Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 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.

XML
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 53 54
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 3,026 3,650 3,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.98% 3.83% 3.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.35% 12.14% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,050 2,399 2,475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £281
90th Percentile £613 £588 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +9.21% +1.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 69 81
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.88 £19.75
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% - +11.87%

XML 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 32,373 30,060 31,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 31.54% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,070 20,810 21,473
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 339 543
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.45 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.93 £52.00 £56.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.81 £38.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.88% - +10.71%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in the UK

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the UK

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the UK

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the UK

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in the UK

XML
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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 -29 2,736 £450 +5.88% 893
UK excluding London -18 1,619 £415 +9.21% 721
London -22 1,369 £490 +8.89% 242
South East -28 553 £425 +7.59% 173
North of England -43 267 £425 +13.18% 197
East of England -2 229 £463 +15.63% 85
Midlands -26 205 £375 +3.09% 118
Scotland +26 179 £353 +3.68% 41
West Midlands -14 133 £400 +0.57% 79
Yorkshire -10 120 £425 +4.55% 62
North West -56 112 £425 +13.33% 119
South West -38 104 £473 +11.18% 78
East Midlands -27 69 £350 -3.45% 38
Wales -17 53 £322 -8.00% 21
North East -6 38 £395 +12.86% 16
Northern Ireland +4 32 £414 +3.44% 8

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML 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 XML.

1 1,353 (44.71%) Java
2 1,284 (42.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1,279 (42.27%) SQL
4 994 (32.85%) JSON
5 991 (32.75%) JavaScript
6 942 (31.13%) Web Services
7 828 (27.36%) SOAP
7 828 (27.36%) HTML
8 680 (22.47%) REST
9 678 (22.41%) CSS
10 633 (20.92%) Finance
11 624 (20.62%) Oracle
12 582 (19.23%) .NET
13 577 (19.07%) C#
14 572 (18.90%) TDD
15 496 (16.39%) SQL Server
16 489 (16.16%) Spring
17 460 (15.20%) Git (software)
18 455 (15.04%) XSLT
19 443 (14.64%) Linux
20 435 (14.38%) SOA
21 422 (13.95%) Scrum
21 422 (13.95%) RESTful
22 398 (13.15%) Microsoft
23 385 (12.72%) AngularJS
24 384 (12.69%) MVC
25 359 (11.86%) jQuery
26 357 (11.80%) Unix
27 342 (11.30%) Maven
28 319 (10.54%) Test Automation

