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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 27 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing XML 7 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.55% 2.98% 4.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.14% 12.07% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £500 £323 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.03% -30.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £296 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £350 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 114 58 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 41.45% 24.68% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 42 66
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £49.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +266.66% -6.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) XSLT
3 11 (39.29%) Java
3 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (35.71%) XPath
4 10 (35.71%) XML Schema
5 9 (32.14%) MVC
5 9 (32.14%) JSON
5 9 (32.14%) REST
6 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) Oracle
7 7 (25.00%) MySQL
7 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (25.00%) Java EE
8 6 (21.43%) Secure Coding
8 6 (21.43%) SilverStripe
8 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 6 (21.43%) Release Management
8 6 (21.43%) Drupal
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (21.43%) RDF
8 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (21.43%) Perl
8 6 (21.43%) PHP
9 5 (17.86%) SOAP
9 5 (17.86%) Publishing
9 5 (17.86%) Symfony
9 5 (17.86%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (17.86%) RESTful

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 6 (21.43%) Drupal
1 6 (21.43%) SilverStripe
2 4 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (10.71%) nginx
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
5 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.57%) GeoServer
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (3.57%) JBoss
5 1 (3.57%) Perch
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
4 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.57%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (14.29%) Ant
3 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (14.29%) Maven
4 3 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (7.14%) JUnit
5 2 (7.14%) Mockito
5 2 (7.14%) Xcode
6 1 (3.57%) Gradle
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.86%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) AWS Developer
4 4 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Designer
5 3 (10.71%) ETL Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.71%) XML Architect
5 3 (10.71%) XML Developer
5 3 (10.71%) XML XSLT Developer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Angular Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.14%) iOS Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) XSLT
2 10 (35.71%) XML Schema
3 9 (32.14%) JSON
3 9 (32.14%) REST
4 7 (25.00%) Java EE
5 5 (17.86%) Laravel
5 5 (17.86%) RESTful
5 5 (17.86%) SOAP
5 5 (17.86%) Spring
5 5 (17.86%) Symfony
6 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 4 (14.29%) Grails
6 4 (14.29%) HTML
6 4 (14.29%) J2EE
6 4 (14.29%) JMS
6 4 (14.29%) jQuery
6 4 (14.29%) JSF
6 4 (14.29%) Play Framework
6 4 (14.29%) Spring MVC
7 3 (10.71%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) SCORM
3 2 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) MVC
3 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) RDF
4 6 (21.43%) Release Management
4 6 (21.43%) Secure Coding
5 5 (17.86%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 5 (17.86%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.29%) ETL
6 4 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.71%) Content Development
7 3 (10.71%) Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
7 3 (10.71%) Informatics
7 3 (10.71%) Metadata Management
7 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) XPath
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) Perl
4 6 (21.43%) PHP
5 3 (10.71%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 2 (7.14%) Scala
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Talend
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Siebel
3 1 (3.57%) Telerik