Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 95 57
Rank change year-on-year +21 -38 +25
Contract jobs citing XML 175 104 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.73% 1.99% 3.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.64% 7.40% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 60 144
South West median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +11.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £367 £328 £311
90th Percentile £701 £563 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.50
10th Percentile £35.75 - £36.55
90th Percentile £47.25 - £42.85
England median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +18.06% -2.70%

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 1,816 1,405 1,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.31% 26.92% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,198 900 1,041
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £290 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 29
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £30.20 £25.20 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £55.25 £43.80
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +21 65 £450 +10.77% 25
Wiltshire -8 64 £550 +15.79% 11
Gloucestershire -1 20 £525 +23.53% 13
Somerset +2 7 £400 -5.88% 4
Dorset +1 5 £425 -1.45% 8
Devon -11 4 £400 -21.95% 7
Cornwall -5 1 £338 - 3
Avon - 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 84 (48.00%) Java
2 82 (46.86%) JSON
3 75 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (41.71%) Web Services
5 64 (36.57%) Security Cleared
6 63 (36.00%) SQL
7 59 (33.71%) SOAP
8 56 (32.00%) REST
9 54 (30.86%) Linux
10 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 49 (28.00%) .NET
11 49 (28.00%) Finance
12 47 (26.86%) JavaScript
13 43 (24.57%) Analytical Skills
14 40 (22.86%) HTML
14 40 (22.86%) Python
15 39 (22.29%) Oracle
15 39 (22.29%) DV Cleared
16 38 (21.71%) SC Cleared
17 37 (21.14%) JSP
17 37 (21.14%) C
17 37 (21.14%) Software Engineering
18 35 (20.00%) CSS
18 35 (20.00%) PowerShell
19 33 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (18.29%) C++
21 30 (17.14%) Scrum
21 30 (17.14%) Information Security
21 30 (17.14%) Banking
21 30 (17.14%) TOGAF

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 17 (9.71%) Apache
1 17 (9.71%) JBoss
2 12 (6.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (5.71%) IIS
4 9 (5.14%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.57%) ColdFusion
5 8 (4.57%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.00%) Anypoint
7 6 (3.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.71%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.71%) CMS
8 3 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.71%) Mule
8 3 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.14%) Mule ESB
9 2 (1.14%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.57%) Drupal
10 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.57%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.71%) IaaS
2 17 (9.71%) PaaS
3 15 (8.57%) SaaS
4 14 (8.00%) Boomi
5 6 (3.43%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.71%) Firebase
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.14%) Apigee
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.57%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.57%) HTTP
2 5 (2.86%) Internet
2 5 (2.86%) VPN
3 4 (2.29%) DNS
4 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.71%) VLAN
5 2 (1.14%) Firewall
5 2 (1.14%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.14%) NAS
5 2 (1.14%) SSL
6 1 (0.57%) Intranet
6 1 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.14%) DB2
3 8 (4.57%) Big Data
3 8 (4.57%) MySQL
3 8 (4.57%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.14%) GIS
8 2 (1.14%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 19 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.57%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.14%) Maven
3 9 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.57%) JUnit
4 8 (4.57%) SonarQube
4 8 (4.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (3.43%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.86%) Gerrit
6 5 (2.86%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.86%) JIRA
6 5 (2.86%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (2.86%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.29%) Gradle
8 3 (1.71%) JMeter
8 3 (1.71%) Mockito
8 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.14%) jMock
9 2 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 49 (28.00%) Finance
2 30 (17.14%) Banking
3 7 (4.00%) Back Office
3 7 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.43%) Electronics
4 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.43%) Marketing
5 4 (2.29%) Legal
6 2 (1.14%) Retail
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (43.43%) Developer
2 46 (26.29%) Architect
3 27 (15.43%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 15 (8.57%) Applications Architect
6 14 (8.00%) Technical Architect
7 13 (7.43%) Designer
7 13 (7.43%) Senior Architect
8 12 (6.86%) .NET Developer
9 11 (6.29%) Analyst
9 11 (6.29%) Senior Technical Architect
10 8 (4.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (4.00%) BPM Designer
12 6 (3.43%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.43%) Development Analyst
12 6 (3.43%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.86%) Azure Architect
13 5 (2.86%) Consultant
13 5 (2.86%) Lead Architect
13 5 (2.86%) MuleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (46.86%) JSON
2 73 (41.71%) Web Services
3 59 (33.71%) SOAP
4 56 (32.00%) REST
5 49 (28.00%) .NET
6 40 (22.86%) HTML
7 37 (21.14%) JSP
8 35 (20.00%) CSS
9 27 (15.43%) Middleware
10 21 (12.00%) Spring
11 19 (10.86%) J2EE
11 19 (10.86%) jQuery
12 18 (10.29%) Hibernate
13 17 (9.71%) WSDL
14 16 (9.14%) ASP.NET
14 16 (9.14%) HTML5
14 16 (9.14%) XML Schema
14 16 (9.14%) XSD
15 14 (8.00%) EJB
16 13 (7.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (24.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.14%) DataPower
3 8 (4.57%) PKI
4 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.29%) Robotics
5 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.29%) User Experience
6 3 (1.71%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.14%) AS400
7 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.14%) Fintech
7 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.14%) W3C
8 1 (0.57%) iSeries
8 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.57%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.86%) Linux
2 22 (12.57%) Unix
3 18 (10.29%) Windows
4 14 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.29%) Android
7 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.14%) Solaris
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.14%) Software Engineering
3 30 (17.14%) Information Security
3 30 (17.14%) Scrum
3 30 (17.14%) TOGAF
4 29 (16.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 28 (16.00%) Critical Thinking
5 28 (16.00%) DSDM
6 23 (13.14%) Microservices
7 22 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (12.00%) SOA
9 19 (10.86%) IT Strategy
9 19 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (10.29%) Technical Architecture
11 17 (9.71%) SDLC
12 16 (9.14%) Defect Management
12 16 (9.14%) Use Case
13 15 (8.57%) B2C
13 15 (8.57%) Data Management
13 15 (8.57%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 84 (48.00%) Java
2 63 (36.00%) SQL
3 47 (26.86%) JavaScript
4 40 (22.86%) Python
5 37 (21.14%) C
6 35 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 32 (18.29%) C++
8 27 (15.43%) C#
9 14 (8.00%) PHP
10 12 (6.86%) PL/SQL
11 10 (5.71%) Java 8
11 10 (5.71%) T-SQL
12 8 (4.57%) Bash Shell
13 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.43%) TypeScript
14 5 (2.86%) VB
15 2 (1.14%) RPG
15 2 (1.14%) RPG IV
15 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (36.57%) Security Cleared
2 39 (22.29%) DV Cleared
3 38 (21.71%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.71%) Degree
5 7 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.57%) ISEB
6 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.00%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (16.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (16.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) HL7
3 1 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.29%) Docker
2 3 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (8.00%) HP ALM
2 9 (5.14%) Ansible
3 5 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.86%) Puppet
4 4 (2.29%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.14%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (1.14%) MOM
5 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.57%) Kibana
6 1 (0.57%) logstash
6 1 (0.57%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.57%) SCCM
6 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.57%) Terraform
6 1 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 39 (22.29%) Oracle
3 16 (9.14%) IBM
4 14 (8.00%) Dell
4 14 (8.00%) HP
5 6 (3.43%) MuleSoft
5 6 (3.43%) SAP
6 5 (2.86%) Adobe
7 4 (2.29%) Pega
8 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.71%) VMware
9 2 (1.14%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.14%) CA
9 2 (1.14%) ESRI
9 2 (1.14%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.14%) NetApp
9 2 (1.14%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.57%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.57%) Intapp