Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 December 2018 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 61 48
Rank change year-on-year -12 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 1,773 1,791 2,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.19% 3.36% 3.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.24% 11.87% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,071 1,153 1,400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £270 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £519
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £416
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +22.06%
10th Percentile £25.29 £25.50 £20.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £40.38 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +1.19% +29.23%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,313 15,090 15,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.19% 28.32% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,426 9,758 10,200
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 255 282
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.25 £14.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
South East -8 536 £440 +3.53% 145
North of England +3 327 £400 - 158
Midlands +20 292 £413 +6.45% 100
East of England -23 207 £498 +10.56% 60
West Midlands +19 205 £420 +4.67% 50
North West +11 177 £400 +1.27% 89
South West +8 170 £450 +5.88% 84
Scotland -20 150 £425 +17.89% 22
Yorkshire -12 98 £425 - 49
East Midlands +12 87 £413 +12.63% 49
Wales -15 71 £450 +30.43% 10
North East -10 52 £380 +3.40% 20
Northern Ireland +2 24 £412 -0.12% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for XML.

1 834 (47.04%) SQL
2 825 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
3 799 (45.06%) Java
4 690 (38.92%) JSON
5 577 (32.54%) JavaScript
6 551 (31.08%) HTML
7 545 (30.74%) Oracle
8 528 (29.78%) Web Services
9 512 (28.88%) SOAP
10 433 (24.42%) CSS
11 417 (23.52%) C#
12 390 (22.00%) SQL Server
13 372 (20.98%) REST
14 369 (20.81%) .NET
15 319 (17.99%) Windows
16 300 (16.92%) Unix
17 287 (16.19%) Git (software)
18 286 (16.13%) Microsoft
19 282 (15.91%) Test Automation
20 279 (15.74%) Linux
21 272 (15.34%) Scrum
22 248 (13.99%) TDD
23 246 (13.87%) Finance
24 243 (13.71%) jQuery
25 230 (12.97%) MVC
26 228 (12.86%) RESTful
27 226 (12.75%) DevOps
28 222 (12.52%) Spring
29 212 (11.96%) Microservices
30 207 (11.68%) HTML5

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 206 (11.62%) WebLogic
2 131 (7.39%) Tomcat
3 108 (6.09%) JBoss
4 90 (5.08%) Apache
5 87 (4.91%) Confluence
6 78 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 70 (3.95%) CMS
8 65 (3.67%) WebSphere
9 47 (2.65%) IIS
10 46 (2.59%) nginx
11 44 (2.48%) SharePoint
12 42 (2.37%) Mule
13 30 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
14 28 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
15 26 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
15 26 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 19 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (0.96%) Apache Spark
19 16 (0.90%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 51 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.45%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.23%) SPSS
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.056%) Revit
10 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.056%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.68%) SAP FI-CA
4 12 (0.68%) SAP PSCD
5 11 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.56%) Magento
7 7 (0.39%) AquaLogic BPM
8 6 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.28%) Line 500
9 5 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.28%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.17%) Maximo
11 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 179 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (4.23%) GitHub
4 38 (2.14%) PaaS
5 37 (2.09%) Google Analytics
6 35 (1.97%) SaaS
7 31 (1.75%) Boomi
8 28 (1.58%) Office 365
9 27 (1.52%) IaaS
10 22 (1.24%) Amazon S3
10 22 (1.24%) Serverless
11 19 (1.07%) Apigee
11 19 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.07%) OpenShift
12 18 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (0.96%) npm
14 15 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (0.79%) NuGet
16 12 (0.68%) Azure Functions
16 12 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.32%) HTTP
2 73 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 72 (4.06%) SSL
4 34 (1.92%) Internet
5 18 (1.02%) Firewall
6 16 (0.90%) DNS
6 16 (0.90%) SNMP
7 14 (0.79%) SMTP
8 13 (0.73%) VPN
9 10 (0.56%) IMAP
10 9 (0.51%) Bluetooth
10 9 (0.51%) FTP
10 9 (0.51%) Skype
11 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.34%) AMQP
13 6 (0.34%) RTP
13 6 (0.34%) VLAN
13 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.28%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.91%) Relational Database
3 137 (7.73%) MongoDB
4 111 (6.26%) NoSQL
5 88 (4.96%) MySQL
6 78 (4.40%) Oracle Database
7 76 (4.29%) RDBMS
8 60 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 59 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
10 57 (3.21%) DB2
11 52 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 48 (2.71%) Big Data
13 46 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (1.75%) Hadoop
16 27 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
18 24 (1.35%) DB2 UDB
18 24 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
18 24 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 287 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 195 (11.00%) Jenkins
3 169 (9.53%) JIRA
4 167 (9.42%) Selenium
5 150 (8.46%) JUnit
6 147 (8.29%) Maven
7 140 (7.90%) Visual Studio
8 127 (7.16%) Cucumber
9 120 (6.77%) Eclipse
10 117 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 112 (6.32%) SoapUI
11 112 (6.32%) Subversion
12 83 (4.68%) Ant
13 64 (3.61%) Toad
14 58 (3.27%) Gatling
14 58 (3.27%) IntelliJ
15 49 (2.76%) Grunt
16 46 (2.59%) Gradle
17 37 (2.09%) JMeter
18 33 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 246 (13.87%) Finance
2 106 (5.98%) Banking
3 88 (4.96%) Marketing
4 76 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 73 (4.12%) Manufacturing
6 64 (3.61%) Electronics
7 40 (2.26%) Retail
8 25 (1.41%) Back Office
8 25 (1.41%) Publishing
9 18 (1.02%) Legal
10 13 (0.73%) Automotive
10 13 (0.73%) Law
11 12 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.62%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.39%) Front Office
15 6 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.23%) Avionics
17 3 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,037 (58.49%) Developer
2 283 (15.96%) Java Developer
3 254 (14.33%) Analyst
4 136 (7.67%) Test Analyst
5 132 (7.45%) .NET Developer
6 110 (6.20%) Architect
7 84 (4.74%) Senior Developer
8 82 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 61 (3.44%) SQL Developer
10 60 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
11 58 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
12 55 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
13 53 (2.99%) Tester
14 51 (2.88%) Integration Developer
14 51 (2.88%) Software Developer
15 43 (2.43%) Business Analyst
15 43 (2.43%) Lead Developer
16 41 (2.31%) iOS Developer
16 41 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
17 40 (2.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 690 (38.92%) JSON
2 551 (31.08%) HTML
3 528 (29.78%) Web Services
4 512 (28.88%) SOAP
5 433 (24.42%) CSS
6 372 (20.98%) REST
7 369 (20.81%) .NET
8 243 (13.71%) jQuery
9 228 (12.86%) RESTful
10 222 (12.52%) Spring
11 207 (11.68%) HTML5
12 198 (11.17%) XSLT
13 190 (10.72%) AngularJS
14 182 (10.27%) ASP.NET
15 147 (8.29%) .NET Framework
16 140 (7.90%) Hibernate
17 129 (7.28%) JSP
18 120 (6.77%) J2EE
18 120 (6.77%) Middleware
19 110 (6.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 181 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (2.82%) User Experience
5 42 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (2.09%) Reference Data
7 31 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 30 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.24%) DataPower
10 21 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.96%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 16 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
12 16 (0.90%) NHS
13 13 (0.73%) Clustering
13 13 (0.73%) Social Media
14 12 (0.68%) PKI
15 11 (0.62%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.62%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 319 (17.99%) Windows
2 300 (16.92%) Unix
3 279 (15.74%) Linux
4 56 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 43 (2.43%) Android
7 37 (2.09%) Ubuntu
8 35 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.18%) OpenVMS
10 17 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.85%) CentOS
12 14 (0.79%) Solaris
13 12 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.51%) AIX
17 7 (0.39%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (15.91%) Test Automation
3 272 (15.34%) Scrum
4 248 (13.99%) TDD
5 230 (12.97%) MVC
6 226 (12.75%) DevOps
7 212 (11.96%) Microservices
8 187 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
9 186 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
10 174 (9.81%) SOA
11 144 (8.12%) Test Scripting
12 126 (7.11%) SDLC
12 126 (7.11%) Software Engineering
13 121 (6.82%) Unit Testing
14 110 (6.20%) ETL
15 109 (6.15%) Analytics
15 109 (6.15%) Open Source
16 106 (5.98%) Customer Requirements
17 104 (5.87%) Web Development
18 102 (5.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 834 (47.04%) SQL
2 799 (45.06%) Java
3 577 (32.54%) JavaScript
4 417 (23.52%) C#
5 194 (10.94%) Python
6 110 (6.20%) C++
7 109 (6.15%) PL/SQL
8 94 (5.30%) PowerShell
9 93 (5.25%) C
10 85 (4.79%) Scala
11 84 (4.74%) T-SQL
12 81 (4.57%) Perl
13 70 (3.95%) Groovy
14 64 (3.61%) PHP
15 59 (3.33%) Ruby
16 56 (3.16%) XPath
17 45 (2.54%) Bash Shell
17 45 (2.54%) Objective-C
18 43 (2.43%) Apple Swift
18 43 (2.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 196 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 137 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 117 (6.60%) ISEB
4 116 (6.54%) ISTQB
5 102 (5.75%) Degree
6 98 (5.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 49 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 47 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.62%) Master's Degree
12 8 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.45%) MCSE
13 2 (0.11%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.056%) GCIA
14 1 (0.056%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.99%) QA
2 35 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.35%) HMG Infosec
3 24 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 24 (1.35%) JSP 440
4 13 (0.73%) PMO
5 11 (0.62%) SLA
6 8 (0.45%) MISRA
7 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.28%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.23%) HL7
9 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.17%) GDPR
9 3 (0.17%) WCAG
10 1 (0.056%) GMP
10 1 (0.056%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 141 (7.95%) Docker
2 31 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.51%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.39%) HDFS
6 6 (0.34%) Postfix
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.23%) KVM
8 4 (0.23%) vSphere
9 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.17%) NFS
9 3 (0.17%) SRDF
9 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.17%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.11%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.11%) XenApp
11 1 (0.056%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 76 (4.29%) Puppet
2 54 (3.05%) Ansible
3 49 (2.76%) Kibana
4 37 (2.09%) Grafana
5 29 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 20 (1.13%) HP ALM
7 12 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.45%) logstash
8 8 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.39%) Terraform
10 6 (0.34%) Rundeck
11 5 (0.28%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
12 4 (0.23%) Control-M
12 4 (0.23%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.23%) MOM
13 3 (0.17%) CloudHub
14 2 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 545 (30.74%) Oracle
2 286 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 128 (7.22%) SAP
4 122 (6.88%) webMethods
5 77 (4.34%) Google
6 73 (4.12%) IBM
7 68 (3.84%) Adobe
8 46 (2.59%) Talend
9 34 (1.92%) WSO2
10 31 (1.75%) Dell
10 31 (1.75%) Informatica
11 30 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 26 (1.47%) MuleSoft
13 25 (1.41%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.30%) HP
15 19 (1.07%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.02%) Kony
16 18 (1.02%) VMware
17 17 (0.96%) Cisco
17 17 (0.96%) Salesforce.com