Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 36 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 22 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.65% 3.82% 3.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.47% 19.59% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
Southampton median daily rate £388 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +11.49% -1.33%
10th Percentile £333 £285 £238
90th Percentile £438 £488 £423
Hampshire median daily rate £395 £353 £380
% change year-on-year +12.06% -7.24% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Southampton median hourly rate £46.45 £13.13 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +253.87% -70.83% +249.51%
10th Percentile £42.80 £11.81 £37.50
90th Percentile £50.93 £14.34 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.00 £52.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -21.15% +22.35% +68.73%

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 Southampton with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 113 97 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 23.89% 19.48% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 136
Southampton median daily rate £375 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07% -
10th Percentile £300 £265 £263
90th Percentile £538 £521 £490
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
Southampton median hourly rate £45.20 £13.13 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.34% -68.18% +3.13%
10th Percentile £42.21 £11.81 £16.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £14.34 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £44.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.30% +2.35% +13.33%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 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 Southampton region with a requirement for XML.

1 15 (68.18%) C#
1 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (63.64%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (45.45%) C++
5 10 (45.45%) OOD
5 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 10 (45.45%) WCF
5 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
5 10 (45.45%) Network Security
5 10 (45.45%) OWASP
5 10 (45.45%) WiX
5 10 (45.45%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
7 8 (36.36%) CTI
8 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) UML
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) Degree
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
9 2 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering

XML
Co-occurring 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 10 (45.45%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Network Security
1 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 8 (36.36%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (45.45%) WiX
3 2 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Rose
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
1 8 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Data Migration Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Development Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) WCF
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) EDI
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) ActiveX
4 1 (4.55%) EDIFACT
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) Kafka
4 1 (4.55%) MFC
4 1 (4.55%) OLE
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) STL
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Multithreading
2 10 (45.45%) OOD
2 10 (45.45%) OWASP
3 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) ERP
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) UML
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Document Composition
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Microservices
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
6 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CCA
2 1 (4.55%) CCEA
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Thunderhead