Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 60 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 26 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.95% 2.25% 3.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.89% 10.53% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 35
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £247
90th Percentile £459 £538 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 263 285 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.76% 21.41% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 175 321
Reading median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £313
90th Percentile £521 £525 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 13
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £15.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.33% -44.44% +4.85%
10th Percentile £71.25 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.50 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -46.67% - -53.85%

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 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 22 May 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 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 15 (57.69%) SC Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) HTML
4 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (46.15%) Java
6 10 (38.46%) Windows
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) Oracle
7 9 (34.62%) MVC
7 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
8 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
8 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
8 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 8 (30.77%) Unix
8 8 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (26.92%) DevOps
9 7 (26.92%) .NET
9 7 (26.92%) C#
9 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
9 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
9 7 (26.92%) Smart Meter
9 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
10 6 (23.08%) jQuery
10 6 (23.08%) CMS
10 6 (23.08%) Business Analysis
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 5 (19.23%) HTML5
12 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing

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 6 (23.08%) CMS
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) nginx
2 2 (7.69%) WordPress
3 1 (3.85%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.85%) Joomla!
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.54%) StarTeam
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.85%) Maven
5 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.85%) PVCS
5 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Integration Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Integration Test Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Software Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Build Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 6 (23.08%) jQuery
4 5 (19.23%) HTML5
5 4 (15.38%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) Ajax
6 3 (11.54%) CSS3
6 3 (11.54%) JSON
6 3 (11.54%) Node.js
6 3 (11.54%) Web Services
6 3 (11.54%) XHTML
7 2 (7.69%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (7.69%) Google Maps API
7 2 (7.69%) LAMP
7 2 (7.69%) Laravel
7 2 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (7.69%) REST
7 2 (7.69%) RESTful
7 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Smart Meter
2 3 (11.54%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) RIA
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) OpenVMS
4 1 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
2 9 (34.62%) MVC
3 8 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) Business Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.54%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Software Distribution
8 2 (7.69%) API Integration
8 2 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (7.69%) OO
8 2 (7.69%) OO PHP
8 2 (7.69%) TDD
8 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
8 2 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (46.15%) Java
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.69%) PHP
6 2 (7.69%) PHP 7
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) DCL
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 15 (57.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) vSphere
2 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) Borland
3 3 (11.54%) Lumension
3 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
4 2 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (7.69%) Twitter
5 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft