Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 52 52
Rank change year-on-year -23 0 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 2981 3816 3809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.14% 3.91% 3.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.73% 12.72% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1955 2532 2466
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £290 £281
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 70 79
England median hourly rate £41.25 £39.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +9.03% +2.86%
10th Percentile £21.80 £20.33 £19.79
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.68 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +21.21% -14.84%

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 30628 29994 30248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.31% 30.75% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21785 20932 20975
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £276
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 351 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.85 £14.56 £14.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -24 1494 £500 +11.11% 137
South East -27 562 £420 +10.53% 65
East of England +20 318 £463 +10.78% 37
North of England -42 269 £396 +2.26% 78
Midlands -23 194 £400 - 43
South West -20 133 £425 +8.97% 27
West Midlands -29 119 £425 +2.72% 21
North West -55 116 £375 -3.23% 36
Yorkshire -19 100 £425 +9.68% 40
East Midlands -25 72 £400 +10.34% 19
North East +1 52 £364 -3.00% 2
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for XML.

1 1324 (44.41%) Java
2 1322 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1199 (40.22%) SQL
4 1057 (35.46%) JSON
5 1024 (34.35%) JavaScript
6 913 (30.63%) Web Services
7 895 (30.02%) HTML
8 714 (23.95%) SOAP
9 693 (23.25%) CSS
10 647 (21.70%) Finance
11 637 (21.37%) Oracle
12 625 (20.97%) REST
13 595 (19.96%) .NET
13 595 (19.96%) TDD
14 586 (19.66%) C#
15 527 (17.68%) SQL Server
16 512 (17.18%) Linux
17 482 (16.17%) Scrum
17 482 (16.17%) Spring
18 461 (15.46%) XSLT
19 434 (14.56%) Git (software)
20 401 (13.45%) RESTful
21 391 (13.12%) AngularJS
21 391 (13.12%) Maven
22 374 (12.55%) Unix
23 363 (12.18%) SOA
24 361 (12.11%) Microsoft
25 333 (11.17%) MVC
26 330 (11.07%) jQuery
27 321 (10.77%) Windows

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
1 169 (5.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 167 (5.60%) Tomcat
3 156 (5.23%) Apache
4 151 (5.07%) CMS
5 149 (5.00%) WebSphere
6 142 (4.76%) JBoss
7 126 (4.23%) WebLogic
8 104 (3.49%) Confluence
9 101 (3.39%) Mule
10 100 (3.35%) IIS
11 96 (3.22%) SharePoint
12 82 (2.75%) Oracle Service Bus
13 72 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
14 57 (1.91%) Apache Spark
15 46 (1.54%) SAS
16 36 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
17 30 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 30 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
18 29 (0.97%) nginx
19 28 (0.94%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 120 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 35 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.50%) Doxygen
7 12 (0.40%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.34%) Pipeline Pilot
10 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (0.27%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.23%) SmartSuite
13 6 (0.20%) XMetaL
14 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.17%) LaTeX
14 5 (0.17%) SPSS
15 3 (0.10%) Camtasia
16 2 (0.067%) Mingle
17 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 1 (0.034%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 30 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 29 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.67%) ION MarketView
4 19 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 17 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 17 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
6 16 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
8 14 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
9 12 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
11 10 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
12 9 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
12 9 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
13 7 (0.23%) KANA IQ
13 7 (0.23%) Markit EDM
13 7 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 7 (0.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 171 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (2.15%) GitHub
4 48 (1.61%) SaaS
5 45 (1.51%) npm
6 43 (1.44%) PaaS
7 34 (1.14%) IaaS
8 31 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.97%) Office 365
