Period
to 20 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 85 67
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 +13
Contract jobs citing XML 159 130 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.52% 2.32% 2.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.07% 8.97% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 58 136
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £269
90th Percentile £575 £482 £563
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £35.40 £35.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £35.00 £33.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +11.11%

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 1,753 1,450 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.83% 25.86% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 916 1,134
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 20
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +28.28% -14.71%
10th Percentile £24.05 £35.00 £18.63
90th Percentile £63.38 £58.75 £53.88
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 +13 53 £400 +6.67% 29
Wiltshire -6 41 £513 +7.89% 12
Gloucestershire -18 27 £525 +25.00% 13
Devon -14 11 £400 -10.51% 7
Dorset +2 8 £413 -5.71% 15
Somerset 0 8 £400 -5.88%
Avon - 1 - - 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 81 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (43.40%) Java
3 64 (40.25%) .NET
4 61 (38.36%) JSON
5 59 (37.11%) JavaScript
5 59 (37.11%) HTML
6 58 (36.48%) SQL
7 56 (35.22%) Oracle
7 56 (35.22%) Web Services
8 50 (31.45%) Scrum
9 49 (30.82%) CSS
10 48 (30.19%) C#
11 47 (29.56%) Security Cleared
12 46 (28.93%) SQL Server
13 45 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
14 43 (27.04%) REST
15 41 (25.79%) Linux
16 40 (25.16%) ASP.NET
17 38 (23.90%) SOAP
18 37 (23.27%) DV Cleared
19 36 (22.64%) Python
20 33 (20.75%) Git (software)
20 33 (20.75%) Test Automation
21 32 (20.13%) Software Engineering
22 31 (19.50%) Microsoft
23 30 (18.87%) C
24 29 (18.24%) Problem-Solving
25 26 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
25 26 (16.35%) DevOps
25 26 (16.35%) PowerShell

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 20 (12.58%) JBoss
2 12 (7.55%) Apache
3 11 (6.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.40%) IIS
5 7 (4.40%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.77%) ColdFusion
6 6 (3.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (2.52%) Anypoint
8 3 (1.89%) WordPress
9 2 (1.26%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.63%) CMS
10 1 (0.63%) Drupal
10 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.63%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.18%) npm
2 13 (8.18%) NuGet
3 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.77%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.89%) Apigee
6 2 (1.26%) Firebase
6 2 (1.26%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.09%) HTTP
2 7 (4.40%) Firewall
3 4 (2.52%) Internet
3 4 (2.52%) VPN
4 2 (1.26%) DNS
4 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.26%) VLAN
5 1 (0.63%) AMQP
5 1 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.63%) SSL
5 1 (0.63%) VoIP
5 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (28.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) MySQL
3 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.66%) Big Data
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.52%) MarkLogic
6 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.89%) DB2
7 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (20.75%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.06%) JUnit
2 16 (10.06%) SpecFlow
2 16 (10.06%) XMLUnit
3 15 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 15 (9.43%) Selenium
4 14 (8.81%) Rational Team Concert
5 13 (8.18%) Moq
5 13 (8.18%) xUnit.net
6 10 (6.29%) SoapUI
6 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (5.66%) Maven
8 7 (4.40%) JIRA
8 7 (4.40%) JMeter
9 6 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.89%) Gradle
11 3 (1.89%) Mockito
11 3 (1.89%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (15.72%) Finance
2 21 (13.21%) Banking
3 8 (5.03%) Marketing
4 7 (4.40%) Back Office
5 6 (3.77%) Electronics
5 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.89%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.89%) Retail
7 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 2 (1.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (55.35%) Developer
2 20 (12.58%) Java Developer
3 18 (11.32%) Architect
4 17 (10.69%) .NET Developer
5 14 (8.81%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.92%) Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Applications Architect
7 8 (5.03%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.03%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.40%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Designer
10 5 (3.14%) Graduate
10 5 (3.14%) Graduate Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Performance Test Leader
11 4 (2.52%) Lead Architect
11 4 (2.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (40.25%) .NET
2 61 (38.36%) JSON
3 59 (37.11%) HTML
4 56 (35.22%) Web Services
5 49 (30.82%) CSS
6 43 (27.04%) REST
7 40 (25.16%) ASP.NET
8 38 (23.90%) SOAP
9 25 (15.72%) .NET Framework
10 23 (14.47%) XSD
11 22 (13.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (13.21%) jQuery
13 20 (12.58%) Entity Framework
13 20 (12.58%) J2EE
13 20 (12.58%) Node.js
14 19 (11.95%) Middleware
15 18 (11.32%) Hibernate
15 18 (11.32%) JSP
16 17 (10.69%) EJB
17 16 (10.06%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.58%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (7.55%) DataPower
4 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.03%) User Experience
6 6 (3.77%) PKI
7 4 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.89%) Robotics
9 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.26%) W3C
10 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.63%) NHS
10 1 (0.63%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.79%) Linux
2 13 (8.18%) Windows
3 11 (6.92%) Unix
3 11 (6.92%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.52%) Android
5 4 (2.52%) CentOS
6 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.45%) Scrum
3 33 (20.75%) Test Automation
4 32 (20.13%) Software Engineering
5 29 (18.24%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (16.35%) DevOps
7 24 (15.09%) MVC
8 22 (13.84%) Microservices
8 22 (13.84%) Unit Testing
8 22 (13.84%) Web Development
9 21 (13.21%) SDLC
10 17 (10.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (10.06%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (10.06%) Software Testing
11 16 (10.06%) Workflow
12 15 (9.43%) Critical Thinking
12 15 (9.43%) DSDM
12 15 (9.43%) Information Security
12 15 (9.43%) Strategic Thinking
12 15 (9.43%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.40%) Java
2 59 (37.11%) JavaScript
3 58 (36.48%) SQL
4 48 (30.19%) C#
5 36 (22.64%) Python
6 30 (18.87%) C
7 26 (16.35%) PowerShell
8 25 (15.72%) C++
9 19 (11.95%) PHP
10 17 (10.69%) T-SQL
11 9 (5.66%) VB
12 7 (4.40%) Bash Shell
13 6 (3.77%) TypeScript
13 6 (3.77%) VB.NET
14 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.89%) VBA
16 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.63%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.63%) ES6
17 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (29.56%) Security Cleared
2 37 (23.27%) DV Cleared
3 20 (12.58%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.18%) Degree
5 11 (6.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.43%) HMG Infosec
1 15 (9.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 15 (9.43%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 22 (13.84%) Docker
2 4 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.66%) Ansible
3 7 (4.40%) Puppet
4 6 (3.77%) HP ALM
5 5 (3.14%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (2.52%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.26%) Kibana
8 2 (1.26%) logstash
8 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.26%) Rsyslog
9 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (35.22%) Oracle
2 31 (19.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.03%) IBM
4 7 (4.40%) HP
5 6 (3.77%) Adobe
5 6 (3.77%) Pega
5 6 (3.77%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.77%) SAP
6 5 (3.14%) CA
6 5 (3.14%) Micro Focus
6 5 (3.14%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.52%) VMware
8 3 (1.89%) Splunk
9 2 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.26%) Google
9 2 (1.26%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.26%) webMethods
10 1 (0.63%) hybris
10 1 (0.63%) Infor
10 1 (0.63%) Talend