Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 54 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 3298 4066 4455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.44% 3.75% 3.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.70% 12.99% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 2802 2802
UK median daily rate £447 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% +5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £269
90th Percentile £613 £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 89 74 77
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +19.32% -14.29%
10th Percentile £19.25 £13.69 £18.27
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.84 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £36.34
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.65% +7.30%

XML 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 30821 31294 31160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.15% 28.90% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21283 21878 20729
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 374 482
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -1.46% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.80 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +8.88%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -10 2972 £450 +5.88% 430
UK excluding London -8 1819 £413 +5.77% 313
London -18 1403 £494 +9.72% 149
South East -24 532 £438 +9.38% 80
East of England +33 345 £446 +11.50% 34
North of England -30 293 £375 -6.25% 86
Midlands -29 192 £400 -3.61% 45
South West -4 180 £425 +9.68% 34
North West -35 144 £375 -6.25% 45
Scotland -17 139 £395 +16.18% 24
West Midlands -28 109 £475 +14.46% 22
Yorkshire -17 106 £380 -0.65% 37
Northern Ireland +3 88 £413 +50.00% 4
East Midlands -9 81 £368 -16.00% 23
Wales +7 49 £350 -9.68% 5
North East +12 41 £375 +2.74% 4

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1527 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1495 (45.33%) Java
3 1277 (38.72%) SQL
4 1185 (35.93%) JavaScript
5 1147 (34.78%) JSON
6 1095 (33.20%) HTML
7 980 (29.71%) Web Services
8 906 (27.47%) CSS
9 784 (23.77%) Oracle
10 782 (23.71%) Finance
11 718 (21.77%) SOAP
12 660 (20.01%) TDD
13 636 (19.28%) .NET
14 603 (18.28%) XSLT
15 579 (17.56%) C#
16 568 (17.22%) Spring
16 568 (17.22%) REST
17 557 (16.89%) Linux
18 552 (16.74%) SQL Server
19 542 (16.43%) Scrum
20 496 (15.04%) Git (software)
21 442 (13.40%) MVC
22 439 (13.31%) Unix
23 424 (12.86%) RESTful
24 421 (12.77%) HTML5
24 421 (12.77%) Banking
25 411 (12.46%) AngularJS
26 409 (12.40%) jQuery
27 403 (12.22%) Jenkins
28 395 (11.98%) OO

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
1 276 (8.37%) WebSphere
2 230 (6.97%) CMS
3 191 (5.79%) WebLogic
4 189 (5.73%) Tomcat
5 175 (5.31%) Apache
6 168 (5.09%) JBoss
7 155 (4.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 151 (4.58%) IIS
9 104 (3.15%) Mule
10 101 (3.06%) Confluence
11 99 (3.00%) SharePoint
12 79 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
13 53 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
14 52 (1.58%) nginx
15 50 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
16 44 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 36 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
18 34 (1.03%) SAS
18 34 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
19 30 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 113 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.24%) Doxygen
8 8 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.21%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.18%) SPSS
11 4 (0.12%) Pipeline Pilot
11 4 (0.12%) SmartSuite
11 4 (0.12%) XMetaL
12 3 (0.091%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.030%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.030%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.030%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.52%) ION MarketView
4 15 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
6 10 (0.30%) Endur
6 10 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.27%) Magento
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.27%) Pega PRPC
8 7 (0.21%) Actimize
8 7 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 179 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.21%) GitHub
4 56 (1.70%) SaaS
5 46 (1.39%) PaaS
6 45 (1.36%) IaaS
7 40 (1.21%) Office 365
8 30 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
10 18 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 15 (0.45%) Force.com
11 15 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 12 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (0.30%) Boomi
13 10 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 223 (6.76%) HTTP
2 95 (2.88%) Internet
2 95 (2.88%) LDAP
3 84 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 75 (2.27%) SSL
5 54 (1.64%) Firewall
6 41 (1.24%) DNS
7 27 (0.82%) Intranet
8 21 (0.64%) FTP
8 21 (0.64%) HTTPS
8 21 (0.64%) VPN
9 17 (0.52%) LAN
10 16 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.39%) WAN
12 12 (0.36%) Network Security
12 12 (0.36%) SMTP
13 10 (0.30%) SSH
14 9 (0.27%) AMQP
14 9 (0.27%) Extranet
14 9 (0.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 552 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 385 (11.67%) Relational Database
3 230 (6.97%) MongoDB
4 226 (6.85%) NoSQL
5 213 (6.46%) MySQL
6 136 (4.12%) Oracle Database
6 136 (4.12%) RDBMS
7 113 (3.43%) DB2
8 104 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 94 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
10 82 (2.49%) Big Data
11 78 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 71 (2.15%) Hadoop
13 68 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 67 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
15 45 (1.36%) MarkLogic
16 44 (1.33%) Data Mining
17 36 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
18 35 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 33 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 496 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 403 (12.22%) Jenkins
3 386 (11.70%) Maven
4 308 (9.34%) JIRA
5 280 (8.49%) JUnit
6 269 (8.16%) Subversion
7 196 (5.94%) Selenium
8 178 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 172 (5.22%) Eclipse
10 165 (5.00%) Visual Studio
11 157 (4.76%) Cucumber
12 141 (4.28%) IntelliJ
13 115 (3.49%) SoapUI
14 103 (3.12%) Mockito
15 101 (3.06%) Ant
16 98 (2.97%) Gradle
17 78 (2.37%) WebDriver
18 72 (2.18%) Hudson
19 71 (2.15%) Grunt
20 62 (1.88%) Bitbucket
General
1 782 (23.71%) Finance
2 421 (12.77%) Banking
3 214 (6.49%) Marketing
4 180 (5.46%) Telecoms
5 159 (4.82%) Manufacturing
6 141 (4.28%) Electronics
7 115 (3.49%) Front Office
8 113 (3.43%) Investment Banking
9 100 (3.03%) Retail
10 61 (1.85%) Back Office
11 50 (1.52%) Publishing
12 38 (1.15%) Legal
13 35 (1.06%) Games
14 32 (0.97%) Advertising
15 25 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 23 (0.70%) Law
17 21 (0.64%) Automotive
18 15 (0.45%) Local Government
19 12 (0.36%) Billing
20 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2034 (61.67%) Developer
2 642 (19.47%) Java Developer
3 365 (11.07%) Analyst
4 260 (7.88%) Senior Developer
5 211 (6.40%) Architect
6 205 (6.22%) .NET Developer
7 162 (4.91%) C# Developer
8 140 (4.24%) Consultant
9 137 (4.15%) Business Analyst
10 123 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 120 (3.64%) Integration Developer
12 112 (3.40%) Agile Developer
13 111 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
14 97 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
14 97 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
15 95 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
16 81 (2.46%) SOA Developer
17 77 (2.33%) C++ Developer
18 76 (2.30%) ServiceNow Developer
19 75 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1147 (34.78%) JSON
2 1095 (33.20%) HTML
3 980 (29.71%) Web Services
4 906 (27.47%) CSS
5 718 (21.77%) SOAP
6 636 (19.28%) .NET
7 603 (18.28%) XSLT
8 568 (17.22%) REST
8 568 (17.22%) Spring
9 424 (12.86%) RESTful
10 421 (12.77%) HTML5
11 411 (12.46%) AngularJS
12 409 (12.40%) jQuery
13 377 (11.43%) Ajax
14 365 (11.07%) Hibernate
15 299 (9.07%) J2EE
16 275 (8.34%) Middleware
17 226 (6.85%) XSD
18 223 (6.76%) Java EE
19 206 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 276 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (5.82%) User Experience
3 179 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
4 113 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 112 (3.40%) Fixed Income
5 112 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 91 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 84 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 78 (2.37%) Derivative
9 53 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 40 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 39 (1.18%) CMDB
12 38 (1.15%) N-Tier
13 37 (1.12%) Equities
14 36 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 36 (1.09%) SWIFT
14 36 (1.09%) W3C
15 33 (1.00%) Animation
16 32 (0.97%) Client/Server
16 32 (0.97%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 557 (16.89%) Linux
2 439 (13.31%) Unix
3 360 (10.92%) Windows
4 83 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 79 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 76 (2.30%) Android
7 62 (1.88%) Mac OS X
8 55 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (1.33%) Solaris
10 32 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 29 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (0.70%) HPUX
13 22 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.55%) AIX
14 18 (0.55%) CentOS
15 16 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.24%) VMS
18 5 (0.15%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1527 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 660 (20.01%) TDD
3 542 (16.43%) Scrum
4 442 (13.40%) MVC
5 395 (11.98%) OO
6 387 (11.73%) SOA
7 361 (10.95%) Test Automation
8 344 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
9 259 (7.85%) Data Modelling
10 249 (7.55%) SDLC
10 249 (7.55%) Web Development
11 242 (7.34%) DevOps
12 238 (7.22%) Open Source
13 226 (6.85%) BDD
14 224 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
15 212 (6.43%) Microservices
16 192 (5.82%) Unit Testing
17 179 (5.43%) Software Engineering
17 179 (5.43%) Workflow
18 172 (5.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1495 (45.33%) Java
2 1277 (38.72%) SQL
3 1185 (35.93%) JavaScript
4 579 (17.56%) C#
5 298 (9.04%) Python
6 203 (6.16%) PL/SQL
7 186 (5.64%) C++
8 185 (5.61%) XPath
9 159 (4.82%) Scala
10 147 (4.46%) Perl
11 142 (4.31%) T-SQL
12 127 (3.85%) PowerShell
13 125 (3.79%) Shell Script
14 102 (3.09%) PHP
15 95 (2.88%) Ruby
16 75 (2.27%) C
17 63 (1.91%) Apple Swift
18 61 (1.85%) Objective-C
19 53 (1.61%) VB.NET
20 52 (1.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 205 (6.22%) Degree
2 182 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 107 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 52 (1.58%) ISTQB
6 41 (1.24%) ISEB
7 37 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 33 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 24 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (0.70%) PMP
12 17 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.36%) MCSE
14 11 (0.33%) MCITP
14 11 (0.33%) MCTS
15 7 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.21%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.21%) MCP
15 7 (0.21%) Siebel Certification
16 5 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (5.40%) QA
2 57 (1.73%) MiFID
3 55 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 33 (1.00%) HL7
5 31 (0.94%) EMIR
6 26 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 26 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.42%) ISO 20022
7 14 (0.42%) SLA
8 12 (0.36%) GPG13
9 6 (0.18%) COBIT
9 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.12%) FATCA
11 3 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.091%) WAI
12 2 (0.061%) GDPR
12 2 (0.061%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.061%) PMO
13 1 (0.030%) IFRS
System Software
1 200 (6.06%) Docker
2 66 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.24%) HDFS
6 8 (0.24%) vSphere
7 5 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.15%) UAG
7 5 (0.15%) Xen
8 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.12%) LXC
8 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.061%) KVM
9 2 (0.061%) NFS
9 2 (0.061%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.061%) SRDF
10 1 (0.030%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.030%) RACF
Systems Management
1 148 (4.49%) Puppet
2 70 (2.12%) Ansible
3 52 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.64%) Kibana
6 20 (0.61%) Nagios
7 11 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (0.33%) SCOM
8 10 (0.30%) logstash
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
9 9 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.27%) SCCM
10 8 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.21%) Grafana
11 7 (0.21%) HP Fortify
11 7 (0.21%) Mesos
11 7 (0.21%) Rancher
11 7 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 5 (0.15%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 784 (23.77%) Oracle
2 375 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 214 (6.49%) SAP
4 210 (6.37%) IBM
5 122 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 117 (3.55%) WSO2
7 73 (2.21%) Sybase
8 67 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 65 (1.97%) Adobe
10 60 (1.82%) HP
11 55 (1.67%) MuleSoft
11 55 (1.67%) webMethods
12 52 (1.58%) Google
12 52 (1.58%) Perforce
13 48 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 42 (1.27%) TIBCO
14 42 (1.27%) VMware
15 39 (1.18%) Siebel
16 38 (1.15%) Splunk
17 34 (1.03%) Informatica