Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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.

XML
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 52 49
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 3241 4117 4254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 3.86% 3.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.19% 12.86% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2094 2835 2716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 65 81
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £41.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +25.76% -12.00%
10th Percentile £20.29 £20.60 £18.27
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.59 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +20.00% +2.94%

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 31792 32007 31625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.99% 30.04% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22290 22285 21568
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £297 £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 370 374 527
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.40 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.23% -4.00% +10.29%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 -23 2878 £463 +8.82% 532
UK excluding London -15 1729 £413 +5.77% 379
London -24 1452 £500 +11.11% 179
South East -25 520 £425 +6.25% 102
East of England +29 316 £463 +8.82% 45
North of England -33 258 £380 -5.00% 107
Scotland +3 183 £375 +10.29% 16
Midlands -31 168 £400 - 67
South West -23 145 £425 +6.25% 30
North West -46 109 £375 -6.25% 66
West Midlands -41 103 £475 +14.46% 36
Yorkshire -25 101 £396 +1.60% 40
Northern Ireland +10 91 £413 +50.00% 4
East Midlands -34 62 £378 +1.34% 31
Wales +1 51 £350 -9.68% 8
North East +10 46 £368 -5.77% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML 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 XML.

1 1449 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1436 (44.31%) Java
3 1263 (38.97%) SQL
4 1159 (35.76%) JavaScript
5 1143 (35.27%) JSON
6 1024 (31.60%) Web Services
7 994 (30.67%) HTML
8 846 (26.10%) CSS
9 755 (23.30%) Finance
10 746 (23.02%) SOAP
11 735 (22.68%) Oracle
12 656 (20.24%) TDD
13 631 (19.47%) .NET
14 615 (18.98%) REST
15 609 (18.79%) C#
16 589 (18.17%) SQL Server
17 563 (17.37%) Spring
18 559 (17.25%) XSLT
19 535 (16.51%) Linux
20 522 (16.11%) Scrum
21 467 (14.41%) Git (software)
22 466 (14.38%) RESTful
23 450 (13.88%) AngularJS
24 421 (12.99%) MVC
25 411 (12.68%) Maven
26 405 (12.50%) SOA
27 400 (12.34%) Unix
28 385 (11.88%) Microsoft
29 375 (11.57%) Banking
30 368 (11.35%) jQuery

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
1 239 (7.37%) WebSphere
2 187 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 183 (5.65%) CMS
3 183 (5.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 171 (5.28%) JBoss
5 170 (5.25%) WebLogic
6 158 (4.88%) Apache
7 130 (4.01%) IIS
8 107 (3.30%) Confluence
9 104 (3.21%) Mule
10 93 (2.87%) SharePoint
11 85 (2.62%) Oracle Service Bus
12 72 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
13 47 (1.45%) nginx
14 46 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
15 45 (1.39%) Apache Spark
15 45 (1.39%) SAS
16 39 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
17 35 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
18 31 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 127 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 28 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.46%) Doxygen
6 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.37%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.25%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.25%) SPSS
10 7 (0.22%) Pipeline Pilot
10 7 (0.22%) SmartSuite
11 6 (0.19%) XMetaL
12 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.12%) LaTeX
14 2 (0.062%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.062%) Mingle
15 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.031%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 31 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 28 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.59%) ION MarketView
4 19 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 17 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 16 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
8 15 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
10 12 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
11 11 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
11 11 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
13 9 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
13 9 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
13 9 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
14 8 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
15 7 (0.22%) Markit EDM
15 7 (0.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 190 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.07%) GitHub
4 56 (1.73%) PaaS
5 52 (1.60%) SaaS
6 47 (1.45%) IaaS
7 46 (1.42%) Office 365
8 40 (1.23%) npm
9 31 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 13 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 13 (0.40%) Serverless
14 12 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (0.28%) Boomi
16 9 (0.28%) Google Analytics
17 8 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
18 7 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 182 (5.62%) HTTP
2 92 (2.84%) Internet
3 87 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 73 (2.25%) LDAP
5 70 (2.16%) SSL
6 48 (1.48%) Firewall
7 36 (1.11%) DNS
8 24 (0.74%) Intranet
9 23 (0.71%) FTP
10 21 (0.65%) HTTPS
11 20 (0.62%) Network Security
12 19 (0.59%) SMS
12 19 (0.59%) VPN
13 18 (0.56%) LAN
13 18 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.49%) WAN
15 14 (0.43%) CTI
16 13 (0.40%) SMTP
17 12 (0.37%) AMQP
17 12 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 341 (10.52%) Relational Database
3 197 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 189 (5.83%) MongoDB
5 182 (5.62%) MySQL
6 162 (5.00%) Oracle Database
7 149 (4.60%) RDBMS
8 113 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 112 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
10 105 (3.24%) DB2
11 87 (2.68%) Big Data
12 76 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 75 (2.31%) Hadoop
14 72 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 67 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
16 50 (1.54%) Data Mining
17 47 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
18 45 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
19 39 (1.20%) MarkLogic
19 39 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 467 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 411 (12.68%) Maven
3 346 (10.68%) Jenkins
4 295 (9.10%) JIRA
5 278 (8.58%) JUnit
6 263 (8.11%) Subversion
7 180 (5.55%) Visual Studio
8 173 (5.34%) Eclipse
9 159 (4.91%) Selenium
10 154 (4.75%) Cucumber
11 145 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 129 (3.98%) SoapUI
13 115 (3.55%) IntelliJ
14 112 (3.46%) Mockito
15 102 (3.15%) Ant
16 90 (2.78%) Gradle
17 81 (2.50%) Grunt
18 67 (2.07%) WebDriver
19 64 (1.97%) gulp
20 63 (1.94%) Hudson
General
1 755 (23.30%) Finance
2 375 (11.57%) Banking
3 191 (5.89%) Marketing
4 171 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 153 (4.72%) Manufacturing
6 137 (4.23%) Electronics
7 121 (3.73%) Front Office
8 98 (3.02%) Investment Banking
9 84 (2.59%) Retail
10 47 (1.45%) Back Office
11 43 (1.33%) Publishing
12 42 (1.30%) Legal
13 37 (1.14%) Games
14 33 (1.02%) Advertising
14 33 (1.02%) Law
15 23 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.52%) Billing
17 16 (0.49%) Automotive
17 16 (0.49%) Local Government
18 14 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2009 (61.99%) Developer
2 631 (19.47%) Java Developer
3 351 (10.83%) Analyst
4 270 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 195 (6.02%) .NET Developer
6 185 (5.71%) Architect
7 158 (4.88%) Consultant
8 148 (4.57%) C# Developer
9 131 (4.04%) Business Analyst
10 124 (3.83%) Integration Developer
11 123 (3.80%) Agile Developer
12 117 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 113 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
14 110 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 106 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
16 87 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
17 78 (2.41%) ServiceNow Developer
18 74 (2.28%) SOA Developer
18 74 (2.28%) Software Developer
19 72 (2.22%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1143 (35.27%) JSON
2 1024 (31.60%) Web Services
3 994 (30.67%) HTML
4 846 (26.10%) CSS
5 746 (23.02%) SOAP
6 631 (19.47%) .NET
7 615 (18.98%) REST
8 563 (17.37%) Spring
9 559 (17.25%) XSLT
10 466 (14.38%) RESTful
11 450 (13.88%) AngularJS
12 368 (11.35%) jQuery
13 364 (11.23%) Hibernate
14 350 (10.80%) HTML5
15 341 (10.52%) Ajax
16 270 (8.33%) J2EE
17 251 (7.74%) Middleware
18 240 (7.41%) Java EE
19 238 (7.34%) Node.js
20 232 (7.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 244 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
3 173 (5.34%) User Experience
4 140 (4.32%) Mobile App
5 114 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 107 (3.30%) Fixed Income
7 99 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 90 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
9 78 (2.41%) Derivative
10 53 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 46 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 43 (1.33%) Equities
13 40 (1.23%) N-Tier
14 39 (1.20%) DataPower
15 38 (1.17%) Management Information System
16 29 (0.89%) Animation
16 29 (0.89%) SWIFT
16 29 (0.89%) W3C
17 27 (0.83%) CMDB
18 26 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 535 (16.51%) Linux
2 400 (12.34%) Unix
3 361 (11.14%) Windows
4 88 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 82 (2.53%) Android
6 69 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 57 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (1.17%) Mac OS X
9 36 (1.11%) Solaris
10 32 (0.99%) Windows 7
11 31 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (0.59%) AIX
15 18 (0.56%) CentOS
15 18 (0.56%) HPUX
16 13 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.28%) Windows 10
18 8 (0.25%) Debian
19 7 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1449 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (20.24%) TDD
3 522 (16.11%) Scrum
4 421 (12.99%) MVC
5 405 (12.50%) SOA
6 338 (10.43%) OO
7 336 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
8 332 (10.24%) Test Automation
9 259 (7.99%) Data Modelling
10 258 (7.96%) SDLC
11 245 (7.56%) Web Development
12 241 (7.44%) DevOps
13 225 (6.94%) Open Source
14 221 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
15 216 (6.66%) Microservices
16 214 (6.60%) BDD
17 183 (5.65%) Unit Testing
18 178 (5.49%) Workflow
19 167 (5.15%) Migration
20 164 (5.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1436 (44.31%) Java
2 1263 (38.97%) SQL
3 1159 (35.76%) JavaScript
4 609 (18.79%) C#
5 291 (8.98%) Python
6 206 (6.36%) PL/SQL
7 192 (5.92%) C++
8 187 (5.77%) XPath
9 157 (4.84%) T-SQL
10 137 (4.23%) Perl
11 134 (4.13%) PowerShell
12 131 (4.04%) Scala
13 123 (3.80%) Shell Script
14 106 (3.27%) PHP
15 83 (2.56%) Ruby
16 81 (2.50%) C
17 60 (1.85%) Apple Swift
18 54 (1.67%) TypeScript
18 54 (1.67%) VB.NET
19 51 (1.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 213 (6.57%) Degree
2 189 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 117 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 32 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 31 (0.96%) ISEB
9 25 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (0.62%) PMP
12 16 (0.49%) MCSE
13 13 (0.40%) MCITP
13 13 (0.40%) MCTS
14 8 (0.25%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.25%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.22%) MCP
15 7 (0.22%) PhD
16 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
16 5 (0.15%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (4.97%) QA
2 70 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 56 (1.73%) MiFID
4 42 (1.30%) HL7
5 24 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 23 (0.71%) EMIR
7 19 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
8 14 (0.43%) SLA
9 12 (0.37%) GPG13
10 7 (0.22%) ISO 20022
10 7 (0.22%) PMO
11 5 (0.15%) COBIT
11 5 (0.15%) FATCA
11 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.093%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.093%) GDPR
12 3 (0.093%) IFRS
12 3 (0.093%) RosettaNet
12 3 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.062%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 193 (5.95%) Docker
2 81 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.40%) HDFS
6 8 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.25%) Brightmail
7 7 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.15%) UAG
9 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.12%) vSphere
10 3 (0.093%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.093%) Firmware
10 3 (0.093%) LXC
10 3 (0.093%) Xen
11 1 (0.031%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.031%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.031%) RACF
11 1 (0.031%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 147 (4.54%) Puppet
2 68 (2.10%) Ansible
3 58 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.77%) Kibana
5 20 (0.62%) Nagios
6 19 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (0.43%) SCOM
8 13 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
9 12 (0.37%) Grafana
10 11 (0.34%) logstash
11 10 (0.31%) Control-M
12 9 (0.28%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 7 (0.22%) Rancher
13 7 (0.22%) RSA Archer
13 7 (0.22%) SCCM
13 7 (0.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 7 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 735 (22.68%) Oracle
2 385 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 205 (6.33%) SAP
4 175 (5.40%) IBM
5 121 (3.73%) ServiceNow
6 111 (3.42%) WSO2
7 72 (2.22%) Sybase
8 57 (1.76%) Adobe
9 55 (1.70%) MuleSoft
9 55 (1.70%) Red Hat
10 54 (1.67%) webMethods
11 50 (1.54%) HP
11 50 (1.54%) TIBCO
12 49 (1.51%) Google
13 44 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
13 44 (1.36%) VMware
14 36 (1.11%) Atlassian
15 34 (1.05%) Apigee
15 34 (1.05%) Splunk
16 33 (1.02%) Sitecore