Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 68 93
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 -44
Contract jobs citing XML 81 20 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.25% 1.63% 2.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.64% 5.97% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 11 60
10th Percentile £343 £305 £300
25th Percentile £425 £373 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% -11.90%
75th Percentile £560 £513 £525
90th Percentile £646 £525 £555
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £47.75 £52.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate £48.50 £55.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.82% +29.41% +28.79%
75th Percentile £54.94 £57.50 £46.50
90th Percentile £65.18 " "
England median hourly rate £65.50 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +19.09% +10.00% +23.46%

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 518 335 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.80% 27.35% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 234 660
10th Percentile £325 £279 £325
25th Percentile £400 £359 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £525
90th Percentile £601 £572 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 11
10th Percentile £11.43 £37.25 £41.00
25th Percentile £26.62 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £47.25 £50.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.50% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £49.88 £57.50 £46.88
90th Percentile £59.68 £66.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +8.15%

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 25 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XML in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 25 October 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
Essex +14 43 £475 -2.56% 6
Hertfordshire -20 20 £550 +25.71% 12
Cambridgeshire -16 14 £450 +3.75% 7
Suffolk - 3 £550 - 1
Norfolk -13 1 £400 +33.33% 5
XML
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 40 (49.38%) Java
2 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.04%) SQL
4 29 (35.80%) JSON
5 26 (32.10%) Git (software)
6 25 (30.86%) Spring
7 24 (29.63%) Test Automation
8 23 (28.40%) Oracle
9 22 (27.16%) JavaScript
9 22 (27.16%) REST
9 22 (27.16%) DevOps
10 19 (23.46%) Spring Boot
10 19 (23.46%) JIRA
10 19 (23.46%) HTML
11 18 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 18 (22.22%) Confluence
11 18 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (20.99%) Social Skills
13 16 (19.75%) RESTful
13 16 (19.75%) SOAP
14 15 (18.52%) JMeter
14 15 (18.52%) Web Services
14 15 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (18.52%) Computer Science
14 15 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
15 14 (17.28%) Public Sector
15 14 (17.28%) Docker
15 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (17.28%) Selenium
15 14 (17.28%) Unix

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 18 (22.22%) Confluence
2 8 (9.88%) OpenStack
3 5 (6.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.70%) JBoss
5 2 (2.47%) Apache
5 2 (2.47%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) FrameMaker
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.47%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Azure
2 7 (8.64%) AWS
3 4 (4.94%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.70%) Serverless
4 3 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (2.47%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.47%) GitHub
5 2 (2.47%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) 3GPP
1 6 (7.41%) SGSN
1 6 (7.41%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (1.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.17%) MySQL
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.70%) SQLPlus
7 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.47%) Data Mart
7 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.47%) DB2
7 2 (2.47%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.47%) Pentaho
7 2 (2.47%) QlikView
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Git (software)
2 19 (23.46%) JIRA
3 15 (18.52%) JMeter
4 14 (17.28%) Selenium
5 13 (16.05%) Jenkins
6 10 (12.35%) SoapUI
7 9 (11.11%) Cucumber
8 6 (7.41%) IntelliJ
8 6 (7.41%) Postman
8 6 (7.41%) REST Assured
9 5 (6.17%) Gerrit
10 4 (4.94%) Checkstyle
10 4 (4.94%) JProfiler
10 4 (4.94%) SonarQube
11 3 (3.70%) Gatling
11 3 (3.70%) JUnit
12 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.23%) Moq
13 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 17 (20.99%) Social Skills
2 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.28%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.41%) Publishing
4 5 (6.17%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (4.94%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (4.94%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (4.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.70%) Banking
6 3 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.47%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.47%) Retail
8 1 (1.23%) Billing
8 1 (1.23%) Finance
8 1 (1.23%) Law
8 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Developer
2 11 (13.58%) Tester
3 10 (12.35%) Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) Software Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Python Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Tester
6 5 (6.17%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.94%) .NET Software Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.94%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Python Software Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Author
8 3 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (3.70%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Author
8 3 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.80%) JSON
2 25 (30.86%) Spring
3 22 (27.16%) REST
4 19 (23.46%) HTML
4 19 (23.46%) Spring Boot
5 16 (19.75%) RESTful
5 16 (19.75%) SOAP
6 15 (18.52%) Web Services
7 14 (17.28%) CSS
8 11 (13.58%) HTML5
8 11 (13.58%) XSLT
9 10 (12.35%) .NET
10 9 (11.11%) SAX
10 9 (11.11%) Spring WebFlux
10 9 (11.11%) Thymeleaf
10 9 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (8.64%) WSDL
12 6 (7.41%) Middleware
12 6 (7.41%) WPF
12 6 (7.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 6 (7.41%) Derivative
2 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.17%) NHS
2 5 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.70%) Biotechnology
3 3 (3.70%) Cloud Native
3 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.47%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.23%) Kindle
5 1 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Unix
2 13 (16.05%) Linux
3 8 (9.88%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) Test Automation
3 22 (27.16%) DevOps
4 18 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 15 (18.52%) Computer Science
5 15 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
6 13 (16.05%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (14.81%) Microservices
7 12 (14.81%) Open Source
8 10 (12.35%) Scrum
9 9 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 9 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 9 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 8 (9.88%) BDD
10 8 (9.88%) Coaching
10 8 (9.88%) Critical Thinking
11 7 (8.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 40 (49.38%) Java
2 30 (37.04%) SQL
3 22 (27.16%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.05%) Python
5 12 (14.81%) C
5 12 (14.81%) C++
6 9 (11.11%) C#
7 8 (9.88%) Java 8
8 7 (8.64%) Java 11
8 7 (8.64%) Scala
9 6 (7.41%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Degree
2 9 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (6.17%) Master's Degree
4 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) ISEB
5 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) OASIS TOSCA
3 4 (4.94%) SLA
4 3 (3.70%) HL7
5 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (17.28%) Docker
2 6 (7.41%) KVM
2 6 (7.41%) LXC
2 6 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (16.05%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.41%) Cloudify
2 6 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (7.41%) Grafana
2 6 (7.41%) Juju
2 6 (7.41%) Prometheus
3 5 (6.17%) Data Guard
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (3.70%) Terraform
5 2 (2.47%) Ansible
5 2 (2.47%) Puppet
5 2 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (28.40%) Oracle
2 8 (9.88%) Adobe
3 6 (7.41%) Cisco
3 6 (7.41%) Ericsson
3 6 (7.41%) Juniper
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.41%) Mirantis
3 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.70%) SAP
5 2 (2.47%) IBM
5 2 (2.47%) Pega
5 2 (2.47%) Serena
5 2 (2.47%) webMethods
5 2 (2.47%) WSO2
5 2 (2.47%) Xerox
6 1 (1.23%) Canon
6 1 (1.23%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.23%) Samsung
6 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow