Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 878 886 884
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +7
Contract jobs citing XBRL 9 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.016% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +3.96%
10th Percentile £425 £525 £513
90th Percentile £575 £595 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £525
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 32971 31981 32228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.98% 30.38% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23277 22154 22091
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 367 553
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £14.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 23 November 2017. 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 +20 9 £500 -9.09%
London -10 9 £500 -9.09%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XBRL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XBRL.

1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Market Risk
3 4 (44.44%) COREP
4 3 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (33.33%) IT Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) Cronacle
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Confluence
4 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) XSD
4 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VBScript

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 3 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Hadoop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) XSD
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
1 3 (33.33%) IT Strategy
1 3 (33.33%) System Testing
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) VBA
1 3 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) COREP
2 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Cronacle
2 1 (11.11%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft