Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 24 November 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 61 17
Rank change year-on-year +28 -44 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 44 30 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.69% 2.66% 10.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.67% 10.87% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 111
South Wales median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -11.11%
10th Percentile £172 £161 £205
90th Percentile £420 £500 £425
Wales median daily rate £350 £373 £310
% change year-on-year -6.04% +20.16% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South Wales median hourly rate - £21.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.85% -82.59%
Wales median hourly rate - £21.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year - -27.12% -79.66%

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 South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 249 276 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.52% 24.45% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 202 380
South Wales median daily rate £385 £425 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.53% +17.65% +7.04%
10th Percentile £250 £288 £245
90th Percentile £524 £543 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £360
% change year-on-year -8.57% +21.53% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +34.38% -36.00%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £60.25
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +31.11%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for XML in South Wales

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in South Wales

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in South Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in South Wales

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in South Wales

XML
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Cardiff +19 41 £345 +77.15%
Newport +14 1 £400 +18.52%
XML
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for XML.

1 28 (63.64%) SQL
2 26 (59.09%) SQL Server
3 24 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (52.27%) SOAP
5 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (47.73%) HL7
7 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (34.09%) ETL
7 15 (34.09%) SoapUI
8 14 (31.82%) XSLT
9 13 (29.55%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (27.27%) IBM
10 12 (27.27%) ITIL
10 12 (27.27%) T-SQL
10 12 (27.27%) Fiorano
10 12 (27.27%) Migration
10 12 (27.27%) JCAPS
11 11 (25.00%) Data Migration
11 11 (25.00%) High Availability
11 11 (25.00%) SDLC
11 11 (25.00%) InterSystems
11 11 (25.00%) VMware
11 11 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
11 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
11 11 (25.00%) Degree
11 11 (25.00%) C++
11 11 (25.00%) .NET
11 11 (25.00%) Oracle
11 11 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (27.27%) JCAPS
2 11 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.82%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 24 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (29.55%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
7 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (4.55%) Big Data
8 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (2.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) SoapUI
2 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.82%) Gradle
5 3 (6.82%) Grunt
5 3 (6.82%) gulp
5 3 (6.82%) JProfiler
5 3 (6.82%) JUnit
5 3 (6.82%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.55%) JIRA
6 2 (4.55%) JMeter
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.27%) Subversion
7 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.27%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Architect
5 7 (15.91%) Data Architect
5 7 (15.91%) Technical Architect
6 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Lead Test Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Architect
7 5 (11.36%) ETL Developer
7 5 (11.36%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Team Leader
7 5 (11.36%) Test Leader
7 5 (11.36%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (9.09%) DBA
9 3 (6.82%) Administrator
9 3 (6.82%) SQL DBA
9 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.82%) TOGAF Architect
10 2 (4.55%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) SOAP
2 14 (31.82%) XSLT
3 11 (25.00%) .NET
3 11 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 10 (22.73%) Web Services
5 9 (20.45%) RESTful
5 9 (20.45%) XML Schema
6 8 (18.18%) XSD
7 4 (9.09%) CSS
7 4 (9.09%) HTML
7 4 (9.09%) jQuery
7 4 (9.09%) JSON
8 3 (6.82%) Ajax
8 3 (6.82%) CSS3
8 3 (6.82%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.82%) HTML5
8 3 (6.82%) J2EE
8 3 (6.82%) JPA
8 3 (6.82%) Node.js
8 3 (6.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) NHS
2 9 (20.45%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.82%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) iSeries
5 1 (2.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (34.09%) ETL
2 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Migration
3 11 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 11 (25.00%) High Availability
3 11 (25.00%) SDLC
4 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 10 (22.73%) Release Management
5 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (20.45%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (20.45%) Service Delivery
5 9 (20.45%) TOGAF
6 7 (15.91%) MVC
7 6 (13.64%) Project Management
8 5 (11.36%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
9 4 (9.09%) Service Management
9 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 11 (25.00%) C++
4 10 (22.73%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) ABAP
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
8 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
3 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (47.73%) HL7
2 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.27%) Docker
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Fiorano
2 12 (27.27%) IBM
3 11 (25.00%) InterSystems
3 11 (25.00%) Oracle
3 11 (25.00%) VMware
4 9 (20.45%) RedGate
5 3 (6.82%) Perforce
6 2 (4.55%) Informatica
6 2 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (4.55%) Teradata
7 1 (2.27%) SAP