Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 68 53
Rank change year-on-year -18 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing XML 2,966 3,242 4,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.88% 3.26% 3.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.25% 10.12% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,904 2,099 2,822
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £288
90th Percentile £613 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 83 68
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.23% +23.48%
10th Percentile £19.78 £20.06 £20.31
90th Percentile £58.38 £63.75 £58.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.13 £42.00
% change year-on-year -2.74% -2.08% +20.00%

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 35,962 32,047 32,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.23% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,313 22,481 22,491
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 366 382
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.30 £18.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.72% +11.96% -3.94%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -11 2,687 £450 -2.70% 778
UK excluding London -7 1,777 £425 +3.03% 660
London -32 1,145 £500 - 195
South East -7 530 £440 +3.53% 173
Midlands +44 329 £400 - 99
North of England +2 317 £400 +5.26% 172
West Midlands +39 223 £394 -17.11% 64
East of England -25 218 £525 +13.51% 65
Scotland -17 175 £408 +8.67% 39
North West +19 170 £400 +6.67% 107
South West -20 147 £425 - 76
East Midlands +33 106 £413 +10.00% 35
Yorkshire -16 96 £431 +8.83% 51
North East +4 52 £388 +5.44% 14
Wales -22 44 £431 +23.21% 27
Northern Ireland -7 22 £412 -0.12% 11

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,308 (44.10%) SQL
2 1,295 (43.66%) Java
3 1,264 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
4 1,057 (35.64%) JavaScript
5 1,037 (34.96%) JSON
6 990 (33.38%) HTML
7 849 (28.62%) Web Services
8 836 (28.19%) Oracle
9 799 (26.94%) CSS
10 701 (23.63%) SOAP
11 678 (22.86%) C#
12 581 (19.59%) SQL Server
13 580 (19.55%) Finance
14 557 (18.78%) .NET
15 555 (18.71%) REST
16 490 (16.52%) Git (software)
17 457 (15.41%) Scrum
18 436 (14.70%) Unix
19 435 (14.67%) TDD
20 428 (14.43%) Windows
21 425 (14.33%) Test Automation
22 405 (13.65%) Linux
23 399 (13.45%) Microsoft
24 392 (13.22%) Spring
25 359 (12.10%) XSLT
26 354 (11.94%) AngularJS
27 352 (11.87%) HTML5
28 347 (11.70%) RESTful
29 340 (11.46%) jQuery
30 337 (11.36%) Relational Database

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
1 225 (7.59%) WebLogic
2 214 (7.22%) Tomcat
3 169 (5.70%) Confluence
4 141 (4.75%) JBoss
5 140 (4.72%) CMS
6 127 (4.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 109 (3.67%) Apache
8 100 (3.37%) WebSphere
9 89 (3.00%) SharePoint
10 82 (2.76%) IIS
11 69 (2.33%) Mule
12 60 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
13 59 (1.99%) nginx
14 50 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
15 49 (1.65%) Oracle Service Bus
16 39 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
17 36 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
18 32 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
19 31 (1.05%) Apache Spark
20 28 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 79 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.78%) InfoPath
5 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (0.24%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.20%) InDesign
11 5 (0.17%) SPSS
12 4 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
13 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.067%) Doxygen
14 2 (0.067%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.034%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 56 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
4 20 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (0.61%) Actimize
6 17 (0.57%) Magento
6 17 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
8 14 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
9 11 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.34%) AquaLogic BPM
11 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 219 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 206 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (2.76%) GitHub
4 67 (2.26%) Amazon S3
5 49 (1.65%) OpenShift
5 49 (1.65%) SaaS
6 47 (1.58%) npm
7 45 (1.52%) Office 365
8 37 (1.25%) Serverless
9 35 (1.18%) Google Analytics
10 30 (1.01%) Boomi
10 30 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
11 28 (0.94%) PaaS
12 23 (0.78%) Apigee
13 19 (0.64%) Azure Functions
13 19 (0.64%) IaaS
14 17 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (0.51%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 161 (5.43%) HTTP
2 86 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 83 (2.80%) SSL
4 62 (2.09%) Internet
5 36 (1.21%) FTP
6 31 (1.05%) Firewall
7 26 (0.88%) AMQP
8 24 (0.81%) SMTP
9 22 (0.74%) Intranet
10 21 (0.71%) DNS
11 19 (0.64%) VPN
12 17 (0.57%) SNMP
13 14 (0.47%) SMS
14 12 (0.40%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.40%) IMAP
14 12 (0.40%) Kerberos
14 12 (0.40%) MQTT
15 11 (0.37%) DVB
16 10 (0.34%) SSH
17 9 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 337 (11.36%) Relational Database
3 206 (6.95%) MongoDB
4 179 (6.04%) MySQL
5 172 (5.80%) RDBMS
6 168 (5.66%) NoSQL
7 147 (4.96%) Oracle Database
8 127 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
9 122 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
10 114 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 110 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 72 (2.43%) DB2
13 66 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
14 49 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
15 48 (1.62%) Hadoop
16 47 (1.58%) Big Data
17 39 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
18 35 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
19 34 (1.15%) Power BI
20 33 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 490 (16.52%) Git (software)
2 336 (11.33%) Jenkins
3 323 (10.89%) JIRA
4 270 (9.10%) Maven
5 262 (8.83%) Selenium
6 228 (7.69%) Subversion
7 225 (7.59%) JUnit
8 187 (6.30%) Cucumber
9 175 (5.90%) Visual Studio
10 158 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 153 (5.16%) SoapUI
12 133 (4.48%) Eclipse
13 112 (3.78%) Ant
14 72 (2.43%) Toad
15 69 (2.33%) Gradle
16 65 (2.19%) IntelliJ
17 60 (2.02%) JMeter
18 58 (1.96%) Gatling
19 53 (1.79%) Grunt
20 50 (1.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 580 (19.55%) Finance
2 272 (9.17%) Banking
3 113 (3.81%) Marketing
4 112 (3.78%) Front Office
5 102 (3.44%) Investment Banking
6 97 (3.27%) Manufacturing
7 95 (3.20%) Telecoms
8 92 (3.10%) Retail
9 74 (2.49%) Electronics
10 69 (2.33%) Back Office
11 55 (1.85%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.42%) Legal
13 23 (0.78%) Automotive
14 21 (0.71%) Publishing
15 19 (0.64%) General Ledger
16 15 (0.51%) Law
17 14 (0.47%) Games
18 13 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.37%) Advertising
20 7 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,856 (62.58%) Developer
2 504 (16.99%) Java Developer
3 340 (11.46%) Analyst
4 189 (6.37%) .NET Developer
5 169 (5.70%) C# Developer
6 165 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 158 (5.33%) Architect
8 154 (5.19%) Test Analyst
9 128 (4.32%) Consultant
10 103 (3.47%) SQL Developer
11 97 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
12 93 (3.14%) ServiceNow Developer
13 86 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
14 85 (2.87%) Tester
15 80 (2.70%) Business Analyst
16 77 (2.60%) C++ Developer
16 77 (2.60%) Integration Developer
17 74 (2.49%) Full Stack Developer
18 72 (2.43%) Software Developer
19 66 (2.23%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,037 (34.96%) JSON
2 990 (33.38%) HTML
3 849 (28.62%) Web Services
4 799 (26.94%) CSS
5 701 (23.63%) SOAP
6 557 (18.78%) .NET
7 555 (18.71%) REST
8 392 (13.22%) Spring
9 359 (12.10%) XSLT
10 354 (11.94%) AngularJS
11 352 (11.87%) HTML5
12 347 (11.70%) RESTful
13 340 (11.46%) jQuery
14 256 (8.63%) ASP.NET
15 249 (8.40%) Hibernate
16 239 (8.06%) Ajax
17 215 (7.25%) Middleware
18 213 (7.18%) J2EE
19 192 (6.47%) Node.js
20 188 (6.34%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 210 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
3 123 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
4 95 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 94 (3.17%) User Experience
6 91 (3.07%) Fixed Income
7 81 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 64 (2.16%) Derivative
9 51 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 46 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
11 45 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 38 (1.28%) Reference Data
13 35 (1.18%) CMDB
14 32 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 31 (1.05%) Management Information System
16 28 (0.94%) SWIFT
17 27 (0.91%) Equities
17 27 (0.91%) NHS
18 25 (0.84%) Algorithms
19 24 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 436 (14.70%) Unix
2 428 (14.43%) Windows
3 405 (13.65%) Linux
4 68 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 60 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 56 (1.89%) Android
7 45 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.01%) OpenVMS
9 24 (0.81%) Solaris
10 21 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (0.61%) AIX
13 18 (0.61%) CentOS
14 13 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.27%) VMS
16 6 (0.20%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,264 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (15.41%) Scrum
3 435 (14.67%) TDD
4 425 (14.33%) Test Automation
5 331 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
6 317 (10.69%) DevOps
7 299 (10.08%) MVC
8 288 (9.71%) SDLC
9 287 (9.68%) SOA
10 263 (8.87%) Microservices
11 260 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
12 243 (8.19%) BDD
13 237 (7.99%) OO
14 225 (7.59%) Unit Testing
15 197 (6.64%) Test Scripting
16 195 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
17 191 (6.44%) Data Modelling
18 180 (6.07%) ETL
19 175 (5.90%) Open Source
19 175 (5.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,308 (44.10%) SQL
2 1,295 (43.66%) Java
3 1,057 (35.64%) JavaScript
4 678 (22.86%) C#
5 291 (9.81%) Python
6 206 (6.95%) PL/SQL
7 176 (5.93%) C++
8 140 (4.72%) Perl
9 138 (4.65%) T-SQL
10 113 (3.81%) XPath
11 107 (3.61%) C
12 101 (3.41%) Java 8
13 97 (3.27%) PHP
14 91 (3.07%) PowerShell
15 89 (3.00%) Scala
16 84 (2.83%) Groovy
17 78 (2.63%) Ruby
18 72 (2.43%) Shell Script
19 55 (1.85%) Bash Shell
20 41 (1.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 253 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 184 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 173 (5.83%) Degree
4 130 (4.38%) ISEB
5 125 (4.21%) ISTQB
6 109 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 72 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 22 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.47%) MCSE
12 13 (0.44%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
16 4 (0.13%) AWS Certification
16 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.13%) Siebel Certification
16 4 (0.13%) Sun Certification
17 3 (0.10%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.92%) QA
2 61 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.61%) PMO
4 16 (0.54%) ISO 20022
5 14 (0.47%) SLA
6 10 (0.34%) HMG Infosec
6 10 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.30%) HL7
8 8 (0.27%) MISRA
9 6 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.17%) GDPR
10 5 (0.17%) IFRS
10 5 (0.17%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.17%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.17%) PSD2
11 3 (0.10%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.10%) MiFID
11 3 (0.10%) WCAG
12 2 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 201 (6.78%) Docker
2 44 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.54%) vSphere
5 15 (0.51%) HDFS
6 10 (0.34%) KVM
7 9 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.17%) LXC
9 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.13%) NFS
10 4 (0.13%) Postfix
10 4 (0.13%) Xen
11 3 (0.10%) SRDF
11 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.10%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 101 (3.41%) Puppet
2 80 (2.70%) Ansible
3 66 (2.23%) Kibana
4 49 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 38 (1.28%) Grafana
6 34 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
8 27 (0.91%) logstash
9 25 (0.84%) HP ALM
10 21 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
11 18 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 17 (0.57%) Terraform
13 11 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.37%) Control-M
14 9 (0.30%) HAProxy
15 8 (0.27%) Data Guard
16 6 (0.20%) Nagios
16 6 (0.20%) Netcool
16 6 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 836 (28.19%) Oracle
2 399 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 200 (6.74%) SAP
4 148 (4.99%) IBM
5 123 (4.15%) webMethods
6 119 (4.01%) ServiceNow
7 107 (3.61%) Google
8 78 (2.63%) Adobe
9 57 (1.92%) Atlassian
10 49 (1.65%) WSO2
11 48 (1.62%) MuleSoft
12 45 (1.52%) Talend
13 43 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
14 40 (1.35%) Informatica
15 39 (1.31%) HP
15 39 (1.31%) Sybase
16 37 (1.25%) VMware
17 33 (1.11%) Splunk
18 30 (1.01%) Dell
18 30 (1.01%) Red Hat