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 3 months to 25 June 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 West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 51 66
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15  
Contract jobs citing XML 81 101 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.02% 3.42% 2.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.19% 13.07% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 61 62
Median daily rate £375 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £640 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.63 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +83.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 724 773 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 27.01% 26.21% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 533 560
Median daily rate £350 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 37
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £38.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -0.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Bristol 0 21 £375 +7.14% 14
Devon +9 17 £375 +15.38% 2
Gloucestershire +5 13 £420 +5.00% 6
Somerset -1 13 £425 -10.52% 2
Wiltshire -20 12 £450 -5.26% 3
Dorset +1 3 £375 -10.97% 7
XML
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West region with a requirement for XML.

1 100 (53.76%) Java
2 89 (47.85%) JavaScript
3 83 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (44.09%) Web Services
5 81 (43.55%) HTML
6 77 (41.40%) SQL
7 69 (37.10%) CSS
8 64 (34.41%) Oracle
9 58 (31.18%) Hibernate
10 47 (25.27%) Spring
11 46 (24.73%) Scrum
11 46 (24.73%) SOAP
12 40 (21.51%) JSON
13 37 (19.89%) .NET
14 36 (19.35%) REST
15 35 (18.82%) Security Cleared
15 35 (18.82%) MVC
16 34 (18.28%) TDD
16 34 (18.28%) Ajax
16 34 (18.28%) C#
17 33 (17.74%) Finance
17 33 (17.74%) jQuery
18 32 (17.20%) XSLT
19 29 (15.59%) SQL Server
19 29 (15.59%) JPA
19 29 (15.59%) Unit Testing
19 29 (15.59%) Test Automation
19 29 (15.59%) Jenkins
20 28 (15.05%) Git (software)
20 28 (15.05%) Maven

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 (11.29%) JBoss
1 21 (11.29%) WebLogic
2 20 (10.75%) Apache
2 20 (10.75%) CMS
2 20 (10.75%) WebSphere
3 15 (8.06%) Confluence
4 12 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (5.38%) Mule
5 10 (5.38%) Mule ESB
6 7 (3.76%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.76%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (2.69%) IIS
8 5 (2.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.15%) ColdFusion
10 3 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.61%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.61%) JCAPS
11 2 (1.08%) Drupal
11 2 (1.08%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) LaTeX
2 2 (1.08%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.08%) SPSS
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (8.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.08%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (4.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.69%) GitHub
4 5 (2.69%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.29%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) LDAP
3 1 (0.54%) Firewall
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.54%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.54%) SMTP
3 1 (0.54%) SSL
3 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) UTRAN
3 1 (0.54%) VPN
3 1 (0.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.45%) Endeca
2 12 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.76%) MySQL
4 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.69%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.69%) Star Schema
6 4 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.15%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.61%) Big Data
8 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.08%) MS Access
8 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.08%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (15.59%) Jenkins
2 28 (15.05%) Git (software)
2 28 (15.05%) Maven
3 22 (11.83%) Ant
4 19 (10.22%) JUnit
5 17 (9.14%) JIRA
6 16 (8.60%) Selenium
6 16 (8.60%) Subversion
7 13 (6.99%) Cucumber
8 12 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (6.45%) TeamCity
9 11 (5.91%) Eclipse
10 9 (4.84%) Gradle
11 8 (4.30%) Apache Buildr
11 8 (4.30%) jMock
11 8 (4.30%) Mercurial
12 7 (3.76%) IntelliJ
12 7 (3.76%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.23%) Artifactory
13 6 (3.23%) HP UFT
General
1 33 (17.74%) Finance
2 23 (12.37%) Banking
3 20 (10.75%) Marketing
4 16 (8.60%) Telecoms
5 15 (8.06%) Electronics
5 15 (8.06%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.76%) Retail
7 6 (3.23%) Back Office
8 4 (2.15%) Advertising
9 3 (1.61%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.08%) Games
10 2 (1.08%) Local Government
11 1 (0.54%) Publishing
11 1 (0.54%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (66.67%) Developer
2 52 (27.96%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.20%) Architect
4 14 (7.53%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.53%) C# Developer
5 11 (5.91%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (5.91%) Senior Developer
6 9 (4.84%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.30%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (4.30%) Python Developer
7 8 (4.30%) UI Developer
8 7 (3.76%) Analyst
8 7 (3.76%) Developer in Test
8 7 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (3.76%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.23%) Angular Developer
9 6 (3.23%) PL/SQL Developer
9 6 (3.23%) WebSphere Developer
10 5 (2.69%) Designer
10 5 (2.69%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (44.09%) Web Services
2 81 (43.55%) HTML
3 69 (37.10%) CSS
4 58 (31.18%) Hibernate
5 47 (25.27%) Spring
6 46 (24.73%) SOAP
7 40 (21.51%) JSON
8 37 (19.89%) .NET
9 36 (19.35%) REST
10 34 (18.28%) Ajax
11 33 (17.74%) jQuery
12 32 (17.20%) XSLT
13 29 (15.59%) JPA
14 24 (12.90%) HTML5
14 24 (12.90%) Struts
15 21 (11.29%) JSP
16 20 (10.75%) J2EE
16 20 (10.75%) JDBC
16 20 (10.75%) RESTful
17 19 (10.22%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.22%) User Experience
2 16 (8.60%) Virtual Team
3 14 (7.53%) iPad
4 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.38%) N-Tier
6 9 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.76%) RIA
7 7 (3.76%) Web 2.0
8 5 (2.69%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.15%) NHS
10 2 (1.08%) CCTV
10 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.08%) W3C
11 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.29%) Windows
2 14 (7.53%) Unix
3 10 (5.38%) Linux
4 7 (3.76%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.73%) Scrum
3 35 (18.82%) MVC
4 34 (18.28%) TDD
5 29 (15.59%) Test Automation
5 29 (15.59%) Unit Testing
6 25 (13.44%) Content Management
7 24 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (11.29%) Software Engineering
9 20 (10.75%) E-Commerce
10 18 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (9.14%) SOA
11 17 (9.14%) Web Development
12 16 (8.60%) DevOps
12 16 (8.60%) Front End Development
12 16 (8.60%) Integration Testing
12 16 (8.60%) Microservices
13 15 (8.06%) Digital Marketing
13 15 (8.06%) Pair Programming
13 15 (8.06%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (53.76%) Java
2 89 (47.85%) JavaScript
3 77 (41.40%) SQL
4 34 (18.28%) C#
5 18 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 18 (9.68%) Python
6 13 (6.99%) C
7 9 (4.84%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.76%) PHP
8 7 (3.76%) Ruby
9 6 (3.23%) Scala
10 5 (2.69%) Delphi
10 5 (2.69%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.69%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.15%) C++
11 4 (2.15%) XPath
12 3 (1.61%) VB
13 2 (1.08%) Perl
13 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.53%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.76%) Degree
5 4 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.15%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.61%) ISEB
7 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.54%) MCSA
8 1 (0.54%) MCSE
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.37%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.08%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (10.22%) Docker
2 4 (2.15%) LXC
3 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.08%) Xen
5 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) Ansible
2 6 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.54%) Kibana
4 1 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (34.41%) Oracle
2 20 (10.75%) ATG
3 15 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.06%) SAP
4 12 (6.45%) IBM
5 5 (2.69%) Pega
5 5 (2.69%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.69%) webMethods
6 4 (2.15%) Google
7 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.61%) VMware
8 2 (1.08%) Citrix
8 2 (1.08%) OpenText
8 2 (1.08%) Talend
9 1 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.54%) Capita
9 1 (0.54%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.54%) Huawei
9 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.54%) Zend
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