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 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 39 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs citing XML 14 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.43% 3.42% 3.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.77% 15.08% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 28
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £226 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £406 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.23
% change year-on-year +23.07% -10.28%  

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 Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 130 199 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.53% 22.69% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 386 432
Median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £481 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.48% -  
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 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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Reading over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Reading

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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 28 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 Reading region with a requirement for XML.

1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) .NET
3 9 (33.33%) JSON
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 8 (29.63%) SOA
5 7 (25.93%) J2EE
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) C#
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) REST
6 6 (22.22%) User Stories
6 6 (22.22%) SOAP
6 6 (22.22%) Web Services
6 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
7 5 (18.52%) XSD
7 5 (18.52%) DNS
7 5 (18.52%) Python
7 5 (18.52%) XMLSpy
7 5 (18.52%) Marketing
7 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (18.52%) Apigee
8 4 (14.81%) SDLC

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 4 (14.81%) nginx
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) CMS
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) 2G
3 2 (7.41%) 3G
3 2 (7.41%) 4G
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) LTE
3 2 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.41%) MS Access
4 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.70%) OLAP
5 1 (3.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) XMLSpy
2 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.41%) Fiddler
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Marketing
3 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Billing
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Lead Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Development Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Test Development Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Integration Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Integration Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.70%) SOA Solution Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
1 9 (33.33%) JSON
2 7 (25.93%) J2EE
2 7 (25.93%) REST
3 6 (22.22%) SOAP
3 6 (22.22%) Web Services
4 5 (18.52%) XSD
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (14.81%) HTML
5 4 (14.81%) Node.js
5 4 (14.81%) OAuth2
5 4 (14.81%) SAML
5 4 (14.81%) XSLT
6 3 (11.11%) CSS
6 3 (11.11%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.70%) Apache FOP
8 1 (3.70%) RichFaces
8 1 (3.70%) WSDL
8 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.81%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) SOA
3 7 (25.93%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) User Stories
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
6 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 4 (14.81%) Use Case
7 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) SDET
8 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (7.41%) Data Architecture
8 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
1 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) Java 9
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) CCNP
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) HNC
2 2 (7.41%) HND
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) IFRS
2 1 (3.70%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) CloudForms
2 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Apigee
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Thunderhead
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Siebel
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £450 per day
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