Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 64 59
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5 +17
Contract jobs citing XML 73 126 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.70% 2.84% 3.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.10% 11.11% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 89 94
Median daily rate £435 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +14.29% -17.11%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £263
90th Percentile £675 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% +14.58%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +16.66% +2.50%

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 346 1,134 1,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.28% 25.53% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 794 946
Median daily rate £435 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £288
90th Percentile £575 £575 £566
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.64% -4.84%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.43% +3.75%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing XML as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in the West Midlands

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in the West Midlands.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +15 42 £431 -21.64% 1
Herefordshire +2 12 £538 +2.38% 2
Birmingham +23 9 £488 +8.33% 3
Coventry +33 6 £500 +11.11% 1
Worcestershire +22 1 - -
Staffordshire +10 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +1 1 £475 +46.15%
XML
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 53 (72.60%) SQL
2 47 (64.38%) Java
3 44 (60.27%) Unix
4 43 (58.90%) Oracle
5 42 (57.53%) Windows
6 39 (53.42%) WebLogic
7 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
8 28 (38.36%) JSON
9 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
10 26 (35.62%) Toad
11 23 (31.51%) ISEB
12 22 (30.14%) webMethods
12 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
12 22 (30.14%) JIRA
12 22 (30.14%) Test Strategy
13 21 (28.77%) .NET
14 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
15 19 (26.03%) C#
15 19 (26.03%) HTML
15 19 (26.03%) ISTQB
15 19 (26.03%) DevOps
15 19 (26.03%) Cucumber
16 18 (24.66%) PowerShell
16 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
16 18 (24.66%) Microservices
16 18 (24.66%) CSS
16 18 (24.66%) Customer Requirements
17 17 (23.29%) Azure
18 16 (21.92%) Migration
19 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development

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 39 (53.42%) WebLogic
2 15 (20.55%) Confluence
3 14 (19.18%) Mule
4 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.85%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) InfoPath
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (10.96%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.37%) ProductWriter
3 1 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.29%) Azure
2 10 (13.70%) AWS
3 5 (6.85%) Tricentis Tosca
4 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (4.11%) Logic Apps
4 3 (4.11%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.74%) GitHub
5 2 (2.74%) IaaS
5 2 (2.74%) PaaS
5 2 (2.74%) Serverless
6 1 (1.37%) Apigee
6 1 (1.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.37%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (1.37%) npm
6 1 (1.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Firewall
1 1 (1.37%) Network Security
1 1 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) MongoDB
2 10 (13.70%) Oracle OWB
3 9 (12.33%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.96%) Apache Hive
4 8 (10.96%) Hadoop
4 8 (10.96%) MySQL
5 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (4.11%) Data Lake
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (4.11%) Power BI
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.74%) Big Data
7 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (1.37%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (35.62%) Toad
2 22 (30.14%) JIRA
3 19 (26.03%) Cucumber
4 14 (19.18%) Selenium
5 13 (17.81%) Visual Studio
6 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
6 11 (15.07%) JMeter
6 11 (15.07%) Postman
7 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
7 10 (13.70%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.74%) eggPlant
9 2 (2.74%) Gradle
9 2 (2.74%) JUnit
9 2 (2.74%) Maven
9 2 (2.74%) Mockito
10 1 (1.37%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (20.55%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Developer
2 10 (13.70%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Test Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Test Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Test Manager
3 6 (8.22%) Consultant
3 6 (8.22%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Automation Tester
5 4 (5.48%) Tester
6 3 (4.11%) Administrator
6 3 (4.11%) Architect
6 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Remedy Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (2.74%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.36%) JSON
2 21 (28.77%) .NET
3 19 (26.03%) HTML
4 18 (24.66%) CSS
5 15 (20.55%) SOAP
6 14 (19.18%) jQuery
7 11 (15.07%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (12.33%) Web Services
9 8 (10.96%) REST
10 5 (6.85%) Middleware
10 5 (6.85%) Spring
10 5 (6.85%) Spring Boot
10 5 (6.85%) WireMock
11 4 (5.48%) Node.js
12 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
12 3 (4.11%) Gherkin
12 3 (4.11%) LDAP
12 3 (4.11%) OpenID
12 3 (4.11%) SAML
12 3 (4.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.11%) PKI
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.37%) iPad
3 1 (1.37%) iPhone
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.37%) Social Media
3 1 (1.37%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 44 (60.27%) Unix
2 42 (57.53%) Windows
3 13 (17.81%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Test Automation
2 22 (30.14%) Test Strategy
3 19 (26.03%) DevOps
4 18 (24.66%) Customer Requirements
4 18 (24.66%) Microservices
4 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.92%) Migration
6 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (19.18%) Planning and Forecasting
7 14 (19.18%) SDLC
7 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (17.81%) Test Management
9 12 (16.44%) API Testing
9 12 (16.44%) BDD
9 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
9 12 (16.44%) TDD
10 11 (15.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (12.33%) Analytics
11 9 (12.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 53 (72.60%) SQL
2 47 (64.38%) Java
3 20 (27.40%) JavaScript
4 19 (26.03%) C#
5 18 (24.66%) PowerShell
6 12 (16.44%) VBScript
7 11 (15.07%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.11%) Python
8 3 (4.11%) VB
9 2 (2.74%) PHP
9 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.74%) VBA
10 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.37%) Ruby
10 1 (1.37%) SAS Macro
10 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (31.51%) ISEB
2 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
3 19 (26.03%) ISTQB
4 15 (20.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (16.44%) DV Cleared
6 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.96%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (5.48%) MCSD
8 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 13 (17.81%) Docker
2 8 (10.96%) HDFS
3 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Kubernetes
1 8 (10.96%) Rancher
2 5 (6.85%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (58.90%) Oracle
2 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
3 22 (30.14%) webMethods
4 13 (17.81%) CheckPoint
5 11 (15.07%) IBM
6 9 (12.33%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) BEA
7 2 (2.74%) BMC
7 2 (2.74%) Databricks
7 2 (2.74%) Remedy
7 2 (2.74%) Tableau
7 2 (2.74%) WSO2
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) Google
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.37%) Teradata