Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 8 April 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 83 70
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13 -31
Contract jobs citing XML 222 464 543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.32% 2.95% 3.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.05% 9.62% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 279 354
Median daily rate £438 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% -2.22% +13.92%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £302
90th Percentile £584 £575 £594
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 9
Median hourly rate £39.77 £55.00 £80.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.69% -31.87% +83.48%
England median hourly rate £48.85 £44.92 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.76% +9.55% +13.89%

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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,209 4,824 4,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.10% 30.62% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,367 3,152 3,123
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £310
90th Percentile £580 £576 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 70 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £30.00 £20.54 £9.84
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.50 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.23%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing XML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the South East

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in the South East.

Daily rate trend for XML in the South East

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in the South East

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for XML in the South East

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XML in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for XML in the South East

XML
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +23 115 £425 +6.25% 20
Berkshire -2 58 £450 +12.50% 6
Hampshire -19 43 £475 +11.76% 22
West Sussex +26 33 £425 +8.28% 10
Buckinghamshire +27 31 £481 +6.94% 6
Oxfordshire +35 26 £375 +15.38% 8
Surrey -4 22 £425 -10.53% 34
Sussex -1 4 £488 -
East Sussex +4 3 - - 2
Middlesex +15 1 £340 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for XML.

1 118 (53.15%) SQL
2 95 (42.79%) JavaScript
3 85 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (33.33%) HTML
4 74 (33.33%) Java
5 67 (30.18%) JSON
6 61 (27.48%) Oracle
6 61 (27.48%) Web Services
7 58 (26.13%) CSS
8 55 (24.77%) SQL Server
9 54 (24.32%) C#
10 53 (23.87%) SOAP
10 53 (23.87%) Microsoft
11 50 (22.52%) .NET
12 49 (22.07%) REST
13 41 (18.47%) Test Automation
14 36 (16.22%) Git (software)
14 36 (16.22%) Selenium
15 34 (15.32%) Azure
16 33 (14.86%) MVC
17 32 (14.41%) Finance
18 31 (13.96%) XSLT
19 29 (13.06%) Degree
20 28 (12.61%) Unix
20 28 (12.61%) T-SQL
20 28 (12.61%) DevOps
21 27 (12.16%) MySQL
21 27 (12.16%) Windows
21 27 (12.16%) ETL
22 26 (11.71%) Data Modelling

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.50%) Apache
3 9 (4.05%) Confluence
3 9 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.60%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.25%) IIS
5 5 (2.25%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (2.25%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.35%) JBoss
7 2 (0.90%) CMS
7 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.90%) WordPress
8 1 (0.45%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.35%) XMetaL
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.45%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 17 (7.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.80%) Maximo
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.90%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.32%) Azure
2 17 (7.66%) AWS
2 17 (7.66%) Power Platform
3 10 (4.50%) GitHub
4 8 (3.60%) Serverless
5 7 (3.15%) Google Analytics
6 6 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.70%) Office 365
7 5 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.25%) Azure Functions
7 5 (2.25%) Boomi
7 5 (2.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 4 (1.80%) Trello
9 3 (1.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.90%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.90%) Apigee
10 2 (0.90%) GCP
10 2 (0.90%) PaaS
10 2 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.01%) HTTP
2 8 (3.60%) FTP
3 6 (2.70%) SSL
3 6 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.25%) SNMP
5 4 (1.80%) Firewall
6 3 (1.35%) BGP
6 3 (1.35%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.35%) OSPF
6 3 (1.35%) RIP
7 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.45%) Internet
8 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.16%) MySQL
3 22 (9.91%) Relational Database
4 21 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (8.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (6.76%) DB2
7 15 (6.76%) NoSQL
7 15 (6.76%) Power BI
8 14 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (5.41%) Data Lake
10 11 (4.95%) Big Data
10 11 (4.95%) Cosmos DB
11 10 (4.50%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (3.60%) OLAP
12 8 (3.60%) Oracle OLAP
12 8 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (3.60%) Pentaho
12 8 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (16.22%) Git (software)
1 36 (16.22%) Selenium
2 26 (11.71%) JIRA
3 24 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 19 (8.56%) Jenkins
5 18 (8.11%) Eclipse
6 16 (7.21%) JUnit
7 11 (4.95%) Gatling
8 8 (3.60%) Ant
8 8 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.15%) Maven
10 6 (2.70%) GitLab
10 6 (2.70%) NWDS
10 6 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.80%) jMock
11 4 (1.80%) Subversion
12 3 (1.35%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.90%) PowerDesigner
General
1 32 (14.41%) Finance
2 15 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.70%) Banking
4 5 (2.25%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.35%) Marketing
5 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.35%) Publishing
6 2 (0.90%) Back Office
6 2 (0.90%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.90%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (59.46%) Developer
2 30 (13.51%) Analyst
3 24 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.01%) Architect
5 17 (7.66%) .NET Developer
6 13 (5.86%) Consultant
7 10 (4.50%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.50%) SQL Developer
8 9 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.60%) Data Analyst
9 8 (3.60%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.15%) Azure Developer
10 7 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (3.15%) DevOps Developer
10 7 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.15%) React Developer
11 6 (2.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (2.70%) QA Analyst
11 6 (2.70%) SAP Developer
11 6 (2.70%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (33.33%) HTML
2 67 (30.18%) JSON
3 61 (27.48%) Web Services
4 58 (26.13%) CSS
5 53 (23.87%) SOAP
6 50 (22.52%) .NET
7 49 (22.07%) REST
8 31 (13.96%) XSLT
9 25 (11.26%) .NET Framework
10 23 (10.36%) HTML5
11 22 (9.91%) AngularJS
11 22 (9.91%) ASP.NET
12 20 (9.01%) Entity Framework
12 20 (9.01%) Spring
13 17 (7.66%) Hibernate
14 16 (7.21%) jQuery
14 16 (7.21%) LINQ
14 16 (7.21%) XSD
15 13 (5.86%) Ajax
15 13 (5.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.15%) W3C
3 6 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.80%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.35%) Taxonomies
6 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.90%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) Animation
7 1 (0.45%) CESG
7 1 (0.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) EPoS
7 1 (0.45%) Replication
7 1 (0.45%) SCORM
7 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.61%) Unix
2 27 (12.16%) Windows
3 18 (8.11%) Linux
4 6 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.90%) Android
6 2 (0.90%) OpenVMS
6 2 (0.90%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Debian
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (18.47%) Test Automation
3 33 (14.86%) MVC
4 28 (12.61%) DevOps
5 27 (12.16%) ETL
6 26 (11.71%) Data Modelling
6 26 (11.71%) Migration
7 25 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (11.26%) Scrum
8 24 (10.81%) CRM
9 23 (10.36%) Analytics
9 23 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (10.36%) Web Development
10 21 (9.46%) Configuration Management
11 20 (9.01%) SDLC
11 20 (9.01%) Test Scripting
12 19 (8.56%) SOA
13 18 (8.11%) Visualisation
14 17 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (7.66%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 118 (53.15%) SQL
2 95 (42.79%) JavaScript
3 74 (33.33%) Java
4 54 (24.32%) C#
5 28 (12.61%) T-SQL
6 25 (11.26%) Python
7 16 (7.21%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.86%) C
9 10 (4.50%) Java 8
9 10 (4.50%) Perl
9 10 (4.50%) XQuery
10 9 (4.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (3.60%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.60%) Scala
12 7 (3.15%) ABAP
12 7 (3.15%) C++
12 7 (3.15%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.15%) XAML
13 6 (2.70%) BeanShell
13 6 (2.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 29 (13.06%) Degree
2 21 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.86%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.41%) ISEB
5 11 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (3.15%) DBS Check
7 7 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.25%) Master's Degree
8 5 (2.25%) MCITP
8 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.80%) MCAD
9 4 (1.80%) MCPD
10 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CCDA
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.45%) MBA
10 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.21%) QA
2 5 (2.25%) GxP
3 4 (1.80%) WCAG
4 3 (1.35%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (9.46%) Docker
2 17 (7.66%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.70%) NFS
3 6 (2.70%) RACF
4 2 (0.90%) HDFS
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.25%) Grafana
2 5 (2.25%) Kibana
3 3 (1.35%) Oozie
4 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.45%) Netcool
5 1 (0.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.45%) nmon
5 1 (0.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.45%) Terraform
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (27.48%) Oracle
2 53 (23.87%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.31%) Tableau
4 11 (4.95%) Xamarin
5 9 (4.05%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.60%) SAP
7 7 (3.15%) Google
7 7 (3.15%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.70%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.25%) Adobe
9 5 (2.25%) Talend
10 4 (1.80%) Dell
10 4 (1.80%) Northgate
11 3 (1.35%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.35%) WSO2
12 2 (0.90%) Cisco
12 2 (0.90%) Databricks
12 2 (0.90%) FireEye
12 2 (0.90%) IBM
12 2 (0.90%) Workday