Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 54 58
Rank change year-on-year -29 +4 -15
Contract jobs citing XML 2,743 3,202 3,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.96% 3.73% 3.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.95% 11.74% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,833 2,120 2,279
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £288 £288
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 76
England median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £34.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +3.45% +1.35%
10th Percentile £17.52 £21.55 £18.09
90th Percentile £80.73 £57.50 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £33.55
% change year-on-year +9.33% +11.77% -4.62%

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 30,631 27,266 28,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.06% 31.76% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,791 18,910 19,963
England median daily rate £475 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 340 449
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.75 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +5.16% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.52 £16.95 £15.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.63 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -15 1,308 £500 +8.70% 280
South East -29 539 £450 +12.50% 174
North of England -32 293 £425 +13.33% 153
Midlands -14 233 £380 +2.70% 95
East of England -15 228 £500 +25.00% 62
South West -19 134 £425 - 75
West Midlands -22 131 £400 -5.88% 55
Yorkshire +7 129 £425 +6.25% 48
North West -50 129 £413 +10.00% 90
East Midlands -2 101 £370 +2.07% 39
North East 0 38 £425 +21.43% 15
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,224 (44.62%) Java
2 1,197 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 1,165 (42.47%) SQL
4 974 (35.51%) JSON
5 870 (31.72%) JavaScript
6 862 (31.43%) Web Services
7 787 (28.69%) SOAP
8 746 (27.20%) HTML
9 681 (24.83%) REST
10 611 (22.27%) Oracle
11 586 (21.36%) CSS
12 548 (19.98%) .NET
13 545 (19.87%) Finance
14 523 (19.07%) C#
15 512 (18.67%) TDD
16 474 (17.28%) Git (software)
17 430 (15.68%) SQL Server
18 412 (15.02%) SOA
19 399 (14.55%) Linux
20 387 (14.11%) XSLT
21 383 (13.96%) Spring
22 381 (13.89%) RESTful
23 377 (13.74%) Scrum
24 349 (12.72%) Test Automation
25 347 (12.65%) Microsoft
26 344 (12.54%) MVC
27 333 (12.14%) Unix
28 323 (11.78%) Relational Database
29 315 (11.48%) AngularJS
30 312 (11.37%) jQuery

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
1 155 (5.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 152 (5.54%) Apache
3 136 (4.96%) WebSphere
4 125 (4.56%) Tomcat
5 114 (4.16%) WebLogic
6 109 (3.97%) CMS
7 100 (3.65%) SharePoint
8 99 (3.61%) Confluence
9 89 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
10 87 (3.17%) JBoss
11 79 (2.88%) Mule
12 73 (2.66%) Oracle Service Bus
13 60 (2.19%) IIS
14 58 (2.11%) Apache Spark
15 47 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
16 46 (1.68%) Apache Solr
17 39 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 26 (0.95%) MQSeries
18 26 (0.95%) SAS
19 24 (0.87%) nginx
Applications
1 83 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.18%) EngageOne
6 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) HipChat
8 3 (0.11%) InVision
8 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.073%) Pipeline Pilot
9 2 (0.073%) UXPin
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.036%) Gephi
10 1 (0.036%) InDesign
10 1 (0.036%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.036%) Revit
Business Applications
1 41 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
2 37 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
6 17 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
7 16 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
8 15 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
9 14 (0.51%) Elite 3E
10 13 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 11 (0.40%) Magento
11 11 (0.40%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.29%) Markit EDM
12 8 (0.29%) Maximo
12 8 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
13 7 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
13 7 (0.26%) ION MarketView
14 6 (0.22%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 246 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.66%) GitHub
4 48 (1.75%) PaaS
5 44 (1.60%) SaaS
6 32 (1.17%) npm
7 31 (1.13%) Boomi
8 29 (1.06%) Amazon S3
8 29 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.95%) Office 365
