Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 75 54
Rank change year-on-year -9 -21 -10
Contract jobs citing XML 398 528 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.65% 3.10% 3.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.51% 9.79% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 331 397
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £531 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 22
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £52.50 £26.50 £35.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £60.00 £74.09
England median hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% +2.50% +3.23%

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 4,184 5,391 4,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.90% 31.64% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,650 3,457 2,681
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £294
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 104 86
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -0.58% +6.88%
10th Percentile £18.91 £10.74 £13.13
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.63 £55.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.52 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.99% +2.51% +8.00%

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 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 149 £425 -4.49% 68
Berkshire +19 117 £425 -5.56% 44
Hampshire -33 94 £425 -5.56% 31
Surrey +16 84 £463 +8.82% 23
West Sussex -7 37 £355 -26.04% 11
Buckinghamshire -21 26 £428 -2.29% 15
East Sussex +14 25 £430 +7.50% 5
Oxfordshire +15 7 £500 +11.11% 9
Kent -2 6 £388 +6.16% 13
Sussex +3 2 - -
Middlesex +2 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 195 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (45.98%) SQL
3 180 (45.23%) JSON
4 151 (37.94%) JavaScript
5 127 (31.91%) Web Services
6 126 (31.66%) HTML
7 122 (30.65%) Java
7 122 (30.65%) C#
8 121 (30.40%) .NET
9 116 (29.15%) SOAP
10 114 (28.64%) SQL Server
11 100 (25.13%) Oracle
12 85 (21.36%) REST
13 81 (20.35%) CSS
14 75 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
15 73 (18.34%) RESTful
16 65 (16.33%) TDD
16 65 (16.33%) ASP.NET
16 65 (16.33%) Windows
17 64 (16.08%) Microsoft
17 64 (16.08%) Scrum
18 58 (14.57%) Spring
19 57 (14.32%) Git (software)
19 57 (14.32%) C
20 53 (13.32%) AngularJS
21 51 (12.81%) JIRA
22 49 (12.31%) .NET Framework
22 49 (12.31%) Security Cleared
23 46 (11.56%) BDD
24 44 (11.06%) Relational Database

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 37 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 34 (8.54%) CMS
3 31 (7.79%) Apache
4 28 (7.04%) Confluence
5 21 (5.28%) WebLogic
6 14 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (3.52%) WebSphere
7 12 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.02%) JBoss
8 10 (2.51%) GeoServer
8 10 (2.51%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.76%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.76%) IIS
10 6 (1.51%) Apache Qpid
10 6 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.51%) Jupyter
10 6 (1.51%) Mule
11 5 (1.26%) Anypoint
11 5 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.75%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.75%) CATIA
4 2 (0.50%) SPSS
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.75%) assyst
4 3 (0.75%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.25%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 75 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (7.29%) SaaS
3 29 (7.29%) Serverless
4 22 (5.53%) Azure Functions
5 10 (2.51%) Amazon S3
5 10 (2.51%) Apigee
5 10 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.51%) IBM Blueworks
6 8 (2.01%) GitHub
7 7 (1.76%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.51%) CloudFront
8 6 (1.51%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.51%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.51%) Route 53
9 5 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.27%) HTTP
2 9 (2.26%) 4G
3 8 (2.01%) SMTP
4 7 (1.76%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (1.26%) SSL
6 3 (0.75%) Internet
6 3 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.75%) VPN
7 2 (0.50%) 2G
7 2 (0.50%) 3G
7 2 (0.50%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.50%) Firewall
7 2 (0.50%) LAN
7 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) POP3
8 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.25%) Wireless
8 1 (0.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (28.64%) SQL Server
2 44 (11.06%) Relational Database
3 33 (8.29%) NoSQL
4 31 (7.79%) Oracle Database
5 29 (7.29%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (6.03%) RDBMS
7 20 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (4.52%) MySQL
9 17 (4.27%) Cosmos DB
10 16 (4.02%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (3.77%) GIS
12 13 (3.27%) DB2
12 13 (3.27%) MongoDB
13 10 (2.51%) Big Data
13 10 (2.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (1.76%) Pentaho
16 6 (1.51%) DB2 UDB
17 5 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (14.32%) Git (software)
2 51 (12.81%) JIRA
3 32 (8.04%) JUnit
4 31 (7.79%) Jenkins
5 30 (7.54%) Eclipse
6 29 (7.29%) Maven
7 28 (7.04%) PVCS
8 27 (6.78%) Visual Studio
9 25 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (5.53%) Selenium
11 21 (5.28%) Subversion
12 17 (4.27%) JMeter
13 16 (4.02%) Ant
13 16 (4.02%) Mockito
14 15 (3.77%) ProC
14 15 (3.77%) SpecFlow
15 14 (3.52%) Cucumber
16 10 (2.51%) Bitbucket
16 10 (2.51%) MSTest
16 10 (2.51%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (10.80%) Finance
2 19 (4.77%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.52%) Retail
4 7 (1.76%) Banking
5 6 (1.51%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.01%) Games
7 3 (0.75%) German Language
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.50%) Automotive
8 2 (0.50%) Avionics
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 232 (58.29%) Developer
2 50 (12.56%) Java Developer
3 46 (11.56%) Analyst
4 44 (11.06%) .NET Developer
5 39 (9.80%) Architect
6 34 (8.54%) C# Developer
7 24 (6.03%) SQL Developer
8 21 (5.28%) Software Engineer
9 20 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 17 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (4.27%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.52%) Integration Architect
12 14 (3.52%) Test Analyst
13 13 (3.27%) Angular Developer
13 13 (3.27%) Fortran Developer
14 12 (3.02%) Consultant
14 12 (3.02%) Tester
15 11 (2.76%) Integration Developer
16 10 (2.51%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (45.23%) JSON
2 127 (31.91%) Web Services
3 126 (31.66%) HTML
4 121 (30.40%) .NET
5 116 (29.15%) SOAP
6 85 (21.36%) REST
7 81 (20.35%) CSS
8 73 (18.34%) RESTful
9 65 (16.33%) ASP.NET
10 58 (14.57%) Spring
11 53 (13.32%) AngularJS
12 49 (12.31%) .NET Framework
13 40 (10.05%) jQuery
14 38 (9.55%) XSLT
15 37 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (8.54%) Ajax
16 34 (8.54%) Entity Framework
17 29 (7.29%) J2EE
18 27 (6.78%) LINQ
18 27 (6.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.01%) CMDB
4 8 (2.01%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.76%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.76%) TM Forum
6 6 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.51%) Replication
7 5 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.01%) Animation
8 4 (1.01%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.01%) User Experience
9 3 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.75%) Robotics
9 3 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.33%) Windows
2 33 (8.29%) Linux
3 30 (7.54%) Unix
4 29 (7.29%) OpenVMS
5 6 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.26%) Android
6 5 (1.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.50%) VMS
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (16.33%) TDD
3 64 (16.08%) Scrum
4 46 (11.56%) BDD
5 44 (11.06%) Microservices
5 44 (11.06%) MVC
6 39 (9.80%) SOA
7 38 (9.55%) Software Engineering
7 38 (9.55%) Test Automation
8 37 (9.30%) Web Development
9 35 (8.79%) DevOps
10 33 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (8.04%) Kanban
12 26 (6.53%) SOLID
13 25 (6.28%) Unit Testing
14 24 (6.03%) Data Modelling
15 23 (5.78%) Computer Science
16 22 (5.53%) Integration Testing
17 21 (5.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 183 (45.98%) SQL
2 151 (37.94%) JavaScript
3 122 (30.65%) C#
3 122 (30.65%) Java
4 57 (14.32%) C
5 42 (10.55%) C++
6 40 (10.05%) PowerShell
7 37 (9.30%) PL/SQL
8 30 (7.54%) T-SQL
9 20 (5.03%) Python
10 18 (4.52%) Fortran
10 18 (4.52%) Java 8
11 15 (3.77%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 14 (3.52%) PHP
13 13 (3.27%) VB.NET
13 13 (3.27%) XQuery
14 11 (2.76%) VB
15 10 (2.51%) XPath
16 9 (2.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.53%) Degree
4 19 (4.77%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.77%) ISEB
6 11 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.26%) MCSA
8 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.25%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.78%) QA
2 5 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.75%) GxP
4 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.50%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (7.54%) Docker
2 27 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.51%) RACF
5 3 (0.75%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.25%) HDFS
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.50%) Ansible
4 2 (0.50%) Grafana
4 2 (0.50%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.50%) Kibana
4 2 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 100 (25.13%) Oracle
2 64 (16.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.78%) IBM
4 15 (3.77%) SAP
5 13 (3.27%) TIBCO
5 13 (3.27%) webMethods
6 12 (3.02%) Xamarin
7 11 (2.76%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.76%) Telerik
8 10 (2.51%) Google
8 10 (2.51%) MuleSoft
9 9 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.01%) Remedy
10 8 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.01%) Thunderhead
10 8 (2.01%) Workday
11 5 (1.26%) Adobe
11 5 (1.26%) Talend
12 4 (1.01%) Software AG
12 4 (1.01%) VMware