Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 106 94
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 79 153 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.91% 2.24% 2.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.53% 5.95% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 121 153
Median daily rate £475 £525 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £361 £381 £373
90th Percentile £579 £700 £626
Central London median daily rate £495 £525 £463
% change year-on-year -5.71% +13.51% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 1,429 2,570 2,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.58% 37.63% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,115 2,074 2,279
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.84%
10th Percentile £385 £408 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -30.42%
10th Percentile £24.50 £17.15 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £83.28 £63.65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -30.42%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.04%) Web Services
3 33 (41.77%) SQL
4 32 (40.51%) JSON
5 27 (34.18%) Finance
6 26 (32.91%) HTML
7 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
8 21 (26.58%) Java
9 20 (25.32%) SOAP
10 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
11 18 (22.78%) CSS
12 17 (21.52%) Waterfall
13 15 (18.99%) .NET
13 15 (18.99%) REST
14 14 (17.72%) Data Modelling
15 13 (16.46%) C#
15 13 (16.46%) Oracle
15 13 (16.46%) Relational Database
15 13 (16.46%) SDLC
16 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (15.19%) Degree
16 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
17 11 (13.92%) Scrum
17 11 (13.92%) ETL
17 11 (13.92%) UML
17 11 (13.92%) Data Governance
17 11 (13.92%) NoSQL
18 10 (12.66%) DevOps
18 10 (12.66%) Analytics
18 10 (12.66%) 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 10 (12.66%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.33%) Confluence
4 4 (5.06%) Jupyter
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Apache
6 2 (2.53%) Anypoint
6 2 (2.53%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.53%) Mule
6 2 (2.53%) Mule ESB
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.27%) IIS
7 1 (1.27%) JBoss
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.27%) FastStats
1 1 (1.27%) HFM
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Azure
2 6 (7.59%) GitHub
3 5 (6.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.80%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (3.80%) AWS
5 2 (2.53%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.53%) SaaS
6 1 (1.27%) Boomi
6 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) HTTP
2 3 (3.80%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) Broadband
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.27%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.46%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.92%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.86%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (8.86%) Data Mining
4 7 (8.86%) QlikView
5 4 (5.06%) Big Data
5 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.53%) Power BI
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.53%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.13%) JIRA
3 7 (8.86%) Maven
4 6 (7.59%) Ant
4 6 (7.59%) git-flow
4 6 (7.59%) Gradle
4 6 (7.59%) JMeter
4 6 (7.59%) JUnit
4 6 (7.59%) Mockito
4 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.06%) Postman
6 4 (5.06%) Selenium
7 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.27%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 27 (34.18%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Publishing
4 4 (5.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Architect
4 11 (13.92%) Data Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Data Architect
6 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Consultant
7 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Data Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Data Integration Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Integration Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Tester
9 2 (2.53%) QA Automation Tester
9 2 (2.53%) Reinsurance Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (43.04%) Web Services
2 32 (40.51%) JSON
3 26 (32.91%) HTML
4 20 (25.32%) SOAP
5 18 (22.78%) CSS
6 15 (18.99%) .NET
6 15 (18.99%) REST
7 9 (11.39%) J2EE
8 8 (10.13%) Spring
9 7 (8.86%) Middleware
9 7 (8.86%) RESTful
9 7 (8.86%) XML Schema
9 7 (8.86%) XSLT
10 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
10 6 (7.59%) HTML5
10 6 (7.59%) RxJava
11 5 (6.33%) Sass
11 5 (6.33%) XSD
12 4 (5.06%) TensorFlow
12 4 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) User Experience
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.59%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.59%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (6.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.53%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.53%) Social Media
6 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.27%) Animation
6 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.27%) Equities
6 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.27%) Life Science
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.27%) Replication
6 1 (1.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Unix
3 5 (6.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) AIX
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.52%) Waterfall
3 14 (17.72%) Data Modelling
4 13 (16.46%) SDLC
5 11 (13.92%) Data Governance
5 11 (13.92%) ETL
5 11 (13.92%) Scrum
5 11 (13.92%) UML
6 10 (12.66%) Analytics
6 10 (12.66%) DevOps
6 10 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.39%) Web Development
8 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
8 8 (10.13%) Data Analysis
8 8 (10.13%) Data Architecture
8 8 (10.13%) Front End Development
8 8 (10.13%) SOA
9 7 (8.86%) Data Enrichment
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) SQL
2 21 (26.58%) Java
3 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.46%) C#
5 7 (8.86%) PL/SQL
6 6 (7.59%) Kotlin
6 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.33%) C
8 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.80%) Scala
8 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.53%) Java 8
9 2 (2.53%) Python
9 2 (2.53%) Ruby
10 1 (1.27%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.27%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.27%) VBA
10 1 (1.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) ISEB
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) CCIE
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) CCNP
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) IFRS
2 7 (8.86%) GDPR
2 7 (8.86%) Solvency II
3 6 (7.59%) QA
4 4 (5.06%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.27%) Basel III
5 1 (1.27%) EMIR
5 1 (1.27%) GxP
5 1 (1.27%) IFRS 9
5 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle
2 10 (12.66%) Informatica
2 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.86%) Alteryx
4 4 (5.06%) Cadence
4 4 (5.06%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.80%) Adobe
5 3 (3.80%) Google
5 3 (3.80%) Perforce
5 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.53%) BMC
6 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.53%) SAP
6 2 (2.53%) Sybase
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) Novell
7 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com