Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 23 August 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 101 88
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 -20
Contract jobs citing XML 73 103 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.77% 2.09% 2.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.90% 6.00% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 61 70
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +15.13% -1.30%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £307
90th Percentile £576 £550 £509
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% - +211.32%
England median hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% +2.50% +1.59%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,238 1,716 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 29.99% 34.83% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 1,201 1,035
Yorkshire median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% - -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.90 £37.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.27% -9.09% +255.60%
10th Percentile £15.55 £15.24 £36.13
90th Percentile £45.68 £43.25 £43.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +3.83% +8.11%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Yorkshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Yorkshire

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Yorkshire

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Yorkshire

XML
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 August 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
West Yorkshire +18 59 £420 -6.67% 24
South Yorkshire -17 9 £525 +23.53% 1
North Yorkshire -6 5 £518 +27.38% 7
XML
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for XML.

1 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (49.32%) JSON
3 35 (47.95%) C#
4 34 (46.58%) Web Services
5 33 (45.21%) SOAP
5 33 (45.21%) .NET
6 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
6 23 (31.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (31.51%) REST
7 22 (30.14%) SQL
8 20 (27.40%) CSS
9 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio
9 19 (26.03%) Java
10 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
11 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
11 17 (23.29%) XSLT
12 16 (21.92%) HTML
13 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
13 15 (20.55%) Unit Testing
14 14 (19.18%) WSDL
14 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
15 13 (17.81%) WCF
15 13 (17.81%) SoapUI
16 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
17 11 (15.07%) Selenium
17 11 (15.07%) Analytics
17 11 (15.07%) DevOps
18 10 (13.70%) Scrum
19 9 (12.33%) XMetaL
19 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 8 (10.96%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (10.96%) CMS
1 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
3 3 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.74%) Anypoint
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) JBoss
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.37%) FileNet
5 1 (1.37%) Mule
5 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (12.33%) XMetaL
2 7 (9.59%) Camtasia
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.37%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Azure
2 5 (6.85%) AWS
3 4 (5.48%) GCP
4 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.11%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (4.11%) Boomi
4 3 (4.11%) Serverless
5 2 (2.74%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.74%) GitHub
5 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.74%) Google App Engine
5 2 (2.74%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (2.74%) SaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.37%) IaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (1.37%) PaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.37%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.11%) SSL
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) FTP
3 2 (2.74%) SSH
3 2 (2.74%) WebEx
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) SQLite
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.11%) BigQuery
4 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
5 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.74%) PowerPivot
5 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.37%) MS Access
6 1 (1.37%) MySQL
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.37%) Power BI
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio
3 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
4 13 (17.81%) SoapUI
5 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
6 11 (15.07%) Selenium
7 8 (10.96%) Cucumber
8 6 (8.22%) Maven
9 5 (6.85%) Eclipse
10 4 (5.48%) Ant
10 4 (5.48%) FitNesse
10 4 (5.48%) HP UFT
10 4 (5.48%) JIRA
10 4 (5.48%) SpecFlow
11 3 (4.11%) Bitbucket
11 3 (4.11%) git-flow
11 3 (4.11%) JUnit
11 3 (4.11%) Rational Application Developer
12 2 (2.74%) Gradle
12 2 (2.74%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.85%) Local Government
3 5 (6.85%) Retail
4 4 (5.48%) Banking
5 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Developer
2 8 (10.96%) Consultant
3 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (8.22%) Architect
3 6 (8.22%) Communications Specialist
3 6 (8.22%) Java Developer
3 6 (8.22%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (6.85%) Lead Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Technical Leader
5 4 (5.48%) Author
5 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Tester
6 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Xamarin Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Scala Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Workday Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (49.32%) JSON
2 34 (46.58%) Web Services
3 33 (45.21%) .NET
3 33 (45.21%) SOAP
4 23 (31.51%) REST
5 20 (27.40%) CSS
6 17 (23.29%) XSLT
7 16 (21.92%) HTML
8 14 (19.18%) WSDL
9 13 (17.81%) WCF
10 9 (12.33%) .NET Framework
10 9 (12.33%) RESTful
11 8 (10.96%) Spring
11 8 (10.96%) XSD
12 7 (9.59%) XML Schema
13 6 (8.22%) jQuery
13 6 (8.22%) Node.js
14 5 (6.85%) Hibernate
15 4 (5.48%) Ajax
15 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
1 7 (9.59%) Video Editing
2 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.74%) Life Science
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.37%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Android
2 5 (6.85%) Windows
3 4 (5.48%) Unix
4 3 (4.11%) Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
2 15 (20.55%) Unit Testing
3 11 (15.07%) Analytics
3 11 (15.07%) DevOps
4 10 (13.70%) Scrum
5 9 (12.33%) Microservices
6 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
6 8 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (10.96%) Project Management
7 7 (9.59%) Content Management
7 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.59%) Memory Management
7 7 (9.59%) Migration
7 7 (9.59%) Multithreading
7 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.59%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.22%) Build Automation
8 6 (8.22%) Coaching
8 6 (8.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) C#
2 22 (30.14%) SQL
3 19 (26.03%) Java
4 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.48%) Python
6 3 (4.11%) Ruby
6 3 (4.11%) Scala
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.74%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.37%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) Groovy
8 1 (1.37%) Perl
8 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.37%) VB
8 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) ISEB
2 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Dublin Core
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
1 4 (5.48%) Terraform
2 3 (4.11%) Grafana
2 3 (4.11%) Kibana
3 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.37%) CloudHub
4 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) Xamarin
3 6 (8.22%) Google
4 4 (5.48%) HP
4 4 (5.48%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.11%) Dell
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) webMethods
6 2 (2.74%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.74%) Workday
7 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.37%) F5
7 1 (1.37%) hybris
7 1 (1.37%) Kofax
7 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.37%) Trustwave
7 1 (1.37%) Veracode
7 1 (1.37%) Xerox