Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 77 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 -29 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 1,357 1,626 1,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.79% 3.05% 3.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.43% 10.21% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 1,022 1,250
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.54 £42.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.51% +1.81% +12.16%
10th Percentile £26.65 £25.50 £23.70
90th Percentile £60.00 £80.73 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% +2.50% +19.05%

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 14,394 15,931 14,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.61% 29.85% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,505 10,327 9,366
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 203 264
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.32 £12.75 £15.05
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +6.58%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 -8 413 £425 -5.56% 35
North of England +24 274 £425 +1.19% 31
Midlands -7 191 £428 +14.00% 35
South West -10 156 £475 +11.76% 12
Scotland -6 145 £450 +12.50% 3
West Midlands +9 143 £425 +6.25% 26
North West +15 123 £425 +3.03% 20
East of England -26 120 £500 - 12
Yorkshire +18 114 £444 +4.41% 9
East Midlands -34 40 £400 +12.28% 9
Wales +5 39 £330 -2.22% 3
North East +12 37 £400 -5.88% 2
Northern Ireland +28 27 £438 +1.74%
Isle of Man - 2 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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.

1 629 (46.35%) JSON
2 604 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
3 546 (40.24%) SQL
4 523 (38.54%) Java
5 510 (37.58%) Web Services
6 476 (35.08%) SOAP
7 460 (33.90%) JavaScript
8 400 (29.48%) HTML
9 376 (27.71%) C#
10 354 (26.09%) .NET
11 331 (24.39%) REST
12 321 (23.66%) Oracle
13 310 (22.84%) SQL Server
14 299 (22.03%) CSS
15 229 (16.88%) Microsoft
16 214 (15.77%) Finance
17 212 (15.62%) Git (software)
17 212 (15.62%) RESTful
18 194 (14.30%) Spring
18 194 (14.30%) Windows
19 168 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
20 166 (12.23%) jQuery
20 166 (12.23%) Microservices
21 159 (11.72%) Linux
22 156 (11.50%) TDD
23 154 (11.35%) Unix
24 151 (11.13%) MVC
24 151 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
25 148 (10.91%) DevOps
26 147 (10.83%) SOA

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 74 (5.45%) Confluence
2 73 (5.38%) Tomcat
3 71 (5.23%) Apache
4 68 (5.01%) JBoss
5 67 (4.94%) SharePoint
6 62 (4.57%) WebLogic
7 49 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 49 (3.61%) WebSphere
8 45 (3.32%) CMS
9 35 (2.58%) Mule
10 28 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (1.99%) Oracle Service Bus
12 26 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 24 (1.77%) IIS
14 21 (1.55%) Apache Spark
15 20 (1.47%) Anypoint
15 20 (1.47%) nginx
16 18 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
17 17 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 46 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.96%) XMetaL
4 11 (0.81%) Camtasia
4 11 (0.81%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.66%) SPSS
7 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.29%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.22%) CATIA
10 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.18%) Workday HCM
3 7 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.29%) Line 500
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
6 4 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.22%) assyst
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.22%) ENOVIA
7 3 (0.22%) Revive Adserver
7 3 (0.22%) SAP SCM
7 3 (0.22%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.15%) BusinessWare
8 2 (0.15%) Exstream
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 168 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (5.82%) SaaS
4 66 (4.86%) PaaS
5 51 (3.76%) Serverless
6 45 (3.32%) IaaS
7 40 (2.95%) GitHub
8 35 (2.58%) Boomi
9 30 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
10 29 (2.14%) Power Platform
11 26 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (1.92%) Azure Functions
12 23 (1.69%) Amazon S3
12 23 (1.69%) Google Analytics
13 17 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.25%) IBM Blueworks
14 16 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
15 13 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.88%) Office 365
17 11 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.05%) HTTP
2 42 (3.10%) SSL
3 28 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.33%) DNS
5 13 (0.96%) DHCP
5 13 (0.96%) Internet
6 12 (0.88%) VPN
7 11 (0.81%) Kerberos
7 11 (0.81%) SSH
8 10 (0.74%) Firewall
8 10 (0.74%) FTP
9 9 (0.66%) 4G
10 7 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (0.37%) SMTP
12 4 (0.29%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.29%) RFID
12 4 (0.29%) Skype
12 4 (0.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 104 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 88 (6.48%) NoSQL
4 62 (4.57%) RDBMS
5 58 (4.27%) Oracle Database
6 56 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (3.76%) MongoDB
8 46 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (3.39%) MySQL
9 36 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (2.36%) DB2
11 29 (2.14%) Big Data
12 27 (1.99%) Power BI
13 26 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
14 23 (1.69%) Hadoop
15 19 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
16 16 (1.18%) Pentaho
16 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 212 (15.62%) Git (software)
2 143 (10.54%) Jenkins
3 129 (9.51%) Maven
4 126 (9.29%) JIRA
5 110 (8.11%) Eclipse
6 104 (7.66%) Visual Studio
7 97 (7.15%) Selenium
8 89 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 78 (5.75%) Cucumber
9 78 (5.75%) JUnit
10 62 (4.57%) SoapUI
11 43 (3.17%) Subversion
12 40 (2.95%) IntelliJ
13 36 (2.65%) Ant
14 34 (2.51%) Gatling
15 33 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
16 31 (2.28%) JMeter
17 28 (2.06%) GitLab
17 28 (2.06%) Toad
18 23 (1.69%) Android Studio
General
1 214 (15.77%) Finance
2 95 (7.00%) Banking
3 62 (4.57%) Marketing
3 62 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.13%) Manufacturing
5 51 (3.76%) Retail
6 48 (3.54%) Electronics
7 21 (1.55%) Publishing
8 20 (1.47%) Back Office
9 17 (1.25%) Legal
10 11 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.74%) Law
12 8 (0.59%) Automotive
13 6 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.44%) Avionics
14 5 (0.37%) Games
15 4 (0.29%) Local Government
16 3 (0.22%) Advertising
16 3 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 723 (53.28%) Developer
2 176 (12.97%) Java Developer
3 172 (12.68%) Analyst
4 159 (11.72%) Architect
5 116 (8.55%) .NET Developer
6 77 (5.67%) C# Developer
7 66 (4.86%) Senior Developer
8 64 (4.72%) Technical Architect
9 61 (4.50%) Test Analyst
10 49 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
11 42 (3.10%) Data Analyst
11 42 (3.10%) Software Engineer
11 42 (3.10%) SQL Developer
11 42 (3.10%) Tester
12 41 (3.02%) Consultant
13 39 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
14 38 (2.80%) Android Developer
14 38 (2.80%) Integration Developer
15 36 (2.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (46.35%) JSON
2 510 (37.58%) Web Services
3 476 (35.08%) SOAP
4 400 (29.48%) HTML
5 354 (26.09%) .NET
6 331 (24.39%) REST
7 299 (22.03%) CSS
8 212 (15.62%) RESTful
9 194 (14.30%) Spring
10 166 (12.23%) jQuery
11 142 (10.46%) XSLT
12 137 (10.10%) ASP.NET
13 128 (9.43%) AngularJS
14 110 (8.11%) HTML5
15 89 (6.56%) J2EE
16 88 (6.48%) .NET Framework
17 82 (6.04%) Middleware
18 77 (5.67%) WSDL
19 76 (5.60%) WCF
19 76 (5.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 113 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
3 61 (4.50%) Mobile App
4 53 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (2.14%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.62%) Robotics
9 20 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
10 17 (1.25%) User Experience
11 16 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.18%) DataPower
12 13 (0.96%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.81%) NHS
13 11 (0.81%) PKI
13 11 (0.81%) Video Editing
14 9 (0.66%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 194 (14.30%) Windows
2 159 (11.72%) Linux
3 154 (11.35%) Unix
4 63 (4.64%) Android
5 40 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.51%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.96%) OpenVMS
9 13 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.37%) AIX
11 5 (0.37%) CentOS
12 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.074%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (12.23%) Microservices
3 156 (11.50%) TDD
4 151 (11.13%) MVC
4 151 (11.13%) Problem-Solving
5 148 (10.91%) DevOps
6 147 (10.83%) SOA
7 143 (10.54%) Scrum
8 132 (9.73%) Migration
9 130 (9.58%) Test Automation
10 118 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 113 (8.33%) Unit Testing
12 102 (7.52%) Software Engineering
13 101 (7.44%) Analytics
14 93 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
15 92 (6.78%) ETL
16 88 (6.48%) Test Scripting
17 80 (5.90%) SDLC
18 78 (5.75%) Workflow
19 77 (5.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 546 (40.24%) SQL
2 523 (38.54%) Java
3 460 (33.90%) JavaScript
4 376 (27.71%) C#
5 113 (8.33%) Python
6 80 (5.90%) PowerShell
7 74 (5.45%) PL/SQL
8 69 (5.08%) C
8 69 (5.08%) T-SQL
9 64 (4.72%) C++
10 61 (4.50%) Java 8
11 50 (3.68%) PHP
11 50 (3.68%) XPath
12 48 (3.54%) Ruby
13 42 (3.10%) VB.NET
14 35 (2.58%) Groovy
14 35 (2.58%) Perl
14 35 (2.58%) TypeScript
15 28 (2.06%) Scala
16 26 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 144 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.74%) SC Cleared
3 92 (6.78%) Degree
4 56 (4.13%) ISTQB
5 52 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (3.46%) ISEB
7 38 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (2.14%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 20 (1.47%) Master's Degree
10 20 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.66%) MCSE
13 8 (0.59%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.59%) MCSA
14 6 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.15%) OCA
16 2 (0.15%) OCAJ
16 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.65%) QA
2 22 (1.62%) Data Quality
2 22 (1.62%) SLA
3 14 (1.03%) HMG Infosec
3 14 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 14 (1.03%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.29%) GDPR
5 4 (0.29%) WCAG
6 3 (0.22%) Dublin Core
6 3 (0.22%) GxP
6 3 (0.22%) HL7
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.074%) COBIT
8 1 (0.074%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (5.67%) Docker
2 30 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.37%) NDS
5 5 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 5 (0.37%) RACF
5 5 (0.37%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) HDFS
6 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (3.54%) Puppet
2 25 (1.84%) Ansible
3 23 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 21 (1.55%) Kibana
5 19 (1.40%) Grafana
6 13 (0.96%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.44%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.37%) CloudHub
9 5 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.37%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.29%) Control-M
10 4 (0.29%) MOM
10 4 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 4 (0.29%) Terraform
11 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.22%) logstash
11 3 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 321 (23.66%) Oracle
2 229 (16.88%) Microsoft
3 89 (6.56%) SAP
4 75 (5.53%) IBM
5 44 (3.24%) Google
6 43 (3.17%) webMethods
7 40 (2.95%) WSO2
8 35 (2.58%) Dell
9 34 (2.51%) Informatica
10 33 (2.43%) Atlassian
11 32 (2.36%) Red Hat
12 27 (1.99%) MuleSoft
12 27 (1.99%) Workday
13 23 (1.69%) Pega
13 23 (1.69%) Xamarin
14 22 (1.62%) Adobe
15 19 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
16 18 (1.33%) HP
17 17 (1.25%) Talend
18 16 (1.18%) ServiceNow