Period
to 22 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XBRL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XBRL over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 789 897 891
Rank change year-on-year +108 -6 +21
Contract jobs citing XBRL 6 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.003% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.024% 0.008% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
UK median daily rate £440 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £351 £423 £425
90th Percentile £470 £725 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

XBRL 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 24,995 36,184 33,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.42% 34.86% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,294 25,553 23,413
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 315 379
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £19.83 £17.00 £18.40
90th Percentile £77.88 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.20% +1.22% +9.33%

XBRL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XBRL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XBRL in the UK

XBRL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XBRL in the UK

XBRL
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XBRL within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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
England +112 6 £440 -26.67% 1
London +93 6 £440 -26.67% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing XBRL 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 with a requirement for XBRL.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (66.67%) Tableau
2 4 (66.67%) Power BI
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (66.67%) Power Platform
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2017
2 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Linux

XBRL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (66.67%) Power BI
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2017
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) eggPlant
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SilkTest
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SQL BI Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SSAS Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SSIS Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SSRS Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Tableau
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Twitter