Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 55 61
Rank change year-on-year -26 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing XML 131 199 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.47% 3.62% 3.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.26% 12.97% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 112 130
South West median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +6.16%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £274
90th Percentile £563 £536 £648
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 13
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.68% +42.32%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +10.71%

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 1,414 1,534 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.69% 27.90% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 972 1,084
South West median daily rate £411 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £290 £288 £263
90th Percentile £559 £536 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 64
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +7.14% +5.99%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £22.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £54.50 £57.00
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -4 51 £425 - 30
Wiltshire +22 41 £400 -3.03% 9
Devon -10 21 £455 +15.56% 9
Gloucestershire -25 11 £525 +25.00% 15
Dorset -9 1 £450 - 12
Somerset -17 1 £475 +78.91% 6
XML
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 89 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (50.38%) HTML
2 66 (50.38%) JavaScript
3 65 (49.62%) SQL
4 60 (45.80%) CSS
5 54 (41.22%) Java
6 45 (34.35%) Web Services
7 42 (32.06%) Git (software)
8 39 (29.77%) Scrum
9 37 (28.24%) REST
10 36 (27.48%) .NET
11 35 (26.72%) Oracle
11 35 (26.72%) JSON
12 32 (24.43%) C#
12 32 (24.43%) SOAP
13 31 (23.66%) Test Automation
14 25 (19.08%) ASP.NET
15 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
15 24 (18.32%) Jenkins
16 23 (17.56%) EJB
16 23 (17.56%) J2EE
16 23 (17.56%) JIRA
16 23 (17.56%) Unit Testing
17 22 (16.79%) Banking
17 22 (16.79%) Ant
17 22 (16.79%) Hibernate
17 22 (16.79%) Microservices
18 21 (16.03%) CSS3
18 21 (16.03%) Finance
18 21 (16.03%) DHTML

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 (12.98%) Confluence
2 13 (9.92%) WebSphere
3 10 (7.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.11%) JBoss
6 4 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.05%) IIS
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.76%) Apache
8 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.58%) npm
3 6 (4.58%) NuGet
4 4 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.29%) Office 365
6 2 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.76%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.21%) HTTP
2 3 (2.29%) Intranet
3 2 (1.53%) Firewall
3 2 (1.53%) Internet
3 2 (1.53%) SMS
3 2 (1.53%) SNMP
3 2 (1.53%) SSH
3 2 (1.53%) WAN
4 1 (0.76%) AMQP
4 1 (0.76%) Extranet
4 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.16%) DB2
3 9 (6.87%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.34%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (3.82%) DTS
5 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.29%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.53%) Big Data
7 2 (1.53%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (32.06%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.32%) Jenkins
3 23 (17.56%) JIRA
4 22 (16.79%) Ant
5 19 (14.50%) Artifactory
5 19 (14.50%) TeamCity
6 18 (13.74%) Cucumber
7 16 (12.21%) Maven
7 16 (12.21%) Selenium
8 14 (10.69%) Eclipse
9 12 (9.16%) Visual Studio
10 11 (8.40%) NUnit
11 10 (7.63%) JUnit
12 9 (6.87%) SpecFlow
13 8 (6.11%) Rational Team Concert
13 8 (6.11%) SoapUI
14 7 (5.34%) XMLUnit
15 6 (4.58%) Moq
15 6 (4.58%) xUnit.net
16 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (16.79%) Banking
2 21 (16.03%) Finance
3 7 (5.34%) Retail
4 6 (4.58%) Legal
5 3 (2.29%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.53%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (67.18%) Developer
2 22 (16.79%) Java Developer
3 14 (10.69%) Tester
4 12 (9.16%) Automation Tester
5 10 (7.63%) Analyst
5 10 (7.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (6.87%) SharePoint Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.11%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Cloud Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (4.58%) React Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Backend Developer
9 5 (3.82%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Graduate
9 5 (3.82%) Graduate Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.05%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.05%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (50.38%) HTML
2 60 (45.80%) CSS
3 45 (34.35%) Web Services
4 37 (28.24%) REST
5 36 (27.48%) .NET
6 35 (26.72%) JSON
7 32 (24.43%) SOAP
8 25 (19.08%) ASP.NET
9 23 (17.56%) EJB
9 23 (17.56%) J2EE
10 22 (16.79%) Hibernate
11 21 (16.03%) CSS3
11 21 (16.03%) DHTML
11 21 (16.03%) HTML5
12 17 (12.98%) Spring
13 16 (12.21%) JMS
14 15 (11.45%) .NET Framework
15 14 (10.69%) jQuery
15 14 (10.69%) JSP
16 12 (9.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (10.69%) User Experience
3 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.53%) DataPower
7 1 (0.76%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.74%) Unix
2 14 (10.69%) Linux
3 4 (3.05%) Windows
4 2 (1.53%) CentOS
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (29.77%) Scrum
3 31 (23.66%) Test Automation
4 23 (17.56%) Unit Testing
5 22 (16.79%) Microservices
6 19 (14.50%) MVC
7 16 (12.21%) OO
8 15 (11.45%) Front End Development
8 15 (11.45%) SDLC
8 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
8 15 (11.45%) Workflow
9 14 (10.69%) SOA
10 13 (9.92%) Software Testing
11 12 (9.16%) API Testing
11 12 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.16%) User Stories
11 12 (9.16%) Web Development
12 10 (7.63%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (6.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 66 (50.38%) JavaScript
2 65 (49.62%) SQL
3 54 (41.22%) Java
4 32 (24.43%) C#
5 16 (12.21%) PL/SQL
6 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.40%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.11%) C
7 8 (6.11%) Python
7 8 (6.11%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.82%) C++
8 5 (3.82%) PHP
8 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.53%) Ruby
9 2 (1.53%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.76%) Groovy
10 1 (0.76%) Korn
10 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.87%) DV Cleared
3 8 (6.11%) ISEB
3 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) Docker
2 4 (3.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) HP ALM
1 6 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.29%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (1.53%) Puppet
5 1 (0.76%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 35 (26.72%) Oracle
2 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.34%) MuleSoft
4 6 (4.58%) HP
5 4 (3.05%) CA
5 4 (3.05%) Micro Focus
5 4 (3.05%) Splunk
6 3 (2.29%) IBM
6 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.76%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco
8 1 (0.76%) Cognos
8 1 (0.76%) Google
8 1 (0.76%) Informatica
8 1 (0.76%) Intapp
8 1 (0.76%) Talend