The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 21 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs citing XML 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.13% 2.04% 4.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.59% 13.04% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Median daily rate £288 £513 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.90% +36.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +19.40% -10.54%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 69 23 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 44.23% 15.65% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 18 21
Median daily rate £313 £525 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.47% +52.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Luton

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Luton

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Luton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Luton region with a requirement for XML.

1 11 (84.62%) JSP
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 8 (61.54%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) J2EE
3 8 (61.54%) OOP
4 7 (53.85%) SAX
4 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) TDD
4 7 (53.85%) Subversion
4 7 (53.85%) Ajax
4 7 (53.85%) Web Development
4 7 (53.85%) Animation
4 7 (53.85%) JSON
4 7 (53.85%) Dojo
4 7 (53.85%) jQuery
4 7 (53.85%) CSS
4 7 (53.85%) Apache
4 7 (53.85%) HTTP
4 7 (53.85%) XML Schema
4 7 (53.85%) DOM
4 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
4 7 (53.85%) HTML5
4 7 (53.85%) Progressive Enhancement
4 7 (53.85%) CSS3
4 7 (53.85%) Sass
4 7 (53.85%) LESS
4 7 (53.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (53.85%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 7 (53.85%) Prototyping
5 6 (46.15%) Front End Development

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 7 (53.85%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
1 7 (53.85%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) UI Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Splunk Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) JSP
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) J2EE
3 7 (53.85%) Ajax
3 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) CSS3
3 7 (53.85%) Dojo
3 7 (53.85%) DOM
3 7 (53.85%) HTML5
3 7 (53.85%) jQuery
3 7 (53.85%) JSON
3 7 (53.85%) LESS
3 7 (53.85%) Sass
3 7 (53.85%) SAX
3 7 (53.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (53.85%) XML Schema
4 4 (30.77%) Java EE
5 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 3 (23.08%) JSF
5 3 (23.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Animation
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) AIX
1 1 (7.69%) HPUX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) OOP
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 7 (53.85%) Progressive Enhancement
2 7 (53.85%) Prototyping
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Web Development
3 6 (46.15%) Front End Development
4 4 (30.77%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) RAD
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) SEO
6 1 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) BEA
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk