Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 102 82
Rank change year-on-year -11 -20 -15
Contract jobs citing XML 664 1,974 2,797
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.13% 2.38% 2.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.88% 7.42% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 1,361 1,858
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £318 £333 £313
90th Percentile £647 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 54
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +16.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £34.60 £35.00 £18.04
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.75 £58.50
UK median hourly rate £42.39 £44.92 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.63% +9.55% +2.50%

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 9,652 26,592 32,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.89% 32.00% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,537 18,739 23,152
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £345 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 273 338
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +8.39% +3.79%
10th Percentile £23.30 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £64.95 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £41.46
% change year-on-year -19.92% +5.43% +3.64%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 -25 257 £518 -1.43% 54
South East +5 117 £486 +14.41% 37
Midlands +32 91 £435 -3.33% 25
West Midlands +22 74 £435 -3.33% 11
South West +7 66 £525 +10.53% 20
North of England -3 66 £425 +1.19% 47
East of England +15 46 £525 +5.00% 14
North West +15 42 £450 +5.88% 23
Yorkshire +16 19 £403 -6.67% 20
East Midlands +36 17 £500 +25.00% 14
North East +10 5 £469 +17.19% 4
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 331 (49.85%) Java
2 304 (45.78%) SQL
3 295 (44.43%) JSON
4 277 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
5 253 (38.10%) Oracle
6 234 (35.24%) Web Services
7 218 (32.83%) SOAP
8 212 (31.93%) JavaScript
9 197 (29.67%) HTML
10 186 (28.01%) REST
11 138 (20.78%) SQL Server
12 134 (20.18%) Windows
13 133 (20.03%) CSS
13 133 (20.03%) Git (software)
14 131 (19.73%) XSLT
15 126 (18.98%) Finance
16 125 (18.83%) .NET
17 119 (17.92%) Security Cleared
18 117 (17.62%) C#
18 117 (17.62%) SOA
19 116 (17.47%) Microsoft
20 112 (16.87%) Unix
21 107 (16.11%) JIRA
22 106 (15.96%) Test Automation
22 106 (15.96%) Scrum
23 104 (15.66%) Linux
24 102 (15.36%) TDD
24 102 (15.36%) Jenkins
24 102 (15.36%) DevOps
25 97 (14.61%) SC Cleared

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 93 (14.01%) WebLogic
2 68 (10.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 65 (9.79%) Confluence
4 58 (8.73%) Red Hat Fuse
5 57 (8.58%) Tomcat
6 52 (7.83%) Mule
7 51 (7.68%) JBoss
8 40 (6.02%) Oracle Service Bus
9 34 (5.12%) Apache
9 34 (5.12%) SharePoint
10 24 (3.61%) WebSphere
11 23 (3.46%) IIS
12 12 (1.81%) CMS
13 11 (1.66%) MQSeries
14 10 (1.51%) AquaLogic
14 10 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (1.05%) Apache Spark
17 6 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 40 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.81%) InfoPath
5 9 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.30%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.15%) Figma
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.26%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (2.11%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (1.20%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (1.05%) Maximo
4 7 (1.05%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.60%) SunGard Martini
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle iSupplier
8 3 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (13.55%) Azure
2 63 (9.49%) AWS
3 29 (4.37%) Power Platform
4 28 (4.22%) SaaS
5 26 (3.92%) GitHub
6 25 (3.77%) PaaS
7 16 (2.41%) Serverless
8 13 (1.96%) Logic Apps
9 11 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.66%) IaaS
10 10 (1.51%) Kong
11 9 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (1.20%) Apigee
12 8 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.20%) Boomi
12 8 (1.20%) GCP
12 8 (1.20%) OpenShift
13 7 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (1.05%) Office 365
14 6 (0.90%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.63%) HTTP
2 21 (3.16%) FTP
3 15 (2.26%) SSL
4 11 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.51%) DNS
6 9 (1.36%) LAN
7 8 (1.20%) Firewall
7 8 (1.20%) SNMP
7 8 (1.20%) SSH
8 5 (0.75%) Broadband
8 5 (0.75%) Internet
8 5 (0.75%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.75%) VPN
8 5 (0.75%) WAN
8 5 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.60%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.60%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.60%) Wireless
9 4 (0.60%) WLAN
10 3 (0.45%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 64 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 63 (9.49%) MySQL
4 51 (7.68%) Relational Database
5 40 (6.02%) NoSQL
6 37 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (4.97%) MongoDB
8 30 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 28 (4.22%) Power BI
10 27 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (3.16%) Hadoop
13 19 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
14 18 (2.71%) Big Data
14 18 (2.71%) DB2
14 18 (2.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (1.96%) RDBMS
17 12 (1.81%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 133 (20.03%) Git (software)
2 107 (16.11%) JIRA
3 102 (15.36%) Jenkins
4 89 (13.40%) Maven
5 57 (8.58%) Selenium
6 50 (7.53%) JUnit
7 49 (7.38%) Cucumber
7 49 (7.38%) Visual Studio
8 46 (6.93%) Subversion
9 39 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 37 (5.57%) Postman
11 34 (5.12%) SoapUI
12 32 (4.82%) Eclipse
13 30 (4.52%) Toad
14 26 (3.92%) Ant
15 19 (2.86%) Mockito
16 18 (2.71%) Oracle APEX
17 17 (2.56%) JMeter
18 16 (2.41%) Gradle
18 16 (2.41%) jMock
General
1 126 (18.98%) Finance
2 85 (12.80%) Public Sector
3 51 (7.68%) Banking
4 46 (6.93%) Manufacturing
5 43 (6.48%) Telecoms
6 41 (6.17%) Marketing
7 36 (5.42%) Electronics
8 28 (4.22%) Investment Banking
9 18 (2.71%) Retail
10 9 (1.36%) Back Office
11 7 (1.05%) Front Office
12 5 (0.75%) Law
12 5 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.60%) Games
13 4 (0.60%) Legal
13 4 (0.60%) Military
13 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 308 (46.39%) Developer
2 91 (13.70%) Java Developer
3 88 (13.25%) Architect
4 51 (7.68%) Analyst
5 43 (6.48%) Senior Developer
6 42 (6.33%) Consultant
7 30 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 26 (3.92%) Integration Developer
9 24 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 23 (3.46%) .NET Developer
11 18 (2.71%) C# Developer
11 18 (2.71%) Senior Integration Developer
12 16 (2.41%) Business Analyst
12 16 (2.41%) Lead Developer
12 16 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
12 16 (2.41%) Tester
13 15 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (2.26%) Test Analyst
14 14 (2.11%) Test Engineer
15 13 (1.96%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (44.43%) JSON
2 234 (35.24%) Web Services
3 218 (32.83%) SOAP
4 197 (29.67%) HTML
5 186 (28.01%) REST
6 133 (20.03%) CSS
7 131 (19.73%) XSLT
8 125 (18.83%) .NET
9 95 (14.31%) RESTful
10 89 (13.40%) Middleware
10 89 (13.40%) Spring
11 66 (9.94%) jQuery
12 65 (9.79%) Apache Camel
13 48 (7.23%) AngularJS
14 47 (7.08%) Swagger
15 45 (6.78%) XSD
16 43 (6.48%) J2EE
17 41 (6.17%) Hibernate
18 37 (5.57%) ASP.NET
18 37 (5.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.26%) User Experience
5 13 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.81%) Derivative
7 11 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.51%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.36%) PKI
9 9 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.05%) CMDB
11 7 (1.05%) W3C
12 5 (0.75%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.75%) NHS
13 4 (0.60%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 134 (20.18%) Windows
2 112 (16.87%) Unix
3 104 (15.66%) Linux
4 24 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.26%) Android
7 11 (1.66%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.20%) AIX
10 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.90%) CentOS
11 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.75%) Debian
12 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.75%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.45%) VMS
14 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (17.62%) SOA
3 106 (15.96%) Scrum
3 106 (15.96%) Test Automation
4 102 (15.36%) DevOps
4 102 (15.36%) TDD
5 90 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (12.20%) Microservices
7 81 (12.20%) SDLC
8 72 (10.84%) Migration
9 64 (9.64%) Unit Testing
10 60 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
11 53 (7.98%) BDD
11 53 (7.98%) Software Engineering
12 52 (7.83%) ERP
12 52 (7.83%) UML
13 47 (7.08%) Kanban
14 46 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
15 44 (6.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 331 (49.85%) Java
2 304 (45.78%) SQL
3 212 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 117 (17.62%) C#
5 79 (11.90%) PL/SQL
6 58 (8.73%) Python
7 56 (8.43%) PowerShell
8 54 (8.13%) T-SQL
9 44 (6.63%) XPath
10 39 (5.87%) C
11 33 (4.97%) C++
12 30 (4.52%) Shell Script
13 28 (4.22%) Perl
14 23 (3.46%) VB
15 19 (2.86%) Bash Shell
16 17 (2.56%) PHP
17 16 (2.41%) VB.NET
18 14 (2.11%) Scala
18 14 (2.11%) VBA
19 13 (1.96%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 119 (17.92%) Security Cleared
2 97 (14.61%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.42%) Degree
4 31 (4.67%) DV Cleared
4 31 (4.67%) ISEB
5 30 (4.52%) ISTQB
6 21 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.05%) MCITP
11 6 (0.90%) MCAD
11 6 (0.90%) MCPD
12 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.60%) MCSD
13 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.30%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.17%) QA
2 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.90%) HL7
3 6 (0.90%) SLA
4 4 (0.60%) PMO
4 4 (0.60%) WCAG
5 3 (0.45%) GxP
5 3 (0.45%) IFRS
5 3 (0.45%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.30%) GDPR
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.30%) MiFID
6 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.15%) CDISC
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 46 (6.93%) Docker
2 34 (5.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.81%) vSphere
4 9 (1.36%) RACF
5 8 (1.20%) HDFS
5 8 (1.20%) NFS
5 8 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.45%) NDS
6 3 (0.45%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.96%) Puppet
3 12 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (1.66%) Rancher
5 9 (1.36%) PowerCLI
6 7 (1.05%) Data Guard
6 7 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.75%) Ansible
7 5 (0.75%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 5 (0.75%) Salt
8 4 (0.60%) Control-M
8 4 (0.60%) Grafana
8 4 (0.60%) Oozie
8 4 (0.60%) Terraform
9 3 (0.45%) Forum Sentry
9 3 (0.45%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.45%) Kibana
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Statspack
9 3 (0.45%) SCCM
10 2 (0.30%) Istio
Vendors
1 253 (38.10%) Oracle
2 116 (17.47%) Microsoft
3 78 (11.75%) SAP
4 48 (7.23%) IBM
5 37 (5.57%) Red Hat
6 33 (4.97%) WSO2
7 30 (4.52%) Sybase
8 28 (4.22%) MuleSoft
9 26 (3.92%) Atlassian
10 24 (3.61%) Talend
10 24 (3.61%) webMethods
11 19 (2.86%) VMware
12 17 (2.56%) CheckPoint
12 17 (2.56%) HP
12 17 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (2.41%) Informatica
14 14 (2.11%) ServiceNow
15 13 (1.96%) Google
15 13 (1.96%) IFS
15 13 (1.96%) Tableau