Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 72 58
Rank change year-on-year -13 -14 +17
Contract jobs citing XML 150 151 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.57% 2.79% 3.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.35% 10.66% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 60 150
South West median daily rate £413 £410 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.80% +3.95%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £281
90th Percentile £563 £481 £640
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £33.75 £35.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.59% -5.26% +83.11%
10th Percentile £37.00 £31.25 £25.82
90th Percentile £39.00 £47.50 £44.38
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +1.23% -0.61% +14.79%

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 1,604 1,417 1,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.44% 26.18% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,066 891 1,182
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £292 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 33
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% +22.58% -7.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £18.64
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +17 65 £413 +10.00% 20
Wiltshire +4 32 £475 +5.56% 18
Gloucestershire -21 18 £525 +25.00% 13
Devon -9 15 £395 -1.25% 14
Somerset -4 6 £400 -5.88% 1
Dorset -2 5 £450 +5.88% 15
Avon - 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 97 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (50.67%) JavaScript
3 71 (47.33%) HTML
4 62 (41.33%) Java
4 62 (41.33%) SQL
5 60 (40.00%) CSS
5 60 (40.00%) Scrum
6 55 (36.67%) .NET
7 54 (36.00%) Web Services
8 50 (33.33%) Oracle
9 49 (32.67%) JSON
10 44 (29.33%) C#
10 44 (29.33%) REST
11 42 (28.00%) Git (software)
12 41 (27.33%) SQL Server
13 40 (26.67%) SOAP
14 38 (25.33%) ASP.NET
15 33 (22.00%) Test Automation
16 32 (21.33%) Microservices
17 31 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (20.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 30 (20.00%) Unit Testing
18 30 (20.00%) Banking
19 28 (18.67%) .NET Framework
20 27 (18.00%) Software Engineering
20 27 (18.00%) Finance
21 26 (17.33%) MVC
21 26 (17.33%) J2EE
22 25 (16.67%) Hibernate
22 25 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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 14 (9.33%) Confluence
2 13 (8.67%) JBoss
3 10 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.33%) IIS
5 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.00%) WordPress
7 2 (1.33%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.33%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.33%) Mule
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.67%) CMS
8 1 (0.67%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.67%) Drupal
8 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Magento
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.67%) npm
2 13 (8.67%) NuGet
3 6 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.33%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.67%) HTTP
2 7 (4.67%) Firewall
3 2 (1.33%) DNS
3 2 (1.33%) Intranet
3 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.67%) AMQP
4 1 (0.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.67%) SSL
4 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (27.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.00%) DB2
3 7 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.33%) MySQL
4 5 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.67%) DTS
5 4 (2.67%) MarkLogic
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.33%) Big Data
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.67%) Redis
8 1 (0.67%) Riak
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (14.00%) JIRA
3 18 (12.00%) Maven
4 16 (10.67%) Ant
4 16 (10.67%) Artifactory
4 16 (10.67%) SpecFlow
4 16 (10.67%) TeamCity
4 16 (10.67%) XMLUnit
5 15 (10.00%) JUnit
5 15 (10.00%) Selenium
6 13 (8.67%) Moq
6 13 (8.67%) Rational Team Concert
6 13 (8.67%) xUnit.net
7 11 (7.33%) Eclipse
8 9 (6.00%) SoapUI
9 8 (5.33%) Visual Studio
9 8 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (20.00%) Banking
2 27 (18.00%) Finance
3 6 (4.00%) Marketing
4 5 (3.33%) Back Office
4 5 (3.33%) Retail
5 4 (2.67%) Electronics
5 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.00%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.00%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (66.00%) Developer
2 26 (17.33%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 11 (7.33%) Analyst
5 9 (6.00%) Architect
5 9 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (4.67%) Lead Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Applications Architect
8 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.00%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.33%) Backend Developer
9 5 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.33%) Graduate
9 5 (3.33%) Graduate Developer
9 5 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.33%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (47.33%) HTML
2 60 (40.00%) CSS
3 55 (36.67%) .NET
4 54 (36.00%) Web Services
5 49 (32.67%) JSON
6 44 (29.33%) REST
7 40 (26.67%) SOAP
8 38 (25.33%) ASP.NET
9 28 (18.67%) .NET Framework
10 26 (17.33%) J2EE
11 25 (16.67%) Hibernate
12 24 (16.00%) EJB
13 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (14.00%) HTML5
15 20 (13.33%) CSS3
15 20 (13.33%) Entity Framework
15 20 (13.33%) Node.js
15 20 (13.33%) XSD
16 19 (12.67%) JSP
17 18 (12.00%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (9.33%) User Experience
4 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.00%) DataPower
6 4 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.33%) Robotics
9 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) SCORM
9 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.00%) Linux
2 13 (8.67%) Unix
3 6 (4.00%) Windows
4 4 (2.67%) CentOS
4 4 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.00%) Scrum
3 33 (22.00%) Test Automation
4 32 (21.33%) Microservices
5 30 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 27 (18.00%) Software Engineering
7 26 (17.33%) MVC
8 24 (16.00%) DevOps
9 21 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (14.00%) Web Development
10 17 (11.33%) SDLC
10 17 (11.33%) Workflow
11 15 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (10.00%) Strategic Thinking
12 14 (9.33%) Dependency Injection
12 14 (9.33%) Software Testing
13 13 (8.67%) SOA
14 12 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (7.33%) User Stories
16 10 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (50.67%) JavaScript
2 62 (41.33%) Java
2 62 (41.33%) SQL
3 44 (29.33%) C#
4 22 (14.67%) C
5 21 (14.00%) PowerShell
6 20 (13.33%) Python
7 15 (10.00%) C++
8 13 (8.67%) PHP
8 13 (8.67%) PL/SQL
9 12 (8.00%) T-SQL
10 8 (5.33%) TypeScript
11 6 (4.00%) VB
11 6 (4.00%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.67%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.00%) VBA
14 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.67%) Go
14 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.00%) Degree
4 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.67%) ISEB
5 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) HMG Infosec
1 8 (5.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 8 (5.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.67%) Docker
2 6 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.67%) Puppet
3 4 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.00%) Ansible
4 3 (2.00%) CA Service Virtualization
4 3 (2.00%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.33%) Kibana
5 2 (1.33%) logstash
5 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.33%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (33.33%) Oracle
2 24 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.33%) IBM
3 5 (3.33%) Pega
4 4 (2.67%) HP
4 4 (2.67%) MuleSoft
4 4 (2.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.67%) SAP
5 3 (2.00%) CA
5 3 (2.00%) Micro Focus
5 3 (2.00%) Splunk
6 2 (1.33%) Adobe
6 2 (1.33%) Apigee
6 2 (1.33%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.33%) Google
6 2 (1.33%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.33%) VMware
6 2 (1.33%) webMethods
7 1 (0.67%) hybris
7 1 (0.67%) Talend