Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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.

XML
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 53 51
Rank change year-on-year -21 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 2924 3785 3853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.17% 3.88% 3.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.82% 12.72% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 2589 2482
England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £295 £281
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 65 72
England median hourly rate £41.25 £41.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £20.09 £20.60 £18.27
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.59 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +21.21% -12.00%

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 29787 29761 29683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.33% 30.48% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21082 20867 20518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 350 482
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.07% +10.22%
10th Percentile £18.68 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £54.66
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 23 October 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 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 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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 -24 1477 £500 +11.11% 106
South East -24 529 £425 +6.25% 77
East of England +25 318 £467 +9.94% 30
North of England -35 261 £375 -6.25% 71
Midlands -32 176 £400 - 34
South West -20 143 £425 +6.25% 23
North West -57 112 £375 -6.25% 38
West Midlands -36 107 £463 +11.45% 16
Yorkshire -28 101 £393 +0.64% 29
East Midlands -35 66 £368 -0.68% 18
North East +9 46 £368 -2.00% 4
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1316 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1289 (44.08%) Java
3 1129 (38.61%) SQL
4 1052 (35.98%) JSON
5 1024 (35.02%) JavaScript
6 918 (31.40%) HTML
7 908 (31.05%) Web Services
8 725 (24.79%) CSS
9 661 (22.61%) SOAP
10 650 (22.23%) Finance
11 648 (22.16%) Oracle
12 594 (20.31%) TDD
13 586 (20.04%) REST
14 577 (19.73%) .NET
15 571 (19.53%) C#
16 510 (17.44%) SQL Server
17 500 (17.10%) Linux
18 485 (16.59%) XSLT
19 482 (16.48%) Scrum
20 465 (15.90%) Spring
21 425 (14.53%) Git (software)
22 401 (13.71%) RESTful
23 382 (13.06%) AngularJS
24 370 (12.65%) Maven
24 370 (12.65%) SOA
25 369 (12.62%) Unix
26 344 (11.76%) Microsoft
27 333 (11.39%) HTML5
28 329 (11.25%) Windows
29 325 (11.11%) 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
1 173 (5.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 172 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 170 (5.81%) CMS
4 160 (5.47%) WebSphere
5 152 (5.20%) Apache
6 134 (4.58%) JBoss
7 131 (4.48%) WebLogic
8 111 (3.80%) IIS
9 106 (3.63%) Confluence
10 105 (3.59%) Mule
11 86 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
12 82 (2.80%) SharePoint
13 62 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
14 46 (1.57%) Apache Spark
15 42 (1.44%) SAS
16 38 (1.30%) nginx
17 31 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
18 29 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 28 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
19 28 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 119 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.51%) Doxygen
7 12 (0.41%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (0.27%) InfoPath
10 8 (0.27%) Pipeline Pilot
11 7 (0.24%) SmartSuite
12 6 (0.21%) XMetaL
13 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.17%) LaTeX
13 5 (0.17%) SPSS
14 3 (0.10%) Camtasia
15 2 (0.068%) Mingle
16 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 30 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 20 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 19 (0.65%) ION MarketView
5 19 (0.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 17 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 16 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
7 16 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
8 15 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
9 12 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
10 11 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
11 9 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
12 7 (0.24%) KANA IQ
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 7 (0.24%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 183 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (1.95%) GitHub
