Period
to 18 October 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 18 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 > Wales
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 45 46
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 -28
Contract jobs citing XML 44 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.73% 4.42% 4.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.07% 13.97% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 36
Wales median daily rate £431 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -9.68% +21.09%
10th Percentile £334 £179 £195
90th Percentile £558 £426 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60% +25.76%

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 545 365 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.77% 31.66% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 263 268
Wales median daily rate £415 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% -7.06% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £257 £288
90th Percentile £552 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £21.75 £21.57 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -31.52% +24.75%
10th Percentile £19.45 £19.29 £23.18
90th Percentile £23.24 £24.07 £42.43
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.13%

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 18 October 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 18 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
South Wales -34 30 £425 +21.43% 11
West Wales +16 10 £538 - 11
North Wales +2 3 £375 -16.67% 5
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for XML.

1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) SQL
3 27 (61.36%) Java
4 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 18 (40.91%) SOAP
5 16 (36.36%) HTML
5 16 (36.36%) WSDL
6 13 (29.55%) Oracle
6 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
6 13 (29.55%) Unix
6 13 (29.55%) JSON
7 12 (27.27%) Linux
7 12 (27.27%) WebLogic
7 12 (27.27%) EJB
7 12 (27.27%) JSP
7 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (25.00%) JDBC
9 10 (22.73%) Struts
9 10 (22.73%) C#
9 10 (22.73%) Maven
10 9 (20.45%) Ant
10 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.45%) WebLogic Workshop
11 8 (18.18%) .NET
12 7 (15.91%) Subversion
12 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
12 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
12 7 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (13.64%) DevOps

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 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.36%) JBoss
3 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.27%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (2.27%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.27%) Mule
4 1 (2.27%) Mule ESB
4 1 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) GIS
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.27%) Spatial Data
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 10 (22.73%) Maven
3 9 (20.45%) Ant
3 9 (20.45%) WebLogic Workshop
4 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.91%) Subversion
5 6 (13.64%) Selenium
5 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
5 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
6 5 (11.36%) JUnit
6 5 (11.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (6.82%) Gradle
7 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.82%) TestNG
7 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.55%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (11.36%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Java Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Build Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Architect
9 2 (4.55%) CRM Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Developer in Test
9 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
9 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
9 2 (4.55%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) SOAP
2 16 (36.36%) HTML
2 16 (36.36%) WSDL
3 13 (29.55%) JSON
4 12 (27.27%) EJB
4 12 (27.27%) JSP
5 11 (25.00%) JDBC
6 10 (22.73%) Struts
7 8 (18.18%) .NET
8 5 (11.36%) REST
8 5 (11.36%) RESTful
8 5 (11.36%) Spring
8 5 (11.36%) Web Services
9 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.09%) jQuery
10 3 (6.82%) CSS
10 3 (6.82%) XML Schema
11 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
11 2 (4.55%) J2EE
11 2 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.27%) DTCC
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Unix
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
2 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
3 6 (13.64%) DevOps
3 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
3 6 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (11.36%) API Testing
4 5 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
4 5 (11.36%) Scrum
4 5 (11.36%) SOA
4 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (9.09%) Kanban
5 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) SQL
2 27 (61.36%) Java
3 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.73%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) Python
6 3 (6.82%) Perl
7 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) R
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.55%) ISEB
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Postfix
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Ansible
1 5 (11.36%) Rundeck
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.27%) ESRI
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft