Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 53 56
Rank change year-on-year -29 +3 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 2,736 3,424 3,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.93% 3.88% 3.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.09% 12.19% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,874 2,258 2,227
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £301 £285 £285
90th Percentile £624 £588 £569
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 60 76
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -2.70% +10.45%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.93 £19.60
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +14.86% +1.37% +4.29%

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 30,097 28,080 28,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.28% 31.79% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,650 19,543 20,132
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.70% +1.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £630 £600 £591
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 318 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.53 £15.75 £16.10
90th Percentile £54.75 £51.33 £56.81
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -22 1,369 £490 +8.89% 240
South East -28 553 £425 +7.59% 172
North of England -43 267 £425 +13.18% 191
East of England -2 229 £463 +15.63% 84
Midlands -26 205 £375 +3.09% 113
West Midlands -14 133 £400 +0.57% 75
Yorkshire -10 120 £425 +4.55% 60
North West -56 112 £425 +13.33% 117
South West -38 104 £473 +11.18% 78
East Midlands -27 69 £350 -3.45% 37
North East -6 38 £395 +12.86% 14
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,226 (44.81%) Java
2 1,152 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,151 (42.07%) SQL
4 935 (34.17%) JSON
5 908 (33.19%) JavaScript
6 840 (30.70%) Web Services
7 767 (28.03%) HTML
8 744 (27.19%) SOAP
9 634 (23.17%) REST
10 622 (22.73%) CSS
11 585 (21.38%) Finance
12 563 (20.58%) Oracle
13 537 (19.63%) C#
14 535 (19.55%) .NET
15 515 (18.82%) TDD
16 434 (15.86%) SQL Server
16 434 (15.86%) Git (software)
17 417 (15.24%) Spring
18 407 (14.88%) Linux
19 390 (14.25%) XSLT
20 376 (13.74%) Scrum
21 375 (13.71%) SOA
22 372 (13.60%) RESTful
23 349 (12.76%) Microsoft
24 344 (12.57%) AngularJS
25 341 (12.46%) MVC
26 336 (12.28%) Unix
27 331 (12.10%) jQuery
28 302 (11.04%) Maven
29 296 (10.82%) Test Automation

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
1 152 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 146 (5.34%) Apache
3 132 (4.82%) CMS
3 132 (4.82%) WebSphere
4 129 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 114 (4.17%) JBoss
6 103 (3.76%) WebLogic
7 101 (3.69%) SharePoint
8 96 (3.51%) Confluence
9 85 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
10 76 (2.78%) Mule
11 60 (2.19%) Oracle Service Bus
12 52 (1.90%) Apache Spark
13 46 (1.68%) IIS
14 44 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 43 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
16 32 (1.17%) Apache Solr
17 26 (0.95%) SAS
18 22 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
19 21 (0.77%) MQSeries
Applications
1 82 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.29%) Doxygen
6 8 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.26%) Pipeline Pilot
8 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.15%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.11%) EngageOne
11 3 (0.11%) HipChat
11 3 (0.11%) SmartSuite
12 2 (0.073%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.073%) InVision
12 2 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.073%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 47 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
2 44 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
5 26 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
5 26 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
6 24 (0.88%) Oracle iProcurement
7 23 (0.84%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 22 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
9 15 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
10 14 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
10 14 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
11 12 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
12 10 (0.37%) Markit EDM
12 10 (0.37%) NetSuite
13 9 (0.33%) Elite 3E
14 8 (0.29%) Magento
14 8 (0.29%) Maximo
14 8 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
15 7 (0.26%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 180 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (2.27%) GitHub
4 48 (1.75%) PaaS
5 41 (1.50%) SaaS
6 40 (1.46%) npm
7 37 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (1.28%) Office 365
