Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 45 35
Rank change year-on-year -32 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing XML 116 232 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.40% 3.75% 4.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.89% 14.64% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 134 140
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £414 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +27.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £275 £292 £156
90th Percentile £581 £523 £539
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.91% -17.54% +7.55%
10th Percentile £23.89 £22.30 £21.88
90th Percentile £34.39 £24.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £41.25 £39.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.10% +9.03% +2.86%

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 1173 1585 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.23% 25.63% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 972 687
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £568 £513 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -36 30 £375 -7.69% 8
Shropshire -9 25 £550 +22.22% 4
Warwickshire +16 22 £375 +30.43% 2
Coventry +3 15 £365 -14.12% 3
Staffordshire +3 5 £300 -2.44% 4
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Kingswinford -3 1 - -
Solihull -8 1 £403 -1.83%
XML
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XML.

1 57 (49.14%) JSON
2 56 (48.28%) Java
3 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (36.21%) SQL
4 42 (36.21%) SOAP
5 41 (35.34%) HTML
6 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
6 37 (31.90%) CSS
6 37 (31.90%) REST
7 28 (24.14%) Git (software)
7 28 (24.14%) Web Services
7 28 (24.14%) Scrum
8 26 (22.41%) Unix
8 26 (22.41%) Linux
9 24 (20.69%) HTTP
10 23 (19.83%) jQuery
10 23 (19.83%) HTML5
11 22 (18.97%) .NET
12 21 (18.10%) SSL
12 21 (18.10%) Spring
13 20 (17.24%) Middleware
14 19 (16.38%) C#
14 19 (16.38%) SQL Server
14 19 (16.38%) SoapUI
15 18 (15.52%) WSDL
16 17 (14.66%) SOA
16 17 (14.66%) TDD
16 17 (14.66%) JSON Schema
17 16 (13.79%) WSO2
17 16 (13.79%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (9.48%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.62%) Apache
3 9 (7.76%) JBoss
4 8 (6.90%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.03%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.17%) Mule
7 4 (3.45%) Mule ESB
7 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.72%) Drupal
8 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.86%) CMS
9 1 (0.86%) Confluence
9 1 (0.86%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.86%) nginx
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.72%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) SAP CAR
1 4 (3.45%) SAP POS DM
1 4 (3.45%) SAP Retail
2 2 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.86%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) PaaS
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.59%) GitHub
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.72%) IaaS
3 2 (1.72%) Office 365
3 2 (1.72%) SaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.69%) HTTP
2 21 (18.10%) SSL
3 9 (7.76%) Bluetooth
4 8 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.45%) RTSP
7 3 (2.59%) AMQP
7 3 (2.59%) Internet
8 2 (1.72%) FTP
8 2 (1.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.21%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.17%) MySQL
4 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.45%) SAP HANA
6 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.72%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.38%) SoapUI
3 14 (12.07%) Subversion
4 13 (11.21%) Jenkins
4 13 (11.21%) Maven
5 10 (8.62%) Eclipse
5 10 (8.62%) IntelliJ
6 9 (7.76%) JUnit
6 9 (7.76%) Selenium
7 8 (6.90%) JIRA
7 8 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 7 (6.03%) Gradle
9 5 (4.31%) Android Studio
9 5 (4.31%) Mockito
10 3 (2.59%) Ant
10 3 (2.59%) CocoaPods
10 3 (2.59%) Gatling
10 3 (2.59%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Automotive
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.59%) Back Office
5 3 (2.59%) Banking
5 3 (2.59%) Local Government
6 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (68.97%) Developer
2 21 (18.10%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.79%) Senior Developer
4 12 (10.34%) Analyst
5 10 (8.62%) Test Analyst
6 9 (7.76%) Android Developer
7 8 (6.90%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Architect
9 6 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Integration Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Agile Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Angular Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Messaging Developer
10 5 (4.31%) MuleSoft Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Scala Developer
10 5 (4.31%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.45%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (49.14%) JSON
2 42 (36.21%) SOAP
3 41 (35.34%) HTML
4 37 (31.90%) CSS
4 37 (31.90%) REST
5 28 (24.14%) Web Services
6 23 (19.83%) HTML5
6 23 (19.83%) jQuery
7 22 (18.97%) .NET
8 21 (18.10%) Spring
9 20 (17.24%) Middleware
10 18 (15.52%) WSDL
11 17 (14.66%) JSON Schema
12 15 (12.93%) XSD
13 12 (10.34%) AngularJS
13 12 (10.34%) CSS3
14 11 (9.48%) J2SE
14 11 (9.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET
15 9 (7.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) User Experience
2 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.72%) Animation
5 2 (1.72%) CMDB
5 2 (1.72%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.86%) DataPower
6 1 (0.86%) Fintech
6 1 (0.86%) iPhone
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Linux
1 26 (22.41%) Unix
2 15 (12.93%) Mac OS X
3 14 (12.07%) Android
4 8 (6.90%) Windows
5 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.72%) AIX
6 2 (1.72%) HPUX
6 2 (1.72%) Solaris
6 2 (1.72%) SUSE
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.14%) Scrum
3 17 (14.66%) SOA
3 17 (14.66%) TDD
4 16 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (12.93%) Kanban
5 15 (12.93%) Open Source
6 14 (12.07%) Microservices
7 13 (11.21%) OO
8 12 (10.34%) DevOps
8 12 (10.34%) MVC
8 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (10.34%) Web Development
9 11 (9.48%) Test Scripting
10 10 (8.62%) Android Development
11 9 (7.76%) Sequence Diagram
12 7 (6.03%) BDD
12 7 (6.03%) Coaching
12 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 56 (48.28%) Java
2 42 (36.21%) SQL
3 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.38%) C#
5 10 (8.62%) Scala
6 7 (6.03%) PHP
7 6 (5.17%) Apple Swift
7 6 (5.17%) Objective-C
7 6 (5.17%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.45%) Groovy
9 4 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.45%) Python
10 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.59%) XPath
11 2 (1.72%) COBOL
11 2 (1.72%) ES6
11 2 (1.72%) Perl
11 2 (1.72%) Ruby
11 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Degree
2 6 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.72%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.72%) ISEB
3 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) CCNP
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.86%) HNC
4 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (9.48%) Docker
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.48%) Puppet
2 7 (6.03%) Ansible
3 3 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.86%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.86%) Grafana
5 1 (0.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) WSO2
2 12 (10.34%) MuleSoft
3 11 (9.48%) Oracle
4 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.62%) webMethods
5 4 (3.45%) SAP
5 4 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.72%) Adobe
6 2 (1.72%) Apple
6 2 (1.72%) Google
6 2 (1.72%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.72%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (1.72%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.72%) Pega
6 2 (1.72%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.72%) VMware
7 1 (0.86%) Altova
7 1 (0.86%) BT
7 1 (0.86%) IBM
7 1 (0.86%) Telerik