Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 111 102
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 -28
Contract jobs citing XML 27 139 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 2.14% 2.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.52% 5.84% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 105 121
Median daily rate £518 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +13.51% -7.04%
10th Percentile £403 £363 £313
90th Percentile £619 £675 £626
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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 766 2,380 2,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.54% 36.59% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 1,926 2,237
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £413 £374
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 12
Median hourly rate £36.25 £46.85 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.62% +112.94% -10.15%
10th Percentile £31.83 £23.28 £21.00
90th Percentile £57.88 £60.33 £60.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £49.13 £22.00
% change year-on-year -28.76% +123.32% -9.69%

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 5 August 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for XML.

1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Web Services
4 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 9 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (29.63%) Linux
6 7 (25.93%) UML
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) C#
6 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 7 (25.93%) Informatica
6 7 (25.93%) SDLC
7 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) JSON
7 6 (22.22%) Migration
7 6 (22.22%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) .NET
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) SOAP
7 6 (22.22%) ETL
8 5 (18.52%) XML Schema
8 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (18.52%) Unix
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) Banking
8 5 (18.52%) Degree
8 5 (18.52%) Azure
8 5 (18.52%) Data Architecture

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 4 (14.81%) Confluence
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
3 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) Appian
4 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) R Markdown
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (3.70%) SAS
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Azure
2 4 (14.81%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.70%) AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) AMQP
2 1 (3.70%) Broadband
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) NetScreen
2 1 (3.70%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
2 4 (14.81%) Power BI
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.11%) Big Data
4 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.41%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.41%) Star Schema
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.70%) Spotfire
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.70%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.70%) FishEye
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
3 1 (3.70%) jMock
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Data Architect
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Appian Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Data Integration Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Data Integration Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Data Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SailPoint Architect
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) JSON
2 6 (22.22%) SOAP
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) XML Schema
4 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) REST
5 3 (11.11%) Middleware
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.41%) COM
6 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Java EE
6 2 (7.41%) jQuery
6 2 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 2 (7.41%) XSD
6 2 (7.41%) XSLT
7 1 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.70%) Reinsurance
3 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Unix
3 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (25.93%) Scrum
3 7 (25.93%) SDLC
3 7 (25.93%) UML
4 6 (22.22%) ETL
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) Data Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Change Management
6 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Data Governance
7 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
7 3 (11.11%) DevOps
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Use Case
7 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.41%) MUMPS
6 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (3.70%) Groovy
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) R
7 1 (3.70%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) VB
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
7 1 (3.70%) XPath
7 1 (3.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) CDISC
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Control-M
1 1 (3.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Informatica
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Alteryx
4 3 (11.11%) Cadence
5 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) Sybase
6 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.70%) BMC
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) GoldenSource
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Murex
6 1 (3.70%) Novell
6 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) Sun