Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 January 2021 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 101 60
Rank change year-on-year +37 -41 -24
Contract jobs citing XML 32 67 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.20% 1.88% 3.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.01% 8.55% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 125
Median daily rate £500 £425 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -11.92% +1.58%
10th Percentile £417 £263 £291
90th Percentile £550 £550 £600
England median daily rate £488 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £59.00 - £25.17
10th Percentile £57.00 - £12.35
90th Percentile £61.00 - £57.62
England median hourly rate £58.00 £50.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year +15.42% +22.56% -0.30%

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 the East of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 355 784 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.38% 21.97% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 516 805
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £319 £313
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £490 £500 £495
% change year-on-year -2.00% +1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £49.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +6.45% +16.25%
10th Percentile £35.40 £41.30 £20.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £59.08 £66.81
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £41.85
% change year-on-year -2.17% +9.93% +4.61%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing XML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the East of England

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for XML in the East of England

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XML in the East of England

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for XML in the East of England

XML
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +32 16 £513 +13.89% 12
Essex -3 13 £490 +10.68% 3
Cambridgeshire +39 2 £500 +25.00% 3
Norfolk +9 1 £375 +92.31% 6
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for XML.

1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 17 (53.13%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) JSON
3 11 (34.38%) MySQL
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) SOAP
4 9 (28.13%) Linux
5 8 (25.00%) UML
5 8 (25.00%) J2EE
5 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.00%) Docker
6 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) AWS
6 7 (21.88%) QA
6 7 (21.88%) JSP
6 7 (21.88%) Kubernetes
7 6 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (18.75%) Amazon Aurora
7 6 (18.75%) Servlets
7 6 (18.75%) Web Services
7 6 (18.75%) Unix
7 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (18.75%) JIRA
7 6 (18.75%) Open Source
7 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 6 (18.75%) REST
7 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
8 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
8 5 (15.63%) Waterfall

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 3 (9.38%) JBoss
3 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Domino
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Anypoint
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (6.25%) Magento
3 1 (3.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) AWS
2 5 (15.63%) Power Platform
3 3 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (9.38%) Azure
3 3 (9.38%) SaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (3.13%) GitHub
4 1 (3.13%) iPaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) 3GPP
1 4 (12.50%) SGSN
1 4 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) MySQL
2 6 (18.75%) Amazon Aurora
3 5 (15.63%) Power BI
3 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
5 2 (6.25%) Impala
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.25%) Parquet
5 2 (6.25%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.25%) Spotfire
5 2 (6.25%) Tableau
6 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.13%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.13%) Ingres
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (3.13%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
2 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
3 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.38%) JMeter
4 3 (9.38%) REST Assured
4 3 (9.38%) Selenium
5 2 (6.25%) Gradle
5 2 (6.25%) Subversion
5 2 (6.25%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.13%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.13%) Log4j
6 1 (3.13%) Maven
6 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.13%) Mockito
6 1 (3.13%) Moq
6 1 (3.13%) MSTest
6 1 (3.13%) NUnit
6 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Database Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (6.25%) ERP Architect
5 2 (6.25%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Android Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) JSON
2 9 (28.13%) SOAP
3 8 (25.00%) J2EE
4 7 (21.88%) JSP
5 6 (18.75%) REST
5 6 (18.75%) Servlets
5 6 (18.75%) Web Services
6 5 (15.63%) XML Schema
6 5 (15.63%) XSLT
7 4 (12.50%) Spine.js
7 4 (12.50%) YAML
8 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
8 3 (9.38%) CSS
8 3 (9.38%) EDI
8 3 (9.38%) HTML
8 3 (9.38%) RESTful
9 2 (6.25%) .NET
9 2 (6.25%) Middleware
9 2 (6.25%) Spring
9 2 (6.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Cloud Native
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.50%) Derivative
2 2 (6.25%) VSAM
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.13%) Semantic Web
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) VME
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (25.00%) UML
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (18.75%) Open Source
5 5 (15.63%) API Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
5 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
6 4 (12.50%) Test Management
7 3 (9.38%) ERP
7 3 (9.38%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) SOA
7 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) C++
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) Groovy
5 1 (3.13%) Java 8
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Scala
5 1 (3.13%) SHACL
5 1 (3.13%) SPARQL
5 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Docker
2 6 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (12.50%) KVM
3 4 (12.50%) LXC
3 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) HDFS
5 1 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Kubernetes
2 4 (12.50%) Cloudify
2 4 (12.50%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (12.50%) Grafana
2 4 (12.50%) Juju
2 4 (12.50%) Prometheus
3 2 (6.25%) Ansible
3 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) Oozie
4 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 4 (12.50%) Juniper
2 4 (12.50%) Mirantis
2 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Cloudera
3 2 (6.25%) hybris
3 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.25%) WSO2
3 2 (6.25%) Xerox
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Serena
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) Twitter