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 26 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 12 33
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21  
Contract jobs citing XML 19 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.51% 9.57% 4.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.62% 29.81% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 3
Median daily rate £345 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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 84 104 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 33.20% 32.10% 47.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 63 68
Median daily rate £345 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Kent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Kent

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 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
Maidstone - 4 £340 - 4
Dover -3 1 £325 +27.45%
Tunbridge Wells -10 1 £550 - 1
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for XML.

1 40 (90.91%) C#
1 40 (90.91%) .NET
2 38 (86.36%) JSON
3 37 (84.09%) TDD
4 35 (79.55%) .NET Framework
4 35 (79.55%) Web Services
4 35 (79.55%) SQL
4 35 (79.55%) Entity Framework
5 33 (75.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 33 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
5 33 (75.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 33 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (75.00%) LINQ
5 33 (75.00%) Multithreading
6 26 (59.09%) Algorithms
7 22 (50.00%) Data Management
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
9 5 (11.36%) CSS
9 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
10 4 (9.09%) .NET Core
10 4 (9.09%) Selenium
10 4 (9.09%) OO
10 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Finance
10 4 (9.09%) Advertising
11 3 (6.82%) HTTP
11 3 (6.82%) PHP

XML
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (9.09%) Advertising
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (90.91%) Developer
2 35 (79.55%) .NET Developer
3 25 (56.82%) C# .NET Developer
3 25 (56.82%) C# Developer
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Tester
4 4 (9.09%) XML Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Sitecore Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Mobile Web Developer
6 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (90.91%) .NET
2 38 (86.36%) JSON
3 35 (79.55%) .NET Framework
3 35 (79.55%) Entity Framework
3 35 (79.55%) Web Services
4 33 (75.00%) LINQ
4 33 (75.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 7 (15.91%) HTML
6 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (11.36%) CSS
7 4 (9.09%) .NET Core
8 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.82%) RESTful
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.55%) REST
10 1 (2.27%) EDI
10 1 (2.27%) SOAP
10 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (59.09%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Android
1 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) TDD
2 33 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 33 (75.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 33 (75.00%) Multithreading
3 22 (50.00%) Data Management
4 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) OO
5 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 3 (6.82%) BDD
6 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.55%) MVC
7 2 (4.55%) SDET
7 2 (4.55%) Web Development
8 1 (2.27%) API Testing
8 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.27%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (90.91%) C#
2 35 (79.55%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.27%) R
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.55%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Zend
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