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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Messaging
Rank 145 196 206
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +10
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.058% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.19% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £488 £340 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.48% -38.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.54 -
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
1001 1580 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.78% 30.75% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1276 1272
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 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 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) SWIFT
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (60.00%) vMotion
3 3 (60.00%) ISO20022
3 3 (60.00%) ISO15022
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (60.00%) SWIFT Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) XML Developer
2 1 (20.00%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (20.00%) Biometrics
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO15022
1 3 (60.00%) ISO20022
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Compaq
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Terracotta
3 1 (20.00%) webMethods