Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 17 August 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 > Wales
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 47 46
Rank change year-on-year -24 -1 -28
Contract jobs citing XML 34 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.31% 3.91% 3.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.31% 13.35% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 25
Wales median daily rate £475 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £163 £285 £278
90th Percentile £576 £425 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £420
% change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +25.00%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 465 352 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.57% 29.26% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 271 238
Wales median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £240 £285
90th Percentile £551 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Wales median hourly rate - £18.25 £42.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.45% +168.09%
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% +11.11% -2.76%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Wales

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Wales

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Wales over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Wales

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Wales

XML
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Wales region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
South Wales -31 28 £456 +30.36% 13
West Wales +10 3 £550 -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for XML.

1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 10 (29.41%) C#
4 10 (29.41%) Web Services
5 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
5 9 (26.47%) SAP
5 9 (26.47%) SOAP
5 9 (26.47%) HTML
5 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
6 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 8 (23.53%) JSON
6 8 (23.53%) Java
6 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 7 (20.59%) .NET
7 7 (20.59%) CSS
7 7 (20.59%) TDD
7 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 7 (20.59%) Selenium
7 7 (20.59%) jQuery
7 7 (20.59%) BDD
7 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (17.65%) IDoc
8 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.65%) RESTful
8 6 (17.65%) SAP PI
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (5.88%) Anypoint
2 1 (2.94%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (2.94%) JBoss
2 1 (2.94%) Mule
2 1 (2.94%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.82%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.59%) Selenium
3 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.76%) Ant
4 4 (11.76%) Maven
4 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.82%) Gradle
5 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.82%) JUnit
5 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.82%) Subversion
5 3 (8.82%) TestNG
6 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Developer in Test
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Lead Architect
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Architect
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Developer
5 3 (8.82%) SAP PI Architect
5 3 (8.82%) SAP PI Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Web Services
2 9 (26.47%) HTML
2 9 (26.47%) SOAP
3 8 (23.53%) JSON
4 7 (20.59%) .NET
4 7 (20.59%) CSS
4 7 (20.59%) jQuery
5 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 6 (17.65%) IDoc
5 6 (17.65%) RESTful
5 6 (17.65%) SAP PI
6 5 (14.71%) REST
7 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 4 (11.76%) Backbone.js
7 4 (11.76%) CSS3
7 4 (11.76%) HTML5
7 4 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (11.76%) Node.js
7 4 (11.76%) React
7 4 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Unix
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.59%) BDD
2 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
2 7 (20.59%) TDD
2 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
3 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
3 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) Scrum
4 4 (11.76%) API Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (11.76%) Front End Development
4 4 (11.76%) Kanban
4 4 (11.76%) Microservices
4 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 4 (11.76%) SDET
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) ABAP
5 4 (11.76%) Ruby
6 3 (8.82%) Perl
6 3 (8.82%) Python
7 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.94%) C
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Ansible
1 1 (2.94%) Rundeck
1 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
1 9 (26.47%) SAP
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) MuleSoft