Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 April 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 64 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 0
Contract jobs citing XML 46 38 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.31% 3.05% 3.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.77% 10.05% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 53
North East median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £236 £275 £293
90th Percentile £575 £465 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North East median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £44.92 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +9.55% +13.89% +3.45%

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 the North East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 427 378 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.76% 30.31% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 276 402
North East median daily rate £450 £393 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +10.95% +1.07%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £285
90th Percentile £569 £530 £536
England median daily rate £500 £475 £443
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.22% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
North East median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £15.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +182.11% -44.20%
10th Percentile £27.80 £21.30 £9.99
90th Percentile £47.65 £46.38 £19.94
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.61% +5.16%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the North East

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the North East

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the North East over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the North East

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the North East

XML
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Tyne and Wear +16 40 £400 -5.88% 2
Durham -17 3 £350 -12.55% 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 North East region with a requirement for XML.

1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) SQL
3 25 (54.35%) JavaScript
4 23 (50.00%) Oracle
5 21 (45.65%) Selenium
6 20 (43.48%) JSON
6 20 (43.48%) Cucumber
7 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
8 16 (34.78%) Gatling
9 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
9 15 (32.61%) Open Source
9 15 (32.61%) JIRA
9 15 (32.61%) HTML
9 15 (32.61%) Java
9 15 (32.61%) Windows
10 14 (30.43%) Unix
10 14 (30.43%) SOAP
10 14 (30.43%) Web Services
11 13 (28.26%) HTML5
11 13 (28.26%) REST
11 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
12 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
12 12 (26.09%) Confluence
12 12 (26.09%) CSS
13 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
13 10 (21.74%) C#
13 10 (21.74%) ISEB
13 10 (21.74%) GitHub
13 10 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (19.57%) jQuery

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 12 (26.09%) Confluence
2 6 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.87%) nginx
4 4 (8.70%) Apache
5 3 (6.52%) JBoss
5 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.35%) Documentum
7 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.17%) IIS
7 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Line 500
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) GitHub
2 6 (13.04%) IaaS
2 6 (13.04%) PaaS
3 5 (10.87%) Force.com
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.87%) SaaS
4 4 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (8.70%) Boomi
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (6.52%) Google Analytics
6 1 (2.17%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) FTP
2 4 (8.70%) HTTP
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) SSL
4 2 (4.35%) Internet
4 2 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.17%) BGP
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) OSPF
5 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) MS Access
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Selenium
2 20 (43.48%) Cucumber
3 16 (34.78%) Gatling
4 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
4 15 (32.61%) JIRA
5 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.70%) JUnit
6 4 (8.70%) Toad
6 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.52%) Ant
7 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.52%) GitLab
7 3 (6.52%) Grunt
7 3 (6.52%) gulp
7 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
7 3 (6.52%) JMeter
7 3 (6.52%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (6.52%) Maven
7 3 (6.52%) Sublime Text
8 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) QA Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Salesforce Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) JSON
2 15 (32.61%) HTML
3 14 (30.43%) SOAP
3 14 (30.43%) Web Services
4 13 (28.26%) HTML5
4 13 (28.26%) REST
5 12 (26.09%) CSS
6 9 (19.57%) jQuery
7 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 7 (15.22%) .NET
8 7 (15.22%) Middleware
9 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
10 5 (10.87%) Node.js
10 5 (10.87%) Visualforce
11 4 (8.70%) Spring
11 4 (8.70%) XML Schema
12 3 (6.52%) EJB
12 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
12 3 (6.52%) JSP
12 3 (6.52%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) e-Learning
1 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.35%) RIA
2 2 (4.35%) Wiki
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Unix
3 6 (13.04%) Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Android
4 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
3 15 (32.61%) Open Source
4 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
5 8 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.04%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.04%) DevOps
7 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.04%) TDD
8 5 (10.87%) Microservices
8 5 (10.87%) Neuroscience
8 5 (10.87%) Scrum
8 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Data Management
9 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Prototyping
10 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (6.52%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 25 (54.35%) JavaScript
3 15 (32.61%) Java
4 10 (21.74%) C#
5 7 (15.22%) Python
6 5 (10.87%) Apex Code
6 5 (10.87%) SOQL
6 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
7 4 (8.70%) VBA
8 3 (6.52%) Groovy
8 3 (6.52%) Haskell
8 3 (6.52%) Perl
8 3 (6.52%) Ruby
8 3 (6.52%) Scala
9 2 (4.35%) ActionScript
9 2 (4.35%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.17%) Java 8
10 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) ISEB
1 10 (21.74%) ISTQB
1 10 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.52%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PMP
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) NDS
3 1 (2.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Grafana
2 3 (6.52%) Kibana
3 2 (4.35%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) Nagios
4 1 (2.17%) Opsview
4 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (8.70%) Dell
3 4 (8.70%) Pega
3 4 (8.70%) Sage
4 3 (6.52%) Adobe
4 3 (6.52%) Google
4 3 (6.52%) webMethods
5 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.17%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.17%) BMC
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Infor
6 1 (2.17%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) Zend