Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 72 66
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 -19
Contract jobs citing XML 205 199 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.89% 3.23% 3.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.60% 8.94% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 147 156
City of London median daily rate £475 £438 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.86% +2.06%
10th Percentile £373 £315 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £613
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £20.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £20.50

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 2,699 2,225 2,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.02% 36.08% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,304 1,885 1,771
City of London median daily rate £513 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £24.30 £54.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.21% +44.65% +30.73%
10th Percentile £21.20 £51.62 £19.95
90th Percentile £67.50 £56.87 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £24.30 £54.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -55.21% +44.65% +25.00%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XML as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in the City of London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in the City of London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML in the City of London.

Contractor 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 21 February 2018. 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
Moorgate - 1 - -
XML
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 104 (50.73%) Java
2 96 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (42.93%) SQL
4 80 (39.02%) Web Services
5 75 (36.59%) Finance
5 75 (36.59%) JSON
6 74 (36.10%) SOAP
6 74 (36.10%) C#
7 72 (35.12%) .NET
8 64 (31.22%) JavaScript
9 54 (26.34%) HTML
9 54 (26.34%) REST
10 51 (24.88%) SQL Server
11 50 (24.39%) TDD
12 47 (22.93%) Banking
13 44 (21.46%) Microsoft
13 44 (21.46%) AngularJS
14 37 (18.05%) Unix
15 36 (17.56%) Linux
15 36 (17.56%) Spring
16 35 (17.07%) CSS
17 34 (16.59%) SDLC
18 33 (16.10%) Node.js
19 32 (15.61%) Git (software)
20 31 (15.12%) Scrum
21 30 (14.63%) RESTful
22 28 (13.66%) RabbitMQ
22 28 (13.66%) Legal
23 26 (12.68%) API Development
24 25 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API

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 12 (5.85%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.88%) Confluence
3 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.46%) Apache
4 3 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.46%) Jupyter
4 3 (1.46%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.98%) CMS
5 2 (0.98%) JBoss
5 2 (0.98%) Mule
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.98%) SAS
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.49%) Liferay
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Kondor
2 4 (1.95%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.49%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.49%) Radian6
3 1 (0.49%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.44%) GitHub
3 5 (2.44%) SaaS
4 3 (1.46%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.46%) npm
4 3 (1.46%) PaaS
4 3 (1.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.98%) Force.com
5 2 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) AdWords
6 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.49%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.49%) Office 365
6 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.22%) HTTP
2 4 (1.95%) Internet
2 4 (1.95%) MPLS
3 3 (1.46%) DNS
3 3 (1.46%) SNMP
3 3 (1.46%) VPLS
4 2 (0.98%) FTP
4 2 (0.98%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.98%) Intranet
4 2 (0.98%) LAN
4 2 (0.98%) SSH
4 2 (0.98%) SSL
4 2 (0.98%) VPN
4 2 (0.98%) WAN
5 1 (0.49%) BGP
5 1 (0.49%) CTI
5 1 (0.49%) DWDM
5 1 (0.49%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.49%) OSPF
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.24%) Relational Database
3 18 (8.78%) NoSQL
4 16 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (4.39%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.90%) Big Data
9 8 (3.90%) MySQL
10 6 (2.93%) InterSystems Cache
10 6 (2.93%) Sybase ASE
11 5 (2.44%) Hadoop
11 5 (2.44%) HBase
11 5 (2.44%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.95%) MarkLogic
12 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (15.61%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.24%) Maven
3 17 (8.29%) Jenkins
4 16 (7.80%) JIRA
5 13 (6.34%) TeamCity
5 13 (6.34%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.85%) Cucumber
6 12 (5.85%) JUnit
7 11 (5.37%) Subversion
8 10 (4.88%) Selenium
9 9 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (3.90%) Gradle
10 8 (3.90%) Mockito
11 6 (2.93%) JIRA Agile
12 5 (2.44%) Appium
12 5 (2.44%) JMeter
12 5 (2.44%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.95%) Calabash
13 4 (1.95%) MSTest
14 3 (1.46%) Bower
General
1 75 (36.59%) Finance
2 47 (22.93%) Banking
3 28 (13.66%) Legal
4 24 (11.71%) Law
5 16 (7.80%) Investment Banking
6 13 (6.34%) Marketing
7 12 (5.85%) Back Office
8 10 (4.88%) Retail
9 8 (3.90%) Front Office
10 7 (3.41%) Advertising
11 6 (2.93%) Financial Institution
11 6 (2.93%) Retail Banking
12 5 (2.44%) Games
13 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
14 3 (1.46%) Publishing
14 3 (1.46%) Retail Finance
15 2 (0.98%) Electronics
15 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.49%) German Language
16 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 138 (67.32%) Developer
2 35 (17.07%) Java Developer
3 27 (13.17%) .NET Developer
4 21 (10.24%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (9.76%) Agile Developer
6 19 (9.27%) C# Developer
6 19 (9.27%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (8.29%) Senior Developer
8 15 (7.32%) Analyst
9 13 (6.34%) Microsoft Developer
9 13 (6.34%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (5.37%) SQL Developer
11 10 (4.88%) Integration Specialist
11 10 (4.88%) XML Developer
12 9 (4.39%) Architect
13 8 (3.90%) SSIS Developer
14 7 (3.41%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 7 (3.41%) Linux Developer
14 7 (3.41%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (39.02%) Web Services
2 75 (36.59%) JSON
3 74 (36.10%) SOAP
4 72 (35.12%) .NET
5 54 (26.34%) HTML
5 54 (26.34%) REST
6 44 (21.46%) AngularJS
7 36 (17.56%) Spring
8 35 (17.07%) CSS
9 33 (16.10%) Node.js
10 30 (14.63%) RESTful
11 28 (13.66%) RabbitMQ
12 25 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (12.20%) Hibernate
12 25 (12.20%) WCF
13 23 (11.22%) JMS
14 19 (9.27%) XSLT
15 15 (7.32%) HTML5
16 14 (6.83%) ASP.NET
16 14 (6.83%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.37%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.93%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.44%) Derivative
6 5 (2.44%) Equities
6 5 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.44%) Online Games
7 4 (1.95%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.46%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.46%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.98%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.98%) W3C
10 1 (0.49%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.05%) Unix
2 36 (17.56%) Linux
3 22 (10.73%) Windows
4 10 (4.88%) Solaris
5 5 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.95%) Android
7 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) HPUX
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.39%) TDD
3 34 (16.59%) SDLC
4 31 (15.12%) Scrum
5 26 (12.68%) API Development
6 24 (11.71%) MVC
7 20 (9.76%) OOP
7 20 (9.76%) SOA
8 19 (9.27%) Unit Testing
9 18 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (8.78%) Web Development
10 17 (8.29%) DevOps
11 16 (7.80%) Data Modelling
12 15 (7.32%) OOD
12 15 (7.32%) Test Scripting
13 14 (6.83%) OO
13 14 (6.83%) User Stories
14 12 (5.85%) BDD
14 12 (5.85%) Document Management
14 12 (5.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 104 (50.73%) Java
2 88 (42.93%) SQL
3 74 (36.10%) C#
4 64 (31.22%) JavaScript
5 24 (11.71%) XPath
6 20 (9.76%) Python
7 14 (6.83%) Shell Script
8 13 (6.34%) Scala
9 12 (5.85%) C++
10 10 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 10 (4.88%) Groovy
11 8 (3.90%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.41%) MUMPS
12 7 (3.41%) Perl
12 7 (3.41%) PHP
12 7 (3.41%) Ruby
12 7 (3.41%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
14 5 (2.44%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.46%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 16 (7.80%) Degree
2 9 (4.39%) Master's Degree
3 6 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) HP ASE
4 3 (1.46%) MCP
4 3 (1.46%) MCPD
4 3 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) Siebel Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CCNP
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) QA
2 6 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.98%) EMIR
4 2 (0.98%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.98%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.93%) Docker
3 2 (0.98%) HDFS
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.95%) Ansible
2 3 (1.46%) OpenView
2 3 (1.46%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 3 (1.46%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.98%) Control-M
3 2 (0.98%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.49%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (21.46%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.20%) Oracle
3 24 (11.71%) Apigee
4 20 (9.76%) IBM
5 12 (5.85%) Sybase
6 11 (5.37%) TIBCO
7 7 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.44%) Reuters
8 5 (2.44%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.95%) Adobe
9 4 (1.95%) Cognos
9 4 (1.95%) HP
9 4 (1.95%) Informatica
10 3 (1.46%) Alteryx
10 3 (1.46%) DevExpress
10 3 (1.46%) Hitachi
10 3 (1.46%) Misys
10 3 (1.46%) TSYS
10 3 (1.46%) Veritas
11 2 (0.98%) Vertica