The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 27 36 44
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Contract jobs citing XML 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.09% 2.16% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.76% 7.14% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Median daily rate £369 £490 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.74% +22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £342 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -  
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 Southampton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 68 84 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 26.25% 30.22% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 76
Median daily rate £325 £349 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% -8.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -42.22%  
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Southampton

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Southampton

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Southampton region with a requirement for XML.

1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) ERP
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Back Office
2 6 (46.15%) Data Extraction
2 6 (46.15%) SaaS
3 5 (38.46%) REST
3 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
3 5 (38.46%) LDAP
3 5 (38.46%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
1 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (7.69%) Hudson
1 1 (7.69%) JBehave
1 1 (7.69%) jMock
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (46.15%) Back Office
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Data Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) ETL Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Sitecore Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Integration Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) REST
1 5 (38.46%) SOAP
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) SAML
5 1 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Data Extraction
1 6 (46.15%) ERP
2 5 (38.46%) Data Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.69%) WFM
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Marathon
1 1 (7.69%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Sitecore