The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 24 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 38 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing XML 3 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.29% 2.90% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.49% 9.09% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £369 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +19.40% -10.54%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 86 121 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 37.07% 31.93% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 93 46
Median daily rate £400 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +14.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Sheffield

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Sheffield

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for XML.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) Mockito
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) JUnit
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) XSLT
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) DataSynapse
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FCoE
1 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Multicast
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) HBase
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (12.50%) Redis
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
1 3 (37.50%) Mockito
2 2 (25.00%) DbUnit
2 2 (25.00%) jMock
2 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Gradle
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Spock
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Camel
3 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) PowerMock
3 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) Meteor
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (12.50%) Microservices
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Go
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) ECMAScript
4 1 (12.50%) ES6
4 1 (12.50%) Korn
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) KVM
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (12.50%) SRDF
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Intel
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Solace
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO