Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 77 81
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing XML 61 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.96% 1.96% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.34% 6.94% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 18 21
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £340 £310 £275
90th Percentile £510 £459 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% -9.68% +99.18%

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 Bristol with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 653 533 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 31.71% 28.31% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 356 370
Bristol median daily rate £413 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +5.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £286 £263
90th Percentile £538 £494 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Bristol median hourly rate £66.25 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +42.86% -46.15%
10th Percentile £27.25 £21.70 £32.50
90th Percentile £128.75 £70.00 £37.50
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £38.13
% change year-on-year -1.11% +18.03% -10.29%

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 Bristol region with a requirement for XML.

1 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (65.57%) HTML
3 39 (63.93%) JavaScript
4 34 (55.74%) SQL
4 34 (55.74%) CSS
5 32 (52.46%) Git (software)
6 29 (47.54%) .NET
7 28 (45.90%) C#
8 25 (40.98%) Oracle
8 25 (40.98%) Scrum
8 25 (40.98%) Unit Testing
9 23 (37.70%) Microservices
10 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
11 21 (34.43%) JSON
11 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (34.43%) DevOps
11 21 (34.43%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (32.79%) .NET Framework
12 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET
13 19 (31.15%) Web Development
14 18 (29.51%) Node.js
15 17 (27.87%) Entity Framework
15 17 (27.87%) Test Automation
15 17 (27.87%) MVC
15 17 (27.87%) HTTP
16 16 (26.23%) XMLUnit
16 16 (26.23%) SpecFlow
16 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (24.59%) Docker
17 15 (24.59%) Strategic Thinking

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 10 (16.39%) Confluence
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (9.84%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.64%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (21.31%) npm
1 13 (21.31%) NuGet
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) HTTP
2 7 (11.48%) Firewall
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.64%) SSL
4 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) DB2
3 4 (6.56%) MarkLogic
4 3 (4.92%) DTS
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (52.46%) Git (software)
2 16 (26.23%) SpecFlow
2 16 (26.23%) XMLUnit
3 13 (21.31%) Moq
3 13 (21.31%) Selenium
3 13 (21.31%) xUnit.net
4 12 (19.67%) Ant
4 12 (19.67%) Artifactory
4 12 (19.67%) JIRA
4 12 (19.67%) TeamCity
5 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
5 11 (18.03%) Maven
6 6 (9.84%) Eclipse
6 6 (9.84%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (6.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (1.64%) Gradle
9 1 (1.64%) Mockito
9 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Banking
3 7 (11.48%) Marketing
4 5 (8.20%) Electronics
4 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.92%) Legal
6 2 (3.28%) Back Office
6 2 (3.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (60.66%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (11.48%) Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Lead Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Backend Developer
8 3 (4.92%) React Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.28%) BPM Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Development Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Tester
10 1 (1.64%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
10 1 (1.64%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (65.57%) HTML
2 34 (55.74%) CSS
3 29 (47.54%) .NET
4 21 (34.43%) JSON
5 20 (32.79%) .NET Framework
5 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET
6 18 (29.51%) Node.js
7 17 (27.87%) Entity Framework
8 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (24.59%) Code First Entity Framework
10 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET Core
10 14 (22.95%) HTML5
11 13 (21.31%) Autofac
11 13 (21.31%) CSS3
11 13 (21.31%) D3.js
11 13 (21.31%) Redux
12 12 (19.67%) DHTML
12 12 (19.67%) Web Services
13 11 (18.03%) Spring
14 7 (11.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (24.59%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (18.03%) User Experience
4 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.56%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.28%) Robotics
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Unix
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Windows
4 4 (6.56%) CentOS
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.64%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Scrum
2 25 (40.98%) Unit Testing
3 23 (37.70%) Microservices
4 21 (34.43%) DevOps
4 21 (34.43%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (31.15%) Web Development
6 17 (27.87%) MVC
6 17 (27.87%) Test Automation
7 15 (24.59%) Strategic Thinking
8 14 (22.95%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (14.75%) User Stories
10 8 (13.11%) SOA
11 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (11.48%) Front End Development
12 5 (8.20%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (8.20%) Informatics
12 5 (8.20%) Programme Management
12 5 (8.20%) SDLC
12 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (63.93%) JavaScript
2 34 (55.74%) SQL
3 28 (45.90%) C#
4 15 (24.59%) Java
5 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
5 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.20%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.92%) C++
7 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.28%) VBA
9 1 (1.64%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 15 (24.59%) Docker
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) Kubernetes
2 6 (9.84%) Puppet
3 3 (4.92%) Ansible
4 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) SAP
4 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.92%) Pega
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
6 2 (3.28%) webMethods
7 1 (1.64%) Adobe
7 1 (1.64%) hybris
7 1 (1.64%) Intapp
7 1 (1.64%) VMware