Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 67 38
Rank change year-on-year -10 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing XML 483 551 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.02% 3.28% 4.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.53% 11.30% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 363 472
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +2.60%
10th Percentile £313 £266 £280
90th Percentile £575 £594 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 15
South East median hourly rate £37.88 £66.62 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% +48.03% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £42.50 £22.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £80.73 £74.34
England median hourly rate £40.88 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +18.06% -2.70%

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 5,067 4,878 4,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.70% 29.00% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,279 3,047 2,476
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £281
90th Percentile £575 £575 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 97
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £19.45 £22.80 £19.50
90th Percentile £54.50 £52.50 £53.10
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 -22 151 £400 - 71
Hampshire 0 137 £450 +16.13% 35
Berkshire -25 110 £400 - 35
Surrey +5 93 £474 +11.47% 37
West Sussex -13 45 £430 -10.42% 15
Buckinghamshire +7 31 £450 +38.46% 25
East Sussex +2 24 £454 -21.09% 12
Kent +5 13 £386 +10.36% 6
Oxfordshire -9 10 £325 -40.50% 11
Middlesex +7 4 £517 -10.79%
Sussex +4 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 230 (47.62%) JSON
2 208 (43.06%) SQL
3 201 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (36.85%) Java
5 176 (36.44%) JavaScript
6 163 (33.75%) HTML
7 143 (29.61%) SOAP
8 134 (27.74%) Web Services
9 130 (26.92%) CSS
9 130 (26.92%) C#
10 115 (23.81%) .NET
11 106 (21.95%) SQL Server
12 102 (21.12%) REST
13 94 (19.46%) jQuery
14 90 (18.63%) Oracle
15 86 (17.81%) RESTful
16 80 (16.56%) Windows
17 78 (16.15%) AngularJS
18 72 (14.91%) HTML5
19 67 (13.87%) Test Automation
20 64 (13.25%) Git (software)
20 64 (13.25%) Security Cleared
20 64 (13.25%) Microsoft
21 62 (12.84%) Linux
22 61 (12.63%) Python
23 59 (12.22%) SC Cleared
24 57 (11.80%) Unix
25 56 (11.59%) Spring
25 56 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
26 55 (11.39%) XSLT

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 43 (8.90%) WebLogic
2 42 (8.70%) Apache
3 36 (7.45%) JBoss
4 32 (6.63%) Tomcat
5 27 (5.59%) CMS
6 17 (3.52%) Apache Spark
6 17 (3.52%) Confluence
6 17 (3.52%) nginx
7 15 (3.11%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.90%) Apache Qpid
8 14 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (2.90%) Jupyter
9 12 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.48%) WebSphere
10 10 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (1.86%) Skype for Business
12 8 (1.66%) WordPress
13 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (1.24%) IIS
14 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.86%) Chatbot
4 6 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.41%) CATIA
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.62%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.41%) BusinessWare
3 2 (0.41%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.41%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.21%) Sonata
4 1 (0.21%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.76%) GitHub
3 18 (3.73%) PaaS
4 17 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.52%) Google Analytics
5 16 (3.31%) Azure Functions
5 16 (3.31%) Serverless
6 13 (2.69%) IaaS
7 12 (2.48%) Boomi
8 10 (2.07%) Apigee
9 8 (1.66%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.66%) SaaS
10 5 (1.04%) TestFlight
11 4 (0.83%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.83%) Slack
12 3 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.41%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.21%) AtomSphere
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.00%) SSL
2 25 (5.18%) HTTP
3 19 (3.93%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.28%) SNMP
5 9 (1.86%) Skype
6 7 (1.45%) RFID
7 5 (1.04%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.83%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.62%) DNS
9 3 (0.62%) Firewall
9 3 (0.62%) Internet
10 2 (0.41%) ATM
10 2 (0.41%) DVB
10 2 (0.41%) FTP
10 2 (0.41%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.41%) LAN
10 2 (0.41%) SMTP
11 1 (0.21%) DHCP
11 1 (0.21%) POP3
11 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.97%) NoSQL
3 50 (10.35%) Relational Database
4 29 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 28 (5.80%) MySQL
6 21 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 17 (3.52%) Big Data
7 17 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (2.07%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.24%) GIS
13 6 (1.24%) SQLite
14 5 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.04%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 64 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 50 (10.35%) Jenkins
3 47 (9.73%) Selenium
4 45 (9.32%) JUnit
5 43 (8.90%) JIRA
6 39 (8.07%) Eclipse
7 37 (7.66%) Cucumber
8 34 (7.04%) Gatling
9 31 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (4.97%) IntelliJ
10 24 (4.97%) Subversion
11 21 (4.35%) Visual Studio
12 20 (4.14%) Ant
13 19 (3.93%) Grunt
14 17 (3.52%) gulp
14 17 (3.52%) Karma Test Runner
14 17 (3.52%) Sublime Text
15 11 (2.28%) Maven
16 10 (2.07%) Geb
16 10 (2.07%) ProC
General
1 31 (6.42%) Finance
2 16 (3.31%) Retail
3 10 (2.07%) Publishing
4 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.24%) Marketing
5 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.83%) Automotive
6 4 (0.83%) Banking
7 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.41%) Back Office
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.41%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Military
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 307 (63.56%) Developer
2 49 (10.14%) Analyst
3 46 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 40 (8.28%) .NET Developer
5 35 (7.25%) Architect
6 29 (6.00%) SQL Developer
7 28 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 26 (5.38%) C# Developer
9 24 (4.97%) Test Analyst
10 23 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
11 22 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 22 (4.55%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (3.11%) Lead Developer
12 15 (3.11%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (2.90%) Big Data Engineer
13 14 (2.90%) Data Engineer
13 14 (2.90%) iOS Developer
14 13 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 13 (2.69%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (47.62%) JSON
2 163 (33.75%) HTML
3 143 (29.61%) SOAP
4 134 (27.74%) Web Services
5 130 (26.92%) CSS
6 115 (23.81%) .NET
7 102 (21.12%) REST
8 94 (19.46%) jQuery
9 86 (17.81%) RESTful
10 78 (16.15%) AngularJS
11 72 (14.91%) HTML5
12 56 (11.59%) Spring
13 55 (11.39%) XSLT
14 46 (9.52%) .NET Framework
15 43 (8.90%) ASP.NET
15 43 (8.90%) Node.js
16 36 (7.45%) Ajax
17 30 (6.21%) Hibernate
17 30 (6.21%) J2EE
17 30 (6.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.69%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.66%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.66%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.45%) CMDB
9 6 (1.24%) iPhone
9 6 (1.24%) Social Media
10 5 (1.04%) Animation
11 4 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.83%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.62%) Robotics
12 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.62%) User Experience
12 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.56%) Windows
2 62 (12.84%) Linux
3 57 (11.80%) Unix
4 19 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.52%) Ubuntu
6 14 (2.90%) Android
7 12 (2.48%) OpenVMS
8 10 (2.07%) CentOS
9 9 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (13.87%) Test Automation
3 56 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (10.77%) TDD
5 51 (10.56%) MVC
6 50 (10.35%) DevOps
7 49 (10.14%) Microservices
8 48 (9.94%) OO
9 45 (9.32%) Analytics
9 45 (9.32%) Software Engineering
10 43 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (8.90%) Scrum
11 42 (8.70%) Web Development
12 37 (7.66%) Open Source
13 35 (7.25%) SOA
14 33 (6.83%) Workflow
15 31 (6.42%) Data Modelling
16 30 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (6.00%) Test Scripting
18 28 (5.80%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 208 (43.06%) SQL
2 178 (36.85%) Java
3 176 (36.44%) JavaScript
4 130 (26.92%) C#
5 61 (12.63%) Python
6 52 (10.77%) C++
7 35 (7.25%) C
8 34 (7.04%) Scala
9 32 (6.63%) Groovy
10 31 (6.42%) PL/SQL
11 30 (6.21%) PHP
12 27 (5.59%) T-SQL
13 25 (5.18%) PowerShell
14 23 (4.76%) Ruby
15 21 (4.35%) Perl
16 17 (3.52%) Haskell
17 13 (2.69%) Apple Swift
17 13 (2.69%) Objective-C
17 13 (2.69%) VB.NET
18 12 (2.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.18%) Degree
4 24 (4.97%) ISTQB
5 18 (3.73%) ISEB
5 18 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.45%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.97%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.66%) QA
3 7 (1.45%) SLA
4 6 (1.24%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (11.18%) Docker
2 10 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.62%) HDFS
5 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (4.97%) Puppet
2 18 (3.73%) Kibana
3 17 (3.52%) Grafana
4 14 (2.90%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.45%) Ansible
6 6 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.83%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.83%) MOM
8 2 (0.41%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.21%) Iperf
9 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 90 (18.63%) Oracle
2 64 (13.25%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.59%) Google
3 27 (5.59%) webMethods
4 25 (5.18%) SAP
5 21 (4.35%) Talend
6 19 (3.93%) Adobe
6 19 (3.93%) ServiceNow
7 12 (2.48%) Dell
8 10 (2.07%) Workday
9 8 (1.66%) Thunderhead
10 6 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.04%) Citrix
11 5 (1.04%) HP
11 5 (1.04%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.04%) Northgate
11 5 (1.04%) Telerik
12 4 (0.83%) Embarcadero
12 4 (0.83%) IBM
12 4 (0.83%) Xamarin