The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 22 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 28 10
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18  
Contract jobs citing XML 2 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.65% 3.83% 12.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.88% 13.89% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 23
Median daily rate - £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.43% -10.66%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 41 72 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 33.88% 27.59% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 44 64
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £309 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Suffolk

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Suffolk

XML
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Bury St Edmunds +1 1 - - 1
Ipswich - 1 - -
XML
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for XML.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Scorecard
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Drools
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Sass

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) Drools
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) Scorecard
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SOLID
2 1 (33.33%) SSADM
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle