The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 / Slough
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 14 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8  
Contract jobs citing XML 4 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.90% 8.18% 4.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.50% 36.11% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 16
Median daily rate - £450 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +52.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Slough with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 32 36 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 23.19% 22.64% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 95 166
Median daily rate £375 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +35.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £318 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
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 Slough

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Slough

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Slough

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for XML.

1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) User Experience
3 4 (57.14%) Demandware
3 4 (57.14%) Web Design
3 4 (57.14%) CMS
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Presales
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Marketing
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (28.57%) Use Case
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) UML
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (14.29%) Intranet
6 1 (14.29%) Extranet
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Siebel
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (57.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Extranet
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce Web Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (42.86%) Web Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Website Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Business Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Project Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Presales Manager
5 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 4 (57.14%) Web Design
3 2 (28.57%) Presales
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Product Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Demandware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Siebel