Period
to 26 October 2020

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 October 2020 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 107 90
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 589 1,745 2,686
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.13% 2.27% 2.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.77% 7.29% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 1,166 1,790
Median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -2.70%
10th Percentile £315 £345 £315
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -3.03%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.16% +5.63% -3.03%

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 8,701 23,946 33,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.52% 31.12% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,887 16,860 23,825
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £325
90th Percentile £681 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 237 299
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.14% +4.03%
10th Percentile £25.00 £18.83 £17.00
90th Percentile £57.80 £73.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.53
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.34% +3.83%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XML in England

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in England.

Daily rate trend for XML in England

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in England

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in England.

Hourly rate trend for XML in England

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XML in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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 +9 280 £525 - 111
Midlands +38 103 £444 -1.39% 28
West Midlands +29 84 £444 -4.05% 18
South East -6 71 £450 +5.88% 49
North of England 0 52 £413 -2.94% 37
South West -6 36 £525 +13.47% 29
North West +13 27 £488 +14.71% 24
East of England +23 20 £475 +2.70% 19
Yorkshire +20 17 £350 -22.22% 9
East Midlands +31 16 £520 +30.00% 10
North East +10 8 £413 +1.85% 4
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 274 (46.52%) Java
2 267 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (43.97%) JSON
4 245 (41.60%) SQL
5 213 (36.16%) Oracle
6 209 (35.48%) Web Services
7 179 (30.39%) JavaScript
8 166 (28.18%) SOAP
9 159 (26.99%) HTML
10 131 (22.24%) REST
11 115 (19.52%) CSS
12 108 (18.34%) Windows
12 108 (18.34%) Git (software)
13 107 (18.17%) JIRA
14 106 (18.00%) Public Sector
15 104 (17.66%) Test Automation
15 104 (17.66%) SQL Server
15 104 (17.66%) .NET
16 103 (17.49%) RESTful
17 102 (17.32%) Finance
18 101 (17.15%) TDD
19 99 (16.81%) Azure
19 99 (16.81%) Microservices
20 98 (16.64%) Jenkins
20 98 (16.64%) XSLT
21 96 (16.30%) Security Cleared
22 95 (16.13%) Unix
22 95 (16.13%) Spring
23 94 (15.96%) C#
24 89 (15.11%) Linux

