Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 27 January 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 112 110
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2 -28
Contract jobs citing XML 47 85 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.22% 1.75% 2.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.14% 5.14% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 67 122
Median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £293 £325 £375
90th Percentile £689 £585 £696
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +15.79% -9.52% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £63.33 -
Central London median hourly rate - £63.33 -

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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 658 1,655 2,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.02% 33.99% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 1,364 2,217
Median daily rate £550 £530 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +2.44%
10th Percentile £363 £391 £408
90th Percentile £688 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £38.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.05% +133.33% -32.08%
10th Percentile £17.50 £24.50 £14.45
90th Percentile £22.50 £62.15 £18.95
Median hourly rate £41.25 £52.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.67% +215.15% -23.26%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for XML in the City of London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for XML in the City of London

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XML in the City of London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for XML in the City of London

XML
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the City of London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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
London Bridge - 2 £600 -
XML
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for XML.

1 29 (61.70%) Java
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) JSON
3 19 (40.43%) AWS
4 18 (38.30%) SQL
4 18 (38.30%) Web Services
5 15 (31.91%) Azure
6 14 (29.79%) REST
7 12 (25.53%) Finance
8 11 (23.40%) TDD
8 11 (23.40%) JUnit
8 11 (23.40%) Data Modelling
8 11 (23.40%) Spring
9 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
9 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (19.15%) C#
10 9 (19.15%) .NET
10 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
10 9 (19.15%) Python
10 9 (19.15%) OO
10 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.15%) Android
11 8 (17.02%) RESTful
11 8 (17.02%) Mockito
11 8 (17.02%) Linux
11 8 (17.02%) Microservices
11 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
11 8 (17.02%) Kotlin
12 7 (14.89%) SDLC

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (12.77%) Apache Spark
2 4 (8.51%) Apache Airflow
2 4 (8.51%) Confluence
3 3 (6.38%) JBoss
3 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Fuse
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 1 (2.13%) Camunda
5 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.13%) Mule
5 1 (2.13%) nginx
5 1 (2.13%) SAS
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.13%) Elite 3E
2 1 (2.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (40.43%) AWS
2 15 (31.91%) Azure
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (8.51%) GCP
3 4 (8.51%) Power Platform
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (6.38%) OpenShift
4 3 (6.38%) PowerApps
4 3 (6.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) Azure Functions
5 2 (4.26%) GitHub
5 2 (4.26%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) Logic Apps
5 2 (4.26%) Office 365
5 2 (4.26%) PaaS
5 2 (4.26%) Power Automate
5 2 (4.26%) SaaS
5 2 (4.26%) Serverless
5 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) AMQP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) Extranet
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.77%) Data Lake
3 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
4 5 (10.64%) MySQL
4 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
5 4 (8.51%) Big Data
5 4 (8.51%) Parquet
5 4 (8.51%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.26%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.26%) OLTP
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.13%) Power BI
8 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) JUnit
2 8 (17.02%) Mockito
3 6 (12.77%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) Gradle
4 5 (10.64%) Maven
4 5 (10.64%) Subversion
5 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.38%) Android Studio
6 3 (6.38%) Appium
6 3 (6.38%) FishEye
6 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.38%) Hudson
6 3 (6.38%) jMock
6 3 (6.38%) Xcode
7 2 (4.26%) Ant
7 2 (4.26%) ER Studio
7 2 (4.26%) ERwin
7 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.26%) XMLSpy
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Advertising
4 2 (4.26%) French Language
4 2 (4.26%) Front Office
4 2 (4.26%) German Language
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Data Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Android Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Android Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) ETL Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) JSON
2 18 (38.30%) Web Services
3 14 (29.79%) REST
4 11 (23.40%) Spring
5 9 (19.15%) .NET
6 8 (17.02%) RESTful
7 7 (14.89%) HTML
8 6 (12.77%) Kafka
9 5 (10.64%) Android SDK
9 5 (10.64%) JMS
9 5 (10.64%) RxJava
9 5 (10.64%) SOAP
9 5 (10.64%) XSLT
10 4 (8.51%) Dagger
10 4 (8.51%) PostGIS
10 4 (8.51%) Spring Boot
10 4 (8.51%) XSD
11 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
11 3 (6.38%) Java EE
11 3 (6.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Data Structures
2 5 (10.64%) Fixed Income
2 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.51%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.51%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.26%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.13%) Animation
5 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Equities
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.13%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Android
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Data Modelling
2 11 (23.40%) TDD
3 9 (19.15%) OO
4 8 (17.02%) Microservices
5 7 (14.89%) SDLC
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.77%) Scrum
6 6 (12.77%) SOA
6 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.64%) Change Management
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Data Transformation
7 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
7 5 (10.64%) UML
7 5 (10.64%) Use Case
8 4 (8.51%) DevOps
8 4 (8.51%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 9 (19.15%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.15%) Python
4 8 (17.02%) Kotlin
5 4 (8.51%) Apple Swift
5 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.38%) C++
7 2 (4.26%) Perl
7 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.13%) Java 8
8 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.13%) SAS Macro
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) VBA
8 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) AWS Certification
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) CDISC
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
2 2 (4.26%) Grafana
2 2 (4.26%) Prometheus
2 2 (4.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Sybase
4 3 (6.38%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.38%) IBM
4 3 (6.38%) Murex
5 2 (4.26%) Informatica
5 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
5 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.26%) SAP
5 2 (4.26%) Talend
6 1 (2.13%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.13%) Nintex
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.13%) UiPath