Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 69 54
Rank change year-on-year -18 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 2,667 2,967 3,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.84% 3.26% 3.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.00% 10.02% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,757 1,909 2,608
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £291
90th Percentile £611 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £446 £420
% change year-on-year +0.90% +6.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 92 70
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% -0.61% +14.79%
10th Percentile £25.22 £19.31 £20.38
90th Percentile £61.77 £63.75 £57.68
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% +16.55%

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 33,330 29,602 30,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.49% 32.50% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,743 20,729 21,169
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
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% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 371 361
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.35%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -34 1,154 £500 - 210
South East -10 523 £440 +3.53% 161
Midlands +40 316 £400 - 111
North of England -12 309 £400 +6.67% 169
East of England -26 216 £525 +16.67% 48
West Midlands +26 192 £400 -15.79% 66
North West +3 157 £400 +6.67% 94
South West -15 149 £413 +0.61% 77
East Midlands +45 124 £407 +10.75% 45
Yorkshire -27 95 £431 +9.87% 57
North East -3 58 £388 +7.19% 18
South Coast - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1,159 (43.46%) SQL
2 1,140 (42.74%) Java
3 1,107 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
4 935 (35.06%) JSON
5 931 (34.91%) JavaScript
6 885 (33.18%) HTML
7 814 (30.52%) Web Services
8 748 (28.05%) Oracle
9 685 (25.68%) CSS
10 642 (24.07%) SOAP
11 613 (22.98%) C#
12 531 (19.91%) REST
13 514 (19.27%) .NET
14 507 (19.01%) SQL Server
15 487 (18.26%) Finance
16 436 (16.35%) Git (software)
17 428 (16.05%) TDD
18 408 (15.30%) Scrum
19 389 (14.59%) Windows
20 383 (14.36%) Linux
21 380 (14.25%) Unix
21 380 (14.25%) Test Automation
22 347 (13.01%) Microsoft
23 335 (12.56%) RESTful
24 321 (12.04%) XSLT
25 309 (11.59%) Spring
26 305 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
27 298 (11.17%) HTML5
28 296 (11.10%) Jenkins
29 291 (10.91%) SOA

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
1 184 (6.90%) Tomcat
1 184 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 147 (5.51%) Confluence
3 141 (5.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 130 (4.87%) CMS
5 106 (3.97%) JBoss
6 85 (3.19%) Apache
7 80 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 78 (2.92%) IIS
9 65 (2.44%) SharePoint
10 61 (2.29%) Mule
11 57 (2.14%) nginx
12 53 (1.99%) Oracle Service Bus
13 52 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
14 49 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
15 36 (1.35%) Apache Spark
16 32 (1.20%) Apache Solr
17 31 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 30 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
19 29 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 73 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.26%) InDesign
10 5 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.19%) SPSS
11 4 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
12 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.075%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.075%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.037%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 39 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (0.64%) Actimize
5 17 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
6 16 (0.60%) Magento
7 15 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (0.34%) SAP FI-CA
9 9 (0.34%) SAP PSCD
10 8 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
11 7 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
11 7 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.22%) Endur
12 6 (0.22%) ION MarketView
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (0.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 212 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 208 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (3.07%) GitHub
4 69 (2.59%) Amazon S3
5 46 (1.72%) OpenShift
6 42 (1.57%) npm
6 42 (1.57%) SaaS
7 38 (1.42%) Serverless
8 32 (1.20%) Google Analytics