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 77 (13.07%) WebLogic
2 70 (11.88%) Confluence
3 58 (9.85%) Red Hat Fuse
4 57 (9.68%) Mule
5 47 (7.98%) JBoss
5 47 (7.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 36 (6.11%) Tomcat
7 32 (5.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 31 (5.26%) WebSphere
9 29 (4.92%) Apache
10 26 (4.41%) SharePoint
11 20 (3.40%) IIS
12 17 (2.89%) MQSeries
13 16 (2.72%) CMS
14 13 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (1.87%) Appian
16 10 (1.70%) AquaLogic
16 10 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
17 9 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
18 7 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 34 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.21%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.51%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.34%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.17%) Figma
9 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
1 14 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.04%) SAP FI-CA
3 11 (1.87%) SunGard Martini
4 10 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (1.36%) Maximo
6 8 (1.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle iSupplier
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 99 (16.81%) Azure
2 60 (10.19%) AWS
3 37 (6.28%) Power Platform
4 30 (5.09%) GitHub
5 18 (3.06%) Logic Apps
6 16 (2.72%) SaaS
7 13 (2.21%) Azure Data Factory
7 13 (2.21%) PaaS
7 13 (2.21%) Serverless
8 12 (2.04%) Boomi
8 12 (2.04%) PowerApps
9 10 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.70%) Kong
10 9 (1.53%) Apigee
10 9 (1.53%) GCP
10 9 (1.53%) Google Analytics
10 9 (1.53%) Office 365
10 9 (1.53%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.49%) HTTP
2 13 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.36%) SSL
4 7 (1.19%) SSH
5 6 (1.02%) FTP
5 6 (1.02%) Internet
6 5 (0.85%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.51%) AMQP
7 3 (0.51%) DNS
7 3 (0.51%) Firewall
7 3 (0.51%) Intranet
7 3 (0.51%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.34%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.34%) DKIM
8 2 (0.34%) LAN
8 2 (0.34%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.34%) SGSN
8 2 (0.34%) SNMP
8 2 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (17.66%) SQL Server
2 66 (11.21%) MySQL
3 59 (10.02%) Oracle Database
4 47 (7.98%) Relational Database
5 43 (7.30%) MongoDB
6 33 (5.60%) Power BI
7 29 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (4.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 25 (4.24%) NoSQL
9 25 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (3.90%) Hadoop
11 19 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (2.72%) DB2
13 16 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (2.38%) Big Data
16 13 (2.21%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 108 (18.34%) Git (software)
2 107 (18.17%) JIRA
3 98 (16.64%) Jenkins
4 67 (11.38%) Maven
5 57 (9.68%) Cucumber
6 54 (9.17%) Subversion
7 50 (8.49%) JUnit
8 49 (8.32%) Selenium
9 46 (7.81%) Visual Studio
10 39 (6.62%) Toad
11 34 (5.77%) Postman
12 29 (4.92%) JMeter
12 29 (4.92%) SoapUI
13 25 (4.24%) Gradle
14 23 (3.90%) Oracle APEX
15 21 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (3.40%) Mockito
17 19 (3.23%) Ant
18 14 (2.38%) FishEye
18 14 (2.38%) Hudson
General
1 106 (18.00%) Public Sector
2 102 (17.32%) Finance
3 54 (9.17%) Banking
4 43 (7.30%) Telecoms
5 42 (7.13%) Manufacturing
6 36 (6.11%) Marketing
7 33 (5.60%) Electronics
8 29 (4.92%) Investment Banking
9 18 (3.06%) Retail
10 10 (1.70%) Back Office
11 9 (1.53%) Front Office
12 8 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.85%) Advertising
14 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.68%) French Language
14 4 (0.68%) Games
14 4 (0.68%) Military
15 3 (0.51%) Law
15 3 (0.51%) Legal
15 3 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 272 (46.18%) Developer
2 91 (15.45%) Java Developer
3 62 (10.53%) Architect
4 57 (9.68%) Analyst
5 44 (7.47%) Senior Developer
6 42 (7.13%) Consultant
7 33 (5.60%) Integration Developer
8 29 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
9 23 (3.90%) Business Analyst
10 22 (3.74%) Senior Integration Developer
11 21 (3.57%) Software Engineer
12 20 (3.40%) Test Analyst
13 18 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.72%) .NET Developer
15 15 (2.55%) C++ Developer
15 15 (2.55%) Oracle Developer
16 14 (2.38%) Tester
17 13 (2.21%) Applications Developer
17 13 (2.21%) Lead Developer
18 12 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (43.97%) JSON
2 209 (35.48%) Web Services
3 166 (28.18%) SOAP
4 159 (26.99%) HTML
5 131 (22.24%) REST
6 115 (19.52%) CSS
7 104 (17.66%) .NET
8 103 (17.49%) RESTful
9 98 (16.64%) XSLT
10 95 (16.13%) Spring
11 70 (11.88%) Middleware
12 59 (10.02%) Apache Camel
12 59 (10.02%) jQuery
13 45 (7.64%) Spring Boot
14 39 (6.62%) HTML5
14 39 (6.62%) J2EE
15 37 (6.28%) Hibernate
15 37 (6.28%) RabbitMQ
16 36 (6.11%) Node.js
16 36 (6.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (3.57%) User Experience
4 17 (2.89%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.55%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.87%) Derivative
8 8 (1.36%) CMDB
8 8 (1.36%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.36%) Mobile Payment
9 7 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.02%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.02%) W3C
11 5 (0.85%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.85%) Equities
11 5 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (18.34%) Windows
2 95 (16.13%) Unix
3 89 (15.11%) Linux
4 20 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.21%) Android
6 9 (1.53%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.53%) OpenVMS
7 7 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.19%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.85%) CentOS
9 5 (0.85%) Debian
10 4 (0.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Tizen
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) webOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (17.66%) Test Automation
3 101 (17.15%) TDD
4 99 (16.81%) Microservices
5 88 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
7 83 (14.09%) DevOps
7 83 (14.09%) SOA
8 81 (13.75%) Scrum
9 68 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 61 (10.36%) Continuous Delivery
10 61 (10.36%) SDLC
11 55 (9.34%) BDD
11 55 (9.34%) Migration
12 47 (7.98%) Test Scripting
13 46 (7.81%) Data Modelling
13 46 (7.81%) OO
13 46 (7.81%) Software Engineering
14 45 (7.64%) Analytics
14 45 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 274 (46.52%) Java
2 245 (41.60%) SQL
3 179 (30.39%) JavaScript
4 94 (15.96%) C#
5 69 (11.71%) PL/SQL
6 50 (8.49%) Python
7 46 (7.81%) PowerShell
8 43 (7.30%) T-SQL
9 40 (6.79%) C++
9 40 (6.79%) XPath
10 32 (5.43%) C
11 23 (3.90%) Scala
12 18 (3.06%) Perl
13 15 (2.55%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.38%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.38%) VBScript
15 11 (1.87%) VB
15 11 (1.87%) VB.NET
16 10 (1.70%) Lua
16 10 (1.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 96 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.60%) ISEB
4 32 (5.43%) Degree
5 31 (5.26%) ISTQB
6 25 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (3.06%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.68%) MCSD
12 3 (0.51%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.34%) MCAD
13 2 (0.34%) MCITP
13 2 (0.34%) MCPD
14 1 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.28%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.85%) WCAG
4 4 (0.68%) HL7
4 4 (0.68%) PMO
4 4 (0.68%) SLA
5 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.34%) GDPR
6 2 (0.34%) GxP
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.34%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.17%) CDISC
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 30 (5.09%) Docker
2 22 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.04%) HDFS
4 6 (1.02%) NDS
4 6 (1.02%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 6 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.68%) RACF
5 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.51%) vSphere
7 2 (0.34%) KVM
7 2 (0.34%) LXC
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (5.09%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.87%) Puppet
3 10 (1.70%) Grafana
3 10 (1.70%) Rancher
4 7 (1.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 5 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.85%) Kibana
5 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.85%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.85%) Salt
6 4 (0.68%) Control-M
6 4 (0.68%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.51%) Ansible
7 3 (0.51%) Forum Sentry
7 3 (0.51%) Oozie
7 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.51%) Terraform
8 2 (0.34%) Cloudify
8 2 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 213 (36.16%) Oracle
2 89 (15.11%) Microsoft
3 70 (11.88%) SAP
4 36 (6.11%) webMethods
5 32 (5.43%) Red Hat
6 30 (5.09%) MuleSoft
7 27 (4.58%) Atlassian
7 27 (4.58%) Sybase
8 24 (4.07%) WSO2
9 23 (3.90%) IBM
9 23 (3.90%) Talend
10 20 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (2.72%) TIBCO
12 15 (2.55%) Axway
13 13 (2.21%) Google
14 12 (2.04%) Dell
15 11 (1.87%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.87%) FIS
15 11 (1.87%) IFS
15 11 (1.87%) SunGard