The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 29 June 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.

XML
South West > Bristol
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 53 63
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing XML 22 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.59% 1.87% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.69% 8.00% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 10
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
10th Percentile £313 £265 £249
90th Percentile £456 £638 £441
South West median daily rate £375 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -11.76% +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £20.39 -
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £19.46
% change year-on-year - +67.05%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 227 200 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 26.77% 23.36% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 586 911
Bristol median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00%  
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £500 £475 £438
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Bristol median hourly rate £55.00 £20.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.74% -  
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £38.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +23.37% -8.33%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Bristol

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Bristol

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Bristol

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for XML.

1 41 (74.55%) JavaScript
2 33 (60.00%) HTML
3 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (45.45%) CSS
5 19 (34.55%) Banking
6 18 (32.73%) Java
7 17 (30.91%) .NET
7 17 (30.91%) HTML5
8 16 (29.09%) jQuery
8 16 (29.09%) User Experience
9 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
10 14 (25.45%) Web Services
10 14 (25.45%) TDD
10 14 (25.45%) Finance
10 14 (25.45%) Scrum
11 13 (23.64%) C#
11 13 (23.64%) SQL
11 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
12 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 12 (21.82%) REST
13 11 (20.00%) Microservices
13 11 (20.00%) Ajax
13 11 (20.00%) Front End Development
14 10 (18.18%) Web Development
14 10 (18.18%) SOAP
14 10 (18.18%) User Stories
15 9 (16.36%) Analytics
15 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
15 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 7 (12.73%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Drupal
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.09%) IBM Blueworks
3 4 (7.27%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.45%) GitHub
5 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) LDAP
2 1 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) UTRAN
2 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.36%) JIRA
2 9 (16.36%) TeamCity
3 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.09%) Ant
4 5 (9.09%) Maven
5 4 (7.27%) Artifactory
5 4 (7.27%) Grunt
5 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.45%) GoCD
7 2 (3.64%) NUnit
8 1 (1.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.82%) Mockito
8 1 (1.82%) MSI
8 1 (1.82%) MSTest
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.82%) Selenium
8 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.82%) XMLUnit
General
1 19 (34.55%) Banking
2 14 (25.45%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Back Office
3 5 (9.09%) Marketing
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (5.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (70.91%) Developer
2 8 (14.55%) .NET Developer
2 8 (14.55%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.73%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Python Developer
4 6 (10.91%) UI Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Designer
5 5 (9.09%) Digital Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) BPM Designer
6 4 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.27%) Polyglot Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Angular Developer
7 3 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (60.00%) HTML
2 25 (45.45%) CSS
3 17 (30.91%) .NET
3 17 (30.91%) HTML5
4 16 (29.09%) jQuery
5 14 (25.45%) Web Services
6 12 (21.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 12 (21.82%) REST
7 11 (20.00%) Ajax
8 10 (18.18%) SOAP
9 9 (16.36%) XSL
10 8 (14.55%) JSON
10 8 (14.55%) React
11 7 (12.73%) DHTML
11 7 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
12 6 (10.91%) CSS3
12 6 (10.91%) DOM
12 6 (10.91%) XSLT
13 5 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) User Experience
2 8 (14.55%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.27%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) CMDB
6 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.45%) Scrum
2 14 (25.45%) TDD
3 11 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 11 (20.00%) Microservices
4 10 (18.18%) User Stories
4 10 (18.18%) Web Development
5 9 (16.36%) Analytics
5 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
6 8 (14.55%) MVC
7 7 (12.73%) Pair Programming
8 6 (10.91%) DevOps
8 6 (10.91%) SOA
8 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
9 5 (9.09%) QMS
9 5 (9.09%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (74.55%) JavaScript
2 18 (32.73%) Java
3 13 (23.64%) C#
3 13 (23.64%) SQL
4 9 (16.36%) Python
5 5 (9.09%) Scala
6 4 (7.27%) PHP
6 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.27%) XPath
7 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.64%) Groovy
8 2 (3.64%) VB
9 1 (1.82%) C
9 1 (1.82%) C++
9 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) SOQL
9 1 (1.82%) Tcl
9 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Docker
2 4 (7.27%) LXC
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) IBM
2 5 (9.09%) Pega
2 5 (9.09%) Sitecore
2 5 (9.09%) webMethods
3 4 (7.27%) Google
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe
5 1 (1.82%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.82%) Huawei
5 1 (1.82%) Nokia
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy
5 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow