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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 51 48
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3  
Contract jobs citing XML 1450 1885 1960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.36% 3.87% 3.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.44% 13.33% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1295 1214
Median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +8.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £20.99 £19.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £50.60 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13889 14144 14206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.18% 29.02% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9642 10076 9673
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 167 198
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 684 £490 +7.69% 125
South East -21 262 £449 +12.12% 83
East of England +22 166 £450 - 48
South West -8 82 £375 -11.76% 35
North West -26 75 £400 -1.84% 54
Yorkshire +20 70 £356 -10.93% 42
East Midlands -13 43 £368 -18.33% 19
West Midlands -39 41 £482 +16.05% 35
North East +34 9 £375 - 7
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1344 (45.98%) Java
2 1295 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
3 1140 (39.00%) SQL
4 1068 (36.54%) JavaScript
5 1065 (36.44%) HTML
6 973 (33.29%) JSON
7 935 (31.99%) Web Services
8 856 (29.28%) CSS
9 739 (25.28%) Oracle
10 634 (21.69%) Finance
11 612 (20.94%) SOAP
12 604 (20.66%) TDD
13 574 (19.64%) .NET
14 545 (18.65%) C#
15 528 (18.06%) REST
16 523 (17.89%) XSLT
17 503 (17.21%) Spring
18 488 (16.70%) Scrum
19 462 (15.81%) Linux
20 453 (15.50%) Git (software)
21 441 (15.09%) SQL Server
22 437 (14.95%) OO
23 397 (13.58%) HTML5
24 387 (13.24%) Jenkins
25 384 (13.14%) jQuery
26 380 (13.00%) Unix
27 370 (12.66%) MVC
28 368 (12.59%) Test Automation
29 354 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
30 353 (12.08%) Relational Database

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
1 230 (7.87%) CMS
2 193 (6.60%) WebSphere
3 177 (6.06%) WebLogic
4 174 (5.95%) JBoss
5 168 (5.75%) Apache
6 143 (4.89%) Tomcat
7 136 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 100 (3.42%) IIS
9 98 (3.35%) Confluence
10 97 (3.32%) SharePoint
11 80 (2.74%) Mule
12 64 (2.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 46 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
14 44 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 38 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
16 33 (1.13%) nginx
17 28 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
18 25 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
19 24 (0.82%) Drupal
20 23 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 74 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.44%) Doxygen
7 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.21%) SPSS
9 5 (0.17%) LaTeX
9 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.068%) Mingle
11 2 (0.068%) SmartSuite
11 2 (0.068%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.068%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.034%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.034%) HipChat
12 1 (0.034%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 90 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
6 11 (0.38%) Unica
7 10 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.27%) Magento
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
10 6 (0.21%) Endur
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle iStore
10 6 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.17%) Pega PRPC
11 5 (0.17%) SAP HCM
11 5 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.14%) Minerva
12 4 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
12 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 159 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (2.05%) GitHub
4 37 (1.27%) SaaS
5 33 (1.13%) Office 365
5 33 (1.13%) PaaS
6 27 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
7 26 (0.89%) IaaS
8 22 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 16 (0.55%) Force.com
12 15 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
14 11 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 9 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.31%) Yammer
16 7 (0.24%) Boomi
16 7 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 212 (7.25%) HTTP
