Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 57 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 142 129 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.89% 2.98% 3.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.86% 11.70% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 81 103
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £280 £300
90th Percentile £575 £510 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £23.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.56% -21.58%
10th Percentile £20.05 £21.00 £19.55
90th Percentile £40.75 £25.00 £24.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +9.33% +1.35% +14.66%

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 1,440 1,103 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.35% 25.51% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 727 823
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £250
90th Percentile £560 £538 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -25.50%
10th Percentile £13.95 £21.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.41 £38.53
England median hourly rate £42.38 £40.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.01% +7.24% +8.57%

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 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -2 43 £366 +4.64% 20
Shropshire -18 32 £575 +15.00% 8
Coventry -4 15 £350 - 8
Solihull +7 13 - - 1
Warwickshire -7 9 £350 +2.19% 5
Staffordshire -2 7 £400 +18.52% 15
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 72 (50.70%) SQL
2 58 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (40.14%) Java
4 48 (33.80%) C#
5 46 (32.39%) SOAP
6 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
7 43 (30.28%) SQL Server
8 35 (24.65%) .NET
9 30 (21.13%) Windows
10 29 (20.42%) Oracle
11 28 (19.72%) JSON
12 26 (18.31%) Web Services
13 25 (17.61%) HTML
14 24 (16.90%) SOA
15 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
16 22 (15.49%) WCF
16 22 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (14.08%) RESTful
17 20 (14.08%) jQuery
17 20 (14.08%) BizTalk Server
18 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
18 19 (13.38%) Tomcat
18 19 (13.38%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (11.97%) CSS
19 17 (11.97%) WebLogic
19 17 (11.97%) webMethods
19 17 (11.97%) Finance
20 16 (11.27%) Scrum
20 16 (11.27%) Maven
20 16 (11.27%) 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 20 (14.08%) BizTalk Server
2 19 (13.38%) Tomcat
3 17 (11.97%) WebLogic
4 11 (7.75%) JBoss
5 10 (7.04%) WebSphere
6 8 (5.63%) NServiceBus
7 7 (4.93%) Mule
7 7 (4.93%) Mule ESB
8 4 (2.82%) Apache
8 4 (2.82%) IIS
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.11%) nginx
10 2 (1.41%) Anypoint
10 2 (1.41%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.41%) SAS
11 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.70%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.52%) AutoCAD
5 4 (2.82%) Autodesk Inventor
6 2 (1.41%) EngageOne
6 2 (1.41%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.70%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.70%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.41%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.70%) BASE24
2 1 (0.70%) BPCS
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.70%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.70%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.11%) GitHub
4 3 (2.11%) Google Analytics
4 3 (2.11%) Office 365
5 2 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.41%) SaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.70%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.34%) HTTP
2 5 (3.52%) SSL
3 4 (2.82%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.11%) FTP
4 3 (2.11%) Intranet
4 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.41%) DNS
5 2 (1.41%) Firewall
5 2 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.41%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.41%) SMS
6 1 (0.70%) Internet
6 1 (0.70%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (30.28%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.23%) Oracle OWB
3 6 (4.23%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.82%) Power BI
6 3 (2.11%) Big Data
6 3 (2.11%) JasperReports
6 3 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.11%) MySQL
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.41%) MS Access
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
2 22 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (11.27%) Jenkins
3 16 (11.27%) Maven
4 13 (9.15%) Ant
5 11 (7.75%) Eclipse
6 10 (7.04%) Git (software)
6 10 (7.04%) JUnit
7 7 (4.93%) Toad
8 6 (4.23%) PVCS
9 5 (3.52%) Gradle
9 5 (3.52%) Selenium
10 4 (2.82%) DbUnit
10 4 (2.82%) jMock
10 4 (2.82%) Mockito
10 4 (2.82%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.82%) Subversion
11 3 (2.11%) Gatling
11 3 (2.11%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.11%) JIRA
General
1 17 (11.97%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Automotive
3 4 (2.82%) Retail
4 3 (2.11%) Law
5 2 (1.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.70%) German Language
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (47.18%) Developer
2 34 (23.94%) Analyst
3 22 (15.49%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.27%) BizTalk Developer
5 15 (10.56%) Business Analyst
6 13 (9.15%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.15%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (7.04%) C# Developer
7 10 (7.04%) Lead Developer
7 10 (7.04%) Technical Business Analyst
7 10 (7.04%) XML Analyst
8 9 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (6.34%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Agile Business Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Lead .NET Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Lead C# Developer
9 8 (5.63%) Messaging Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.63%) Technical Services Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (32.39%) SOAP
2 35 (24.65%) .NET
3 28 (19.72%) JSON
4 26 (18.31%) Web Services
5 25 (17.61%) HTML
6 22 (15.49%) WCF
7 20 (14.08%) jQuery
7 20 (14.08%) RESTful
8 17 (11.97%) CSS
9 15 (10.56%) J2EE
9 15 (10.56%) Middleware
9 15 (10.56%) REST
10 14 (9.86%) StructureMap
10 14 (9.86%) XSLT
11 12 (8.45%) JMS
12 11 (7.75%) Spring
13 10 (7.04%) Hibernate
13 10 (7.04%) Servlets
14 9 (6.34%) Java EE
15 8 (5.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.82%) Replication
4 4 (2.82%) Robotics
5 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.11%) User Experience
6 2 (1.41%) Clustering
6 2 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.41%) Wiki
7 1 (0.70%) AS400
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) FMCG
7 1 (0.70%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Tandem
7 1 (0.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.13%) Windows
2 16 (11.27%) Unix
3 7 (4.93%) Linux
4 6 (4.23%) Android
5 5 (3.52%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.41%) CentOS
6 2 (1.41%) Debian
7 1 (0.70%) AIX
7 1 (0.70%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.90%) SOA
3 16 (11.27%) Scrum
4 15 (10.56%) DevOps
4 15 (10.56%) Microservices
5 14 (9.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (9.86%) UML
6 12 (8.45%) Business Analysis
6 12 (8.45%) Commercial Awareness
6 12 (8.45%) Mentoring
6 12 (8.45%) MVC
6 12 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.45%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.75%) SDLC
8 10 (7.04%) Coaching
8 10 (7.04%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.34%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.63%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 72 (50.70%) SQL
2 57 (40.14%) Java
3 48 (33.80%) C#
4 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.56%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.63%) Java 8
7 6 (4.23%) Python
8 5 (3.52%) Perl
9 3 (2.11%) Groovy
9 3 (2.11%) Haskell
9 3 (2.11%) PHP
9 3 (2.11%) Ruby
9 3 (2.11%) Scala
9 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.41%) VBA
10 2 (1.41%) VBScript
10 2 (1.41%) XAML
10 2 (1.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) ISEB
2 6 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (2.82%) Degree
4 3 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.82%) vSphere
3 3 (2.11%) Docker
4 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.41%) NFS
4 2 (1.41%) Samba
4 2 (1.41%) Squid
4 2 (1.41%) Varnish
4 2 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Puppet
2 3 (2.11%) Grafana
2 3 (2.11%) Kibana
3 2 (1.41%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.41%) Nagios
3 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.42%) Oracle
3 17 (11.97%) webMethods
4 12 (8.45%) OpenText
5 10 (7.04%) WSO2
6 6 (4.23%) Capita
6 6 (4.23%) VMware
7 5 (3.52%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.52%) Google
7 5 (3.52%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.82%) Autodesk
8 4 (2.82%) IBM
8 4 (2.82%) SAP
9 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.41%) Splunk
10 1 (0.70%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.70%) MapR
10 1 (0.70%) Sage