Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 38 46
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 570 675 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.44% 4.39% 3.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.24% 16.42% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 425 475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £266 £289 £275
90th Percentile £594 £525 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 18
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +30.61% +70.30%
10th Percentile £27.66 £24.00 £20.00
90th Percentile £80.73 £58.22 £44.88
England median hourly rate £41.25 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.01% +1.39% +7.10%

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 4,655 4,110 4,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.09% 26.74% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,904 2,456 3,134
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.80%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 101 128
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +18.46%
10th Percentile £17.23 £18.22 £14.26
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £55.55
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -16 265 £400 -5.88% 72
Berkshire 0 153 £375 -6.25% 35
Hampshire -35 96 £413 +10.00% 21
Surrey -30 82 £420 +4.67% 41
Buckinghamshire -36 59 £338 - 23
West Sussex +12 56 £490 +18.79% 8
Oxfordshire -17 53 £535 +14.81% 14
Kent -17 26 £350 - 14
East Sussex -19 14 £588 +80.77% 14
Middlesex -3 3 £580 +65.71% 1
Sussex -7 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 234 (41.05%) SQL
2 227 (39.82%) Java
3 198 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 196 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (31.05%) HTML
6 173 (30.35%) JSON
7 155 (27.19%) CSS
8 152 (26.67%) REST
9 133 (23.33%) SOAP
10 124 (21.75%) Linux
11 121 (21.23%) SQL Server
12 119 (20.88%) C#
13 113 (19.82%) Web Services
14 99 (17.37%) MVC
15 98 (17.19%) Spring
16 95 (16.67%) .NET
17 94 (16.49%) Oracle
18 91 (15.96%) jQuery
19 88 (15.44%) AngularJS
20 84 (14.74%) XSLT
21 80 (14.04%) Unix
21 80 (14.04%) Git (software)
22 78 (13.68%) Microsoft
23 77 (13.51%) JUnit
24 73 (12.81%) Finance
25 70 (12.28%) Microservices
26 69 (12.11%) HTML5
27 64 (11.23%) HTTP
27 64 (11.23%) SOA
27 64 (11.23%) Puppet

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 49 (8.60%) Apache
2 48 (8.42%) WebLogic
3 35 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 33 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (5.26%) JBoss
6 24 (4.21%) Tomcat
7 22 (3.86%) Apache Spark
8 17 (2.98%) nginx
9 16 (2.81%) CMS
10 15 (2.63%) SAS
11 14 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (2.46%) SharePoint
11 14 (2.46%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (1.75%) IIS
12 10 (1.75%) Luigi
13 9 (1.58%) LiveCycle
14 8 (1.40%) Apache Pig
15 6 (1.05%) Confluence
15 6 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.75%) Pipeline Pilot
3 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.35%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (4.56%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.23%) KANA IQ
3 6 (1.05%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (1.05%) FastStats
4 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.35%) Maximo
5 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.35%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.56%) SaaS
3 22 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.81%) PaaS
5 14 (2.46%) GitHub
6 10 (1.75%) Serverless
7 7 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (1.23%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.05%) Slack
9 4 (0.70%) IaaS
10 3 (0.53%) Trello
11 2 (0.35%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.35%) npm
11 2 (0.35%) Office 365
11 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.18%) Boomi
12 1 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.23%) HTTP
2 49 (8.60%) TCP/IP
3 44 (7.72%) Internet
4 40 (7.02%) SSL
5 13 (2.28%) SMTP
6 11 (1.93%) FTP
6 11 (1.93%) MQTT
6 11 (1.93%) Network Security
7 8 (1.40%) CTI
7 8 (1.40%) Intranet
8 7 (1.23%) SMS
9 4 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.70%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (0.70%) SS7
10 3 (0.53%) DNS
10 3 (0.53%) INAP
10 3 (0.53%) LDAP
11 2 (0.35%) AMQP
11 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (21.23%) SQL Server
2 62 (10.88%) Relational Database
3 47 (8.25%) MongoDB
4 32 (5.61%) MySQL
4 32 (5.61%) RDBMS
5 29 (5.09%) NoSQL
6 27 (4.74%) Big Data
7 23 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (4.04%) Hadoop
8 20 (3.51%) MarkLogic
9 16 (2.81%) DB2
10 15 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.28%) Data Mining
12 11 (1.93%) SAP BW
12 11 (1.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 11 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.75%) KNIME
14 9 (1.58%) HBase
14 9 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (1.58%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 80 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 77 (13.51%) JUnit
3 55 (9.65%) Maven
4 50 (8.77%) Eclipse
5 49 (8.60%) Visual Studio
6 43 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (7.37%) IntelliJ
8 35 (6.14%) Selenium
9 32 (5.61%) Ant
10 31 (5.44%) Jenkins
11 30 (5.26%) Subversion
12 23 (4.04%) Mockito
13 20 (3.51%) JIRA
14 15 (2.63%) Cucumber
14 15 (2.63%) SoapUI
15 12 (2.11%) gulp
15 12 (2.11%) XMLSpy
16 11 (1.93%) Grunt
17 10 (1.75%) WiX
18 9 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 73 (12.81%) Finance
2 30 (5.26%) Marketing
3 29 (5.09%) Publishing
4 24 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.81%) Banking
5 16 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.63%) Electronics
7 11 (1.93%) Automotive
7 11 (1.93%) Legal
8 7 (1.23%) Retail
9 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.70%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.53%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) German Language
11 2 (0.35%) Law
11 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 317 (55.61%) Developer
2 86 (15.09%) Java Developer
3 67 (11.75%) Architect
4 47 (8.25%) Analyst
5 44 (7.72%) .NET Developer
6 43 (7.54%) Consultant
7 40 (7.02%) Scala Developer
8 31 (5.44%) Senior Developer
9 28 (4.91%) JavaScript Developer
10 26 (4.56%) C# Developer
11 25 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (4.04%) Web Developer
13 21 (3.68%) Software Engineer
14 20 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 20 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
15 18 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
16 17 (2.98%) HTML Developer
16 17 (2.98%) SQL Developer
17 16 (2.81%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (31.05%) HTML
2 173 (30.35%) JSON
3 155 (27.19%) CSS
4 152 (26.67%) REST
5 133 (23.33%) SOAP
6 113 (19.82%) Web Services
7 98 (17.19%) Spring
8 95 (16.67%) .NET
9 91 (15.96%) jQuery
10 88 (15.44%) AngularJS
11 84 (14.74%) XSLT
12 69 (12.11%) HTML5
13 61 (10.70%) J2EE
13 61 (10.70%) Play Framework
14 53 (9.30%) Ajax
15 52 (9.12%) Hibernate
16 51 (8.95%) JMS
17 45 (7.89%) Node.js
17 45 (7.89%) RESTful
18 44 (7.72%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.51%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.81%) User Experience
4 15 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.75%) DataPower
7 10 (1.75%) Life Science
8 9 (1.58%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.23%) Infotainment
10 6 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.05%) Social Media
11 4 (0.70%) Animation
11 4 (0.70%) Clustering
11 4 (0.70%) iPad
11 4 (0.70%) iPhone
11 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 124 (21.75%) Linux
2 80 (14.04%) Unix
3 62 (10.88%) Windows
4 14 (2.46%) Ubuntu
5 12 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.40%) Debian
8 7 (1.23%) Windows 2000
9 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.70%) Android
10 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.70%) Solaris
10 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.35%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.35%) SUSE
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (17.37%) MVC
3 70 (12.28%) Microservices
4 64 (11.23%) SOA
5 55 (9.65%) TDD
6 54 (9.47%) DevOps
7 49 (8.60%) Scrum
7 49 (8.60%) Web Development
8 46 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 43 (7.54%) Unit Testing
10 39 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 37 (6.49%) Workflow
13 36 (6.32%) OO
14 35 (6.14%) SDLC
15 32 (5.61%) Software Engineering
16 29 (5.09%) Open Source
17 28 (4.91%) Process Improvement
18 27 (4.74%) Configuration Management
18 27 (4.74%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 234 (41.05%) SQL
2 227 (39.82%) Java
3 198 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 119 (20.88%) C#
5 49 (8.60%) Python
6 46 (8.07%) Scala
7 38 (6.67%) Perl
7 38 (6.67%) XPath
8 27 (4.74%) C++
9 26 (4.56%) T-SQL
10 18 (3.16%) PHP
10 18 (3.16%) XQuery
11 17 (2.98%) Ruby
12 16 (2.81%) C
13 14 (2.46%) VB.NET
14 13 (2.28%) PowerShell
15 12 (2.11%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.11%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.93%) VBScript
17 10 (1.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 24 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.04%) Degree
3 16 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.75%) PhD
5 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.70%) MCITP
6 4 (0.70%) MCTS
7 2 (0.35%) CCA
7 2 (0.35%) CCEA
7 2 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.49%) QA
2 15 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.75%) RosettaNet
4 2 (0.35%) GDPR
4 2 (0.35%) MIL-STD-1553
4 2 (0.35%) PSD2
4 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (10.88%) Docker
2 10 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.58%) HDFS
4 7 (1.23%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.53%) vSphere
6 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.35%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 64 (11.23%) Puppet
2 24 (4.21%) Ansible
2 24 (4.21%) Grafana
2 24 (4.21%) Kibana
3 23 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.40%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.23%) Netcool
5 7 (1.23%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 5 (0.88%) SCOM
7 3 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.18%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.18%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 94 (16.49%) Oracle
2 78 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 48 (8.42%) webMethods
4 47 (8.25%) SAP
5 23 (4.04%) IBM
6 18 (3.16%) Adobe
7 13 (2.28%) HP
7 13 (2.28%) Software AG
8 11 (1.93%) Google
8 11 (1.93%) Sybase
9 10 (1.75%) Netezza
9 10 (1.75%) RapidMiner
9 10 (1.75%) Tableau
10 9 (1.58%) Cloudera
10 9 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.40%) Telerik
12 7 (1.23%) Hortonworks
12 7 (1.23%) KANA
12 7 (1.23%) MuleSoft
13 6 (1.05%) Capita