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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 40 37
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3  
Contract jobs citing XML 262 396 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.36% 4.49% 4.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.31% 16.80% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 253 270
Median daily rate £449 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +190.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £18.40 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £59.31 £17.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2129 2357 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.32% 26.73% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1512 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +47 44 £475 +20.25% 8
Hampshire -24 42 £337 -15.75% 16
Berkshire -8 41 £450 +12.50% 19
Surrey -32 37 £513 +13.88% 15
Buckinghamshire -14 36 £388 +40.90% 4
Kent -11 19 £345 +6.15% 11
Oxfordshire -31 9 £331 -32.74% 6
Sussex +5 8 £463 +94.73%
East Sussex +2 5 £325 -18.75% 6
Middlesex +9 3 £325 -18.75%
XML
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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.

1 252 (41.72%) Web Services
2 248 (41.06%) SQL
3 242 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
4 216 (35.76%) Java
5 194 (32.12%) JSON
6 178 (29.47%) JavaScript
7 174 (28.81%) Oracle
8 158 (26.16%) HTML
9 150 (24.83%) CSS
10 145 (24.01%) .NET
11 142 (23.51%) C#
12 133 (22.02%) Finance
13 116 (19.21%) OO
14 115 (19.04%) SQL Server
15 111 (18.38%) REST
16 102 (16.89%) Linux
16 102 (16.89%) Relational Database
17 98 (16.23%) TDD
18 96 (15.89%) SOAP
19 92 (15.23%) Python
20 88 (14.57%) XSLT
21 86 (14.24%) Spring
22 83 (13.74%) SDLC
23 82 (13.58%) Scrum
24 81 (13.41%) Git (software)
25 80 (13.25%) Oracle Database
26 79 (13.08%) Data Analysis
26 79 (13.08%) Microsoft
27 76 (12.58%) Unix
28 74 (12.25%) Windows

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 48 (7.95%) CMS
2 46 (7.62%) WebLogic
3 40 (6.62%) Apache
4 37 (6.13%) JBoss
5 31 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 25 (4.14%) SharePoint
7 19 (3.15%) IIS
7 19 (3.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (2.81%) WebSphere
9 16 (2.65%) Tomcat
10 15 (2.48%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.99%) MS Exchange
12 11 (1.82%) Confluence
12 11 (1.82%) nginx
12 11 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (1.32%) ATG Dynamo
14 8 (1.32%) Skype for Business
15 7 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.50%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.33%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.82%) SaaS
4 9 (1.49%) GitHub
4 9 (1.49%) PaaS
5 8 (1.32%) Office 365
6 7 (1.16%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.83%) IaaS
8 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.66%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.63%) HTTP
2 24 (3.97%) LDAP
3 19 (3.15%) Firewall
3 19 (3.15%) Internet
4 12 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.66%) DNS
6 9 (1.49%) SAN
6 9 (1.49%) SSL
7 8 (1.32%) Skype
7 8 (1.32%) VoIP
8 7 (1.16%) Extranet
8 7 (1.16%) Intranet
9 4 (0.66%) LAN
9 4 (0.66%) PuTTY
9 4 (0.66%) WinSCP
10 3 (0.50%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (19.04%) SQL Server
2 102 (16.89%) Relational Database
3 80 (13.25%) Oracle Database
4 60 (9.93%) MongoDB
5 47 (7.78%) NoSQL
6 34 (5.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 32 (5.30%) MySQL
8 30 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (4.47%) Oracle Database 10g
10 23 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
12 15 (2.48%) RDBMS
12 15 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.49%) DB2
16 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (1.16%) Big Data
18 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
18 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 66 (10.93%) Maven
3 64 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (10.43%) Selenium
5 49 (8.11%) IntelliJ
6 47 (7.78%) Jenkins
7 39 (6.46%) JIRA
8 36 (5.96%) Eclipse
9 33 (5.46%) Visual Studio
10 32 (5.30%) Ant
10 32 (5.30%) Subversion
11 29 (4.80%) JUnit
12 24 (3.97%) Gradle
13 20 (3.31%) Bitbucket
14 18 (2.98%) WebDriver
15 16 (2.65%) Cucumber
15 16 (2.65%) Gatling
16 15 (2.48%) SpecFlow
17 14 (2.32%) Apache Ivy
17 14 (2.32%) eggPlant
General
1 133 (22.02%) Finance
2 36 (5.96%) Marketing
3 32 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.48%) Retail
5 20 (3.31%) Publishing
6 18 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.81%) Banking
7 17 (2.81%) Electronics
8 7 (1.16%) Advertising
9 6 (0.99%) Back Office
9 6 (0.99%) Law
10 4 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 340 (56.29%) Developer
2 109 (18.05%) Analyst
3 99 (16.39%) Java Developer
4 76 (12.58%) Systems Analyst
5 75 (12.42%) .NET Developer
6 52 (8.61%) C# Developer
7 44 (7.28%) Oracle Analyst
8 43 (7.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 43 (7.12%) Pensions Analyst
9 39 (6.46%) Scala Developer
10 33 (5.46%) Insurance Systems Analyst
10 33 (5.46%) Senior Developer
11 31 (5.13%) Architect
12 28 (4.64%) Database Analyst
13 24 (3.97%) Consultant
13 24 (3.97%) Software Developer
14 22 (3.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 22 (3.64%) Programmer
15 21 (3.48%) Web Developer
16 19 (3.15%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (41.72%) Web Services
2 194 (32.12%) JSON
3 158 (26.16%) HTML
4 150 (24.83%) CSS
5 145 (24.01%) .NET
6 111 (18.38%) REST
7 96 (15.89%) SOAP
8 88 (14.57%) XSLT
9 86 (14.24%) Spring
10 68 (11.26%) .NET Framework
11 65 (10.76%) HTML5
12 63 (10.43%) jQuery
13 59 (9.77%) ASP.NET
13 59 (9.77%) Hibernate
14 52 (8.61%) RESTful
15 51 (8.44%) Entity Framework
16 50 (8.28%) Ajax
17 48 (7.95%) J2EE
17 48 (7.95%) Play Framework
18 46 (7.62%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.47%) Algorithms
3 21 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.15%) User Experience
5 17 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (1.99%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.99%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.99%) W3C
11 4 (0.66%) BBC
11 4 (0.66%) New Media
11 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.66%) Replication
12 3 (0.50%) CMDB
12 3 (0.50%) PKI
13 2 (0.33%) TRADACOMS
14 1 (0.17%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 102 (16.89%) Linux
2 76 (12.58%) Unix
3 74 (12.25%) Windows
4 23 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.15%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.16%) Solaris
10 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.99%) Android
12 4 (0.66%) AIX
13 3 (0.50%) CentOS
13 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.33%) Debian
14 2 (0.33%) SUSE
14 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (19.21%) OO
3 98 (16.23%) TDD
4 83 (13.74%) SDLC
5 82 (13.58%) Scrum
6 79 (13.08%) Data Analysis
7 73 (12.09%) Microservices
8 70 (11.59%) OOD
8 70 (11.59%) Test Automation
9 68 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (11.26%) MVC
10 60 (9.93%) Open Source
11 48 (7.95%) Business Analysis
12 46 (7.62%) SOA
13 44 (7.28%) DevOps
14 42 (6.95%) BDD
15 41 (6.79%) Content Management
16 38 (6.29%) Automated Trading
16 38 (6.29%) Multithreading
17 33 (5.46%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 248 (41.06%) SQL
2 216 (35.76%) Java
3 178 (29.47%) JavaScript
4 142 (23.51%) C#
5 92 (15.23%) Python
6 49 (8.11%) Scala
7 38 (6.29%) PL/SQL
8 29 (4.80%) Groovy
9 24 (3.97%) C++
9 24 (3.97%) PowerShell
9 24 (3.97%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.64%) Ruby
11 18 (2.98%) PHP
11 18 (2.98%) XPath
12 17 (2.81%) Perl
13 14 (2.32%) Apple Swift
13 14 (2.32%) Objective-C
13 14 (2.32%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.99%) VBScript
15 10 (1.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (8.11%) Degree
2 46 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.79%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.82%) ISEB
6 10 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.49%) MCITP
7 9 (1.49%) MCSA
8 7 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.83%) CCNA
9 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.66%) CCNP
10 4 (0.66%) MCSE
11 2 (0.33%) HNC
11 2 (0.33%) HND
11 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.33%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.14%) QA
2 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.33%) HL7
3 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) FATCA
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (12.09%) Docker
2 23 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.99%) vSphere
6 4 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.17%) NDS
7 1 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 52 (8.61%) Puppet
2 10 (1.66%) Kibana
3 9 (1.49%) HP Fortify
4 7 (1.16%) Grafana
4 7 (1.16%) Marathon
4 7 (1.16%) Mesos
5 6 (0.99%) Ansible
6 4 (0.66%) vRealize
7 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.33%) Oozie
9 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.17%) CloudForms
9 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.17%) SCCM
9 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 174 (28.81%) Oracle
2 79 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.97%) SAP
4 25 (4.14%) HP
4 25 (4.14%) webMethods
5 23 (3.81%) Sitecore
6 19 (3.15%) VMware
7 18 (2.98%) IBM
8 17 (2.81%) Splunk
9 14 (2.32%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.99%) Apple
11 11 (1.82%) Cisco
11 11 (1.82%) Talend
12 10 (1.66%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.49%) NetApp
14 8 (1.32%) Adobe
14 8 (1.32%) ATG
14 8 (1.32%) Google
15 7 (1.16%) CA
16 6 (0.99%) Twitter
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