Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 118 95 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.74% 2.38% 2.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.11% 9.39% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 57 55
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £350
90th Percentile £594 £501 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £57.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +2.86%

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 974 1,012 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.60% 25.33% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 605 439
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £338 £306 £294
90th Percentile £600 £538 £544
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 17
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.69 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +333.55% -26.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £24.02 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £73.75 £50.25 £51.80
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -1.16% +7.50%

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 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -10 32 £425 - 17
Wokingham +6 24 £400 -5.88% 4
Newbury -2 17 £425 -5.56% 6
Bracknell -1 16 £438 -10.71% 6
Maidenhead +7 3 £431 +53.33% 1
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 82 (69.49%) SQL
2 60 (50.85%) Oracle
3 40 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (29.66%) Java
5 33 (27.97%) JSON
6 29 (24.58%) C
6 29 (24.58%) Web Services
7 28 (23.73%) PL/SQL
7 28 (23.73%) OpenVMS
7 28 (23.73%) CMS
8 27 (22.88%) PVCS
9 26 (22.03%) REST
10 25 (21.19%) Oracle Database
10 25 (21.19%) SOAP
11 21 (17.80%) SOA
12 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
13 19 (16.10%) C++
13 19 (16.10%) HTML
14 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
14 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
15 17 (14.41%) SC Cleared
15 17 (14.41%) Unit Testing
15 17 (14.41%) Spring
15 17 (14.41%) Fortran
16 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
16 16 (13.56%) STL
16 16 (13.56%) Windows
17 14 (11.86%) XQuery
17 14 (11.86%) ProC
17 14 (11.86%) Eclipse

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 28 (23.73%) CMS
2 14 (11.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (11.86%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.08%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.39%) Apache
4 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.54%) JBoss
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.69%) Confluence
6 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.85%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.85%) Drupal
7 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.85%) Mule
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 10 (8.47%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (5.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.69%) assyst
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.32%) SaaS
3 10 (8.47%) IBM Blueworks
4 8 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.78%) Apigee
5 5 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.54%) Office 365
6 3 (2.54%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.69%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.85%) GitHub
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) 4G
2 7 (5.93%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (5.93%) SMTP
3 2 (1.69%) 2G
3 2 (1.69%) 3G
3 2 (1.69%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.69%) SSL
3 2 (1.69%) VPN
3 2 (1.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) Oracle Database
2 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (5.93%) Pentaho
5 7 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (3.39%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (3.39%) GIS
6 4 (3.39%) SSDT
7 3 (2.54%) DB2
7 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.85%) Power BI
9 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (22.88%) PVCS
2 14 (11.86%) Eclipse
2 14 (11.86%) Maven
2 14 (11.86%) ProC
3 12 (10.17%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.32%) Subversion
5 10 (8.47%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.63%) JUnit
7 6 (5.08%) DbUnit
7 6 (5.08%) Mockito
7 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.24%) Ant
8 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.24%) jMock
8 5 (4.24%) MSTest
8 5 (4.24%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.39%) JBehave
9 4 (3.39%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.17%) Finance
3 8 (6.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) French Language
5 1 (0.85%) German Language
5 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (52.54%) Developer
2 30 (25.42%) Architect
3 15 (12.71%) Analyst
4 13 (11.02%) Java Developer
5 12 (10.17%) Fortran Developer
6 11 (9.32%) Integration Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Analyst Developer
7 8 (6.78%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (5.93%) C Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Applications Architect
9 6 (5.08%) C/C++ Developer
9 6 (5.08%) C++ Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Technical Leader
10 5 (4.24%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.24%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Integration Developer
10 5 (4.24%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.97%) JSON
2 29 (24.58%) Web Services
3 26 (22.03%) REST
4 25 (21.19%) SOAP
5 19 (16.10%) HTML
6 17 (14.41%) Spring
7 16 (13.56%) STL
8 13 (11.02%) XSD
9 12 (10.17%) J2EE
9 12 (10.17%) Middleware
10 11 (9.32%) XSL
11 10 (8.47%) Swagger
11 10 (8.47%) TIBCO EMS
12 8 (6.78%) .NET
12 8 (6.78%) CSS
12 8 (6.78%) Hibernate
12 8 (6.78%) XSLT
13 7 (5.93%) JDBC
13 7 (5.93%) ODBC
13 7 (5.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.93%) CMDB
2 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.93%) TM Forum
3 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) Robotics
6 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.73%) OpenVMS
2 16 (13.56%) Windows
3 10 (8.47%) Unix
4 5 (4.24%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.39%) Android
5 4 (3.39%) Linux
6 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.69%) VMS
7 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.80%) SOA
3 17 (14.41%) Unit Testing
4 14 (11.86%) OOA/OOD
5 13 (11.02%) Scrum
6 12 (10.17%) BDD
6 12 (10.17%) Software Engineering
7 11 (9.32%) Configuration Management
7 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.32%) SDLC
7 11 (9.32%) UML
8 10 (8.47%) Data Modelling
8 10 (8.47%) EAI
8 10 (8.47%) ITIL
8 10 (8.47%) Service Management
9 9 (7.63%) Asset Management
9 9 (7.63%) ITSM
9 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (7.63%) TDD
10 8 (6.78%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 82 (69.49%) SQL
2 35 (29.66%) Java
3 29 (24.58%) C
4 28 (23.73%) PL/SQL
5 19 (16.10%) C++
6 17 (14.41%) Fortran
7 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
8 14 (11.86%) XQuery
9 13 (11.02%) Shell Script
10 11 (9.32%) XPath
11 9 (7.63%) C#
12 6 (5.08%) T-SQL
13 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.54%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.69%) DCL
15 2 (1.69%) Lua
15 2 (1.69%) PHP
16 1 (0.85%) Groovy
16 1 (0.85%) Perl
16 1 (0.85%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.47%) Degree
4 7 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.24%) MCSA
5 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.39%) ISEB
6 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.85%) GxP
5 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.54%) vSphere
3 2 (1.69%) Docker
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 60 (50.85%) Oracle
2 11 (9.32%) IBM
2 11 (9.32%) TIBCO
3 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.93%) Remedy
4 5 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.39%) Apple
5 4 (3.39%) Google
5 4 (3.39%) VMware
5 4 (3.39%) Workday
6 2 (1.69%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.69%) EMC
6 2 (1.69%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.69%) Talend
6 2 (1.69%) Veritas
7 1 (0.85%) CA
7 1 (0.85%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.85%) Pega
7 1 (0.85%) Vitria
7 1 (0.85%) Zend