The table below looks at the statistics for XML Messaging skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML Messaging over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Messaging
Rank 151 197 212
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +15
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.055% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate £426 £494 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.67% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £459 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £529 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - -
XML Messaging
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1132 1644 1862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.43% 30.07% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1303 1403
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £16.31 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

XML Messaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML Messaging across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Messaging Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XML Messaging
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML Messaging across the City of London region.

XML Messaging Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XML Messaging also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML Messaging.

1 11 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 5 (45.45%) Banking
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) Unix
5 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (36.36%) XSLT
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (36.36%) C#
6 4 (36.36%) .NET
6 4 (36.36%) SOA
6 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 4 (36.36%) XAML
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) DHCP
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) DNS

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XML Messaging also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML Messaging. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Back Office
3 2 (18.18%) Front Office
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Azure Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Messaging Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Middleware Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (18.18%) XML Developer
4 2 (18.18%) XML XSLT Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) XML Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 4 (36.36%) XSLT
3 3 (27.27%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (18.18%) EJB
4 2 (18.18%) J2EE
4 2 (18.18%) JMS
4 2 (18.18%) Middleware
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (18.18%) WinForms
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) SWIFT
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) XAML
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) VB6
5 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) MCSD
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO15022
1 3 (27.27%) ISO20022
2 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
5 1 (9.09%) Compaq
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Terracotta
5 1 (9.09%) webMethods