Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 71 66
Rank change year-on-year -33 -5 -16
Contract jobs citing XML 168 227 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.39% 3.43% 3.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.03% 9.08% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 153 202
City of London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £301
90th Percentile £629 £655 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £449
% change year-on-year - +5.91% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £26.80 -
Central London median hourly rate - £26.80 -

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 2,787 2,499 2,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.73% 37.81% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,279 2,013 1,993
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £374 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £452
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.74% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.49 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.15% +22.43% -32.47%
10th Percentile £20.38 £20.75 £16.69
90th Percentile £45.63 £29.62 £50.43
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.69% +21.80% -42.86%

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 20 August 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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 92 (54.76%) Java
2 66 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 64 (38.10%) SQL
3 64 (38.10%) Finance
4 62 (36.90%) JSON
5 60 (35.71%) HTML
6 59 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (31.55%) JavaScript
8 47 (27.98%) Web Services
9 40 (23.81%) REST
10 39 (23.21%) SOAP
11 37 (22.02%) Oracle
12 35 (20.83%) CSS
12 35 (20.83%) C#
13 33 (19.64%) .NET
14 30 (17.86%) TDD
14 30 (17.86%) Relational Database
15 29 (17.26%) IBM
16 27 (16.07%) HTML5
17 26 (15.48%) Linux
18 25 (14.88%) ETL
18 25 (14.88%) Banking
18 25 (14.88%) Financial Institution
18 25 (14.88%) Git (software)
19 24 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (14.29%) SOA
20 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
20 23 (13.69%) Unix
20 23 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
20 23 (13.69%) Problem-Solving

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 18 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 14 (8.33%) SAS
2 14 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.76%) Apache
5 7 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.57%) nginx
7 5 (2.98%) JBoss
7 5 (2.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.79%) Confluence
8 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.19%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.19%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.79%) InDesign
3 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.19%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Actimize
2 2 (1.19%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.60%) Kondor
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.76%) npm
4 5 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.38%) GitHub
5 4 (2.38%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.60%) IaaS
8 1 (0.60%) Office 365
8 1 (0.60%) PaaS
8 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.50%) HTTP
2 11 (6.55%) FTP
3 7 (4.17%) AMQP
4 5 (2.98%) Internet
5 4 (2.38%) DNS
5 4 (2.38%) Intranet
5 4 (2.38%) SMS
6 3 (1.79%) MQTT
6 3 (1.79%) X.509
7 2 (1.19%) SAN
8 1 (0.60%) FCoE
8 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.60%) Firewall
8 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.60%) LAN
8 1 (0.60%) Multicast
8 1 (0.60%) NAS
8 1 (0.60%) VPN
8 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.12%) MongoDB
4 14 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (7.74%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (5.95%) Siebel EIM
8 9 (5.36%) NoSQL
9 8 (4.76%) MySQL
9 8 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (4.76%) Power BI
10 7 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (3.57%) Big Data
11 6 (3.57%) Hadoop
12 5 (2.98%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (2.38%) HBase
13 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (2.38%) RDBMS
13 4 (2.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.55%) Subversion
4 10 (5.95%) Maven
5 9 (5.36%) Selenium
6 8 (4.76%) gulp
7 7 (4.17%) Babel
7 7 (4.17%) Grunt
7 7 (4.17%) webpack
8 6 (3.57%) JUnit
9 5 (2.98%) JIRA
9 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.38%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.38%) JMeter
10 4 (2.38%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.79%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.79%) GoogleTest
11 3 (1.79%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.19%) Gradle
General
1 64 (38.10%) Finance
2 25 (14.88%) Banking
2 25 (14.88%) Financial Institution
3 19 (11.31%) Back Office
4 10 (5.95%) Legal
5 9 (5.36%) Front Office
6 7 (4.17%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.98%) Law
7 5 (2.98%) Marketing
8 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.79%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.19%) Automotive
10 2 (1.19%) Games
10 2 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.60%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.60%) Electronics
11 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (58.33%) Developer
2 24 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.50%) Analyst
4 14 (8.33%) Consultant
5 13 (7.74%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.14%) Architect
6 12 (7.14%) Integration Developer
7 11 (6.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (6.55%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (5.95%) Siebel Developer
9 9 (5.36%) Business Analyst
9 9 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.36%) SQL Developer
10 8 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.76%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Fraud Analyst
10 8 (4.76%) Fraud Business Analyst
10 8 (4.76%) SSIS Developer
10 8 (4.76%) UI Developer
10 8 (4.76%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (36.90%) JSON
2 60 (35.71%) HTML
3 47 (27.98%) Web Services
4 40 (23.81%) REST
5 39 (23.21%) SOAP
6 35 (20.83%) CSS
7 33 (19.64%) .NET
8 27 (16.07%) HTML5
9 22 (13.10%) RabbitMQ
10 20 (11.90%) Middleware
11 19 (11.31%) AngularJS
11 19 (11.31%) Node.js
12 18 (10.71%) Java EE
13 17 (10.12%) Spring
14 16 (9.52%) CSS3
15 15 (8.93%) XSLT
16 13 (7.74%) jQuery
16 13 (7.74%) React
16 13 (7.74%) Swagger
17 12 (7.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.95%) Hedge funds
3 9 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.36%) Data Structures
3 9 (5.36%) Fintech
3 9 (5.36%) Fixed Income
4 7 (4.17%) Equities
5 6 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.57%) SWIFT
5 6 (3.57%) User Experience
6 5 (2.98%) Derivative
6 5 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.38%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.48%) Linux
2 23 (13.69%) Unix
3 14 (8.33%) Windows
4 3 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.19%) Solaris
6 1 (0.60%) AIX
6 1 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.86%) TDD
3 25 (14.88%) ETL
4 24 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (14.29%) SOA
5 23 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (13.10%) SDLC
7 20 (11.90%) Scrum
8 19 (11.31%) Unit Testing
9 16 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 16 (9.52%) Front End Development
10 15 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (8.93%) DevOps
10 15 (8.93%) OO
10 15 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 15 (8.93%) Software Testing
10 15 (8.93%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.93%) Workflow
11 14 (8.33%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 14 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 92 (54.76%) Java
2 64 (38.10%) SQL
3 53 (31.55%) JavaScript
4 35 (20.83%) C#
5 16 (9.52%) Python
6 15 (8.93%) XPath
7 10 (5.95%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
8 9 (5.36%) C++
8 9 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 9 (5.36%) VBA
9 8 (4.76%) C
9 8 (4.76%) PHP
10 7 (4.17%) PHP 5
10 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.57%) PHP 7
11 6 (3.57%) Ruby
12 5 (2.98%) ES6
12 5 (2.98%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (5.95%) Degree
1 10 (5.95%) Siebel Certification
2 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.19%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.19%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.52%) QA
2 8 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.19%) HL7
3 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.60%) MiFID
4 1 (0.60%) PSD2
4 1 (0.60%) SEPA
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (9.52%) Docker
2 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.19%) HDFS
4 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) KVM
4 1 (0.60%) NFS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.60%) SRDF
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.98%) Ansible
3 4 (2.38%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.79%) Puppet
4 3 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.19%) Control-M
5 2 (1.19%) Terraform
6 1 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.60%) Oozie
6 1 (0.60%) Packer
6 1 (0.60%) Salt
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 37 (22.02%) Oracle
2 29 (17.26%) IBM
3 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
4 16 (9.52%) SAP
5 10 (5.95%) Siebel
6 7 (4.17%) Tableau
7 6 (3.57%) Google
7 6 (3.57%) HP
8 5 (2.98%) Sybase
9 4 (2.38%) Adobe
9 4 (2.38%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.38%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.38%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.38%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.79%) FactSet
10 3 (1.79%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.79%) Informatica
10 3 (1.79%) VMware
11 2 (1.19%) InterSystems
11 2 (1.19%) ION Trading