Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 87 47
Rank change year-on-year +38 -40 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 220 106 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.36% 2.29% 3.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.06% 9.23% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 65 137
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +14.46% +27.69%
10th Percentile £294 £287 £307
90th Percentile £500 £584 £509
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 7
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.09% -3.16%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.61% -1.79% +22.38%

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 1,565 1,148 1,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.00% 24.79% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 756 1,009
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £252
90th Percentile £575 £575 £514
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% +29.79% -19.92%
10th Percentile £11.03 £15.15 £11.23
90th Percentile £57.35 £40.18 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +6.67% +1.24%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 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
Shropshire +11 117 £400 -25.23% 6
Birmingham +26 49 £400 +6.67% 18
Coventry -14 12 £313 -10.71% 8
Staffordshire -3 6 £388 +29.17% 12
Warwickshire -6 6 £375 - 3
Solihull -2 1 £350 -13.04% 7
Wolverhampton -3 1 £335 -13.55% 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XML.

1 141 (64.09%) SQL
2 116 (52.73%) Java
3 94 (42.73%) Windows
4 91 (41.36%) Unix
5 86 (39.09%) Oracle
6 69 (31.36%) SOAP
7 68 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (30.45%) Test Scripting
9 66 (30.00%) WebLogic
10 64 (29.09%) ISEB
11 62 (28.18%) Customer Requirements
12 56 (25.45%) webMethods
12 56 (25.45%) ISTQB
13 54 (24.55%) JSON
14 53 (24.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 46 (20.91%) C#
16 41 (18.64%) HTML
16 41 (18.64%) Web Services
17 38 (17.27%) Test Automation
18 37 (16.82%) REST
19 35 (15.91%) DevOps
19 35 (15.91%) SQL Server
19 35 (15.91%) Toad
20 34 (15.45%) Microsoft
20 34 (15.45%) Microservices
21 33 (15.00%) .NET
22 32 (14.55%) Jenkins
23 31 (14.09%) JIRA
24 30 (13.64%) JavaScript
24 30 (13.64%) SAP

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 66 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 27 (12.27%) Confluence
3 24 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (8.18%) JBoss
5 14 (6.36%) Apache
6 13 (5.91%) Tomcat
7 11 (5.00%) nginx
8 9 (4.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.82%) Mule
9 4 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.91%) Documentum
12 1 (0.45%) CMS
12 1 (0.45%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.45%) SAS
12 1 (0.45%) Sonic ESB
12 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.91%) MS Visio
3 12 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.27%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.82%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.45%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.45%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (5.45%) SAP FI-CA
1 12 (5.45%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.36%) Magento
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.36%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (1.36%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.45%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.09%) PaaS
3 9 (4.09%) SaaS
4 7 (3.18%) IaaS
5 6 (2.73%) GitHub
5 6 (2.73%) Google Analytics
6 5 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.82%) Office 365
8 3 (1.36%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.36%) Serverless
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.36%) HTTP
1 14 (6.36%) SSL
2 12 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.91%) FTP
3 2 (0.91%) Intranet
3 2 (0.91%) RTP
4 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) SMS
4 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.91%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.36%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.55%) MySQL
5 7 (3.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.73%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.27%) MariaDB
7 5 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (1.82%) Big Data
8 4 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.36%) MS Access
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.36%) Power BI
9 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (15.91%) Toad
2 32 (14.55%) Jenkins
3 31 (14.09%) JIRA
4 29 (13.18%) SoapUI
5 28 (12.73%) Git (software)
6 26 (11.82%) Selenium
7 22 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 18 (8.18%) Visual Studio
9 13 (5.91%) Eclipse
9 13 (5.91%) Maven
9 13 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (5.45%) Ant
10 12 (5.45%) JUnit
10 12 (5.45%) PVCS
11 10 (4.55%) Bitbucket
12 9 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (4.09%) Gatling
12 9 (4.09%) IntelliJ
12 9 (4.09%) Subversion
13 6 (2.73%) Grunt
General
1 15 (6.82%) Finance
2 4 (1.82%) Automotive
3 3 (1.36%) General Ledger
3 3 (1.36%) Marketing
4 2 (0.91%) Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Games
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 86 (39.09%) Analyst
2 65 (29.55%) Test Analyst
3 63 (28.64%) Developer
4 18 (8.18%) Consultant
5 16 (7.27%) Architect
5 16 (7.27%) BizTalk Developer
6 12 (5.45%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.45%) Java Developer
7 11 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
8 9 (4.09%) Administrator
8 9 (4.09%) XML Analyst
9 8 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (3.64%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.18%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.18%) SAP Analyst
10 7 (3.18%) SAP Test Analyst
10 7 (3.18%) XML Developer
11 6 (2.73%) Product Owner
11 6 (2.73%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.27%) Agile Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (31.36%) SOAP
2 54 (24.55%) JSON
3 41 (18.64%) HTML
3 41 (18.64%) Web Services
4 37 (16.82%) REST
5 33 (15.00%) .NET
6 26 (11.82%) XSLT
7 21 (9.55%) CSS
7 21 (9.55%) XSD
8 19 (8.64%) Spring
9 16 (7.27%) Hibernate
10 15 (6.82%) J2EE
10 15 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (5.91%) EJB
11 13 (5.91%) RESTful
11 13 (5.91%) WCF
12 12 (5.45%) jQuery
13 11 (5.00%) Java EE
13 11 (5.00%) JSON Schema
14 10 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.64%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.82%) Replication
5 4 (1.82%) Robotics
6 3 (1.36%) User Experience
7 2 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) Animation
8 1 (0.45%) AS400
8 1 (0.45%) CMDB
8 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Online Games
8 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 94 (42.73%) Windows
2 91 (41.36%) Unix
3 26 (11.82%) Linux
4 6 (2.73%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.27%) VME
6 4 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.36%) AIX
7 3 (1.36%) HPUX
7 3 (1.36%) Solaris
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.91%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.45%) Test Scripting
3 62 (28.18%) Customer Requirements
4 38 (17.27%) Test Automation
5 35 (15.91%) DevOps
6 34 (15.45%) Microservices
7 29 (13.18%) Scrum
8 28 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (9.55%) Business Analysis
9 21 (9.55%) SOA
10 20 (9.09%) Analytics
11 18 (8.18%) Open Source
11 18 (8.18%) SDLC
12 17 (7.73%) Integration Testing
13 16 (7.27%) Mentoring
13 16 (7.27%) Test Strategy
14 15 (6.82%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (6.36%) Translating Business Requirements
15 14 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (5.91%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 141 (64.09%) SQL
2 116 (52.73%) Java
3 46 (20.91%) C#
4 30 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.91%) Groovy
6 11 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.55%) Ruby
8 9 (4.09%) Scala
9 6 (2.73%) Haskell
9 6 (2.73%) Perl
9 6 (2.73%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.73%) Python
9 6 (2.73%) XPath
10 5 (2.27%) XQuery
11 4 (1.82%) Java 8
12 3 (1.36%) Delphi
13 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.91%) PHP
13 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (29.09%) ISEB
2 56 (25.45%) ISTQB
3 53 (24.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (5.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (5.45%) Puppet
2 10 (4.55%) HP ALM
3 7 (3.18%) Ansible
4 6 (2.73%) Grafana
4 6 (2.73%) Kibana
5 3 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.45%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 86 (39.09%) Oracle
2 56 (25.45%) webMethods
3 34 (15.45%) Microsoft
4 30 (13.64%) SAP
5 16 (7.27%) Google
6 12 (5.45%) Atlassian
7 11 (5.00%) HP
8 8 (3.64%) WSO2
9 6 (2.73%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.73%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.27%) Cisco
10 5 (2.27%) IBM
10 5 (2.27%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.82%) Adobe
11 4 (1.82%) Autodesk
12 3 (1.36%) Borland
12 3 (1.36%) hybris
12 3 (1.36%) Pega
13 2 (0.91%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.45%) MuleSoft