The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 21 11
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10  
Contract jobs citing XML 5 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.53% 8.53% 10.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 20.33% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 26
Median daily rate £295 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £475 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
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 Oxford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 149 123 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 45.57% 41.98% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 93 94
Median daily rate £425 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +11.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.57%  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Oxford

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for XML.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) JSON
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (41.67%) XSLT
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) API Design
5 3 (25.00%) Flask
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Django
5 3 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) SOAP
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP R/3
1 1 (8.33%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) XML Developer
3 2 (16.67%) XML XSLT Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Django Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) OBIEE Architect
4 1 (8.33%) OBIEE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) XML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) JSON
2 5 (41.67%) XSLT
3 3 (25.00%) Django
3 3 (25.00%) Flask
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) EDI
5 1 (8.33%) EDIFACT
5 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) JPA
5 1 (8.33%) JSP
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) API Design
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) API Development
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Content Development
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Talend
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Siebel