Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 49 82
Rank change year-on-year -16 +33 -33
Contract jobs citing XML 120 219 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 4.29% 2.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.59% 14.05% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 95 65
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £319 £294 £275
90th Percentile £585 £523 £584
England median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +45.16% +31.91%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 953 1,559 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.44% 30.56% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 942 768
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £310 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.16% +32.96%
10th Percentile £29.38 £14.00 £18.38
90th Percentile £44.88 £61.94 £41.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 45 £455 +13.75% 3
Birmingham -9 27 £425 +0.59% 14
Coventry +14 16 £400 +28.00% 2
Warwickshire +5 10 £325 -18.75% 7
Staffordshire +5 2 £419 +6.35% 8
Herefordshire - 2 £525 - 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 81 (67.50%) JSON
2 77 (64.17%) SQL
3 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (35.83%) PowerShell
4 43 (35.83%) Microsoft
5 41 (34.17%) Java
5 41 (34.17%) Unix
5 41 (34.17%) Azure
6 40 (33.33%) C#
7 31 (25.83%) Windows
8 29 (24.17%) .NET
8 29 (24.17%) Test Automation
9 27 (22.50%) Oracle
9 27 (22.50%) SQL Server
9 27 (22.50%) Power Platform
10 26 (21.67%) JavaScript
10 26 (21.67%) SOAP
11 25 (20.83%) WebLogic
12 24 (20.00%) Web Services
12 24 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (20.00%) REST
12 24 (20.00%) Microservices
12 24 (20.00%) Power BI
13 23 (19.17%) webMethods
14 22 (18.33%) DevOps
15 21 (17.50%) Mentoring
15 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
15 21 (17.50%) CheckPoint
15 21 (17.50%) HTML
15 21 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 25 (20.83%) WebLogic
2 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.00%) Confluence
4 4 (3.33%) Apache
4 4 (3.33%) IIS
5 3 (2.50%) JBoss
6 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.67%) nginx
6 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 41 (34.17%) Azure
2 27 (22.50%) Power Platform
3 20 (16.67%) GitHub
4 17 (14.17%) SaaS
5 11 (9.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (5.83%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (3.33%) AWS
8 3 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.50%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.67%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.67%) Office 365
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.83%) PaaS
10 1 (0.83%) Serverless
10 1 (0.83%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.00%) SNMP
2 11 (9.17%) ICMP
2 11 (9.17%) Telnet
3 7 (5.83%) BGP
3 7 (5.83%) BIG-IP
3 7 (5.83%) OSPF
4 4 (3.33%) HTTP
5 3 (2.50%) Intranet
5 3 (2.50%) SSL
5 3 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.67%) Internet
7 1 (0.83%) Extranet
7 1 (0.83%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (20.00%) Power BI
3 17 (14.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (14.17%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.83%) Big Data
5 7 (5.83%) Data Lake
5 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.83%) Oracle OWB
5 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2017
5 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.33%) MySQL
8 3 (2.50%) Redis
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.50%) JUnit
3 8 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.67%) Selenium
4 7 (5.83%) JIRA
4 7 (5.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (5.00%) Gatling
6 4 (3.33%) IntelliJ
6 4 (3.33%) JMeter
6 4 (3.33%) TestNG
7 3 (2.50%) Ant
7 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.50%) Maven
7 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.67%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.67%) Gradle
8 2 (1.67%) gulp
8 2 (1.67%) Mockito
8 2 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (15.83%) Public Sector
2 14 (11.67%) Finance
3 8 (6.67%) Legal
4 4 (3.33%) Games
5 3 (2.50%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (33.33%) Developer
2 25 (20.83%) Architect
3 19 (15.83%) Azure Developer
4 11 (9.17%) Consultant
5 10 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 9 (7.50%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Database Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Java Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Java Technical Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Middleware Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (67.50%) JSON
2 29 (24.17%) .NET
3 26 (21.67%) SOAP
4 24 (20.00%) REST
4 24 (20.00%) Web Services
5 21 (17.50%) HTML
6 20 (16.67%) CSS
7 13 (10.83%) OpenID
7 13 (10.83%) SAML
8 11 (9.17%) J2EE
8 11 (9.17%) Node.js
8 11 (9.17%) Spring
8 11 (9.17%) YAML
9 9 (7.50%) LDAP
9 9 (7.50%) RESTful
10 8 (6.67%) jQuery
11 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
11 7 (5.83%) Middleware
12 6 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (4.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) PKI
2 6 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
5 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.17%) Unix
2 31 (25.83%) Windows
3 7 (5.83%) Linux
4 3 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Debian
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (24.17%) Test Automation
3 24 (20.00%) Microservices
4 22 (18.33%) DevOps
5 21 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 21 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (17.50%) Test Strategy
6 18 (15.00%) TDD
7 17 (14.17%) Data Security
7 17 (14.17%) ETL
7 17 (14.17%) Migration
7 17 (14.17%) Performance Optimisation
7 17 (14.17%) SDLC
7 17 (14.17%) SOA
7 17 (14.17%) Technical Leadership
8 16 (13.33%) Kanban
9 15 (12.50%) Coaching
10 14 (11.67%) Planning and Forecasting
10 14 (11.67%) Project Management
11 13 (10.83%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (64.17%) SQL
2 43 (35.83%) PowerShell
3 41 (34.17%) Java
4 40 (33.33%) C#
5 26 (21.67%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.17%) VBA
7 10 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 10 (8.33%) Perl
7 10 (8.33%) Python
8 7 (5.83%) Prolog
9 6 (5.00%) VB
9 6 (5.00%) VB6
10 5 (4.17%) Scala
11 4 (3.33%) C
12 3 (2.50%) Groovy
12 3 (2.50%) PHP
12 3 (2.50%) Ruby
12 3 (2.50%) VBScript
13 2 (1.67%) Haskell
13 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.17%) ISEB
3 9 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.83%) CCNP
4 7 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (4.17%) CCIE
7 4 (3.33%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.50%) MCSD
8 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.83%) CCNA
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.00%) SLA
3 5 (4.17%) QA
4 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (13.33%) Docker
2 15 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) WMI
2 7 (5.83%) Ansible
3 6 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (4.17%) Puppet
5 2 (1.67%) Grafana
5 2 (1.67%) Kibana
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (35.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.50%) Oracle
3 23 (19.17%) webMethods
4 21 (17.50%) CheckPoint
5 7 (5.83%) Aruba
5 7 (5.83%) BMC
5 7 (5.83%) Cisco
5 7 (5.83%) Databricks
5 7 (5.83%) F5
5 7 (5.83%) Fortinet
5 7 (5.83%) HP
5 7 (5.83%) NetScout
5 7 (5.83%) Riverbed
5 7 (5.83%) SolarWinds
5 7 (5.83%) Tableau
6 5 (4.17%) WSO2
7 4 (3.33%) Adobe
7 4 (3.33%) IBM
8 3 (2.50%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.67%) ServiceNow