Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 49 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 -32 +17
Contract jobs citing XML 13 22 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.17% 4.11% 9.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.39% 9.65% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 32
Kent median daily rate £386 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% +3.70% +5.88%
10th Percentile £332 £288 £290
90th Percentile £452 £525 £388
South East median daily rate £448 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.29% +7.59% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £66.62 £45.00
% change year-on-year -47.46% +48.03% +20.00%

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 155 228 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 37.80% 42.62% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 170 127
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £299 £313 £245
90th Percentile £540 £503 £481
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.67% +5.88% +6.25%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Kent over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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 6 months to 17 February 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
West Malling - 8 - -
Dartford - 3 - - 2
Canterbury - 1 £320 -
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 Kent region with a requirement for XML.

1 12 (92.31%) JSON
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) PHP
2 11 (84.62%) MySQL
3 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 10 (76.92%) CSS
3 10 (76.92%) jQuery
3 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
4 9 (69.23%) RESTful
5 8 (61.54%) Website Architecture
5 8 (61.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 8 (61.54%) WordPress
5 8 (61.54%) Firebug
5 8 (61.54%) PHP 7
5 8 (61.54%) Performance Optimisation
5 8 (61.54%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 8 (61.54%) Wireframes
5 8 (61.54%) PHP 5
5 8 (61.54%) CMS
5 8 (61.54%) Content Management
5 8 (61.54%) Google
6 5 (38.46%) Web Development
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (30.77%) Adaptive Web Design
7 4 (30.77%) Deadline-Driven
7 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
7 4 (30.77%) Sass
7 4 (30.77%) Web Design
7 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
8 3 (23.08%) SOAP

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 8 (61.54%) CMS
1 8 (61.54%) WordPress
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.69%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (61.54%) Firebug
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) WordPress Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Backend Developer
4 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) JSON
2 10 (76.92%) CSS
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) jQuery
3 9 (69.23%) RESTful
4 4 (30.77%) Sass
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) LINQ
7 1 (7.69%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Content Management
1 8 (61.54%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Optimisation
1 8 (61.54%) Responsive Web Design
1 8 (61.54%) Website Architecture
1 8 (61.54%) Wireframes
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
3 4 (30.77%) Adaptive Web Design
3 4 (30.77%) Deadline-Driven
3 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
3 4 (30.77%) Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (7.69%) Statistics
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
1 11 (84.62%) PHP
2 8 (61.54%) PHP 5
2 8 (61.54%) PHP 7
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft