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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML Messaging over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Messaging
London / City of London
Rank - 152 187
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.22% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.69% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 £42.25 £32.54
% change year-on-year
+23.47% +29.84%

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
1033 1015 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.41% 31.65% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 858 1245
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

XML Messaging
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing XML Messaging as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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