Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 22 September 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 62 56
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 99 106 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.58% 2.64% 3.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.86% 12.49% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 79
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £221 £113 £255
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.33% -
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.75 £28.23
90th Percentile £32.50 £46.25 £49.85
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -13.04% +104.44%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,004 849 1,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.16% 21.17% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 518 632
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £573 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 34
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +20.00% -62.69%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.85 £45.40 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.95% +10.63% +14.29%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Berkshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Berkshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Berkshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Berkshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Reading 0 39 £445 +4.71% 18
Wokingham - 16 £425 - 3
Bracknell -12 14 £190 +52.00% 2
Slough -4 7 £410 -11.35% 3
Newbury -8 5 £450 +12.50% 6
Maidenhead -7 2 £275 -45.00% 1
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 51 (51.52%) SQL
2 35 (35.35%) Oracle
3 34 (34.34%) Java
4 28 (28.28%) CMS
4 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 24 (24.24%) HTML
5 24 (24.24%) OpenVMS
6 22 (22.22%) C
7 21 (21.21%) PVCS
7 21 (21.21%) JSON
8 17 (17.17%) Oracle Database
9 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
9 16 (16.16%) C++
10 15 (15.15%) PL/SQL
10 15 (15.15%) CSS
10 15 (15.15%) Fortran
10 15 (15.15%) ProC
11 14 (14.14%) Web Services
11 14 (14.14%) REST
12 13 (13.13%) .NET
12 13 (13.13%) STL
13 12 (12.12%) Workflow
13 12 (12.12%) C#
13 12 (12.12%) Unix
14 11 (11.11%) SOAP
14 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 11 (11.11%) Test Automation
14 11 (11.11%) HTML5

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 28 (28.28%) CMS
2 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) JBoss
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.01%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.01%) Documentum
5 1 (1.01%) Drupal
5 1 (1.01%) FileNet
5 1 (1.01%) Liferay
5 1 (1.01%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.01%) LiveLink
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Magento
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.02%) Force.com
2 2 (2.02%) GitHub
2 2 (2.02%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.03%) AMQP
2 3 (3.03%) HTTP
2 3 (3.03%) SSL
3 2 (2.02%) ASN.1
3 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.02%) Internet
3 2 (2.02%) VPN
4 1 (1.01%) 4G
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.01%) Firewall
4 1 (1.01%) GPRS
4 1 (1.01%) GSM
4 1 (1.01%) IPv6
4 1 (1.01%) Network Security
4 1 (1.01%) NX-OS
4 1 (1.01%) Skype
4 1 (1.01%) UMTS
4 1 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) Oracle Database
2 16 (16.16%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.04%) MySQL
4 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.02%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.01%) Big Data
7 1 (1.01%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.01%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (21.21%) PVCS
2 15 (15.15%) ProC
3 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.08%) PowerBuilder
3 8 (8.08%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.07%) JUnit
5 5 (5.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (5.05%) Subversion
6 4 (4.04%) JIRA
7 3 (3.03%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.03%) Selenium
8 2 (2.02%) Ant
8 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.02%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.01%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (10.10%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.06%) Publishing
3 4 (4.04%) Electronics
3 4 (4.04%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (55.56%) Developer
2 13 (13.13%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.12%) Oracle Developer
4 9 (9.09%) Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Fortran Developer
5 8 (8.08%) PL/SQL Developer
6 5 (5.05%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Architect
6 5 (5.05%) C Developer
6 5 (5.05%) C++ Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Consultant
6 5 (5.05%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.05%) Data Coordinator
6 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Integration Test Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Java Swing Developer
7 4 (4.04%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.24%) HTML
2 21 (21.21%) JSON
3 15 (15.15%) CSS
4 14 (14.14%) REST
4 14 (14.14%) Web Services
5 13 (13.13%) .NET
5 13 (13.13%) STL
6 11 (11.11%) HTML5
6 11 (11.11%) SOAP
7 10 (10.10%) RESTful
8 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
8 8 (8.08%) Spring
8 8 (8.08%) XSD
8 8 (8.08%) XSLT
9 6 (6.06%) Java EE
9 6 (6.06%) jQuery
10 5 (5.05%) CSS3
10 5 (5.05%) J2EE
10 5 (5.05%) Node.js
11 4 (4.04%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.06%) CMDB
2 6 (6.06%) Smart Meter
3 4 (4.04%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.03%) DataPower
4 3 (3.03%) Life Science
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.02%) TM Forum
5 2 (2.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) OpenVMS
2 12 (12.12%) Unix
3 9 (9.09%) Windows
4 3 (3.03%) Android
4 3 (3.03%) Linux
5 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.01%) VMS
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.12%) Workflow
3 11 (11.11%) SDLC
3 11 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (9.09%) ETL
5 9 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.08%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.08%) OO
6 8 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.08%) TDD
7 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.07%) Scrum
8 6 (6.06%) Asset Management
8 6 (6.06%) E-Commerce
8 6 (6.06%) ITIL
8 6 (6.06%) MVC
8 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.06%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 51 (51.52%) SQL
2 34 (34.34%) Java
3 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 22 (22.22%) C
5 16 (16.16%) C++
6 15 (15.15%) Fortran
6 15 (15.15%) PL/SQL
7 12 (12.12%) C#
8 4 (4.04%) Java 8
9 3 (3.03%) Groovy
9 3 (3.03%) PHP
10 2 (2.02%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.02%) Perl
10 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.02%) XQuery
11 1 (1.01%) DCL
11 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 6 (6.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.02%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.01%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.01%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 35 (35.35%) Oracle
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.06%) IBM
3 6 (6.06%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.05%) Talend
5 4 (4.04%) Cisco
6 3 (3.03%) Splunk
6 3 (3.03%) Twitter
7 2 (2.02%) Adobe
7 2 (2.02%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.02%) Remedy
7 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.02%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.01%) FatWire
8 1 (1.01%) Greenplum
8 1 (1.01%) HP
8 1 (1.01%) OpenText
8 1 (1.01%) Sencha
8 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.01%) Telerik