Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 64 41
Rank change year-on-year -8 -23 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 522 533 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.15% 3.25% 4.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.63% 11.74% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 342 487
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £288 £279
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 34
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -11.96% +104.44%
10th Percentile £26.70 £16.64 £16.95
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.00 £59.31
England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%

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 5,422 4,540 4,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.68% 27.65% 27.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,542 2,771 3,067
South East median daily rate £433 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.85% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 79 130
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £14.40 £12.40 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.13 £50.05 £55.50
England median hourly rate £41.92 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.81% +9.59% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 190 £438 +18.24% 69
Hampshire +8 139 £430 +8.18% 38
Berkshire -9 98 £425 +5.92% 42
Surrey -19 95 £450 - 39
West Sussex +4 77 £475 - 12
Buckinghamshire +13 65 £440 +25.71% 15
Oxfordshire +17 27 £450 +38.46% 12
Kent -10 7 £363 +5.07% 16
East Sussex -4 5 £431 +32.69% 10
Middlesex +9 4 £496 +39.88%
Sussex -3 1 £438 -5.41%
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 262 (50.19%) SQL
2 202 (38.70%) JavaScript
3 194 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (35.82%) Java
5 181 (34.67%) HTML
6 173 (33.14%) JSON
7 155 (29.69%) Web Services
8 146 (27.97%) CSS
9 144 (27.59%) SOAP
9 144 (27.59%) C#
10 135 (25.86%) Oracle
11 130 (24.90%) .NET
12 121 (23.18%) REST
13 98 (18.77%) MVC
14 97 (18.58%) SQL Server
15 95 (18.20%) Git (software)
16 90 (17.24%) jQuery
17 87 (16.67%) ASP.NET
18 86 (16.48%) XSLT
18 86 (16.48%) Linux
19 83 (15.90%) Windows
20 81 (15.52%) Unix
20 81 (15.52%) Microsoft
20 81 (15.52%) RESTful
21 76 (14.56%) Test Automation
22 73 (13.98%) Spring
23 63 (12.07%) Visual Studio
24 62 (11.88%) HTML5
24 62 (11.88%) Microservices
25 60 (11.49%) Scrum

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 (9.39%) CMS
2 48 (9.20%) WebLogic
3 41 (7.85%) Tomcat
4 38 (7.28%) IIS
5 33 (6.32%) Confluence
6 27 (5.17%) JBoss
6 27 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 21 (4.02%) Apache
8 18 (3.45%) SharePoint
9 14 (2.68%) nginx
10 13 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.92%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
11 10 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (1.92%) Umbraco
12 9 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
13 8 (1.53%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.34%) Apache Solr
14 7 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.11%) Oracle Financials
2 11 (2.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 11 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.77%) Magento
5 3 (0.57%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.57%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.19%) Global One
7 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.98%) OpenShift
3 20 (3.83%) GitHub
4 15 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (2.68%) PaaS
6 13 (2.49%) Google Analytics
7 11 (2.11%) Boomi
7 11 (2.11%) SaaS
8 8 (1.53%) Azure Functions
8 8 (1.53%) Serverless
9 6 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.15%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.57%) npm
12 3 (0.57%) NuGet
12 3 (0.57%) Office 365
13 2 (0.38%) BlueKai
13 2 (0.38%) Force.com
13 2 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.32%) HTTP
2 20 (3.83%) SSL
3 19 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.68%) SMTP
5 13 (2.49%) Internet
5 13 (2.49%) SNMP
6 10 (1.92%) DNS
6 10 (1.92%) IMAP
7 9 (1.72%) DVB
7 9 (1.72%) PuTTY
8 7 (1.34%) Firewall
9 6 (1.15%) AMQP
10 5 (0.96%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.96%) FTP
10 5 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.57%) ATM
11 3 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.57%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.57%) Network Security
11 3 (0.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.39%) NoSQL
2 49 (9.39%) Relational Database
3 42 (8.05%) MySQL
4 39 (7.47%) MongoDB
5 33 (6.32%) Oracle Database
6 28 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (3.64%) RDBMS
9 16 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (2.30%) Hadoop
11 12 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 12 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.92%) NuoDB
12 10 (1.92%) Redis
13 9 (1.72%) HBase
13 9 (1.72%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 95 (18.20%) Git (software)
2 63 (12.07%) Visual Studio
3 54 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 50 (9.58%) JIRA
5 49 (9.39%) Selenium
6 46 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (7.66%) Cucumber
