Period
to 4 March 2021

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 4 March 2021 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 94 77
Rank change year-on-year +25 -17 -23
Contract jobs citing XML 25 59 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.81% 1.93% 2.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.80% 8.53% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 62
Median daily rate £488 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £204
90th Percentile £638 £584 £622
South East median daily rate £448 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.29% -5.56% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £72.50 -
South East median hourly rate £58.00 £47.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year +22.11% +7.34% -15.71%

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 255 692 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.45% 22.68% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 408 633
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £309 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 7
Median hourly rate £38.75 £78.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.79% +96.88% +21.21%
10th Percentile £25.50 £71.25 £18.55
90th Percentile £62.50 £82.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.78% - -

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Berkshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for XML in Berkshire

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in Berkshire over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XML in Berkshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in Berkshire.

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 4 March 2021. 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 +27 8 £463 +2.78% 9
Thatcham - 5 £495 -
Maidenhead +6 3 £625 +31.58%
Newbury +23 1 £250 -25.93% 1
Slough +8 1 £500 +11.11% 2
Wokingham +3 1 - - 1
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, 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 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 10 (40.00%) SOAP
3 9 (36.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (36.00%) JSON
3 9 (36.00%) REST
4 8 (32.00%) Data Migration
4 8 (32.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (32.00%) Workflow
4 8 (32.00%) Migration
4 8 (32.00%) ERP
4 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle Discoverer
5 7 (28.00%) SQLPlus
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.00%) DevOps

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 7 (28.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (12.00%) Anypoint
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Assets
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (12.00%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (4.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Apigee
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon Cognito
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (8.00%) AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Serverless
3 1 (4.00%) Firebase
3 1 (4.00%) GitHub
3 1 (4.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) SSL
3 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (28.00%) SQLPlus
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) DB2
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.00%) Hudson
4 3 (12.00%) Maven
4 3 (12.00%) SonarQube
4 3 (12.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (8.00%) PVCS
6 1 (4.00%) Appium
6 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.00%) GitLab
6 1 (4.00%) JMeter
6 1 (4.00%) Rational Rose
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium
6 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Specialist
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) HR Specialist
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle Payroll Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) BSS Architect
5 2 (8.00%) BSS Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) E-Business Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle HRMS Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) SOAP
2 9 (36.00%) JSON
2 9 (36.00%) REST
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) JDBC
4 3 (12.00%) JMS
4 3 (12.00%) Kafka
4 3 (12.00%) Spring
4 3 (12.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (12.00%) XSLT
5 2 (8.00%) HTML
5 2 (8.00%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (8.00%) STL
5 2 (8.00%) YAML
6 1 (4.00%) .NET
6 1 (4.00%) HTML5
6 1 (4.00%) RESTful
6 1 (4.00%) Velocity
6 1 (4.00%) WSDL
6 1 (4.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) OpenVMS
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) Data Migration
2 8 (32.00%) ERP
2 8 (32.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (32.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Workflow
3 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) SOA
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Architectural Design
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Microservices
8 2 (8.00%) Strategic Roadmap
8 2 (8.00%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.00%) C
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) VBA
5 3 (12.00%) VBScript
6 2 (8.00%) Fortran
6 2 (8.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) C#
7 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.00%) Grafana
2 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (8.00%) Ansible
4 1 (4.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Workday
3 3 (12.00%) MuleSoft
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Cerillion
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.00%) Sparx
5 1 (4.00%) Talend