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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 54 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11  
Contract jobs citing XML 352 343 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.47% 3.67% 4.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.72% 15.37% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 243 237
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £13.00 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.89 £38.00 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 2105 2232 2323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.89% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1500 1347
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Surrey -4 72 £450 +7.14% 24
Hampshire +6 71 £350 -6.66% 17
West Sussex +32 54 £468 +43.29% 3
Berkshire +18 49 £413 +3.12% 20
Buckinghamshire +2 38 £333 -6.33% 6
Oxfordshire +8 27 £450 +44.00% 10
Kent +9 24 £338 +8.00% 4
East Sussex 0 7 £350 +9.80% 1
Middlesex +4 3 £350 -10.54% 1
Sussex +2 1 - - 1
Home Counties -4 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £675 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 311 (44.37%) SQL
2 267 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (37.09%) Java
4 247 (35.24%) Web Services
5 230 (32.81%) JavaScript
6 214 (30.53%) Oracle
7 190 (27.10%) HTML
8 173 (24.68%) C#
9 169 (24.11%) .NET
10 153 (21.83%) SQL Server
10 153 (21.83%) JSON
11 151 (21.54%) CSS
12 140 (19.97%) REST
13 119 (16.98%) XSLT
13 119 (16.98%) Microsoft
14 115 (16.41%) SOAP
15 113 (16.12%) TDD
16 110 (15.69%) Linux
17 106 (15.12%) Finance
18 102 (14.55%) OO
19 101 (14.41%) MVC
20 100 (14.27%) Scrum
21 98 (13.98%) Windows
22 96 (13.69%) Git (software)
23 95 (13.55%) Spring
24 94 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
24 94 (13.41%) Selenium
25 92 (13.12%) Python
26 86 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
27 84 (11.98%) Oracle Database

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 (7.28%) Apache
2 50 (7.13%) CMS
3 43 (6.13%) JBoss
4 37 (5.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 36 (5.14%) WebLogic
6 30 (4.28%) SharePoint
7 29 (4.14%) IIS
8 26 (3.71%) Tomcat
9 21 (3.00%) WebSphere
10 20 (2.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 19 (2.71%) Confluence
12 16 (2.28%) MS Exchange
13 15 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (2.00%) Skype for Business
15 13 (1.85%) ATG Dynamo
15 13 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (1.85%) Umbraco
16 12 (1.71%) nginx
17 10 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (1.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.43%) MS Office
3 5 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.43%) MS Project
5 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.71%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (1.57%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.43%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.14%) GitHub
4 10 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.43%) SaaS
5 9 (1.28%) PaaS
6 7 (1.00%) Boomi
7 4 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.57%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.57%) IaaS
8 3 (0.43%) Office 365
9 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.56%) HTTP
2 29 (4.14%) Internet
3 23 (3.28%) LDAP
4 19 (2.71%) Firewall
5 16 (2.28%) Extranet
6 15 (2.14%) SAN
7 14 (2.00%) Skype
7 14 (2.00%) VoIP
8 11 (1.57%) HTTPS
9 8 (1.14%) Intranet
9 8 (1.14%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.86%) LAN
11 5 (0.71%) DNS
11 5 (0.71%) SNMP
11 5 (0.71%) SSL
12 4 (0.57%) 2G
12 4 (0.57%) 3G
12 4 (0.57%) PuTTY
12 4 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (0.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.98%) Oracle Database
2 84 (11.98%) Relational Database
3 47 (6.70%) MongoDB
4 43 (6.13%) MySQL
5 39 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 37 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (5.14%) NoSQL
8 32 (4.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 22 (3.14%) RDBMS
12 20 (2.85%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.85%) DB2
13 13 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (1.28%) MarkLogic
15 9 (1.28%) MS Access
16 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 96 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 94 (13.41%) Selenium
2 94 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (10.70%) Maven
4 72 (10.27%) JIRA
5 59 (8.42%) Ant
6 57 (8.13%) Jenkins
7 51 (7.28%) Gradle
8 48 (6.85%) Subversion
9 46 (6.56%) Eclipse
10 45 (6.42%) JUnit
11 36 (5.14%) WebDriver
12 33 (4.71%) Visual Studio
13 30 (4.28%) IntelliJ
14 28 (3.99%) Bitbucket
15 23 (3.28%) Cucumber
16 21 (3.00%) SpecFlow
17 20 (2.85%) JMeter
18 18 (2.57%) eggPlant
18 18 (2.57%) MSTest
General
1 106 (15.12%) Finance
2 43 (6.13%) Publishing
3 37 (5.28%) Marketing
4 18 (2.57%) Retail
4 18 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.43%) Advertising
5 10 (1.43%) Legal
6 9 (1.28%) Law
7 6 (0.86%) Back Office
8 5 (0.71%) Banking
8 5 (0.71%) Games
9 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.43%) Electronics
11 2 (0.29%) Military
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 394 (56.21%) Developer
2 129 (18.40%) Java Developer
3 122 (17.40%) Analyst
4 94 (13.41%) .NET Developer
5 63 (8.99%) C# Developer
5 63 (8.99%) Systems Analyst
6 52 (7.42%) C# .NET Developer
7 40 (5.71%) Oracle Analyst
8 39 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 38 (5.42%) Architect
10 37 (5.28%) Pensions Analyst
11 33 (4.71%) Insurance Systems Analyst
12 25 (3.57%) Test Analyst
13 24 (3.42%) Software Developer
14 22 (3.14%) Scala Developer
14 22 (3.14%) Web Developer
15 20 (2.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 20 (2.85%) Wintel Engineer
16 19 (2.71%) Agile Developer
17 17 (2.43%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (35.24%) Web Services
2 190 (27.10%) HTML
3 169 (24.11%) .NET
4 153 (21.83%) JSON
5 151 (21.54%) CSS
6 140 (19.97%) REST
7 119 (16.98%) XSLT
8 115 (16.41%) SOAP
9 95 (13.55%) Spring
10 79 (11.27%) ASP.NET
11 72 (10.27%) .NET Framework
11 72 (10.27%) jQuery
12 65 (9.27%) AngularJS
13 62 (8.84%) J2EE
13 62 (8.84%) RESTful
14 55 (7.85%) HTML5
15 53 (7.56%) LINQ
16 52 (7.42%) Entity Framework
17 49 (6.99%) Ajax
17 49 (6.99%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 28 (3.99%) Algorithms
4 23 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.85%) User Experience
6 17 (2.43%) Client/Server
6 17 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.00%) N-Tier
8 12 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.86%) Replication
10 4 (0.57%) BBC
10 4 (0.57%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.57%) New Media
11 3 (0.43%) CMDB
11 3 (0.43%) SCORM
12 2 (0.29%) iPhone
12 2 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.29%) PKI
12 2 (0.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 110 (15.69%) Linux
2 98 (13.98%) Windows
3 66 (9.42%) Unix
4 40 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (3.28%) Android
7 20 (2.85%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.57%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.28%) Solaris
11 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.57%) AIX
12 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.29%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (16.12%) TDD
3 102 (14.55%) OO
4 101 (14.41%) MVC
5 100 (14.27%) Scrum
6 86 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (10.13%) SDLC
8 63 (8.99%) Data Analysis
9 56 (7.99%) SOA
10 55 (7.85%) BDD
11 54 (7.70%) Content Management
12 53 (7.56%) OOD
13 49 (6.99%) Open Source
14 44 (6.28%) E-Commerce
14 44 (6.28%) Microservices
15 43 (6.13%) Multithreading
16 41 (5.85%) OOP
17 40 (5.71%) Business Analysis
18 39 (5.56%) ETL
18 39 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 311 (44.37%) SQL
2 260 (37.09%) Java
3 230 (32.81%) JavaScript
4 173 (24.68%) C#
5 92 (13.12%) Python
6 46 (6.56%) Groovy
7 41 (5.85%) PL/SQL
8 40 (5.71%) C++
9 35 (4.99%) PowerShell
9 35 (4.99%) T-SQL
10 32 (4.56%) Scala
11 26 (3.71%) PHP
12 25 (3.57%) Ruby
12 25 (3.57%) VB.NET
13 24 (3.42%) Perl
13 24 (3.42%) VBScript
14 23 (3.28%) XPath
15 14 (2.00%) C
15 14 (2.00%) VBA
16 11 (1.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 75 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 58 (8.27%) Degree
4 20 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.71%) MCSA
6 18 (2.57%) MCITP
7 16 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.14%) ISEB
9 12 (1.71%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.29%) CCNA
11 2 (0.29%) CCNP
11 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.29%) HNC
11 2 (0.29%) HND
11 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.56%) QA
2 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.71%) PA-DSS
3 5 (0.71%) SDET
4 1 (0.14%) COBIT
4 1 (0.14%) HL7
4 1 (0.14%) IFRS
4 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (4.99%) Docker
2 32 (4.56%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.86%) vSphere
6 4 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) NDS
8 1 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (4.71%) Puppet
2 9 (1.28%) Ansible
2 9 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.00%) TeamSite
4 6 (0.86%) Kibana
5 5 (0.71%) HP Fortify
6 4 (0.57%) Grafana
6 4 (0.57%) Marathon
6 4 (0.57%) Mesos
6 4 (0.57%) vRealize
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.29%) logstash
8 2 (0.29%) SCCM
9 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.14%) Nessus
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 214 (30.53%) Oracle
2 119 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.57%) VMware
4 23 (3.28%) Splunk
5 22 (3.14%) Adobe
5 22 (3.14%) IBM
6 21 (3.00%) Sitecore
7 20 (2.85%) HP
8 17 (2.43%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.43%) Talend
9 16 (2.28%) Cisco
10 15 (2.14%) NetApp
11 14 (2.00%) webMethods
12 13 (1.85%) ATG
13 10 (1.43%) SAP
13 10 (1.43%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.28%) Telerik
15 7 (1.00%) Dell
15 7 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.86%) Twitter
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