Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 July 2019 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 West
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 84 60
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 166 131 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.63% 2.47% 3.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.41% 9.26% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 89 110
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +8.39%
10th Percentile £364 £313 £305
90th Percentile £538 £553 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
South West median hourly rate - £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -9.68%
England median hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% +2.50% +3.23%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,595 1,414 1,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.28% 26.61% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,071 910 975
South West median daily rate £450 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.09% +2.19% +8.11%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £288
90th Percentile £613 £551 £535
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 39
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -1.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22.40 £35.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.59 £52.00 £54.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.52 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.99% +2.51% +8.00%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in the South West

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the South West

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the South West over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the South West

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the South West

XML
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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
Bristol -3 53 £425 - 13
Wiltshire -31 39 £475 +18.75% 10
Gloucestershire +4 32 £475 -9.52% 14
Devon -11 18 £400 -8.05% 7
Somerset +11 15 £500 - 2
Dorset +2 3 £400 -11.11% 16
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for XML.

1 88 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (45.18%) Java
3 72 (43.37%) Web Services
3 72 (43.37%) JSON
4 67 (40.36%) SQL
5 66 (39.76%) HTML
6 58 (34.94%) JavaScript
7 56 (33.73%) CSS
8 55 (33.13%) C#
9 54 (32.53%) Finance
10 53 (31.93%) SOAP
11 47 (28.31%) REST
12 44 (26.51%) Microsoft
13 43 (25.90%) Spring
14 40 (24.10%) .NET
14 40 (24.10%) RESTful
15 38 (22.89%) Scrum
16 37 (22.29%) Security Cleared
17 32 (19.28%) Oracle
18 31 (18.67%) Jenkins
19 30 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
19 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
20 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
21 27 (16.27%) User Stories
21 27 (16.27%) MVC
22 25 (15.06%) JSP
22 25 (15.06%) Eclipse
23 24 (14.46%) SOA
24 23 (13.86%) Linux
24 23 (13.86%) DV Cleared

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 21 (12.65%) Apache
2 17 (10.24%) JBoss
3 12 (7.23%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.02%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.61%) IIS
5 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.41%) Anypoint
6 4 (2.41%) ColdFusion
6 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.20%) Confluence
8 2 (1.20%) Mule
8 2 (1.20%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.60%) Appian
9 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.60%) Liferay
9 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.82%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (3.01%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (1.20%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.60%) Boomi
6 1 (0.60%) Firebase
6 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.81%) SSL
3 2 (1.20%) DNS
3 2 (1.20%) Firewall
3 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 2 (1.20%) X.509
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.65%) NoSQL
3 12 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 9 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.61%) DB2
6 5 (3.01%) Big Data
6 5 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.81%) MySQL
7 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.20%) Power BI
9 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 31 (18.67%) Jenkins
2 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
3 25 (15.06%) Eclipse
4 20 (12.05%) Maven
5 18 (10.84%) IntelliJ
5 18 (10.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (8.43%) JUnit
7 13 (7.83%) Ant
7 13 (7.83%) Visual Studio
8 9 (5.42%) SonarQube
9 8 (4.82%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.82%) Gerrit
9 8 (4.82%) jMock
9 8 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (4.22%) JIRA
11 6 (3.61%) Artifactory
11 6 (3.61%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (3.61%) Gradle
11 6 (3.61%) Selenium
11 6 (3.61%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (32.53%) Finance
2 17 (10.24%) Banking
3 15 (9.04%) Manufacturing
4 14 (8.43%) Marketing
4 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.63%) Electronics
6 5 (3.01%) Retail
7 4 (2.41%) Back Office
8 3 (1.81%) Avionics
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (49.40%) Developer
2 31 (18.67%) Java Developer
3 25 (15.06%) Analyst
4 24 (14.46%) Architect
5 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
5 11 (6.63%) Data Analyst
5 11 (6.63%) Technical Architect
6 10 (6.02%) Development Analyst
6 10 (6.02%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (4.82%) Senior Architect
7 8 (4.82%) Software Engineer
7 8 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.22%) CRM Developer
8 7 (4.22%) Node.js Developer
8 7 (4.22%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.61%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
9 6 (3.61%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (3.61%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (43.37%) JSON
1 72 (43.37%) Web Services
2 66 (39.76%) HTML
3 56 (33.73%) CSS
4 53 (31.93%) SOAP
5 47 (28.31%) REST
6 43 (25.90%) Spring
7 40 (24.10%) .NET
7 40 (24.10%) RESTful
8 25 (15.06%) JSP
9 23 (13.86%) jQuery
10 21 (12.65%) XML Schema
10 21 (12.65%) XSD
11 20 (12.05%) ASP.NET
12 19 (11.45%) Hibernate
12 19 (11.45%) Node.js
13 16 (9.64%) J2EE
14 14 (8.43%) Middleware
15 13 (7.83%) JMS
15 13 (7.83%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.42%) PKI
3 8 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.20%) AS400
7 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.20%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.60%) DataPower
8 1 (0.60%) iSeries
8 1 (0.60%) Life Science
8 1 (0.60%) Robotics
8 1 (0.60%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.86%) Linux
2 16 (9.64%) Unix
3 12 (7.23%) Windows
4 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.81%) Solaris
7 2 (1.20%) AIX
7 2 (1.20%) Android
7 2 (1.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.89%) Scrum
3 27 (16.27%) MVC
3 27 (16.27%) User Stories
4 24 (14.46%) SOA
5 23 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (13.25%) XML Parsing
7 17 (10.24%) Computer Science
7 17 (10.24%) Software Engineering
8 16 (9.64%) DevOps
8 16 (9.64%) SDLC
8 16 (9.64%) Test Automation
9 15 (9.04%) Unit Testing
10 13 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (7.23%) Integration Testing
11 12 (7.23%) Kanban
12 11 (6.63%) Data Virtualisation
12 11 (6.63%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (6.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 75 (45.18%) Java
2 67 (40.36%) SQL
3 58 (34.94%) JavaScript
4 55 (33.13%) C#
5 22 (13.25%) Python
6 16 (9.64%) C++
7 13 (7.83%) PL/SQL
8 12 (7.23%) Java 8
9 11 (6.63%) ANSI SQL
10 10 (6.02%) C
10 10 (6.02%) TypeScript
11 9 (5.42%) Bash Shell
12 7 (4.22%) PowerShell
13 6 (3.61%) PHP
14 5 (3.01%) Ruby
14 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
14 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.81%) VB
15 3 (1.81%) XAML
16 2 (1.20%) RPG
Qualifications
1 37 (22.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.86%) DV Cleared
3 16 (9.64%) Degree
4 15 (9.04%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (4.22%) ISTQB
7 6 (3.61%) ISEB
8 4 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.81%) MCSA
9 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) HMG Infosec
2 5 (3.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (3.01%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.24%) Docker
2 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.81%) NDS
3 3 (1.81%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (10.24%) Ansible
2 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.41%) MOM
2 4 (2.41%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 2 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.20%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 44 (26.51%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.28%) Oracle
3 12 (7.23%) SAP
4 8 (4.82%) IBM
5 4 (2.41%) NetIQ
6 3 (1.81%) Borland
6 3 (1.81%) Embarcadero
6 3 (1.81%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.20%) ATG
7 2 (1.20%) CA
7 2 (1.20%) F5
7 2 (1.20%) Google
7 2 (1.20%) HP
7 2 (1.20%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.20%) Novell
7 2 (1.20%) Okta
7 2 (1.20%) Ping Identity
7 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe
8 1 (0.60%) Dell