Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 98 72
Rank change year-on-year -14 -26 -11
Contract jobs citing XML 136 173 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.11% 2.50% 3.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.58% 6.53% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 129 134
City of London median daily rate £525 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% - +2.78%
10th Percentile £394 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £646
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 2,437 2,649 2,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.84% 38.31% 36.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,959 2,184 1,849
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £365 £331
90th Percentile £675 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £475
% change year-on-year +3.96% +6.32% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 5
City of London median hourly rate £49.13 £21.75 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.89% -12.51% -42.94%
10th Percentile £30.45 £21.08 £23.98
90th Percentile £77.75 £58.23 £33.73
Central London median hourly rate £49.13 £22.00 £24.86
% change year-on-year +123.32% -11.50% -42.94%

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019, 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 60 (44.12%) SQL
2 57 (41.91%) Java
3 56 (41.18%) JSON
4 53 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (38.24%) HTML
6 45 (33.09%) JavaScript
7 43 (31.62%) Web Services
8 41 (30.15%) Banking
8 41 (30.15%) Finance
8 41 (30.15%) REST
9 38 (27.94%) CSS
10 36 (26.47%) OO
11 33 (24.26%) SQL Server
12 32 (23.53%) Spring
13 31 (22.79%) Relational Database
14 29 (21.32%) C#
15 25 (18.38%) SOAP
16 24 (17.65%) .NET
17 21 (15.44%) SDLC
18 20 (14.71%) Linux
18 20 (14.71%) Middleware
19 19 (13.97%) HTML5
19 19 (13.97%) jQuery
20 18 (13.24%) Oracle
21 17 (12.50%) HTTP
21 17 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
22 16 (11.76%) Unix
22 16 (11.76%) Subversion
22 16 (11.76%) JIRA
22 16 (11.76%) Investment Banking

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 11 (8.09%) JBoss
2 10 (7.35%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.62%) Confluence
4 8 (5.88%) Apache
5 7 (5.15%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.68%) CMS
7 5 (3.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.94%) GlassFish
8 4 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.47%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.74%) Drupal
10 1 (0.74%) IIS
10 1 (0.74%) Kentico
10 1 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.09%) SAP ERP
1 11 (8.09%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (3.68%) Actimize
3 4 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (2.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.74%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.74%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.15%) GitHub
3 7 (5.15%) Power Platform
4 6 (4.41%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.68%) Office 365
6 3 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.21%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.74%) G Suite
8 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.74%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.50%) HTTP
2 12 (8.82%) Internet
3 5 (3.68%) FTP
4 4 (2.94%) AMQP
4 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.21%) DNS
5 3 (2.21%) X.509
6 2 (1.47%) Firewall
6 2 (1.47%) SSL
7 1 (0.74%) LAN
7 1 (0.74%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.26%) SQL Server
2 31 (22.79%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.03%) NoSQL
4 13 (9.56%) RDBMS
5 11 (8.09%) MongoDB
6 9 (6.62%) MySQL
7 7 (5.15%) Power BI
8 6 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.94%) Big Data
10 4 (2.94%) Blockchain
10 4 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.21%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (2.21%) Bigtable
11 3 (2.21%) Data Lake
11 3 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) JIRA
1 16 (11.76%) Subversion
2 14 (10.29%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.09%) Maven
4 8 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.41%) JUnit
6 5 (3.68%) Ant
6 5 (3.68%) Hudson
6 5 (3.68%) Selenium
6 5 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.94%) FishEye
7 4 (2.94%) jMock
7 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.21%) Android Studio
8 3 (2.21%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.47%) Gradle
9 2 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (30.15%) Banking
1 41 (30.15%) Finance
2 16 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 7 (5.15%) Front Office
3 7 (5.15%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Back Office
4 4 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (54.41%) Developer
2 20 (14.71%) Architect
3 19 (13.97%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.50%) Analyst
5 12 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (8.09%) Hybris Architect
6 11 (8.09%) SAP Architect
7 9 (6.62%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.62%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.62%) Consultant
7 9 (6.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Angular Developer
9 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Implementation Analyst
10 4 (2.94%) Implementation Consultant
10 4 (2.94%) Integration Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 4 (2.94%) WebSphere Specialist
10 4 (2.94%) XML Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (41.18%) JSON
2 52 (38.24%) HTML
3 43 (31.62%) Web Services
4 41 (30.15%) REST
5 38 (27.94%) CSS
6 32 (23.53%) Spring
7 25 (18.38%) SOAP
8 24 (17.65%) .NET
9 20 (14.71%) Middleware
10 19 (13.97%) HTML5
10 19 (13.97%) jQuery
11 15 (11.03%) J2EE
12 13 (9.56%) Ajax
13 12 (8.82%) .NET Framework
13 12 (8.82%) AngularJS
13 12 (8.82%) Java EE
13 12 (8.82%) WCF
14 11 (8.09%) Hibernate
14 11 (8.09%) JMS
14 11 (8.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 6 (4.41%) User Experience
4 4 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.94%) W3C
5 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.47%) CMDB
6 2 (1.47%) Derivative
6 2 (1.47%) Equities
6 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.47%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.71%) Linux
2 16 (11.76%) Unix
3 13 (9.56%) Windows
4 3 (2.21%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.47%) OO
3 21 (15.44%) SDLC
4 17 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (11.03%) MVC
5 15 (11.03%) TDD
5 15 (11.03%) Test Automation
6 13 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (9.56%) Microservices
6 13 (9.56%) OOP
6 13 (9.56%) Scrum
6 13 (9.56%) SOA
7 12 (8.82%) BDD
7 12 (8.82%) ETL
7 12 (8.82%) Multithreading
7 12 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (8.09%) Configuration Management
8 11 (8.09%) Data Modelling
8 11 (8.09%) ERP
8 11 (8.09%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.12%) SQL
2 57 (41.91%) Java
3 45 (33.09%) JavaScript
4 29 (21.32%) C#
5 11 (8.09%) XPath
6 10 (7.35%) Python
7 6 (4.41%) Java 8
7 6 (4.41%) PHP
7 6 (4.41%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.94%) Kotlin
8 4 (2.94%) Perl
8 4 (2.94%) R
9 3 (2.21%) Scala
9 3 (2.21%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.47%) Groovy
10 2 (1.47%) Ruby
10 2 (1.47%) VBA
11 1 (0.74%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) Degree
2 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) QA
2 4 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.94%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (5.88%) Docker
2 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Ansible
1 2 (1.47%) Kibana
1 2 (1.47%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.47%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Grafana
2 1 (0.74%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.74%) logstash
2 1 (0.74%) Nagios
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) Opsview
2 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.74%) Terraform
2 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) Oracle
2 12 (8.82%) SAP
3 11 (8.09%) hybris
4 10 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.68%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.68%) Google
5 5 (3.68%) Sybase
6 4 (2.94%) IBM
6 4 (2.94%) Murex
7 3 (2.21%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.47%) Adobe
8 2 (1.47%) FactSet
8 2 (1.47%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.47%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.47%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.47%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.47%) Tableau
8 2 (1.47%) webMethods