Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 18 34
Rank change year-on-year -29 +16 +6
Contract jobs citing XML 22 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.16% 10.22% 5.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.69% 27.27% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 28
Kent median daily rate £350 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% -8.09%
10th Percentile £288 £293 £204
90th Percentile £525 £388 £391
South East median daily rate £425 £393 £384
% change year-on-year +8.28% +2.28% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £66.62 £45.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +48.03% +22.45% +68.66%

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 227 187 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 42.91% 37.47% 43.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 136 223
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £313 £238 £263
90th Percentile £525 £476 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Kent median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +18.25%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -12 5 £375 +11.11% 2
Gravesend - 1 £325 -
XML
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) C#
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 11 (50.00%) JSON
5 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (40.91%) SOAP
6 9 (40.91%) Web Services
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
7 7 (31.82%) Entity Framework
7 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
8 6 (27.27%) WCF
8 6 (27.27%) LINQ
8 6 (27.27%) RESTful
8 6 (27.27%) LINQ to SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Concurrent Programming
8 6 (27.27%) TDD
8 6 (27.27%) HTML
8 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (22.73%) CSS
9 5 (22.73%) QA
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (18.18%) HTML5
10 4 (18.18%) CSS3
10 4 (18.18%) Microservices
10 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
10 4 (18.18%) Finance

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 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) Drupal
2 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
1 3 (13.64%) SMTP
1 3 (13.64%) SSL
2 2 (9.09%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Fiddler
2 3 (13.64%) ReSharper
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) NetBeans
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) .NET Developer
3 7 (31.82%) C# Developer
4 6 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Designer
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 2 (9.09%) MuleSoft Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) WCF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.55%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 11 (50.00%) JSON
3 9 (40.91%) SOAP
3 9 (40.91%) Web Services
4 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
4 7 (31.82%) Entity Framework
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) LINQ
5 6 (27.27%) LINQ to SQL
5 6 (27.27%) RESTful
5 6 (27.27%) WCF
6 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) CSS3
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
8 3 (13.64%) EDI
8 3 (13.64%) REST
8 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (13.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.09%) Fintech
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Concurrent Programming
2 6 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
2 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 4 (18.18%) Microservices
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Structured Programming
5 2 (9.09%) Document Management
5 2 (9.09%) ETL
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (4.55%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (4.55%) Kanban
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) PSD2
3 1 (4.55%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.64%) MuleSoft
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) Facebook
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) PayPal
2 1 (4.55%) Telerik
2 1 (4.55%) WorldPay