Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 60 57
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 100 125 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.60% 3.07% 3.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.53% 11.22% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 71 80
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £378 £206 £113
90th Percentile £584 £494 £497
South East median daily rate £430 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £65.00 £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -33.33% +23.29%
10th Percentile £53.55 £27.50 £36.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £32.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +71.43% -12.50% -12.09%

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 867 1,114 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.51% 27.35% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 689 553
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £312 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £549
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 15
Berkshire median hourly rate £75.00 £27.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +172.73% -16.67% +90.70%
10th Percentile £45.00 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.13 £45.40
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.76%

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 12 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Berkshire over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 November 2019. 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 -40 20 £500 +17.65% 15
Newbury +11 14 £450 +63.64% 1
Wokingham 0 13 £400 -5.88% 1
Bracknell +10 8 £475 +150.00% 1
Maidenhead +12 4 £475 - 1
Slough -1 2 £450 -8.86% 5
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 62 (62.00%) Oracle
2 55 (55.00%) SQL
3 33 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (29.00%) JSON
5 28 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 27 (27.00%) Java
7 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 25 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 24 (24.00%) Azure
8 24 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (21.00%) OpenVMS
9 21 (21.00%) CMS
10 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 20 (20.00%) C
10 20 (20.00%) PVCS
11 19 (19.00%) Windows
11 19 (19.00%) PL/SQL
12 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
12 18 (18.00%) Oracle Database
13 17 (17.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (17.00%) SMTP
13 17 (17.00%) ODBC
13 17 (17.00%) JDBC
13 17 (17.00%) Hyper-V
14 16 (16.00%) Fortran
14 16 (16.00%) Migration
15 15 (15.00%) SOAP
15 15 (15.00%) STL
15 15 (15.00%) C++
15 15 (15.00%) SDLC

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 21 (21.00%) CMS
2 13 (13.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (9.00%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.00%) Apache
5 6 (6.00%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.00%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.00%) Anypoint
9 1 (1.00%) Confluence
9 1 (1.00%) Drupal
9 1 (1.00%) Joomla!
9 1 (1.00%) Mule
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 10 (10.00%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.00%) Azure
2 10 (10.00%) IBM Blueworks
3 8 (8.00%) Apigee
3 8 (8.00%) Office 365
4 6 (6.00%) SaaS
5 3 (3.00%) AWS
6 1 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (18.00%) Oracle Database
4 17 (17.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (6.00%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (6.00%) GIS
6 6 (6.00%) SSDT
7 5 (5.00%) MySQL
7 5 (5.00%) Pentaho
8 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.00%) Redis
11 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (20.00%) PVCS
2 13 (13.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.00%) ProC
5 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (6.00%) MSTest
6 6 (6.00%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (6.00%) tSQLt
6 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio Code
7 5 (5.00%) Maven
7 5 (5.00%) Selenium
8 4 (4.00%) WebLogic Workshop
9 3 (3.00%) JUnit
9 3 (3.00%) Mockito
9 3 (3.00%) Subversion
10 2 (2.00%) DbUnit
10 2 (2.00%) JBehave
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.00%) Automotive
3 1 (1.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Marketing
3 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (49.00%) Developer
2 29 (29.00%) Architect
3 15 (15.00%) Applications Architect
4 11 (11.00%) Fortran Developer
5 9 (9.00%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.00%) C Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.00%) C/C++ Developer
7 7 (7.00%) C++ Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Integration Architect
8 6 (6.00%) Integration Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Applications Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Domain Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Technical Leader
10 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.00%) JSON
2 17 (17.00%) JDBC
2 17 (17.00%) ODBC
3 15 (15.00%) SOAP
3 15 (15.00%) STL
4 13 (13.00%) HTML
4 13 (13.00%) XSD
5 10 (10.00%) CSS
5 10 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 10 (10.00%) REST
5 10 (10.00%) Swagger
5 10 (10.00%) TIBCO EMS
5 10 (10.00%) Web Services
5 10 (10.00%) XSL
6 9 (9.00%) .NET
6 9 (9.00%) J2EE
7 7 (7.00%) Middleware
7 7 (7.00%) Spring
8 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (9.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.00%) OpenVMS
2 19 (19.00%) Windows
3 10 (10.00%) Unix
4 8 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.00%) Android
6 3 (3.00%) VMS
7 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.00%) Migration
3 15 (15.00%) SDLC
4 14 (14.00%) SOA
5 12 (12.00%) CRM
5 12 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
6 11 (11.00%) ERP
7 10 (10.00%) EAI
7 10 (10.00%) UML
7 10 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (9.00%) PRINCE2
8 9 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.00%) Project Delivery
9 7 (7.00%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (7.00%) Scrum
9 7 (7.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.00%) API Design
10 6 (6.00%) CAD
10 6 (6.00%) MVC
10 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (55.00%) SQL
2 27 (27.00%) Java
3 20 (20.00%) C
3 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.00%) PL/SQL
5 16 (16.00%) Fortran
6 15 (15.00%) C++
7 14 (14.00%) XQuery
8 11 (11.00%) XPath
9 10 (10.00%) Shell Script
10 9 (9.00%) C#
11 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (6.00%) T-SQL
12 4 (4.00%) Java 8
13 3 (3.00%) DCL
14 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.00%) ISEB
3 6 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.00%) SEPA
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (17.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 62 (62.00%) Oracle
2 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.00%) IBM
4 10 (10.00%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.00%) Apple
6 3 (3.00%) Google
6 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.00%) Adobe
7 1 (1.00%) Ariba
7 1 (1.00%) Concur
7 1 (1.00%) Ensighten
7 1 (1.00%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.00%) SAP
7 1 (1.00%) Talend
7 1 (1.00%) Tealium
7 1 (1.00%) Zend