The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 23 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 23 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing XML 4 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.64% 4.91% 2.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.52% 21.57% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Median daily rate £325 £475 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.57% +28.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £355 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £530 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £34.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.35% -7.33%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 42 51 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 17.21% 22.77% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 37
Median daily rate £338 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £187.50 - -
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 Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Northampton

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northampton region with a requirement for XML.

1 12 (80.00%) SOAP
2 11 (73.33%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) JSON
3 9 (60.00%) jQuery
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle
3 9 (60.00%) OO
3 9 (60.00%) TDD
4 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
4 8 (53.33%) J2EE
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (53.33%) Ajax
4 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
5 7 (46.67%) Gradle
5 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
5 7 (46.67%) Spring
5 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (46.67%) JPA
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) Banking
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
6 6 (40.00%) Perforce
6 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
6 6 (40.00%) IntelliJ
6 6 (40.00%) JUnit
6 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (40.00%) RAD
6 6 (40.00%) XSLT
6 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 (20.00%) JBoss
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
1 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (20.00%) DB2
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (46.67%) Gradle
3 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (40.00%) IntelliJ
3 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) JProfiler
3 6 (40.00%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
4 1 (6.67%) Lombardi
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 7 (46.67%) Banking
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) SOAP
2 11 (73.33%) JSON
3 9 (60.00%) jQuery
4 8 (53.33%) Ajax
4 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
4 8 (53.33%) J2EE
5 7 (46.67%) JPA
5 7 (46.67%) Spring
6 6 (40.00%) XSLT
7 5 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (33.33%) REST
8 4 (26.67%) CSS
9 3 (20.00%) Web Services
10 2 (13.33%) EJB
10 2 (13.33%) JMS
10 2 (13.33%) JSP
10 2 (13.33%) Servlets
10 2 (13.33%) Struts
10 2 (13.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) DataPower
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (13.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) OO
1 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (40.00%) RAD
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Use Case
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
4 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Perforce
3 3 (20.00%) WSO2
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Chordiant
5 1 (6.67%) Kony
5 1 (6.67%) Sencha
5 1 (6.67%) Sybase