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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 21 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +23  
Contract jobs citing XML 6 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.93% 4.63% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.00% 16.95% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £34.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.35% -7.33%  

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 50 59 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 24.39% 27.31% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 73
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Southampton over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Southampton

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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 23 June 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 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) SaaS
2 6 (42.86%) Data Extraction
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Back Office
2 6 (42.86%) ERP
2 6 (42.86%) REST
3 5 (35.71%) Microservices
3 5 (35.71%) LDAP
3 5 (35.71%) SOAP
3 5 (35.71%) Data Integration
3 5 (35.71%) JSON
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) Docker
5 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Kafka
5 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) RDBMS

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 3 (21.43%) CMS
1 3 (21.43%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) SaaS
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (21.43%) RDBMS
3 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 6 (42.86%) Back Office
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) ETL Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Sitecore Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Broadcast Architect
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) REST
2 5 (35.71%) JSON
2 5 (35.71%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) RESTful
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) Kafka
4 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (7.14%) SAML
5 1 (7.14%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) MPEG
3 1 (7.14%) STB
3 1 (7.14%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Data Extraction
1 6 (42.86%) ERP
2 5 (35.71%) Data Integration
2 5 (35.71%) Microservices
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Marathon
1 1 (7.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Sitecore
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk