Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 104 76
Rank change year-on-year +3 -28 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 88 258 498
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.02% 2.27% 3.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.60% 8.98% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 159 298
Median daily rate £449 £438 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.57% -0.28% +3.24%
10th Percentile £303 £306 £306
90th Percentile £497 £589 £575
England median daily rate £495 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +4.21% +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 13
Median hourly rate £58.00 £72.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +77.91% -12.26%
10th Percentile £38.00 £27.45 £28.32
90th Percentile £62.03 £73.75 £47.72
England median hourly rate £58.00 £50.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +14.85% +23.17% -1.00%

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 1,023 2,873 5,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.44% 25.26% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 1,834 3,324
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £313 £319
90th Percentile £599 £590 £575
England median daily rate £494 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 58 54
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25.50 £16.10 £25.78
90th Percentile £62.03 £82.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year -2.17% +9.73% +4.81%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing XML as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in the South East.

Daily rate trend for XML in the South East

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in the South East over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XML in the South East

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for XML in the South East

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XML in the South East over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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
Hampshire +19 35 £467 -2.62% 7
Thames Valley +16 33 £450 +5.88% 18
Berkshire +32 25 £475 +5.56% 7
West Sussex +5 16 £405 -4.71% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 8 £381 -7.58% 7
Surrey +21 4 £400 -15.79% 20
XML
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 59 (67.05%) SQL
2 39 (44.32%) Oracle
3 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
4 29 (32.95%) Test Scripting
5 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (27.27%) JIRA
6 24 (27.27%) PL/SQL
7 21 (23.86%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (22.73%) Java
8 20 (22.73%) .NET
8 20 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (22.73%) Unit Testing
9 19 (21.59%) HTML
10 18 (20.45%) Oracle EBS
10 18 (20.45%) Workflow
10 18 (20.45%) Functional Testing
11 17 (19.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 17 (19.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 17 (19.32%) Scrum
11 17 (19.32%) SQLPlus
11 17 (19.32%) Oracle Discoverer
11 17 (19.32%) Oracle Forms
11 17 (19.32%) JSON
11 17 (19.32%) Oracle EBS R12
11 17 (19.32%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 16 (18.18%) Data Migration
12 16 (18.18%) ERP
12 16 (18.18%) C#
12 16 (18.18%) Migration

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 17 (19.32%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (12.50%) Confluence
3 6 (6.82%) CMS
4 5 (5.68%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.55%) IIS
6 3 (3.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.27%) Apache
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.14%) JBoss
8 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (20.45%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (17.05%) Oracle Assets
3 15 (17.05%) Oracle General Ledger
3 15 (17.05%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (3.41%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (3.41%) Maximo
4 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (3.41%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (1.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) AWS
1 5 (5.68%) Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (3.41%) Apigee
3 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.27%) GitHub
3 2 (2.27%) Serverless
3 2 (2.27%) Tricentis Tosca
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon Cognito
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.14%) Firebase
4 1 (1.14%) Logic Apps
4 1 (1.14%) Power Automate
4 1 (1.14%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.14%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) SSL
2 3 (3.41%) Bluetooth
2 3 (3.41%) HTTP
2 3 (3.41%) LAN
2 3 (3.41%) RS-232
2 3 (3.41%) RS-485
3 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.14%) FTP
4 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) Oracle Reports
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle Discoverer
2 17 (19.32%) SQLPlus
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.55%) DB2
6 4 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.27%) MySQL
7 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (27.27%) JIRA
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (15.91%) Selenium
4 12 (13.64%) Subversion
5 11 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.82%) PVCS
6 6 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (5.68%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.55%) Gatling
8 4 (4.55%) Maven
9 3 (3.41%) FishEye
9 3 (3.41%) JUnit
9 3 (3.41%) LabVIEW
9 3 (3.41%) NUnit
9 3 (3.41%) TestNG
9 3 (3.41%) Toad
10 2 (2.27%) JMeter
10 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (11.36%) Public Sector
2 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (38.64%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Oracle Specialist
4 9 (10.23%) ServiceNow Developer
4 9 (10.23%) Technical Specialist
5 8 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.95%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (6.82%) HR Specialist
7 6 (6.82%) Oracle Payroll Specialist
8 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) SAP Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) SAP Test Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) E-Business Specialist
9 4 (4.55%) Fortran Software Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Oracle HRMS Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) .NET
2 19 (21.59%) HTML
3 17 (19.32%) JSON
4 15 (17.05%) CSS
5 13 (14.77%) Spring
6 9 (10.23%) REST
6 9 (10.23%) SOAP
7 7 (7.95%) Java EE
8 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
8 6 (6.82%) STL
8 6 (6.82%) XSLT
9 5 (5.68%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.68%) Spring Boot
9 5 (5.68%) Web Services
10 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.55%) Classic ASP
10 4 (4.55%) XML Messaging
11 3 (3.41%) Kafka
11 3 (3.41%) Middleware
12 2 (2.27%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.41%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.14%) iPhone
4 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.14%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Unix
3 6 (6.82%) OpenVMS
4 5 (5.68%) Android
5 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.27%) Linux
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.95%) Test Scripting
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 18 (20.45%) Functional Testing
4 18 (20.45%) Workflow
5 17 (19.32%) Scrum
6 16 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 16 (18.18%) ERP
6 16 (18.18%) Migration
6 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 15 (17.05%) Customer Requirements
8 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.64%) UML
9 9 (10.23%) ITSM
9 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.23%) Validation
10 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (9.09%) DevOps
11 7 (7.95%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 59 (67.05%) SQL
2 30 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 24 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 20 (22.73%) Java
5 16 (18.18%) C#
6 10 (11.36%) C
7 9 (10.23%) C++
7 9 (10.23%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.95%) Python
9 6 (6.82%) Fortran
9 6 (6.82%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.55%) VB
10 4 (4.55%) VB.NET
11 3 (3.41%) Java 8
11 3 (3.41%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.41%) VBA
11 3 (3.41%) VBScript
12 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.27%) VB6
13 1 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) ISEB
2 10 (11.36%) ISTQB
2 10 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) PMO
3 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Firmware
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.41%) Grafana
2 3 (3.41%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (44.32%) Oracle
2 9 (10.23%) SAP
2 9 (10.23%) ServiceNow
3 4 (4.55%) MuleSoft
3 4 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.41%) Adobe
4 3 (3.41%) Ciena
4 3 (3.41%) hybris
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.41%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.41%) webMethods
5 2 (2.27%) Black Duck
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco
6 1 (1.14%) IBM
6 1 (1.14%) Samsung
6 1 (1.14%) Sparx
6 1 (1.14%) Talend
6 1 (1.14%) WSO2
6 1 (1.14%) Xamarin