The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 27 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 39 26
Rank change year-on-year -12 -13  
Contract jobs citing XML 25 22 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.37% 3.29% 5.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.06% 14.01% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 33
Median daily rate £381 £288 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.60% -10.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £338 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.90%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 226 157 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 30.50% 23.50% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 71 123
Median daily rate £360 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for XML.

1 35 (67.31%) Java
2 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (44.23%) Spring
4 22 (42.31%) Web Services
5 20 (38.46%) SQL
5 20 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 19 (36.54%) JSON
7 18 (34.62%) HTML
8 17 (32.69%) RESTful
8 17 (32.69%) REST
9 16 (30.77%) CSS
9 16 (30.77%) XSLT
10 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
10 15 (28.85%) Scrum
11 14 (26.92%) TDD
11 14 (26.92%) Maven
11 14 (26.92%) OO
12 12 (23.08%) Microservices
13 11 (21.15%) Spring Boot
13 11 (21.15%) AngularJS
13 11 (21.15%) Oracle
13 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
14 10 (19.23%) MVC
14 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
14 10 (19.23%) Apple iOS
15 9 (17.31%) Apple Swift
15 9 (17.31%) Mobile Development
15 9 (17.31%) iOS Development
15 9 (17.31%) Objective-C
15 9 (17.31%) Hibernate

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) Apache
2 2 (3.85%) JBoss
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
1 1 (1.92%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) AMQP
1 2 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.77%) MySQL
4 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.85%) Big Data
5 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 14 (26.92%) Maven
3 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 7 (13.46%) Gradle
5 6 (11.54%) git-flow
5 6 (11.54%) Selenium
6 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.69%) JUnit
6 4 (7.69%) Mockito
6 4 (7.69%) Spock
7 2 (3.85%) Ant
7 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.85%) Hudson
7 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (13.46%) Banking
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Law
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (84.62%) Developer
2 27 (51.92%) Java Developer
3 9 (17.31%) iOS Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.85%) MongoDB Developer
7 2 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.92%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.92%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Senior Applications Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (44.23%) Spring
2 22 (42.31%) Web Services
3 19 (36.54%) JSON
4 18 (34.62%) HTML
5 17 (32.69%) REST
5 17 (32.69%) RESTful
6 16 (30.77%) CSS
6 16 (30.77%) XSLT
7 11 (21.15%) AngularJS
7 11 (21.15%) Spring Boot
8 9 (17.31%) Hibernate
8 9 (17.31%) SOAP
9 8 (15.38%) .NET
9 8 (15.38%) Apache Camel
9 8 (15.38%) HTML5
9 8 (15.38%) Spring Integration
10 7 (13.46%) Grails
10 7 (13.46%) JSP
11 6 (11.54%) Ajax
11 6 (11.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Apple iOS
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) AIX
4 2 (3.85%) Solaris
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) Scrum
3 14 (26.92%) OO
3 14 (26.92%) TDD
4 12 (23.08%) Microservices
5 11 (21.15%) Software Engineering
6 10 (19.23%) MVC
7 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (17.31%) iOS Development
7 9 (17.31%) Mobile Development
8 7 (13.46%) BDD
9 6 (11.54%) Open Source
9 6 (11.54%) UML
9 6 (11.54%) Workflow
10 5 (9.62%) User Stories
11 4 (7.69%) Records Management
11 4 (7.69%) Use Case
12 3 (5.77%) OOA/OOD
12 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (67.31%) Java
2 20 (38.46%) SQL
3 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 9 (17.31%) Apple Swift
4 9 (17.31%) C#
4 9 (17.31%) Objective-C
5 7 (13.46%) Groovy
5 7 (13.46%) PL/SQL
6 4 (7.69%) Python
7 3 (5.77%) ECMAScript
7 3 (5.77%) ES6
7 3 (5.77%) PHP
7 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Docker
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Marathon
1 3 (5.77%) Mesos
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
2 9 (17.31%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) Apple
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) TIBCO