Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 71 45
Rank change year-on-year +15 -26 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 176 114 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.47% 2.65% 3.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.73% 10.92% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 150
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +14.46% +23.88%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £26.25 £21.00 £20.65
90th Percentile £28.75 £34.62 £24.40
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% -1.84% +20.74%

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 1,501 1,044 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.62% 24.22% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 714 941
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £565 £562 £515
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +26.53% -16.51%
10th Percentile £11.18 £21.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.65 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +9.59% -1.35%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +3 82 £420 -20.75% 5
Birmingham +4 42 £366 -2.33% 15
Coventry -14 12 £350 - 5
Warwickshire +2 9 £350 -3.45% 5
Solihull -5 4 £350 -13.04% 3
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire -3 1 £413 +29.41% 9
Wolverhampton -5 1 £335 -13.55% 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 111 (63.07%) SQL
2 94 (53.41%) Java
3 67 (38.07%) Windows
4 66 (37.50%) Unix
4 66 (37.50%) Oracle
5 55 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (28.98%) WebLogic
7 50 (28.41%) SOAP
7 50 (28.41%) Test Scripting
8 47 (26.70%) ISEB
9 46 (26.14%) webMethods
10 44 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 44 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
11 42 (23.86%) C#
12 39 (22.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 35 (19.89%) SQL Server
14 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
15 33 (18.75%) HTML
16 31 (17.61%) .NET
17 30 (17.05%) Web Services
17 30 (17.05%) Toad
18 29 (16.48%) Scrum
18 29 (16.48%) Test Automation
19 28 (15.91%) JSON
20 26 (14.77%) Microservices
21 24 (13.64%) DevOps
21 24 (13.64%) Jenkins
21 24 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
22 23 (13.07%) SOA
23 22 (12.50%) BizTalk Server

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 51 (28.98%) WebLogic
2 22 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (9.09%) Confluence
4 12 (6.82%) JBoss
5 10 (5.68%) Tomcat
6 9 (5.11%) Apache
7 8 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.27%) IIS
8 4 (2.27%) Mule
8 4 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.70%) nginx
10 2 (1.14%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.14%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.57%) CMS
11 1 (0.57%) Documentum
11 1 (0.57%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.57%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.98%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.41%) AutoCAD
5 4 (2.27%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (1.14%) EngageOne
7 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.14%) Revit
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.57%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.70%) SAP MII
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (1.14%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.84%) PaaS
3 5 (2.84%) SaaS
4 4 (2.27%) Office 365
5 3 (1.70%) Azure Functions
5 3 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.70%) GitHub
5 3 (1.70%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.70%) IaaS
5 3 (1.70%) Serverless
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.82%) HTTP
2 11 (6.25%) SSL
3 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.27%) Intranet
5 3 (1.70%) SMS
6 2 (1.14%) DNS
6 2 (1.14%) Firewall
6 2 (1.14%) FTP
6 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.14%) Internet
6 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.14%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.57%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.66%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (2.84%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.27%) Big Data
7 4 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.70%) MS Access
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (17.05%) Toad
2 24 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 22 (12.50%) JIRA
4 19 (10.80%) Git (software)
5 18 (10.23%) Visual Studio
6 17 (9.66%) Selenium
6 17 (9.66%) SoapUI
7 16 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (7.39%) Cucumber
9 12 (6.82%) Maven
10 11 (6.25%) Eclipse
11 9 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (5.11%) Bitbucket
11 9 (5.11%) JUnit
11 9 (5.11%) Subversion
12 8 (4.55%) Ant
13 6 (3.41%) IntelliJ
14 5 (2.84%) Gatling
14 5 (2.84%) PVCS
15 4 (2.27%) Gradle
General
1 20 (11.36%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Automotive
3 6 (3.41%) Retail
4 3 (1.70%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Finance
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (41.48%) Analyst
2 51 (28.98%) Test Analyst
3 49 (27.84%) Developer
4 19 (10.80%) Consultant
5 17 (9.66%) BizTalk Developer
6 11 (6.25%) Architect
6 11 (6.25%) XML Analyst
7 10 (5.68%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.68%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) C# Developer
8 7 (3.98%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.41%) Scala Developer
9 6 (3.41%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.84%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.84%) Administrator
10 5 (2.84%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Process Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (28.41%) SOAP
2 33 (18.75%) HTML
3 31 (17.61%) .NET
4 30 (17.05%) Web Services
5 28 (15.91%) JSON
6 21 (11.93%) XSLT
7 20 (11.36%) REST
8 17 (9.66%) CSS
9 15 (8.52%) WCF
10 13 (7.39%) RESTful
10 13 (7.39%) XSD
11 12 (6.82%) Spring
12 11 (6.25%) Middleware
12 11 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (6.25%) WSDL
13 10 (5.68%) Hibernate
13 10 (5.68%) J2EE
14 9 (5.11%) jQuery
15 8 (4.55%) ASP.NET
15 8 (4.55%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.98%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.27%) Replication
5 4 (2.27%) Robotics
6 3 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.14%) Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Wiki
8 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 67 (38.07%) Windows
2 66 (37.50%) Unix
3 16 (9.09%) Linux
4 5 (2.84%) Ubuntu
4 5 (2.84%) VME
4 5 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.27%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.70%) Android
7 2 (1.14%) AIX
7 2 (1.14%) CentOS
7 2 (1.14%) Debian
7 2 (1.14%) HPUX
7 2 (1.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (28.41%) Test Scripting
3 44 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 29 (16.48%) Scrum
4 29 (16.48%) Test Automation
5 26 (14.77%) Microservices
6 24 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (13.64%) DevOps
7 23 (13.07%) SOA
8 16 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 15 (8.52%) SDLC
10 14 (7.95%) Analytics
10 14 (7.95%) Open Source
10 14 (7.95%) Translating Business Requirements
11 13 (7.39%) Test Strategy
12 12 (6.82%) ERP
12 12 (6.82%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.82%) Service Management
12 12 (6.82%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (63.07%) SQL
2 94 (53.41%) Java
3 42 (23.86%) C#
4 17 (9.66%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.68%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.11%) Groovy
7 7 (3.98%) Java 8
7 7 (3.98%) Ruby
8 6 (3.41%) Python
8 6 (3.41%) Scala
9 5 (2.84%) Perl
9 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.84%) XPath
10 4 (2.27%) VBA
11 3 (1.70%) Delphi
11 3 (1.70%) Haskell
12 2 (1.14%) PHP
12 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (26.70%) ISEB
2 44 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 39 (22.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.70%) Degree
5 3 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.98%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.14%) NFS
2 2 (1.14%) Samba
2 2 (1.14%) Squid
2 2 (1.14%) Varnish
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.14%) Xen
3 1 (0.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.68%) Puppet
2 9 (5.11%) HP ALM
3 6 (3.41%) Ansible
4 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.70%) Grafana
5 3 (1.70%) Kibana
6 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.14%) Nagios
6 2 (1.14%) WMI
7 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.57%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 66 (37.50%) Oracle
2 46 (26.14%) webMethods
3 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.95%) SAP
5 10 (5.68%) Atlassian
5 10 (5.68%) HP
6 7 (3.98%) WSO2
7 6 (3.41%) Google
7 6 (3.41%) OpenText
8 5 (2.84%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.27%) Autodesk
9 4 (2.27%) Capita
9 4 (2.27%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.27%) IBM
10 3 (1.70%) Adobe
10 3 (1.70%) Borland
11 2 (1.14%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.14%) Splunk
11 2 (1.14%) VMware