7 40 (7.66%) Subversion
8 37 (7.09%) JUnit
9 33 (6.32%) Maven
10 32 (6.13%) Eclipse
10 32 (6.13%) SoapUI
11 24 (4.60%) IntelliJ
12 23 (4.41%) Ant
13 22 (4.21%) PVCS
14 18 (3.45%) Gatling
15 15 (2.87%) ProC
16 11 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (2.11%) Toad
17 10 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 43 (8.24%) Finance
2 17 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.30%) Publishing
4 11 (2.11%) General Ledger
4 11 (2.11%) Retail
5 10 (1.92%) Marketing
6 8 (1.53%) Banking
6 8 (1.53%) Legal
7 6 (1.15%) Law
8 5 (0.96%) Electronics
8 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) Avionics
10 3 (0.57%) Back Office
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 314 (60.15%) Developer
2 81 (15.52%) Java Developer
3 55 (10.54%) Analyst
4 51 (9.77%) .NET Developer
5 37 (7.09%) Architect
6 36 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 34 (6.51%) Oracle Developer
8 33 (6.32%) Full Stack Developer
9 30 (5.75%) Test Analyst
10 27 (5.17%) SQL Developer
11 26 (4.98%) Senior Developer
12 19 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (2.87%) SQL Analyst
15 14 (2.68%) XML Analyst
16 13 (2.49%) Applications Developer
16 13 (2.49%) Consultant
16 13 (2.49%) Software Developer
17 12 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (34.67%) HTML
2 173 (33.14%) JSON
3 155 (29.69%) Web Services
4 146 (27.97%) CSS
5 144 (27.59%) SOAP
6 130 (24.90%) .NET
7 121 (23.18%) REST
8 90 (17.24%) jQuery
9 87 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 86 (16.48%) XSLT
11 81 (15.52%) RESTful
12 73 (13.98%) Spring
13 62 (11.88%) HTML5
14 55 (10.54%) AngularJS
15 54 (10.34%) XSD
16 51 (9.77%) .NET Framework
17 47 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
18 45 (8.62%) Ajax
18 45 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
19 44 (8.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.49%) User Experience
5 12 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.92%) CMDB
6 10 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.53%) W3C
9 7 (1.34%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.15%) DataPower
10 6 (1.15%) MPEG
10 6 (1.15%) Social Media
11 5 (0.96%) iPhone
11 5 (0.96%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.77%) Life Science
12 4 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (16.48%) Linux
2 83 (15.90%) Windows
3 81 (15.52%) Unix
4 25 (4.79%) OpenVMS
5 18 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.68%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.53%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.34%) Android
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Debian
11 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (18.77%) MVC
3 76 (14.56%) Test Automation
4 62 (11.88%) Microservices
5 60 (11.49%) Scrum
6 56 (10.73%) SOA
7 55 (10.54%) DevOps
8 49 (9.39%) Open Source
8 49 (9.39%) Workflow
9 47 (9.00%) OO
10 45 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (8.43%) TDD
12 38 (7.28%) Analytics
13 34 (6.51%) BDD
14 33 (6.32%) Data Modelling
14 33 (6.32%) SDLC
14 33 (6.32%) Test Scripting
15 30 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (5.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 262 (50.19%) SQL
2 202 (38.70%) JavaScript
3 187 (35.82%) Java
4 144 (27.59%) C#
5 54 (10.34%) Python
6 49 (9.39%) PL/SQL
7 35 (6.70%) C++
8 30 (5.75%) C
9 29 (5.56%) Java 8
9 29 (5.56%) Ruby
10 26 (4.98%) Perl
11 25 (4.79%) Bash Shell
12 20 (3.83%) Scala
13 17 (3.26%) T-SQL
14 16 (3.07%) Fortran
15 15 (2.87%) Groovy
16 14 (2.68%) Haskell
17 13 (2.49%) Objective-C
18 12 (2.30%) Apple Swift
19 11 (2.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.75%) Degree
4 26 (4.98%) ISTQB
5 17 (3.26%) ISEB
6 16 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.38%) MCSE
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) HNC
11 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.21%) QA
2 10 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.34%) SLA
4 6 (1.15%) PMO
5 3 (0.57%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.38%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) GDPR
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (6.70%) Docker
2 9 (1.72%) HDFS
3 6 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.96%) vSphere
5 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (4.79%) Ansible
2 17 (3.26%) Puppet
3 13 (2.49%) Grafana
3 13 (2.49%) Kibana
4 5 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.96%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.77%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.57%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.57%) Netcool
6 3 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.38%) MOM
8 1 (0.19%) Oozie
8 1 (0.19%) SELinux
8 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 135 (25.86%) Oracle
2 81 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.21%) webMethods
4 21 (4.02%) Adobe
5 20 (3.83%) Google
6 18 (3.45%) IBM
6 18 (3.45%) SAP
7 15 (2.87%) ServiceNow
8 11 (2.11%) Dell
9 10 (1.92%) Cisco
10 8 (1.53%) Citrix
10 8 (1.53%) Northgate
10 8 (1.53%) Splunk
11 7 (1.34%) HP
11 7 (1.34%) VMware
12 6 (1.15%) Capita
12 6 (1.15%) Talend
12 6 (1.15%) Workday
13 5 (0.96%) ComArch
13 5 (0.96%) Red Hat