Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 7 42
Rank change year-on-year -25 +35 -28
Contract jobs citing XML 93 132 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.38% 19.33% 5.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.07% 46.15% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 107 25
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +70.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £386 £389 £255
90th Percentile £600 £600 £511
East of England median daily rate £479 £475 £388
% change year-on-year +0.79% +22.58% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 6
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £62.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.07% +82.48% -6.16%
10th Percentile £14.52 £40.20 £31.13
90th Percentile £60.92 £63.75 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £25.17 £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -59.74% +92.31% -10.96%

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 371 286 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.40% 41.87% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 219 130
Essex median daily rate £520 £513 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +36.67% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £260
90th Percentile £600 £603 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 20
Essex median hourly rate £40.29 £39.75 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +8.16% +0.68%
10th Percentile £16.65 £26.18 £30.98
90th Percentile £61.88 £63.75 £42.86
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -5.66%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -18 28 £428 -5.00%
Basildon +3 5 £488 +8.33%
Brentwood -4 4 £374 +16.80%
Colchester -2 1 £700 +47.37%
Grays - 1 £550 -
Harlow - 1 - -
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 70 (75.27%) Java
2 58 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (60.22%) TDD
4 52 (55.91%) SOAP
5 51 (54.84%) Oracle
6 49 (52.69%) Finance
7 48 (51.61%) SAP
7 48 (51.61%) Web Services
8 47 (50.54%) Marketing
9 44 (47.31%) JSON
10 42 (45.16%) Manufacturing
11 40 (43.01%) Programme Management
11 40 (43.01%) Electronics
11 40 (43.01%) Telecoms
11 40 (43.01%) SQL
11 40 (43.01%) SOA
11 40 (43.01%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (43.01%) Digital Marketing
11 40 (43.01%) Greenfield Project
12 36 (38.71%) RESTful
13 31 (33.33%) Unix
13 31 (33.33%) Maven
14 26 (27.96%) Windows
14 26 (27.96%) Middleware
15 23 (24.73%) Apache Camel
15 23 (24.73%) Scrum
15 23 (24.73%) XSLT
15 23 (24.73%) Mule
15 23 (24.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (24.73%) WSO2

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 23 (24.73%) Mule
1 23 (24.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (23.66%) Oracle Service Bus
3 19 (20.43%) WebLogic
4 10 (10.75%) WebSphere
5 7 (7.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (3.23%) Apache
7 2 (2.15%) Confluence
7 2 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.15%) JBoss
7 2 (2.15%) nginx
7 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.08%) CMS
8 1 (1.08%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) GitHub
2 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.23%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.08%) AtomSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Boomi
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) HTTP
2 2 (2.15%) SSL
2 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.08%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.08%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
2 10 (10.75%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.45%) MySQL
4 5 (5.38%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.23%) MariaDB
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.15%) Big Data
7 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.15%) HBase
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.08%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.08%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 1 (1.08%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 31 (33.33%) Maven
2 17 (18.28%) SoapUI
3 14 (15.05%) Jenkins
4 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
4 13 (13.98%) JUnit
5 12 (12.90%) Selenium
6 11 (11.83%) Eclipse
7 10 (10.75%) Cucumber
8 9 (9.68%) Gradle
9 8 (8.60%) Ant
10 6 (6.45%) AccuRev
10 6 (6.45%) Subversion
10 6 (6.45%) Toad
11 5 (5.38%) JMeter
12 4 (4.30%) IntelliJ
13 2 (2.15%) Grunt
13 2 (2.15%) JIRA
13 2 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (2.15%) NeoLoad
13 2 (2.15%) Sublime Text
General
1 49 (52.69%) Finance
2 47 (50.54%) Marketing
3 42 (45.16%) Manufacturing
4 40 (43.01%) Electronics
4 40 (43.01%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) Automotive
5 2 (2.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (48.39%) Developer
2 35 (37.63%) Java Developer
3 25 (26.88%) Integration Developer
4 15 (16.13%) Senior Developer
5 13 (13.98%) Tester
6 11 (11.83%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (10.75%) Analyst
7 10 (10.75%) Lead Developer
8 8 (8.60%) Automation Tester
8 8 (8.60%) Business Analyst
8 8 (8.60%) Test Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Test Manager
10 6 (6.45%) Product Business Analyst
10 6 (6.45%) Product Owner
10 6 (6.45%) Technical Business Analyst
10 6 (6.45%) Technical Product Owner
11 5 (5.38%) Administrator
11 5 (5.38%) Architect
11 5 (5.38%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (55.91%) SOAP
2 48 (51.61%) Web Services
3 44 (47.31%) JSON
4 36 (38.71%) RESTful
5 26 (27.96%) Middleware
6 23 (24.73%) Apache Camel
6 23 (24.73%) XSLT
7 22 (23.66%) Swagger
7 22 (23.66%) WireMock
8 21 (22.58%) REST
9 14 (15.05%) CSS
9 14 (15.05%) HTML
9 14 (15.05%) Spring
10 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
10 12 (12.90%) JPA
11 10 (10.75%) EclipseLink
11 10 (10.75%) Spring MVC
12 9 (9.68%) Spring Boot
13 8 (8.60%) Ajax
13 8 (8.60%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (43.01%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.30%) Clustering
3 4 (4.30%) Replication
4 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.08%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Unix
2 26 (27.96%) Windows
3 13 (13.98%) Linux
4 6 (6.45%) Solaris
5 3 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.15%) Android
6 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (60.22%) TDD
3 40 (43.01%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (43.01%) Digital Marketing
3 40 (43.01%) Programme Management
3 40 (43.01%) SOA
4 23 (24.73%) Scrum
5 18 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 14 (15.05%) MVC
7 13 (13.98%) Microservices
8 12 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 11 (11.83%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (10.75%) Open Source
10 10 (10.75%) Technical Leadership
11 9 (9.68%) API Testing
12 8 (8.60%) Business Analysis
12 8 (8.60%) Functional Testing
12 8 (8.60%) Mentoring
13 7 (7.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (75.27%) Java
2 40 (43.01%) SQL
3 22 (23.66%) XPath
4 14 (15.05%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.83%) Java 8
6 10 (10.75%) Groovy
7 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.23%) Scala
9 2 (2.15%) C#
9 2 (2.15%) Haskell
9 2 (2.15%) Perl
9 2 (2.15%) PHP
9 2 (2.15%) Python
9 2 (2.15%) Ruby
10 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.08%) C
10 1 (1.08%) Java 9
10 1 (1.08%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) ISEB
2 14 (15.05%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) Docker
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Kibana
2 2 (2.15%) Grafana
2 2 (2.15%) logstash
2 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.08%) Mesos
Vendors
1 51 (54.84%) Oracle
2 48 (51.61%) SAP
3 23 (24.73%) WSO2
4 19 (20.43%) webMethods
5 11 (11.83%) IBM
6 9 (9.68%) Adobe
7 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.30%) Talend
9 3 (3.23%) Google
10 2 (2.15%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (2.15%) Cloudera
11 1 (1.08%) Dell
11 1 (1.08%) Hortonworks
11 1 (1.08%) Informatica
11 1 (1.08%) MapR
11 1 (1.08%) Omniture
11 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow