Period
to 19 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 50 43
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 507 610 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.08% 3.96% 4.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.02% 14.56% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 432 484
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £550 £540 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 14
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.11% +22.58%
10th Percentile £35.25 £27.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £80.73 £74.34 £45.70
England median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% -4.00% +10.86%

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 5,059 4,189 4,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.71% 27.18% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,212 2,587 3,031
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £290 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 77 106
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +12.68%
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.88 £57.50 £54.74
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.38 £37.75
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.97% +7.86%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 -15 188 £430 +6.83% 63
Hampshire -1 136 £450 +33.33% 35
Berkshire +1 110 £450 +0.33% 34
Surrey -22 109 £420 -11.35% 25
Buckinghamshire -1 58 £400 +15.94% 19
West Sussex -21 58 £485 +2.11% 8
Oxfordshire -18 20 £425 -5.56% 10
Middlesex +6 9 £475 +35.71%
East Sussex -2 7 £413 +17.86% 5
Kent -26 4 £368 +8.09% 13
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 203 (40.04%) Java
2 198 (39.05%) SQL
3 179 (35.31%) JavaScript
4 169 (33.33%) JSON
5 150 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (28.80%) HTML
7 139 (27.42%) Web Services
8 138 (27.22%) SOAP
9 133 (26.23%) REST
10 117 (23.08%) C#
11 115 (22.68%) CSS
12 111 (21.89%) Oracle
13 97 (19.13%) .NET
14 95 (18.74%) Git (software)
15 91 (17.95%) Linux
16 90 (17.75%) XSLT
16 90 (17.75%) MVC
17 83 (16.37%) SOA
18 79 (15.58%) Unix
19 76 (14.99%) SQL Server
19 76 (14.99%) jQuery
20 73 (14.40%) Spring
20 73 (14.40%) XSD
21 72 (14.20%) RESTful
22 68 (13.41%) HTML5
23 65 (12.82%) Relational Database
24 64 (12.62%) Security Cleared
25 63 (12.43%) Test Automation
26 60 (11.83%) ASP.NET
27 59 (11.64%) JUnit

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 44 (8.68%) WebLogic
2 33 (6.51%) CMS
3 29 (5.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 29 (5.72%) Tomcat
4 26 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 25 (4.93%) Apache
5 25 (4.93%) Confluence
6 18 (3.55%) IIS
6 18 (3.55%) JBoss
7 12 (2.37%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.78%) nginx
10 8 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.18%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.59%) InVision
3 3 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.39%) UXPin
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.99%) Maximo
3 4 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.79%) Magento
4 3 (0.59%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.39%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.13%) PaaS
3 25 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.55%) OpenShift
5 17 (3.35%) SaaS
6 12 (2.37%) GitHub
7 8 (1.58%) Office 365
8 7 (1.38%) Boomi
8 7 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.38%) Serverless
9 6 (1.18%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.99%) iPaaS
11 4 (0.79%) IaaS
11 4 (0.79%) Slack
11 4 (0.79%) Trello
12 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.27%) HTTP
2 19 (3.75%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.16%) SSL
4 13 (2.56%) SNMP
5 10 (1.97%) Internet
6 9 (1.78%) FTP
6 9 (1.78%) PuTTY
7 7 (1.38%) SMTP
8 6 (1.18%) DVB
8 6 (1.18%) MQTT
8 6 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.99%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.79%) DNS
10 4 (0.79%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.59%) Firewall
11 3 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.59%) VLAN
12 2 (0.39%) Intranet
12 2 (0.39%) Network Security
12 2 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 65 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 54 (10.65%) MySQL
4 37 (7.30%) Oracle Database
5 36 (7.10%) RDBMS
6 34 (6.71%) NoSQL
7 26 (5.13%) MongoDB
7 26 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (2.76%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (2.56%) Big Data
11 12 (2.37%) Redis
11 12 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (2.17%) HBase
13 10 (1.97%) DB2
13 10 (1.97%) Power BI
14 8 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 95 (18.74%) Git (software)
2 59 (11.64%) JUnit
3 47 (9.27%) JIRA
3 47 (9.27%) Maven
4 46 (9.07%) Visual Studio
5 42 (8.28%) Jenkins
6 41 (8.09%) Subversion
7 37 (7.30%) Eclipse
7 37 (7.30%) Selenium
7 37 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (6.90%) Cucumber
8 35 (6.90%) SoapUI
9 25 (4.93%) IntelliJ
9 25 (4.93%) XMLSpy
10 18 (3.55%) Ant
11 13 (2.56%) PVCS
12 10 (1.97%) Gatling
13 9 (1.78%) gulp
14 8 (1.58%) Grunt
14 8 (1.58%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (9.47%) Finance
2 18 (3.55%) Electronics
3 17 (3.35%) Retail
3 17 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.76%) Marketing
5 10 (1.97%) Automotive
6 9 (1.78%) Banking
7 8 (1.58%) Legal
7 8 (1.58%) Publishing
8 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.99%) Advertising
10 4 (0.79%) Law
11 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 261 (51.48%) Developer
2 82 (16.17%) Java Developer
3 79 (15.58%) Architect
4 44 (8.68%) Analyst
5 40 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 28 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (4.34%) .NET Developer
7 22 (4.34%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (4.14%) C# Developer
8 21 (4.14%) Consultant
9 19 (3.75%) Software Engineer
10 18 (3.55%) Software Developer
10 18 (3.55%) Test Analyst
11 17 (3.35%) SQL Developer
12 15 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (2.96%) Oracle Developer
13 14 (2.76%) XML Developer
14 13 (2.56%) Java Swing Developer
15 11 (2.17%) Systems Analyst
15 11 (2.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (33.33%) JSON
2 146 (28.80%) HTML
3 139 (27.42%) Web Services
4 138 (27.22%) SOAP
5 133 (26.23%) REST
6 115 (22.68%) CSS
7 97 (19.13%) .NET
8 90 (17.75%) XSLT
9 76 (14.99%) jQuery
10 73 (14.40%) Spring
10 73 (14.40%) XSD
11 72 (14.20%) RESTful
12 68 (13.41%) HTML5
13 60 (11.83%) ASP.NET
14 59 (11.64%) AngularJS
15 51 (10.06%) JMS
16 49 (9.66%) Ajax
17 44 (8.68%) Hibernate
18 43 (8.48%) EJB
19 40 (7.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.54%) Computer Science
2 22 (4.34%) User Experience
3 21 (4.14%) Algorithms
3 21 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.16%) CMDB
5 16 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.17%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.78%) Smart Meter
11 7 (1.38%) Wiki
12 6 (1.18%) DataPower
12 6 (1.18%) MPEG
12 6 (1.18%) Social Media
13 5 (0.99%) iPhone
13 5 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.79%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 91 (17.95%) Linux
2 79 (15.58%) Unix
3 49 (9.66%) Windows
4 13 (2.56%) OpenVMS
5 12 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.97%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.38%) Android
10 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.39%) zOS
12 1 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.20%) Debian
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (17.75%) MVC
3 83 (16.37%) SOA
4 63 (12.43%) Test Automation
5 54 (10.65%) Microservices
6 51 (10.06%) OO
7 49 (9.66%) Scrum
8 48 (9.47%) DevOps
8 48 (9.47%) Software Engineering
9 44 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (8.68%) TDD
10 39 (7.69%) Open Source
11 35 (6.90%) Unit Testing
12 34 (6.71%) Data Modelling
12 34 (6.71%) SDLC
13 32 (6.31%) BDD
14 31 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (5.92%) Workflow
16 27 (5.33%) Analytics
16 27 (5.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 203 (40.04%) Java
2 198 (39.05%) SQL
3 179 (35.31%) JavaScript
4 117 (23.08%) C#
5 57 (11.24%) Python
6 48 (9.47%) Java 8
7 42 (8.28%) PL/SQL
8 33 (6.51%) C++
9 29 (5.72%) C
10 27 (5.33%) Ruby
11 24 (4.73%) Perl
12 23 (4.54%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.55%) Scala
14 15 (2.96%) PHP
15 14 (2.76%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.97%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.97%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.38%) Haskell
17 7 (1.38%) VB
17 7 (1.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 64 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.50%) Degree
4 16 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.56%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.58%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.99%) ISEB
8 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.39%) MCSE
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.34%) QA
2 9 (1.78%) SLA
3 6 (1.18%) PMO
4 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.79%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (5.33%) Docker
2 11 (2.17%) HDFS
3 9 (1.78%) vSphere
4 8 (1.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.35%) Ansible
2 14 (2.76%) Puppet
3 9 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (1.78%) Netcool
4 7 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.18%) Grafana
5 6 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.18%) Kibana
6 5 (0.99%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.99%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.79%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.59%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.39%) MOM
9 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (21.89%) Oracle
2 57 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.35%) IBM
3 17 (3.35%) webMethods
4 14 (2.76%) Cisco
5 12 (2.37%) Adobe
5 12 (2.37%) HP
6 11 (2.17%) Google
7 10 (1.97%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.78%) Software AG
9 8 (1.58%) SAP
9 8 (1.58%) Splunk
10 7 (1.38%) Capita
10 7 (1.38%) Dell
10 7 (1.38%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.18%) Citrix
11 6 (1.18%) Northgate
11 6 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.18%) VMware
11 6 (1.18%) Workday