Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 54 57
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +26
Contract jobs citing XML 123 124 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.01% 3.02% 3.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.90% 13.48% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 78 74
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £206 £113 £283
90th Percentile £496 £503 £500
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +23.29% -
10th Percentile £27.50 £36.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £32.50 £47.50 £49.80
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -12.09% +23.81%

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 1,128 920 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.59% 22.38% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 557 561
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £309 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +84.92% -53.54%
10th Percentile £14.75 £10.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.88 £43.70
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +4 54 £425 +6.25% 20
Bracknell -13 22 £190 +8.57% 7
Wokingham +1 20 £425 -32.00% 4
Newbury -10 3 £275 -31.25% 2
Slough -11 3 £500 +8.11% 2
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 71 (57.72%) SQL
2 49 (39.84%) Java
3 47 (38.21%) JSON
4 37 (30.08%) Oracle
5 30 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (22.76%) OpenVMS
7 26 (21.14%) C++
8 25 (20.33%) HTML
8 25 (20.33%) C
8 25 (20.33%) CMS
9 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
10 22 (17.89%) .NET
10 22 (17.89%) Web Services
11 21 (17.07%) PVCS
12 20 (16.26%) Oracle Database
13 19 (15.45%) CRM
13 19 (15.45%) ProC
13 19 (15.45%) Test Automation
14 18 (14.63%) PL/SQL
15 17 (13.82%) Relational Database
16 16 (13.01%) Fortran
17 15 (12.20%) EDI
17 15 (12.20%) CSS
17 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
17 15 (12.20%) Workflow
18 14 (11.38%) Data Modelling
19 13 (10.57%) STL
19 13 (10.57%) Windows
19 13 (10.57%) C#
19 13 (10.57%) Selenium

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 25 (20.33%) CMS
2 5 (4.07%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.44%) IIS
4 3 (2.44%) JBoss
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) Documentum
6 1 (0.81%) Drupal
6 1 (0.81%) Liferay
6 1 (0.81%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.07%) Apigee
2 5 (4.07%) IaaS
2 5 (4.07%) PaaS
3 3 (2.44%) Force.com
3 3 (2.44%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) Skype
1 6 (4.88%) SSL
2 5 (4.07%) HTTP
3 4 (3.25%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.44%) AMQP
4 3 (2.44%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.63%) ASN.1
5 2 (1.63%) Firewall
5 2 (1.63%) Internet
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.81%) FTP
6 1 (0.81%) GPRS
6 1 (0.81%) GSM
6 1 (0.81%) IPv6
6 1 (0.81%) LAN
6 1 (0.81%) Network Security
6 1 (0.81%) UMTS
6 1 (0.81%) WAN
6 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.26%) Oracle Database
2 17 (13.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.63%) MySQL
5 2 (1.63%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) DB2
6 1 (0.81%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.81%) SQLite
6 1 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 21 (17.07%) PVCS
2 19 (15.45%) ProC
3 13 (10.57%) Selenium
4 11 (8.94%) JUnit
5 10 (8.13%) Cucumber
5 10 (8.13%) Gatling
5 10 (8.13%) Geb
6 9 (7.32%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.50%) PowerBuilder
8 6 (4.88%) Git (software)
8 6 (4.88%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.07%) JIRA
10 4 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (3.25%) Subversion
11 3 (2.44%) Bitbucket
11 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.63%) Maven
13 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.50%) Publishing
3 3 (2.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 72 (58.54%) Developer
2 18 (14.63%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.01%) Oracle Developer
3 16 (13.01%) SQL Developer
4 10 (8.13%) PL/SQL Developer
4 10 (8.13%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.13%) Senior Tester
4 10 (8.13%) Tester
5 9 (7.32%) Fortran Developer
6 8 (6.50%) Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Performance Tester
6 8 (6.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (6.50%) Senior Performance Tester
7 7 (5.69%) Talend Developer
8 6 (4.88%) C Developer
8 6 (4.88%) C++ Developer
8 6 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.07%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.07%) Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (38.21%) JSON
2 25 (20.33%) HTML
3 22 (17.89%) .NET
3 22 (17.89%) Web Services
4 15 (12.20%) CSS
4 15 (12.20%) EDI
5 13 (10.57%) HTML5
5 13 (10.57%) REST
5 13 (10.57%) STL
6 12 (9.76%) RESTful
6 12 (9.76%) SOAP
7 11 (8.94%) Spring
8 10 (8.13%) XML Schema
8 10 (8.13%) XSLT
9 9 (7.32%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.32%) jQuery
10 8 (6.50%) ASP.NET
11 7 (5.69%) XSD
12 6 (4.88%) Java EE
12 6 (4.88%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (6.50%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.07%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.25%) Life Science
6 3 (2.44%) DataPower
7 2 (1.63%) CMDB
7 2 (1.63%) TM Forum
7 2 (1.63%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.76%) OpenVMS
2 13 (10.57%) Windows
3 11 (8.94%) Unix
4 7 (5.69%) Linux
5 5 (4.07%) CentOS
5 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.25%) Android
7 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.45%) CRM
2 19 (15.45%) Test Automation
3 15 (12.20%) Workflow
4 14 (11.38%) Data Modelling
5 11 (8.94%) ETL
6 10 (8.13%) Procedural Programming
6 10 (8.13%) Unit Testing
7 9 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (7.32%) Scrum
7 9 (7.32%) SDLC
7 9 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.32%) XML Parsing
8 7 (5.69%) Analytics
8 7 (5.69%) Data Analytics
8 7 (5.69%) TDD
9 6 (4.88%) Data Integration
9 6 (4.88%) Migration
9 6 (4.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 71 (57.72%) SQL
2 49 (39.84%) Java
3 26 (21.14%) C++
4 25 (20.33%) C
5 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
6 18 (14.63%) PL/SQL
7 16 (13.01%) Fortran
8 13 (10.57%) C#
9 12 (9.76%) Groovy
10 10 (8.13%) Scala
11 7 (5.69%) Bash Shell
12 6 (4.88%) PowerShell
12 6 (4.88%) Python
13 5 (4.07%) R
14 3 (2.44%) Apex Code
14 3 (2.44%) XQuery
15 2 (1.63%) Perl
15 2 (1.63%) PHP
15 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.81%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.81%) Iperf
1 1 (0.81%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 37 (30.08%) Oracle
2 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.13%) Talend
4 6 (4.88%) IBM
5 5 (4.07%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco
7 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.44%) Splunk
7 3 (2.44%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.63%) Adobe
8 2 (1.63%) Remedy
8 2 (1.63%) Workday
9 1 (0.81%) FatWire
9 1 (0.81%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.81%) HP
9 1 (0.81%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.81%) OpenText
9 1 (0.81%) Telerik
9 1 (0.81%) Vignette
9 1 (0.81%) VMware