Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 60 47
Rank change year-on-year -12 -13 0
Contract jobs citing XML 1,790 1,746 2,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.25% 3.32% 3.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.36% 11.67% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,072 1,098 1,509
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £550 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60% +18.57%
10th Percentile £25.62 £24.68 £20.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £63.75 £59.31
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +21.21%

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 17,286 14,965 16,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.39% 28.49% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,376 9,670 10,629
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £270
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 276 307
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.40 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +12.23% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.12 £18.38 £12.55
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -7 533 £440 +3.53% 172
Midlands +40 328 £400 - 113
North of England -1 315 £400 +6.67% 180
East of England -19 224 £525 +12.36% 68
West Midlands +36 222 £400 -13.51% 73
Scotland -18 175 £408 +8.67% 38
North West +24 168 £400 +6.67% 114
South West -12 147 £425 - 79
East Midlands +36 106 £413 +12.24% 40
Yorkshire -11 95 £438 +11.46% 52
North East 0 52 £388 +5.44% 14
Wales -26 49 £425 +21.43% 21
Northern Ireland -6 23 £412 -0.12% 11
South Coast - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 824 (46.03%) SQL
2 804 (44.92%) Java
3 800 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
4 657 (36.70%) JSON
5 615 (34.36%) JavaScript
6 570 (31.84%) Oracle
7 567 (31.68%) HTML
8 542 (30.28%) Web Services
9 511 (28.55%) SOAP
10 470 (26.26%) CSS
11 434 (24.25%) C#
12 380 (21.23%) .NET
13 342 (19.11%) SQL Server
14 341 (19.05%) REST
15 313 (17.49%) Windows
16 307 (17.15%) Unix
17 304 (16.98%) Scrum
18 285 (15.92%) Git (software)
19 277 (15.47%) Finance
20 274 (15.31%) Test Automation
21 260 (14.53%) Microsoft
22 252 (14.08%) TDD
23 246 (13.74%) Spring
24 243 (13.58%) jQuery
25 239 (13.35%) RESTful
26 238 (13.30%) XSLT
27 236 (13.18%) Linux
28 230 (12.85%) MVC
29 208 (11.62%) HTML5
30 199 (11.12%) Jenkins

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
1 175 (9.78%) WebLogic
2 125 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 110 (6.15%) Confluence
4 102 (5.70%) JBoss
5 85 (4.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 80 (4.47%) CMS
7 69 (3.85%) Apache
8 68 (3.80%) WebSphere
9 58 (3.24%) SharePoint
10 56 (3.13%) Mule
11 55 (3.07%) IIS
12 42 (2.35%) Oracle Service Bus
13 41 (2.29%) nginx
14 40 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
15 30 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
16 27 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
17 21 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
18 17 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 16 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
20 15 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 42 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.73%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.39%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
8 4 (0.22%) SPSS
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.056%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.056%) Maya
10 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.056%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.056%) Revit
10 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.78%) Magento
3 14 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.73%) SAP FI-CA
4 13 (0.73%) SAP PSCD
5 11 (0.61%) AquaLogic BPM
5 11 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.17%) Exstream
8 3 (0.17%) Maximo
8 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.17%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 142 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (3.07%) GitHub
4 36 (2.01%) Office 365
5 29 (1.62%) Google Analytics
6 28 (1.56%) Boomi
7 27 (1.51%) SaaS
8 22 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (1.23%) npm
8 22 (1.23%) PaaS
9 21 (1.17%) OpenShift
10 20 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 20 (1.12%) Serverless
11 15 (0.84%) Azure Functions
11 15 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.84%) NuGet
12 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.67%) IaaS
13 11 (0.61%) iPaaS
14 10 (0.56%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 98 (5.47%) HTTP
2 63 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 56 (3.13%) SSL
4 38 (2.12%) Internet
5 16 (0.89%) Firewall
6 15 (0.84%) FTP
6 15 (0.84%) SMTP
7 14 (0.78%) SNMP
8 12 (0.67%) DNS
9 11 (0.61%) VPN
10 10 (0.56%) IMAP
11 8 (0.45%) Bluetooth
11 8 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (0.45%) SMS
11 8 (0.45%) SSH
12 7 (0.39%) AMQP
12 7 (0.39%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.34%) DVB
13 6 (0.34%) PuTTY
14 5 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 164 (9.16%) Relational Database
3 122 (6.82%) MongoDB
4 105 (5.87%) MySQL
5 94 (5.25%) NoSQL
5 94 (5.25%) Oracle Database
6 83 (4.64%) RDBMS
7 67 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (2.96%) DB2
10 48 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 48 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 48 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 29 (1.62%) Big Data
13 26 (1.45%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.28%) DB2 UDB
15 20 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
16 19 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 285 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 199 (11.12%) Jenkins
3 191 (10.67%) JIRA
4 168 (9.39%) Maven
5 161 (8.99%) Selenium
6 150 (8.38%) JUnit
7 145 (8.10%) Visual Studio
8 122 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 118 (6.59%) Cucumber
10 114 (6.37%) SoapUI
11 112 (6.26%) Subversion
12 103 (5.75%) Eclipse
13 83 (4.64%) Ant
14 68 (3.80%) Toad
15 52 (2.91%) IntelliJ
16 49 (2.74%) Gradle
17 44 (2.46%) Gatling
18 37 (2.07%) Grunt
19 35 (1.96%) JMeter
19 35 (1.96%) PVCS
General
1 277 (15.47%) Finance
2 92 (5.14%) Banking
2 92 (5.14%) Marketing
3 85 (4.75%) Manufacturing
4 80 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 71 (3.97%) Electronics
6 47 (2.63%) Retail
7 27 (1.51%) Back Office
8 17 (0.95%) Automotive
8 17 (0.95%) Legal
9 16 (0.89%) Publishing
10 13 (0.73%) General Ledger
10 13 (0.73%) Law
11 11 (0.61%) Front Office
12 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.28%) Advertising
14 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,067 (59.61%) Developer
2 326 (18.21%) Java Developer
3 249 (13.91%) Analyst
4 129 (7.21%) Test Analyst
5 125 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 90 (5.03%) C# Developer
7 84 (4.69%) Architect
7 84 (4.69%) Senior Developer
8 66 (3.69%) Oracle Developer
9 62 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
10 59 (3.30%) SQL Developer
11 56 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
12 55 (3.07%) Consultant
12 55 (3.07%) Tester
13 54 (3.02%) Integration Developer
14 51 (2.85%) Software Developer
15 46 (2.57%) Business Analyst
16 43 (2.40%) Lead Developer
17 37 (2.07%) C# .NET Developer
18 33 (1.84%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 657 (36.70%) JSON
2 567 (31.68%) HTML
3 542 (30.28%) Web Services
4 511 (28.55%) SOAP
5 470 (26.26%) CSS
6 380 (21.23%) .NET
7 341 (19.05%) REST
8 246 (13.74%) Spring
9 243 (13.58%) jQuery
10 239 (13.35%) RESTful
11 238 (13.30%) XSLT
12 208 (11.62%) HTML5
13 193 (10.78%) ASP.NET
14 192 (10.73%) AngularJS
15 163 (9.11%) Hibernate
16 145 (8.10%) .NET Framework
17 131 (7.32%) Middleware
18 122 (6.82%) J2EE
19 119 (6.65%) Ajax
20 107 (5.98%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 149 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.70%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (3.35%) User Experience
5 58 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 48 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (1.90%) Reference Data
8 22 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.12%) DataPower
11 17 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 16 (0.89%) CMDB
13 13 (0.73%) Clustering
13 13 (0.73%) NHS
14 12 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.67%) Social Media
15 11 (0.61%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.61%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.61%) PKI
