Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 75 54
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 2,704 2,956 3,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.83% 3.12% 3.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.05% 9.59% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,765 1,928 2,555
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £312 £291
90th Percentile £617 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 79 67
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26.28 £21.80 £20.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £63.75 £58.22
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60% +24.55%

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 33,610 30,839 30,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.23% 32.56% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,957 21,926 21,290
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 371 354
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.10 £18.75 £14.50
90th Percentile £58.60 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -35 1,110 £500 - 210
South East -5 545 £440 +3.53% 198
North of England +1 332 £400 +2.56% 180
Midlands +37 318 £400 - 116
East of England -12 232 £525 +10.53% 70
West Midlands +29 221 £400 -11.11% 71
North West +19 179 £400 +6.67% 112
South West +5 164 £425 - 71
Yorkshire -17 98 £438 +9.38% 59
East Midlands +30 97 £413 +3.13% 45
North East +4 55 £375 +3.59% 9
South Coast - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 1,169 (43.23%) Java
2 1,165 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1,145 (42.34%) SQL
4 996 (36.83%) JSON
5 941 (34.80%) JavaScript
6 910 (33.65%) HTML
7 805 (29.77%) Web Services
8 767 (28.37%) Oracle
9 705 (26.07%) CSS
10 631 (23.34%) SOAP
11 587 (21.71%) C#
12 531 (19.64%) REST
13 528 (19.53%) SQL Server
14 498 (18.42%) .NET
15 464 (17.16%) Finance
16 443 (16.38%) Git (software)
17 416 (15.38%) Scrum
18 411 (15.20%) Windows
19 410 (15.16%) Test Automation
20 406 (15.01%) TDD
21 382 (14.13%) Microsoft
22 378 (13.98%) Unix
23 375 (13.87%) Linux
24 323 (11.95%) XSLT
25 322 (11.91%) HTML5
26 315 (11.65%) Jenkins
27 311 (11.50%) Spring
28 310 (11.46%) RESTful
29 306 (11.32%) jQuery
30 300 (11.09%) Continuous Integration

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
1 223 (8.25%) WebLogic
2 181 (6.69%) Tomcat
3 152 (5.62%) CMS
4 136 (5.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 135 (4.99%) Confluence
6 117 (4.33%) JBoss
7 107 (3.96%) Apache
8 66 (2.44%) Mule
9 65 (2.40%) IIS
10 64 (2.37%) WebSphere
11 62 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
12 60 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
13 58 (2.14%) nginx
14 56 (2.07%) SharePoint
15 42 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
16 40 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 30 (1.11%) Apache Solr
18 29 (1.07%) Apache Spark
19 27 (1.00%) SAS
20 24 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 74 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.30%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.22%) InDesign
9 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.22%) SPSS
10 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.074%) Autodesk Inventor
13 2 (0.074%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.074%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 51 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.59%) Actimize
4 16 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (0.52%) Magento
6 14 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
6 14 (0.52%) SAP PSCD
7 11 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.26%) Workday HCM
11 6 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.22%) Endur
11 6 (0.22%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 243 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 197 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (3.29%) GitHub
4 50 (1.85%) SaaS
5 48 (1.78%) Amazon S3
6 44 (1.63%) npm
7 43 (1.59%) OpenShift
8 35 (1.29%) Google Analytics
9 33 (1.22%) Apigee
9 33 (1.22%) PaaS
10 32 (1.18%) Boomi
11 29 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
11 29 (1.07%) Serverless
12 28 (1.04%) IaaS
13 25 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
14 18 (0.67%) Office 365
15 17 (0.63%) Azure Functions
16 15 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (0.52%) NuGet
18 12 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 143 (5.29%) HTTP
2 90 (3.33%) SSL
3 74 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 62 (2.29%) Internet
5 29 (1.07%) Firewall
6 26 (0.96%) AMQP
7 22 (0.81%) VPN
8 21 (0.78%) Intranet
8 21 (0.78%) SMTP
9 19 (0.70%) SNMP
10 18 (0.67%) DNS
10 18 (0.67%) FTP
11 11 (0.41%) IMAP
11 11 (0.41%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.37%) Skype
12 10 (0.37%) SMS
12 10 (0.37%) SSH
13 9 (0.33%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.33%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.33%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 273 (10.10%) Relational Database
3 205 (7.58%) MongoDB
4 161 (5.95%) NoSQL
5 155 (5.73%) MySQL
6 131 (4.84%) RDBMS
7 126 (4.66%) Oracle Database
8 123 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
9 117 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
10 111 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 100 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 57 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 56 (2.07%) Big Data
14 48 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
15 41 (1.52%) Hadoop
16 40 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
17 39 (1.44%) DB2
18 38 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
19 35 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
19 35 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 443 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 315 (11.65%) Jenkins
3 285 (10.54%) JIRA
4 254 (9.39%) Selenium
5 218 (8.06%) Maven
6 215 (7.95%) Subversion
7 184 (6.80%) JUnit
8 167 (6.18%) Cucumber
9 152 (5.62%) SoapUI
10 134 (4.96%) Visual Studio
11 120 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 108 (3.99%) Eclipse
13 87 (3.22%) Ant
14 76 (2.81%) Toad
15 67 (2.48%) IntelliJ
16 63 (2.33%) Gatling
17 59 (2.18%) JMeter
18 58 (2.14%) Gradle
19 46 (1.70%) Bitbucket
20 43 (1.59%) Grunt
General
1 464 (17.16%) Finance
2 217 (8.03%) Banking
3 117 (4.33%) Marketing
4 95 (3.51%) Front Office
5 93 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 92 (3.40%) Investment Banking
7 90 (3.33%) Manufacturing
8 84 (3.11%) Retail
9 74 (2.74%) Electronics
10 63 (2.33%) Back Office
11 46 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 36 (1.33%) Legal
13 20 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 20 (0.74%) Publishing
14 17 (0.63%) Automotive
15 16 (0.59%) Law
16 15 (0.55%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.44%) Games
18 11 (0.41%) Advertising
19 7 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,650 (61.02%) Developer
2 403 (14.90%) Java Developer
3 317 (11.72%) Analyst
4 162 (5.99%) .NET Developer
5 155 (5.73%) C# Developer
6 150 (5.55%) Architect
6 150 (5.55%) Test Analyst
7 137 (5.07%) Senior Developer
8 109 (4.03%) Consultant
9 108 (3.99%) SQL Developer
10 93 (3.44%) Oracle Developer
11 89 (3.29%) ServiceNow Developer
12 85 (3.14%) Tester
13 77 (2.85%) Integration Developer
14 76 (2.81%) Business Analyst
15 69 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
16 62 (2.29%) ETL Developer
17 61 (2.26%) C++ Developer
18 60 (2.22%) Lead Developer
19 59 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 996 (36.83%) JSON
2 910 (33.65%) HTML
3 805 (29.77%) Web Services
4 705 (26.07%) CSS
5 631 (23.34%) SOAP
6 531 (19.64%) REST
7 498 (18.42%) .NET
8 323 (11.95%) XSLT
9 322 (11.91%) HTML5
10 311 (11.50%) Spring
11 310 (11.46%) RESTful
12 306 (11.32%) jQuery
13 294 (10.87%) AngularJS
14 238 (8.80%) ASP.NET
15 217 (8.03%) Middleware
16 195 (7.21%) Ajax
17 189 (6.99%) J2EE
18 184 (6.80%) Hibernate
19 176 (6.51%) Node.js
20 155 (5.73%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 219 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
3 107 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
4 86 (3.18%) Fixed Income
5 84 (3.11%) User Experience
6 76 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 67 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
8 58 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 47 (1.74%) Derivative
10 35 (1.29%) Data Structures
11 34 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
12 32 (1.18%) NHS
13 31 (1.15%) Reference Data
14 29 (1.07%) DataPower
15 28 (1.04%) Management Information System
15 28 (1.04%) PKI
16 27 (1.00%) CMDB
17 26 (0.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 24 (0.89%) Equities
19 23 (0.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 411 (15.20%) Windows
2 378 (13.98%) Unix
3 375 (13.87%) Linux
4 66 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 63 (2.33%) Android
6 45 (1.66%) Ubuntu
7 43 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 38 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.07%) OpenVMS
10 25 (0.92%) Solaris
11 23 (0.85%) CentOS
12 20 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.63%) AIX
14 12 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.26%) VMS
15 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.18%) VME
17 4 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,165 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (15.38%) Scrum
3 410 (15.16%) Test Automation
4 406 (15.01%) TDD
5 300 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
6 292 (10.80%) SOA
7 283 (10.47%) DevOps
8 256 (9.47%) Microservices
9 243 (8.99%) SDLC
10 240 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
11 237 (8.76%) MVC
12 220 (8.14%) BDD
13 198 (7.32%) OO
14 193 (7.14%) Test Scripting
15 188 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
16 185 (6.84%) Unit Testing
17 180 (6.66%) ETL
18 178 (6.58%) Data Modelling
19 170 (6.29%) Software Engineering
20 153 (5.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,169 (43.23%) Java
2 1,145 (42.34%) SQL
3 941 (34.80%) JavaScript
4 587 (21.71%) C#
5 267 (9.87%) Python
6 185 (6.84%) PL/SQL
7 172 (6.36%) C++
8 123 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 111 (4.11%) Perl
10 105 (3.88%) C
11 103 (3.81%) PHP
12 94 (3.48%) XPath
13 87 (3.22%) Java 8
14 84 (3.11%) Groovy
14 84 (3.11%) Scala
15 66 (2.44%) Ruby
16 65 (2.40%) PowerShell
17 56 (2.07%) Shell Script
18 51 (1.89%) Bash Shell
19 41 (1.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 244 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 181 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 142 (5.25%) Degree
4 130 (4.81%) ISEB
4 130 (4.81%) ISTQB
5 107 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 63 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 47 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.41%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.15%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.15%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.074%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (5.14%) QA
2 64 (2.37%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.67%) PMO
4 15 (0.55%) HMG Infosec
4 15 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (0.55%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.48%) ISO 20022
6 11 (0.41%) SLA
7 9 (0.33%) HL7
8 8 (0.30%) IFRS
8 8 (0.30%) IFRS 9
8 8 (0.30%) MISRA
9 5 (0.18%) MISRA C
9 5 (0.18%) PSD2
10 4 (0.15%) GDPR
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 15022
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.11%) Basel III
11 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 207 (7.66%) Docker
2 31 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.44%) KVM
4 12 (0.44%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.37%) HDFS
6 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.22%) vSphere
7 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.15%) LXC
7 4 (0.15%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.11%) NFS
8 3 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
8 3 (0.11%) SRDF
8 3 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.11%) Xen
9 2 (0.074%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 95 (3.51%) Puppet
2 72 (2.66%) Kibana
3 67 (2.48%) Ansible
4 50 (1.85%) Kubernetes
5 39 (1.44%) Grafana
6 31 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (1.11%) logstash
8 28 (1.04%) HP ALM
9 26 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
11 18 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
11 18 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 17 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (0.59%) Forum Sentry
14 15 (0.55%) Terraform
15 8 (0.30%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.30%) Prometheus
16 7 (0.26%) Control-M
17 6 (0.22%) Rancher
17 6 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 767 (28.37%) Oracle
2 382 (14.13%) Microsoft
3 201 (7.43%) SAP
4 139 (5.14%) IBM
5 130 (4.81%) webMethods
6 120 (4.44%) ServiceNow
7 110 (4.07%) Google
8 90 (3.33%) Adobe
9 55 (2.03%) Atlassian
10 51 (1.89%) Talend
11 48 (1.78%) MuleSoft
12 45 (1.66%) WSO2
13 40 (1.48%) HP
14 39 (1.44%) Informatica
14 39 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
15 37 (1.37%) Sybase
16 32 (1.18%) Dell
17 31 (1.15%) Red Hat
18 30 (1.11%) Splunk
18 30 (1.11%) VMware