The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 19 29 14
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15  
Contract jobs citing XML 21 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.67% 4.17% 7.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.93% 13.82% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
Median daily rate £300 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £330 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 Cambridge with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 81 123 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 25.71% 30.15% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 78 61
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Cambridge

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Cambridge over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for XML.

1 18 (56.25%) HTML
2 14 (43.75%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) XSLT
3 11 (34.38%) C++
4 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) Doxygen
5 9 (28.13%) JSON
5 9 (28.13%) C
5 9 (28.13%) Python
5 9 (28.13%) Eclipse
5 9 (28.13%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (25.00%) REST
7 7 (21.88%) MVC
7 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
7 7 (21.88%) HTML5
8 6 (18.75%) jQuery
8 6 (18.75%) .NET
8 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
9 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) OO
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) Publishing
9 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
9 5 (15.63%) Open Source
9 5 (15.63%) Spring
9 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
10 4 (12.50%) WCF

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (9.38%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Mule
2 1 (3.13%) Mule ESB
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Doxygen
2 3 (9.38%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.13%) SAP MDG
2 1 (3.13%) SAP MDM
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) NFC
2 1 (3.13%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.13%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.13%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Eclipse
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (12.50%) IntelliJ
3 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.50%) JUnit
3 4 (12.50%) Mercurial
3 4 (12.50%) Mockito
3 4 (12.50%) MSTest
3 4 (12.50%) NUnit
3 4 (12.50%) WebStorm
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) MSBuild
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
1 5 (15.63%) Publishing
2 4 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Author
2 9 (28.13%) Technical Author
3 7 (21.88%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Programmer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Android Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (3.13%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
6 1 (3.13%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) HTML
2 14 (43.75%) XSLT
3 9 (28.13%) JSON
4 8 (25.00%) REST
5 7 (21.88%) HTML5
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
6 6 (18.75%) jQuery
7 5 (15.63%) Spring
8 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 4 (12.50%) JPA
8 4 (12.50%) LINQ
8 4 (12.50%) WCF
8 4 (12.50%) Web Services
8 4 (12.50%) XML Schema
9 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
9 3 (9.38%) CSS
10 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
10 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (6.25%) WebKit
11 1 (3.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
2 3 (9.38%) Life Science
3 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Performance Analysis
3 7 (21.88%) MVC
4 5 (15.63%) OO
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
5 4 (12.50%) BDD
5 4 (12.50%) BPMN
5 4 (12.50%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (12.50%) Information Security
5 4 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) Biometrics
6 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) SDLC
7 2 (6.25%) Android Development
7 2 (6.25%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) C++
3 9 (28.13%) C
3 9 (28.13%) Python
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
5 4 (12.50%) C#
5 4 (12.50%) Groovy
5 4 (12.50%) Scala
6 3 (9.38%) R
7 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.13%) PHP
8 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.13%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) CDISC
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 8583
3 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.38%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.13%) Embarcadero
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica
3 1 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Talend
3 1 (3.13%) Zend
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