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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
England / South West
Rank 48 57 50
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing XML 105 85 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.04% 2.94% 3.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.13% 12.06% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 55
Median daily rate £425 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 743 705 764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.60% 24.37% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 468 498
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +18 33 £450 +12.50% 11
Gloucestershire +14 23 £375 - 19
Somerset +10 12 £241 -40.80% 1
Wiltshire -3 11 £375 - 9
Devon -9 6 £388 +3.33% 4
Dorset +5 1 £525 +19.31% 2
XML
England

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 124 (64.25%) Java
2 103 (53.37%) JavaScript
3 100 (51.81%) SQL
4 88 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (43.01%) HTML
6 80 (41.45%) Spring
7 75 (38.86%) Hibernate
8 64 (33.16%) CSS
9 63 (32.64%) Web Services
10 58 (30.05%) Oracle
10 58 (30.05%) Scrum
11 51 (26.42%) SOAP
12 49 (25.39%) Git (software)
13 47 (24.35%) JSON
14 43 (22.28%) Security Cleared
14 43 (22.28%) Jenkins
15 41 (21.24%) REST
15 41 (21.24%) C#
16 38 (19.69%) MVC
17 37 (19.17%) .NET
17 37 (19.17%) SQL Server
18 34 (17.62%) XSLT
18 34 (17.62%) Finance
19 32 (16.58%) Docker
20 31 (16.06%) TDD
21 29 (15.03%) J2EE
21 29 (15.03%) Open Source
22 28 (14.51%) jQuery
23 27 (13.99%) HTML5
23 27 (13.99%) Gradle

XML
Top Related 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 27 (13.99%) WebSphere
2 26 (13.47%) JBoss
3 24 (12.44%) Apache
3 24 (12.44%) WebLogic
4 19 (9.84%) Confluence
5 18 (9.33%) Mule
5 18 (9.33%) Mule ESB
6 17 (8.81%) CMS
7 13 (6.74%) Tomcat
8 12 (6.22%) SharePoint
8 12 (6.22%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (5.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (3.11%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (2.59%) IIS
12 3 (1.55%) Anypoint
12 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (1.04%) Apache Pig
13 2 (1.04%) GlassFish
13 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.04%) LaTeX
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (8.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.04%) Magento
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.74%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (6.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (2.59%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.04%) GitHub
5 2 (1.04%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.84%) Internet
2 8 (4.15%) HTTP
3 3 (1.55%) LDAP
3 3 (1.55%) SSH
4 2 (1.04%) Firewall
4 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) AMQP
5 1 (0.52%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.52%) SMTP
5 1 (0.52%) SSL
5 1 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (6.74%) MySQL
4 12 (6.22%) Endeca
5 11 (5.70%) MongoDB
6 9 (4.66%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.63%) Big Data
7 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.11%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.59%) Neo4j
9 5 (2.59%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.55%) DB2
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.55%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 49 (25.39%) Git (software)
2 43 (22.28%) Jenkins
3 27 (13.99%) Ant
3 27 (13.99%) Gradle
3 27 (13.99%) Maven
4 26 (13.47%) JUnit
5 24 (12.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (12.44%) JIRA
6 20 (10.36%) Selenium
7 17 (8.81%) Cucumber
8 16 (8.29%) TeamCity
9 15 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (7.25%) Eclipse
11 12 (6.22%) Subversion
12 10 (5.18%) Artifactory
13 7 (3.63%) SoapUI
14 6 (3.11%) Apache Buildr
14 6 (3.11%) jMock
14 6 (3.11%) Mercurial
14 6 (3.11%) WATIR
General
1 34 (17.62%) Finance
2 22 (11.40%) Marketing
3 21 (10.88%) Banking
4 18 (9.33%) Manufacturing
5 17 (8.81%) Electronics
5 17 (8.81%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.66%) Retail
7 6 (3.11%) Back Office
8 5 (2.59%) Advertising
9 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.52%) Games
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (68.39%) Developer
2 71 (36.79%) Java Developer
3 29 (15.03%) Architect
4 13 (6.74%) Senior Developer
5 11 (5.70%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.70%) C# Developer
6 10 (5.18%) Analyst
6 10 (5.18%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (4.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (4.15%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.15%) Test Analyst
8 7 (3.63%) Angular Developer
8 7 (3.63%) Developer in Test
8 7 (3.63%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.63%) UI Developer
9 6 (3.11%) WebSphere Developer
10 5 (2.59%) Digital Developer
10 5 (2.59%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (2.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (43.01%) HTML
2 80 (41.45%) Spring
3 75 (38.86%) Hibernate
4 64 (33.16%) CSS
5 63 (32.64%) Web Services
6 51 (26.42%) SOAP
7 47 (24.35%) JSON
8 41 (21.24%) REST
9 37 (19.17%) .NET
10 34 (17.62%) XSLT
11 29 (15.03%) J2EE
12 28 (14.51%) jQuery
13 27 (13.99%) HTML5
14 25 (12.95%) JMS
15 24 (12.44%) JPA
15 24 (12.44%) JSP
16 23 (11.92%) EJB
16 23 (11.92%) RabbitMQ
16 23 (11.92%) Struts
17 22 (11.40%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (8.29%) iPad
2 15 (7.77%) User Experience
3 13 (6.74%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.66%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.11%) RIA
6 5 (2.59%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.59%) Web 2.0
7 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.55%) NHS
9 2 (1.04%) CCTV
9 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.04%) Wiki
10 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.52%) CMDB
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.95%) Windows
2 24 (12.44%) Linux
3 23 (11.92%) Unix
4 10 (5.18%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.63%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (30.05%) Scrum
3 38 (19.69%) MVC
4 31 (16.06%) TDD
5 29 (15.03%) Open Source
6 25 (12.95%) Unit Testing
7 24 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (11.92%) Migration
9 22 (11.40%) Integration Testing
10 21 (10.88%) Content Management
11 20 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (10.36%) Customer Requirements
11 20 (10.36%) Software Engineering
12 18 (9.33%) E-Commerce
12 18 (9.33%) Programme Management
13 17 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (8.81%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (8.81%) Microservices
13 17 (8.81%) SOA
14 15 (7.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 124 (64.25%) Java
2 103 (53.37%) JavaScript
3 100 (51.81%) SQL
4 41 (21.24%) C#
5 25 (12.95%) Groovy
6 13 (6.74%) PL/SQL
6 13 (6.74%) Python
7 12 (6.22%) C
7 12 (6.22%) VB.NET
8 10 (5.18%) Ruby
8 10 (5.18%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.15%) Scala
10 7 (3.63%) PHP
11 6 (3.11%) XPath
12 4 (2.07%) Perl
13 3 (1.55%) C++
13 3 (1.55%) VBScript
14 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (22.28%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.81%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (4.15%) Degree
4 8 (4.15%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.07%) ISEB
6 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.40%) QA
2 6 (3.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) SDET
System Software
1 32 (16.58%) Docker
2 4 (2.07%) LXC
3 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.59%) Ansible
3 2 (1.04%) CloudHub
3 2 (1.04%) Kibana
4 1 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (30.05%) Oracle
2 23 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.36%) ATG
4 17 (8.81%) SAP
5 14 (7.25%) IBM
6 6 (3.11%) HP
6 6 (3.11%) webMethods
7 5 (2.59%) Pega
8 4 (2.07%) Google
8 4 (2.07%) Guidewire
9 3 (1.55%) BEA
9 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.52%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.52%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.52%) VeriFone
11 1 (0.52%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.52%) Zend
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