Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 105 90
Rank change year-on-year +34 -15 -15
Contract jobs citing XML 90 97 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.88% 1.98% 2.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.11% 6.41% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 74
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £323 £300 £324
90th Percentile £600 £609 £521
England median daily rate £463 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -2.12% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.47% +200.00%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% - +13.89%

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 890 1,513 1,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 28.47% 30.86% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 1,073 923
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £550 £534
England median daily rate £500 £496 £475
% change year-on-year +0.81% +4.42% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.15 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.29% +2.50% +169.09%
10th Percentile £16.93 £15.86 £18.76
90th Percentile £60.33 £43.25 £41.20
England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% -

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +43 63 £400 -0.06% 14
North Yorkshire +12 18 £575 +15.00% 7
South Yorkshire +13 8 £400 -15.79% 9
XML
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (48.89%) Web Services
3 39 (43.33%) SQL
4 37 (41.11%) .NET
5 31 (34.44%) JSON
6 29 (32.22%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (32.22%) SQL Server
6 29 (32.22%) JavaScript
7 28 (31.11%) Java
8 27 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 26 (28.89%) SOAP
10 25 (27.78%) Git (software)
10 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
11 24 (26.67%) C#
12 22 (24.44%) HTML
12 22 (24.44%) Microservices
13 18 (20.00%) Oracle
13 18 (20.00%) Scrum
14 17 (18.89%) Project Management
14 17 (18.89%) CSS
14 17 (18.89%) SOA
14 17 (18.89%) REST
14 17 (18.89%) Azure
15 16 (17.78%) Public Sector
16 15 (16.67%) AWS
16 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (16.67%) Node.js
17 14 (15.56%) DevOps
17 14 (15.56%) Test Automation
17 14 (15.56%) Unix

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 (8.89%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (7.78%) CMS
3 5 (5.56%) Confluence
3 5 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.44%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.33%) JBoss
5 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.56%) XMetaL
2 3 (3.33%) Camtasia
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 11 (12.22%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.89%) Azure
2 15 (16.67%) AWS
3 13 (14.44%) PaaS
4 12 (13.33%) Boomi
5 11 (12.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (12.22%) IaaS
5 11 (12.22%) SaaS
6 6 (6.67%) GitHub
7 4 (4.44%) Twilio
8 2 (2.22%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.22%) Serverless
9 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.11%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.44%) HTTP
2 5 (5.56%) VoIP
3 4 (4.44%) CTI
3 4 (4.44%) SSL
3 4 (4.44%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.22%) SSH
4 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (32.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 9 (10.00%) Spotfire
5 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.44%) Big Data
6 4 (4.44%) DB2
6 4 (4.44%) MySQL
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (27.78%) Git (software)
1 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (14.44%) Selenium
4 12 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 12 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 9 (10.00%) JIRA
6 7 (7.78%) Gatling
7 6 (6.67%) HP UFT
8 5 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (5.56%) JUnit
8 5 (5.56%) Postman
8 5 (5.56%) SpecFlow
8 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.44%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.33%) Ant
10 3 (3.33%) Gradle
10 3 (3.33%) Maven
10 3 (3.33%) Mockito
10 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (17.78%) Public Sector
2 14 (15.56%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Local Government
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (18.89%) Architect
3 9 (10.00%) TIBCO Developer
4 8 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (8.89%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
5 6 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (6.67%) Xamarin Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Communications Specialist
6 5 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Service Architect
6 5 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (5.56%) Tester
7 4 (4.44%) Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.44%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Software Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (48.89%) Web Services
2 37 (41.11%) .NET
3 31 (34.44%) JSON
4 26 (28.89%) SOAP
5 22 (24.44%) HTML
6 17 (18.89%) CSS
6 17 (18.89%) REST
7 15 (16.67%) Node.js
8 12 (13.33%) WCF
8 12 (13.33%) WSDL
9 11 (12.22%) .NET Framework
9 11 (12.22%) JDBC
9 11 (12.22%) JMS
9 11 (12.22%) RESTful
9 11 (12.22%) TIBCO EMS
10 9 (10.00%) XSLT
11 8 (8.89%) CSS3
11 8 (8.89%) HTML5
11 8 (8.89%) XSD
12 7 (7.78%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Algorithms
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.78%) IVR
3 7 (7.78%) VUI
4 6 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.33%) Video Editing
6 2 (2.22%) Life Science
6 2 (2.22%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.56%) Unix
2 12 (13.33%) Linux
3 8 (8.89%) Android
3 8 (8.89%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.22%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (24.44%) Microservices
4 18 (20.00%) Scrum
5 17 (18.89%) Project Management
5 17 (18.89%) SOA
6 14 (15.56%) DevOps
6 14 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 13 (14.44%) Blue-Green Deployment
7 13 (14.44%) Data Management
7 13 (14.44%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (14.44%) Integration Testing
7 13 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (14.44%) User Stories
8 10 (11.11%) Co-Creation
8 10 (11.11%) ITIL
8 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.89%) Open Source
10 7 (7.78%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (7.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.33%) SQL
2 29 (32.22%) JavaScript
3 28 (31.11%) Java
4 24 (26.67%) C#
5 13 (14.44%) T-SQL
6 11 (12.22%) XPath
7 8 (8.89%) Python
8 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.33%) Ruby
11 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.22%) Scala
12 1 (1.11%) C
12 1 (1.11%) PHP
12 1 (1.11%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) Degree
2 8 (8.89%) ISEB
2 8 (8.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) WCAG
3 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) Grafana
2 2 (2.22%) Kibana
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) Oracle
3 12 (13.33%) Dell
3 12 (13.33%) TIBCO
4 6 (6.67%) Xamarin
5 5 (5.56%) Avaya
5 5 (5.56%) Cisco
5 5 (5.56%) HP
6 4 (4.44%) Genesys
7 3 (3.33%) Google
8 1 (1.11%) IBM
8 1 (1.11%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.11%) Tableau
8 1 (1.11%) Talend
8 1 (1.11%) webMethods