Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SPML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SPML over the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 841 835
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing SPML 8 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.047% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
England median daily rate £613 £480 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.60% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £419 £402 £370
90th Percentile £750 £614 £650
UK median daily rate £613 £480 £600
% change year-on-year +27.60% -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 29787 29761 29683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.33% 30.48% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21082 20867 20518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 350 482
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.07% +10.22%
10th Percentile £18.68 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £54.66
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

SPML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SPML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SPML in England

SPML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SPML in England

SPML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SPML in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SPML in England

SPML
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPML within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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
South East +6 4 £438 -
London +1 4 £750 +56.25%
SPML
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SPML 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 England region with a requirement for SPML.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) SOAP
2 6 (75.00%) Workflow
2 6 (75.00%) Identity Access Management
3 5 (62.50%) BeanShell
3 5 (62.50%) SailPoint
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) LDAP
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
5 2 (25.00%) Servlets
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) NetBeans
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) G Suite
6 1 (12.50%) OpenDJ
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Google
6 1 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) JAX-WS
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) OAuth
6 1 (12.50%) Apache CXF
6 1 (12.50%) SaaS
6 1 (12.50%) XACML
6 1 (12.50%) OpenID
6 1 (12.50%) ForgeRock

SPML
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) G Suite
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) SailPoint
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) JSP
4 2 (25.00%) Servlets
5 1 (12.50%) Apache CXF
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) JAX-WS
5 1 (12.50%) JMS
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (12.50%) OAuth
5 1 (12.50%) OpenID
5 1 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) SAML
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Identity Access Management
1 6 (75.00%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) BeanShell
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) OpenAM
1 1 (12.50%) OpenDJ
1 1 (12.50%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) ForgeRock
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com