2 97 (3.32%) Internet
3 80 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 75 (2.57%) LDAP
5 66 (2.26%) SSL
6 45 (1.54%) Firewall
7 34 (1.16%) DNS
8 25 (0.86%) HTTPS
8 25 (0.86%) Intranet
9 24 (0.82%) Extranet
10 22 (0.75%) FTP
11 17 (0.58%) VPN
12 15 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.41%) LAN
13 12 (0.41%) SMTP
13 12 (0.41%) SSH
13 12 (0.41%) VoIP
14 11 (0.38%) SAN
15 10 (0.34%) Skype
16 8 (0.27%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 353 (12.08%) Relational Database
3 207 (7.08%) MySQL
4 193 (6.60%) MongoDB
5 188 (6.43%) Oracle Database
6 183 (6.26%) NoSQL
7 77 (2.63%) DB2
8 70 (2.39%) RDBMS
8 70 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 69 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 67 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
10 67 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 65 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 59 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
14 54 (1.85%) Big Data
14 54 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 48 (1.64%) Hadoop
16 40 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
17 32 (1.09%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 453 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 387 (13.24%) Jenkins
3 323 (11.05%) Maven
4 286 (9.78%) JIRA
5 237 (8.11%) Selenium
6 234 (8.01%) Subversion
7 226 (7.73%) JUnit
8 174 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 153 (5.23%) Cucumber
10 152 (5.20%) Eclipse
11 132 (4.52%) IntelliJ
12 128 (4.38%) Visual Studio
13 122 (4.17%) Ant
14 113 (3.87%) Gradle
15 91 (3.11%) WebDriver
16 83 (2.84%) Mockito
17 67 (2.29%) Hudson
18 63 (2.16%) SoapUI
19 54 (1.85%) TeamCity
20 51 (1.74%) Bitbucket
General
1 634 (21.69%) Finance
2 329 (11.26%) Banking
3 187 (6.40%) Marketing
4 122 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 113 (3.87%) Manufacturing
6 104 (3.56%) Retail
7 97 (3.32%) Investment Banking
8 93 (3.18%) Electronics
9 71 (2.43%) Front Office
10 55 (1.88%) Publishing
11 47 (1.61%) Back Office
12 38 (1.30%) Advertising
13 35 (1.20%) Legal
14 28 (0.96%) Games
15 23 (0.79%) Law
16 19 (0.65%) Automotive
17 16 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.44%) Billing
19 11 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1832 (62.68%) Developer
2 588 (20.12%) Java Developer
3 332 (11.36%) Analyst
4 227 (7.77%) .NET Developer
5 207 (7.08%) Architect
6 182 (6.23%) C# Developer
7 174 (5.95%) Senior Developer
8 116 (3.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 114 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
10 101 (3.46%) Consultant
11 98 (3.35%) Systems Analyst
12 93 (3.18%) Integration Developer
13 81 (2.77%) Business Analyst
14 79 (2.70%) Agile Developer
15 76 (2.60%) Scala Developer
16 74 (2.53%) Software Developer
16 74 (2.53%) Tester
17 71 (2.43%) ServiceNow Developer
18 69 (2.36%) Web Developer
19 67 (2.29%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1065 (36.44%) HTML
2 973 (33.29%) JSON
3 935 (31.99%) Web Services
4 856 (29.28%) CSS
5 612 (20.94%) SOAP
6 574 (19.64%) .NET
7 528 (18.06%) REST
8 523 (17.89%) XSLT
9 503 (17.21%) Spring
10 397 (13.58%) HTML5
11 384 (13.14%) jQuery
12 330 (11.29%) Hibernate
13 327 (11.19%) AngularJS
14 319 (10.91%) RESTful
15 310 (10.61%) J2EE
16 300 (10.26%) Ajax
17 205 (7.01%) XSD
18 203 (6.94%) ASP.NET
19 196 (6.71%) .NET Framework
20 184 (6.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 269 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (5.61%) User Experience
3 118 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
4 98 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 96 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 89 (3.04%) Fixed Income
7 77 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 73 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 64 (2.19%) Derivative
10 48 (1.64%) Algorithms
11 45 (1.54%) Management Information System
12 43 (1.47%) Data Structures
13 41 (1.40%) Virtual Team
14 37 (1.27%) Web 2.0
15 34 (1.16%) Animation
16 30 (1.03%) Equities
17 28 (0.96%) CMDB
17 28 (0.96%) iPad
18 27 (0.92%) Client/Server
18 27 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 462 (15.81%) Linux
2 380 (13.00%) Unix
3 306 (10.47%) Windows
4 79 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 78 (2.67%) Android
6 66 (2.26%) Windows Server
7 43 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 35 (1.20%) Solaris
9 33 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.79%) CentOS
13 20 (0.68%) HPUX
13 20 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.44%) VMS
14 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.34%) AIX
16 6 (0.21%) VME
17 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1295 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 604 (20.66%) TDD
3 488 (16.70%) Scrum
4 437 (14.95%) OO
5 370 (12.66%) MVC
6 368 (12.59%) Test Automation
7 354 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
8 334 (11.43%) SOA
9 283 (9.68%) SDLC
10 230 (7.87%) DevOps
11 223 (7.63%) BDD
12 221 (7.56%) Open Source
13 218 (7.46%) Web Development
14 214 (7.32%) Microservices
15 179 (6.12%) E-Commerce
16 169 (5.78%) Unit Testing
17 168 (5.75%) Software Engineering
18 165 (5.64%) Data Modelling
19 158 (5.41%) OOD
20 157 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1344 (45.98%) Java
2 1140 (39.00%) SQL
3 1068 (36.54%) JavaScript
4 545 (18.65%) C#
5 315 (10.78%) Python
6 188 (6.43%) PL/SQL
7 163 (5.58%) C++
8 149 (5.10%) Scala
9 134 (4.58%) PHP
10 122 (4.17%) XPath
11 111 (3.80%) T-SQL
12 106 (3.63%) Ruby
13 105 (3.59%) PowerShell
13 105 (3.59%) Shell Script
14 93 (3.18%) Perl
15 88 (3.01%) C
16 67 (2.29%) Groovy
17 62 (2.12%) Bash Shell
18 56 (1.92%) VB
19 52 (1.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 175 (5.99%) Degree
2 145 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 91 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 40 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 37 (1.27%) ISEB
7 33 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.58%) PMP
11 16 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.48%) MCITP
12 14 (0.48%) Sun Certification
13 10 (0.34%) MCSA
14 9 (0.31%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.27%) HNC
15 8 (0.27%) MCP
16 7 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
16 7 (0.24%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (5.34%) QA
2 53 (1.81%) MiFID
3 38 (1.30%) EMIR
4 32 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
5 31 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.65%) ISO 20022
7 17 (0.58%) SLA
8 11 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.27%) FATCA
10 7 (0.24%) HL7
11 6 (0.21%) COBIT
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.10%) WAI
14 2 (0.068%) CDISC
14 2 (0.068%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.068%) PMO
14 2 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 183 (6.26%) Docker
2 50 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.27%) vSphere
8 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.17%) UAG
8 5 (0.17%) Xen
9 4 (0.14%) HDFS
9 4 (0.14%) LXC
10 3 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.068%) KVM
11 2 (0.068%) NFS
11 2 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.068%) SRDF
11 2 (0.068%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.034%) NDS
Systems Management
1 129 (4.41%) Puppet
2 53 (1.81%) Ansible
3 43 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.55%) Nagios
6 12 (0.41%) Kibana
6 12 (0.41%) Mesos
7 11 (0.38%) HP Fortify
7 11 (0.38%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.34%) SCCM
9 9 (0.31%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 8 (0.27%) Grafana
10 8 (0.27%) Marathon
10 8 (0.27%) SCOM
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
12 5 (0.17%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.17%) vRealize
12 5 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 739 (25.28%) Oracle
2 303 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 156 (5.34%) IBM
3 156 (5.34%) SAP
4 104 (3.56%) ServiceNow
5 90 (3.08%) Adobe
6 75 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
7 71 (2.43%) WSO2
8 52 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 50 (1.71%) webMethods
10 45 (1.54%) Perforce
11 44 (1.51%) Sybase
12 42 (1.44%) HP
13 39 (1.33%) Google
13 39 (1.33%) MuleSoft
14 38 (1.30%) Splunk
15 37 (1.27%) Sitecore
16 36 (1.23%) Informatica
16 36 (1.23%) TIBCO
17 35 (1.20%) VMware
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Peopleworks
Rate: From £60 to £65 per hour £60 to £65 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Coded People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £45 to £48 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
EPAM Systems
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Rate: £450.00 - £485.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago