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 3 months to 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 28 17
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11  
Contract jobs citing XML 84 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.44% 6.42% 7.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.98% 23.48% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 15
Median daily rate £513 £283 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.41% -29.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £220 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £52.00 £31.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.74% -23.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.70 £37.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £31.65 £46.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.90%  

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 Essex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 205 132 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 47.45% 27.33% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 69 90
Median daily rate £488 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -22.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.90
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Essex

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Southend-on-Sea - 25 £447 - 2
Brentwood +7 5 £273 +20.08% 3
Basildon +4 3 - -
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Essex region with a requirement for XML.

1 107 (69.03%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (63.87%) TDD
3 93 (60.00%) Oracle
4 85 (54.84%) JSON
5 81 (52.26%) Java
6 70 (45.16%) HTML
7 65 (41.94%) Middleware
8 64 (41.29%) XSLT
9 61 (39.35%) JavaScript
10 59 (38.06%) SOA
11 56 (36.13%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (32.26%) Manufacturing
13 49 (31.61%) Maven
13 49 (31.61%) Jenkins
14 47 (30.32%) SQL
15 46 (29.68%) MVC
16 44 (28.39%) Scrum
16 44 (28.39%) Unix
17 42 (27.10%) SAP
17 42 (27.10%) CSS
17 42 (27.10%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (27.10%) WSO2
18 41 (26.45%) Finance
18 41 (26.45%) JUnit
18 41 (26.45%) XPath
19 40 (25.81%) Marketing
19 40 (25.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 40 (25.81%) Linux
20 38 (24.52%) Web Services
20 38 (24.52%) Electronics

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 40 (25.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 38 (24.52%) Mule
3 35 (22.58%) Oracle Service Bus
4 24 (15.48%) WebLogic
5 21 (13.55%) JBoss
6 9 (5.81%) WebSphere
7 8 (5.16%) CMS
8 5 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.58%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.94%) Confluence
10 3 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 38 (24.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (7.10%) Adobe Campaign
2 11 (7.10%) Unica
3 6 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.48%) GitHub
2 8 (5.16%) Adobe Analytics
2 8 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.23%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.58%) Office 365
4 4 (2.58%) Yammer
5 3 (1.94%) IaaS
5 3 (1.94%) PaaS
5 3 (1.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.61%) LDAP
2 10 (6.45%) HTTP
3 5 (3.23%) SSL
4 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.06%) MySQL
2 25 (16.13%) Relational Database
3 16 (10.32%) MariaDB
4 14 (9.03%) Oracle Database
5 10 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (6.45%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.81%) Data Mining
6 9 (5.81%) Ingres
7 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (31.61%) Jenkins
1 49 (31.61%) Maven
2 41 (26.45%) JUnit
3 27 (17.42%) Git (software)
4 18 (11.61%) Gradle
5 16 (10.32%) Subversion
6 15 (9.68%) Calabash
7 14 (9.03%) Mockito
8 13 (8.39%) SoapUI
9 10 (6.45%) Xcode
10 8 (5.16%) Ant
10 8 (5.16%) PVCS
11 6 (3.87%) Android Studio
12 4 (2.58%) JIRA
12 4 (2.58%) PowerDesigner
13 3 (1.94%) AccuRev
13 3 (1.94%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.94%) Selenium
14 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
15 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 50 (32.26%) Manufacturing
2 41 (26.45%) Finance
3 40 (25.81%) Marketing
4 38 (24.52%) Electronics
4 38 (24.52%) Telecoms
5 13 (8.39%) Automotive
6 5 (3.23%) Retail
7 3 (1.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (75.48%) Developer
2 42 (27.10%) Java Developer
3 33 (21.29%) Integration Developer
3 33 (21.29%) SOA Developer
4 32 (20.65%) Agile Developer
5 18 (11.61%) Analyst
6 17 (10.97%) Architect
7 16 (10.32%) Android Developer
8 15 (9.68%) Senior Developer
9 14 (9.03%) Technical Architect
10 10 (6.45%) Business Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) iOS Developer
11 9 (5.81%) CRM Developer
12 8 (5.16%) Middleware Developer
13 7 (4.52%) Lead Developer
14 6 (3.87%) Digital Architect
14 6 (3.87%) Digital Technical Architect
14 6 (3.87%) Senior Agile Developer
14 6 (3.87%) Technical Analyst
15 5 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (54.84%) JSON
2 70 (45.16%) HTML
3 65 (41.94%) Middleware
4 64 (41.29%) XSLT
5 42 (27.10%) CSS
6 38 (24.52%) Web Services
7 35 (22.58%) Apache Camel
7 35 (22.58%) Swagger
7 35 (22.58%) WireMock
8 30 (19.35%) RESTful
8 30 (19.35%) Spring
9 29 (18.71%) SOAP
10 27 (17.42%) J2EE
11 25 (16.13%) Core Data
12 24 (15.48%) Core Animation
13 22 (14.19%) EclipseLink
14 21 (13.55%) Spring MVC
15 20 (12.90%) Hibernate
15 20 (12.90%) JPA
16 19 (12.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.58%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (15.48%) Animation
3 23 (14.84%) Mobile App
4 18 (11.61%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (6.45%) iPhone
6 6 (3.87%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.87%) N-Tier
7 5 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.23%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.29%) Clustering
8 2 (1.29%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) iPad
9 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) RIA
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.39%) Unix
2 40 (25.81%) Linux
3 20 (12.90%) Mac OS X
4 16 (10.32%) Android
5 13 (8.39%) Windows
6 10 (6.45%) Apple iOS
7 8 (5.16%) Solaris
8 6 (3.87%) VME
9 3 (1.94%) AIX
9 3 (1.94%) HPUX
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (69.03%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (63.87%) TDD
3 59 (38.06%) SOA
4 56 (36.13%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (29.68%) MVC
6 44 (28.39%) Scrum
7 42 (27.10%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (24.52%) Digital Marketing
8 38 (24.52%) Programme Management
9 29 (18.71%) Pair Programming
10 26 (16.77%) Configuration Management
10 26 (16.77%) UML
11 24 (15.48%) OOA/OOD
11 24 (15.48%) OOD
11 24 (15.48%) Push Notifications
12 23 (14.84%) Test Automation
13 20 (12.90%) Web Development
14 19 (12.26%) B2C
14 19 (12.26%) OO
15 18 (11.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (52.26%) Java
2 61 (39.35%) JavaScript
3 47 (30.32%) SQL
4 41 (26.45%) XPath
5 19 (12.26%) PL/SQL
6 11 (7.10%) PHP
7 10 (6.45%) Apple Swift
7 10 (6.45%) C++
8 9 (5.81%) Objective-C
9 8 (5.16%) Groovy
10 2 (1.29%) C
11 1 (0.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (1.94%) Degree
2 3 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) ISEB
3 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.16%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) Ansible
2 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (60.00%) Oracle
2 42 (27.10%) SAP
2 42 (27.10%) WSO2
3 15 (9.68%) Adobe
4 9 (5.81%) IBM
5 6 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.23%) Fujitsu
6 5 (3.23%) Google
6 5 (3.23%) Omniture
7 4 (2.58%) Infor
7 4 (2.58%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.94%) FatWire
8 3 (1.94%) webMethods
9 2 (1.29%) HP
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