Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 64 56
Rank change year-on-year -20 -8 -8
Contract jobs citing XML 2,742 3,006 3,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.90% 3.44% 3.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.45% 10.60% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,805 1,958 2,601
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £612 £599 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 86 69
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.52 £20.41 £20.15
90th Percentile £67.06 £63.75 £55.95
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year +1.25% +4.23% +9.64%

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 32,459 28,347 29,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.33% 32.40% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,052 19,643 20,943
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 369 379
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.64% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.38 £53.80 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.21 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.01% +6.67% +4.17%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -14 1,276 £500 +5.26% 250
South East -24 527 £450 +5.88% 148
North of England -16 307 £400 +6.67% 170
Midlands +16 281 £400 - 92
East of England -23 217 £513 +20.59% 68
West Midlands +16 167 £400 -13.51% 52
North West -19 147 £395 +5.34% 103
South West -30 131 £425 +1.19% 84
East Midlands +11 113 £400 +8.84% 39
Yorkshire -19 109 £425 +13.33% 55
North East +11 52 £395 +12.86% 12
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,203 (43.87%) Java
2 1,156 (42.16%) SQL
3 1,146 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
4 978 (35.67%) JSON
5 900 (32.82%) JavaScript
6 844 (30.78%) Web Services
7 834 (30.42%) HTML
8 705 (25.71%) SOAP
9 700 (25.53%) Oracle
10 654 (23.85%) CSS
11 604 (22.03%) REST
12 563 (20.53%) C#
13 533 (19.44%) .NET
14 496 (18.09%) Finance
15 482 (17.58%) SQL Server
16 476 (17.36%) Git (software)
17 455 (16.59%) TDD
18 406 (14.81%) Linux
19 400 (14.59%) Scrum
20 396 (14.44%) XSLT
21 386 (14.08%) Windows
22 381 (13.89%) Test Automation
23 375 (13.68%) RESTful
24 371 (13.53%) Unix
25 353 (12.87%) SOA
26 334 (12.18%) Microsoft
27 320 (11.67%) Spring
28 312 (11.38%) HTML5
29 311 (11.34%) OO
30 308 (11.23%) Python

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
1 178 (6.49%) Tomcat
2 156 (5.69%) Confluence
3 149 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 139 (5.07%) WebLogic
5 125 (4.56%) WebSphere
6 124 (4.52%) CMS
7 106 (3.87%) Apache
8 94 (3.43%) SharePoint
9 82 (2.99%) JBoss
10 80 (2.92%) IIS
11 72 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
12 67 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
13 58 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
13 58 (2.12%) Mule
14 57 (2.08%) Apache Spark
15 41 (1.50%) nginx
16 34 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 28 (1.02%) Apache Solr
18 27 (0.98%) SAS
19 23 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 88 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
9 4 (0.15%) EngageOne
9 4 (0.15%) InDesign
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.11%) HipChat
11 2 (0.073%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.073%) Revit
11 2 (0.073%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 31 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
5 13 (0.47%) Magento
6 12 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.36%) Elite 3E
8 9 (0.33%) Actimize
8 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.29%) ION MarketView
10 7 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.22%) Maximo
11 6 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 284 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (2.52%) GitHub
4 68 (2.48%) Amazon S3
5 45 (1.64%) npm
6 41 (1.50%) SaaS
7 36 (1.31%) OpenShift
7 36 (1.31%) PaaS
8 31 (1.13%) Office 365
9 27 (0.98%) Boomi
10 25 (0.91%) Serverless
11 23 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.80%) Google Analytics
13 20 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
14 18 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (0.62%) IaaS
16 15 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
16 15 (0.55%) Force.com
17 14 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.51%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 172 (6.27%) HTTP
2 70 (2.55%) Internet
3 63 (2.30%) SSL
4 61 (2.22%) FTP
5 42 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 25 (0.91%) SMS
7 23 (0.84%) AMQP
7 23 (0.84%) DNS
7 23 (0.84%) Firewall
7 23 (0.84%) SNMP
8 21 (0.77%) SMTP
9 19 (0.69%) Intranet
10 17 (0.62%) HTTPS
10 17 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
10 17 (0.62%) VPN
11 13 (0.47%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.47%) SSH
12 11 (0.40%) MQTT
13 10 (0.36%) PuTTY
13 10 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 307 (11.20%) Relational Database
3 195 (7.11%) MySQL
4 153 (5.58%) NoSQL
5 134 (4.89%) RDBMS
6 133 (4.85%) MongoDB
7 132 (4.81%) Oracle Database
8 127 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
9 126 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
10 90 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 85 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 80 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 67 (2.44%) Hadoop
14 66 (2.41%) Big Data
14 66 (2.41%) DB2
15 60 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 41 (1.50%) Power BI
17 32 (1.17%) HBase
17 32 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 32 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 476 (17.36%) Git (software)
2 289 (10.54%) Jenkins
3 284 (10.36%) JIRA
4 251 (9.15%) Maven
5 225 (8.21%) Selenium
6 218 (7.95%) JUnit
7 192 (7.00%) Visual Studio
8 181 (6.60%) Subversion
9 173 (6.31%) Cucumber
10 123 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 119 (4.34%) Eclipse
12 118 (4.30%) SoapUI
13 93 (3.39%) Ant
14 87 (3.17%) Gradle
15 71 (2.59%) IntelliJ
16 55 (2.01%) NUnit
17 51 (1.86%) SpecFlow
18 50 (1.82%) Mockito
18 50 (1.82%) TeamCity
19 46 (1.68%) Toad
General
1 496 (18.09%) Finance
2 244 (8.90%) Banking
3 102 (3.72%) Marketing
4 97 (3.54%) Retail
5 91 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 87 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 87 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 77 (2.81%) Front Office
8 70 (2.55%) Electronics
9 64 (2.33%) Legal
10 52 (1.90%) Back Office
11 39 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 27 (0.98%) Law
13 24 (0.88%) Publishing
14 21 (0.77%) Automotive
15 20 (0.73%) General Ledger
16 19 (0.69%) Games
17 13 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.44%) Advertising
19 7 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,601 (58.39%) Developer
2 406 (14.81%) Java Developer
3 278 (10.14%) Analyst
4 211 (7.70%) Architect
5 185 (6.75%) Senior Developer
6 152 (5.54%) .NET Developer
7 128 (4.67%) C# Developer
8 111 (4.05%) Consultant
9 101 (3.68%) Test Analyst
10 95 (3.46%) Integration Developer
11 84 (3.06%) C++ Developer
12 76 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
13 73 (2.66%) ServiceNow Developer
13 73 (2.66%) Tester
14 72 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
14 72 (2.63%) Software Developer
15 71 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
16 69 (2.52%) SQL Developer
17 61 (2.22%) Software Engineer
18 60 (2.19%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 978 (35.67%) JSON
2 844 (30.78%) Web Services
3 834 (30.42%) HTML
4 705 (25.71%) SOAP
5 654 (23.85%) CSS
6 604 (22.03%) REST
7 533 (19.44%) .NET
8 396 (14.44%) XSLT
9 375 (13.68%) RESTful
10 320 (11.67%) Spring
11 312 (11.38%) HTML5
12 299 (10.90%) AngularJS
13 290 (10.58%) jQuery
14 232 (8.46%) J2EE
15 231 (8.42%) Ajax
16 225 (8.21%) ASP.NET
17 209 (7.62%) XSD
18 204 (7.44%) Middleware
19 193 (7.04%) Node.js
20 180 (6.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 199 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
3 113 (4.12%) User Experience
4 83 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 78 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 76 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
7 72 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (2.12%) Derivative
9 53 (1.93%) Fixed Income
10 51 (1.86%) Data Structures
11 47 (1.71%) Algorithms
12 45 (1.64%) Management Information System
13 27 (0.98%) CMDB
14 25 (0.91%) NHS
15 24 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
15 24 (0.88%) Fintech
16 23 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
16 23 (0.84%) Mainframe
17 22 (0.80%) DataPower
17 22 (0.80%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 406 (14.81%) Linux
2 386 (14.08%) Windows
3 371 (13.53%) Unix
4 71 (2.59%) Android
5 67 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 54 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 38 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 31 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 17 (0.62%) CentOS
11 17 (0.62%) Solaris
12 16 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.47%) OpenVMS
13 13 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.33%) AIX
14 9 (0.33%) Debian
14 9 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,146 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (16.59%) TDD
3 400 (14.59%) Scrum
4 381 (13.89%) Test Automation
5 353 (12.87%) SOA
6 311 (11.34%) OO
7 277 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
8 272 (9.92%) MVC
9 264 (9.63%) DevOps
10 261 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 260 (9.48%) SDLC
12 227 (8.28%) BDD
13 225 (8.21%) Software Engineering
14 221 (8.06%) Microservices
15 207 (7.55%) Data Modelling
16 194 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
17 188 (6.86%) Unit Testing
18 175 (6.38%) Migration
19 164 (5.98%) Open Source
20 161 (5.87%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,203 (43.87%) Java
2 1,156 (42.16%) SQL
3 900 (32.82%) JavaScript
4 563 (20.53%) C#
5 308 (11.23%) Python
6 193 (7.04%) PL/SQL
7 166 (6.05%) C++
8 155 (5.65%) XPath
9 131 (4.78%) Java 8
10 112 (4.08%) Perl
11 97 (3.54%) Ruby
11 97 (3.54%) T-SQL
12 95 (3.46%) Scala
13 88 (3.21%) Bash Shell
14 86 (3.14%) C
15 83 (3.03%) Shell Script
16 74 (2.70%) PowerShell
17 71 (2.59%) PHP
18 62 (2.26%) Groovy
19 40 (1.46%) ES6
Qualifications
1 260 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 190 (6.93%) SC Cleared
3 152 (5.54%) Degree
4 74 (2.70%) ISEB
5 70 (2.55%) ISTQB
6 56 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 53 (1.93%) DV Cleared
8 51 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.47%) Siebel Certification
11 12 (0.44%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.18%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.18%) Sun Certification
16 4 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
16 4 (0.15%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.15%) PMP
17 3 (0.11%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.67%) QA
2 72 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 23 (0.84%) PMO
4 21 (0.77%) SLA
5 13 (0.47%) GDPR
5 13 (0.47%) ISO 20022
6 12 (0.44%) HL7
6 12 (0.44%) MiFID
7 10 (0.36%) EMIR
8 9 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.33%) GCP
9 6 (0.22%) PSD2
10 5 (0.18%) IFRS
10 5 (0.18%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.18%) SEPA
11 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.073%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.073%) WCAG
14 1 (0.036%) RMADS
System Software
1 168 (6.13%) Docker
2 76 (2.77%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.06%) HDFS
5 15 (0.55%) vSphere
6 13 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.36%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.22%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.18%) KVM
11 5 (0.18%) Xen
12 4 (0.15%) NFS
13 3 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.073%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.073%) Platform Symphony
14 2 (0.073%) SRDF
14 2 (0.073%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 86 (3.14%) Puppet
2 57 (2.08%) Ansible
3 42 (1.53%) Kubernetes
4 41 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (1.42%) Kibana
6 29 (1.06%) Grafana
7 26 (0.95%) HP ALM
8 19 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (0.69%) Terraform
9 17 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.44%) HAProxy
11 11 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (0.40%) logstash
11 11 (0.40%) Nagios
12 10 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.33%) Oozie
14 8 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
14 8 (0.29%) Control-M
14 8 (0.29%) Netcool
14 8 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 700 (25.53%) Oracle
2 334 (12.18%) Microsoft
3 154 (5.62%) IBM
4 117 (4.27%) SAP
5 93 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 75 (2.74%) webMethods
7 68 (2.48%) Google
8 61 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 58 (2.12%) WSO2
10 57 (2.08%) Adobe
10 57 (2.08%) HP
11 46 (1.68%) MuleSoft
12 45 (1.64%) VMware
13 44 (1.60%) Red Hat
14 43 (1.57%) Splunk
15 42 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
16 35 (1.28%) Informatica
17 34 (1.24%) Talend
18 32 (1.17%) Sybase
19 31 (1.13%) Cisco