The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 30 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.

XML
London / Croydon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 31 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17  
Contract jobs citing XML 3 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.82% 2.57% 9.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.45% 8.64% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 11
Median daily rate £400 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -4.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Croydon with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 55 81 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 33.33% 29.78% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 66 29
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Croydon

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Croydon

For the 6 months to 30 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 Croydon region with a requirement for XML.

1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) iPad
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Groovy
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Hudson
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) Gradle
4 1 (16.67%) Information Governance
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Guidewire

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) Gradle
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Manager
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Insurance Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) Information Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Groovy
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Guidewire
2 1 (16.67%) HP