Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 61 75
Rank change year-on-year -33 +14 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 113 170 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.14% 3.17% 2.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.35% 11.67% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 134 115
South West median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £556 £563 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% +0.69% +7.10%

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 1,353 1,457 1,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.67% 27.20% 28.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 1,038 1,236
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £508
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 73
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +5.59%
10th Percentile £27.65 £18.64 £31.05
90th Percentile £52.63 £43.05 £57.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -16 30 £400 -4.76% 20
Gloucestershire -9 21 £425 +8.97% 19
Wiltshire +18 18 £475 +31.03% 6
Devon -9 17 £486 +9.21% 4
Dorset 0 14 £425 +17.24% 9
Somerset -3 8 £425 +41.67% 7
Cornwall -7 2 - - 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 79 (69.91%) SQL
2 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (54.87%) Java
4 55 (48.67%) JavaScript
5 47 (41.59%) Web Services
6 46 (40.71%) HTML
7 43 (38.05%) CSS
8 35 (30.97%) SOAP
9 33 (29.20%) JSON
10 30 (26.55%) Git (software)
11 29 (25.66%) REST
11 29 (25.66%) Linux
12 28 (24.78%) Security Cleared
13 27 (23.89%) JIRA
14 26 (23.01%) Python
14 26 (23.01%) .NET
14 26 (23.01%) Oracle
15 25 (22.12%) Test Automation
15 25 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (21.24%) C#
16 24 (21.24%) Scrum
16 24 (21.24%) MVC
17 23 (20.35%) Jenkins
18 22 (19.47%) Data Modelling
19 21 (18.58%) TDD
20 20 (17.70%) Spring
20 20 (17.70%) Relational Database
21 19 (16.81%) Finance
21 19 (16.81%) jQuery
22 18 (15.93%) Unit Testing

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 13 (11.50%) WebSphere
2 11 (9.73%) Apache
3 8 (7.08%) CMS
3 8 (7.08%) Confluence
3 8 (7.08%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.19%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.54%) JBoss
5 4 (3.54%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.54%) SAS
5 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.77%) WordPress
8 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.88%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.88%) Boomi
3 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.27%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) Internet
3 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) Relational Database
2 16 (14.16%) NoSQL
2 16 (14.16%) SQL Server
3 15 (13.27%) MySQL
4 14 (12.39%) MongoDB
5 12 (10.62%) RDBMS
6 9 (7.96%) DB2
7 7 (6.19%) CouchDB
7 7 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (5.31%) Neo4j
9 5 (4.42%) Big Data
9 5 (4.42%) Data Mining
9 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.42%) Riak
10 4 (3.54%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (3.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.65%) Ingres
11 3 (2.65%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 30 (26.55%) Git (software)
2 27 (23.89%) JIRA
3 23 (20.35%) Jenkins
4 18 (15.93%) Ant
4 18 (15.93%) Maven
5 17 (15.04%) Eclipse
5 17 (15.04%) Selenium
5 17 (15.04%) SoapUI
6 13 (11.50%) JUnit
7 10 (8.85%) Subversion
7 10 (8.85%) Visual Studio
8 9 (7.96%) Cucumber
9 8 (7.08%) Mercurial
10 7 (6.19%) HP UFT
11 6 (5.31%) JMeter
11 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
11 6 (5.31%) TeamCity
12 5 (4.42%) Jasmine
12 5 (4.42%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (4.42%) Mocha
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.77%) Legal
4 2 (1.77%) Military
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (64.60%) Developer
2 26 (23.01%) Java Developer
3 11 (9.73%) Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Software Developer
5 7 (6.19%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.31%) Applications Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Architect
7 5 (4.42%) C++ Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Test Automation Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.54%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.54%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (3.54%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.54%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Business Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (41.59%) Web Services
2 46 (40.71%) HTML
3 43 (38.05%) CSS
4 35 (30.97%) SOAP
5 33 (29.20%) JSON
6 29 (25.66%) REST
7 26 (23.01%) .NET
8 20 (17.70%) Spring
9 19 (16.81%) jQuery
10 14 (12.39%) EJB
11 13 (11.50%) XSD
12 12 (10.62%) Hibernate
13 11 (9.73%) J2EE
14 10 (8.85%) CSS3
14 10 (8.85%) HTML5
14 10 (8.85%) Play Framework
14 10 (8.85%) RESTful
15 9 (7.96%) Ajax
15 9 (7.96%) AngularJS
15 9 (7.96%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) User Experience
3 7 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.65%) iPad
4 3 (2.65%) RIA
4 3 (2.65%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.77%) Acoustics
5 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) Social Media
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) DataPower
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.66%) Linux
2 13 (11.50%) Unix
3 12 (10.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.31%) Windows
5 4 (3.54%) AIX
5 4 (3.54%) CentOS
6 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.88%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (60.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.12%) Test Automation
3 24 (21.24%) MVC
3 24 (21.24%) Scrum
4 22 (19.47%) Data Modelling
5 21 (18.58%) TDD
6 18 (15.93%) Unit Testing
7 17 (15.04%) Integration Testing
8 16 (14.16%) BDD
9 15 (13.27%) Migration
10 13 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.50%) Microservices
11 12 (10.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (9.73%) ETL
12 11 (9.73%) Waterfall
12 11 (9.73%) Web Development
13 10 (8.85%) SOA
14 9 (7.96%) Programme Management
14 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (7.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 79 (69.91%) SQL
2 62 (54.87%) Java
3 55 (48.67%) JavaScript
4 26 (23.01%) Python
5 24 (21.24%) C#
6 15 (13.27%) C++
7 14 (12.39%) Groovy
7 14 (12.39%) Ruby
8 12 (10.62%) PL/SQL
9 9 (7.96%) C
10 8 (7.08%) PHP
10 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
11 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
11 7 (6.19%) Scala
11 7 (6.19%) VBScript
12 6 (5.31%) Jython
13 5 (4.42%) XPath
13 5 (4.42%) XQuery
14 4 (3.54%) R
15 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (24.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.16%) Degree
4 10 (8.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.77%) ISEB
7 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.77%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.54%) PMO
2 4 (3.54%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.77%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) Docker
1 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (2.65%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Oracle
2 9 (7.96%) CA
2 9 (7.96%) IBM
3 8 (7.08%) HP
4 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.42%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.65%) Apigee
6 3 (2.65%) ATG
7 2 (1.77%) SAP
7 2 (1.77%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.77%) webMethods
8 1 (0.88%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.88%) BMC
8 1 (0.88%) CODA
8 1 (0.88%) Dell
8 1 (0.88%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.88%) hybris
8 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.88%) Sencha