Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 55 19
Rank change year-on-year +23 -36 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 60 53 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.09% 3.77% 8.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.04% 13.12% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 117
Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +20.97% -11.43%
10th Percentile £191 £179 £205
90th Percentile £449 £523 £425
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Wales median hourly rate - £21.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.12% -79.66%
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year +3.13% +18.91% -18.45%

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 374 404 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.72% 28.77% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 297 433
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £250 £294 £245
90th Percentile £550 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +24.21%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £59.15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
South Wales +25 45 £350 +3.70% 3
North Wales - 3 £450 - 1
West Wales -5 2 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for XML.

1 37 (61.67%) SQL
2 26 (43.33%) SQL Server
3 25 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (40.00%) SOAP
4 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (36.67%) HL7
6 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (26.67%) ETL
7 16 (26.67%) Java
8 15 (25.00%) Web Services
8 15 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 14 (23.33%) XSLT
9 14 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (21.67%) XSD
10 13 (21.67%) Oracle
10 13 (21.67%) RESTful
11 12 (20.00%) JCAPS
11 12 (20.00%) SDLC
11 12 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 12 (20.00%) .NET
11 12 (20.00%) IBM
11 12 (20.00%) Migration
11 12 (20.00%) Fiorano
12 11 (18.33%) VMware
12 11 (18.33%) MVC
12 11 (18.33%) InterSystems
12 11 (18.33%) WebSphere
12 11 (18.33%) Degree
12 11 (18.33%) JSON
12 11 (18.33%) XML Schema

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 12 (20.00%) JCAPS
2 11 (18.33%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (18.33%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.33%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.00%) Apache Solr
4 3 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.00%) SAS
4 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.00%) npm
2 2 (3.33%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) AMQP
2 1 (1.67%) RTSP
2 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 25 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
6 6 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (3.33%) Big Data
10 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (1.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (13.33%) JUnit
4 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.33%) JIRA
5 4 (6.67%) Subversion
6 3 (5.00%) Ant
6 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.00%) Gradle
6 3 (5.00%) Grunt
6 3 (5.00%) gulp
6 3 (5.00%) IntelliJ
6 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.00%) JProfiler
6 3 (5.00%) Maven
6 3 (5.00%) Mockito
6 3 (5.00%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.33%) JBehave
General
1 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 9 (15.00%) Architect
4 9 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Data Architect
5 8 (13.33%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Architect
7 5 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) ETL Developer
7 5 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Team Leader
7 5 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.67%) EDI Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) EDI Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.00%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.00%) SOAP
2 15 (25.00%) Web Services
3 14 (23.33%) XSLT
4 13 (21.67%) RESTful
4 13 (21.67%) XSD
5 12 (20.00%) .NET
6 11 (18.33%) IBM Integration Bus
6 11 (18.33%) JSON
6 11 (18.33%) XML Schema
7 9 (15.00%) Hibernate
7 9 (15.00%) HTML
7 9 (15.00%) Spring
8 7 (11.67%) jQuery
9 6 (10.00%) CSS
9 6 (10.00%) J2EE
9 6 (10.00%) JPA
9 6 (10.00%) Middleware
10 5 (8.33%) EDI
11 3 (5.00%) JSP
11 3 (5.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) NHS
2 10 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) iSeries
5 1 (1.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.67%) ETL
3 12 (20.00%) Migration
3 12 (20.00%) SDLC
4 11 (18.33%) Data Migration
4 11 (18.33%) High Availability
4 11 (18.33%) ITIL
4 11 (18.33%) MVC
5 10 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 10 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (16.67%) Release Management
5 10 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (11.67%) TDD
8 6 (10.00%) Data Security
8 6 (10.00%) Project Management
8 6 (10.00%) RAD
8 6 (10.00%) Scrum
8 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) Java
3 12 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (18.33%) C#
4 11 (18.33%) C++
4 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.00%) XPath
7 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.67%) ABAP
8 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (36.67%) HL7
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.00%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.67%) Docker
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) Oracle
3 12 (20.00%) Fiorano
3 12 (20.00%) IBM
4 11 (18.33%) InterSystems
4 11 (18.33%) VMware
5 10 (16.67%) RedGate
6 3 (5.00%) Perforce
7 2 (3.33%) Informatica
7 2 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (3.33%) Teradata
8 1 (1.67%) SAP