Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 February 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 99 83
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16 -27
Contract jobs citing XML 1,438 2,316 2,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.36% 2.57% 2.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.77% 7.57% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1,530 1,868
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £300
90th Percentile £618 £623 £615
UK median daily rate £455 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 57
England median hourly rate £49.43 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.55% -3.53% +18.06%
10th Percentile £25.68 £22.25 £21.65
90th Percentile £68.75 £58.75 £74.74
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +15.85% -3.53% +14.86%

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 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 18,513 30,591 30,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.36% 33.97% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,864 21,728 21,631
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.70%
10th Percentile £331 £328 £313
90th Percentile £656 £640 £631
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 255 326
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +5.85% +0.38%
10th Percentile £20.65 £18.50 £20.00
90th Percentile £76.75 £60.00 £55.30
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £42.17 £40.15
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.03% +0.38%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in England

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in England

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in England

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in England

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in England

XML
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 XML within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
London +9 625 £500 -2.91% 131
South East -23 240 £425 -5.56% 140
North of England +19 222 £405 -1.82% 134
Midlands -7 141 £425 +5.20% 61
South West -4 133 £475 - 68
West Midlands -4 102 £450 +12.36% 35
Yorkshire +38 93 £400 -5.88% 48
North West -5 86 £425 +3.66% 82
East of England -34 59 £403 -15.93% 47
North East +30 48 £400 -3.61% 4
East Midlands +17 39 £406 +0.56% 26
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for XML.

1 633 (44.02%) SQL
2 600 (41.72%) JSON
3 573 (39.85%) Java
4 559 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
5 479 (33.31%) JavaScript
6 433 (30.11%) Web Services
7 413 (28.72%) HTML
8 391 (27.19%) Oracle
9 378 (26.29%) SQL Server
10 356 (24.76%) REST
11 344 (23.92%) SOAP
12 301 (20.93%) CSS
13 260 (18.08%) C#
14 242 (16.83%) .NET
15 237 (16.48%) Microsoft
16 225 (15.65%) Git (software)
17 218 (15.16%) JIRA
18 215 (14.95%) Security Cleared
19 214 (14.88%) Azure
20 204 (14.19%) Test Automation
21 202 (14.05%) Finance
22 194 (13.49%) DevOps
23 193 (13.42%) Unix
24 189 (13.14%) Jenkins
25 173 (12.03%) Relational Database
26 171 (11.89%) SC Cleared
27 164 (11.40%) Windows
28 163 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
29 155 (10.78%) SOA
30 152 (10.57%) Scrum

