Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 78 54
Rank change year-on-year -16 -24 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 2,380 2,853 3,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.61% 3.09% 3.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.56% 9.51% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,551 1,931 2,300
England median daily rate £465 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 73 54
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.10% +0.69%
10th Percentile £26.65 £22.68 £20.54
90th Percentile £48.40 £63.75 £56.38
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -1.20% +25.76%

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 31,462 30,002 28,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.52% 32.48% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,350 21,589 19,825
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 321 321
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% - +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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -47 975 £500 - 205
South East -12 507 £440 +3.53% 170
North of England -4 289 £404 +1.06% 157
Midlands +14 258 £404 +7.02% 111
West Midlands +14 187 £400 +0.06% 60
South West +12 180 £488 +11.43% 83
East of England -22 168 £479 +0.79% 53
North West +13 152 £400 - 87
Yorkshire -19 93 £425 - 60
East Midlands +2 67 £404 +15.43% 50
North East -10 44 £401 +9.93% 10
South Coast - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 1,079 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
2 1,014 (42.61%) SQL
3 967 (40.63%) JSON
4 953 (40.04%) Java
5 853 (35.84%) JavaScript
6 809 (33.99%) HTML
7 702 (29.50%) Web Services
8 612 (25.71%) CSS
9 604 (25.38%) SOAP
10 592 (24.87%) Oracle
11 518 (21.76%) C#
12 489 (20.55%) SQL Server
13 480 (20.17%) REST
14 463 (19.45%) .NET
15 390 (16.39%) Finance
16 387 (16.26%) Git (software)
17 365 (15.34%) Test Automation
18 355 (14.92%) Windows
19 349 (14.66%) Linux
20 347 (14.58%) Microsoft
21 322 (13.53%) Scrum
22 319 (13.40%) TDD
23 306 (12.86%) Unix
24 303 (12.73%) RESTful
25 298 (12.52%) HTML5
26 296 (12.44%) AngularJS
27 282 (11.85%) jQuery
28 276 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
29 274 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
30 270 (11.34%) Jenkins

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
1 190 (7.98%) WebLogic
2 141 (5.92%) Tomcat
3 133 (5.59%) CMS
4 128 (5.38%) Apache
5 104 (4.37%) JBoss
6 99 (4.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 92 (3.87%) Confluence
8 61 (2.56%) WebSphere
9 57 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
10 53 (2.23%) nginx
11 51 (2.14%) Mule
12 48 (2.02%) IIS
13 44 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
14 43 (1.81%) Apache Solr
15 37 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 37 (1.55%) SharePoint
16 29 (1.22%) Apache Spark
17 27 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
17 27 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
18 19 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 59 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.63%) Chatbot
5 15 (0.63%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.25%) SPSS
8 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.13%) InDesign
10 2 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.084%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.084%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.042%) CATIA
11 1 (0.042%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 45 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.55%) Magento
2 13 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.55%) SAP FI-CA
2 13 (0.55%) SAP PSCD
3 11 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.46%) Workday HCM
4 10 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.38%) Actimize
6 8 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.29%) Endur
7 7 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.25%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.21%) Maximo
9 5 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.21%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 276 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 174 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (3.74%) GitHub
4 87 (3.66%) SaaS
5 86 (3.61%) PaaS
6 72 (3.03%) IaaS
7 47 (1.97%) Boomi
8 44 (1.85%) Serverless
9 41 (1.72%) Google Analytics
10 39 (1.64%) Apigee
11 28 (1.18%) Amazon S3
11 28 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 27 (1.13%) OpenShift
13 24 (1.01%) Azure Functions
13 24 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
14 23 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
16 17 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
17 15 (0.63%) npm
18 11 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 137 (5.76%) HTTP
2 103 (4.33%) SSL
3 82 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 46 (1.93%) Internet
5 30 (1.26%) Firewall
6 23 (0.97%) DNS
7 20 (0.84%) Skype
7 20 (0.84%) VPN
8 19 (0.80%) FTP
9 18 (0.76%) SNMP
10 15 (0.63%) SMTP
11 14 (0.59%) Kerberos
12 13 (0.55%) Intranet
13 11 (0.46%) HTTPS
14 9 (0.38%) SSH
15 8 (0.34%) AMQP
15 8 (0.34%) NAS
15 8 (0.34%) Wireshark
16 7 (0.29%) SAN
16 7 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 253 (10.63%) Relational Database
3 166 (6.97%) MongoDB
4 161 (6.76%) NoSQL
5 129 (5.42%) MySQL
6 113 (4.75%) RDBMS
7 108 (4.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 97 (4.08%) Oracle Database
9 95 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
10 89 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
11 78 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 62 (2.61%) Big Data
13 46 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
14 42 (1.76%) DB2
14 42 (1.76%) Hadoop
15 40 (1.68%) Power BI
16 36 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
17 35 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
18 31 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
18 31 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 387 (16.26%) Git (software)
2 270 (11.34%) Jenkins
3 234 (9.83%) JIRA
4 216 (9.08%) Selenium
5 175 (7.35%) Subversion
6 158 (6.64%) JUnit
7 155 (6.51%) Maven
8 152 (6.39%) Cucumber
9 116 (4.87%) Eclipse
10 115 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 112 (4.71%) Visual Studio
12 107 (4.50%) SoapUI
13 79 (3.32%) Ant
14 71 (2.98%) Gatling
15 68 (2.86%) IntelliJ
16 54 (2.27%) Grunt
17 51 (2.14%) Gradle
18 48 (2.02%) JMeter
19 46 (1.93%) Toad
20 45 (1.89%) gulp
General
1 390 (16.39%) Finance
2 199 (8.36%) Banking
3 107 (4.50%) Marketing
4 75 (3.15%) Front Office
5 73 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 69 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 67 (2.82%) Investment Banking
8 61 (2.56%) Retail
9 59 (2.48%) Electronics
10 47 (1.97%) Back Office
11 30 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 30 (1.26%) Publishing
12 26 (1.09%) Legal
13 18 (0.76%) Games
13 18 (0.76%) Law
14 17 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.63%) Automotive
16 12 (0.50%) Advertising
16 12 (0.50%) Online Betting
17 7 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,412 (59.33%) Developer
2 302 (12.69%) Java Developer
3 261 (10.97%) Analyst
4 197 (8.28%) Architect
5 174 (7.31%) .NET Developer
6 126 (5.29%) C# Developer
7 122 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 115 (4.83%) Test Analyst
9 102 (4.29%) SQL Developer
10 99 (4.16%) ServiceNow Developer
11 79 (3.32%) Tester
12 72 (3.03%) Consultant
13 71 (2.98%) Oracle Developer
14 69 (2.90%) Business Analyst
15 61 (2.56%) ETL Developer
16 60 (2.52%) Senior Java Developer
17 59 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
18 58 (2.44%) Integration Developer
19 55 (2.31%) C# .NET Developer
20 53 (2.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (40.63%) JSON
2 809 (33.99%) HTML
3 702 (29.50%) Web Services
4 612 (25.71%) CSS
5 604 (25.38%) SOAP
6 480 (20.17%) REST
7 463 (19.45%) .NET
8 303 (12.73%) RESTful
9 298 (12.52%) HTML5
10 296 (12.44%) AngularJS
11 282 (11.85%) jQuery
12 258 (10.84%) Spring
13 248 (10.42%) XSLT
14 186 (7.82%) ASP.NET
15 171 (7.18%) Middleware
16 165 (6.93%) Node.js
17 160 (6.72%) Ajax
18 152 (6.39%) J2EE
19 144 (6.05%) Hibernate
20 136 (5.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 198 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
3 79 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 78 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 72 (3.03%) User Experience
6 65 (2.73%) Fixed Income
7 50 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
8 36 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 30 (1.26%) DataPower
9 30 (1.26%) Derivative
10 28 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.05%) PKI
12 24 (1.01%) CMDB
12 24 (1.01%) Reference Data
13 23 (0.97%) Data Centre
14 21 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
15 20 (0.84%) Algorithms
15 20 (0.84%) NHS
15 20 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 355 (14.92%) Windows
2 349 (14.66%) Linux
