Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 67 73
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 40 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.33% 2.09% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.70% 10.38% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 20
Reading median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £321 £225 £258
90th Percentile £472 £449 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 -
% change year-on-year +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 315 289 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.21% 20.17% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 176 309
Reading median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £525 £488 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 20
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -50.00% +74.76%
10th Percentile £13.43 £16.25 £13.38
90th Percentile £47.50 £30.75 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £46.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year -28.26% +3.95% +36.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (37.50%) HTML
4 15 (37.50%) Windows
5 14 (35.00%) SQL
6 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
6 13 (32.50%) C#
6 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (30.00%) .NET
7 12 (30.00%) MVC
8 10 (25.00%) Web Services
8 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
9 9 (22.50%) DevOps
9 9 (22.50%) CSS
9 9 (22.50%) MySQL
9 9 (22.50%) Visual Studio
10 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 7 (17.50%) Oracle
11 7 (17.50%) SOAP
11 7 (17.50%) Ajax
11 7 (17.50%) Degree
12 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
12 6 (15.00%) Java
12 6 (15.00%) Unix
12 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
12 6 (15.00%) Docker

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 5 (12.50%) CMS
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) nginx
2 4 (10.00%) WordPress
3 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Alfresco
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) GitHub
4 1 (2.50%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) MySQL
3 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) Datazen
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
4 3 (7.50%) StarTeam
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) MSBuild
5 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.50%) Maven
6 1 (2.50%) Selenium
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (7.50%) Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Senior Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Field Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Build Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Author
7 2 (5.00%) C Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Designer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Author
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) HTML
2 12 (30.00%) .NET
3 10 (25.00%) Web Services
4 9 (22.50%) CSS
5 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.50%) Ajax
6 7 (17.50%) SOAP
7 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (12.50%) CSS3
7 5 (12.50%) HTML5
7 5 (12.50%) jQuery
7 5 (12.50%) JSON
7 5 (12.50%) REST
8 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (10.00%) LAMP
8 4 (10.00%) RESTful
8 4 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (7.50%) ADO
9 3 (7.50%) ADO.NET
9 3 (7.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.50%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.00%) Derivative
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) RIA
3 1 (2.50%) Robotics
3 1 (2.50%) Tandem
3 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Unix
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.00%) Debian
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) SUSE
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) MVC
3 9 (22.50%) DevOps
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Service Management
6 4 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (10.00%) OO
6 4 (10.00%) OO PHP
6 4 (10.00%) Open Source
6 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.00%) Web Development
7 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.50%) Chat Support
7 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) C#
4 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
5 6 (15.00%) Java
6 4 (10.00%) PHP
7 3 (7.50%) C++
7 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.00%) C
8 2 (5.00%) Perl
8 2 (5.00%) PHP 7
8 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) Degree
4 4 (10.00%) MCITP
4 4 (10.00%) MCTS
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) Docker
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Borland
3 3 (7.50%) Lumension
3 3 (7.50%) Sybase
4 2 (5.00%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.00%) Twitter