Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 63 75
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12 -18
Contract jobs citing XML 130 170 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.34% 2.96% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.06% 10.79% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 138 121
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £325 £271 £310
90th Percentile £482 £563 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +20.37% -46.00%
England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +11.11% +2.86%

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 1435 1575 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.78% 27.40% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1147 1272
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 94
South West median hourly rate £48.00 £36.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.41% -14.71% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.63 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.88 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Gloucestershire +12 34 £420 +7.69% 6
Wiltshire -5 27 £475 +46.15% 1
Bristol -10 27 £375 -6.25% 6
Devon +1 25 £447 +4.44%
Dorset -2 8 £438 +4.79% 1
Somerset -4 5 £425 +41.67%
Cornwall -11 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 67 (51.54%) SQL
2 66 (50.77%) Java
3 60 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (43.85%) JavaScript
5 42 (32.31%) HTML
6 41 (31.54%) Web Services
7 37 (28.46%) JSON
8 36 (27.69%) Security Cleared
9 34 (26.15%) SOAP
10 33 (25.38%) REST
11 32 (24.62%) CSS
12 31 (23.85%) Oracle
12 31 (23.85%) Jenkins
13 29 (22.31%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (22.31%) Git (software)
14 28 (21.54%) Test Automation
14 28 (21.54%) Data Modelling
15 27 (20.77%) XSD
16 25 (19.23%) Linux
17 24 (18.46%) Scrum
18 23 (17.69%) Subversion
18 23 (17.69%) SQL Server
18 23 (17.69%) Finance
19 22 (16.92%) .NET
20 21 (16.15%) C#
20 21 (16.15%) Java EE
21 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
21 20 (15.38%) Maven
22 19 (14.62%) Integration Testing
22 19 (14.62%) WebSphere

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 19 (14.62%) WebSphere
2 17 (13.08%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.00%) JBoss
4 9 (6.92%) Confluence
4 9 (6.92%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.38%) SAS
6 6 (4.62%) CMS
7 4 (3.08%) GlassFish
7 4 (3.08%) JCAPS
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (2.31%) Apache
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.77%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.77%) Drupal
10 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) SPSS
2 1 (0.77%) LaTeX
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.31%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.54%) GitHub
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.54%) DB2
3 9 (6.92%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.38%) Data Mining
5 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.85%) Big Data
6 5 (3.85%) MySQL
6 5 (3.85%) Snowflake Schema
6 5 (3.85%) Star Schema
7 4 (3.08%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (3.08%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.54%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (23.85%) Jenkins
2 29 (22.31%) Git (software)
3 23 (17.69%) Subversion
4 20 (15.38%) Maven
5 19 (14.62%) SoapUI
6 16 (12.31%) JIRA
7 14 (10.77%) Selenium
8 11 (8.46%) Ant
9 10 (7.69%) Eclipse
9 10 (7.69%) JUnit
10 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
11 6 (4.62%) Cucumber
11 6 (4.62%) JMeter
11 6 (4.62%) LoadRunner
12 5 (3.85%) Mercurial
12 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (3.08%) HP UFT
13 4 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (2.31%) MSI
General
1 23 (17.69%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
2 9 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.15%) Electronics
3 8 (6.15%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.15%) Marketing
4 4 (3.08%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.31%) Local Government
6 2 (1.54%) Military
7 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (66.92%) Developer
2 42 (32.31%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.23%) Architect
4 11 (8.46%) Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.15%) Consultant
6 7 (5.38%) Applications Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Python Developer
7 6 (4.62%) webMethods Consultant
8 5 (3.85%) Core Java Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.08%) Applications Architect
9 4 (3.08%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.08%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.08%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) Business Developer
10 3 (2.31%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (32.31%) HTML
2 41 (31.54%) Web Services
3 37 (28.46%) JSON
4 34 (26.15%) SOAP
5 33 (25.38%) REST
6 32 (24.62%) CSS
7 27 (20.77%) XSD
8 22 (16.92%) .NET
9 21 (16.15%) Java EE
10 19 (14.62%) EJB
11 18 (13.85%) Hibernate
12 17 (13.08%) jQuery
13 15 (11.54%) Ajax
13 15 (11.54%) Spring
13 15 (11.54%) Struts
14 13 (10.00%) XSL
15 9 (6.92%) JDBC
15 9 (6.92%) RESTful
15 9 (6.92%) WSDL
15 9 (6.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.31%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.62%) User Experience
4 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.08%) NHS
5 3 (2.31%) iPad
5 3 (2.31%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.31%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.31%) W3C
6 2 (1.54%) RIA
6 2 (1.54%) Social Media
6 2 (1.54%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.23%) Linux
2 17 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (10.00%) CentOS
4 10 (7.69%) Unix
5 9 (6.92%) Windows
6 4 (3.08%) AIX
7 3 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.54%) Data Modelling
2 28 (21.54%) Test Automation
3 24 (18.46%) Scrum
4 19 (14.62%) Integration Testing
5 18 (13.85%) MVC
6 17 (13.08%) Migration
6 17 (13.08%) Programme Management
7 16 (12.31%) TDD
8 15 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (11.54%) SOA
9 13 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 13 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 13 (10.00%) ETL
9 13 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 10 (7.69%) Web Development
11 9 (6.92%) Data Cleansing
11 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.54%) SQL
2 66 (50.77%) Java
3 57 (43.85%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.15%) C#
5 18 (13.85%) Python
6 12 (9.23%) PL/SQL
7 9 (6.92%) C
8 8 (6.15%) C++
8 8 (6.15%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.38%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.85%) XPath
10 5 (3.85%) XQuery
11 4 (3.08%) Groovy
11 4 (3.08%) PHP
11 4 (3.08%) Ruby
11 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.08%) VBScript
12 3 (2.31%) Jython
12 3 (2.31%) Scala
13 2 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (27.69%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (4.62%) Degree
5 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) ISEB
7 2 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (5.38%) QA
3 4 (3.08%) PMO
4 2 (1.54%) HL7
5 1 (0.77%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) LXC
2 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.54%) Ansible
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (23.85%) Oracle
2 17 (13.08%) IBM
3 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) SAP
5 8 (6.15%) webMethods
6 5 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (3.85%) HP
7 4 (3.08%) CA
7 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.31%) Apigee
8 3 (2.31%) OpenText
8 3 (2.31%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.54%) ATG
9 2 (1.54%) Citrix
9 2 (1.54%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.54%) Teradata
9 2 (1.54%) VMware
10 1 (0.77%) CODA
10 1 (0.77%) Guidewire