Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 17 38
Rank change year-on-year -21 +21 -25
Contract jobs citing XML 25 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.86% 7.40% 4.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.81% 27.61% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 17
Kent median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £288 £262 £255
90th Percentile £540 £388 £415
South East median daily rate £420 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.38% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -12.09% +23.81% +5.00%

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 181 134 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.21% 26.80% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 80 179
Kent median daily rate £350 £345 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.22% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £252 £263
90th Percentile £456 £569 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -12 2 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 £550 +69.23%
Gravesend - 1 £325 -
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 16 (64.00%) .NET
2 15 (60.00%) C#
3 13 (52.00%) SQL
4 12 (48.00%) JSON
5 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (36.00%) TDD
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (32.00%) SOAP
7 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (32.00%) RESTful
8 6 (24.00%) WCF
8 6 (24.00%) Web Services
8 6 (24.00%) HTML
9 5 (20.00%) Advertising
9 5 (20.00%) CSS
9 5 (20.00%) Java
9 5 (20.00%) Concurrent Programming
9 5 (20.00%) MuleSoft
9 5 (20.00%) Entity Framework
9 5 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
9 5 (20.00%) REST
9 5 (20.00%) LINQ
9 5 (20.00%) QA
9 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
9 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (16.00%) .NET Core
10 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (16.00%) Selenium

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 1 (4.00%) Drupal
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) AMQP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.00%) SMTP
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (4.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Advertising
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) French Language
4 1 (4.00%) German Language
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (24.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) MuleSoft Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.00%) WCF Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Database Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Integration Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Integration Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) JSON
3 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (32.00%) RESTful
4 8 (32.00%) SOAP
5 6 (24.00%) HTML
5 6 (24.00%) WCF
5 6 (24.00%) Web Services
6 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.00%) CSS
6 5 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 5 (20.00%) LINQ
6 5 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
6 5 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) .NET Core
7 4 (16.00%) XSLT
8 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.00%) Apache CXF
8 2 (8.00%) EDI
8 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.00%) Fintech
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) iPad
4 1 (4.00%) iPhone
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.00%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.00%) Android
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) OpenVMS
3 1 (4.00%) OS/400
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) TDD
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 5 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
3 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.00%) OO
4 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Structured Programming
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Document Management
6 2 (8.00%) ETL
6 2 (8.00%) Microservices
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) SDET
6 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) RPG
6 1 (4.00%) RPG IV
6 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) HL7
2 1 (4.00%) PSD2
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) MuleSoft
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Cognos
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) IFS
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) PayPal
3 1 (4.00%) WorldPay