Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an XML Developer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 775 741
Rank change year-on-year -58 -34 -73
Contract jobs requiring an XML Developer 63 111 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 100
UK median daily rate £456 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £616 £496 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +91.11% -53.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +91.11% -77.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

XML Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured XML Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XML Developer in the UK

XML Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML Developer in the UK

XML Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML Developer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML Developer in the UK

XML Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML Developer in the UK

XML Developer
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 XML Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -59 56 £475 +18.75% 8
London -21 35 £495 +17.16% 5
UK excluding London -3 26 £395 +5.33% 3
South East +3 11 £330 -16.19% 1
Scotland +6 4 £400 +33.33%
West Midlands +19 3 £500 +38.89%
Midlands +17 3 £500 +36.05%
East of England -17 3 £463 +51.02% 2
North of England +39 2 £238 -40.63%
Wales +13 2 £238 +34.08%
Yorkshire +23 1 £238 -32.14%
North West +17 1 - -
South West -5 1 £375 -6.25%

XML Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, XML Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring XML Developer in the job title.

1 63 (100.00%) XML
2 26 (41.27%) Java
3 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
4 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 19 (30.16%) SQL
7 17 (26.98%) C#
8 15 (23.81%) .NET
8 15 (23.81%) Banking
9 14 (22.22%) JSON
9 14 (22.22%) XSLT
10 13 (20.63%) SOAP
10 13 (20.63%) Oracle
10 13 (20.63%) HTML
10 13 (20.63%) Finance
11 12 (19.05%) Web Services
12 10 (15.87%) TDD
12 10 (15.87%) REST
13 9 (14.29%) Change Management
13 9 (14.29%) CSS
13 9 (14.29%) IBM
13 9 (14.29%) Spring
13 9 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (12.70%) jQuery
14 8 (12.70%) WebSphere
14 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.70%) XSD
14 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
15 7 (11.11%) J2EE
15 7 (11.11%) Ajax

XML Developer Skill Set
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 8 (12.70%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.52%) JBoss
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.76%) Confluence
4 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.17%) Apache
5 2 (3.17%) Apache Pig
5 2 (3.17%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.59%) CMS
6 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.59%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) HTTP
3 1 (1.59%) AMQP
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
3 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.35%) MarkLogic
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.76%) Big Data
4 3 (4.76%) Blockchain
4 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.76%) MySQL
4 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.17%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.17%) Neo4j
5 2 (3.17%) OLAP
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.52%) Subversion
4 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.94%) JUnit
4 5 (7.94%) Maven
4 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.35%) JIRA
6 3 (4.76%) Gradle
7 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.17%) XMLSpy
8 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.59%) Mockito
8 1 (1.59%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.59%) Spock
General
1 15 (23.81%) Banking
2 13 (20.63%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Back Office
4 4 (6.35%) Front Office
5 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Publishing
5 3 (4.76%) Retail
6 2 (3.17%) Law
7 1 (1.59%) Billing
7 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.59%) Games
7 1 (1.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (23.81%) .NET
3 14 (22.22%) JSON
3 14 (22.22%) XSLT
4 13 (20.63%) HTML
4 13 (20.63%) SOAP
5 12 (19.05%) Web Services
6 10 (15.87%) REST
7 9 (14.29%) CSS
7 9 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
7 9 (14.29%) Spring
8 8 (12.70%) jQuery
8 8 (12.70%) XSD
9 7 (11.11%) Ajax
9 7 (11.11%) J2EE
10 6 (9.52%) RESTful
10 6 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (7.94%) Java EE
11 5 (7.94%) WCF
11 5 (7.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Derivative
1 6 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (7.94%) Fixed Income
3 4 (6.35%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.76%) DataPower
4 3 (4.76%) NHS
5 2 (3.17%) PKI
6 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
6 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
1 6 (9.52%) Unix
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.87%) TDD
3 9 (14.29%) Change Management
4 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.52%) ETL
5 6 (9.52%) SDLC
5 6 (9.52%) SOA
5 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Data Transformation
7 4 (6.35%) Front End Development
7 4 (6.35%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.35%) MVC
7 4 (6.35%) OO
7 4 (6.35%) OOD
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.35%) Scrum
7 4 (6.35%) Transition Management
7 4 (6.35%) UML
7 4 (6.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
3 19 (30.16%) SQL
4 17 (26.98%) C#
5 5 (7.94%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) Groovy
6 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.76%) XQuery
7 2 (3.17%) C
7 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.59%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) Delphi
8 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.59%) PHP
8 1 (1.59%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.59%) VBA
8 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) PMP
3 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) MiFID
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Oracle
2 9 (14.29%) IBM
3 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.35%) Bloomberg
4 4 (6.35%) Charles River
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix
4 4 (6.35%) Fiserv
4 4 (6.35%) Reuters
5 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.59%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.59%) Apigee
6 1 (1.59%) Apple
6 1 (1.59%) Informatica
6 1 (1.59%) InterSystems
6 1 (1.59%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.59%) Sencha
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.59%) Triple Point
6 1 (1.59%) WSO2
6 1 (1.59%) Zend