Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 38 43
Rank change year-on-year -25 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 547 765 790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.30% 4.60% 4.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.98% 17.14% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 465 535
South East median daily rate £420 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.38% +14.14%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £263
90th Percentile £580 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 18
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.09% +23.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £25.75 £20.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £59.31 £44.88
England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +11.11% +2.86%

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 4566 4462 5119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.53% 26.85% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2821 2713 3305
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 127 118
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.25 £14.99
90th Percentile £50.08 £55.20 £51.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing XML as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the South East

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the South East

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the South East

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor 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 19 November 2017. 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 -19 228 £356 -13.37% 25
Berkshire -4 122 £375 -6.25% 14
Hampshire -36 105 £395 +12.70% 6
Surrey -37 72 £420 +5.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -22 71 £338 +3.85% 6
West Sussex -3 48 £480 +28.00% 4
Oxfordshire -24 35 £450 -2.70% 5
Kent -21 25 £350 +7.69% 5
East Sussex -11 16 £588 +80.77% 4
Sussex -3 9 £463 +94.74% 1
Middlesex -1 3 £355 -7.79%
M4 Corridor +5 1 £300 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region with a requirement for XML.

1 230 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (39.49%) Java
3 214 (39.12%) SQL
4 201 (36.75%) JSON
5 175 (31.99%) JavaScript
6 171 (31.26%) HTML
7 164 (29.98%) CSS
8 139 (25.41%) Web Services
8 139 (25.41%) SQL Server
9 130 (23.77%) REST
10 123 (22.49%) C#
11 120 (21.94%) SOAP
12 114 (20.84%) Linux
13 108 (19.74%) .NET
14 98 (17.92%) XSLT
15 93 (17.00%) Spring
16 91 (16.64%) Oracle
16 91 (16.64%) MVC
17 89 (16.27%) Microsoft
18 88 (16.09%) Finance
19 84 (15.36%) Git (software)
20 79 (14.44%) jQuery
21 70 (12.80%) AngularJS
22 68 (12.43%) Scrum
23 66 (12.07%) Maven
24 65 (11.88%) Microservices
25 64 (11.70%) Windows
26 63 (11.52%) SAP
26 63 (11.52%) TDD
26 63 (11.52%) Docker

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 41 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 36 (6.58%) Apache
3 30 (5.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 22 (4.02%) Apache Spark
4 22 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (3.66%) JBoss
6 18 (3.29%) SAS
6 18 (3.29%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.56%) IIS
8 13 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (2.38%) CMS
9 12 (2.19%) nginx
10 10 (1.83%) Apache Airflow
10 10 (1.83%) Luigi
11 9 (1.65%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.65%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.28%) Apache Pig
13 6 (1.10%) Confluence
13 6 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.83%) Pipeline Pilot
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.28%) KANA IQ
2 7 (1.28%) SAP CRM
3 6 (1.10%) FastStats
4 5 (0.91%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.11%) SaaS
3 9 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.46%) IaaS
5 7 (1.28%) PaaS
6 5 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.91%) GitHub
6 5 (0.91%) Serverless
7 3 (0.55%) Office 365
7 3 (0.55%) Slack
8 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) Boomi
9 1 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.95%) Internet
2 35 (6.40%) HTTP
3 29 (5.30%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.75%) SSL
5 13 (2.38%) SMTP
6 11 (2.01%) Network Security
7 9 (1.65%) FTP
8 8 (1.46%) CTI
9 7 (1.28%) Intranet
10 6 (1.10%) LDAP
10 6 (1.10%) SMS
11 5 (0.91%) DNS
12 4 (0.73%) SIGTRAN
12 4 (0.73%) SS7
13 3 (0.55%) Firewall
13 3 (0.55%) IMAP
13 3 (0.55%) INAP
13 3 (0.55%) VPN
14 2 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
14 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 61 (11.15%) Relational Database
3 47 (8.59%) MongoDB
4 37 (6.76%) NoSQL
5 31 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (5.30%) MySQL
6 29 (5.30%) RDBMS
7 23 (4.20%) Big Data
7 23 (4.20%) Hadoop
8 20 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (3.29%) MarkLogic
10 14 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 13 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (2.01%) OLAP
12 11 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (2.01%) Oracle OLAP
12 11 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 84 (15.36%) Git (software)
2 66 (12.07%) Maven
3 57 (10.42%) JUnit
4 55 (10.05%) Visual Studio
5 51 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (9.14%) Eclipse
7 43 (7.86%) IntelliJ
8 37 (6.76%) Selenium
9 34 (6.22%) Subversion
10 29 (5.30%) Jenkins
11 19 (3.47%) JIRA
12 17 (3.11%) Ant
13 16 (2.93%) Mockito
14 14 (2.56%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.01%) Cucumber
16 10 (1.83%) WiX
17 8 (1.46%) Gradle
17 8 (1.46%) WebDriver
18 6 (1.10%) Grunt
18 6 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 88 (16.09%) Finance
2 42 (7.68%) Marketing
3 38 (6.95%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.75%) Electronics
4 26 (4.75%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.57%) Banking
5 25 (4.57%) Publishing
6 10 (1.83%) Legal
7 6 (1.10%) Advertising
7 6 (1.10%) Retail
8 5 (0.91%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 309 (56.49%) Developer
2 84 (15.36%) Java Developer
3 50 (9.14%) .NET Developer
4 48 (8.78%) Analyst
5 46 (8.41%) Consultant
6 41 (7.50%) Architect
7 36 (6.58%) Scala Developer
8 28 (5.12%) C# Developer
9 26 (4.75%) XML Specialist
10 25 (4.57%) XML Consultant
11 23 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
12 22 (4.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 21 (3.84%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.84%) Web Developer
14 20 (3.66%) HTML Developer
15 19 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
16 15 (2.74%) Python Developer
16 15 (2.74%) Software Developer
16 15 (2.74%) Software Engineer
17 14 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (36.75%) JSON
2 171 (31.26%) HTML
3 164 (29.98%) CSS
4 139 (25.41%) Web Services
5 130 (23.77%) REST
6 120 (21.94%) SOAP
7 108 (19.74%) .NET
8 98 (17.92%) XSLT
9 93 (17.00%) Spring
10 79 (14.44%) jQuery
11 70 (12.80%) AngularJS
12 62 (11.33%) Ajax
13 59 (10.79%) RESTful
14 57 (10.42%) HTML5
15 51 (9.32%) Play Framework
16 48 (8.78%) Hibernate
17 45 (8.23%) WCF
18 44 (8.04%) ASP.NET
19 41 (7.50%) J2EE
20 37 (6.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.19%) User Experience
6 11 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.83%) Life Science
8 9 (1.65%) DataPower
8 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.10%) CMDB
10 5 (0.91%) Animation
10 5 (0.91%) Social Media
11 4 (0.73%) Clustering
11 4 (0.73%) iPad
11 4 (0.73%) iPhone
11 4 (0.73%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.55%) Fintech
12 3 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 114 (20.84%) Linux
2 64 (11.70%) Windows
3 62 (11.33%) Unix
4 16 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.65%) Debian
6 9 (1.65%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.28%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.10%) Android
8 6 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.10%) Solaris
9 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.37%) AIX
11 2 (0.37%) SUSE
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (16.64%) MVC
3 68 (12.43%) Scrum
4 65 (11.88%) Microservices
5 63 (11.52%) TDD
6 48 (8.78%) OO
6 48 (8.78%) Web Development
7 45 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (8.23%) SDLC
7 45 (8.23%) SOA
8 44 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 42 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (7.68%) Workflow
10 40 (7.31%) DevOps
10 40 (7.31%) Open Source
11 35 (6.40%) Test Automation
12 30 (5.48%) Digital Marketing
13 29 (5.30%) API Design
14 28 (5.12%) Regression Testing
15 27 (4.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 216 (39.49%) Java
2 214 (39.12%) SQL
3 175 (31.99%) JavaScript
4 123 (22.49%) C#
5 46 (8.41%) Python
6 45 (8.23%) XPath
7 44 (8.04%) Scala
8 35 (6.40%) T-SQL
9 27 (4.94%) Perl
10 26 (4.75%) C++
11 17 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 17 (3.11%) VB.NET
12 16 (2.93%) XQuery
13 15 (2.74%) PHP
14 14 (2.56%) Ruby
14 14 (2.56%) Shell Script
15 13 (2.38%) C
15 13 (2.38%) TypeScript
16 11 (2.01%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.83%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 25 (4.57%) Degree
2 19 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.83%) PhD
5 7 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.73%) MCITP
7 4 (0.73%) MCTS
8 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) ISEB
9 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) CCEA
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.58%) QA
2 10 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.65%) RosettaNet
4 2 (0.37%) HL7
4 2 (0.37%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (0.37%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 63 (11.52%) Docker
2 12 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.46%) HDFS
4 6 (1.10%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.18%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (9.87%) Puppet
2 16 (2.93%) Kibana
3 15 (2.74%) Grafana
4 13 (2.38%) Ansible
5 12 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.46%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (0.91%) SCOM
8 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.37%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.37%) Oozie
10 1 (0.18%) Amdocs OSS
10 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.18%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.18%) SCCM
10 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 91 (16.64%) Oracle
2 89 (16.27%) Microsoft
3 63 (11.52%) SAP
4 31 (5.67%) webMethods
5 22 (4.02%) HP
6 15 (2.74%) IBM
7 13 (2.38%) Sybase
8 12 (2.19%) Tableau
9 10 (1.83%) Cloudera
9 10 (1.83%) Netezza
9 10 (1.83%) RapidMiner
9 10 (1.83%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.65%) Telerik
11 8 (1.46%) Apple
11 8 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.28%) Adobe
12 7 (1.28%) KANA
12 7 (1.28%) Siebel
13 6 (1.10%) Google
13 6 (1.10%) Software AG