Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 64 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 -25 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 540 553 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.24% 3.31% 4.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.71% 11.90% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 359 462
South East median daily rate £445 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +7.69% -2.19%
10th Percentile £323 £263 £279
90th Percentile £534 £581 £513
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 34
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -12.09% +23.81%
10th Percentile £31.25 £15.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.68 £59.31
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +11.11%

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 5,559 4,649 4,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.38% 27.80% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,629 2,879 2,762
South East median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 90 133
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25.00 £14.78 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -1 206 £438 +20.27% 66
Hampshire 0 139 £425 +7.59% 45
Berkshire -6 125 £425 +13.33% 36
Surrey -9 77 £450 +7.14% 40
West Sussex +11 73 £448 -6.77% 13
Buckinghamshire +15 55 £450 +33.33% 20
Oxfordshire +6 26 £450 -8.63% 10
Kent -9 12 £346 -1.07% 11
East Sussex -12 10 £455 -22.55% 3
Middlesex +13 6 £517 +45.76% 1
Sussex -2 2 £438 -5.41%
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 278 (51.48%) SQL
2 200 (37.04%) JavaScript
2 200 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (36.67%) JSON
4 191 (35.37%) Java
5 190 (35.19%) HTML
6 156 (28.89%) CSS
7 142 (26.30%) C#
8 141 (26.11%) Oracle
9 140 (25.93%) Web Services
10 129 (23.89%) SOAP
11 127 (23.52%) .NET
12 109 (20.19%) REST
13 107 (19.81%) SQL Server
14 105 (19.44%) jQuery
15 89 (16.48%) Windows
16 87 (16.11%) Microsoft
17 82 (15.19%) XSLT
18 77 (14.26%) Git (software)
19 76 (14.07%) MVC
20 75 (13.89%) Test Automation
21 74 (13.70%) HTML5
22 71 (13.15%) ASP.NET
23 69 (12.78%) RESTful
24 66 (12.22%) Unix
25 63 (11.67%) AngularJS
26 62 (11.48%) Linux
27 61 (11.30%) Scrum
28 56 (10.37%) Security Cleared
28 56 (10.37%) Spring

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 51 (9.44%) CMS
2 43 (7.96%) WebLogic
3 34 (6.30%) Tomcat
4 27 (5.00%) JBoss
5 26 (4.81%) IIS
6 25 (4.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 24 (4.44%) Confluence
8 20 (3.70%) Apache
9 13 (2.41%) nginx
9 13 (2.41%) SharePoint
10 11 (2.04%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (1.67%) WordPress
13 8 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (1.48%) Umbraco
14 7 (1.30%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.93%) Apache Qpid
15 5 (0.93%) SAS
15 5 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.93%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
2 11 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
2 11 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (1.11%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.74%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.56%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.37%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.19%) Global One
7 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.19%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.89%) GitHub
3 15 (2.78%) Boomi
4 14 (2.59%) OpenShift
5 12 (2.22%) Google Analytics
6 11 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (2.04%) PaaS
7 8 (1.48%) Azure Functions
7 8 (1.48%) Serverless
8 7 (1.30%) SaaS
9 5 (0.93%) Apigee
9 5 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.93%) IaaS
10 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.56%) Force.com
11 3 (0.56%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.56%) Office 365
12 2 (0.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.63%) HTTP
2 22 (4.07%) SSL
3 14 (2.59%) Internet
4 13 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.04%) SMTP
5 11 (2.04%) SNMP
6 10 (1.85%) DNS
6 10 (1.85%) IMAP
7 9 (1.67%) Bluetooth
8 6 (1.11%) AMQP
8 6 (1.11%) Skype
9 5 (0.93%) DVB
9 5 (0.93%) Firewall
10 4 (0.74%) ATM
10 4 (0.74%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.74%) RFID
11 3 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.56%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.07%) NoSQL
3 42 (7.78%) Relational Database
4 35 (6.48%) MongoDB
5 28 (5.19%) Oracle Database
6 26 (4.81%) MySQL
7 23 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 12 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (2.22%) SQLite
13 10 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.85%) SQLPlus
14 9 (1.67%) Big Data
14 9 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (1.30%) GIS
15 7 (1.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 77 (14.26%) Git (software)
2 52 (9.63%) JIRA
3 51 (9.44%) Selenium
4 50 (9.26%) Jenkins
5 46 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (8.52%) Visual Studio
6 36 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 36 (6.67%) JUnit
7 33 (6.11%) Subversion
8 26 (4.81%) Gatling
9 23 (4.26%) Eclipse
9 23 (4.26%) SoapUI
10 22 (4.07%) PVCS
11 19 (3.52%) Ant
11 19 (3.52%) Maven
11 19 (3.52%) ProC
12 18 (3.33%) IntelliJ
13 17 (3.15%) Toad
14 11 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (1.85%) Geb
General
1 39 (7.22%) Finance
2 13 (2.41%) Publishing
2 13 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 10 (1.85%) Retail
5 9 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.30%) Legal
7 5 (0.93%) Banking
7 5 (0.93%) Law
7 5 (0.93%) Marketing
8 3 (0.56%) Advertising
8 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.56%) Avionics
8 3 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.37%) Automotive
9 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 350 (64.81%) Developer
2 64 (11.85%) Java Developer
3 60 (11.11%) Analyst
4 48 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 40 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
5 40 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 37 (6.85%) C# Developer
7 33 (6.11%) Test Analyst
8 28 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (4.63%) Senior Developer
10 22 (4.07%) Architect
10 22 (4.07%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.70%) Integration Developer
12 18 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (3.33%) iOS Developer
13 17 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
14 16 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (2.96%) SQL Analyst
15 14 (2.59%) PL/SQL Developer
15 14 (2.59%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (36.67%) JSON
2 190 (35.19%) HTML
3 156 (28.89%) CSS
4 140 (25.93%) Web Services
5 129 (23.89%) SOAP
6 127 (23.52%) .NET
7 109 (20.19%) REST
8 105 (19.44%) jQuery
9 82 (15.19%) XSLT
10 74 (13.70%) HTML5
11 71 (13.15%) ASP.NET
12 69 (12.78%) RESTful
13 63 (11.67%) AngularJS
14 56 (10.37%) Spring
15 52 (9.63%) .NET Framework
16 50 (9.26%) Ajax
17 48 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
18 37 (6.85%) WCF
19 36 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
19 36 (6.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.74%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (2.96%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.85%) iPhone
6 10 (1.85%) Social Media
7 9 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.67%) User Experience
8 8 (1.48%) CMDB
8 8 (1.48%) W3C
9 7 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.30%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.93%) Life Science
10 5 (0.93%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.56%) DataPower
12 3 (0.56%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (16.48%) Windows
2 66 (12.22%) Unix
3 62 (11.48%) Linux
4 29 (5.37%) OpenVMS
5 24 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.41%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.48%) Android
8 7 (1.30%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.11%) CentOS
10 5 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) Debian
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (14.07%) MVC
3 75 (13.89%) Test Automation
4 61 (11.30%) Scrum
5 50 (9.26%) DevOps
5 50 (9.26%) Microservices
6 48 (8.89%) Workflow
7 47 (8.70%) SOA
8 43 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (7.41%) Data Modelling
11 39 (7.22%) OO
11 39 (7.22%) TDD
12 38 (7.04%) Test Scripting
13 37 (6.85%) Analytics
14 34 (6.30%) Open Source
15 32 (5.93%) SDLC
16 30 (5.56%) Software Engineering
17 27 (5.00%) BDD
17 27 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 278 (51.48%) SQL
2 200 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 191 (35.37%) Java
4 142 (26.30%) C#
5 54 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 48 (8.89%) C++
7 47 (8.70%) Python
8 34 (6.30%) C
9 30 (5.56%) Scala
10 24 (4.44%) Groovy
10 24 (4.44%) PHP
11 22 (4.07%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.70%) Ruby
13 18 (3.33%) Objective-C
14 17 (3.15%) Apple Swift
14 17 (3.15%) Fortran
14 17 (3.15%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.96%) Perl
16 15 (2.78%) Bash Shell
17 13 (2.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 56 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 52 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 24 (4.44%) Degree
4 24 (4.44%) ISEB
5 23 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.37%) MCSE
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 17 (3.15%) QA
3 12 (2.22%) PMO
4 8 (1.48%) SLA
5 3 (0.56%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 48 (8.89%) Docker
2 7 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.93%) HDFS
5 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (3.33%) Puppet
2 16 (2.96%) Ansible
3 13 (2.41%) Kibana
4 12 (2.22%) Grafana
5 8 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.11%) MOM
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.37%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.19%) Iperf
9 1 (0.19%) Oozie
9 1 (0.19%) SELinux
9 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 141 (26.11%) Oracle
2 87 (16.11%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.56%) webMethods
4 28 (5.19%) SAP
5 25 (4.63%) Google
6 23 (4.26%) Adobe
7 17 (3.15%) Talend
8 16 (2.96%) ServiceNow
9 15 (2.78%) Dell
10 12 (2.22%) IBM
10 12 (2.22%) Workday
11 9 (1.67%) Citrix
11 9 (1.67%) Northgate
12 8 (1.48%) Remedy
13 7 (1.30%) Cisco
13 7 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.11%) Splunk
15 5 (0.93%) TIBCO
16 4 (0.74%) HP
16 4 (0.74%) Telerik