The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for XQuery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XQuery over the 3 months to 22 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.

XQuery
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 121
Contract jobs citing XQuery 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +27.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.75

XQuery is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 645 987 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.80% 32.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 625 484
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 41
Median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £20.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

XQuery
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing XQuery as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for XQuery in the West Midlands

XQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XQuery in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for XQuery in the West Midlands