The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 25 21
Rank change year-on-year -34 -4  
Contract jobs citing XML 9 40 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.44% 6.67% 8.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.35% 18.69% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 51
Median daily rate £331 £485 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.70% +18.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £394 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 269 214 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 43.11% 35.67% 33.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 158 187
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £327 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.62% -48.80%  
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Oxfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -23 5 £295 -41.00% 1
Abingdon -3 1 - - 3
XML
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 15 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (38.89%) JIRA
5 13 (36.11%) HTML
5 13 (36.11%) Oracle
6 12 (33.33%) Web Services
6 12 (33.33%) ETL
7 11 (30.56%) SQL
7 11 (30.56%) JSON
7 11 (30.56%) Talend Open Studio
7 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
7 11 (30.56%) Talend
7 11 (30.56%) Oracle Database
8 10 (27.78%) RESTful
8 10 (27.78%) SOAP
8 10 (27.78%) Spring
9 9 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (25.00%) XML Schema
10 8 (22.22%) JBoss
10 8 (22.22%) Publishing
10 8 (22.22%) Apache CXF
10 8 (22.22%) JPA
10 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
10 8 (22.22%) Apache Camel
11 7 (19.44%) MySQL
12 6 (16.67%) XSLT
12 6 (16.67%) CSS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 8 (22.22%) JBoss
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 4 (11.11%) CMS
2 4 (11.11%) WordPress
3 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle Database
2 7 (19.44%) MySQL
3 4 (11.11%) phpMyAdmin
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (5.56%) Big Data
5 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) JIRA
2 11 (30.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.78%) Ant
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (22.22%) Publishing
2 4 (11.11%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Integration Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Python Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (11.11%) Digital Architect
6 4 (11.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
6 4 (11.11%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 4 (11.11%) WordPress Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) XML Developer
8 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Django Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.56%) OBIEE Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) HTML
2 12 (33.33%) Web Services
3 11 (30.56%) JSON
4 10 (27.78%) RESTful
4 10 (27.78%) SOAP
4 10 (27.78%) Spring
5 9 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 9 (25.00%) XML Schema
6 8 (22.22%) Apache Camel
6 8 (22.22%) Apache CXF
6 8 (22.22%) JPA
7 6 (16.67%) CSS
7 6 (16.67%) XSLT
8 5 (13.89%) .NET
8 5 (13.89%) HTML5
8 5 (13.89%) jQuery
9 4 (11.11%) CSS3
9 4 (11.11%) Django
9 4 (11.11%) Flask
9 4 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) BBC
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.11%) New Media
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.78%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Unix
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (33.33%) ETL
4 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
5 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.89%) API Design
7 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
7 5 (13.89%) TDD
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) Content Management
8 4 (11.11%) CRM
8 4 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (11.11%) OOP
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (11.11%) SOA
8 4 (11.11%) Web Design
8 4 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) C#
4 5 (13.89%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) C
5 4 (11.11%) C++
5 4 (11.11%) PHP
6 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.56%) COBOL
7 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.78%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) Talend
3 3 (8.33%) Reuters
3 3 (8.33%) Siebel
4 2 (5.56%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) SAP