Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 12 November 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
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 8 49
Rank change year-on-year -17 +41 -29
Contract jobs citing XML 137 172 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.71% 21.74% 3.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.70% 47.65% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 128 19
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +83.04% -25.33%
10th Percentile £401 £350 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £455
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £410
% change year-on-year +10.53% +15.85% +12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 7
Essex median hourly rate £33.00 £62.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.20% +95.92% -12.81%
10th Percentile £18.80 £39.98 £31.00
90th Percentile £40.15 £63.75 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 £62.50 £31.90
% change year-on-year -47.20% +95.92% -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 Essex with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 419 361 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.87% 45.64% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 254 118
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £375 £318 £238
90th Percentile £600 £600 £518
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 29
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £21.65 £26.44 £30.95
90th Percentile £51.19 £63.75 £42.87
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.13 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.45% +19.79% -3.94%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Essex

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Essex

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Essex over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Essex

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Essex

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Essex over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in Essex

XML
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Essex region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Southend-on-Sea -8 39 £428 -2.29% 2
Basildon +4 9 £488 +8.33% 1
Brentwood -4 5 £463 +44.53%
Colchester -4 1 £700 +47.37% 2
Grays - 1 £550 -
Harlow - 1 - -
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for XML.

1 98 (71.53%) Java
2 83 (60.58%) TDD
3 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (54.74%) Oracle
5 73 (53.28%) Web Services
6 72 (52.55%) SOAP
7 66 (48.18%) SAP
7 66 (48.18%) Finance
7 66 (48.18%) Marketing
8 61 (44.53%) JSON
8 61 (44.53%) Manufacturing
9 60 (43.80%) SOA
10 58 (42.34%) Greenfield Project
11 57 (41.61%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (41.61%) Programme Management
11 57 (41.61%) Electronics
11 57 (41.61%) Telecoms
11 57 (41.61%) Digital Marketing
12 53 (38.69%) RESTful
12 53 (38.69%) SQL
13 44 (32.12%) Maven
14 40 (29.20%) Middleware
15 39 (28.47%) Unix
16 38 (27.74%) Windows
17 36 (26.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 36 (26.28%) WSO2
18 34 (24.82%) Apache Camel
18 34 (24.82%) Mule
19 33 (24.09%) Oracle Service Bus
19 33 (24.09%) XPath

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 36 (26.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (24.82%) Mule
3 33 (24.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 26 (18.98%) WebLogic
5 13 (9.49%) WebSphere
6 9 (6.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (5.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (3.65%) Apache
8 5 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.92%) JBoss
10 3 (2.19%) Confluence
11 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.46%) nginx
11 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.84%) GitHub
2 4 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.19%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.73%) AtomSphere
4 1 (0.73%) Boomi
4 1 (0.73%) IaaS
4 1 (0.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) HTTP
2 4 (2.92%) SSL
2 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.95%) Relational Database
2 10 (7.30%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.11%) MySQL
3 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.92%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.19%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.19%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.73%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 44 (32.12%) Maven
2 23 (16.79%) SoapUI
3 20 (14.60%) Jenkins
4 18 (13.14%) JUnit
5 17 (12.41%) Git (software)
5 17 (12.41%) Selenium
6 15 (10.95%) Cucumber
7 14 (10.22%) Eclipse
8 13 (9.49%) Gradle
8 13 (9.49%) JMeter
8 13 (9.49%) Toad
9 10 (7.30%) Ant
9 10 (7.30%) Subversion
10 8 (5.84%) AccuRev
11 6 (4.38%) IntelliJ
12 5 (3.65%) LoadRunner
12 5 (3.65%) Rational Rhapsody
13 4 (2.92%) Android Studio
13 4 (2.92%) JIRA
13 4 (2.92%) PowerDesigner
General
1 66 (48.18%) Finance
1 66 (48.18%) Marketing
2 61 (44.53%) Manufacturing
3 57 (41.61%) Electronics
3 57 (41.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.19%) Automotive
4 3 (2.19%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (48.18%) Developer
2 48 (35.04%) Java Developer
3 30 (21.90%) Integration Developer
4 24 (17.52%) Senior Developer
5 20 (14.60%) Analyst
6 19 (13.87%) Tester
7 16 (11.68%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Lead Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Lead Java Developer
8 12 (8.76%) SOA Developer
9 11 (8.03%) Business Analyst
9 11 (8.03%) Test Analyst
10 10 (7.30%) Automation Tester
10 10 (7.30%) Technical Business Analyst
11 9 (6.57%) Agile Developer
12 7 (5.11%) Architect
12 7 (5.11%) Product Owner
12 7 (5.11%) Test Manager
13 6 (4.38%) Product Business Analyst
13 6 (4.38%) Technical Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (53.28%) Web Services
2 72 (52.55%) SOAP
3 61 (44.53%) JSON
4 53 (38.69%) RESTful
5 40 (29.20%) Middleware
6 34 (24.82%) Apache Camel
7 33 (24.09%) Swagger
7 33 (24.09%) WireMock
7 33 (24.09%) XSLT
8 27 (19.71%) REST
9 20 (14.60%) HTML
10 18 (13.14%) CSS
10 18 (13.14%) Spring
11 14 (10.22%) AngularJS
12 13 (9.49%) JPA
13 11 (8.03%) EclipseLink
13 11 (8.03%) Spring MVC
14 10 (7.30%) Ajax
14 10 (7.30%) Spring Boot
14 10 (7.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (42.34%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.57%) Clustering
4 5 (3.65%) Replication
5 4 (2.92%) NHS
6 3 (2.19%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.46%) Animation
7 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.46%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.73%) PKI
8 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.73%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.47%) Unix
2 38 (27.74%) Windows
3 18 (13.14%) Linux
4 8 (5.84%) Solaris
5 6 (4.38%) Android
6 3 (2.19%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.58%) TDD
2 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (43.80%) SOA
4 57 (41.61%) Business Intelligence
4 57 (41.61%) Digital Marketing
4 57 (41.61%) Programme Management
5 32 (23.36%) Scrum
6 27 (19.71%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.87%) MVC
8 18 (13.14%) Test Scripting
9 16 (11.68%) Microservices
9 16 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (10.22%) Mentoring
10 14 (10.22%) Open Source
10 14 (10.22%) User Stories
11 13 (9.49%) Business Analysis
12 12 (8.76%) API Testing
12 12 (8.76%) BDD
12 12 (8.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 98 (71.53%) Java
2 53 (38.69%) SQL
3 33 (24.09%) XPath
4 25 (18.25%) JavaScript
5 23 (16.79%) Java 8
6 11 (8.03%) Groovy
7 7 (5.11%) C#
8 5 (3.65%) Java 9
8 5 (3.65%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.92%) Perl
10 3 (2.19%) Ruby
10 3 (2.19%) Scala
11 2 (1.46%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.46%) C
11 2 (1.46%) Haskell
11 2 (1.46%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.46%) PHP
11 2 (1.46%) Python
12 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (16.06%) ISEB
1 22 (16.06%) ISTQB
2 17 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) Degree
6 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) HL7
2 4 (2.92%) QA
3 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.73%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (2.92%) Kibana
1 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.92%) Puppet
2 2 (1.46%) Ansible
2 2 (1.46%) Grafana
2 2 (1.46%) logstash
3 1 (0.73%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.73%) Mesos
Vendors
1 75 (54.74%) Oracle
2 66 (48.18%) SAP
3 36 (26.28%) WSO2
4 26 (18.98%) webMethods
5 14 (10.22%) IBM
6 11 (8.03%) Adobe
7 10 (7.30%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.38%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.38%) Talend
9 4 (2.92%) InterSystems
10 3 (2.19%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (2.19%) Google
10 3 (2.19%) HP
11 1 (0.73%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.73%) Dell
11 1 (0.73%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.73%) Informatica
11 1 (0.73%) MapR
11 1 (0.73%) Omniture
11 1 (0.73%) Red Hat