Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 67 65
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing XML 95 92 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.38% 2.44% 2.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.34% 12.35% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 83
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £250
90th Percentile £501 £550 £533
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +52.17%

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 1,017 745 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.45% 19.75% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 440 610
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £294 £275
90th Percentile £538 £544 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 29
Berkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +20.00% -62.69%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.80 £34.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -1 35 £425 +3.03% 14
Newbury -2 16 £450 +12.50% 4
Wokingham -1 10 £425 -
Slough -5 9 £400 -19.19% 8
Bracknell -8 9 £490 +3.16% 2
Maidenhead -11 3 £281 -42.31% 1
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 45 (47.37%) Java
2 38 (40.00%) SQL
3 27 (28.42%) Oracle
4 26 (27.37%) JavaScript
4 26 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (25.26%) HTML
6 22 (23.16%) SOAP
6 22 (23.16%) CMS
7 17 (17.89%) CSS
7 17 (17.89%) JUnit
8 16 (16.84%) Unix
8 16 (16.84%) SOA
8 16 (16.84%) REST
9 15 (15.79%) Web Services
9 15 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 15 (15.79%) JSON
10 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
10 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
10 14 (14.74%) XSD
10 14 (14.74%) C
10 14 (14.74%) Relational Database
11 13 (13.68%) SoapUI
11 13 (13.68%) PVCS
11 13 (13.68%) JMS
11 13 (13.68%) OpenVMS
11 13 (13.68%) Swing
12 12 (12.63%) Electronics
12 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
12 12 (12.63%) JavaFX
12 12 (12.63%) Mathematics

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 22 (23.16%) CMS
2 5 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.11%) Alfresco
5 2 (2.11%) Drupal
5 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Documentum
6 1 (1.05%) FileNet
6 1 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.05%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.05%) LiveLink
6 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Magento
2 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.05%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.05%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) SaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.05%) GitHub
3 1 (1.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) HTTP
2 5 (5.26%) SSL
3 4 (4.21%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (3.16%) AMQP
4 3 (3.16%) Internet
5 2 (2.11%) ASN.1
5 2 (2.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.05%) 4G
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.05%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (1.05%) Firewall
6 1 (1.05%) GPRS
6 1 (1.05%) GSM
6 1 (1.05%) IPv6
6 1 (1.05%) Network Security
6 1 (1.05%) NX-OS
6 1 (1.05%) SMS
6 1 (1.05%) UMTS
6 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.37%) MySQL
4 6 (6.32%) DB2
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.21%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.11%) Pentaho
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.05%) Big Data
9 1 (1.05%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (1.05%) MarkLogic
9 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.05%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) JUnit
2 13 (13.68%) PVCS
2 13 (13.68%) SoapUI
3 10 (10.53%) XMLSpy
4 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.42%) ProC
5 6 (6.32%) Subversion
6 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.21%) Maven
8 3 (3.16%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.16%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.16%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.11%) Ant
9 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.11%) JIRA
10 1 (1.05%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.05%) MSTest
10 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.05%) Xcode
General
1 12 (12.63%) Electronics
2 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.37%) Marketing
4 4 (4.21%) Finance
5 3 (3.16%) Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Publishing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (60.00%) Developer
2 19 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.63%) Java Swing Developer
4 10 (10.53%) Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Integration Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Integration Test Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) XML Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Architect
8 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.32%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.32%) webMethods Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Core Java Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Fortran Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.16%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) HTML
2 22 (23.16%) SOAP
3 17 (17.89%) CSS
4 16 (16.84%) REST
5 15 (15.79%) JSON
5 15 (15.79%) Web Services
6 14 (14.74%) XSD
7 13 (13.68%) JMS
7 13 (13.68%) Swing
8 12 (12.63%) JavaFX
8 12 (12.63%) RESTful
9 11 (11.58%) HTML5
9 11 (11.58%) WSDL
10 10 (10.53%) .NET
11 9 (9.47%) JDBC
11 9 (9.47%) jQuery
12 7 (7.37%) CSS3
12 7 (7.37%) J2EE
12 7 (7.37%) Spring
12 7 (7.37%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Algorithms
2 9 (9.47%) Smart Meter
3 7 (7.37%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.32%) CMDB
5 4 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.11%) DataPower
7 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.11%) NHS
7 2 (2.11%) TM Forum
7 2 (2.11%) User Experience
7 2 (2.11%) Wiki
8 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.05%) Life Science
8 1 (1.05%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.84%) Unix
2 13 (13.68%) OpenVMS
3 9 (9.47%) Windows
4 5 (5.26%) Linux
5 3 (3.16%) Android
5 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.05%) VMS
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.84%) SOA
3 15 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 12 (12.63%) Mathematics
4 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
5 9 (9.47%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
5 9 (9.47%) Test Scripting
6 8 (8.42%) Integration Testing
7 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.37%) OO
7 7 (7.37%) Scrum
8 6 (6.32%) Asset Management
8 6 (6.32%) ITIL
8 6 (6.32%) MVC
8 6 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (6.32%) SDLC
8 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.32%) TDD
9 5 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 45 (47.37%) Java
2 38 (40.00%) SQL
3 26 (27.37%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.74%) C
5 12 (12.63%) Java 8
6 9 (9.47%) PL/SQL
7 8 (8.42%) C#
7 8 (8.42%) C++
8 6 (6.32%) Fortran
8 6 (6.32%) PHP
9 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.11%) Perl
10 2 (2.11%) XQuery
11 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.05%) DCL
11 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.05%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.05%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.05%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.32%) ServiceNow
3 6 (6.32%) Software AG
3 6 (6.32%) webMethods
4 4 (4.21%) Cisco
4 4 (4.21%) Twitter
5 3 (3.16%) IBM
5 3 (3.16%) Splunk
6 2 (2.11%) Adobe
6 2 (2.11%) Remedy
6 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.05%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.05%) FatWire
7 1 (1.05%) Google
7 1 (1.05%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.05%) HP
7 1 (1.05%) OpenText
7 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.05%) Sencha