Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 54 57
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 -15
Contract jobs citing XML 134 178 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 3.36% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.23% 12.71% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 91 102
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £260 £270 £300
90th Percentile £575 £510 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.25 £24.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.63% -38.75% +39.42%
10th Percentile £22.92 £22.93 £20.45
90th Percentile £43.90 £26.16 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +18.06% -2.70% +10.45%

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 1,310 1,400 1,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.31% 26.44% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 881 758
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £396 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +7.99% -2.01%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £261
90th Percentile £563 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +11.11% -24.37%
10th Percentile £14.01 £16.40 £11.45
90th Percentile £44.65 £36.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 21 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 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
Birmingham -17 40 £421 +17.76% 22
Shropshire -18 23 £550 +15.67% 5
Warwickshire -7 13 - - 15
Coventry +7 12 £350 -10.88% 7
Solihull +5 12 - - 5
Staffordshire 0 10 £388 +20.16% 18
Kingswinford -3 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (50.00%) Java
3 59 (44.03%) SQL
4 48 (35.82%) SOAP
5 43 (32.09%) JSON
6 36 (26.87%) Web Services
7 35 (26.12%) HTML
8 34 (25.37%) C#
9 31 (23.13%) .NET
9 31 (23.13%) jQuery
10 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
11 29 (21.64%) SQL Server
12 28 (20.90%) REST
13 27 (20.15%) CSS
13 27 (20.15%) Microsoft
14 23 (17.16%) Oracle
14 23 (17.16%) Scrum
15 21 (15.67%) Spring
15 21 (15.67%) Visual Studio
16 19 (14.18%) Windows
16 19 (14.18%) WCF
17 18 (13.43%) Tomcat
17 18 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (13.43%) RESTful
18 16 (11.94%) MVC
18 16 (11.94%) Maven
18 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
19 15 (11.19%) Jenkins
19 15 (11.19%) HTTP
19 15 (11.19%) Unix

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 18 (13.43%) Tomcat
2 14 (10.45%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.72%) JBoss
4 8 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (5.97%) NServiceBus
4 8 (5.97%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.22%) Apache
6 5 (3.73%) Mule
6 5 (3.73%) Mule ESB
7 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.49%) Anypoint
8 2 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.49%) Drupal
8 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.49%) nginx
8 2 (1.49%) SAS
9 1 (0.75%) CMS
9 1 (0.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) IIS
9 1 (0.75%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP CAR
1 2 (1.49%) SAP POS DM
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.75%) BASE24
2 1 (0.75%) BPCS
2 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.75%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.99%) GitHub
5 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.49%) Office 365
5 2 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) HTTP
2 10 (7.46%) SSL
3 7 (5.22%) Bluetooth
4 6 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.73%) RTSP
5 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.24%) FTP
7 2 (1.49%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.48%) MySQL
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.99%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.24%) JasperReports
6 3 (2.24%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.49%) Power BI
7 2 (1.49%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) DB2
8 1 (0.75%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (15.67%) Visual Studio
2 18 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.94%) Maven
4 15 (11.19%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.96%) Eclipse
5 12 (8.96%) JUnit
6 10 (7.46%) Ant
7 9 (6.72%) Gradle
7 9 (6.72%) Mockito
8 8 (5.97%) Selenium
8 8 (5.97%) Toad
9 6 (4.48%) DbUnit
9 6 (4.48%) JIRA
9 6 (4.48%) jMock
9 6 (4.48%) SonarQube
10 5 (3.73%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.99%) Android Studio
11 4 (2.99%) Gatling
11 4 (2.99%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Automotive
3 3 (2.24%) Banking
3 3 (2.24%) Retail
4 2 (1.49%) Back Office
4 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Local Government
4 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.75%) German Language
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (59.70%) Developer
2 28 (20.90%) Java Developer
3 24 (17.91%) Analyst
4 17 (12.69%) Test Analyst
5 14 (10.45%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.46%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Lead Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Android Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Lead .NET Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Lead C# Developer
10 6 (4.48%) BizTalk Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Messaging Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Technical Business Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.82%) SOAP
2 43 (32.09%) JSON
3 36 (26.87%) Web Services
4 35 (26.12%) HTML
5 31 (23.13%) .NET
5 31 (23.13%) jQuery
6 28 (20.90%) REST
7 27 (20.15%) CSS
8 21 (15.67%) Spring
9 19 (14.18%) WCF
10 18 (13.43%) RESTful
11 14 (10.45%) HTML5
11 14 (10.45%) J2EE
11 14 (10.45%) JMS
12 13 (9.70%) StructureMap
13 12 (8.96%) AngularJS
13 12 (8.96%) Hibernate
14 10 (7.46%) Servlets
15 9 (6.72%) CSS3
15 9 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) User Experience
2 8 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.75%) Animation
5 1 (0.75%) AS400
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) CMDB
5 1 (0.75%) FMCG
5 1 (0.75%) iPhone
5 1 (0.75%) iSeries
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.75%) Tandem
5 1 (0.75%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.18%) Windows
2 15 (11.19%) Unix
3 14 (10.45%) Android
4 7 (5.22%) Linux
5 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.49%) SUSE
6 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.75%) OS/400
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.16%) Scrum
3 16 (11.94%) MVC
4 14 (10.45%) Microservices
4 14 (10.45%) TDD
4 14 (10.45%) Test Scripting
5 13 (9.70%) DevOps
5 13 (9.70%) SOA
6 12 (8.96%) BDD
6 12 (8.96%) Test Automation
7 11 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.21%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (8.21%) UML
7 11 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (7.46%) Android Development
8 10 (7.46%) Kanban
8 10 (7.46%) OO
8 10 (7.46%) Open Source
8 10 (7.46%) SDLC
9 9 (6.72%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (50.00%) Java
2 59 (44.03%) SQL
3 34 (25.37%) C#
4 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.72%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.48%) PHP
6 6 (4.48%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.73%) Scala
8 4 (2.99%) Python
9 3 (2.24%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.24%) Groovy
9 3 (2.24%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.49%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.49%) C++
10 2 (1.49%) COBOL
10 2 (1.49%) Haskell
10 2 (1.49%) Perl
10 2 (1.49%) Ruby
10 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (5.97%) Degree
1 8 (5.97%) ISEB
2 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.48%) Docker
1 6 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (4.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Puppet
2 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.49%) Grafana
3 2 (1.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 27 (20.15%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.16%) Oracle
3 14 (10.45%) webMethods
4 6 (4.48%) OpenText
4 6 (4.48%) VMware
5 5 (3.73%) WSO2
6 3 (2.24%) Capita
6 3 (2.24%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.24%) Google
6 3 (2.24%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.24%) SAP
6 3 (2.24%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.49%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.75%) Altova
8 1 (0.75%) Apple
8 1 (0.75%) IBM
8 1 (0.75%) Informatica
8 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO