Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 73 55
Rank change year-on-year -16 -18 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 2,662 3,151 3,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 3.16% 3.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.82% 9.86% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,706 2,121 2,387
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £284
90th Percentile £603 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £413 £376
% change year-on-year +3.64% +9.71% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 72 60
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.19% +15.91%
10th Percentile £25.69 £22.59 £20.93
90th Percentile £51.51 £63.75 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -1.20% +15.28%

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 34,054 31,957 29,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.17% 32.08% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,974 22,787 20,664
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 332 335
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.10 £18.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +3.79% +4.58% +2.00%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in the UK

XML
Top 17 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 22 January 2019. 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 -17 2,385 £473 +5.00% 803
UK excluding London -10 1,632 £428 +3.64% 645
London -39 984 £500 - 211
South East -14 504 £438 +2.94% 177
North of England -1 283 £408 +1.88% 162
Midlands +20 265 £408 +8.15% 110
West Midlands +16 194 £400 - 64
South West +17 177 £475 +8.57% 87
East of England -15 169 £500 +8.11% 57
North West +15 148 £400 +1.27% 92
Scotland -24 148 £443 +26.43% 22
Yorkshire -15 93 £425 - 60
East Midlands +11 67 £413 +17.86% 45
Wales -5 67 £413 +20.44% 26
North East -11 42 £401 +9.93% 10
Northern Ireland +2 27 £412 -0.12% 5
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 1,224 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,165 (43.76%) SQL
3 1,111 (41.74%) Java
4 1,057 (39.71%) JSON
5 977 (36.70%) JavaScript
6 910 (34.18%) HTML
7 784 (29.45%) Web Services
8 697 (26.18%) SOAP
9 691 (25.96%) Oracle
10 689 (25.88%) CSS
11 563 (21.15%) C#
12 553 (20.77%) SQL Server
13 538 (20.21%) REST
14 506 (19.01%) .NET
15 468 (17.58%) Finance
16 427 (16.04%) Git (software)
17 403 (15.14%) Test Automation
18 394 (14.80%) Linux
19 385 (14.46%) Windows
20 384 (14.43%) Microsoft
21 369 (13.86%) TDD
22 362 (13.60%) Unix
23 349 (13.11%) Scrum
23 349 (13.11%) AngularJS
24 341 (12.81%) RESTful
25 328 (12.32%) HTML5
26 325 (12.21%) Spring
27 316 (11.87%) jQuery
28 300 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
29 297 (11.16%) Jenkins

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
1 236 (8.87%) WebLogic
2 164 (6.16%) Tomcat
3 149 (5.60%) Apache
4 137 (5.15%) CMS
5 126 (4.73%) JBoss
6 104 (3.91%) Confluence
7 97 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 90 (3.38%) WebSphere
9 62 (2.33%) SharePoint
10 58 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
11 56 (2.10%) nginx
12 54 (2.03%) IIS
13 52 (1.95%) Mule
14 44 (1.65%) Oracle Service Bus
15 43 (1.62%) Apache Solr
16 37 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 34 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
18 32 (1.20%) Apache Spark
19 31 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
20 26 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 75 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 15 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 14 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.45%) SPSS
9 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.11%) InDesign
12 2 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.075%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.075%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.038%) CATIA
13 1 (0.038%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.038%) Mingle
13 1 (0.038%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 48 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.49%) Magento
4 13 (0.49%) SAP FI-CA
4 13 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
4 13 (0.49%) Workday HCM
5 11 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
6 10 (0.38%) Actimize
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.30%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.26%) Endur
9 7 (0.26%) SAP SD
10 6 (0.23%) AquaLogic BPM
11 5 (0.19%) Maximo
11 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
11 5 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 282 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 175 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (3.57%) GitHub
4 91 (3.42%) SaaS
5 89 (3.34%) PaaS
6 73 (2.74%) IaaS
7 49 (1.84%) Google Analytics
8 47 (1.77%) Boomi
9 46 (1.73%) Serverless
10 39 (1.47%) Apigee
11 30 (1.13%) Office 365
12 29 (1.09%) Amazon S3
13 28 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
13 28 (1.05%) OpenShift
14 25 (0.94%) Azure Functions
15 24 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
16 23 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
18 17 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (0.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 160 (6.01%) HTTP
2 110 (4.13%) SSL
3 94 (3.53%) TCP/IP
4 47 (1.77%) Internet
5 31 (1.16%) DNS
6 30 (1.13%) Firewall
7 21 (0.79%) FTP
8 20 (0.75%) Skype
8 20 (0.75%) VPN
9 18 (0.68%) SNMP
10 15 (0.56%) Kerberos
10 15 (0.56%) SMTP
11 14 (0.53%) DHCP
12 13 (0.49%) Intranet
13 11 (0.41%) HTTPS
14 9 (0.34%) SSH
15 8 (0.30%) NAS
16 7 (0.26%) AMQP
16 7 (0.26%) BIG-IP
16 7 (0.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 553 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 297 (11.16%) Relational Database
3 185 (6.95%) MongoDB
4 173 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 144 (5.41%) RDBMS
6 136 (5.11%) MySQL
7 112 (4.21%) Oracle Database
7 112 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 96 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 94 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
10 80 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 69 (2.59%) DB2
12 68 (2.55%) Big Data
13 50 (1.88%) Hadoop
13 50 (1.88%) Power BI
14 46 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
15 40 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
16 38 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
17 37 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
18 34 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 427 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 297 (11.16%) Jenkins
3 258 (9.69%) JIRA
4 227 (8.53%) Selenium
5 196 (7.36%) JUnit
6 191 (7.18%) Maven
6 191 (7.18%) Subversion
7 177 (6.65%) Cucumber
8 157 (5.90%) Eclipse
9 140 (5.26%) Visual Studio
10 138 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 117 (4.40%) SoapUI
12 97 (3.64%) Ant
13 79 (2.97%) Gatling
14 73 (2.74%) IntelliJ
15 70 (2.63%) Grunt
16 60 (2.25%) Gradle
17 49 (1.84%) Toad
18 48 (1.80%) gulp
18 48 (1.80%) JMeter
General
1 468 (17.58%) Finance
2 247 (9.28%) Banking
3 105 (3.94%) Marketing
4 78 (2.93%) Front Office
5 75 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 73 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 68 (2.55%) Investment Banking
8 62 (2.33%) Electronics
9 61 (2.29%) Retail
10 46 (1.73%) Back Office
11 34 (1.28%) Publishing
12 30 (1.13%) Legal
13 29 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.75%) Law
15 19 (0.71%) Games
15 19 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.64%) Automotive
17 13 (0.49%) Advertising
18 12 (0.45%) Online Betting
19 7 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,602 (60.18%) Developer
2 387 (14.54%) Java Developer
3 297 (11.16%) Analyst
4 212 (7.96%) Architect
5 180 (6.76%) .NET Developer
6 147 (5.52%) Senior Developer
7 129 (4.85%) Test Analyst
8 126 (4.73%) C# Developer
9 109 (4.09%) ServiceNow Developer
10 103 (3.87%) SQL Developer
11 80 (3.01%) Tester
12 79 (2.97%) Consultant
13 78 (2.93%) Senior Java Developer
14 76 (2.85%) Oracle Developer
15 74 (2.78%) Business Analyst
16 70 (2.63%) Software Developer
17 61 (2.29%) ETL Developer
17 61 (2.29%) Integration Developer
17 61 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
18 59 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,057 (39.71%) JSON
2 910 (34.18%) HTML
3 784 (29.45%) Web Services
4 697 (26.18%) SOAP
5 689 (25.88%) CSS
6 538 (20.21%) REST
7 506 (19.01%) .NET
8 349 (13.11%) AngularJS
9 341 (12.81%) RESTful
10 328 (12.32%) HTML5
11 325 (12.21%) Spring
12 316 (11.87%) jQuery
13 276 (10.37%) XSLT
14 205 (7.70%) ASP.NET
15 188 (7.06%) Hibernate
16 185 (6.95%) Ajax
17 178 (6.69%) Middleware
18 176 (6.61%) Node.js
19 166 (6.24%) J2EE
20 155 (5.82%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 215 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
3 108 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 88 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 74 (2.78%) User Experience
6 63 (2.37%) Fixed Income
7 61 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (1.54%) Data Structures
9 34 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 34 (1.28%) Reference Data
10 32 (1.20%) Derivative
11 30 (1.13%) CMDB
12 29 (1.09%) DataPower
13 26 (0.98%) NHS
13 26 (0.98%) PKI
14 25 (0.94%) Data Centre
15 23 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 22 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
17 21 (0.79%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 394 (14.80%) Linux
2 385 (14.46%) Windows
3 362 (13.60%) Unix
4 73 (2.74%) Android
4 73 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.18%) Windows Server
6 54 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (1.62%) Ubuntu
8 26 (0.98%) CentOS
9 20 (0.75%) Solaris
10 18 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.64%) OpenVMS
12 14 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.49%) AIX
13 13 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,224 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (15.14%) Test Automation
3 369 (13.86%) TDD
4 349 (13.11%) Scrum
5 300 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
6 275 (10.33%) DevOps
7 260 (9.77%) Microservices
8 252 (9.47%) MVC
9 249 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
10 241 (9.05%) SOA
11 209 (7.85%) SDLC
12 194 (7.29%) Unit Testing
13 193 (7.25%) Analytics
14 180 (6.76%) ETL
15 177 (6.65%) OO
16 175 (6.57%) Software Engineering
17 171 (6.42%) BDD
18 166 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
19 161 (6.05%) Test Scripting
20 159 (5.97%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,165 (43.76%) SQL
2 1,111 (41.74%) Java
3 977 (36.70%) JavaScript
4 563 (21.15%) C#
5 285 (10.71%) Python
6 164 (6.16%) PL/SQL
7 146 (5.48%) C++
8 129 (4.85%) T-SQL
9 113 (4.24%) C
10 112 (4.21%) PowerShell
11 111 (4.17%) Scala
12 109 (4.09%) Perl
13 97 (3.64%) PHP
14 96 (3.61%) Groovy
15 93 (3.49%) XPath
16 82 (3.08%) Ruby
17 71 (2.67%) Java 8
18 61 (2.29%) Shell Script
19 55 (2.07%) Apple Swift
19 55 (2.07%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 243 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 182 (6.84%) SC Cleared
3 153 (5.75%) Degree
4 103 (3.87%) ISTQB
5 99 (3.72%) ISEB
6 83 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 66 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 48 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.79%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (0.41%) MCSE
14 9 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.23%) Sun Certification
16 4 (0.15%) OCPJP
16 4 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.21%) QA
2 49 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.05%) HMG Infosec
3 28 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 28 (1.05%) JSP 440
4 22 (0.83%) SLA
5 9 (0.34%) ISO 20022
6 8 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.30%) GDPR
6 8 (0.30%) IFRS
6 8 (0.30%) IFRS 9
6 8 (0.30%) MISRA
6 8 (0.30%) PMO
7 6 (0.23%) Basel III
8 5 (0.19%) HL7
8 5 (0.19%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.15%) ISO 15022
9 4 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.15%) WCAG
10 3 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 187 (7.02%) Docker
2 33 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.38%) HDFS
4 10 (0.38%) KVM
5 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.23%) Postfix
6 5 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.15%) LXC
7 4 (0.15%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.15%) vSphere
8 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.11%) NFS
8 3 (0.11%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.11%) SRDF
8 3 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (3.42%) Puppet
2 68 (2.55%) Ansible
2 68 (2.55%) Kibana
3 44 (1.65%) Grafana
4 40 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.20%) HP ALM
6 29 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
7 25 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
8 21 (0.79%) logstash
9 17 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.60%) Forum Sentry
10 16 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.41%) Control-M
11 11 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
11 11 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 11 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.41%) Rancher
12 7 (0.26%) CloudHub
13 6 (0.23%) Rundeck
13 6 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 691 (25.96%) Oracle
2 384 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 162 (6.09%) SAP
4 158 (5.94%) ServiceNow
5 122 (4.58%) IBM
6 111 (4.17%) Google
7 104 (3.91%) webMethods
8 89 (3.34%) Adobe
9 56 (2.10%) Informatica
10 49 (1.84%) Talend
11 47 (1.77%) Dell
11 47 (1.77%) MuleSoft
12 44 (1.65%) Atlassian
13 39 (1.47%) HP
14 37 (1.39%) Red Hat
15 35 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
16 34 (1.28%) WSO2
17 25 (0.94%) Axway
18 24 (0.90%) Sybase
18 24 (0.90%) VMware