XML
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
1 177 (5.85%) JBoss
2 163 (5.39%) WebSphere
3 162 (5.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 152 (5.02%) Apache
5 139 (4.59%) Tomcat
6 137 (4.53%) CMS
7 115 (3.80%) WebLogic
8 107 (3.54%) SharePoint
9 100 (3.30%) Confluence
10 91 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
11 76 (2.51%) Mule
12 60 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
13 53 (1.75%) Apache Spark
14 52 (1.72%) IIS
15 47 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
16 45 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 35 (1.16%) Apache Solr
18 32 (1.06%) SAS
19 28 (0.93%) MQSeries
20 25 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.26%) Doxygen
6 8 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.23%) Pipeline Pilot
8 6 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.13%) HipChat
10 4 (0.13%) LaTeX
10 4 (0.13%) SPSS
11 3 (0.099%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.099%) EngageOne
11 3 (0.099%) SmartSuite
12 2 (0.066%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.066%) InVision
12 2 (0.066%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 56 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 46 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
5 26 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
5 26 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 25 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
7 23 (0.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 22 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
10 15 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
11 14 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
12 12 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
12 12 (0.40%) Markit EDM
13 10 (0.33%) NetSuite
14 9 (0.30%) Elite 3E
14 9 (0.30%) Maximo
15 8 (0.26%) Magento
15 8 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
16 7 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 187 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (2.48%) GitHub
4 59 (1.95%) PaaS
5 45 (1.49%) SaaS
6 43 (1.42%) npm
7 40 (1.32%) Office 365
8 37 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (1.09%) IaaS
10 32 (1.06%) Serverless
11 31 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (1.02%) Amazon S3
12 29 (0.96%) Boomi
13 21 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
14 18 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
14 18 (0.59%) Google Analytics
15 16 (0.53%) iPaaS
16 13 (0.43%) Slack
17 11 (0.36%) Algolia
Communications & Networking
1 207 (6.84%) HTTP
2 111 (3.67%) Internet
3 99 (3.27%) SSL
4 94 (3.11%) TCP/IP
5 45 (1.49%) FTP
6 36 (1.19%) SMTP
7 29 (0.96%) Firewall
8 25 (0.83%) DNS
8 25 (0.83%) SMS
9 20 (0.66%) HTTPS
10 16 (0.53%) Network Security
11 15 (0.50%) Intranet
11 15 (0.50%) SSH
12 14 (0.46%) CTI
13 13 (0.43%) MQTT
14 12 (0.40%) Skype
15 11 (0.36%) Bluetooth
15 11 (0.36%) WAN
16 10 (0.33%) LAN
17 9 (0.30%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 496 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 317 (10.48%) Relational Database
3 184 (6.08%) Oracle Database
4 176 (5.82%) MySQL
5 143 (4.73%) RDBMS
6 129 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 121 (4.00%) MongoDB
8 109 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
9 107 (3.54%) Big Data
10 99 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 92 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 90 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 79 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 79 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
14 74 (2.45%) DB2
14 74 (2.45%) Hadoop
15 70 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 46 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
17 43 (1.42%) Data Mining
18 32 (1.06%) GIS
Development Applications
1 460 (15.20%) Git (software)
2 342 (11.30%) Maven
3 291 (9.62%) JUnit
4 266 (8.79%) Jenkins
5 258 (8.53%) JIRA
6 196 (6.48%) Visual Studio
7 170 (5.62%) Subversion
8 165 (5.45%) Eclipse
9 159 (5.25%) Selenium
10 143 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 135 (4.46%) Cucumber
12 112 (3.70%) SoapUI
13 107 (3.54%) Ant
14 100 (3.30%) Mockito
15 94 (3.11%) Gradle
16 65 (2.15%) IntelliJ
17 59 (1.95%) TeamCity
18 51 (1.69%) Grunt
19 46 (1.52%) XMLSpy
20 43 (1.42%) gulp
General
1 633 (20.92%) Finance
2 283 (9.35%) Banking
3 133 (4.40%) Marketing
4 87 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 86 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 80 (2.64%) Investment Banking
7 74 (2.45%) Retail
8 69 (2.28%) Legal
9 68 (2.25%) Electronics
10 55 (1.82%) Front Office
11 43 (1.42%) Publishing
12 41 (1.35%) Law
13 36 (1.19%) Billing
14 31 (1.02%) Back Office
15 25 (0.83%) Advertising
16 24 (0.79%) Automotive
16 24 (0.79%) Games
17 23 (0.76%) Financial Institution
18 16 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,828 (60.41%) Developer
2 583 (19.27%) Java Developer
3 331 (10.94%) Analyst
4 267 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 216 (7.14%) Architect
6 174 (5.75%) .NET Developer
7 147 (4.86%) Consultant
8 130 (4.30%) C# Developer
9 119 (3.93%) Senior Java Developer
10 105 (3.47%) Agile Developer
11 100 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
12 97 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
13 95 (3.14%) Integration Developer
14 85 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
14 85 (2.81%) Test Analyst
15 80 (2.64%) Business Analyst
15 80 (2.64%) ServiceNow Developer
16 77 (2.54%) Software Developer
17 73 (2.41%) SQL Developer
17 73 (2.41%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 994 (32.85%) JSON
2 942 (31.13%) Web Services
3 828 (27.36%) HTML
3 828 (27.36%) SOAP
4 680 (22.47%) REST
5 678 (22.41%) CSS
6 582 (19.23%) .NET
7 489 (16.16%) Spring
8 455 (15.04%) XSLT
9 422 (13.95%) RESTful
10 385 (12.72%) AngularJS
11 359 (11.86%) jQuery
12 282 (9.32%) Hibernate
13 269 (8.89%) HTML5
13 269 (8.89%) J2EE
14 257 (8.49%) Ajax
15 232 (7.67%) XSD
16 215 (7.11%) Node.js
17 211 (6.97%) JMS
18 195 (6.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 198 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 144 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 131 (4.33%) User Experience
5 113 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 81 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 75 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 50 (1.65%) Algorithms
9 43 (1.42%) Derivative
10 42 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 41 (1.35%) Fixed Income
12 40 (1.32%) DataPower
12 40 (1.32%) Management Information System
13 35 (1.16%) N-Tier
14 31 (1.02%) Mainframe
15 28 (0.93%) Equities
16 27 (0.89%) Video on Demand
17 25 (0.83%) Fintech
17 25 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
18 24 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 443 (14.64%) Linux
2 357 (11.80%) Unix
3 300 (9.91%) Windows
4 92 (3.04%) Android
5 84 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 67 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 43 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 28 (0.93%) Solaris
11 26 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.56%) HPUX
15 16 (0.53%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.36%) Windows 10
18 8 (0.26%) Debian
19 7 (0.23%) CentOS
19 7 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,284 (42.43%) Agile Software Development
2 572 (18.90%) TDD
3 435 (14.38%) SOA
4 422 (13.95%) Scrum
5 384 (12.69%) MVC
6 319 (10.54%) Test Automation
7 287 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
8 269 (8.89%) SDLC
9 258 (8.53%) OO
10 249 (8.23%) DevOps
11 227 (7.50%) BDD
12 224 (7.40%) Data Modelling
13 216 (7.14%) Microservices
14 213 (7.04%) Migration
15 202 (6.68%) Unit Testing
15 202 (6.68%) Web Development
16 187 (6.18%) Software Engineering
17 164 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
18 149 (4.92%) ETL
19 139 (4.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1,353 (44.71%) Java
2 1,279 (42.27%) SQL
3 991 (32.75%) JavaScript
4 577 (19.07%) C#
5 270 (8.92%) Python
6 197 (6.51%) PL/SQL
7 178 (5.88%) XPath
8 150 (4.96%) C++
9 115 (3.80%) T-SQL
10 111 (3.67%) PHP
11 109 (3.60%) Scala
12 104 (3.44%) PowerShell
13 101 (3.34%) Ruby
14 100 (3.30%) Shell Script
15 99 (3.27%) Perl
16 80 (2.64%) C
17 69 (2.28%) Groovy
18 59 (1.95%) Bash Shell
19 48 (1.59%) ES6
20 43 (1.42%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 185 (6.11%) Degree
2 174 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 98 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 55 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 43 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 26 (0.86%) Sun Certification
9 22 (0.73%) Master's Degree
10 20 (0.66%) ISEB
11 18 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.40%) PMP
13 8 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.26%) MCSE
14 7 (0.23%) PhD
15 6 (0.20%) MCP
16 5 (0.17%) MCTS
17 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.13%) MCITP
18 3 (0.099%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.02%) QA
2 80 (2.64%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.06%) MiFID
4 21 (0.69%) SLA
5 19 (0.63%) EMIR
6 18 (0.59%) HL7
7 16 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
8 15 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 12 (0.40%) GCP
10 10 (0.33%) RosettaNet
11 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (0.26%) PMO
12 7 (0.23%) GDPR
12 7 (0.23%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.13%) PSD2
14 3 (0.099%) PCI DSS
15 2 (0.066%) AIFMD
15 2 (0.066%) CDISC
15 2 (0.066%) FATCA
15 2 (0.066%) SEPA
System Software
1 170 (5.62%) Docker
2 92 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.63%) HDFS
5 18 (0.59%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.50%) vSphere
7 14 (0.46%) Oracle Clusterware
8 12 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.26%) Brightmail
10 7 (0.23%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.099%) Cronacle
13 3 (0.099%) Firmware
14 2 (0.066%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.066%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.066%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.066%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 108 (3.57%) Puppet
2 70 (2.31%) Ansible
3 54 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
5 34 (1.12%) Kibana
6 26 (0.86%) Grafana
6 26 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (0.69%) Kubernetes
8 18 (0.59%) Terraform
9 16 (0.53%) Control-M
10 14 (0.46%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.46%) Oracle Flashback
10 14 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (0.43%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.36%) Netcool
13 10 (0.33%) Nagios
14 9 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
15 8 (0.26%) logstash
16 7 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 624 (20.62%) Oracle
2 398 (13.15%) Microsoft
3 124 (4.10%) IBM
4 118 (3.90%) SAP
5 112 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 74 (2.45%) Adobe
7 73 (2.41%) webMethods
8 70 (2.31%) MuleSoft
9 62 (2.05%) WSO2
10 51 (1.69%) Google
11 49 (1.62%) HP
12 48 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 44 (1.45%) Apigee
14 43 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
15 40 (1.32%) TIBCO
16 36 (1.19%) Informatica
17 35 (1.16%) VMware
18 33 (1.09%) Atlassian
18 33 (1.09%) Sybase
19 30 (0.99%) Cognos