The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 25 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 West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 27 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing XML 13 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 6.25% 3.32% 3.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.84% 10.39% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 12
Median daily rate £425 £475 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +38.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 69 77 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 33.17% 31.95% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 75
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £263 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Median hourly rate £52.50 £38.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -29.54%  
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Somerset

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Somerset

XML
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +9 9 £425 -10.52%
Yeovil -1 1 - - 1
Taunton - 1 - -
XML
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for XML.

1 23 (92.00%) Java
2 22 (88.00%) Web Services
3 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (80.00%) SQL
5 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
6 16 (64.00%) RESTful
6 16 (64.00%) Oracle
6 16 (64.00%) TDD
7 14 (56.00%) Hibernate
7 14 (56.00%) Scrum
8 13 (52.00%) Unit Testing
9 12 (48.00%) Maven
9 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
10 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
11 10 (40.00%) Docker
11 10 (40.00%) CSS
12 9 (36.00%) HTML
12 9 (36.00%) SOAP
12 9 (36.00%) Ajax
12 9 (36.00%) Pair Programming
12 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (32.00%) Selenium
13 8 (32.00%) jMock
13 8 (32.00%) Refactoring
13 8 (32.00%) Mercurial
13 8 (32.00%) JPA
13 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
13 8 (32.00%) XML Parsing
13 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
13 8 (32.00%) Apache Buildr

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (24.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Maven
2 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (32.00%) Ant
3 8 (32.00%) Apache Buildr
3 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
3 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (32.00%) jMock
3 8 (32.00%) JUnit
3 8 (32.00%) Mercurial
3 8 (32.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) Subversion
4 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (28.00%) Gradle
4 7 (28.00%) IntelliJ
5 6 (24.00%) WATIR
6 5 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 5 (20.00%) Sahi
6 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Technical Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Developer in Test
4 3 (12.00%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) Web Services
2 16 (64.00%) RESTful
3 14 (56.00%) Hibernate
4 10 (40.00%) CSS
5 9 (36.00%) Ajax
5 9 (36.00%) HTML
5 9 (36.00%) SOAP
6 8 (32.00%) EJB
6 8 (32.00%) JDBC
6 8 (32.00%) JPA
6 8 (32.00%) JSF
6 8 (32.00%) JSP
6 8 (32.00%) Spring
6 8 (32.00%) Struts
7 7 (28.00%) JSON
8 6 (24.00%) .NET
9 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
9 5 (20.00%) Java EE
10 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) RIA
1 7 (28.00%) Web 2.0
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (64.00%) TDD
4 14 (56.00%) Scrum
5 13 (52.00%) Unit Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (36.00%) Pair Programming
7 8 (32.00%) MVC
7 8 (32.00%) Refactoring
7 8 (32.00%) XML Parsing
8 7 (28.00%) DevOps
8 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (28.00%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (24.00%) BDD
10 5 (20.00%) Open Source
10 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
11 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (12.00%) Microservices
13 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
13 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) Java
2 20 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (24.00%) C#
5 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) ATG
3 1 (4.00%) BEA
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft