Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 7 41
Rank change year-on-year -11 +34 -27
Contract jobs citing XML 134 189 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.76% 22.37% 4.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.36% 46.67% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 132 22
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +57.69% -12.16%
10th Percentile £410 £310 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £450
East of England median daily rate £525 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 5
Essex median hourly rate £35.29 £62.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.54% +101.61% -20.51%
10th Percentile £25.13 £37.00 £27.85
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £31.65
East of England median hourly rate £34.04 £62.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -45.54% +101.61% -20.00%

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 379 405 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.91% 47.93% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 272 131
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £410 £313 £238
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 27
Essex median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25.22 £29.29 £30.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £42.82
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% +11.11% -8.86%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -10 32 £425 - 1
Brentwood -5 8 £475 +48.44% 2
Basildon +1 7 £525 - 3
Colchester 0 1 £700 +47.37% 3
Grays - 1 £550 -
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 96 (71.64%) Java
2 81 (60.45%) TDD
3 74 (55.22%) Oracle
4 68 (50.75%) Web Services
5 67 (50.00%) SOAP
6 65 (48.51%) JSON
7 64 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (45.52%) SOA
9 60 (44.78%) Finance
10 59 (44.03%) SAP
11 58 (43.28%) RESTful
12 55 (41.04%) Greenfield Project
13 54 (40.30%) Marketing
13 54 (40.30%) Manufacturing
14 50 (37.31%) Electronics
14 50 (37.31%) Telecoms
14 50 (37.31%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (37.31%) Programme Management
14 50 (37.31%) Digital Marketing
15 46 (34.33%) SQL
16 43 (32.09%) Middleware
17 42 (31.34%) Maven
18 40 (29.85%) WSO2
19 39 (29.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 37 (27.61%) Apache Camel
20 37 (27.61%) Mule
21 36 (26.87%) XPath
21 36 (26.87%) XSLT
21 36 (26.87%) Oracle Service Bus
22 34 (25.37%) WireMock

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 39 (29.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 37 (27.61%) Mule
3 36 (26.87%) Oracle Service Bus
4 21 (15.67%) WebLogic
5 10 (7.46%) WebSphere
6 6 (4.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.99%) Apache
8 4 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.99%) JBoss
9 3 (2.24%) Confluence
10 2 (1.49%) CMS
11 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.75%) nginx
11 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.96%) GitHub
2 3 (2.24%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) AtomSphere
3 1 (0.75%) Boomi
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) HTTP
1 4 (2.99%) SSL
1 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.22%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.99%) MySQL
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.24%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.75%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.75%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 42 (31.34%) Maven
2 23 (17.16%) Jenkins
3 20 (14.93%) JUnit
4 17 (12.69%) SoapUI
5 16 (11.94%) Gradle
5 16 (11.94%) Toad
6 13 (9.70%) JMeter
7 12 (8.96%) Calabash
7 12 (8.96%) Cucumber
7 12 (8.96%) Selenium
8 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
9 7 (5.22%) Eclipse
9 7 (5.22%) Subversion
10 5 (3.73%) AccuRev
10 5 (3.73%) Android Studio
10 5 (3.73%) Ant
10 5 (3.73%) LoadRunner
10 5 (3.73%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (2.99%) JIRA
11 4 (2.99%) PowerDesigner
General
1 60 (44.78%) Finance
2 54 (40.30%) Manufacturing
2 54 (40.30%) Marketing
3 50 (37.31%) Electronics
3 50 (37.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.73%) Automotive
5 2 (1.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (52.24%) Developer
2 35 (26.12%) Java Developer
3 31 (23.13%) Integration Developer
4 26 (19.40%) Senior Developer
5 23 (17.16%) Analyst
6 15 (11.19%) Tester
7 14 (10.45%) SOA Developer
8 12 (8.96%) Android Developer
9 11 (8.21%) Business Analyst
9 11 (8.21%) Lead Developer
9 11 (8.21%) Lead Java Developer
9 11 (8.21%) Test Analyst
10 10 (7.46%) Agile Developer
10 10 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (7.46%) Technical Business Analyst
11 9 (6.72%) Architect
12 8 (5.97%) Senior Agile Developer
12 8 (5.97%) XML Analyst
13 7 (5.22%) Technical Analyst
14 6 (4.48%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (50.75%) Web Services
2 67 (50.00%) SOAP
3 65 (48.51%) JSON
4 58 (43.28%) RESTful
5 43 (32.09%) Middleware
6 37 (27.61%) Apache Camel
7 36 (26.87%) XSLT
8 34 (25.37%) Swagger
8 34 (25.37%) WireMock
9 24 (17.91%) HTML
10 21 (15.67%) REST
11 12 (8.96%) Android SDK
11 12 (8.96%) CSS
12 11 (8.21%) XSD
13 10 (7.46%) Core Animation
13 10 (7.46%) Core Data
13 10 (7.46%) J2EE
14 9 (6.72%) Spring
15 8 (5.97%) AngularJS
16 7 (5.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (41.04%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.46%) Animation
3 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.22%) Clustering
4 7 (5.22%) Data Structures
4 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.48%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.99%) NHS
7 3 (2.24%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.24%) Replication
8 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.49%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.64%) Windows
2 27 (20.15%) Unix
3 14 (10.45%) Android
4 11 (8.21%) Linux
5 4 (2.99%) Solaris
6 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.75%) CentOS
8 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (60.45%) TDD
2 64 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (45.52%) SOA
4 50 (37.31%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (37.31%) Digital Marketing
4 50 (37.31%) Programme Management
5 26 (19.40%) Scrum
6 21 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (13.43%) MVC
7 18 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 17 (12.69%) Test Scripting
9 15 (11.19%) User Stories
10 13 (9.70%) Pair Programming
11 12 (8.96%) Android Development
11 12 (8.96%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (8.21%) Business Analysis
12 11 (8.21%) Mentoring
13 10 (7.46%) Data Modelling
13 10 (7.46%) OOD
13 10 (7.46%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (71.64%) Java
2 46 (34.33%) SQL
3 36 (26.87%) XPath
4 28 (20.90%) JavaScript
5 27 (20.15%) Java 8
6 6 (4.48%) C#
6 6 (4.48%) Groovy
7 5 (3.73%) Java 9
7 5 (3.73%) Perl
8 2 (1.49%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.49%) C
8 2 (1.49%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.49%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.49%) Python
8 2 (1.49%) Ruby
8 2 (1.49%) Scala
9 1 (0.75%) Haskell
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) ISEB
1 19 (14.18%) ISTQB
2 18 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 6 (4.48%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.73%) HL7
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.99%) Puppet
2 3 (2.24%) Ansible
2 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.49%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.75%) Grafana
4 1 (0.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 74 (55.22%) Oracle
2 59 (44.03%) SAP
3 40 (29.85%) WSO2
4 20 (14.93%) webMethods
5 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.22%) Adobe
6 7 (5.22%) IBM
7 6 (4.48%) Talend
8 5 (3.73%) HP
9 4 (2.99%) InterSystems
10 3 (2.24%) Google
11 2 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.49%) Omniture
12 1 (0.75%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.75%) Dell
12 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.75%) Lotus
12 1 (0.75%) MapR
12 1 (0.75%) Red Hat