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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
UK / England
Rank 58 54 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10  
Contract jobs citing XML 1495 1759 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.58% 3.60% 4.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.32% 12.76% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 1181 1237
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 24
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £34.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +10.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.79 £15.39 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £48.20 £46.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13203 13782 12955
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.59% 28.21% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9163 9665 8511
Median daily rate £425 £410 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 214 176
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 610 £475 +5.55% 170
South East +14 346 £400 +6.66% 103
East of England +16 149 £400 +6.66% 38
South West +9 105 £425 +13.33% 48
North West -21 85 £350 -12.50% 58
West Midlands +2 70 £425 - 33
East Midlands +26 55 £368 +1.37% 28
Yorkshire -33 43 £380 +8.57% 57
North East -25 26 £350 - 8
Midlands +7 1 £350 -30.00%
South Coast - 1 - -
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1480 (45.72%) Java
2 1389 (42.91%) SQL
3 1339 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
4 1256 (38.80%) JavaScript
5 1204 (37.19%) HTML
6 1016 (31.39%) Web Services
7 989 (30.55%) JSON
8 939 (29.01%) CSS
9 877 (27.09%) Oracle
10 729 (22.52%) SOAP
11 630 (19.46%) C#
12 629 (19.43%) REST
13 626 (19.34%) .NET
14 596 (18.41%) Finance
15 576 (17.79%) SQL Server
16 572 (17.67%) TDD
17 552 (17.05%) Linux
18 536 (16.56%) Spring
19 534 (16.50%) XSLT
19 534 (16.50%) Scrum
20 484 (14.95%) OO
21 472 (14.58%) Git (software)
22 448 (13.84%) jQuery
23 445 (13.75%) MVC
24 435 (13.44%) Unix
25 364 (11.24%) Microsoft
26 361 (11.15%) Jenkins
27 358 (11.06%) J2EE
28 357 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
29 351 (10.84%) AngularJS

XML
Top Related 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
1 221 (6.83%) WebSphere
2 209 (6.46%) CMS
3 206 (6.36%) Apache
4 177 (5.47%) WebLogic
5 161 (4.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 151 (4.66%) Tomcat
7 144 (4.45%) JBoss
8 131 (4.05%) Confluence
9 120 (3.71%) SharePoint
10 110 (3.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 87 (2.69%) IIS
12 56 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
13 54 (1.67%) Mule
14 41 (1.27%) Apache Solr
15 39 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
16 34 (1.05%) Apache Spark
17 32 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
18 31 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
19 30 (0.93%) Drupal
20 29 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 161 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.45%) MS Office
3 17 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.40%) Doxygen
5 10 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.31%) MS Project
6 7 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.093%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.093%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.093%) SPSS
9 2 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.062%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.062%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.062%) Mingle
10 1 (0.031%) HipChat
10 1 (0.031%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 49 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 48 (1.48%) Adobe Campaign
3 46 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 45 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
5 26 (0.80%) Unica
6 18 (0.56%) SAP HR
7 15 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
9 9 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.25%) FastStats
10 8 (0.25%) Magento
10 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.25%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.22%) Demantra
11 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.22%) SnowdropKCS
12 6 (0.19%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 137 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (2.56%) GitHub
4 52 (1.61%) SaaS
5 32 (0.99%) PaaS
6 30 (0.93%) Office 365
7 29 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.86%) IaaS
9 26 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
10 25 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.59%) Boomi
12 14 (0.43%) Force.com
12 14 (0.43%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.43%) Yammer
13 13 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.37%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
16 10 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 202 (6.24%) HTTP
2 107 (3.31%) Internet
3 88 (2.72%) TCP/IP
4 80 (2.47%) LDAP
5 45 (1.39%) SSL
6 44 (1.36%) HTTPS
7 35 (1.08%) Extranet
8 32 (0.99%) Firewall
8 32 (0.99%) SNMP
9 30 (0.93%) Intranet
10 29 (0.90%) SMTP
11 26 (0.80%) SAN
12 24 (0.74%) DNS
13 20 (0.62%) FTP
14 19 (0.59%) VoIP
15 16 (0.49%) LAN
16 15 (0.46%) Skype
17 13 (0.40%) SSH
18 12 (0.37%) AMQP
19 11 (0.34%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 316 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 231 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 208 (6.43%) MySQL
5 179 (5.53%) MongoDB
6 154 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 116 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 113 (3.49%) DB2
9 108 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 96 (2.97%) Big Data
11 90 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
12 85 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
13 82 (2.53%) Hadoop
14 77 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
15 75 (2.32%) RDBMS
16 73 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
17 68 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
18 67 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 47 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
20 42 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 472 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 361 (11.15%) Jenkins
3 350 (10.81%) JIRA
4 303 (9.36%) Maven
5 288 (8.90%) Selenium
6 248 (7.66%) JUnit
7 215 (6.64%) Subversion
8 195 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 186 (5.75%) Eclipse
10 167 (5.16%) Ant
11 158 (4.88%) Cucumber
12 156 (4.82%) Gradle
13 114 (3.52%) Visual Studio
14 103 (3.18%) WebDriver
15 94 (2.90%) IntelliJ
16 82 (2.53%) Mockito
16 82 (2.53%) TeamCity
17 77 (2.38%) SoapUI
18 71 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 59 (1.82%) Bitbucket
General
1 596 (18.41%) Finance
2 304 (9.39%) Banking
3 153 (4.73%) Marketing
4 114 (3.52%) Retail
5 93 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 82 (2.53%) Investment Banking
7 81 (2.50%) Publishing
8 74 (2.29%) Manufacturing
9 53 (1.64%) Electronics
10 48 (1.48%) Back Office
11 47 (1.45%) Legal
12 46 (1.42%) Advertising
13 37 (1.14%) Front Office
14 29 (0.90%) Games
15 28 (0.86%) Law
16 22 (0.68%) Automotive
17 16 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.31%) Billing
19 8 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1937 (59.84%) Developer
2 655 (20.23%) Java Developer
3 350 (10.81%) Analyst
4 284 (8.77%) Architect
5 262 (8.09%) .NET Developer
6 206 (6.36%) C# Developer
7 191 (5.90%) Senior Developer
8 138 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 129 (3.99%) Consultant
10 115 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 102 (3.15%) XML Developer
12 99 (3.06%) ServiceNow Developer
13 94 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
14 83 (2.56%) Test Analyst
15 80 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
15 80 (2.47%) Systems Analyst
15 80 (2.47%) Tester
16 77 (2.38%) SQL Developer
17 76 (2.35%) Software Developer
18 71 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1204 (37.19%) HTML
2 1016 (31.39%) Web Services
3 989 (30.55%) JSON
4 939 (29.01%) CSS
5 729 (22.52%) SOAP
6 629 (19.43%) REST
7 626 (19.34%) .NET
8 536 (16.56%) Spring
9 534 (16.50%) XSLT
10 448 (13.84%) jQuery
11 358 (11.06%) J2EE
12 351 (10.84%) AngularJS
13 336 (10.38%) HTML5
13 336 (10.38%) RESTful
14 320 (9.89%) Ajax
15 313 (9.67%) Hibernate
16 254 (7.85%) ASP.NET
17 235 (7.26%) XSD
18 233 (7.20%) JSP
19 208 (6.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 275 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (4.79%) User Experience
3 124 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 92 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
5 86 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 61 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 60 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 59 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 57 (1.76%) Data Structures
10 47 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 46 (1.42%) Derivative
12 43 (1.33%) CMDB
13 37 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 36 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 33 (1.02%) N-Tier
16 30 (0.93%) iPad
17 29 (0.90%) Equities
17 29 (0.90%) Web 2.0
18 28 (0.86%) Animation
19 25 (0.77%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 552 (17.05%) Linux
