Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 23 32
Rank change year-on-year -24 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing XML 5 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.06% 8.20% 6.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.31% 20.27% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 40 29
Kent median daily rate £381 £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.13% +8.80% -26.47%
10th Percentile £349 £312 £244
90th Percentile £398 £441 £325
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £66.62 £46.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +44.82% +21.05% +70.79%

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 116 222 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.52% 40.44% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 164 236
Kent median daily rate £375 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £326 £238 £261
90th Percentile £529 £438 £613
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Kent median hourly rate - - £15.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%

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 27 May 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
Maidstone -6 2 £381 +12.55% 7
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) CSS3
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) SGML
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Infragistics
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) Windows

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
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
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) CSS3
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CGI
4 1 (20.00%) DHTML
4 1 (20.00%) EDI
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) SGML
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) VRML
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Facebook
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Infragistics
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Telerik