Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 47 22
Rank change year-on-year +39 -25 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 172 32 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.88% 3.65% 6.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 48.04% 17.30% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 19 30
Essex median daily rate £513 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.83% -20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £350 £250 £231
90th Percentile £600 £475 £575
East of England median daily rate £475 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +17.28% +8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 21
Essex median hourly rate £62.50 £31.90 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.92% -12.60% +12.78%
10th Percentile £39.98 £31.00 £31.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.00 £41.00
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £31.90 £36.00
% change year-on-year +95.92% -11.39% +5.53%

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 358 185 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 45.55% 21.09% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 118 190
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £318 £250 £237
90th Percentile £600 £525 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 28
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +7.00%
10th Percentile £26.44 £31.00 £31.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.90 £42.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.00% +7.91%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +7 45 £443 +36.15%
Brentwood +3 21 £320 +6.67%
Basildon +13 10 £450 +73.08%
Chelmsford +7 1 £350 -
Colchester - 1 £475 -
Witham - 1 £513 -
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 150 (87.21%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (74.42%) TDD
2 128 (74.42%) Middleware
3 115 (66.86%) Oracle
4 107 (62.21%) JSON
5 105 (61.05%) XSLT
6 94 (54.65%) Maven
7 92 (53.49%) SOA
7 92 (53.49%) Manufacturing
8 91 (52.91%) Finance
9 87 (50.58%) Marketing
10 85 (49.42%) Digital Marketing
11 83 (48.26%) Electronics
12 82 (47.67%) Telecoms
12 82 (47.67%) Programme Management
12 82 (47.67%) Business Intelligence
12 82 (47.67%) SAP
13 81 (47.09%) WSO2
13 81 (47.09%) Greenfield Project
14 80 (46.51%) XPath
14 80 (46.51%) Mule
15 76 (44.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 75 (43.60%) Oracle Service Bus
16 75 (43.60%) WireMock
16 75 (43.60%) Apache Camel
16 75 (43.60%) Swagger
17 62 (36.05%) Java
18 58 (33.72%) SOAP
18 58 (33.72%) Web Services
19 55 (31.98%) Scrum

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 80 (46.51%) Mule
2 76 (44.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 75 (43.60%) Oracle Service Bus
4 20 (11.63%) WebLogic
5 14 (8.14%) JBoss
6 12 (6.98%) WebSphere
7 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.49%) CMS
9 5 (2.91%) Confluence
10 4 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.58%) Apache
12 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.30%) GitHub
2 5 (2.91%) IaaS
2 5 (2.91%) PaaS
2 5 (2.91%) SaaS
3 2 (1.16%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.16%) npm
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.98%) HTTP
2 8 (4.65%) LDAP
3 6 (3.49%) SSL
3 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.58%) GPRS
4 1 (0.58%) SMS
4 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.95%) Relational Database
2 19 (11.05%) MySQL
3 14 (8.14%) RDBMS
4 11 (6.40%) Data Mining
4 11 (6.40%) Ingres
5 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.23%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.07%) MariaDB
7 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.49%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.74%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (54.65%) Maven
2 37 (21.51%) Jenkins
3 29 (16.86%) JUnit
4 18 (10.47%) SoapUI
5 16 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 16 (9.30%) Gradle
6 14 (8.14%) JIRA
7 11 (6.40%) Ant
8 9 (5.23%) Calabash
8 9 (5.23%) Subversion
9 8 (4.65%) Android Studio
10 7 (4.07%) JMeter
10 7 (4.07%) Mockito
11 6 (3.49%) Vagrant
12 4 (2.33%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.33%) PowerDesigner
12 4 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (2.33%) Xcode
13 3 (1.74%) Grunt
13 3 (1.74%) LoadUI
General
1 92 (53.49%) Manufacturing
2 91 (52.91%) Finance
3 87 (50.58%) Marketing
4 83 (48.26%) Electronics
5 82 (47.67%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.07%) Automotive
7 3 (1.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (67.44%) Developer
2 67 (38.95%) Integration Developer
3 60 (34.88%) Agile Developer
4 58 (33.72%) SOA Developer
5 55 (31.98%) Senior Developer
6 38 (22.09%) Analyst
7 31 (18.02%) Senior Agile Developer
8 26 (15.12%) Lead Developer
9 24 (13.95%) Business Analyst
10 15 (8.72%) Java Developer
11 9 (5.23%) Android Developer
11 9 (5.23%) XML Analyst
12 8 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (4.07%) Architect
13 7 (4.07%) Business Systems Analyst
13 7 (4.07%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (4.07%) Technical Business Analyst
14 6 (3.49%) Agile Tester
14 6 (3.49%) Senior J2EE Developer
14 6 (3.49%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (74.42%) Middleware
2 107 (62.21%) JSON
3 105 (61.05%) XSLT
4 75 (43.60%) Apache Camel
4 75 (43.60%) Swagger
4 75 (43.60%) WireMock
5 58 (33.72%) SOAP
5 58 (33.72%) Web Services
6 39 (22.67%) RESTful
7 38 (22.09%) HTML
8 26 (15.12%) REST
9 25 (14.53%) CSS
10 19 (11.05%) JPA
11 18 (10.47%) WSDL
12 17 (9.88%) JAXB
12 17 (9.88%) Spring
12 17 (9.88%) Struts
13 16 (9.30%) Ajax
14 15 (8.72%) XSD
15 14 (8.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (47.09%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (7.56%) Animation
3 12 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.65%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.33%) iPhone
6 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.16%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.58%) Clustering
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.58%) Replication
9 1 (0.58%) RIA
9 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.95%) Linux
2 17 (9.88%) Unix
3 10 (5.81%) Android
4 8 (4.65%) Windows
5 7 (4.07%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.49%) Solaris
7 5 (2.91%) AIX
7 5 (2.91%) HPUX
8 4 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (87.21%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (74.42%) TDD
3 92 (53.49%) SOA
4 85 (49.42%) Digital Marketing
5 82 (47.67%) Business Intelligence
5 82 (47.67%) Programme Management
6 55 (31.98%) Scrum
7 45 (26.16%) UML
8 39 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (15.70%) Data Mapping
10 25 (14.53%) Data Integration
10 25 (14.53%) MVC
11 22 (12.79%) OOA/OOD
12 17 (9.88%) Mentoring
13 16 (9.30%) Configuration Management
13 16 (9.30%) Validation
13 16 (9.30%) Wireframes
14 15 (8.72%) Data Modelling
14 15 (8.72%) OO
15 13 (7.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 80 (46.51%) XPath
2 62 (36.05%) Java
3 50 (29.07%) SQL
4 37 (21.51%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.72%) Groovy
6 12 (6.98%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.49%) C
8 4 (2.33%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.33%) C++
8 4 (2.33%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.16%) C#
11 1 (0.58%) ES6
11 1 (0.58%) Perl
11 1 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.58%) GCP
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.49%) Ansible
1 6 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 115 (66.86%) Oracle
2 82 (47.67%) SAP
3 81 (47.09%) WSO2
4 9 (5.23%) CA
4 9 (5.23%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (2.91%) webMethods
6 4 (2.33%) Adobe
7 3 (1.74%) IBM
8 2 (1.16%) Google
8 2 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (1.16%) Omniture