Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 51 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 74 52 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.39% 3.52% 5.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.91% 12.41% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 59
Wales median daily rate £400 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -7.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £185
90th Percentile £565 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +6.12%

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 532 419 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.59% 28.35% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 305 396
Wales median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +18.06%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £221
90th Percentile £588 £575 £565
UK median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £55.00 £20.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.29% +170.90% -56.80%
10th Percentile £15.00 £32.50 £19.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £77.50 £21.27
UK median hourly rate £41.40 £41.46 £40.26
% change year-on-year -0.14% +2.97% +3.90%

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 25 March 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Wales over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 March 2019. 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 -1 42 £350 +8.53%
West Wales +16 28 £500 -4.76%
North Wales - 3 £375 -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 49 (66.22%) Java
2 47 (63.51%) SQL
3 43 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (55.41%) HTML
5 37 (50.00%) Oracle
6 36 (48.65%) WSDL
7 34 (45.95%) Struts
8 33 (44.59%) JSP
9 32 (43.24%) EJB
10 30 (40.54%) WebLogic
10 30 (40.54%) JDBC
11 28 (37.84%) WebLogic Workshop
12 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
13 23 (31.08%) SOAP
14 20 (27.03%) Scala
15 18 (24.32%) MongoDB
15 18 (24.32%) Play Framework
15 18 (24.32%) Dropwizard
16 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
17 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
17 15 (20.27%) Python
18 13 (17.57%) Web Services
18 13 (17.57%) JSON
19 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
19 12 (16.22%) C#
19 12 (16.22%) Linux
20 11 (14.86%) Unix
20 11 (14.86%) .NET
21 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
21 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing

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 30 (40.54%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.11%) JBoss
3 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.70%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Anypoint
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) GitHub
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) MongoDB
2 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.70%) GIS
4 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) Spatial Data
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (37.84%) WebLogic Workshop
2 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.16%) Maven
3 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio
4 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.46%) Ant
5 7 (9.46%) SoapUI
6 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (8.11%) Subversion
7 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.70%) ER Studio
7 2 (2.70%) ERwin
7 2 (2.70%) Fiddler
7 2 (2.70%) JUnit
7 2 (2.70%) PowerDesigner
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
2 5 (6.76%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (63.51%) Developer
2 26 (35.14%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Software Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Cloud Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Build Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Java Scala Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Scala Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.05%) WebLogic Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) GIS Specialist
9 2 (2.70%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (2.70%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (55.41%) HTML
2 36 (48.65%) WSDL
3 34 (45.95%) Struts
4 33 (44.59%) JSP
5 32 (43.24%) EJB
6 30 (40.54%) JDBC
7 23 (31.08%) SOAP
8 18 (24.32%) Dropwizard
8 18 (24.32%) Play Framework
9 13 (17.57%) JSON
9 13 (17.57%) Web Services
10 11 (14.86%) .NET
11 8 (10.81%) Hibernate
11 8 (10.81%) J2EE
11 8 (10.81%) Spring
12 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
13 5 (6.76%) CSS
13 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
14 4 (5.41%) XML Messaging
15 3 (4.05%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) NHS
2 5 (6.76%) Robotics
3 4 (5.41%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.41%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.35%) DTCC
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Unix
3 7 (9.46%) Windows
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing
3 7 (9.46%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
3 7 (9.46%) Project Management
3 7 (9.46%) Regression Testing
3 7 (9.46%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (9.46%) Test Scripting
3 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
4 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (8.11%) DevOps
4 6 (8.11%) Service Management
4 6 (8.11%) SOA
4 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.76%) Microservices
5 5 (6.76%) Robotic Process Automation
5 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.41%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 49 (66.22%) Java
2 47 (63.51%) SQL
3 25 (33.78%) JavaScript
4 20 (27.03%) Scala
5 15 (20.27%) Python
6 12 (16.22%) C#
7 7 (9.46%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
10 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.70%) C
11 2 (2.70%) Perl
11 2 (2.70%) PHP
11 2 (2.70%) R
12 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.35%) C++
12 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Ansible
1 6 (8.11%) Rundeck
2 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Oracle
2 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.41%) Automation Anywhere
3 4 (5.41%) Blue Prism
3 4 (5.41%) UiPath
4 3 (4.05%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.70%) Adobe
5 2 (2.70%) ESRI
5 2 (2.70%) IBM
5 2 (2.70%) Twitter
6 1 (1.35%) CA
6 1 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) MuleSoft