The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
South East / Kent
Rank 18 33 35
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs citing XML 25 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 9.19% 5.44% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.73% 14.04% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 3
Median daily rate £338 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £270 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £325 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 110 171 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 40.44% 38.78% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 138 46
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Kent

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Kent

XML
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Folkestone +2 5 £325 -
Maidstone +1 4 £306 -2.00%
XML
South East

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for XML.

1 44 (84.62%) Web Services
2 41 (78.85%) JSON
3 36 (69.23%) .NET Framework
3 36 (69.23%) C#
3 36 (69.23%) .NET
3 36 (69.23%) Entity Framework
4 33 (63.46%) TDD
5 32 (61.54%) LINQ
5 32 (61.54%) Multithreading
5 32 (61.54%) SQL
5 32 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (61.54%) Concurrent Programming
5 32 (61.54%) Multithreaded Programming
6 31 (59.62%) LINQ to SQL
7 25 (48.08%) Algorithms
8 21 (40.38%) Data Management
9 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (25.00%) Java
11 11 (21.15%) OpenGL
11 11 (21.15%) Android
11 11 (21.15%) Android SDK
11 11 (21.15%) Android Development
11 11 (21.15%) Mobile App
11 11 (21.15%) REST
11 11 (21.15%) Memory Management
12 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
13 9 (17.31%) Degree
13 9 (17.31%) Eclipse
13 9 (17.31%) Mobile Development
14 8 (15.38%) Computer Science

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (1.92%) FileNet
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) DB2
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) Power BI
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (17.31%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (98.08%) Developer
2 36 (69.23%) .NET Developer
3 22 (42.31%) C# .NET Developer
3 22 (42.31%) C# Developer
4 11 (21.15%) Android Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Java Android Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Developer
6 5 (9.62%) XML Developer
7 3 (5.77%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Mobile Web Developer
8 2 (3.85%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Architect
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (84.62%) Web Services
2 41 (78.85%) JSON
3 36 (69.23%) .NET
3 36 (69.23%) .NET Framework
3 36 (69.23%) Entity Framework
4 32 (61.54%) LINQ
5 31 (59.62%) LINQ to SQL
6 11 (21.15%) Android SDK
6 11 (21.15%) OpenGL
6 11 (21.15%) REST
7 6 (11.54%) HTML
8 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.85%) CSS
10 1 (1.92%) Node.js
10 1 (1.92%) SOAP
10 1 (1.92%) WSDL
10 1 (1.92%) XML Messaging
10 1 (1.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) Algorithms
2 11 (21.15%) Mobile App
3 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) TDD
2 32 (61.54%) Concurrent Programming
2 32 (61.54%) Multithreaded Programming
2 32 (61.54%) Multithreading
3 21 (40.38%) Data Management
4 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (21.15%) Android Development
5 11 (21.15%) Memory Management
6 9 (17.31%) Mobile Development
7 4 (7.69%) MVC
8 2 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.85%) Web Development
9 1 (1.92%) Content Management
9 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Content Management
9 1 (1.92%) Game Development
9 1 (1.92%) Information Management
9 1 (1.92%) Logical Data Model
9 1 (1.92%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) C#
2 32 (61.54%) SQL
3 13 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (1.92%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (1.92%) Cognos
1 1 (1.92%) Informatica
1 1 (1.92%) Netezza
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle
1 1 (1.92%) Teradata
1 1 (1.92%) Zend