11 25 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (0.87%) Google Analytics
12 24 (0.87%) IaaS
12 24 (0.87%) Serverless
13 23 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
14 19 (0.69%) iPaaS
15 16 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
16 14 (0.51%) Algolia
16 14 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 214 (7.80%) HTTP
2 100 (3.65%) Internet
3 88 (3.21%) SSL
4 70 (2.55%) FTP
5 66 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 35 (1.28%) SMTP
7 28 (1.02%) DNS
8 22 (0.80%) SMS
9 21 (0.77%) HTTPS
10 20 (0.73%) Intranet
11 18 (0.66%) Firewall
12 17 (0.62%) SSH
13 14 (0.51%) MQTT
14 13 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
14 13 (0.47%) SNMP
15 10 (0.36%) VPN
16 9 (0.33%) IMAP
16 9 (0.33%) Kerberos
16 9 (0.33%) WAN
17 8 (0.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (15.68%) SQL Server
2 323 (11.78%) Relational Database
3 189 (6.89%) MySQL
4 153 (5.58%) Oracle Database
5 142 (5.18%) NoSQL
6 129 (4.70%) RDBMS
7 111 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 101 (3.68%) Big Data
9 100 (3.65%) MongoDB
10 96 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
11 86 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 80 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 79 (2.88%) Hadoop
14 76 (2.77%) DB2
15 68 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 63 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 56 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
18 44 (1.60%) HBase
19 39 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
20 36 (1.31%) GIS
Development Applications
1 474 (17.28%) Git (software)
2 299 (10.90%) Maven
3 280 (10.21%) JUnit
4 277 (10.10%) Jenkins
5 246 (8.97%) JIRA
6 193 (7.04%) Visual Studio
7 192 (7.00%) Selenium
8 163 (5.94%) Subversion
9 158 (5.76%) Eclipse
10 156 (5.69%) Cucumber
11 123 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 108 (3.94%) Gradle
13 107 (3.90%) SoapUI
14 101 (3.68%) Ant
15 78 (2.84%) Mockito
16 69 (2.52%) IntelliJ
17 58 (2.11%) TeamCity
18 56 (2.04%) NUnit
19 44 (1.60%) SonarQube
20 43 (1.57%) gulp
General
1 545 (19.87%) Finance
2 256 (9.33%) Banking
3 135 (4.92%) Marketing
4 101 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 96 (3.50%) Manufacturing
6 82 (2.99%) Electronics
7 80 (2.92%) Retail
8 73 (2.66%) Legal
9 71 (2.59%) Investment Banking
10 49 (1.79%) Front Office
11 42 (1.53%) Law
12 39 (1.42%) Publishing
13 32 (1.17%) Back Office
14 30 (1.09%) Automotive
14 30 (1.09%) Billing
15 25 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.77%) Games
17 17 (0.62%) Advertising
18 14 (0.51%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,574 (57.38%) Developer
2 449 (16.37%) Java Developer
3 273 (9.95%) Analyst
4 257 (9.37%) Architect
5 231 (8.42%) Senior Developer
6 162 (5.91%) .NET Developer
7 116 (4.23%) Consultant
8 114 (4.16%) C# Developer
9 99 (3.61%) Integration Developer
10 97 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
11 94 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
12 90 (3.28%) Test Analyst
13 88 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
14 83 (3.03%) Agile Developer
15 80 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
16 79 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
17 68 (2.48%) Software Developer
17 68 (2.48%) Tester
18 67 (2.44%) XML Developer
19 66 (2.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 974 (35.51%) JSON
2 862 (31.43%) Web Services
3 787 (28.69%) SOAP
4 746 (27.20%) HTML
5 681 (24.83%) REST
6 586 (21.36%) CSS
7 548 (19.98%) .NET
8 387 (14.11%) XSLT
9 383 (13.96%) Spring
10 381 (13.89%) RESTful
11 315 (11.48%) AngularJS
12 312 (11.37%) jQuery
13 253 (9.22%) HTML5
14 247 (9.00%) J2EE
15 230 (8.38%) Ajax
16 219 (7.98%) XSD
17 204 (7.44%) JMS
18 203 (7.40%) ASP.NET
19 192 (7.00%) Node.js
20 177 (6.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
3 116 (4.23%) User Experience
4 109 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 90 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 71 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (2.52%) Data Structures
8 64 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 60 (2.19%) Algorithms
10 45 (1.64%) Management Information System
11 40 (1.46%) Derivative
12 30 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 25 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 25 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (0.84%) DataPower
15 22 (0.80%) Reference Data
16 21 (0.77%) CMDB
16 21 (0.77%) Video on Demand
17 20 (0.73%) Fintech
18 19 (0.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 399 (14.55%) Linux
2 333 (12.14%) Unix
3 299 (10.90%) Windows
4 82 (2.99%) Android
5 73 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 59 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 44 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 26 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.91%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.87%) Solaris
13 19 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.62%) HPUX
15 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.44%) Windows 10
17 10 (0.36%) CentOS
18 8 (0.29%) Debian
19 5 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,197 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 512 (18.67%) TDD
3 412 (15.02%) SOA
4 377 (13.74%) Scrum
5 349 (12.72%) Test Automation
6 344 (12.54%) MVC
7 283 (10.32%) OO
8 241 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
8 241 (8.79%) SDLC
9 240 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 232 (8.46%) DevOps
11 229 (8.35%) BDD
12 222 (8.09%) Software Engineering
13 220 (8.02%) Migration
14 219 (7.98%) Data Modelling
14 219 (7.98%) Microservices
15 188 (6.85%) Unit Testing
16 182 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
17 159 (5.80%) Web Development
18 143 (5.21%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,224 (44.62%) Java
2 1,165 (42.47%) SQL
3 870 (31.72%) JavaScript
4 523 (19.07%) C#
5 293 (10.68%) Python
6 192 (7.00%) XPath
7 176 (6.42%) PL/SQL
8 136 (4.96%) C++
9 125 (4.56%) Java 8
10 113 (4.12%) Scala
11 99 (3.61%) Ruby
12 94 (3.43%) Shell Script
13 87 (3.17%) PHP
14 86 (3.14%) C
14 86 (3.14%) PowerShell
15 83 (3.03%) Perl
16 80 (2.92%) Bash Shell
17 79 (2.88%) T-SQL
18 74 (2.70%) Groovy
19 46 (1.68%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 223 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 150 (5.47%) Degree
3 135 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 77 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 39 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 32 (1.17%) ISEB
8 24 (0.87%) Master's Degree
9 23 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (0.77%) Sun Certification
11 10 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.33%) Siebel Certification
13 5 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.15%) MCTS
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.15%) PMP
15 3 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (5.29%) QA
2 95 (3.46%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.84%) MiFID
4 20 (0.73%) EMIR
5 19 (0.69%) SLA
6 18 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
7 15 (0.55%) GCP
7 15 (0.55%) GDPR
8 10 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.29%) ISO 20022
9 8 (0.29%) PMO
10 7 (0.26%) PSD2
10 7 (0.26%) RosettaNet
11 6 (0.22%) HL7
12 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.15%) SEPA
13 2 (0.073%) CDISC
13 2 (0.073%) IFRS
13 2 (0.073%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 141 (5.14%) Docker
2 95 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.98%) HDFS
5 19 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (0.66%) vSphere
7 14 (0.51%) Oracle Clusterware
8 11 (0.40%) Apache Flume
8 11 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.18%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.15%) Xen
13 3 (0.11%) KVM
13 3 (0.11%) NFS
13 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.073%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 83 (3.03%) Puppet
2 55 (2.01%) Ansible
3 53 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.31%) HP ALM
5 33 (1.20%) Kibana
6 30 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (0.98%) Grafana
7 27 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 24 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.55%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.51%) Oracle Flashback
10 14 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (0.47%) Terraform
11 13 (0.47%) Tivoli
12 12 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
13 11 (0.40%) Netcool
14 9 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (0.33%) Nagios
15 8 (0.29%) Oozie
15 8 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 611 (22.27%) Oracle
2 347 (12.65%) Microsoft
3 122 (4.45%) IBM
4 112 (4.08%) SAP
5 89 (3.24%) ServiceNow
6 77 (2.81%) MuleSoft
7 69 (2.52%) webMethods
8 68 (2.48%) WSO2
9 67 (2.44%) HP
10 63 (2.30%) Adobe
11 60 (2.19%) Google
12 42 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (1.49%) Red Hat
14 39 (1.42%) VMware
15 36 (1.31%) Perforce
16 35 (1.28%) Atlassian
17 32 (1.17%) Apigee
17 32 (1.17%) Cisco
17 32 (1.17%) Informatica
18 27 (0.98%) Talend