Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 87 77
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 1,744 2,687 2,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.26% 2.84% 3.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.26% 8.04% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,133 1,759 1,875
England median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £346 £319 £313
90th Percentile £625 £620 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 82
England median hourly rate £46.67 £40.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.23% -1.82% -0.60%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.17 £20.09
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.75 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 24,021 33,406 29,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.08% 35.33% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,926 23,777 21,228
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 300 359
England median hourly rate £44.57 £41.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +4.22% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.40 £16.93 £18.70
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.63 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.57 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.64% +3.93% +6.67%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -28 702 £525 +5.00% 172
South East -18 353 £425 -3.41% 147
North of England -16 208 £425 +6.25% 116
South West +20 205 £468 +10.05% 67
Midlands -19 166 £450 +12.50% 62
West Midlands -7 129 £463 +15.63% 37
East of England -33 99 £463 -11.90% 59
North West -26 98 £425 +6.25% 62
Yorkshire +10 75 £450 +2.86% 38
North East +1 35 £405 +4.52% 16
East Midlands -30 29 £400 -3.03% 25
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 756 (43.35%) JSON
2 739 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 720 (41.28%) SQL
4 588 (33.72%) JavaScript
5 560 (32.11%) Java
6 532 (30.50%) Web Services
7 483 (27.69%) HTML
8 416 (23.85%) Oracle
9 376 (21.56%) REST
10 364 (20.87%) SQL Server
11 356 (20.41%) SOAP
12 345 (19.78%) C#
13 339 (19.44%) .NET
14 335 (19.21%) CSS
15 300 (17.20%) Microsoft
16 278 (15.94%) Azure
17 263 (15.08%) Finance
18 247 (14.16%) Security Cleared
19 236 (13.53%) RESTful
20 233 (13.36%) Git (software)
21 230 (13.19%) Test Automation
22 224 (12.84%) Microservices
23 215 (12.33%) Scrum
24 212 (12.16%) SOA
25 207 (11.87%) Linux
25 207 (11.87%) DevOps
26 201 (11.53%) JIRA
27 194 (11.12%) Jenkins
28 181 (10.38%) Windows
29 179 (10.26%) Spring

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
1 120 (6.88%) Confluence
2 99 (5.68%) CMS
3 79 (4.53%) JBoss
4 78 (4.47%) Tomcat
5 76 (4.36%) Apache
5 76 (4.36%) SharePoint
5 76 (4.36%) WebLogic
6 65 (3.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 38 (2.18%) IIS
8 37 (2.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 31 (1.78%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.38%) GeoServer
12 20 (1.15%) ArcGIS
13 18 (1.03%) MQSeries
13 18 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
14 15 (0.86%) Jupyter
14 15 (0.86%) Mule
15 14 (0.80%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 59 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.26%) XMetaL
4 14 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.34%) Doxygen
5 6 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.29%) Camtasia
6 5 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.17%) Sketch
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) InDesign
9 2 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.057%) CATIA
10 1 (0.057%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 58 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.49%) BusinessWorks
2 26 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 21 (1.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 20 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.75%) Oracle TCA
7 12 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 278 (15.94%) Azure
2 163 (9.35%) AWS
3 95 (5.45%) SaaS
4 92 (5.28%) Power Platform
5 76 (4.36%) GitHub
6 52 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
7 46 (2.64%) Serverless
8 39 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 38 (2.18%) Office 365
10 37 (2.12%) PaaS
11 27 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (1.55%) GCP
11 27 (1.55%) Google Analytics
12 26 (1.49%) Boomi
12 26 (1.49%) OpenShift
13 25 (1.43%) Azure Functions
14 23 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
15 22 (1.26%) Amazon S3
16 21 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
17 19 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (6.19%) HTTP
2 42 (2.41%) SSL
3 36 (2.06%) SMTP
4 35 (2.01%) FTP
5 28 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.20%) SNMP
7 18 (1.03%) Internet
8 16 (0.92%) SSH
9 15 (0.86%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.63%) ICMP
10 11 (0.63%) Telnet
11 10 (0.57%) POP3
12 9 (0.52%) BGP
12 9 (0.52%) Firewall
12 9 (0.52%) OSPF
13 8 (0.46%) BIG-IP
13 8 (0.46%) DNS
14 6 (0.34%) Profibus
15 5 (0.29%) Intranet
15 5 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 159 (9.12%) Relational Database
3 115 (6.59%) MySQL
4 104 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
5 98 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
5 98 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 89 (5.10%) Oracle Database
7 88 (5.05%) NoSQL
8 87 (4.99%) Power BI
9 70 (4.01%) MongoDB
10 61 (3.50%) RDBMS
11 58 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 56 (3.21%) Big Data
13 35 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
14 34 (1.95%) Data Lake
14 34 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 33 (1.89%) DB2
16 32 (1.83%) GIS
16 32 (1.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 29 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 233 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 201 (11.53%) JIRA
3 194 (11.12%) Jenkins
4 132 (7.57%) Selenium
5 107 (6.14%) JUnit
6 97 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 96 (5.50%) Maven
8 72 (4.13%) Visual Studio
9 62 (3.56%) Eclipse
10 61 (3.50%) Ant
11 59 (3.38%) Subversion
12 48 (2.75%) SoapUI
13 46 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 45 (2.58%) Gatling
15 39 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
16 38 (2.18%) Mockito
17 31 (1.78%) Bitbucket
18 30 (1.72%) IntelliJ
18 30 (1.72%) JMeter
19 27 (1.55%) Gradle
General
1 263 (15.08%) Finance
2 121 (6.94%) Public Sector
3 107 (6.14%) Banking
4 72 (4.13%) Marketing
5 44 (2.52%) Retail
6 37 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.49%) Legal
9 25 (1.43%) Publishing
10 24 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.26%) Back Office
11 22 (1.26%) Front Office
12 21 (1.20%) Electronics
13 16 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.92%) Games
14 13 (0.75%) Advertising
14 13 (0.75%) Billing
15 12 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.52%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 931 (53.38%) Developer
2 236 (13.53%) Architect
3 177 (10.15%) Analyst
4 172 (9.86%) Java Developer
5 90 (5.16%) ServiceNow Developer
6 84 (4.82%) Consultant
7 74 (4.24%) Senior Developer
8 71 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 67 (3.84%) .NET Developer
10 59 (3.38%) C# Developer
11 57 (3.27%) SQL Developer
12 53 (3.04%) Software Developer
13 49 (2.81%) Technical Architect
14 45 (2.58%) Test Analyst
15 42 (2.41%) Tester
16 40 (2.29%) Business Analyst
17 37 (2.12%) Integration Developer
18 36 (2.06%) Data Analyst
19 35 (2.01%) XML Developer
20 34 (1.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 756 (43.35%) JSON
2 532 (30.50%) Web Services
3 483 (27.69%) HTML
4 376 (21.56%) REST
5 356 (20.41%) SOAP
6 339 (19.44%) .NET
7 335 (19.21%) CSS
8 236 (13.53%) RESTful
9 179 (10.26%) Spring
10 168 (9.63%) AngularJS
11 127 (7.28%) XSLT
12 126 (7.22%) XSD
13 124 (7.11%) Node.js
14 119 (6.82%) ASP.NET
15 118 (6.77%) HTML5
16 115 (6.59%) jQuery
17 103 (5.91%) Ajax
18 100 (5.73%) Hibernate
19 97 (5.56%) .NET Framework
20 90 (5.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 144 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 66 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (2.87%) User Experience
5 41 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
6 39 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 29 (1.66%) PKI
7 29 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.20%) Derivative
10 19 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (0.92%) Reference Data
12 15 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.75%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.75%) Marketing Technology
13 13 (0.75%) Taxonomies
14 12 (0.69%) Replication
15 11 (0.63%) LIMS
16 10 (0.57%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 207 (11.87%) Linux
2 181 (10.38%) Windows
3 154 (8.83%) Unix
4 42 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 39 (2.24%) Android
6 35 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.32%) OpenVMS
8 17 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.86%) CentOS
10 14 (0.80%) Windows Server
11 12 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.52%) Debian
12 9 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.46%) Solaris
13 8 (0.46%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.40%) VMS
15 4 (0.23%) AIX
15 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (13.19%) Test Automation
3 224 (12.84%) Microservices
4 215 (12.33%) Scrum
5 212 (12.16%) SOA
6 207 (11.87%) DevOps
7 176 (10.09%) TDD
8 164 (9.40%) Migration
9 162 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
10 140 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
11 134 (7.68%) ETL
12 124 (7.11%) BDD
13 122 (7.00%) SDLC
13 122 (7.00%) Unit Testing
14 117 (6.71%) OO
15 107 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
16 103 (5.91%) Mentoring
16 103 (5.91%) MVC
17 96 (5.50%) CRM
18 95 (5.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 720 (41.28%) SQL
2 588 (33.72%) JavaScript
3 560 (32.11%) Java
4 345 (19.78%) C#
5 150 (8.60%) Python
6 123 (7.05%) PL/SQL
7 96 (5.50%) PowerShell
8 90 (5.16%) T-SQL
9 77 (4.42%) C++
10 67 (3.84%) C
11 59 (3.38%) Bash Shell
12 57 (3.27%) Scala
13 56 (3.21%) PHP
14 55 (3.15%) Perl
14 55 (3.15%) Shell Script
15 47 (2.69%) Ruby
16 44 (2.52%) XQuery
17 37 (2.12%) VB
18 32 (1.83%) XPath
19 30 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 247 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 175 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 137 (7.86%) Degree
4 56 (3.21%) ISEB
5 55 (3.15%) ISTQB
6 45 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 42 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 35 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.52%) CCNP
12 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.40%) CCIE
13 7 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.34%) HND
14 6 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.23%) CCNA
16 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
16 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (6.36%) QA
2 29 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.86%) WCAG
4 14 (0.80%) SLA
5 12 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.63%) GDPR
7 8 (0.46%) MiFID
8 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.29%) EMIR
9 5 (0.29%) HL7
9 5 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.23%) IFRS
10 4 (0.23%) PMO
10 4 (0.23%) SEPA
11 3 (0.17%) PSD2
11 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 127 (7.28%) Docker
2 58 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.69%) vSphere
6 8 (0.46%) HDFS
6 8 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.40%) NDS
7 7 (0.40%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 6 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.29%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.23%) Firmware
10 4 (0.23%) RACF
11 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.057%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.057%) Gluster
12 1 (0.057%) LXC
12 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (2.24%) Ansible
2 31 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 30 (1.72%) Puppet
4 28 (1.61%) Kibana
5 24 (1.38%) Grafana
6 17 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (0.86%) Terraform
8 14 (0.80%) Control-M
9 13 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.63%) WMI
11 10 (0.57%) logstash
11 10 (0.57%) SCCM
12 9 (0.52%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 7 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (0.40%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.40%) HP ALM
13 7 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 7 (0.40%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 416 (23.85%) Oracle
2 300 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 101 (5.79%) ServiceNow
4 82 (4.70%) SAP
5 77 (4.42%) Google
6 67 (3.84%) MuleSoft
7 64 (3.67%) Adobe
8 56 (3.21%) IBM
9 55 (3.15%) webMethods
10 42 (2.41%) Red Hat
11 36 (2.06%) HP
12 35 (2.01%) Sybase
13 32 (1.83%) Tableau
13 32 (1.83%) TIBCO
14 31 (1.78%) Axway
15 27 (1.55%) Dell
16 26 (1.49%) CheckPoint
17 23 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
18 21 (1.20%) VMware
18 21 (1.20%) WSO2