Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 72 69
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 -29
Contract jobs citing XML 366 529 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.64% 3.21% 3.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.71% 9.72% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 326 328
South East median daily rate £425 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £341 £319 £278
90th Percentile £588 £528 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 21
South East median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -12.50% -13.04%
10th Percentile £47.50 £31.25 £16.64
90th Percentile £65.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £47.09 £40.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +16.26% -1.22% -3.53%

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 3,768 5,445 4,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.19% 33.06% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,305 3,557 2,778
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 87
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £17.29 £20.25 £15.99
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +3.83% +6.67%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -22 136 £438 - 45
Berkshire -7 105 £438 +2.94% 35
Hampshire -23 81 £500 +19.05% 18
Surrey +13 60 £450 - 37
West Sussex +1 54 £360 -24.21% 17
Buckinghamshire -20 26 £428 -5.00% 7
East Sussex +15 20 £400 -8.57% 3
Kent +7 9 £338 -6.90% 7
Oxfordshire +10 6 £525 +16.67% 3
Sussex -1 3 £488 +11.43%
Middlesex +5 1 £375 -24.43% 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 161 (43.99%) SQL
1 161 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (42.90%) JSON
3 137 (37.43%) JavaScript
4 123 (33.61%) SQL Server
5 113 (30.87%) Oracle
6 110 (30.05%) C#
7 103 (28.14%) .NET
8 90 (24.59%) Java
8 90 (24.59%) SOAP
9 87 (23.77%) HTML
10 86 (23.50%) Azure
10 86 (23.50%) REST
11 84 (22.95%) Web Services
12 83 (22.68%) Microsoft
13 64 (17.49%) Windows
13 64 (17.49%) CSS
14 58 (15.85%) Git (software)
15 57 (15.57%) Security Cleared
16 54 (14.75%) ASP.NET
17 52 (14.21%) AngularJS
18 50 (13.66%) RESTful
19 49 (13.39%) DevOps
20 48 (13.11%) Test Automation
20 48 (13.11%) .NET Framework
21 47 (12.84%) TDD
22 46 (12.57%) JIRA
23 45 (12.30%) Spring
23 45 (12.30%) C
24 42 (11.48%) jQuery

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 35 (9.56%) Tomcat
2 30 (8.20%) CMS
3 29 (7.92%) Apache
4 27 (7.38%) Confluence
5 19 (5.19%) WebLogic
6 18 (4.92%) JBoss
7 17 (4.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (3.01%) IIS
9 10 (2.73%) GeoServer
9 10 (2.73%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.19%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.91%) nginx
12 6 (1.64%) ArcGIS
13 5 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (1.09%) ColdFusion
14 4 (1.09%) Mule
15 3 (0.82%) Anypoint
15 3 (0.82%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.55%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.91%) XMetaL
2 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) CATIA
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.01%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.09%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.27%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.27%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 86 (23.50%) Azure
2 26 (7.10%) Serverless
3 25 (6.83%) AWS
4 24 (6.56%) SaaS
5 20 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (5.19%) Azure Functions
7 14 (3.83%) GitHub
8 11 (3.01%) Amazon S3
8 11 (3.01%) Power Platform
9 10 (2.73%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (2.19%) Apigee
10 8 (2.19%) Google Analytics
10 8 (2.19%) Office 365
11 7 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (1.64%) CloudFront
12 6 (1.64%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.64%) HTTP
1 17 (4.64%) SMTP
2 7 (1.91%) SSL
2 7 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.37%) 4G
4 3 (0.82%) Internet
4 3 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.55%) 2G
5 2 (0.55%) 3G
5 2 (0.55%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.55%) DNS
5 2 (0.55%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.27%) Extranet
6 1 (0.27%) Intranet
6 1 (0.27%) LAN
6 1 (0.27%) WAN
6 1 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (33.61%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (9.02%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (8.74%) Relational Database
5 30 (8.20%) NoSQL
6 29 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (7.65%) MongoDB
7 28 (7.65%) MySQL
8 26 (7.10%) Oracle Database
9 24 (6.56%) Cosmos DB
10 19 (5.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (4.92%) GIS
12 16 (4.37%) RDBMS
13 12 (3.28%) DB2
14 10 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (2.73%) Power BI
14 10 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (1.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 58 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 46 (12.57%) JIRA
3 34 (9.29%) Selenium
4 29 (7.92%) Jenkins
5 26 (7.10%) JUnit
6 25 (6.83%) Cucumber
6 25 (6.83%) Eclipse
6 25 (6.83%) Visual Studio
7 22 (6.01%) PVCS
8 21 (5.74%) Ant
9 20 (5.46%) Maven
10 17 (4.64%) JMeter
11 16 (4.37%) SpecFlow
12 14 (3.83%) Subversion
13 13 (3.55%) TeamCity
14 12 (3.28%) Gatling
14 12 (3.28%) Mockito
15 11 (3.01%) MSTest
15 11 (3.01%) SoapUI
16 10 (2.73%) Bitbucket
General
1 38 (10.38%) Finance
2 18 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.91%) Retail
4 6 (1.64%) Banking
4 6 (1.64%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.37%) Marketing
6 4 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 206 (56.28%) Developer
2 51 (13.93%) Architect
3 38 (10.38%) .NET Developer
4 36 (9.84%) Analyst
5 28 (7.65%) C# Developer
6 27 (7.38%) Java Developer
7 25 (6.83%) Senior Developer
8 22 (6.01%) SQL Developer
9 18 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (4.64%) Consultant
11 15 (4.10%) Applications Architect
11 15 (4.10%) Test Analyst
12 14 (3.83%) Software Developer
13 13 (3.55%) XML Developer
14 12 (3.28%) Fortran Developer
14 12 (3.28%) SQL Server Developer
14 12 (3.28%) Tester
15 11 (3.01%) Azure Developer
15 11 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (3.01%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (42.90%) JSON
2 103 (28.14%) .NET
3 90 (24.59%) SOAP
4 87 (23.77%) HTML
5 86 (23.50%) REST
6 84 (22.95%) Web Services
7 64 (17.49%) CSS
8 54 (14.75%) ASP.NET
9 52 (14.21%) AngularJS
10 50 (13.66%) RESTful
11 48 (13.11%) .NET Framework
12 45 (12.30%) Spring
13 42 (11.48%) jQuery
14 34 (9.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (8.74%) LINQ
16 31 (8.47%) Entity Framework
16 31 (8.47%) XSLT
17 30 (8.20%) HTML5
18 29 (7.92%) JDBC
19 28 (7.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.19%) Data Structures
6 7 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.64%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.64%) Taxonomies
8 5 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.09%) CMDB
9 4 (1.09%) Replication
9 4 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.82%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.82%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.82%) TM Forum
10 3 (0.82%) User Experience
11 2 (0.55%) Robotics
12 1 (0.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.49%) Windows
2 39 (10.66%) Unix
3 37 (10.11%) Linux
4 23 (6.28%) OpenVMS
5 12 (3.28%) Android
5 12 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.19%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.91%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.37%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.82%) VMS
10 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.27%) Debian
11 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (13.39%) DevOps
3 48 (13.11%) Test Automation
4 47 (12.84%) TDD
5 41 (11.20%) Microservices
6 39 (10.66%) BDD
6 39 (10.66%) SOA
7 36 (9.84%) Scrum
8 35 (9.56%) Computer Science
8 35 (9.56%) Migration
9 32 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (8.47%) MVC
10 31 (8.47%) UML
11 26 (7.10%) Web Development
12 25 (6.83%) CRM
13 24 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (6.56%) Open Source
14 23 (6.28%) SDLC
15 21 (5.74%) Integration Testing
16 20 (5.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (43.99%) SQL
2 137 (37.43%) JavaScript
3 110 (30.05%) C#
4 90 (24.59%) Java
5 45 (12.30%) C
6 34 (9.29%) C++
7 31 (8.47%) T-SQL
8 30 (8.20%) PowerShell
9 25 (6.83%) XQuery
10 24 (6.56%) PL/SQL
11 20 (5.46%) Python
12 17 (4.64%) Fortran
13 15 (4.10%) PHP
13 15 (4.10%) XPath
14 14 (3.83%) Groovy
14 14 (3.83%) VB
15 12 (3.28%) Perl
15 12 (3.28%) VB.NET
16 10 (2.73%) Java 8
16 10 (2.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.93%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.74%) Degree
4 23 (6.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (5.46%) ISTQB
6 17 (4.64%) ISEB
7 10 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.09%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.10%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) BS7799
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) MISRA
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (8.47%) Active Directory
1 31 (8.47%) Docker
2 18 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.64%) HDFS
4 5 (1.37%) RACF
5 1 (0.27%) LXC
5 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.73%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.19%) Puppet
3 7 (1.91%) Grafana
3 7 (1.91%) Kibana
4 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 113 (30.87%) Oracle
2 83 (22.68%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.56%) IBM
4 18 (4.92%) Xamarin
5 17 (4.64%) webMethods
6 16 (4.37%) Adobe
7 14 (3.83%) Google
8 12 (3.28%) TIBCO
9 11 (3.01%) MuleSoft
10 10 (2.73%) Atlassian
10 10 (2.73%) SAP
11 9 (2.46%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.19%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.91%) Software AG
14 6 (1.64%) Thunderhead
15 5 (1.37%) Telerik
15 5 (1.37%) Workday
16 4 (1.09%) Apple
16 4 (1.09%) Remedy
16 4 (1.09%) Tableau