Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 70 53
Rank change year-on-year +22 -17 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 215 125 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.13% 2.56% 3.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.73% 9.95% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 71 115
West Midlands median daily rate £416 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £292
90th Percentile £576 £575 £523
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.73% +35.11% -31.39%
10th Percentile £42.50 £23.89 £22.30
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.95 £24.00
England median hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.41% +19.18%

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 1,566 1,256 1,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.10% 25.73% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 830 944
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £272
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 38 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.58 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.60% +39.00% -25.03%
10th Percentile £28.80 £14.31 £9.85
90th Percentile £62.31 £42.35 £39.68
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +6 121 £405 -29.57% 3
Birmingham +5 34 £450 +20.00% 11
Coventry -7 16 £450 +28.57% 8
Staffordshire -9 11 £394 +31.25% 11
Warwickshire -5 6 £500 +33.33% 3
Walsall - 3 £290 -
Solihull +1 2 £350 -13.04% 3
Kingswinford +6 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £335 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 150 (69.77%) SQL
2 120 (55.81%) Java
3 93 (43.26%) Unix
4 91 (42.33%) Windows
4 91 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (41.40%) Oracle
6 81 (37.67%) SOAP
7 73 (33.95%) JSON
8 68 (31.63%) Test Scripting
9 67 (31.16%) WebLogic
10 64 (29.77%) ISEB
11 61 (28.37%) Customer Requirements
12 58 (26.98%) ISTQB
13 56 (26.05%) webMethods
14 55 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 52 (24.19%) REST
16 47 (21.86%) Microservices
17 45 (20.93%) Web Services
18 44 (20.47%) SQL Server
19 43 (20.00%) DevOps
20 40 (18.60%) JavaScript
20 40 (18.60%) C#
20 40 (18.60%) HTML
21 37 (17.21%) Jenkins
21 37 (17.21%) Test Automation
22 36 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
23 35 (16.28%) Git (software)
24 33 (15.35%) Linux
24 33 (15.35%) Toad
24 33 (15.35%) JIRA

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 67 (31.16%) WebLogic
2 31 (14.42%) Confluence
3 18 (8.37%) JBoss
4 15 (6.98%) Apache
4 15 (6.98%) Tomcat
5 12 (5.58%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (5.58%) nginx
6 11 (5.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (3.26%) NServiceBus
7 7 (3.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.33%) Documentum
9 4 (1.86%) CMS
10 3 (1.40%) Mule
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.47%) SAS
12 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.47%) Sonic ESB
12 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.47%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.47%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (5.58%) SAP FI-CA
1 12 (5.58%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.40%) Magento
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.40%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.93%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.93%) Lawson
5 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.98%) Azure Data Factory
4 14 (6.51%) PaaS
5 11 (5.12%) SaaS
6 8 (3.72%) IaaS
7 7 (3.26%) GitHub
7 7 (3.26%) Google Analytics
8 6 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.93%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.93%) Office 365
10 2 (0.93%) Serverless
11 1 (0.47%) Apigee
11 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.44%) SSL
2 15 (6.98%) HTTP
2 15 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.93%) DNS
3 2 (0.93%) Firewall
3 2 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.93%) RTP
3 2 (0.93%) SAN
3 2 (0.93%) VPN
4 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) Skype
4 1 (0.47%) SMS
4 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.95%) MongoDB
3 22 (10.23%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.12%) Big Data
5 10 (4.65%) Hadoop
5 10 (4.65%) MySQL
6 9 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (3.72%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.79%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (2.33%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (17.21%) Jenkins
2 35 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 33 (15.35%) JIRA
3 33 (15.35%) Toad
4 32 (14.88%) SoapUI
5 27 (12.56%) Selenium
6 23 (10.70%) Cucumber
7 22 (10.23%) Visual Studio
8 20 (9.30%) Maven
9 16 (7.44%) Ant
10 12 (5.58%) JUnit
10 12 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (5.12%) Eclipse
12 10 (4.65%) Bitbucket
12 10 (4.65%) Gatling
12 10 (4.65%) Gradle
12 10 (4.65%) IntelliJ
13 9 (4.19%) Apache Ivy
13 9 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (4.19%) Subversion
General
1 10 (4.65%) Finance
2 5 (2.33%) Publishing
3 3 (1.40%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Military
5 1 (0.47%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 87 (40.47%) Analyst
2 71 (33.02%) Test Analyst
3 64 (29.77%) Developer
4 22 (10.23%) Architect
5 13 (6.05%) Consultant
6 12 (5.58%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 10 (4.65%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.65%) SQL Analyst
8 9 (4.19%) XML Developer
9 8 (3.72%) XML Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) Java Architect
10 7 (3.26%) SAP Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) SAP Test Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) Test Manager
11 6 (2.79%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (2.79%) Integration Architect
11 6 (2.79%) Programmer
11 6 (2.79%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (37.67%) SOAP
2 73 (33.95%) JSON
3 52 (24.19%) REST
4 45 (20.93%) Web Services
5 40 (18.60%) HTML
6 31 (14.42%) .NET
7 30 (13.95%) XSD
8 19 (8.84%) CSS
8 19 (8.84%) Spring
9 16 (7.44%) Hibernate
9 16 (7.44%) XSLT
10 15 (6.98%) J2EE
10 15 (6.98%) RESTful
11 14 (6.51%) EJB
11 14 (6.51%) Java EE
11 14 (6.51%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (6.05%) HTML5
12 13 (6.05%) jQuery
12 13 (6.05%) JSON Schema
13 12 (5.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.91%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.72%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.93%) AS400
5 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.93%) Replication
5 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.47%) Animation
6 1 (0.47%) CMDB
6 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.47%) Online Games
6 1 (0.47%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 93 (43.26%) Unix
2 91 (42.33%) Windows
3 33 (15.35%) Linux
4 7 (3.26%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.33%) VME
6 5 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.86%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.40%) AIX
8 3 (1.40%) HPUX
8 3 (1.40%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (31.63%) Test Scripting
3 61 (28.37%) Customer Requirements
4 47 (21.86%) Microservices
5 43 (20.00%) DevOps
6 37 (17.21%) Test Automation
7 31 (14.42%) Scrum
8 29 (13.49%) Analytics
9 28 (13.02%) SOA
10 26 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (10.70%) Test Strategy
12 22 (10.23%) Waterfall
13 20 (9.30%) Integration Testing
14 17 (7.91%) SDLC
15 16 (7.44%) Business Analysis
15 16 (7.44%) Mentoring
15 16 (7.44%) Open Source
16 14 (6.51%) Defect Management
16 14 (6.51%) Translating Business Requirements
17 13 (6.05%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 150 (69.77%) SQL
2 120 (55.81%) Java
3 40 (18.60%) C#
3 40 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.51%) Groovy
5 12 (5.58%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.12%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.65%) Scala
8 9 (4.19%) Ruby
9 8 (3.72%) Python
10 7 (3.26%) Haskell
10 7 (3.26%) Perl
11 6 (2.79%) XPath
12 5 (2.33%) XQuery
13 4 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.40%) Delphi
14 3 (1.40%) Java 8
14 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (29.77%) ISEB
2 58 (26.98%) ISTQB
3 55 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (4.65%) Degree
4 10 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (7.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.05%) Puppet
2 10 (4.65%) HP ALM
3 7 (3.26%) Ansible
3 7 (3.26%) Grafana
3 7 (3.26%) Kibana
4 4 (1.86%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (1.86%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.47%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 89 (41.40%) Oracle
2 56 (26.05%) webMethods
3 32 (14.88%) Microsoft
4 24 (11.16%) SAP
5 21 (9.77%) Google
6 15 (6.98%) Atlassian
7 11 (5.12%) HP
8 8 (3.72%) WSO2
9 7 (3.26%) VMware
10 6 (2.79%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.79%) IBM
10 6 (2.79%) Pega
10 6 (2.79%) TIBCO
11 5 (2.33%) Cisco
11 5 (2.33%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.86%) Adobe
13 3 (1.40%) Borland
13 3 (1.40%) hybris
13 3 (1.40%) JD Edwards
13 3 (1.40%) ServiceNow