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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 522 401
Rank change year-on-year +26 -121  
Contract jobs citing XHTML 114 129 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.84% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 101 142
Median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +3.83% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £29.00 £38.50 £24.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.67% +54.49%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year -24.67% -  

XHTML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10809 10150
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 192 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XHTML
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XHTML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 113 £375 -6.25% 33
London +2 50 £420 -1.17% 10
South East +32 32 £368 +5.00% 3
East of England +10 12 £300 -25.00% 4
South West +8 11 £375 - 1
Devon +4 10 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire -13 9 £391 +11.78%
Plymouth - 8 £375 -
Oxford -4 7 £469 +33.92%
Oxfordshire -7 7 £469 +33.92%
Aylesbury +2 6 £408 +16.42%
Hertfordshire - 6 £360 - 3
North West +20 5 £395 +6.75% 4
City of London -4 5 £475 +31.03% 2
Essex -8 5 £265 -33.75% 1
Reading - 5 £375 -
Berkshire - 5 £375 - 1
Cheshire +11 3 £440 +12.10% 2
Hampshire -2 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 £325 - 1
East Sussex - 3 £338 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £360 -
Brighton - 3 £338 -
West Midlands +26 2 £413 +37.50% 3
Manchester +12 2 £350 -2.77% 2
Exeter +2 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 £273 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £440 -
Worthing - 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 224 (100.00%) HTML
2 215 (95.98%) JavaScript
3 207 (92.41%) CSS
4 132 (58.93%) jQuery
5 113 (50.45%) XML
6 112 (50.00%) Ajax
7 111 (49.55%) HTML5
8 101 (45.09%) CSS3
9 83 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (34.38%) CMS
11 71 (31.70%) Web Development
12 64 (28.57%) AngularJS
13 58 (25.89%) Front End Development
14 57 (25.45%) C#
14 57 (25.45%) .NET
15 52 (23.21%) Java
16 50 (22.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 48 (21.43%) SQL
18 47 (20.98%) OO
19 44 (19.64%) Sass
20 43 (19.20%) SQL Server
21 40 (17.86%) TDD
22 38 (16.96%) MVC
23 35 (15.63%) ASP.NET
23 35 (15.63%) Content Management
24 34 (15.18%) Web Services
25 33 (14.73%) User Experience
26 31 (13.84%) PHP
27 30 (13.39%) JSON
28 26 (11.61%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 77 (34.38%) CMS
2 20 (8.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 18 (8.04%) EPiServer
4 15 (6.70%) Umbraco
5 12 (5.36%) WebSphere
6 11 (4.91%) Apache
7 9 (4.02%) IIS
8 8 (3.57%) Drupal
9 6 (2.68%) SharePoint
9 6 (2.68%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.23%) JBoss
10 5 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (1.79%) WordPress
12 3 (1.34%) Magnolia
12 3 (1.34%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.89%) Confluence
13 2 (0.89%) DNN
13 2 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.45%) HipChat
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.02%) GitHub
1 9 (4.02%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.34%) IaaS
3 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.34%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.89%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (0.89%) PaaS
4 2 (0.89%) SaaS
4 2 (0.89%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) Extranet
2 1 (0.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) LAN
2 1 (0.45%) SSH
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.82%) MySQL
3 11 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.89%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.89%) OLAP
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 22 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.48%) gulp
3 16 (7.14%) Grunt
4 13 (5.80%) Visual Studio
5 12 (5.36%) Jasmine
6 10 (4.46%) Eclipse
6 10 (4.46%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.02%) Ant
8 8 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (3.13%) Bitbucket
9 7 (3.13%) JIRA
9 7 (3.13%) Maven
9 7 (3.13%) Subversion
10 6 (2.68%) NUnit
11 5 (2.23%) Axure RP
11 5 (2.23%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.23%) Selenium
11 5 (2.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 4 (1.79%) JUnit
12 4 (1.79%) Mocha
General
1 17 (7.59%) Finance
2 11 (4.91%) Marketing
3 8 (3.57%) Retail
4 7 (3.13%) Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Publishing
6 3 (1.34%) Advertising
6 3 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.89%) Automotive
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.89%) Front Office
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 180 (80.36%) Developer
2 55 (24.55%) JavaScript Developer
3 49 (21.88%) Web Developer
4 46 (20.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 29 (12.95%) HTML Developer
6 28 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
7 22 (9.82%) Java Developer
8 21 (9.38%) Angular Developer
9 18 (8.04%) .NET Developer
10 17 (7.59%) EPiServer Developer
11 14 (6.25%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (4.02%) Node.js Developer
14 7 (3.13%) ServiceNow Developer
14 7 (3.13%) Software Engineer
15 6 (2.68%) Architect
15 6 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
15 6 (2.68%) C# Web Developer
15 6 (2.68%) Senior Developer
15 6 (2.68%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (100.00%) HTML
2 207 (92.41%) CSS
3 132 (58.93%) jQuery
4 113 (50.45%) XML
5 112 (50.00%) Ajax
6 111 (49.55%) HTML5
7 101 (45.09%) CSS3
8 64 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 57 (25.45%) .NET
10 50 (22.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 44 (19.64%) Sass
12 35 (15.63%) ASP.NET
13 34 (15.18%) Web Services
14 30 (13.39%) JSON
15 25 (11.16%) Node.js
16 23 (10.27%) J2EE
17 22 (9.82%) SOAP
18 21 (9.38%) JSP
19 19 (8.48%) REST
20 18 (8.04%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.73%) User Experience
2 15 (6.70%) W3C
3 9 (4.02%) Web 2.0
4 8 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.13%) CMDB
5 7 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.79%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.79%) New Media
7 4 (1.79%) PlayStation
8 2 (0.89%) Clustering
8 2 (0.89%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.89%) Equities
8 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.89%) Replication
8 2 (0.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.82%) Linux
2 16 (7.14%) Windows
3 11 (4.91%) Unix
4 5 (2.23%) Solaris
5 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.34%) Android
6 3 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) HPUX
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.70%) Web Development
3 58 (25.89%) Front End Development
4 47 (20.98%) OO
5 40 (17.86%) TDD
6 38 (16.96%) MVC
7 35 (15.63%) Content Management
8 26 (11.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 22 (9.82%) SEO
10 18 (8.04%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 15 (6.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 15 (6.70%) OOP
12 15 (6.70%) SOA
13 14 (6.25%) B2C
14 13 (5.80%) BDD
15 12 (5.36%) DevOps
15 12 (5.36%) E-Commerce
16 11 (4.91%) Mobile First
16 11 (4.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 215 (95.98%) JavaScript
2 57 (25.45%) C#
3 52 (23.21%) Java
4 48 (21.43%) SQL
5 31 (13.84%) PHP
6 19 (8.48%) T-SQL
7 15 (6.70%) Python
8 10 (4.46%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.23%) Perl
9 5 (2.23%) VBA
9 5 (2.23%) XPath
10 4 (1.79%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (1.79%) Delphi
10 4 (1.79%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.79%) VB
11 3 (1.34%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.34%) C
11 3 (1.34%) C++
11 3 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.02%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.57%) Degree
3 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.68%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.34%) WAI
3 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (3.57%) Docker
2 2 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) Varnish
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.34%) Ansible
1 3 (1.34%) CloudForms
1 3 (1.34%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.34%) Puppet
1 3 (1.34%) TeamSite
2 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.45%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 17 (7.59%) Adobe
2 14 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.36%) Google
4 11 (4.91%) IBM
5 10 (4.46%) ServiceNow
5 10 (4.46%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.13%) Omniture
6 7 (3.13%) Oracle
7 6 (2.68%) hybris
7 6 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.68%) SAP
8 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.34%) FatWire
10 2 (0.89%) comScore
10 2 (0.89%) Maxymiser
10 2 (0.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (0.89%) Tableau
10 2 (0.89%) Tealium
10 2 (0.89%) Telerik
10 2 (0.89%) Zend
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