XML
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
1 137 (9.53%) Confluence
2 136 (9.46%) WebLogic
3 84 (5.84%) JBoss
4 70 (4.87%) SharePoint
5 59 (4.10%) Red Hat Fuse
6 58 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 52 (3.62%) Tomcat
8 46 (3.20%) Apache
9 44 (3.06%) CMS
10 43 (2.99%) MQSeries
11 38 (2.64%) WebSphere
12 34 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (2.23%) IIS
14 20 (1.39%) Jupyter
15 18 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
16 17 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 17 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
17 11 (0.76%) Mule
17 11 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
18 10 (0.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 59 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.25%) XMetaL
5 10 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.28%) Sketch
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.21%) InDesign
7 3 (0.21%) InVision
8 2 (0.14%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.070%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.070%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.53%) BusinessWorks
3 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.42%) Magento
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.42%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.35%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.35%) Maximo
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
8 4 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
8 4 (0.28%) Shopify
9 3 (0.21%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 214 (14.88%) Azure
2 138 (9.60%) AWS
3 73 (5.08%) GitHub
4 64 (4.45%) SaaS
5 60 (4.17%) Power Platform
6 40 (2.78%) Boomi
7 39 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (2.29%) GCP
8 33 (2.29%) PaaS
9 29 (2.02%) Office 365
10 26 (1.81%) Serverless
11 25 (1.74%) Google Analytics
12 24 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (1.46%) IaaS
14 17 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
14 17 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
15 16 (1.11%) PowerApps
16 13 (0.90%) Adobe Analytics
16 13 (0.90%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 130 (9.04%) HTTP
2 56 (3.89%) SSL
3 30 (2.09%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.32%) FTP
5 18 (1.25%) Internet
6 16 (1.11%) Firewall
6 16 (1.11%) Intranet
7 13 (0.90%) Extranet
8 10 (0.70%) DMZ
9 8 (0.56%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.56%) Network Security
10 7 (0.49%) VoIP
11 6 (0.42%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.42%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.35%) DNS
12 5 (0.35%) LAN
12 5 (0.35%) SMS
12 5 (0.35%) X.500
13 4 (0.28%) CTI
13 4 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 173 (12.03%) Relational Database
3 108 (7.51%) MySQL
4 87 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
5 83 (5.77%) RDBMS
6 77 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (4.94%) NoSQL
7 71 (4.94%) Oracle Database
8 58 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 47 (3.27%) Power BI
10 45 (3.13%) MongoDB
11 41 (2.85%) Big Data
11 41 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (2.71%) Hadoop
13 32 (2.23%) Pentaho
14 31 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 30 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 26 (1.81%) DB2
17 24 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
18 21 (1.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 225 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 218 (15.16%) JIRA
3 189 (13.14%) Jenkins
4 134 (9.32%) Selenium
5 104 (7.23%) JUnit
6 100 (6.95%) Cucumber
7 82 (5.70%) Maven
8 50 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (3.48%) Visual Studio
9 47 (3.27%) Mockito
10 45 (3.13%) Gatling
10 45 (3.13%) Gradle
11 42 (2.92%) SoapUI
12 41 (2.85%) Subversion
13 39 (2.71%) Eclipse
14 38 (2.64%) Ant
15 32 (2.23%) Postman
16 29 (2.02%) Bitbucket
17 26 (1.81%) GitLab
18 19 (1.32%) JMeter
General
1 202 (14.05%) Finance
2 119 (8.28%) Public Sector
3 48 (3.34%) Banking
3 48 (3.34%) Marketing
4 38 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.29%) Publishing
6 32 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.95%) Retail
8 15 (1.04%) Electronics
8 15 (1.04%) Legal
9 14 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.83%) Automotive
12 11 (0.76%) Games
13 10 (0.70%) Front Office
13 10 (0.70%) Law
14 9 (0.63%) Back Office
15 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.49%) Local Government
16 5 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 715 (49.72%) Developer
2 174 (12.10%) Analyst
3 165 (11.47%) Architect
4 138 (9.60%) Java Developer
5 59 (4.10%) .NET Developer
5 59 (4.10%) Data Analyst
6 56 (3.89%) Consultant
7 54 (3.76%) Senior Developer
8 50 (3.48%) Test Analyst
9 47 (3.27%) ServiceNow Developer
10 40 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 37 (2.57%) Software Developer
12 35 (2.43%) Applications Architect
12 35 (2.43%) Tester
13 32 (2.23%) C# Developer
14 31 (2.16%) Designer
14 31 (2.16%) SQL Developer
15 30 (2.09%) Technical Architect
16 29 (2.02%) Applications Developer
16 29 (2.02%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (41.72%) JSON
2 433 (30.11%) Web Services
3 413 (28.72%) HTML
4 356 (24.76%) REST
5 344 (23.92%) SOAP
6 301 (20.93%) CSS
7 242 (16.83%) .NET
8 133 (9.25%) Spring
9 130 (9.04%) RESTful
10 124 (8.62%) HTML5
11 119 (8.28%) XSLT
12 118 (8.21%) Node.js
13 109 (7.58%) Hibernate
14 108 (7.51%) AngularJS
15 83 (5.77%) jQuery
16 80 (5.56%) ASP.NET
17 74 (5.15%) XSD
18 73 (5.08%) J2EE
19 65 (4.52%) Middleware
20 64 (4.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 131 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
3 53 (3.69%) User Experience
4 38 (2.64%) PKI
5 35 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 30 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 27 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 22 (1.53%) Reference Data
9 21 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
13 12 (0.83%) Taxonomies
14 11 (0.76%) NHS
14 11 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.76%) Social Media
15 10 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 193 (13.42%) Unix
2 164 (11.40%) Windows
3 149 (10.36%) Linux
4 35 (2.43%) Android
5 33 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 22 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.32%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.04%) CentOS
10 11 (0.76%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.42%) Solaris
14 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.28%) Debian
15 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
15 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.21%) AIX
16 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (14.19%) Test Automation
3 194 (13.49%) DevOps
4 163 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
5 155 (10.78%) SOA
6 152 (10.57%) Scrum
7 147 (10.22%) Data Modelling
8 132 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
9 127 (8.83%) ETL
10 125 (8.69%) Microservices
11 114 (7.93%) SDLC
12 110 (7.65%) Migration
13 109 (7.58%) TDD
14 107 (7.44%) Waterfall
15 105 (7.30%) Analytics
16 99 (6.88%) Open Source
17 93 (6.47%) Mentoring
18 91 (6.33%) MVC
19 88 (6.12%) BDD
20 86 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 633 (44.02%) SQL
2 573 (39.85%) Java
3 479 (33.31%) JavaScript
4 260 (18.08%) C#
5 137 (9.53%) T-SQL
6 127 (8.83%) PL/SQL
7 104 (7.23%) Python
8 78 (5.42%) PowerShell
9 53 (3.69%) Ruby
10 52 (3.62%) Bash Shell
11 50 (3.48%) Shell Script
12 49 (3.41%) Scala
13 47 (3.27%) XPath
14 42 (2.92%) PHP
15 41 (2.85%) VB.NET
16 39 (2.71%) Perl
17 36 (2.50%) XQuery
18 32 (2.23%) C
19 30 (2.09%) Kotlin
20 24 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 215 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 171 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 133 (9.25%) Degree
4 54 (3.76%) ISEB
5 45 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 42 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 40 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 31 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.49%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.49%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.21%) CCIE
13 3 (0.21%) HND
14 2 (0.14%) CBAP
14 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.070%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.070%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.95%) QA
2 39 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.67%) GDPR
4 22 (1.53%) WCAG
5 16 (1.11%) IFRS
6 14 (0.97%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.76%) SLA
8 5 (0.35%) GxP
9 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.28%) RMADS
10 3 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.21%) HL7
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.21%) MiFID
10 3 (0.21%) NCSC
11 2 (0.14%) EMIR
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (7.51%) Docker
2 65 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.67%) vSphere
4 17 (1.18%) Apache Flume
5 13 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.76%) HDFS
7 9 (0.63%) NDS
7 9 (0.63%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.28%) RACF
9 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.070%) Firmware
11 1 (0.070%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.070%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.070%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.070%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.070%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (1.88%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.81%) Kibana
3 25 (1.74%) Grafana
4 24 (1.67%) Puppet
5 23 (1.60%) Terraform
6 17 (1.18%) PowerCLI
7 13 (0.90%) logstash
7 13 (0.90%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 13 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.90%) SCCM
8 12 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
8 12 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.76%) Nagios
10 9 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
10 9 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 8 (0.56%) Ansible
11 8 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.49%) CFEngine
13 6 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 391 (27.19%) Oracle
2 237 (16.48%) Microsoft
3 82 (5.70%) Red Hat
4 75 (5.22%) MuleSoft
5 70 (4.87%) Google
6 63 (4.38%) webMethods
7 56 (3.89%) Axway
8 55 (3.82%) ServiceNow
9 49 (3.41%) Sybase
10 48 (3.34%) SAP
11 45 (3.13%) IBM
12 41 (2.85%) Dell
13 36 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
14 35 (2.43%) Adobe
15 34 (2.36%) VMware
16 27 (1.88%) TIBCO
17 25 (1.74%) Tableau
18 24 (1.67%) Informatica
19 21 (1.46%) ForgeRock
20 18 (1.25%) Xamarin