16 10 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 313 (17.49%) Windows
2 307 (17.15%) Unix
3 236 (13.18%) Linux
4 49 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 41 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 36 (2.01%) Android
7 32 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.68%) OpenVMS
9 20 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.78%) Solaris
13 11 (0.61%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.50%) CentOS
15 8 (0.45%) AIX
16 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.28%) VME
18 4 (0.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (16.98%) Scrum
3 274 (15.31%) Test Automation
4 252 (14.08%) TDD
5 230 (12.85%) MVC
6 198 (11.06%) DevOps
7 188 (10.50%) Microservices
8 186 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
9 174 (9.72%) SOA
10 166 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
11 149 (8.32%) Test Scripting
12 148 (8.27%) SDLC
13 126 (7.04%) Unit Testing
14 125 (6.98%) OO
15 114 (6.37%) Open Source
16 110 (6.15%) Customer Requirements
17 109 (6.09%) Business Intelligence
18 108 (6.03%) BDD
19 104 (5.81%) Web Development
20 98 (5.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 824 (46.03%) SQL
2 804 (44.92%) Java
3 615 (34.36%) JavaScript
4 434 (24.25%) C#
5 167 (9.33%) Python
6 128 (7.15%) PL/SQL
7 83 (4.64%) C
7 83 (4.64%) C++
8 79 (4.41%) PowerShell
9 77 (4.30%) Perl
10 76 (4.25%) T-SQL
11 73 (4.08%) XPath
12 67 (3.74%) Java 8
13 64 (3.58%) PHP
14 60 (3.35%) Groovy
15 58 (3.24%) Scala
16 53 (2.96%) Ruby
17 34 (1.90%) TypeScript
18 33 (1.84%) Shell Script
19 31 (1.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 173 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 121 (6.76%) ISEB
3 116 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 115 (6.42%) ISTQB
5 104 (5.81%) Degree
6 100 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 49 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 36 (2.01%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.78%) MCSE
11 10 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.45%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.22%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.11%) IIBA
15 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 1 (0.056%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.056%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.41%) QA
2 28 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.73%) PMO
4 10 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
4 10 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (0.56%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.50%) SLA
6 8 (0.45%) MISRA
7 6 (0.34%) HL7
8 5 (0.28%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.17%) WCAG
11 2 (0.11%) GDPR
12 1 (0.056%) GMP
System Software
1 123 (6.87%) Docker
2 27 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.56%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.45%) HDFS
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.28%) Postfix
6 5 (0.28%) vSphere
7 4 (0.22%) KVM
7 4 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.17%) NFS
8 3 (0.17%) SRDF
8 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.17%) Xen
8 3 (0.17%) XenApp
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 63 (3.52%) Puppet
2 41 (2.29%) Ansible
2 41 (2.29%) Kibana
3 31 (1.73%) Grafana
4 23 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 20 (1.12%) HP ALM
6 19 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.56%) Terraform
10 9 (0.50%) logstash
11 8 (0.45%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.34%) Rundeck
13 5 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
13 5 (0.28%) Control-M
13 5 (0.28%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.28%) Netcool
14 4 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.17%) PowerCLI
15 3 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 570 (31.84%) Oracle
2 260 (14.53%) Microsoft
3 137 (7.65%) SAP
4 117 (6.54%) webMethods
5 69 (3.85%) Google
6 68 (3.80%) IBM
7 57 (3.18%) Adobe
8 46 (2.57%) WSO2
9 42 (2.35%) Talend
10 29 (1.62%) HP
10 29 (1.62%) Informatica
11 28 (1.56%) Dell
12 27 (1.51%) ServiceNow
13 25 (1.40%) Atlassian
14 23 (1.28%) MuleSoft
15 21 (1.17%) Splunk
16 20 (1.12%) Cisco
17 17 (0.95%) Kony
17 17 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
18 15 (0.84%) VMware