10 25 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 21 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.54%) Serverless
13 14 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 13 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 10 (0.34%) Boomi
15 10 (0.34%) Dialogflow
15 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 182 (6.11%) HTTP
2 102 (3.42%) Internet
3 89 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 85 (2.85%) SSL
5 60 (2.01%) LDAP
6 31 (1.04%) Firewall
7 25 (0.84%) FTP
8 23 (0.77%) DNS
8 23 (0.77%) SMS
8 23 (0.77%) SMTP
9 19 (0.64%) Intranet
9 19 (0.64%) Network Security
10 16 (0.54%) HTTPS
11 14 (0.47%) Bluetooth
11 14 (0.47%) LAN
11 14 (0.47%) VPN
12 13 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.37%) CTI
13 11 (0.37%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 287 (9.63%) Relational Database
3 159 (5.33%) NoSQL
4 158 (5.30%) MySQL
5 157 (5.27%) MongoDB
5 157 (5.27%) Oracle Database
6 111 (3.72%) RDBMS
7 110 (3.69%) Big Data
8 108 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
9 85 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 80 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 72 (2.42%) Hadoop
12 60 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
13 57 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 55 (1.85%) DB2
15 51 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
16 50 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
17 46 (1.54%) Data Mining
18 37 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
19 36 (1.21%) HBase
Development Applications
1 434 (14.56%) Git (software)
2 391 (13.12%) Maven
3 311 (10.43%) Jenkins
4 289 (9.69%) JIRA
5 278 (9.33%) JUnit
6 237 (7.95%) Subversion
7 166 (5.57%) Visual Studio
8 145 (4.86%) Eclipse
8 145 (4.86%) Selenium
9 122 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 118 (3.96%) Cucumber
11 114 (3.82%) SoapUI
12 104 (3.49%) Mockito
13 93 (3.12%) Gradle
13 93 (3.12%) IntelliJ
14 87 (2.92%) Ant
15 61 (2.05%) Grunt
16 59 (1.98%) gulp
17 54 (1.81%) WebDriver
18 43 (1.44%) Xcode
General
1 647 (21.70%) Finance
2 318 (10.67%) Banking
3 176 (5.90%) Marketing
4 154 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 144 (4.83%) Manufacturing
6 128 (4.29%) Electronics
7 111 (3.72%) Front Office
8 98 (3.29%) Investment Banking
9 87 (2.92%) Retail
10 52 (1.74%) Legal
11 50 (1.68%) Back Office
12 49 (1.64%) Publishing
13 31 (1.04%) Games
14 30 (1.01%) Law
15 28 (0.94%) Advertising
16 23 (0.77%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.60%) Automotive
18 17 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (0.54%) Billing
20 11 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1846 (61.93%) Developer
2 544 (18.25%) Java Developer
3 303 (10.16%) Analyst
4 229 (7.68%) Senior Developer
5 192 (6.44%) Architect
6 179 (6.00%) .NET Developer
7 142 (4.76%) Consultant
8 135 (4.53%) C# Developer
9 122 (4.09%) Integration Developer
10 121 (4.06%) Agile Developer
11 110 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
12 105 (3.52%) Business Analyst
13 84 (2.82%) Full Stack Developer
14 81 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 74 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
16 73 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
17 72 (2.42%) ServiceNow Developer
18 70 (2.35%) Data Analyst
18 70 (2.35%) SQL Developer
19 67 (2.25%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1057 (35.46%) JSON
2 913 (30.63%) Web Services
3 895 (30.02%) HTML
4 714 (23.95%) SOAP
5 693 (23.25%) CSS
6 625 (20.97%) REST
7 595 (19.96%) .NET
8 482 (16.17%) Spring
9 461 (15.46%) XSLT
10 401 (13.45%) RESTful
11 391 (13.12%) AngularJS
12 330 (11.07%) jQuery
13 297 (9.96%) HTML5
14 292 (9.80%) Ajax
15 253 (8.49%) J2EE
16 249 (8.35%) Hibernate
17 225 (7.55%) Middleware
18 223 (7.48%) XSD
19 221 (7.41%) Node.js
20 182 (6.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 219 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (6.14%) Greenfield Project
3 127 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 126 (4.23%) User Experience
5 104 (3.49%) Fixed Income
6 99 (3.32%) Computer Science
7 93 (3.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 90 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
9 70 (2.35%) Derivative
10 66 (2.21%) Data Structures
11 48 (1.61%) Equities
12 36 (1.21%) DataPower
13 34 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 29 (0.97%) Video on Demand
14 29 (0.97%) W3C
15 27 (0.91%) CMDB
15 27 (0.91%) Reference Data
16 25 (0.84%) Fintech
16 25 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 23 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 512 (17.18%) Linux
2 374 (12.55%) Unix
3 321 (10.77%) Windows
4 82 (2.75%) Android
5 74 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 70 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (1.31%) Solaris
9 35 (1.17%) Windows 7
10 33 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 22 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.67%) HPUX
12 20 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.64%) CentOS
14 17 (0.57%) AIX
14 17 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.47%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.37%) Debian
16 11 (0.37%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1322 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (19.96%) TDD
3 482 (16.17%) Scrum
4 363 (12.18%) SOA
5 333 (11.17%) MVC
6 311 (10.43%) OO
7 290 (9.73%) Test Automation
8 289 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
9 258 (8.65%) Data Modelling
10 238 (7.98%) SDLC
11 233 (7.82%) DevOps
12 221 (7.41%) BDD
13 219 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
14 210 (7.04%) Web Development
15 186 (6.24%) Microservices
16 184 (6.17%) Migration
17 182 (6.11%) Open Source
18 169 (5.67%) ETL
19 160 (5.37%) Unit Testing
20 152 (5.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1324 (44.41%) Java
2 1199 (40.22%) SQL
3 1024 (34.35%) JavaScript
4 586 (19.66%) C#
5 297 (9.96%) Python
6 187 (6.27%) XPath
7 179 (6.00%) PL/SQL
8 171 (5.74%) C++
9 129 (4.33%) T-SQL
10 127 (4.26%) Perl
11 121 (4.06%) Scala
12 118 (3.96%) PowerShell
13 108 (3.62%) PHP
13 108 (3.62%) Shell Script
14 84 (2.82%) Ruby
15 81 (2.72%) C
16 53 (1.78%) Apple Swift
16 53 (1.78%) VB.NET
17 52 (1.74%) Groovy
18 43 (1.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 187 (6.27%) Security Cleared
2 170 (5.70%) Degree
3 110 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 50 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 45 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (0.94%) Sun Certification
8 23 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 21 (0.70%) ISEB
10 17 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (0.57%) PMP
11 13 (0.44%) MCITP
11 13 (0.44%) MCTS
12 10 (0.34%) PhD
13 8 (0.27%) MCSE
14 7 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.23%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.23%) MCP
15 3 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (5.43%) QA
2 99 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 52 (1.74%) MiFID
4 18 (0.60%) HL7
5 16 (0.54%) EMIR
6 14 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (0.47%) SLA
7 13 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.40%) GPG13
9 9 (0.30%) RosettaNet
10 8 (0.27%) ISO 20022
11 6 (0.20%) PMO
12 3 (0.10%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.10%) COBIT
12 3 (0.10%) FATCA
12 3 (0.10%) GDPR
12 3 (0.10%) IFRS
12 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.067%) CDISC
System Software
1 170 (5.70%) Docker
2 88 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.47%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.47%) HDFS
6 14 (0.47%) Oracle Clusterware
7 8 (0.27%) Brightmail
8 7 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.20%) vSphere
10 3 (0.10%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.10%) Firmware
10 3 (0.10%) LXC
10 3 (0.10%) UAG
11 2 (0.067%) Xen
12 1 (0.034%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.034%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.034%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 131 (4.39%) Puppet
2 64 (2.15%) Ansible
3 55 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.24%) Kibana
5 24 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (0.60%) Grafana
7 17 (0.57%) logstash
8 15 (0.50%) Nagios
9 14 (0.47%) Data Guard
9 14 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
9 14 (0.47%) Oracle Flashback
9 14 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 14 (0.47%) SCOM
10 13 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
11 10 (0.34%) Control-M
12 9 (0.30%) Terraform
13 7 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
13 7 (0.23%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.23%) SCCM
13 7 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 637 (21.37%) Oracle
2 361 (12.11%) Microsoft
3 196 (6.57%) SAP
4 142 (4.76%) IBM
5 116 (3.89%) ServiceNow
6 102 (3.42%) WSO2
7 62 (2.08%) Sybase
8 61 (2.05%) webMethods
9 57 (1.91%) MuleSoft
10 55 (1.85%) Adobe
11 47 (1.58%) Apigee
12 46 (1.54%) HP
13 40 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
13 40 (1.34%) TIBCO
14 35 (1.17%) Google
14 35 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 32 (1.07%) Atlassian
16 27 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
16 27 (0.91%) Splunk
17 26 (0.87%) Xamarin