Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 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
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 82 99
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 -41
Contract jobs citing XML 127 174 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.36% 2.72% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.01% 9.59% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 110 62
South West median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £363 £364
90th Percentile £550 £689 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
England median hourly rate £48.85 £40.75 £41.21
% change year-on-year +19.88% -1.11% +14.47%

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 1,409 1,814 1,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.20% 28.35% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1,202 914
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £314 £319 £288
90th Percentile £575 £618 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 14
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £22.40 £25.03
90th Percentile £51.71 £60.63 £56.13
England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -0.59% +4.94% +1.25%

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 29 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the South West over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 29 February 2020. 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
Wiltshire +2 48 £500 -9.09% 11
Bristol -20 31 £475 +5.56% 21
Somerset +18 26 £450 +12.50% 1
Dorset +6 9 £450 +5.88% 12
Devon -2 7 £413 -10.33% 8
Gloucestershire -2 5 £130 -75.24% 11
Cornwall +8 1 - - 4
XML
England

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 62 (48.82%) Web Services
2 59 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (43.31%) Java
4 54 (42.52%) Security Cleared
5 48 (37.80%) SC Cleared
6 46 (36.22%) JavaScript
7 38 (29.92%) SOAP
8 36 (28.35%) JSON
9 34 (26.77%) Oracle
10 33 (25.98%) SQL
11 28 (22.05%) HTML
12 27 (21.26%) VMware
12 27 (21.26%) RESTful
13 26 (20.47%) TDD
14 25 (19.69%) .NET
15 24 (18.90%) Scrum
15 24 (18.90%) Azure
16 23 (18.11%) vSphere
17 22 (17.32%) C#
18 21 (16.54%) SQL Server
18 21 (16.54%) Windows
18 21 (16.54%) BDD
19 20 (15.75%) REST
20 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (14.17%) Windows 10
20 18 (14.17%) Windows Server
20 18 (14.17%) PowerCLI
20 18 (14.17%) Public Sector
20 18 (14.17%) NetIQ
20 18 (14.17%) PowerShell

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 12 (9.45%) Confluence
2 10 (7.87%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (6.30%) JBoss
5 7 (5.51%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (4.72%) Mule
6 6 (4.72%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (3.15%) Apache
7 4 (3.15%) ColdFusion
7 4 (3.15%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (2.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.36%) CMS
8 3 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.79%) Appian
10 1 (0.79%) IIS
10 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.36%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (2.36%) InDesign
2 3 (2.36%) Sketch
3 2 (1.57%) InVision
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.79%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.90%) Azure
2 17 (13.39%) AWS
3 8 (6.30%) GCP
4 5 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.57%) AWS Step Functions
6 2 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.57%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.57%) Serverless
6 2 (1.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) HTTP
2 5 (3.94%) HTTPS
2 5 (3.94%) X.500
3 4 (3.15%) Kerberos
3 4 (3.15%) SSL
4 1 (0.79%) FTP
4 1 (0.79%) LAN
4 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.24%) MySQL
3 11 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (8.66%) RDBMS
3 11 (8.66%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.94%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.94%) QualityStage
6 5 (3.94%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (3.15%) DataStage
7 4 (3.15%) Infinispan
8 3 (2.36%) Big Data
8 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.36%) PowerCenter
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.79%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Maven
1 17 (13.39%) Selenium
2 16 (12.60%) JIRA
3 15 (11.81%) Jenkins
3 15 (11.81%) JUnit
4 13 (10.24%) Cucumber
5 11 (8.66%) GitLab
6 9 (7.09%) Mockito
7 8 (6.30%) Subversion
8 7 (5.51%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.72%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.94%) Ant
10 5 (3.94%) Appium
10 5 (3.94%) HP UFT
10 5 (3.94%) NUnit
10 5 (3.94%) Sahi
10 5 (3.94%) WATIR
11 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (2.36%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.17%) Public Sector
2 17 (13.39%) Manufacturing
2 17 (13.39%) Marketing
3 16 (12.60%) Finance
4 10 (7.87%) Electronics
4 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.72%) Retail
6 3 (2.36%) Avionics
7 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (55.12%) Developer
2 29 (22.83%) Java Developer
3 17 (13.39%) PowerShell Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) Architect
4 11 (8.66%) Software Developer
5 9 (7.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Lead Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Automation Tester
7 6 (4.72%) Tester
8 5 (3.94%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Consultant
9 4 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.15%) QA Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (48.82%) Web Services
2 38 (29.92%) SOAP
3 36 (28.35%) JSON
4 28 (22.05%) HTML
5 27 (21.26%) RESTful
6 25 (19.69%) .NET
7 20 (15.75%) REST
8 16 (12.60%) CSS
8 16 (12.60%) Spring
9 11 (8.66%) HTML5
9 11 (8.66%) Java EE
10 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET
10 10 (7.87%) LDAP
10 10 (7.87%) Swagger
11 9 (7.09%) Middleware
11 9 (7.09%) Node.js
11 9 (7.09%) SailPoint
12 8 (6.30%) JSF
12 8 (6.30%) OpenID
12 8 (6.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.09%) User Experience
2 8 (6.30%) Data Structures
2 8 (6.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.72%) PKI
4 5 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.15%) NHS
5 4 (3.15%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.15%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.57%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.79%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.79%) Contactless
8 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.54%) Windows
2 18 (14.17%) Windows 10
2 18 (14.17%) Windows Server
2 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.72%) Linux
4 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.47%) TDD
3 24 (18.90%) Scrum
4 21 (16.54%) BDD
5 15 (11.81%) Kanban
5 15 (11.81%) SOA
5 15 (11.81%) Test Automation
6 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.45%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (8.66%) CRM
8 11 (8.66%) Identity Access Management
9 10 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.87%) Programme Management
9 10 (7.87%) User Stories
10 9 (7.09%) Identity Management
10 9 (7.09%) OO
10 9 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (6.30%) OOD
11 8 (6.30%) PDM
11 8 (6.30%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 55 (43.31%) Java
2 46 (36.22%) JavaScript
3 33 (25.98%) SQL
4 22 (17.32%) C#
5 18 (14.17%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.09%) TypeScript
7 7 (5.51%) XPath
8 5 (3.94%) Ruby
9 4 (3.15%) PHP
10 3 (2.36%) Java 8
11 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.57%) C
11 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.57%) Python
12 1 (0.79%) C++
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.79%) Groovy
12 1 (0.79%) Haskell
12 1 (0.79%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 54 (42.52%) Security Cleared
2 48 (37.80%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.60%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) Degree
5 4 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) HNC
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) Data Quality
1 7 (5.51%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.79%) IFRS
System Software
1 23 (18.11%) vSphere
2 9 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.09%) NDS
2 9 (7.09%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.57%) Docker
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) PowerCLI
2 13 (10.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 7 (5.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.36%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.57%) Ansible
6 2 (1.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.79%) Puppet
7 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (26.77%) Oracle
2 27 (21.26%) VMware
3 18 (14.17%) NetIQ
4 17 (13.39%) ForgeRock
4 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
5 10 (7.87%) SAP
6 9 (7.09%) Google
7 7 (5.51%) IBM
8 6 (4.72%) Adobe
8 6 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (4.72%) Siemens
8 6 (4.72%) WSO2
9 4 (3.15%) Talend
9 4 (3.15%) Telerik
10 3 (2.36%) Informatica
10 3 (2.36%) Okta
10 3 (2.36%) Sitecore
10 3 (2.36%) Thunderhead
10 3 (2.36%) Trillium
11 2 (1.57%) Novell