Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 89 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 76 371 521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.20% 2.62% 3.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.08% 9.57% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 235 334
Median daily rate £473 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.24% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £319
90th Percentile £600 £588 £536
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.68% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 14
Median hourly rate £64.02 £58.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% +67.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £62.43 £49.38 £26.80
90th Percentile £65.60 £60.00 £52.00
England median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% +15.85% +2.50%

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 754 3,876 5,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.78% 27.38% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 2,389 3,512
Median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £593 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 88 86
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +17.65% -4.49%
10th Percentile £30.00 £19.14 £17.13
90th Percentile £71.10 £78.75 £54.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +7.14% +5.00%

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 28 September 2020.

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
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 28 September 2020. 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 +37 32 £500 +17.65% 19
Hampshire +21 17 £474 -5.20% 10
Berkshire +18 16 £550 +25.71% 6
Buckinghamshire +32 14 £500 +21.95% 7
West Sussex +10 14 £451 +25.14% 1
Surrey +39 10 £335 -25.56% 10
Oxfordshire +37 2 £349 -30.25% 6
Kent +25 1 - -
East Sussex +21 1 - - 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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 42 (55.26%) SQL
2 40 (52.63%) Oracle
3 33 (43.42%) Java
4 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 21 (27.63%) HTML
6 20 (26.32%) SOAP
7 19 (25.00%) Web Services
7 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 16 (21.05%) JSON
8 16 (21.05%) JIRA
9 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (19.74%) Subversion
9 15 (19.74%) Spring
9 15 (19.74%) XSLT
9 15 (19.74%) Oracle Database
10 14 (18.42%) Migration
11 13 (17.11%) Java EE
11 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
11 13 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (15.79%) C
12 12 (15.79%) PL/SQL
12 12 (15.79%) .NET
12 12 (15.79%) WebLogic
12 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
12 12 (15.79%) Oracle BPM
13 11 (14.47%) XSD
13 11 (14.47%) JMS
13 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.47%) Maven

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 12 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 10 (13.16%) Apache
3 9 (11.84%) AquaLogic
3 9 (11.84%) CMS
3 9 (11.84%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (9.21%) Confluence
4 7 (9.21%) IIS
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.63%) Anypoint
7 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.63%) JBoss
8 1 (1.32%) ColdFusion
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (7.89%) Maximo
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (3.95%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (1.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (3.95%) Azure
1 3 (3.95%) GitHub
1 3 (3.95%) Power Platform
2 1 (1.32%) Apigee
2 1 (1.32%) AWS
2 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.32%) GCP
2 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.32%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Serverless
2 1 (1.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Kerberos
2 4 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) FTP
3 1 (1.32%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) Oracle Database
2 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (11.84%) DB2
4 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (10.53%) MySQL
5 8 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (5.26%) SQLPlus
7 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.95%) DB2 UDB
7 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.95%) Power BI
8 2 (2.63%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (2.63%) Spotfire
8 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.05%) JIRA
3 15 (19.74%) Subversion
4 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 11 (14.47%) Maven
6 10 (13.16%) Selenium
7 8 (10.53%) PVCS
8 7 (9.21%) Eclipse
9 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
9 5 (6.58%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (3.95%) Ant
10 3 (3.95%) Gatling
11 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.63%) Flyway
11 2 (2.63%) Gradle
11 2 (2.63%) Hudson
11 2 (2.63%) JDeveloper
11 2 (2.63%) Liquibase
11 2 (2.63%) NUnit
11 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Manufacturing
2 7 (9.21%) Public Sector
2 7 (9.21%) Retail
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) French Language
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (44.74%) Developer
2 13 (17.11%) Analyst
2 13 (17.11%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.21%) Applications Developer
4 6 (7.89%) OpenVMS Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Fortran Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Fortran Software Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.95%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Fraud Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Fraud Data Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Junior Data Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Maximo Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.63%) HTML
2 20 (26.32%) SOAP
3 19 (25.00%) Web Services
4 16 (21.05%) JSON
5 15 (19.74%) Spring
5 15 (19.74%) XSLT
6 13 (17.11%) Java EE
7 12 (15.79%) .NET
8 11 (14.47%) JMS
8 11 (14.47%) XSD
9 10 (13.16%) JPA
10 9 (11.84%) CSS
10 9 (11.84%) EclipseLink
10 9 (11.84%) EJB
10 9 (11.84%) Hibernate
10 9 (11.84%) iBATIS
11 8 (10.53%) SailPoint
12 7 (9.21%) .NET Framework
12 7 (9.21%) REST
12 7 (9.21%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.95%) EPoS
3 3 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.63%) CMDB
4 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) mPOS
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) OpenVMS
2 7 (9.21%) Unix
2 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 5 (6.58%) Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (18.42%) Migration
4 13 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (14.47%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Microservices
7 9 (11.84%) Process Management
7 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.53%) Analytics
8 8 (10.53%) Scrum
9 7 (9.21%) Data Migration
9 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
9 7 (9.21%) ERP
9 7 (9.21%) UML
10 6 (7.89%) DevOps
10 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (7.89%) Requirements Gathering
10 6 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) SQL
2 33 (43.42%) Java
3 28 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.79%) C
4 12 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 9 (11.84%) C++
5 9 (11.84%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.21%) Fortran
7 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.58%) C#
9 4 (5.26%) Perl
9 4 (5.26%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.95%) BeanShell
10 3 (3.95%) Bourne shell
10 3 (3.95%) Korn
10 3 (3.95%) Python
10 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (2.63%) VB6
11 2 (2.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) ISEB
4 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.63%) MCAD
5 2 (2.63%) MCITP
5 2 (2.63%) MCPD
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) PMO
2 2 (2.63%) HL7
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) RACF
2 2 (2.63%) Docker
3 1 (1.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.63%) Oozie
4 1 (1.32%) Istio
4 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (52.63%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) BEA
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) SAP
5 5 (6.58%) Centrify
5 5 (6.58%) CyberArk
5 5 (6.58%) ForgeRock
5 5 (6.58%) NetIQ
5 5 (6.58%) Okta
6 4 (5.26%) Adobe
7 3 (3.95%) hybris
7 3 (3.95%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.63%) Google
8 2 (2.63%) IBM
8 2 (2.63%) InterSystems
8 2 (2.63%) Tableau
8 2 (2.63%) Workday
9 1 (1.32%) Planview
9 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow