Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 56 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 36 34 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.44% 2.70% 3.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.21% 11.81% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 37
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £351 £305 £250
90th Percentile £508 £549 £471
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -

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 321 288 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.72% 22.88% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 258
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 7
Reading median hourly rate £51.25 £15.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +241.67% -23.51% +3.21%
10th Percentile £31.88 £10.75 £8.80
90th Percentile £69.63 £50.85 £22.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +20.00% -62.69%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018, 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 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 18 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) CMS
6 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
7 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
8 8 (22.22%) Smart Meter
8 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 8 (22.22%) HTML
8 8 (22.22%) Unix
8 8 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Web Services
9 6 (16.67%) .NET
9 6 (16.67%) QA
9 6 (16.67%) JSON
10 5 (13.89%) REST
10 5 (13.89%) CMDB
10 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
10 5 (13.89%) C
10 5 (13.89%) C#
10 5 (13.89%) PVCS
10 5 (13.89%) XSD
10 5 (13.89%) OpenVMS

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 11 (30.56%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) JBoss
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle BPEL
2 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Pentaho
4 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (13.89%) PVCS
3 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) MSTest
5 1 (2.78%) ProC
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.78%) WiX
General
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
1 3 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Integration Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Integration Test Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) C Developer
3 3 (8.33%) C/C++ Developer
3 3 (8.33%) C++ Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Fortran Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Integration Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Web Producer
4 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Database Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Integration Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Java Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) HTML
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) JSON
2 6 (16.67%) Web Services
3 5 (13.89%) REST
3 5 (13.89%) XSD
4 4 (11.11%) CSS
4 4 (11.11%) HTML5
4 4 (11.11%) Node.js
4 4 (11.11%) SOAP
4 4 (11.11%) STL
5 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (8.33%) J2EE
5 3 (8.33%) jQuery
5 3 (8.33%) XSLT
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.56%) JMS
6 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 5 (13.89%) CMDB
3 3 (8.33%) DataPower
4 2 (5.56%) TM Forum
5 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Unix
3 5 (13.89%) OpenVMS
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) VMS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 8 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.89%) SDLC
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) ITSM
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) Content Management
5 3 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (8.33%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 18 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) C
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (8.33%) Fortran
6 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Groovy
7 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.78%) DCL
8 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.78%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.56%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Telerik
5 1 (2.78%) Xamarin