Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 101 84
Rank change year-on-year +2 -17 -30
Contract jobs citing XML 1,271 2,244 2,731
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.33% 2.53% 2.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.68% 7.63% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 1,545 1,846
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £611 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 43 53
Median hourly rate £48.85 £44.92 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.76% +9.55% +13.89%
10th Percentile £23.27 £24.10 £17.72
90th Percentile £68.75 £59.50 £79.58
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +9.33%

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 16,554 29,428 30,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.40% 33.24% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,344 20,935 21,651
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £335 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 273 312
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.23%
10th Percentile £20.88 £18.50 £18.28
90th Percentile £69.13 £60.00 £58.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.54%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in England

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for XML in England

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in England

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for XML in England

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XML in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 -5 559 £500 -4.03% 97
South East -3 221 £445 +1.71% 83
North of England -5 173 £401 -5.59% 61
Midlands +13 134 £450 +12.50% 32
South West -7 104 £475 - 33
West Midlands +17 90 £450 +12.50% 17
North West -13 75 £425 - 35
Yorkshire +27 70 £400 -11.11% 22
East of England -16 69 £428 -11.40% 26
East Midlands +35 44 £431 -1.43% 15
North East +19 33 £405 +1.25% 4
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 575 (45.24%) SQL
2 545 (42.88%) Java
3 541 (42.56%) JSON
4 512 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
5 391 (30.76%) Oracle
6 385 (30.29%) JavaScript
7 384 (30.21%) Web Services
8 360 (28.32%) HTML
9 355 (27.93%) SOAP
10 333 (26.20%) REST
11 327 (25.73%) SQL Server
12 252 (19.83%) CSS
13 232 (18.25%) C#
14 217 (17.07%) .NET
15 214 (16.84%) Git (software)
16 205 (16.13%) Finance
17 204 (16.05%) Microsoft
18 198 (15.58%) JIRA
19 185 (14.56%) Unix
20 183 (14.40%) Security Cleared
21 180 (14.16%) Test Automation
22 176 (13.85%) Azure
23 173 (13.61%) DevOps
24 165 (12.98%) Windows
25 160 (12.59%) Jenkins
26 159 (12.51%) SOA
27 153 (12.04%) SC Cleared
28 148 (11.64%) Linux
28 148 (11.64%) XSLT
29 143 (11.25%) Relational Database

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 (10.78%) WebLogic
2 125 (9.83%) Confluence
3 80 (6.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 79 (6.22%) JBoss
5 76 (5.98%) Red Hat Fuse
6 66 (5.19%) SharePoint
7 56 (4.41%) Tomcat
8 44 (3.46%) WebSphere
9 43 (3.38%) MQSeries
10 42 (3.30%) Apache
11 35 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
11 35 (2.75%) IIS
12 31 (2.44%) CMS
13 23 (1.81%) Oracle Service Bus
14 20 (1.57%) Mule
15 17 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 17 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 15 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (1.10%) Jupyter
18 9 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 54 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.31%) XMetaL
6 3 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.24%) Sketch
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.16%) InDesign
7 2 (0.16%) InVision
7 2 (0.16%) MadCap Flare
8 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.65%) BusinessWorks
3 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.55%) Magento
6 7 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.39%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.39%) Maximo
8 5 (0.39%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.31%) SAP FI-CA
9 4 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
9 4 (0.31%) Shopify
9 4 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 176 (13.85%) Azure
2 117 (9.21%) AWS
3 58 (4.56%) GitHub
4 53 (4.17%) Power Platform
5 52 (4.09%) SaaS
6 34 (2.68%) Boomi
7 28 (2.20%) PaaS
8 27 (2.12%) GCP
9 23 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (1.73%) Office 365
11 20 (1.57%) Serverless
12 18 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.42%) Google Analytics
13 14 (1.10%) IaaS
13 14 (1.10%) PowerApps
14 13 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
14 13 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
16 9 (0.71%) Apigee
16 9 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 116 (9.13%) HTTP
2 43 (3.38%) SSL
3 26 (2.05%) FTP
4 24 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.57%) Firewall
6 16 (1.26%) Intranet
7 15 (1.18%) Internet
8 12 (0.94%) Extranet
8 12 (0.94%) LAN
9 10 (0.79%) DMZ
10 9 (0.71%) Network Security
11 8 (0.63%) Kerberos
12 7 (0.55%) Broadband
12 7 (0.55%) WAN
12 7 (0.55%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.47%) DNS
13 6 (0.47%) SMS
13 6 (0.47%) SNMP
13 6 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (25.73%) SQL Server
2 143 (11.25%) Relational Database
3 88 (6.92%) MySQL
4 80 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (5.59%) RDBMS
6 66 (5.19%) NoSQL
7 62 (4.88%) Oracle Database
8 47 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (3.30%) Power BI
11 36 (2.83%) Big Data
12 35 (2.75%) Hadoop
12 35 (2.75%) MongoDB
13 31 (2.44%) Pentaho
13 31 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.81%) DB2
16 22 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 214 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 198 (15.58%) JIRA
3 160 (12.59%) Jenkins
4 104 (8.18%) Selenium
5 92 (7.24%) JUnit
6 84 (6.61%) Maven
7 74 (5.82%) Cucumber
8 62 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (3.86%) Visual Studio
10 45 (3.54%) Eclipse
10 45 (3.54%) SoapUI
11 44 (3.46%) Gradle
12 43 (3.38%) Mockito
13 41 (3.23%) Postman
14 34 (2.68%) Ant
15 27 (2.12%) Subversion
16 26 (2.05%) Bitbucket
17 24 (1.89%) Gatling
18 18 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
19 16 (1.26%) JMeter
General
1 205 (16.13%) Finance
2 109 (8.58%) Public Sector
3 55 (4.33%) Marketing
4 54 (4.25%) Banking
5 50 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.28%) Electronics
8 27 (2.12%) Publishing
9 23 (1.81%) Retail
10 20 (1.57%) Investment Banking
11 15 (1.18%) Legal
12 13 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.94%) Law
14 10 (0.79%) Games
14 10 (0.79%) Local Government
15 9 (0.71%) Automotive
16 8 (0.63%) Back Office
17 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.47%) Front Office
17 6 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 587 (46.18%) Developer
2 161 (12.67%) Architect
3 154 (12.12%) Analyst
4 112 (8.81%) Java Developer
5 58 (4.56%) Consultant
5 58 (4.56%) Data Analyst
6 52 (4.09%) .NET Developer
6 52 (4.09%) Senior Developer
7 36 (2.83%) Applications Architect
8 35 (2.75%) C# Developer
9 33 (2.60%) Business Analyst
9 33 (2.60%) Test Analyst
10 31 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 30 (2.36%) ServiceNow Developer
11 30 (2.36%) Software Developer
11 30 (2.36%) Technical Architect
12 29 (2.28%) Tester
13 25 (1.97%) Designer
13 25 (1.97%) Lead Developer
14 24 (1.89%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (42.56%) JSON
2 384 (30.21%) Web Services
3 360 (28.32%) HTML
4 355 (27.93%) SOAP
5 333 (26.20%) REST
6 252 (19.83%) CSS
7 217 (17.07%) .NET
8 148 (11.64%) XSLT
9 129 (10.15%) Spring
10 120 (9.44%) RESTful
11 99 (7.79%) HTML5
12 98 (7.71%) Hibernate
13 92 (7.24%) AngularJS
14 84 (6.61%) jQuery
14 84 (6.61%) Node.js
15 80 (6.29%) Apache Camel
16 74 (5.82%) J2EE
16 74 (5.82%) Middleware
16 74 (5.82%) XSD
17 69 (5.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (3.86%) User Experience
4 36 (2.83%) PKI
5 31 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (1.65%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.49%) Reference Data
10 17 (1.34%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (0.94%) NHS
12 12 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (0.87%) Social Media
14 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.79%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.71%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.71%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 185 (14.56%) Unix
2 165 (12.98%) Windows
3 148 (11.64%) Linux
4 32 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 27 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.97%) Windows 10
8 24 (1.89%) Android
9 17 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.71%) CentOS
11 8 (0.63%) AIX
11 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.16%) Debian
16 2 (0.16%) OpenVMS
16 2 (0.16%) Solaris
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (14.16%) Test Automation
3 173 (13.61%) DevOps
4 159 (12.51%) SOA
5 142 (11.17%) Scrum
6 140 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
7 136 (10.70%) Data Modelling
8 131 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
9 121 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 120 (9.44%) SDLC
11 110 (8.65%) TDD
12 108 (8.50%) ETL
13 106 (8.34%) Microservices
14 103 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
15 101 (7.95%) Migration
16 94 (7.40%) Analytics
17 86 (6.77%) MVC
18 80 (6.29%) Project Management
18 80 (6.29%) Web Development
19 76 (5.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 575 (45.24%) SQL
2 545 (42.88%) Java
3 385 (30.29%) JavaScript
4 232 (18.25%) C#
5 138 (10.86%) PL/SQL
6 134 (10.54%) T-SQL
7 98 (7.71%) Python
8 86 (6.77%) PowerShell
9 63 (4.96%) XPath
10 58 (4.56%) Shell Script
11 43 (3.38%) Ruby
11 43 (3.38%) VB.NET
12 40 (3.15%) PHP
13 38 (2.99%) Bash Shell
14 34 (2.68%) Scala
15 31 (2.44%) C
16 29 (2.28%) C++
16 29 (2.28%) Perl
17 28 (2.20%) XQuery
18 23 (1.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 183 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 153 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 115 (9.05%) Degree
4 44 (3.46%) DV Cleared
5 41 (3.23%) ISEB
6 35 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (2.75%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.71%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.63%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.39%) MCITP
14 4 (0.31%) MCAD
14 4 (0.31%) MCPD
15 3 (0.24%) CCIE
15 3 (0.24%) HND
16 2 (0.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.24%) QA
2 36 (2.83%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.97%) GDPR
4 17 (1.34%) IFRS
5 15 (1.18%) Solvency II
5 15 (1.18%) WCAG
6 8 (0.63%) SLA
7 7 (0.55%) GxP
8 4 (0.31%) HL7
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.31%) MiFID
8 4 (0.31%) RMADS
9 3 (0.24%) EMIR
9 3 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.24%) NCSC
10 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (7.24%) Docker
2 61 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.97%) vSphere
4 17 (1.34%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.47%) HDFS
6 6 (0.47%) NDS
6 6 (0.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 6 (0.47%) NFS
6 6 (0.47%) RACF
7 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.079%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.079%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.079%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.079%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (2.36%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.89%) PowerCLI
3 22 (1.73%) Terraform
4 19 (1.49%) Puppet
5 17 (1.34%) Grafana
5 17 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (1.26%) Kibana
7 13 (1.02%) SCCM
8 12 (0.94%) Nagios
8 12 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
10 8 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
11 7 (0.55%) CFEngine
11 7 (0.55%) logstash
11 7 (0.55%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 7 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.47%) Control-M
13 4 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 391 (30.76%) Oracle
2 204 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 88 (6.92%) Red Hat
4 77 (6.06%) SAP
5 68 (5.35%) MuleSoft
6 54 (4.25%) IBM
7 52 (4.09%) Google
8 51 (4.01%) Sybase
9 47 (3.70%) Axway
10 46 (3.62%) webMethods
11 37 (2.91%) VMware
12 35 (2.75%) ServiceNow
13 34 (2.68%) Dell
14 33 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
15 31 (2.44%) Adobe
16 25 (1.97%) TIBCO
17 24 (1.89%) Talend
18 22 (1.73%) WSO2
19 21 (1.65%) Informatica
19 21 (1.65%) Tableau