9 29 (1.09%) Boomi
10 26 (0.97%) PaaS
11 25 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
12 24 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (0.71%) Office 365
15 18 (0.67%) Azure Functions
16 17 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
17 16 (0.60%) NuGet
18 13 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (5.70%) HTTP
2 75 (2.81%) SSL
3 71 (2.66%) TCP/IP
4 60 (2.25%) Internet
5 35 (1.31%) FTP
6 32 (1.20%) Firewall
7 29 (1.09%) AMQP
8 21 (0.79%) DNS
8 21 (0.79%) SMTP
9 20 (0.75%) Intranet
9 20 (0.75%) VPN
10 19 (0.71%) SNMP
11 16 (0.60%) SMS
12 13 (0.49%) HTTPS
12 13 (0.49%) Kerberos
12 13 (0.49%) MQTT
12 13 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
13 12 (0.45%) IMAP
14 11 (0.41%) DVB
15 10 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 270 (10.12%) Relational Database
3 177 (6.64%) MongoDB
4 167 (6.26%) MySQL
5 148 (5.55%) NoSQL
6 136 (5.10%) Oracle Database
7 128 (4.80%) RDBMS
8 124 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
9 120 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
10 107 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 103 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 71 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 52 (1.95%) DB2
14 49 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 43 (1.61%) Hadoop
16 41 (1.54%) Big Data
17 32 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 30 (1.12%) Power BI
18 30 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
18 30 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 436 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 296 (11.10%) Jenkins
3 289 (10.84%) JIRA
4 232 (8.70%) Maven
5 229 (8.59%) Selenium
6 201 (7.54%) Subversion
7 186 (6.97%) JUnit
8 161 (6.04%) Visual Studio
9 157 (5.89%) Cucumber
10 130 (4.87%) SoapUI
11 121 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 101 (3.79%) Eclipse
13 94 (3.52%) Ant
14 67 (2.51%) Toad
15 57 (2.14%) IntelliJ
16 54 (2.02%) Gradle
17 51 (1.91%) JMeter
18 50 (1.87%) SpecFlow
19 49 (1.84%) Bitbucket
20 45 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 487 (18.26%) Finance
2 222 (8.32%) Banking
3 104 (3.90%) Marketing
4 97 (3.64%) Front Office
5 95 (3.56%) Retail
6 90 (3.37%) Investment Banking
7 88 (3.30%) Telecoms
8 87 (3.26%) Manufacturing
9 67 (2.51%) Electronics
10 66 (2.47%) Back Office
11 53 (1.99%) Financial Institution
12 38 (1.42%) Legal
13 25 (0.94%) Automotive
14 19 (0.71%) General Ledger
14 19 (0.71%) Publishing
15 13 (0.49%) Games
16 12 (0.45%) Advertising
16 12 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.37%) Law
18 6 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,641 (61.53%) Developer
2 409 (15.34%) Java Developer
3 296 (11.10%) Analyst
4 180 (6.75%) .NET Developer
5 160 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 152 (5.70%) Architect
7 148 (5.55%) Senior Developer
8 129 (4.84%) Test Analyst
9 111 (4.16%) Consultant
10 98 (3.67%) SQL Developer
11 86 (3.22%) Oracle Developer
11 86 (3.22%) ServiceNow Developer
12 85 (3.19%) C++ Developer
13 82 (3.07%) Integration Developer
14 75 (2.81%) Tester
15 70 (2.62%) C# .NET Developer
16 64 (2.40%) Business Analyst
17 63 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
18 61 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
19 57 (2.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 935 (35.06%) JSON
2 885 (33.18%) HTML
3 814 (30.52%) Web Services
4 685 (25.68%) CSS
5 642 (24.07%) SOAP
6 531 (19.91%) REST
7 514 (19.27%) .NET
8 335 (12.56%) RESTful
9 321 (12.04%) XSLT
10 309 (11.59%) Spring
11 298 (11.17%) HTML5
12 282 (10.57%) AngularJS
13 270 (10.12%) jQuery
14 239 (8.96%) ASP.NET
15 207 (7.76%) Middleware
16 204 (7.65%) J2EE
17 201 (7.54%) Ajax
18 189 (7.09%) Hibernate
19 173 (6.49%) .NET Framework
19 173 (6.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 205 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
3 93 (3.49%) User Experience
4 90 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 81 (3.04%) Fixed Income
6 68 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 61 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 55 (2.06%) Derivative
9 48 (1.80%) Data Structures
10 39 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
11 31 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 31 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 29 (1.09%) CMDB
12 29 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 26 (0.97%) NHS
14 25 (0.94%) DataPower
14 25 (0.94%) Equities
14 25 (0.94%) PKI
14 25 (0.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 389 (14.59%) Windows
2 383 (14.36%) Linux
3 380 (14.25%) Unix
4 54 (2.02%) Android
5 53 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.65%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.05%) OpenVMS
9 27 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.79%) Solaris
11 19 (0.71%) CentOS
12 15 (0.56%) AIX
12 15 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.34%) VME
15 9 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,107 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (16.05%) TDD
3 408 (15.30%) Scrum
4 380 (14.25%) Test Automation
5 305 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
6 291 (10.91%) SOA
7 287 (10.76%) DevOps
8 264 (9.90%) MVC
9 255 (9.56%) SDLC
10 241 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
11 236 (8.85%) Microservices
12 235 (8.81%) OO
13 229 (8.59%) BDD
14 199 (7.46%) Unit Testing
15 182 (6.82%) Software Engineering
16 179 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
17 172 (6.45%) Data Modelling
18 158 (5.92%) ETL
19 155 (5.81%) Test Scripting
20 152 (5.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,159 (43.46%) SQL
2 1,140 (42.74%) Java
3 931 (34.91%) JavaScript
4 613 (22.98%) C#
5 283 (10.61%) Python
6 197 (7.39%) PL/SQL
7 184 (6.90%) C++
8 124 (4.65%) Perl
9 118 (4.42%) T-SQL
10 103 (3.86%) XPath
11 101 (3.79%) C
12 100 (3.75%) Java 8
13 84 (3.15%) PHP
14 81 (3.04%) Scala
15 80 (3.00%) Ruby
16 73 (2.74%) Groovy
16 73 (2.74%) Shell Script
17 58 (2.17%) Bash Shell
17 58 (2.17%) PowerShell
18 34 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 227 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 169 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 143 (5.36%) Degree
4 113 (4.24%) ISTQB
5 112 (4.20%) ISEB
6 95 (3.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 62 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (1.42%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
14 5 (0.19%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.15%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.15%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.15%) PMP
15 4 (0.15%) Sun Certification
16 3 (0.11%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.14%) QA
2 56 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.71%) PMO
4 15 (0.56%) ISO 20022
4 15 (0.56%) SLA
5 9 (0.34%) HL7
6 8 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
6 8 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (0.30%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.26%) GDPR
7 7 (0.26%) MISRA
7 7 (0.26%) PSD2
8 5 (0.19%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.11%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.11%) IFRS
9 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.11%) MiFID
9 3 (0.11%) SEPA
9 3 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 183 (6.86%) Docker
2 42 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.75%) HDFS
5 16 (0.60%) vSphere
6 11 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.37%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.30%) KVM
9 5 (0.19%) LXC
9 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.11%) Xen
12 2 (0.075%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.075%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.075%) NFS
12 2 (0.075%) Platform Symphony
12 2 (0.075%) Samba
12 2 (0.075%) Squid
Systems Management
1 92 (3.45%) Puppet
2 71 (2.66%) Ansible
3 58 (2.17%) Kibana
4 47 (1.76%) Kubernetes
5 37 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (1.35%) Grafana
7 25 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
8 24 (0.90%) HP ALM
9 21 (0.79%) logstash
10 17 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
10 17 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 17 (0.64%) Terraform
11 12 (0.45%) HAProxy
12 11 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
13 8 (0.30%) Nagios
13 8 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.26%) Control-M
14 7 (0.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 748 (28.05%) Oracle
2 347 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 177 (6.64%) SAP
4 145 (5.44%) IBM
5 108 (4.05%) ServiceNow
6 99 (3.71%) webMethods
7 89 (3.34%) Google
8 69 (2.59%) Adobe
9 50 (1.87%) Atlassian
10 48 (1.80%) WSO2
11 42 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 41 (1.54%) MuleSoft
13 40 (1.50%) HP
14 38 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 38 (1.42%) Sybase
15 37 (1.39%) Talend
15 37 (1.39%) VMware
16 35 (1.31%) Splunk
17 32 (1.20%) Informatica
18 29 (1.09%) Dell