Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 52 49
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing XML 3345 4071 4205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 3.88% 3.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.16% 12.75% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2196 2703 2713
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £275
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 77 87
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +21.21% -14.84%
10th Percentile £21.80 £20.30 £19.92
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.05 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year -2.94% +19.72% +4.41%

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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 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 -23 2981 £450 +5.88% 389
UK excluding London -14 1806 £413 +10.00% 266
London -24 1494 £500 +11.11% 137
South East -27 562 £420 +10.53% 66
East of England +20 318 £463 +10.78% 37
North of England -42 269 £396 +2.26% 78
Midlands -23 194 £400 - 43
Scotland +3 193 £364 +8.25% 13
South West -20 133 £425 +8.97% 27
West Midlands -29 119 £425 +2.72% 21
North West -55 116 £375 -3.23% 36
Yorkshire -19 100 £425 +9.68% 40
Northern Ireland +13 81 £413 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -25 72 £400 +10.34% 19
Wales +18 59 £350 -6.04% 1
North East +1 52 £364 -3.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1493 (44.63%) Java
2 1466 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1354 (40.48%) SQL
4 1162 (34.74%) JavaScript
5 1152 (34.44%) JSON
6 1052 (31.45%) Web Services
7 985 (29.45%) HTML
8 815 (24.36%) SOAP
8 815 (24.36%) CSS
9 747 (22.33%) Finance
10 738 (22.06%) Oracle
11 665 (19.88%) REST
12 662 (19.79%) TDD
13 654 (19.55%) .NET
14 633 (18.92%) C#
15 610 (18.24%) SQL Server
16 589 (17.61%) Spring
17 558 (16.68%) Linux
18 544 (16.26%) XSLT
19 524 (15.67%) Scrum
20 479 (14.32%) RESTful
21 477 (14.26%) Git (software)
22 467 (13.96%) AngularJS
23 434 (12.97%) Maven
24 416 (12.44%) MVC
25 415 (12.41%) Microsoft
26 409 (12.23%) SOA
27 397 (11.87%) Unix
28 381 (11.39%) Banking
29 373 (11.15%) 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
1 226 (6.76%) WebSphere
2 190 (5.68%) JBoss
3 181 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 179 (5.35%) Tomcat
5 164 (4.90%) Apache
6 161 (4.81%) WebLogic
7 159 (4.75%) CMS
8 118 (3.53%) IIS
9 108 (3.23%) Confluence
10 107 (3.20%) SharePoint
11 101 (3.02%) Mule
12 82 (2.45%) Oracle Service Bus
13 81 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
14 57 (1.70%) Apache Spark
15 52 (1.55%) SAS
16 51 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
17 40 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
18 37 (1.11%) nginx
19 35 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
20 34 (1.02%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 128 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 40 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.45%) Doxygen
7 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.36%) Chatbot
9 11 (0.33%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.30%) Pipeline Pilot
11 8 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 8 (0.24%) SPSS
12 7 (0.21%) SmartSuite
13 6 (0.18%) XMetaL
14 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.15%) LaTeX
15 3 (0.090%) Camtasia
16 2 (0.060%) Mingle
17 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 1 (0.030%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 39 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 30 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.60%) ION MarketView
5 18 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (0.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 16 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
7 16 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
8 15 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
9 14 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
10 12 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
12 10 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
13 9 (0.27%) Markit EDM
13 9 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
13 9 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
14 7 (0.21%) Actimize
14 7 (0.21%) KANA IQ
14 7 (0.21%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (2.30%) GitHub
4 55 (1.64%) PaaS
5 53 (1.58%) SaaS
6 51 (1.52%) npm
7 43 (1.29%) IaaS
8 39 (1.17%) Office 365
9 33 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 25 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.48%) Serverless
13 15 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 14 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 13 (0.39%) Boomi
15 13 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 10 (0.30%) Dialogflow
16 10 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
17 9 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 189 (5.65%) HTTP
2 109 (3.26%) Internet
3 99 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 87 (2.60%) SSL
5 69 (2.06%) LDAP
6 42 (1.26%) Firewall
7 33 (0.99%) FTP
8 27 (0.81%) DNS
9 24 (0.72%) SMS
10 23 (0.69%) Intranet
10 23 (0.69%) SMTP
11 22 (0.66%) Network Security
12 18 (0.54%) HTTPS
13 17 (0.51%) LAN
14 16 (0.48%) CTI
15 15 (0.45%) VPN
16 14 (0.42%) AMQP
16 14 (0.42%) Bluetooth
16 14 (0.42%) WAN
17 13 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 610 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 346 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 182 (5.44%) Oracle Database
4 165 (4.93%) MySQL
5 164 (4.90%) MongoDB
5 164 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 158 (4.72%) RDBMS
7 129 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 125 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 122 (3.65%) Big Data
10 101 (3.02%) DB2
11 86 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 83 (2.48%) Hadoop
13 71 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 69 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
15 59 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
16 55 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
17 52 (1.55%) Data Mining
18 40 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 37 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 477 (14.26%) Git (software)
2 434 (12.97%) Maven
3 329 (9.84%) Jenkins
4 317 (9.48%) JUnit
5 303 (9.06%) JIRA
6 253 (7.56%) Subversion
7 186 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 184 (5.50%) Visual Studio
9 149 (4.45%) Selenium
10 142 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 141 (4.22%) SoapUI
12 140 (4.19%) Cucumber
13 108 (3.23%) Mockito
14 102 (3.05%) Ant
15 99 (2.96%) Gradle
16 98 (2.93%) IntelliJ
17 83 (2.48%) Grunt
18 62 (1.85%) gulp
19 57 (1.70%) Jasmine
20 54 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 747 (22.33%) Finance
2 381 (11.39%) Banking
3 182 (5.44%) Marketing
4 164 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 154 (4.60%) Manufacturing
6 133 (3.98%) Electronics
7 114 (3.41%) Front Office
8 101 (3.02%) Investment Banking
9 90 (2.69%) Retail
10 57 (1.70%) Legal
11 55 (1.64%) Publishing
12 50 (1.49%) Back Office
13 34 (1.02%) Games
14 33 (0.99%) Law
15 28 (0.84%) Advertising
16 24 (0.72%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.54%) Automotive
17 18 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.48%) Billing
19 11 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2082 (62.24%) Developer
2 674 (20.15%) Java Developer
3 368 (11.00%) Analyst
4 294 (8.79%) Senior Developer
5 204 (6.10%) Architect
6 197 (5.89%) .NET Developer
7 154 (4.60%) Consultant
8 148 (4.42%) C# Developer
9 132 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
10 127 (3.80%) Agile Developer
10 127 (3.80%) Integration Developer
10 127 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
11 122 (3.65%) Business Analyst
12 117 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
13 92 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 88 (2.63%) ServiceNow Developer
15 87 (2.60%) HTML Developer
16 83 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
17 78 (2.33%) Data Analyst
18 77 (2.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1152 (34.44%) JSON
2 1052 (31.45%) Web Services
3 985 (29.45%) HTML
4 815 (24.36%) CSS
4 815 (24.36%) SOAP
5 665 (19.88%) REST
6 654 (19.55%) .NET
7 589 (17.61%) Spring
8 544 (16.26%) XSLT
9 479 (14.32%) RESTful
10 467 (13.96%) AngularJS
11 373 (11.15%) jQuery
12 356 (10.64%) Hibernate
13 349 (10.43%) Ajax
14 317 (9.48%) HTML5
15 276 (8.25%) J2EE
16 251 (7.50%) XSD
17 249 (7.44%) Node.js
18 240 (7.17%) Middleware
19 228 (6.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 242 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
3 142 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 141 (4.22%) User Experience
5 113 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 104 (3.11%) Fixed Income
7 100 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
8 93 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 74 (2.21%) Data Structures
10 72 (2.15%) Derivative
11 48 (1.43%) Equities
12 47 (1.41%) Virtual Team
13 44 (1.32%) DataPower
14 41 (1.23%) Management Information System
14 41 (1.23%) N-Tier
15 29 (0.87%) CMDB
15 29 (0.87%) Video on Demand
15 29 (0.87%) W3C
16 28 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
17 27 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 558 (16.68%) Linux
2 397 (11.87%) Unix
3 355 (10.61%) Windows
4 91 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 85 (2.54%) Android
6 71 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 58 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (1.17%) Solaris
9 38 (1.14%) Mac OS X
10 35 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 30 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (0.60%) HPUX
15 19 (0.57%) CentOS
16 18 (0.54%) AIX
17 14 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.33%) Debian
18 11 (0.33%) Windows 10
19 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1466 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
2 662 (19.79%) TDD
3 524 (15.67%) Scrum
4 416 (12.44%) MVC
5 409 (12.23%) SOA
6 331 (9.90%) OO
7 329 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
8 328 (9.81%) Test Automation
9 293 (8.76%) Data Modelling
10 265 (7.92%) SDLC
11 241 (7.20%) DevOps
12 231 (6.91%) Web Development
13 229 (6.85%) BDD
14 228 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
15 221 (6.61%) Migration
16 204 (6.10%) Microservices
17 201 (6.01%) ETL
18 197 (5.89%) Open Source
19 179 (5.35%) Workflow
20 178 (5.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1493 (44.63%) Java
2 1354 (40.48%) SQL
3 1162 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 633 (18.92%) C#
5 298 (8.91%) Python
6 202 (6.04%) PL/SQL
7 194 (5.80%) C++
8 193 (5.77%) XPath
9 153 (4.57%) T-SQL
10 140 (4.19%) Perl
11 133 (3.98%) PowerShell
12 126 (3.77%) Scala
13 120 (3.59%) Shell Script
14 116 (3.47%) PHP
15 84 (2.51%) C
15 84 (2.51%) Ruby
16 57 (1.70%) TypeScript
16 57 (1.70%) VB.NET
17 53 (1.58%) Apple Swift
18 52 (1.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 222 (6.64%) Degree
2 211 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 123 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 57 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 37 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 28 (0.84%) Sun Certification
9 21 (0.63%) ISEB
9 21 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 20 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.54%) PMP
12 15 (0.45%) MCITP
12 15 (0.45%) MCSE
12 15 (0.45%) MCTS
13 10 (0.30%) PhD
14 7 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.21%) MCP
15 6 (0.18%) BC Cleared
16 5 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (5.14%) QA
2 102 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 53 (1.58%) MiFID
4 41 (1.23%) HL7
5 19 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
6 17 (0.51%) EMIR
7 16 (0.48%) SLA
8 15 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.36%) GPG13
10 9 (0.27%) RosettaNet
11 8 (0.24%) ISO 20022
12 6 (0.18%) PMO
13 4 (0.12%) GDPR
14 3 (0.090%) AIFMD
14 3 (0.090%) COBIT
14 3 (0.090%) FATCA
14 3 (0.090%) IFRS
14 3 (0.090%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.060%) CDISC
System Software
1 175 (5.23%) Docker
2 90 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.42%) Apache Flume
6 14 (0.42%) HDFS
6 14 (0.42%) Oracle Clusterware
7 8 (0.24%) Brightmail
8 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.18%) vSphere
10 3 (0.090%) Cronacle
10 3 (0.090%) Firmware
10 3 (0.090%) LXC
10 3 (0.090%) UAG
11 2 (0.060%) KVM
11 2 (0.060%) Xen
12 1 (0.030%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.030%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 136 (4.07%) Puppet
2 67 (2.00%) Ansible
3 57 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.11%) Kibana
5 26 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (0.54%) Grafana
7 17 (0.51%) logstash
8 16 (0.48%) SCOM
9 15 (0.45%) Nagios
10 14 (0.42%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
10 14 (0.42%) Oracle Flashback
10 14 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
12 10 (0.30%) Control-M
12 10 (0.30%) Terraform
13 8 (0.24%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
14 7 (0.21%) SCCM
14 7 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 738 (22.06%) Oracle
2 415 (12.41%) Microsoft
3 203 (6.07%) SAP
4 163 (4.87%) IBM
5 133 (3.98%) ServiceNow
6 102 (3.05%) WSO2
7 67 (2.00%) Sybase
8 62 (1.85%) webMethods
9 58 (1.73%) Adobe
9 58 (1.73%) MuleSoft
10 53 (1.58%) HP
10 53 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 49 (1.46%) TIBCO
12 47 (1.41%) Apigee
13 44 (1.32%) Google
14 42 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
15 40 (1.20%) VMware
16 35 (1.05%) Atlassian
17 27 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
17 27 (0.81%) Splunk