Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 33 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 -13 +23
Contract jobs citing XML 5 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.17% 5.17% 7.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.46% 15.30% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 22
Kent median daily rate £365 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +6.15% -7.14%
South East median daily rate £440 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.94% -10.00% +100.00%

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 Kent with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 112 183 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 26.17% 33.76% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 131 158
Kent median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £252
90th Percentile £463 £438 £690
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Kent median hourly rate £41.61 - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.89%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 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 6 months to 18 August 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
Tunbridge Wells +7 2 £368 -33.18% 1
Maidstone +3 1 £363 +6.62% 2
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Kent region with a requirement for XML.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) DHTML
5 1 (20.00%) T-SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (20.00%) DHTML
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Infragistics
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft