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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
South East / Berkshire
Rank 54 67 46
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21  
Contract jobs citing XML 47 60 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.54% 2.44% 3.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 13.99% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 65
Median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 329 429 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 17.77% 17.43% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 260 367
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +70.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Berkshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +1 15 £450 -14.28%
Reading -1 12 £413 +3.12% 11
Slough +3 3 £450 +200.00%
Maidenhead -4 2 £438 +16.66% 4
Wokingham +1 1 - -
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 49 (41.53%) Java
2 47 (39.83%) SQL
3 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (33.90%) JavaScript
5 32 (27.12%) HTML
5 32 (27.12%) Oracle
5 32 (27.12%) REST
6 31 (26.27%) TDD
7 29 (24.58%) Web Services
8 28 (23.73%) CMS
8 28 (23.73%) JSON
9 27 (22.88%) Content Management
10 26 (22.03%) Groovy
10 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
10 26 (22.03%) .NET
11 25 (21.19%) C#
11 25 (21.19%) CSS
12 24 (20.34%) Gradle
13 23 (19.49%) BDD
13 23 (19.49%) OO
13 23 (19.49%) Scrum
14 22 (18.64%) Selenium
14 22 (18.64%) WebDriver
14 22 (18.64%) Bitbucket
15 21 (17.80%) SOA
15 21 (17.80%) Project Management
16 20 (16.95%) HTTP
16 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
16 20 (16.95%) OOP
17 19 (16.10%) Python

XML
Top Related 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 (23.73%) CMS
2 16 (13.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 14 (11.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (5.93%) Apache
6 4 (3.39%) Alfresco
6 4 (3.39%) Liferay
7 3 (2.54%) Commerce Server
7 3 (2.54%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.85%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.85%) JBoss
9 1 (0.85%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (2.54%) Fredhopper
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.78%) GitHub
2 7 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) HTTP
2 2 (1.69%) 2G
2 2 (1.69%) 3G
2 2 (1.69%) 4G
2 2 (1.69%) LTE
2 2 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.85%) Extranet
3 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (12.71%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.93%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.39%) MySQL
7 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.39%) QlikView
7 4 (3.39%) SQLPlus
8 3 (2.54%) DB2
9 2 (1.69%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.69%) GIS
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.85%) OLTP
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (20.34%) Gradle
2 22 (18.64%) Bitbucket
2 22 (18.64%) Selenium
2 22 (18.64%) WebDriver
3 18 (15.25%) eggPlant
3 18 (15.25%) Maven
4 17 (14.41%) Ant
4 17 (14.41%) Apache Ivy
4 17 (14.41%) JMeter
5 12 (10.17%) JIRA
5 12 (10.17%) Visual Studio
6 11 (9.32%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.93%) Subversion
8 6 (5.08%) JUnit
8 6 (5.08%) MSTest
9 5 (4.24%) Gatling
9 5 (4.24%) NeoLoad
10 4 (3.39%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.39%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.39%) Toad
General
1 13 (11.02%) Marketing
2 11 (9.32%) Finance
3 7 (5.93%) Publishing
4 6 (5.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (49.15%) Developer
2 18 (15.25%) Architect
3 16 (13.56%) Analyst
4 13 (11.02%) Developer in Test
4 13 (11.02%) Java Developer
5 11 (9.32%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.63%) Integration Architect
7 6 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.08%) Test Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Web Producer
8 5 (4.24%) Agile Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Integration Developer
8 5 (4.24%) IT Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Web Content Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.12%) HTML
1 32 (27.12%) REST
2 29 (24.58%) Web Services
3 28 (23.73%) JSON
4 26 (22.03%) .NET
5 25 (21.19%) CSS
6 16 (13.56%) J2EE
7 12 (10.17%) ASP.NET
7 12 (10.17%) SOAP
8 11 (9.32%) Spring
9 10 (8.47%) Middleware
9 10 (8.47%) Servlets
10 8 (6.78%) XSD
10 8 (6.78%) XSLT
11 7 (5.93%) Velocity
12 6 (5.08%) EJB
12 6 (5.08%) JSP
12 6 (5.08%) WCF
13 5 (4.24%) jQuery
13 5 (4.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.93%) User Experience
4 3 (2.54%) CMDB
4 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.85%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.08%) Unix
2 4 (3.39%) Linux
2 4 (3.39%) Solaris
3 3 (2.54%) AIX
4 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.27%) TDD
3 27 (22.88%) Content Management
4 23 (19.49%) BDD
4 23 (19.49%) OO
4 23 (19.49%) Scrum
5 21 (17.80%) Project Management
5 21 (17.80%) SOA
6 20 (16.95%) OOP
7 16 (13.56%) Test Automation
7 16 (13.56%) Visualisation
8 14 (11.86%) Automated Testing
9 13 (11.02%) CRM
9 13 (11.02%) E-Commerce
9 13 (11.02%) ETL
10 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.32%) Data Security
11 11 (9.32%) Manual Testing
11 11 (9.32%) Security Management
11 11 (9.32%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.53%) Java
2 47 (39.83%) SQL
3 40 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 26 (22.03%) Groovy
5 25 (21.19%) C#
6 19 (16.10%) Python
6 19 (16.10%) Ruby
7 14 (11.86%) C++
8 7 (5.93%) Scala
8 7 (5.93%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.08%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.39%) VBA
11 3 (2.54%) PHP
11 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.69%) C
12 2 (1.69%) Perl
13 1 (0.85%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.85%) VB
13 1 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) Degree
5 2 (1.69%) CCNA
5 2 (1.69%) CCNP
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.69%) HNC
5 2 (1.69%) HND
5 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.86%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) IFRS
3 1 (0.85%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) TeamSite
2 5 (4.24%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (27.12%) Oracle
2 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.10%) Splunk
4 16 (13.56%) Sitecore
5 8 (6.78%) HP
6 7 (5.93%) Ab Initio
6 7 (5.93%) Adobe
7 6 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.39%) GigaSpaces
8 4 (3.39%) IBM
8 4 (3.39%) Tableau
8 4 (3.39%) Thunderhead
8 4 (3.39%) webMethods
9 3 (2.54%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.54%) BMC
9 3 (2.54%) CA
9 3 (2.54%) Pega
9 3 (2.54%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.54%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.69%) SAP
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