9 32 (1.17%) Serverless
10 29 (1.06%) Amazon S3
10 29 (1.06%) Boomi
11 27 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
12 26 (0.95%) IaaS
13 21 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
14 18 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (0.66%) Google Analytics
15 16 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.58%) iPaaS
16 13 (0.48%) Slack
17 11 (0.40%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 191 (6.98%) HTTP
2 109 (3.98%) Internet
3 95 (3.47%) SSL
4 87 (3.18%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.54%) FTP
6 36 (1.32%) SMTP
7 25 (0.91%) SMS
8 23 (0.84%) DNS
9 21 (0.77%) Firewall
10 20 (0.73%) HTTPS
11 15 (0.55%) SSH
12 14 (0.51%) Intranet
12 14 (0.51%) Network Security
13 13 (0.48%) MQTT
14 11 (0.40%) Bluetooth
15 10 (0.37%) CTI
15 10 (0.37%) WAN
16 9 (0.33%) IMAP
16 9 (0.33%) LAN
16 9 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 271 (9.90%) Relational Database
3 169 (6.18%) MySQL
4 159 (5.81%) Oracle Database
5 125 (4.57%) NoSQL
6 117 (4.28%) MongoDB
7 114 (4.17%) RDBMS
8 99 (3.62%) Big Data
9 90 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
10 82 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 77 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
11 77 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 75 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
13 66 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 65 (2.38%) Hadoop
15 56 (2.05%) DB2
15 56 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 45 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
17 39 (1.43%) Data Mining
18 32 (1.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 434 (15.86%) Git (software)
2 302 (11.04%) Maven
3 268 (9.80%) JUnit
4 251 (9.17%) Jenkins
5 245 (8.95%) JIRA
6 184 (6.73%) Visual Studio
7 156 (5.70%) Selenium
8 154 (5.63%) Subversion
9 135 (4.93%) Eclipse
10 126 (4.61%) Cucumber
10 126 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 98 (3.58%) Ant
12 96 (3.51%) SoapUI
13 95 (3.47%) Mockito
14 92 (3.36%) Gradle
15 62 (2.27%) IntelliJ
16 58 (2.12%) TeamCity
17 43 (1.57%) gulp
18 42 (1.54%) Grunt
19 39 (1.43%) Appium
General
1 585 (21.38%) Finance
2 259 (9.47%) Banking
3 132 (4.82%) Marketing
4 86 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 82 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 78 (2.85%) Investment Banking
7 73 (2.67%) Retail
8 68 (2.49%) Electronics
9 64 (2.34%) Legal
10 51 (1.86%) Front Office
11 43 (1.57%) Publishing
12 37 (1.35%) Law
13 36 (1.32%) Billing
14 31 (1.13%) Back Office
15 25 (0.91%) Advertising
16 24 (0.88%) Automotive
17 23 (0.84%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.77%) Games
19 16 (0.58%) Retail Banking
20 15 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,653 (60.42%) Developer
2 489 (17.87%) Java Developer
3 276 (10.09%) Analyst
4 240 (8.77%) Senior Developer
5 197 (7.20%) Architect
6 158 (5.77%) .NET Developer
7 142 (5.19%) Consultant
8 121 (4.42%) C# Developer
9 104 (3.80%) Agile Developer
10 98 (3.58%) Senior Java Developer
11 96 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
12 93 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
13 91 (3.33%) Integration Developer
14 78 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 77 (2.81%) Test Analyst
16 70 (2.56%) Software Developer
17 68 (2.49%) SQL Developer
18 65 (2.38%) ServiceNow Developer
18 65 (2.38%) XML Developer
19 63 (2.30%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 935 (34.17%) JSON
2 840 (30.70%) Web Services
3 767 (28.03%) HTML
4 744 (27.19%) SOAP
5 634 (23.17%) REST
6 622 (22.73%) CSS
7 535 (19.55%) .NET
8 417 (15.24%) Spring
9 390 (14.25%) XSLT
10 372 (13.60%) RESTful
11 344 (12.57%) AngularJS
12 331 (12.10%) jQuery
13 254 (9.28%) HTML5
14 246 (8.99%) J2EE
15 226 (8.26%) Ajax
16 207 (7.57%) Hibernate
17 203 (7.42%) Node.js
18 200 (7.31%) XSD
19 194 (7.09%) JMS
20 178 (6.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 175 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 138 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
4 117 (4.28%) User Experience
5 109 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
6 73 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 65 (2.38%) Data Structures
8 47 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 42 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.50%) Fixed Income
11 40 (1.46%) Derivative
12 34 (1.24%) DataPower
13 31 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 30 (1.10%) Mainframe
15 27 (0.99%) Equities
15 27 (0.99%) Video on Demand
16 24 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
17 23 (0.84%) Fintech
17 23 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
18 21 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 407 (14.88%) Linux
2 336 (12.28%) Unix
3 278 (10.16%) Windows
4 90 (3.29%) Android
5 79 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 66 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 39 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (1.02%) Solaris
10 25 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 21 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.62%) HPUX
13 16 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.55%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.40%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.29%) Debian
17 7 (0.26%) CentOS
17 7 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,152 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (18.82%) TDD
3 376 (13.74%) Scrum
4 375 (13.71%) SOA
5 341 (12.46%) MVC
6 296 (10.82%) Test Automation
7 243 (8.88%) DevOps
8 240 (8.77%) OO
9 237 (8.66%) SDLC
10 229 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
11 217 (7.93%) BDD
12 205 (7.49%) Migration
13 199 (7.27%) Microservices
14 196 (7.16%) Data Modelling
15 183 (6.69%) Unit Testing
15 183 (6.69%) Web Development
16 164 (5.99%) Software Engineering
17 163 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
18 124 (4.53%) Open Source
19 115 (4.20%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,226 (44.81%) Java
2 1,151 (42.07%) SQL
3 908 (33.19%) JavaScript
4 537 (19.63%) C#
5 265 (9.69%) Python
6 181 (6.62%) PL/SQL
7 171 (6.25%) XPath
8 143 (5.23%) C++
9 111 (4.06%) PHP
10 107 (3.91%) Scala
11 100 (3.65%) Ruby
12 95 (3.47%) Shell Script
13 92 (3.36%) Perl
13 92 (3.36%) PowerShell
13 92 (3.36%) T-SQL
14 78 (2.85%) C
15 69 (2.52%) Groovy
16 56 (2.05%) Bash Shell
17 45 (1.64%) ES6
18 43 (1.57%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 164 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 152 (5.56%) Degree
3 95 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 39 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (0.95%) Sun Certification
7 24 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (0.80%) Master's Degree
9 21 (0.77%) ISTQB
10 20 (0.73%) ISEB
11 11 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.40%) PMP
12 8 (0.29%) MCSE
13 7 (0.26%) PhD
14 6 (0.22%) MCP
15 5 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.18%) MCTS
16 4 (0.15%) MCITP
17 3 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
17 3 (0.11%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.37%) QA
2 80 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.17%) MiFID
4 20 (0.73%) SLA
5 19 (0.69%) EMIR
6 16 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (0.44%) GCP
8 11 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.37%) RosettaNet
10 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.29%) PMO
11 7 (0.26%) GDPR
11 7 (0.26%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.18%) HL7
13 4 (0.15%) PSD2
14 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
15 2 (0.073%) AIFMD
15 2 (0.073%) CDISC
15 2 (0.073%) FATCA
15 2 (0.073%) SEPA
System Software
1 166 (6.07%) Docker
2 88 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.69%) HDFS
5 18 (0.66%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.55%) vSphere
7 14 (0.51%) Oracle Clusterware
8 12 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.29%) Brightmail
10 7 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.11%) Cronacle
13 3 (0.11%) Firmware
14 2 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.073%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.073%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 104 (3.80%) Puppet
2 65 (2.38%) Ansible
3 52 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.24%) Kibana
5 31 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
6 26 (0.95%) Grafana
7 23 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (0.73%) Kubernetes
9 17 (0.62%) Terraform
10 15 (0.55%) Control-M
11 14 (0.51%) Data Guard
11 14 (0.51%) Oracle Flashback
11 14 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
12 13 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
13 12 (0.44%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.37%) Netcool
15 9 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
15 9 (0.33%) Nagios
16 8 (0.29%) logstash
17 7 (0.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 563 (20.58%) Oracle
2 349 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 117 (4.28%) SAP
4 111 (4.06%) IBM
5 95 (3.47%) ServiceNow
6 73 (2.67%) Adobe
6 73 (2.67%) webMethods
7 70 (2.56%) MuleSoft
8 62 (2.27%) WSO2
9 51 (1.86%) Google
10 46 (1.68%) HP
11 44 (1.61%) Apigee
12 42 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
13 34 (1.24%) Red Hat
14 32 (1.17%) Sybase
14 32 (1.17%) TIBCO
15 31 (1.13%) Informatica
16 30 (1.10%) Atlassian
16 30 (1.10%) VMware
17 27 (0.99%) Cognos