4 47 (1.61%) SaaS
5 44 (1.50%) PaaS
6 37 (1.27%) IaaS
6 37 (1.27%) npm
7 36 (1.23%) Office 365
8 29 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 19 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 13 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 12 (0.41%) Serverless
14 10 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (0.31%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
17 7 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
17 7 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 176 (6.02%) HTTP
2 86 (2.94%) Internet
3 78 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 69 (2.36%) SSL
5 62 (2.12%) LDAP
6 37 (1.27%) Firewall
7 31 (1.06%) DNS
8 20 (0.68%) Intranet
9 19 (0.65%) HTTPS
9 19 (0.65%) SMS
10 18 (0.62%) FTP
10 18 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (0.58%) Network Security
11 17 (0.58%) VPN
12 15 (0.51%) LAN
13 13 (0.44%) SMTP
13 13 (0.44%) WAN
14 10 (0.34%) Bluetooth
15 9 (0.31%) CTI
15 9 (0.31%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 295 (10.09%) Relational Database
3 191 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 178 (6.09%) MongoDB
5 167 (5.71%) MySQL
6 146 (4.99%) Oracle Database
7 106 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
7 106 (3.63%) RDBMS
8 87 (2.98%) Big Data
9 78 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 72 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 70 (2.39%) Hadoop
12 62 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 60 (2.05%) DB2
14 59 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
15 44 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
16 43 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
17 41 (1.40%) Data Mining
18 39 (1.33%) MarkLogic
19 36 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 425 (14.53%) Git (software)
2 370 (12.65%) Maven
3 318 (10.88%) Jenkins
4 288 (9.85%) JIRA
5 247 (8.45%) Subversion
6 241 (8.24%) JUnit
7 156 (5.34%) Selenium
8 155 (5.30%) Visual Studio
9 137 (4.69%) Eclipse
10 130 (4.45%) Cucumber
11 129 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 109 (3.73%) IntelliJ
13 104 (3.56%) Mockito
14 103 (3.52%) SoapUI
15 82 (2.80%) Ant
16 80 (2.74%) Gradle
17 70 (2.39%) WebDriver
18 61 (2.09%) gulp
19 59 (2.02%) Grunt
20 51 (1.74%) Hudson
General
1 650 (22.23%) Finance
2 305 (10.43%) Banking
3 184 (6.29%) Marketing
4 163 (5.57%) Telecoms
5 150 (5.13%) Manufacturing
6 133 (4.55%) Electronics
7 118 (4.04%) Front Office
8 97 (3.32%) Investment Banking
9 90 (3.08%) Retail
10 47 (1.61%) Back Office
11 39 (1.33%) Publishing
12 37 (1.27%) Legal
13 34 (1.16%) Games
14 32 (1.09%) Advertising
15 31 (1.06%) Law
16 22 (0.75%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.55%) Automotive
17 16 (0.55%) Billing
17 16 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1802 (61.63%) Developer
2 512 (17.51%) Java Developer
3 300 (10.26%) Analyst
4 201 (6.87%) Senior Developer
5 181 (6.19%) Architect
6 179 (6.12%) .NET Developer
7 142 (4.86%) Consultant
8 131 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 121 (4.14%) Integration Developer
10 120 (4.10%) Agile Developer
11 114 (3.90%) Business Analyst
12 106 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 92 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
14 86 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
15 78 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
16 73 (2.50%) SOA Developer
17 70 (2.39%) ServiceNow Developer
18 65 (2.22%) Software Developer
19 61 (2.09%) Scala Developer
20 60 (2.05%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1052 (35.98%) JSON
2 918 (31.40%) HTML
3 908 (31.05%) Web Services
4 725 (24.79%) CSS
5 661 (22.61%) SOAP
6 586 (20.04%) REST
7 577 (19.73%) .NET
8 485 (16.59%) XSLT
9 465 (15.90%) Spring
10 401 (13.71%) RESTful
11 382 (13.06%) AngularJS
12 333 (11.39%) HTML5
13 325 (11.11%) jQuery
14 287 (9.82%) Ajax
15 271 (9.27%) Hibernate
16 249 (8.52%) J2EE
17 236 (8.07%) Middleware
18 216 (7.39%) Node.js
19 211 (7.22%) XSD
20 189 (6.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 221 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
3 156 (5.34%) User Experience
4 128 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 107 (3.66%) Fixed Income
6 101 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 98 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 79 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
9 75 (2.56%) Derivative
10 54 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 44 (1.50%) Equities
12 32 (1.09%) DataPower
12 32 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 29 (0.99%) W3C
14 27 (0.92%) Animation
15 26 (0.89%) CMDB
16 25 (0.85%) Video on Demand
17 24 (0.82%) N-Tier
18 23 (0.79%) Algorithms
18 23 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 500 (17.10%) Linux
2 369 (12.62%) Unix
3 329 (11.25%) Windows
4 76 (2.60%) Android
5 69 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 60 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.20%) Solaris
9 32 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 32 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 23 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (0.62%) AIX
12 18 (0.62%) CentOS
13 17 (0.58%) HPUX
14 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.31%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.27%) Debian
18 7 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1316 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (20.31%) TDD
3 482 (16.48%) Scrum
4 370 (12.65%) SOA
5 317 (10.84%) MVC
6 314 (10.74%) OO
7 304 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
8 298 (10.19%) Test Automation
9 236 (8.07%) DevOps
10 231 (7.90%) SDLC
11 230 (7.87%) Data Modelling
12 223 (7.63%) Web Development
13 215 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
14 208 (7.11%) BDD
14 208 (7.11%) Open Source
15 195 (6.67%) Microservices
16 165 (5.64%) Unit Testing
17 150 (5.13%) Kanban
18 149 (5.10%) ETL
19 147 (5.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1289 (44.08%) Java
2 1129 (38.61%) SQL
3 1024 (35.02%) JavaScript
4 571 (19.53%) C#
5 289 (9.88%) Python
6 188 (6.43%) XPath
7 180 (6.16%) PL/SQL
8 163 (5.57%) C++
9 137 (4.69%) T-SQL
10 126 (4.31%) Perl
11 124 (4.24%) Scala
12 120 (4.10%) PowerShell
13 108 (3.69%) Shell Script
14 99 (3.39%) PHP
15 83 (2.84%) Ruby
16 73 (2.50%) C
17 53 (1.81%) Apple Swift
18 50 (1.71%) VB.NET
19 47 (1.61%) Groovy
20 46 (1.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 173 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 162 (5.54%) Degree
3 108 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 34 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (1.03%) ISEB
8 28 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 21 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (0.62%) PMP
11 11 (0.38%) MCITP
11 11 (0.38%) MCTS
12 10 (0.34%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.31%) MCSE
14 8 (0.27%) PhD
15 7 (0.24%) MCP
16 6 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 5 (0.17%) PMI Certification
17 5 (0.17%) Siebel Certification
18 4 (0.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.20%) QA
2 79 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 51 (1.74%) MiFID
4 18 (0.62%) EMIR
4 18 (0.62%) HL7
5 14 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (0.44%) SLA
7 12 (0.41%) GPG13
8 7 (0.24%) ISO 20022
8 7 (0.24%) PMO
9 5 (0.17%) COBIT
9 5 (0.17%) FATCA
9 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.10%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.10%) IFRS
10 3 (0.10%) RosettaNet
10 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.068%) GDPR
11 2 (0.068%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 188 (6.43%) Docker
2 80 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.44%) HDFS
6 8 (0.27%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.27%) Brightmail
7 7 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.17%) UAG
9 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.14%) vSphere
10 3 (0.10%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.10%) Firmware
10 3 (0.10%) LXC
10 3 (0.10%) Xen
11 1 (0.034%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.034%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 141 (4.82%) Puppet
2 64 (2.19%) Ansible
3 58 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.85%) Kibana
5 20 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (0.65%) Nagios
7 13 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
8 12 (0.41%) Grafana
8 12 (0.41%) SCOM
9 11 (0.38%) logstash
10 10 (0.34%) Control-M
11 8 (0.27%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 7 (0.24%) Rancher
12 7 (0.24%) RSA Archer
12 7 (0.24%) SCCM
12 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 648 (22.16%) Oracle
2 344 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 205 (7.01%) SAP
4 150 (5.13%) IBM
5 113 (3.86%) ServiceNow
6 111 (3.80%) WSO2
7 62 (2.12%) Sybase
8 56 (1.92%) Adobe
9 54 (1.85%) MuleSoft
10 52 (1.78%) webMethods
11 45 (1.54%) HP
12 42 (1.44%) TIBCO
13 41 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
14 39 (1.33%) Red Hat
15 36 (1.23%) Apigee
16 35 (1.20%) Google
17 34 (1.16%) Atlassian
18 33 (1.13%) Sitecore
18 33 (1.13%) Splunk
19 26 (0.89%) CA Agile Central