Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 75 63
Rank change year-on-year -25 -12 -25
Contract jobs citing XML 259 498 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.26% 3.15% 3.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.95% 9.72% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 289 361
South East median daily rate £439 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.28% +3.53% +8.97%
10th Percentile £306 £307 £266
90th Percentile £589 £575 £594
England median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.55% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 15
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -22.22% -
10th Percentile £27.45 £31.66 £23.99
90th Percentile £73.75 £46.36 £80.73
England median hourly rate £50.00 £41.00 £41.21
% change year-on-year +21.95% -0.50% +14.47%

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 2,895 5,123 4,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.28% 32.40% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,827 3,320 2,907
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £319 £305
90th Percentile £592 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 63 83
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £16.83 £26.65 £22.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 -17 106 £425 +3.66% 44
Berkshire -20 72 £450 +9.76% 19
Hampshire -19 63 £483 +12.21% 32
West Sussex +12 41 £425 -2.30% 14
Surrey +11 36 £475 +0.53% 32
Buckinghamshire +9 20 £413 -8.33% 16
Oxfordshire +25 14 £350 +7.69% 9
Kent +1 4 £325 +1.56% 6
Sussex -2 4 £488 -
East Sussex 0 3 £350 -23.71% 8
Middlesex +11 1 £375 -27.53%
XML
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 130 (50.19%) SQL
2 102 (39.38%) JavaScript
3 93 (35.91%) JSON
4 80 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (29.73%) Oracle
6 71 (27.41%) HTML
7 64 (24.71%) SQL Server
8 63 (24.32%) REST
9 61 (23.55%) Java
9 61 (23.55%) C#
10 59 (22.78%) Web Services
11 58 (22.39%) CSS
11 58 (22.39%) Microsoft
12 57 (22.01%) SOAP
13 50 (19.31%) .NET
14 43 (16.60%) Test Automation
15 41 (15.83%) Azure
16 40 (15.44%) Selenium
17 38 (14.67%) HTML5
18 35 (13.51%) Git (software)
18 35 (13.51%) Degree
18 35 (13.51%) Windows
19 34 (13.13%) Unix
20 33 (12.74%) Security Cleared
20 33 (12.74%) Cucumber
20 33 (12.74%) Relational Database
20 33 (12.74%) DevOps
21 32 (12.36%) AngularJS
21 32 (12.36%) ETL
22 31 (11.97%) MySQL

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 21 (8.11%) Apache
2 17 (6.56%) JBoss
3 15 (5.79%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.63%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.25%) Confluence
6 9 (3.47%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.09%) nginx
7 8 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (2.32%) CMS
8 6 (2.32%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (1.93%) IIS
9 5 (1.93%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.54%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (1.16%) ArcGIS
11 3 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.39%) Appian
13 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 12 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.70%) XMetaL
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) Maximo
2 4 (1.54%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.16%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.83%) Azure
2 18 (6.95%) GitHub
3 17 (6.56%) Power Platform
4 13 (5.02%) AWS
4 13 (5.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (5.02%) Google Analytics
4 13 (5.02%) Serverless
5 12 (4.63%) Azure Functions
6 9 (3.47%) SaaS
7 8 (3.09%) Office 365
8 6 (2.32%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (2.32%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.93%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 4 (1.54%) Boomi
10 4 (1.54%) Slack
11 3 (1.16%) IaaS
11 3 (1.16%) PaaS
11 3 (1.16%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.95%) HTTP
2 12 (4.63%) SSL
2 12 (4.63%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.32%) SMTP
4 4 (1.54%) Firewall
5 3 (1.16%) BGP
5 3 (1.16%) EIGRP
5 3 (1.16%) Internet
5 3 (1.16%) OSPF
5 3 (1.16%) RIP
6 2 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.39%) DNS
7 1 (0.39%) Extranet
7 1 (0.39%) FTP
7 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.74%) Relational Database
3 31 (11.97%) MySQL
4 23 (8.88%) MongoDB
5 22 (8.49%) NoSQL
5 22 (8.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (7.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (5.79%) Power BI
9 14 (5.41%) Cosmos DB
9 14 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (4.25%) Oracle Database
11 10 (3.86%) Pentaho
11 10 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (3.47%) DB2
13 8 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (2.70%) Data Lake
14 7 (2.70%) Oracle OLAP
14 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (15.44%) Selenium
2 35 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 33 (12.74%) Cucumber
4 29 (11.20%) Jenkins
5 26 (10.04%) JIRA
6 20 (7.72%) Gatling
7 16 (6.18%) JUnit
8 13 (5.02%) Eclipse
9 11 (4.25%) IntelliJ
10 10 (3.86%) Ant
11 8 (3.09%) Grunt
11 8 (3.09%) gulp
11 8 (3.09%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (3.09%) Sublime Text
11 8 (3.09%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.93%) GitLab
12 5 (1.93%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.93%) Subversion
12 5 (1.93%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.93%) Xcode
General
1 30 (11.58%) Finance
2 15 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.32%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.54%) Marketing
4 4 (1.54%) Publishing
5 2 (0.77%) Back Office
5 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
5 2 (0.77%) Legal
5 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 158 (61.00%) Developer
2 30 (11.58%) Analyst
3 28 (10.81%) Architect
4 21 (8.11%) Java Developer
5 18 (6.95%) .NET Developer
6 15 (5.79%) Consultant
6 15 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.63%) SQL Developer
8 11 (4.25%) ServiceNow Developer
8 11 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.25%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.86%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.47%) Lead Developer
10 9 (3.47%) XML Developer
11 8 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (3.09%) Data Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) Integration Developer
11 8 (3.09%) React Developer
12 7 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (2.70%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (35.91%) JSON
2 71 (27.41%) HTML
3 63 (24.32%) REST
4 59 (22.78%) Web Services
5 58 (22.39%) CSS
6 57 (22.01%) SOAP
7 50 (19.31%) .NET
8 38 (14.67%) HTML5
9 32 (12.36%) AngularJS
10 28 (10.81%) Spring
11 25 (9.65%) Hibernate
12 24 (9.27%) jQuery
13 23 (8.88%) .NET Framework
13 23 (8.88%) ASP.NET
14 22 (8.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 21 (8.11%) React
16 18 (6.95%) .NET Core
16 18 (6.95%) Ajax
16 18 (6.95%) Entity Framework
17 17 (6.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.86%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.32%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.32%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.54%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.16%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.77%) User Experience
10 1 (0.39%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.39%) Animation
10 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.39%) CMDB
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.39%) iSeries
10 1 (0.39%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.51%) Windows
2 34 (13.13%) Unix
3 29 (11.20%) Linux
4 11 (4.25%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.09%) Android
5 8 (3.09%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.93%) OpenVMS
7 4 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.39%) AIX
9 1 (0.39%) Debian
9 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Solaris
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.60%) Test Automation
3 33 (12.74%) DevOps
4 32 (12.36%) ETL
5 30 (11.58%) Analytics
6 28 (10.81%) Migration
6 28 (10.81%) Open Source
7 25 (9.65%) Computer Science
8 23 (8.88%) Configuration Management
8 23 (8.88%) MVC
9 22 (8.49%) Microservices
9 22 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (8.11%) Data Modelling
10 21 (8.11%) TDD
10 21 (8.11%) Web Development
11 19 (7.34%) CRM
11 19 (7.34%) Test Scripting
12 17 (6.56%) Collaborative Working
12 17 (6.56%) OO
13 16 (6.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 130 (50.19%) SQL
2 102 (39.38%) JavaScript
3 61 (23.55%) C#
3 61 (23.55%) Java
4 24 (9.27%) T-SQL
5 23 (8.88%) Python
6 16 (6.18%) Scala
7 14 (5.41%) XQuery
8 12 (4.63%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.63%) Ruby
9 11 (4.25%) C++
9 11 (4.25%) Groovy
10 10 (3.86%) C
10 10 (3.86%) Java 8
10 10 (3.86%) Perl
10 10 (3.86%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (3.09%) Haskell
11 8 (3.09%) PHP
12 5 (1.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (13.51%) Degree
2 33 (12.74%) Security Cleared
3 21 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.95%) ISTQB
5 17 (6.56%) ISEB
6 15 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (3.09%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.93%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.54%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.39%) CCDA
12 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.39%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.86%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.54%) WCAG
3 3 (1.16%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.77%) GxP
5 1 (0.39%) BS7799
5 1 (0.39%) HL7
5 1 (0.39%) MISRA
5 1 (0.39%) SEPA
5 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.88%) Docker
2 21 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.32%) HDFS
3 6 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) LXC
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.63%) Grafana
1 12 (4.63%) Kibana
2 9 (3.47%) Puppet
3 4 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.77%) Oozie
5 1 (0.39%) Netcool
5 1 (0.39%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.39%) nmon
5 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (29.73%) Oracle
2 58 (22.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.79%) Adobe
4 14 (5.41%) Tableau
5 13 (5.02%) Google
5 13 (5.02%) ServiceNow
6 12 (4.63%) Xamarin
7 10 (3.86%) IBM
7 10 (3.86%) webMethods
8 6 (2.32%) SAP
8 6 (2.32%) Talend
9 5 (1.93%) Workday
10 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.54%) Dell
10 4 (1.54%) Northgate
11 3 (1.16%) ESRI
11 3 (1.16%) Thunderhead
12 2 (0.77%) Symantec
12 2 (0.77%) Trend Micro
12 2 (0.77%) Twitter