2 435 (13.44%) Unix
3 345 (10.66%) Windows
4 95 (2.93%) Android
5 92 (2.84%) Windows Server
6 82 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 56 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (1.33%) Solaris
9 41 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 35 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 26 (0.80%) CentOS
13 25 (0.77%) AIX
14 22 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.62%) HPUX
16 19 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.22%) VMS
19 6 (0.19%) VME
20 4 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1339 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (17.67%) TDD
3 534 (16.50%) Scrum
4 484 (14.95%) OO
5 445 (13.75%) MVC
6 357 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
7 319 (9.85%) SOA
8 280 (8.65%) SDLC
9 267 (8.25%) BDD
10 225 (6.95%) Open Source
11 220 (6.80%) DevOps
12 216 (6.67%) Software Engineering
13 203 (6.27%) Microservices
14 194 (5.99%) E-Commerce
15 182 (5.62%) OOD
16 181 (5.59%) Web Development
17 177 (5.47%) Unit Testing
18 168 (5.19%) UML
19 167 (5.16%) Data Modelling
20 162 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1480 (45.72%) Java
2 1389 (42.91%) SQL
3 1256 (38.80%) JavaScript
4 630 (19.46%) C#
5 311 (9.61%) Python
6 234 (7.23%) PL/SQL
7 186 (5.75%) PHP
8 160 (4.94%) C++
9 132 (4.08%) Shell Script
10 130 (4.02%) T-SQL
11 124 (3.83%) Scala
12 121 (3.74%) PowerShell
13 113 (3.49%) Groovy
14 110 (3.40%) XPath
15 107 (3.31%) Ruby
16 103 (3.18%) Perl
17 87 (2.69%) C
18 72 (2.22%) VB.NET
19 49 (1.51%) VBScript
20 47 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 248 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 209 (6.46%) Degree
3 154 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 56 (1.73%) ISTQB
5 55 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 55 (1.70%) ISEB
6 32 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 26 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (0.68%) Sun Certification
10 19 (0.59%) MCSA
11 18 (0.56%) MCITP
12 17 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.46%) PMP
14 8 (0.25%) HNC
15 5 (0.15%) HND
16 4 (0.12%) MCP
17 3 (0.093%) ISEB Practitioner
17 3 (0.093%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.093%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (6.73%) QA
2 42 (1.30%) MiFID
3 31 (0.96%) EMIR
4 27 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
5 25 (0.77%) SLA
6 22 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (0.46%) FATCA
7 15 (0.46%) ISO20022
8 12 (0.37%) SDET
9 10 (0.31%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.25%) HL7
11 6 (0.19%) PA-DSS
12 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.093%) CDISC
13 3 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.093%) SEPA
14 2 (0.062%) Basel III
14 2 (0.062%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
14 2 (0.062%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 157 (4.85%) Docker
2 55 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.31%) NFS
8 9 (0.28%) SRDF
9 8 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.25%) KVM
9 8 (0.25%) vSphere
9 8 (0.25%) Xen
10 6 (0.19%) HDFS
10 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.12%) LXC
12 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.093%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.062%) Firmware
14 2 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 84 (2.59%) Puppet
2 29 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (0.86%) Ansible
4 23 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.46%) MOM
6 13 (0.40%) SCOM
7 12 (0.37%) SCCM
8 9 (0.28%) Control-M
8 9 (0.28%) TeamSite
8 9 (0.28%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 8 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (0.22%) HP Fortify
10 7 (0.22%) Kibana
11 6 (0.19%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.15%) Marathon
12 5 (0.15%) Mesos
12 5 (0.15%) Nagios
12 5 (0.15%) vRealize
13 4 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.12%) Grafana
Vendors
1 877 (27.09%) Oracle
2 364 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 187 (5.78%) IBM
4 178 (5.50%) Adobe
5 142 (4.39%) SAP
6 130 (4.02%) ServiceNow
7 78 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
8 60 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 59 (1.82%) Sybase
10 58 (1.79%) MuleSoft
11 54 (1.67%) HP
12 51 (1.58%) Informatica
13 50 (1.54%) ATG
14 48 (1.48%) Splunk
15 47 (1.45%) VMware
16 46 (1.42%) Perforce
16 46 (1.42%) Talend
17 44 (1.36%) TIBCO
18 43 (1.33%) webMethods
19 40 (1.24%) Google
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £440 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago