Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 21 January 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 45 62
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing XML 43 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.90% 3.64% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.78% 14.15% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 16
Reading median daily rate £433 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £305 £305 £275
90th Percentile £501 £522 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Reading median hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% -

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 Reading with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 399 318 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.89% 25.73% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 225 178
Reading median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% -4.76%
10th Percentile £323 £302 £271
90th Percentile £575 £525 £491
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +55.56% -50.00%
10th Percentile £39.00 £11.95 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.38 £47.50 £30.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% -9.59% -8.75%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Reading

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Reading

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Reading over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Reading

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for XML.

1 30 (69.77%) JSON
2 28 (65.12%) Java
3 20 (46.51%) CRM
4 17 (39.53%) .NET
4 17 (39.53%) Web Services
5 16 (37.21%) SQL
6 13 (30.23%) Groovy
6 13 (30.23%) Test Automation
6 13 (30.23%) C++
7 12 (27.91%) XML Schema
7 12 (27.91%) Selenium
8 10 (23.26%) EDI
8 10 (23.26%) JUnit
8 10 (23.26%) Scala
8 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
8 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (23.26%) Procedural Programming
8 10 (23.26%) Geb
8 10 (23.26%) Gatling
9 9 (20.93%) Oracle
10 8 (18.60%) C#
10 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
12 6 (13.95%) HTML
12 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
13 5 (11.63%) Windows
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
13 5 (11.63%) CSS
13 5 (11.63%) XSLT

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (6.98%) JBoss
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.33%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Boomi
2 2 (4.65%) IaaS
2 2 (4.65%) PaaS
2 2 (4.65%) SaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) DHCP
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) FTP
2 1 (2.33%) Skype
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Selenium
2 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
2 10 (23.26%) Gatling
2 10 (23.26%) Geb
2 10 (23.26%) JUnit
3 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
5 2 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.33%) Grunt
6 1 (2.33%) Maven
6 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.33%) PVCS
6 1 (2.33%) Subversion
6 1 (2.33%) WiX
General
1 1 (2.33%) Banking
1 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
1 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) Java Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Senior Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (23.26%) Senior Tester
4 10 (23.26%) Tester
5 8 (18.60%) Performance Tester
5 8 (18.60%) Senior Performance Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Manual Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Manual Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (69.77%) JSON
2 17 (39.53%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) Web Services
3 12 (27.91%) XML Schema
4 10 (23.26%) EDI
5 6 (13.95%) HTML
6 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.63%) CSS
6 5 (11.63%) XSLT
7 4 (9.30%) REST
7 4 (9.30%) RESTful
7 4 (9.30%) SOAP
7 4 (9.30%) Spring
8 3 (6.98%) HTML5
8 3 (6.98%) Node.js
8 3 (6.98%) XSD
9 2 (4.65%) Grails
9 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.65%) Java EE
9 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) DataPower
3 2 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.33%) SCORM
4 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Android
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) CRM
2 13 (30.23%) Test Automation
3 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (23.26%) Procedural Programming
4 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) DevOps
6 4 (9.30%) MVC
7 3 (6.98%) BPEL
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
7 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 2 (4.65%) B2C
8 2 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.65%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (4.65%) Data Management
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL
8 2 (4.65%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) Java
2 16 (37.21%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) C++
3 13 (30.23%) Groovy
4 10 (23.26%) Scala
5 8 (18.60%) C#
6 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) C
7 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.33%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (2.33%) ES6
8 1 (2.33%) Fortran
8 1 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.65%) Dell
4 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) Workday
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Telerik