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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 39 32
Rank change year-on-year -37 -7  
Contract jobs citing XML 40 121 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 4.01% 4.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.16% 15.80% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 77 63
Median daily rate £488 £415 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +33.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -1.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +19.40% -10.54%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 766 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.37% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 353
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +10 21 £500 +20.48% 1
Coventry +9 6 £350 -12.50% 1
Birmingham -21 4 £453 +9.69% 10
Warwickshire 0 1 £375 +22.34% 8
Staffordshire -4 1 £338 -24.79% 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 - 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 55 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (48.18%) JSON
3 45 (40.91%) Java
4 42 (38.18%) Linux
5 34 (30.91%) CSS
5 34 (30.91%) SOAP
6 32 (29.09%) SQL
7 30 (27.27%) HTML
7 30 (27.27%) Microservices
8 29 (26.36%) C#
8 29 (26.36%) TDD
8 29 (26.36%) Git (software)
9 28 (25.45%) XSLT
9 28 (25.45%) SOA
10 26 (23.64%) Web Services
10 26 (23.64%) Open Source
10 26 (23.64%) REST
11 25 (22.73%) Puppet
11 25 (22.73%) Unix
11 25 (22.73%) Middleware
12 23 (20.91%) IntelliJ
12 23 (20.91%) MongoDB
12 23 (20.91%) Scala
12 23 (20.91%) Play Framework
12 23 (20.91%) Docker
13 22 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (20.00%) Scrum
13 22 (20.00%) SSL
14 21 (19.09%) HTTP
15 19 (17.27%) .NET

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 15 (13.64%) JBoss
2 12 (10.91%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.18%) Apache
4 4 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.73%) CMS
5 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.82%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.82%) Mule
6 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.91%) Confluence
7 1 (0.91%) DNN
7 1 (0.91%) IIS
7 1 (0.91%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.91%) nginx
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.91%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.91%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.91%) FrameMaker
2 1 (0.91%) Notepad++
2 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.91%) Exstream
2 1 (0.91%) Magento
2 1 (0.91%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.91%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (0.91%) GitHub
1 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.91%) IaaS
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.91%) PaaS
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.00%) SSL
2 21 (19.09%) HTTP
3 9 (8.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.82%) Internet
4 2 (1.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.91%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.91%) FTP
5 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.91%) RTSP
5 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.91%) Wireless
5 1 (0.91%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.91%) MongoDB
2 16 (14.55%) SQL Server
3 15 (13.64%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.73%) MySQL
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.82%) DataStage
5 2 (1.82%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 23 (20.91%) IntelliJ
3 19 (17.27%) Subversion
4 14 (12.73%) Eclipse
4 14 (12.73%) Selenium
4 14 (12.73%) SoapUI
5 12 (10.91%) Jenkins
6 11 (10.00%) JUnit
7 9 (8.18%) Maven
8 5 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.82%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.82%) Sahi
9 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.82%) WATIR
10 1 (0.91%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.91%) Mockito
10 1 (0.91%) Moq
10 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Legal
2 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.91%) Automotive
3 1 (0.91%) Back Office
3 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (76.36%) Developer
2 22 (20.00%) Linux Developer
3 19 (17.27%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.27%) Scala Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Programmer
5 12 (10.91%) Java Programmer
5 12 (10.91%) Java Scala Developer
5 12 (10.91%) SOA Developer
6 11 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.00%) Agile Developer
6 11 (10.00%) MongoDB Developer
6 11 (10.00%) Open Source Developer
6 11 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Author
7 8 (7.27%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Messaging Developer
8 7 (6.36%) Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.36%) Middleware Developer
8 7 (6.36%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (48.18%) JSON
2 34 (30.91%) CSS
2 34 (30.91%) SOAP
3 30 (27.27%) HTML
4 28 (25.45%) XSLT
5 26 (23.64%) REST
5 26 (23.64%) Web Services
6 25 (22.73%) Middleware
7 23 (20.91%) Play Framework
8 19 (17.27%) .NET
9 16 (14.55%) XSD
10 15 (13.64%) JSON Schema
10 15 (13.64%) WSDL
11 14 (12.73%) HTML5
11 14 (12.73%) Spring
12 11 (10.00%) Hibernate
12 11 (10.00%) J2EE
13 10 (9.09%) jQuery
14 9 (8.18%) EJB
14 9 (8.18%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.91%) AS400
3 1 (0.91%) CMDB
3 1 (0.91%) Fintech
3 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.91%) RIA
3 1 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.18%) Linux
2 25 (22.73%) Unix
3 14 (12.73%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.73%) Windows
5 2 (1.82%) HPUX
5 2 (1.82%) Solaris
6 1 (0.91%) AIX
6 1 (0.91%) Android
6 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.27%) Microservices
3 29 (26.36%) TDD
4 28 (25.45%) SOA
5 26 (23.64%) Open Source
6 22 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (20.00%) Scrum
7 16 (14.55%) Kanban
8 12 (10.91%) Conceptual Models
8 12 (10.91%) MVC
9 11 (10.00%) DevOps
9 11 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 9 (8.18%) Coaching
10 9 (8.18%) Configuration Management
10 9 (8.18%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.18%) SDLC
11 7 (6.36%) API Design
11 7 (6.36%) Data Migration
11 7 (6.36%) ETL
11 7 (6.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.91%) Java
2 32 (29.09%) SQL
3 29 (26.36%) C#
4 23 (20.91%) Scala
5 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.91%) Python
7 6 (5.45%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.55%) C
8 5 (4.55%) C++
8 5 (4.55%) COBOL
8 5 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.55%) Ruby
9 3 (2.73%) Groovy
9 3 (2.73%) Perl
9 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.82%) XPath
11 1 (0.91%) Haskell
11 1 (0.91%) PHP
11 1 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.73%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.82%) ISEB
3 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.91%) HNC
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (20.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) RACF
Systems Management
1 25 (22.73%) Puppet
2 8 (7.27%) Ansible
3 1 (0.91%) Grafana
3 1 (0.91%) Kibana
3 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.91%) SCCM
3 1 (0.91%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) WSO2
2 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.09%) MuleSoft
3 10 (9.09%) webMethods
4 9 (8.18%) Oracle
5 8 (7.27%) Adobe
6 7 (6.36%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.55%) Micro Focus
8 3 (2.73%) IBM
9 2 (1.82%) Cognos
9 2 (1.82%) IDERA
9 2 (1.82%) RedGate
9 2 (1.82%) Sun
9 2 (1.82%) Tableau
10 1 (0.91%) BMC
10 1 (0.91%) FNZ
10 1 (0.91%) Google
10 1 (0.91%) HP
10 1 (0.91%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.91%) VMware
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