Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XHTML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XHTML 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 Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 665 594 513
Rank change year-on-year -71 -81 -122
Contract jobs citing XHTML 223 308 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.96% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 229 268
UK median daily rate £425 £398 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +0.63% +12.86%
10th Percentile £306 £310 £275
90th Percentile £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £38.75 £38.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.58% +1.08% +119.06%
10th Percentile £27.00 £27.75 £25.83
90th Percentile £40.00 £46.58 £44.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% -3.13% -

XHTML 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%

XHTML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XHTML in the UK

XHTML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XHTML in the UK

XHTML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XHTML over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XHTML in the UK

XHTML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XHTML.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XHTML in the UK

XHTML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XHTML over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XHTML in the UK

XHTML
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XHTML 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 -58 221 £425 +6.92% 42
London -75 120 £475 +18.01% 18
UK excluding London +10 103 £400 +14.29% 24
South East -8 33 £475 +35.71% 8
North of England +57 24 £369 +5.36% 6
East of England -17 20 £450 +13.92% 4
North West +29 17 £375 +4.17% 2
South West -4 14 £375 +7.14% 3
Midlands +17 10 £373 +2.76% 3
West Midlands +39 8 £375 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 4 £231 -33.93% 3
Scotland -3 2 £400 -
East Midlands -21 2 £366 +1.03% 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XHTML 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 XHTML.

1 223 (100.00%) HTML
2 205 (91.93%) CSS
3 200 (89.69%) JavaScript
4 116 (52.02%) jQuery
5 101 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (39.91%) XML
7 85 (38.12%) AngularJS
8 76 (34.08%) Ajax
9 58 (26.01%) OO
10 55 (24.66%) Web Services
11 54 (24.22%) HTML5
12 53 (23.77%) .NET
13 47 (21.08%) Web Development
13 47 (21.08%) JSON
13 47 (21.08%) React
14 46 (20.63%) CSS3
15 45 (20.18%) Front End Development
16 44 (19.73%) Java
16 44 (19.73%) SOAP
17 41 (18.39%) PHP
18 40 (17.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 39 (17.49%) REST
19 39 (17.49%) MVC
20 38 (17.04%) SQL
20 38 (17.04%) Node.js
21 37 (16.59%) Sass
22 36 (16.14%) Finance
23 33 (14.80%) E-Commerce
23 33 (14.80%) Grunt
24 32 (14.35%) User Experience

XHTML
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 30 (13.45%) CMS
2 15 (6.73%) Apache
3 13 (5.83%) WordPress
4 10 (4.48%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (3.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (3.14%) nginx
8 6 (2.69%) Drupal
9 5 (2.24%) IIS
9 5 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.35%) JBoss
12 2 (0.90%) Confluence
12 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.45%) Liferay
13 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (5.83%) Magento
2 5 (2.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (1.79%) RMDS
4 3 (1.35%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.38%) SaaS
2 7 (3.14%) GitHub
2 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.90%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.90%) npm
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.45%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.69%) Internet
2 5 (2.24%) CTI
3 4 (1.79%) LAN
3 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.35%) Intranet
5 2 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.76%) MySQL
3 8 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.45%) DB2
7 1 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (0.45%) OLAP
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 33 (14.80%) Grunt
2 22 (9.87%) gulp
3 21 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.42%) Jasmine
3 21 (9.42%) Karma Test Runner
4 19 (8.52%) Bitbucket
5 9 (4.04%) Eclipse
5 9 (4.04%) Subversion
5 9 (4.04%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.59%) JUnit
7 7 (3.14%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.14%) JIRA
8 6 (2.69%) Maven
8 6 (2.69%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.24%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.79%) Ant
10 4 (1.79%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (1.79%) PostCSS
10 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (16.14%) Finance
2 11 (4.93%) Banking
3 10 (4.48%) Marketing
4 7 (3.14%) Retail
5 6 (2.69%) Games
6 3 (1.35%) Advertising
6 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.35%) Publishing
6 3 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Automotive
7 2 (0.90%) Billing
7 2 (0.90%) Front Office
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 185 (82.96%) Developer
2 45 (20.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 36 (16.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 33 (14.80%) Angular Developer
5 21 (9.42%) Web Developer
6 18 (8.07%) HTML Developer
7 17 (7.62%) ServiceNow Developer
8 16 (7.17%) UI Developer
9 13 (5.83%) .NET Developer
9 13 (5.83%) Node.js Developer
10 12 (5.38%) HTML CSS Developer
11 11 (4.93%) Magento Developer
12 10 (4.48%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.48%) Consultant
13 9 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (4.04%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.59%) Architect
14 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (3.59%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (100.00%) HTML
2 205 (91.93%) CSS
3 116 (52.02%) jQuery
4 89 (39.91%) XML
5 85 (38.12%) AngularJS
6 76 (34.08%) Ajax
7 55 (24.66%) Web Services
8 54 (24.22%) HTML5
9 53 (23.77%) .NET
10 47 (21.08%) JSON
10 47 (21.08%) React
11 46 (20.63%) CSS3
12 44 (19.73%) SOAP
13 40 (17.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 39 (17.49%) REST
15 38 (17.04%) Node.js
16 37 (16.59%) Sass
17 25 (11.21%) ASP.NET
18 18 (8.07%) Angular 2
19 17 (7.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.35%) User Experience
2 29 (13.00%) W3C
3 15 (6.73%) CMDB
4 8 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.59%) Web 2.0
5 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.24%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.24%) Tandem
7 4 (1.79%) New Media
7 4 (1.79%) Social Media
8 3 (1.35%) iPad
8 3 (1.35%) Vector Graphics
9 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.90%) Fintech
9 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.90%) Robotics
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.62%) Linux
2 5 (2.24%) Windows
3 4 (1.79%) Unix
4 2 (0.90%) Android
4 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.90%) HPUX
4 2 (0.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.01%) OO
3 47 (21.08%) Web Development
4 45 (20.18%) Front End Development
5 39 (17.49%) MVC
6 33 (14.80%) E-Commerce
7 29 (13.00%) SEO
8 27 (12.11%) TDD
9 26 (11.66%) Scrum
10 22 (9.87%) ITIL
11 19 (8.52%) Mobile First
12 18 (8.07%) Performance Optimisation
12 18 (8.07%) Progressive Enhancement
13 15 (6.73%) Content Management
13 15 (6.73%) ITSM
13 15 (6.73%) SDLC
14 14 (6.28%) DevOps
14 14 (6.28%) ITIL V3
14 14 (6.28%) Kanban
14 14 (6.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 200 (89.69%) JavaScript
2 44 (19.73%) Java
3 41 (18.39%) PHP
4 38 (17.04%) SQL
5 32 (14.35%) C#
6 10 (4.48%) Python
7 9 (4.04%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.04%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.59%) Perl
9 6 (2.69%) C
9 6 (2.69%) C++
9 6 (2.69%) Scala
10 5 (2.24%) Clojure
10 5 (2.24%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.79%) Ruby
12 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.35%) PHP 7
13 2 (0.90%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.90%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 6 (2.69%) Degree
2 3 (1.35%) PMP
2 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.90%) HND
4 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.45%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (4.93%) Docker
2 2 (0.90%) Varnish
3 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.79%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (9.42%) ServiceNow
2 18 (8.07%) Oracle
3 12 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.93%) Adobe
5 10 (4.48%) Sitecore
6 9 (4.04%) IBM
7 8 (3.59%) Demandware
8 6 (2.69%) Google
8 6 (2.69%) Zend
9 5 (2.24%) Citrix
9 5 (2.24%) hybris
9 5 (2.24%) Siebel
9 5 (2.24%) Sybase
10 3 (1.35%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.90%) Omniture
11 2 (0.90%) Perforce
11 2 (0.90%) Splunk
12 1 (0.45%) Blue Martini
12 1 (0.45%) Elastic Path