Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 87 62
Rank change year-on-year -6 -25 -5
Contract jobs citing XML 2,056 2,600 2,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.48% 2.84% 3.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.58% 8.41% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,377 1,715 1,918
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 55 80
England median hourly rate £48.40 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35.00 £17.52 £19.82
90th Percentile £63.19 £71.36 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.20% +2.50% +5.26%

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 27,121 30,925 27,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.67% 33.79% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,120 21,932 18,872
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £315 £306
90th Percentile £650 £631 £614
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £445
% change year-on-year +4.26% +5.62% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 333 355
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +2.46% +8.55%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.25 £17.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £62.00 £53.90
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £41.13
% change year-on-year +0.89% +2.43% +9.67%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -27 908 £525 +5.00% 33
South East -6 406 £425 -5.56% 36
North of England +7 247 £425 +3.98% 30
Midlands -12 193 £425 +9.68% 29
South West +1 175 £474 +11.47% 14
West Midlands +2 140 £425 +6.25% 18
East of England -23 128 £500 -2.44% 6
North West +2 113 £425 +6.25% 18
Yorkshire +14 103 £469 +10.29% 8
East Midlands -29 43 £400 +6.67% 11
North East +2 31 £400 - 4
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 957 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 904 (43.97%) JSON
3 792 (38.52%) SQL
4 755 (36.72%) JavaScript
5 753 (36.62%) Java
6 735 (35.75%) Web Services
7 698 (33.95%) HTML
8 602 (29.28%) SOAP
9 514 (25.00%) REST
10 504 (24.51%) CSS
11 464 (22.57%) Oracle
12 442 (21.50%) C#
13 438 (21.30%) .NET
14 374 (18.19%) Finance
15 355 (17.27%) SQL Server
16 325 (15.81%) Git (software)
17 317 (15.42%) RESTful
18 312 (15.18%) Scrum
19 294 (14.30%) Spring
20 280 (13.62%) Microservices
21 277 (13.47%) Microsoft
22 274 (13.33%) Jenkins
23 271 (13.18%) TDD
24 255 (12.40%) Test Automation
25 254 (12.35%) DevOps
26 253 (12.31%) AngularJS
26 253 (12.31%) Linux
27 247 (12.01%) SOA
28 243 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
29 233 (11.33%) JIRA

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
1 142 (6.91%) Apache
2 127 (6.18%) CMS
3 118 (5.74%) Tomcat
4 117 (5.69%) Confluence
5 100 (4.86%) SharePoint
6 93 (4.52%) WebLogic
7 85 (4.13%) WebSphere
8 75 (3.65%) JBoss
9 71 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 66 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 52 (2.53%) Mule
12 38 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
12 38 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (1.56%) IIS
14 31 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 30 (1.46%) Apache Spark
16 29 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
17 24 (1.17%) GeoServer
18 23 (1.12%) Anypoint
18 23 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 57 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.63%) XMetaL
6 12 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.54%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.19%) CATIA
8 4 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.097%) SPSS
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.049%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 56 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
4 16 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
4 16 (0.78%) Workday HCM
5 15 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
5 15 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
7 13 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.63%) SAP ERP
8 11 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
9 10 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (0.39%) Oracle TCA
11 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 243 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 193 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (5.20%) SaaS
4 65 (3.16%) Power Platform
5 64 (3.11%) Serverless
6 61 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
7 56 (2.72%) Amazon S3
8 55 (2.68%) PaaS
9 54 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
10 46 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
11 43 (2.09%) GitHub
12 41 (1.99%) Office 365
13 40 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 38 (1.85%) IaaS
15 35 (1.70%) Azure Functions
16 33 (1.61%) Boomi
17 32 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
18 24 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
18 24 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
19 22 (1.07%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 112 (5.45%) HTTP
2 40 (1.95%) SSL
3 37 (1.80%) Internet
4 35 (1.70%) FTP
5 31 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.92%) Firewall
7 18 (0.88%) Kerberos
8 16 (0.78%) SMTP
9 14 (0.68%) SSH
10 13 (0.63%) DNS
11 12 (0.58%) LAN
12 11 (0.54%) VPN
13 10 (0.49%) WAN
14 9 (0.44%) 4G
14 9 (0.44%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.34%) BGP
15 7 (0.34%) OSPF
15 7 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
16 5 (0.24%) POP3
16 5 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 214 (10.41%) Relational Database
3 125 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 100 (4.86%) Oracle Database
5 96 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
5 96 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 93 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
7 87 (4.23%) MongoDB
7 87 (4.23%) MySQL
8 85 (4.13%) RDBMS
9 70 (3.40%) Big Data
10 62 (3.02%) Power BI
11 45 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
12 43 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
14 28 (1.36%) DB2
14 28 (1.36%) Hadoop
15 27 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 26 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
17 25 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 325 (15.81%) Git (software)
2 274 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 233 (11.33%) JIRA
4 181 (8.80%) Maven
5 135 (6.57%) Selenium
6 134 (6.52%) JUnit
7 97 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 97 (4.72%) Eclipse
7 97 (4.72%) Visual Studio
8 96 (4.67%) Subversion
9 83 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 75 (3.65%) SoapUI
11 68 (3.31%) Ant
12 63 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
13 41 (1.99%) JMeter
14 38 (1.85%) Bitbucket
15 36 (1.75%) IntelliJ
16 35 (1.70%) Grunt
16 35 (1.70%) Mockito
16 35 (1.70%) Toad
General
1 374 (18.19%) Finance
2 169 (8.22%) Banking
3 149 (7.25%) Marketing
4 73 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 69 (3.36%) Retail
6 65 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 50 (2.43%) Electronics
8 45 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.90%) Back Office
10 26 (1.26%) Legal
11 22 (1.07%) Front Office
12 21 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.92%) Games
14 17 (0.83%) Publishing
15 16 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.73%) Law
17 13 (0.63%) Billing
18 10 (0.49%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.39%) Advertising
19 8 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,145 (55.69%) Developer
2 292 (14.20%) Java Developer
3 245 (11.92%) Architect
4 194 (9.44%) Analyst
5 122 (5.93%) .NET Developer
6 110 (5.35%) ServiceNow Developer
7 98 (4.77%) Consultant
8 97 (4.72%) Senior Developer
9 95 (4.62%) C# Developer
10 82 (3.99%) Technical Architect
11 68 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
12 61 (2.97%) Test Analyst
13 57 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
13 57 (2.77%) Integration Developer
14 56 (2.72%) Software Developer
15 54 (2.63%) SQL Developer
15 54 (2.63%) Tester
16 49 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
17 47 (2.29%) Business Analyst
17 47 (2.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (43.97%) JSON
2 735 (35.75%) Web Services
3 698 (33.95%) HTML
4 602 (29.28%) SOAP
5 514 (25.00%) REST
6 504 (24.51%) CSS
7 438 (21.30%) .NET
8 317 (15.42%) RESTful
9 294 (14.30%) Spring
10 253 (12.31%) AngularJS
11 195 (9.48%) XSLT
12 189 (9.19%) HTML5
13 188 (9.14%) jQuery
14 175 (8.51%) ASP.NET
15 161 (7.83%) Ajax
16 145 (7.05%) J2EE
17 142 (6.91%) Middleware
18 122 (5.93%) Java EE
18 122 (5.93%) XSD
19 117 (5.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 156 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
3 80 (3.89%) Mobile App
4 57 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
5 44 (2.14%) User Experience
6 41 (1.99%) Virtual Team
7 37 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 36 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.56%) PKI
10 30 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
11 25 (1.22%) Replication
12 24 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.97%) CMDB
14 19 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.83%) DataPower
16 16 (0.78%) Robotics
16 16 (0.78%) Social Media
17 14 (0.68%) Reference Data
18 13 (0.63%) Algorithms
19 12 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 253 (12.31%) Linux
2 202 (9.82%) Windows
3 183 (8.90%) Unix
4 46 (2.24%) Android
5 28 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.83%) OpenVMS
9 12 (0.58%) CentOS
9 12 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.58%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.49%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.39%) Fedora
11 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.24%) Solaris
13 4 (0.19%) AIX
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 957 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (15.18%) Scrum
3 280 (13.62%) Microservices
4 271 (13.18%) TDD
5 255 (12.40%) Test Automation
6 254 (12.35%) DevOps
7 247 (12.01%) SOA
8 214 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
9 203 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
10 173 (8.41%) MVC
11 166 (8.07%) Migration
12 157 (7.64%) BDD
13 156 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
14 151 (7.34%) SDLC
15 145 (7.05%) OO
16 139 (6.76%) ETL
17 137 (6.66%) Analytics
18 134 (6.52%) Unit Testing
19 125 (6.08%) Software Engineering
20 111 (5.40%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 792 (38.52%) SQL
2 755 (36.72%) JavaScript
3 753 (36.62%) Java
4 442 (21.50%) C#
5 190 (9.24%) Python
6 114 (5.54%) PL/SQL
7 96 (4.67%) Java 8
8 87 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 80 (3.89%) XPath
10 73 (3.55%) T-SQL
11 72 (3.50%) PHP
12 67 (3.26%) C
13 63 (3.06%) C++
14 60 (2.92%) Shell Script
15 52 (2.53%) Perl
16 50 (2.43%) Bash Shell
17 42 (2.04%) Ruby
18 41 (1.99%) VB.NET
19 40 (1.95%) Scala
20 39 (1.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 210 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 154 (7.49%) Degree
3 152 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 60 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (2.87%) ISTQB
6 53 (2.58%) ISEB
7 41 (1.99%) DV Cleared
7 41 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (0.92%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.39%) MCSA
14 6 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.24%) OCPJP
15 5 (0.24%) Sun Certification
16 4 (0.19%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (6.23%) QA
2 42 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.63%) SLA
4 12 (0.58%) GDPR
5 7 (0.34%) MiFID
6 6 (0.29%) HL7
6 6 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
6 6 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.24%) EMIR
7 5 (0.24%) PSD2
8 4 (0.19%) SEPA
9 3 (0.15%) Dublin Core
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
9 3 (0.15%) PMO
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.15%) WCAG
10 2 (0.097%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.097%) GAMP
System Software
1 151 (7.34%) Docker
2 59 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.63%) vSphere
5 9 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.29%) RACF
9 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.24%) NDS
9 5 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 5 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.19%) IAG
11 3 (0.15%) Firmware
11 3 (0.15%) XenApp
12 2 (0.097%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 62 (3.02%) Ansible
2 59 (2.87%) Kubernetes
3 47 (2.29%) Puppet
4 24 (1.17%) Control-M
4 24 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
5 19 (0.92%) Kibana
6 16 (0.78%) Terraform
7 15 (0.73%) Grafana
7 15 (0.73%) SCCM
8 13 (0.63%) HP ALM
9 11 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.49%) logstash
11 9 (0.44%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.39%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.39%) Perfmon
12 8 (0.39%) Rancher
13 7 (0.34%) CloudHub
14 6 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 464 (22.57%) Oracle
2 277 (13.47%) Microsoft
3 137 (6.66%) SAP
4 135 (6.57%) ServiceNow
5 108 (5.25%) IBM
6 78 (3.79%) Adobe
7 52 (2.53%) Google
8 50 (2.43%) Atlassian
9 49 (2.38%) WSO2
10 44 (2.14%) webMethods
11 40 (1.95%) MuleSoft
12 39 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (1.75%) Informatica
14 33 (1.61%) Dell
15 32 (1.56%) Workday
16 29 (1.41%) Xamarin
17 27 (1.31%) Pega
17 27 (1.31%) Red Hat
18 24 (1.17%) BMC
18 24 (1.17%) VMware