Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 49 49
Rank change year-on-year -20 0 +34
Contract jobs citing XML 121 153 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.93% 3.72% 3.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.12% 16.02% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 95 70
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £206 £122 £310
90th Percentile £560 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -6.25% +30.61%

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 1,088 955 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.31% 23.23% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 568 530
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 22
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -7.69% -10.63%
10th Percentile £28.70 £8.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £45.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.82
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.60% +4.55%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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 -5 46 £440 +13.55% 14
Bracknell -8 37 £253 +31.17% 3
Wokingham -4 11 £400 -36.00% 3
Maidenhead +1 2 £475 +65.22% 1
Newbury -6 2 £238 -47.22% 2
Slough -15 1 £305 -33.15%
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 65 (53.72%) JSON
2 62 (51.24%) SQL
3 58 (47.93%) Java
4 36 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 32 (26.45%) HTML
7 24 (19.83%) Oracle
7 24 (19.83%) Web Services
8 21 (17.36%) C++
9 20 (16.53%) CRM
9 20 (16.53%) Relational Database
10 19 (15.70%) .NET
11 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
11 18 (14.88%) Test Automation
11 18 (14.88%) HTML5
11 18 (14.88%) REST
12 17 (14.05%) Jenkins
12 17 (14.05%) Spring
12 17 (14.05%) SOAP
12 17 (14.05%) EDI
13 16 (13.22%) OpenVMS
13 16 (13.22%) Groovy
14 15 (12.40%) Selenium
14 15 (12.40%) CSS
14 15 (12.40%) Oracle Database
15 14 (11.57%) Mobile App
15 14 (11.57%) Windows
15 14 (11.57%) C
15 14 (11.57%) RESTful
16 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure

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 13 (10.74%) CMS
2 9 (7.44%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.31%) JBoss
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.65%) Confluence
7 2 (1.65%) IIS
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.83%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.83%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Chatbot
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.83%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.92%) IaaS
2 12 (9.92%) PaaS
3 9 (7.44%) Apigee
4 3 (2.48%) Force.com
4 3 (2.48%) GitHub
4 3 (2.48%) SaaS
5 2 (1.65%) Boomi
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) SSL
2 10 (8.26%) Skype
3 6 (4.96%) HTTP
4 3 (2.48%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.83%) 4G
5 1 (0.83%) DHCP
5 1 (0.83%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.83%) DNS
5 1 (0.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) GPRS
5 1 (0.83%) GSM
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) IPv6
5 1 (0.83%) LAN
5 1 (0.83%) UMTS
5 1 (0.83%) WAN
5 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.53%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.40%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.13%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.31%) MySQL
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.65%) DB2
7 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) Big Data
8 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.83%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 17 (14.05%) Jenkins
2 15 (12.40%) Selenium
3 11 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.09%) JUnit
3 11 (9.09%) ProC
4 10 (8.26%) Bitbucket
4 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.26%) Gatling
4 10 (8.26%) Geb
4 10 (8.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (7.44%) PVCS
6 8 (6.61%) JIRA
7 5 (4.13%) PowerBuilder
7 5 (4.13%) Subversion
8 3 (2.48%) Maven
8 3 (2.48%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.65%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.79%) Marketing
3 6 (4.96%) Publishing
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Finance
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 77 (63.64%) Developer
2 26 (21.49%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.57%) Senior Java Developer
4 14 (11.57%) SQL Developer
5 13 (10.74%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (8.26%) Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) Senior Tester
6 10 (8.26%) Tester
7 9 (7.44%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Talend Developer
8 8 (6.61%) HTML Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Performance Tester
8 8 (6.61%) Senior Performance Tester
9 6 (4.96%) Data Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Coordinator
10 5 (4.13%) E-Commerce Developer
10 5 (4.13%) ETL Developer
10 5 (4.13%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (53.72%) JSON
2 32 (26.45%) HTML
3 24 (19.83%) Web Services
4 19 (15.70%) .NET
5 18 (14.88%) HTML5
5 18 (14.88%) REST
6 17 (14.05%) EDI
6 17 (14.05%) SOAP
6 17 (14.05%) Spring
7 15 (12.40%) CSS
8 14 (11.57%) RESTful
9 13 (10.74%) AngularJS
10 12 (9.92%) jQuery
10 12 (9.92%) Node.js
10 12 (9.92%) XML Schema
11 10 (8.26%) React
11 10 (8.26%) SignalR
12 9 (7.44%) Natural Language Processing
12 9 (7.44%) WebSockets
13 7 (5.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.26%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.48%) Life Science
6 2 (1.65%) DataPower
6 2 (1.65%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
7 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.83%) SCORM
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.22%) OpenVMS
2 14 (11.57%) Windows
3 10 (8.26%) CentOS
3 10 (8.26%) Linux
4 9 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.79%) Unix
6 5 (4.13%) Android
7 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.53%) CRM
3 18 (14.88%) Test Automation
4 13 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (10.74%) Data Modelling
4 13 (10.74%) Workflow
5 12 (9.92%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (9.09%) Scrum
6 11 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (9.09%) XML Parsing
7 10 (8.26%) ETL
7 10 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.26%) Procedural Programming
8 9 (7.44%) Analytics
8 9 (7.44%) Conversational UI
8 9 (7.44%) Data Analytics
8 9 (7.44%) Machine Learning
8 9 (7.44%) Migration
8 9 (7.44%) Mobile Application Development
8 9 (7.44%) Sentiment Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (51.24%) SQL
2 58 (47.93%) Java
3 33 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.36%) C++
5 16 (13.22%) Groovy
6 14 (11.57%) C
7 13 (10.74%) PL/SQL
8 12 (9.92%) C#
9 11 (9.09%) Python
10 10 (8.26%) Fortran
10 10 (8.26%) PowerShell
10 10 (8.26%) Scala
11 9 (7.44%) Bash Shell
11 9 (7.44%) R
12 3 (2.48%) Apex Code
12 3 (2.48%) Java 8
12 3 (2.48%) PHP
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
1 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.83%) Iperf
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Oracle
2 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.92%) Talend
4 10 (8.26%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.31%) IBM
5 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.31%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.65%) Dell
6 2 (1.65%) SAP
6 2 (1.65%) Workday
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.83%) Telerik
7 1 (0.83%) Vitria
7 1 (0.83%) VMware