3 306 (12.86%) Unix
4 54 (2.27%) Android
4 54 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.68%) Ubuntu
6 40 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.05%) CentOS
8 20 (0.84%) Solaris
9 17 (0.71%) OpenVMS
10 13 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.50%) AIX
12 10 (0.42%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.13%) HPUX
15 3 (0.13%) VMS
16 2 (0.084%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,079 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (15.34%) Test Automation
3 322 (13.53%) Scrum
4 319 (13.40%) TDD
5 274 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
6 249 (10.46%) DevOps
7 238 (10.00%) Microservices
8 233 (9.79%) SOA
9 224 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
10 195 (8.19%) MVC
11 188 (7.90%) SDLC
12 167 (7.02%) BDD
13 166 (6.97%) Analytics
14 162 (6.81%) Software Engineering
15 157 (6.60%) OO
16 156 (6.55%) ETL
17 151 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
17 151 (6.34%) Unit Testing
18 150 (6.30%) Test Scripting
19 147 (6.18%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,014 (42.61%) SQL
2 953 (40.04%) Java
3 853 (35.84%) JavaScript
4 518 (21.76%) C#
5 254 (10.67%) Python
6 146 (6.13%) C++
7 145 (6.09%) PL/SQL
8 119 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 104 (4.37%) C
10 96 (4.03%) PHP
11 93 (3.91%) Groovy
12 87 (3.66%) Perl
13 86 (3.61%) Scala
14 83 (3.49%) PowerShell
14 83 (3.49%) XPath
15 76 (3.19%) Ruby
16 66 (2.77%) Java 8
17 54 (2.27%) Bash Shell
18 50 (2.10%) Shell Script
19 39 (1.64%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 219 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 166 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 119 (5.00%) Degree
4 95 (3.99%) ISTQB
5 91 (3.82%) ISEB
6 75 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 54 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 48 (2.02%) DV Cleared
9 21 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 20 (0.84%) Master's Degree
11 13 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.25%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.21%) Sun Certification
16 4 (0.17%) TOGAF Certification
17 3 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.13%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.37%) QA
2 51 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.18%) HMG Infosec
3 28 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 28 (1.18%) JSP 440
4 14 (0.59%) SLA
5 9 (0.38%) ISO 20022
6 8 (0.34%) GDPR
6 8 (0.34%) IFRS
6 8 (0.34%) IFRS 9
6 8 (0.34%) MISRA
6 8 (0.34%) PMO
7 6 (0.25%) Basel III
8 5 (0.21%) HL7
8 5 (0.21%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.17%) ISO 15022
9 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.17%) WCAG
10 3 (0.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 180 (7.56%) Docker
2 27 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.42%) HDFS
4 10 (0.42%) KVM
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.17%) LXC
7 4 (0.17%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.17%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.17%) vSphere
8 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.13%) NFS
8 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.13%) SRDF
8 3 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.13%) Xen
9 2 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 88 (3.70%) Puppet
2 65 (2.73%) Kibana
3 61 (2.56%) Ansible
4 41 (1.72%) Grafana
5 39 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 32 (1.34%) HP ALM
7 28 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
8 24 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
9 21 (0.88%) logstash
10 17 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (0.67%) Forum Sentry
11 16 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
12 15 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 11 (0.46%) Prometheus
13 11 (0.46%) Rancher
14 9 (0.38%) Control-M
15 7 (0.29%) CloudHub
16 6 (0.25%) Terraform
17 4 (0.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 592 (24.87%) Oracle
2 347 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 158 (6.64%) SAP
4 144 (6.05%) ServiceNow
5 114 (4.79%) IBM
6 103 (4.33%) Google
6 103 (4.33%) webMethods
7 88 (3.70%) Adobe
8 50 (2.10%) Informatica
9 48 (2.02%) Talend
10 47 (1.97%) Dell
11 46 (1.93%) MuleSoft
12 42 (1.76%) Atlassian
13 38 (1.60%) HP
14 35 (1.47%) Red Hat
15 34 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
16 33 (1.39%) WSO2
17 24 (1.01%) Axway
17 24 (1.01%) Sybase
18 23 (0.97%) Pega