Architect
5 14 (9.93%) Technical Architect
6 13 (9.22%) Java Developer
6 13 (9.22%) Java Technical Architect
7 11 (7.80%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) C# Developer
9 9 (6.38%) Integration Architect
10 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.67%) AWS Architect
10 8 (5.67%) Documentum Developer
10 8 (5.67%) SQL Developer
11 7 (4.96%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (4.96%) Data Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Migration Architect
11 7 (4.96%) Tester
12 6 (4.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (51.06%) JSON
2 59 (41.84%) SOAP
3 49 (34.75%) Web Services
4 47 (33.33%) .NET
5 36 (25.53%) HTML
6 32 (22.70%) XSD
7 28 (19.86%) REST
7 28 (19.86%) RESTful
8 18 (12.77%) Java EE
9 17 (12.06%) CSS
10 16 (11.35%) ASP.NET
11 14 (9.93%) XML Schema
12 13 (9.22%) Spring
13 12 (8.51%) XSLT
14 11 (7.80%) .NET Framework
14 11 (7.80%) Middleware
14 11 (7.80%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (7.09%) .NET Core
15 10 (7.09%) Apache Camel
15 10 (7.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.55%) User Experience
4 4 (2.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.13%) Robotics
5 3 (2.13%) Tandem
6 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.42%) Replication
6 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.95%) Unix
2 18 (12.77%) Windows
3 13 (9.22%) Linux
4 3 (2.13%) Android
4 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (41.13%) Microservices
3 35 (24.82%) DevOps
4 32 (22.70%) Migration
5 31 (21.99%) SOA
6 20 (14.18%) ETL
7 19 (13.48%) Test Scripting
8 15 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (10.64%) Data Migration
8 15 (10.64%) Scrum
9 13 (9.22%) Test Automation
9 13 (9.22%) Validation
10 12 (8.51%) Analytics
10 12 (8.51%) Data Analysis
10 12 (8.51%) Kanban
11 11 (7.80%) BDD
12 10 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.09%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.09%) Software Architecture
12 10 (7.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 84 (59.57%) SQL
2 73 (51.77%) Java
3 48 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 32 (22.70%) C#
5 15 (10.64%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.67%) VB
7 7 (4.96%) VBScript
8 6 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.26%) VBA
9 5 (3.55%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.55%) VB6
10 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.84%) Python
11 3 (2.13%) Scala
12 2 (1.42%) Ruby
12 2 (1.42%) XPath
13 1 (0.71%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) ISTQB
1 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.22%) ISEB
2 13 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.55%) Degree
4 5 (3.55%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.42%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) MCSD
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.42%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (9.22%) Docker
2 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.67%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (2.13%) Ansible
3 3 (2.13%) logstash
4 1 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.71%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 38 (26.95%) Oracle
2 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.22%) webMethods
4 12 (8.51%) Informatica
5 11 (7.80%) Pega
5 11 (7.80%) SAP
6 10 (7.09%) Atlassian
6 10 (7.09%) WSO2
7 9 (6.38%) Google
8 7 (4.96%) IBM
9 3 (2.13%) HP
10 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.42%) VMware
11 1 (0.71%) Infor
11 1 (0.71%) Splunk
11 1 (0.71%) Talend