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 28 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
London / Croydon
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 35 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17  
Contract jobs citing XML 10 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.69% 2.85% 6.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.35% 7.14% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Median daily rate £431 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.29% +55.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.23
% change year-on-year +23.07% -10.28%  

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 107 98 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 50.23% 39.84% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 294 80
Median daily rate £513 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £513 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Croydon

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Croydon over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Croydon

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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 28 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 Croydon region with a requirement for XML.

1 10 (76.92%) Scrum
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) REST
4 6 (46.15%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) J2EE
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) Spring
5 5 (38.46%) Maven
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) VBScript
5 5 (38.46%) OO
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) Kanban
6 4 (30.77%) DbUnit
6 4 (30.77%) Mockito
6 4 (30.77%) PowerMock
6 4 (30.77%) Apache Camel
6 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
6 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
6 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 4 (30.77%) SOAP

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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 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
2 3 (23.08%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (23.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (23.08%) Star Schema
3 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
2 4 (30.77%) DbUnit
2 4 (30.77%) jMock
2 4 (30.77%) JUnit
2 4 (30.77%) Mockito
2 4 (30.77%) SonarQube
3 2 (15.38%) Gradle
4 1 (7.69%) Ant
4 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.69%) Hudson
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Data Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) BPM Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) CRM Manager
5 1 (7.69%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Developer
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) REST
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) J2EE
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Spring
4 4 (30.77%) Apache Camel
4 4 (30.77%) PowerMock
4 4 (30.77%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (15.38%) DHTML
6 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery
7 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) BDD
2 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) OO
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) Kanban
3 4 (30.77%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Optimisation
5 2 (15.38%) CQRS
5 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) VBScript
4 3 (23.08%) AWK
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) SAS Macro
4 3 (23.08%) sed
5 2 (15.38%) Go
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 2 (15.38%) Scala
5 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Greenplum
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle