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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 61 55
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6  
Contract jobs citing XML 117 118 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.53% 3.55% 3.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.34% 10.18% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 98 163
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £19.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +21.21% -11.88%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1253 1159 1729
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.76% 34.86% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 998 1394
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for XML.

1 118 (57.28%) Java
2 93 (45.15%) SQL
3 73 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (34.95%) HTML
5 70 (33.98%) Finance
6 66 (32.04%) JavaScript
7 63 (30.58%) Web Services
8 58 (28.16%) Banking
9 57 (27.67%) JSON
10 55 (26.70%) CSS
11 49 (23.79%) REST
12 48 (23.30%) SOAP
13 38 (18.45%) Spring
14 37 (17.96%) .NET
14 37 (17.96%) Oracle
15 36 (17.48%) Linux
15 36 (17.48%) jQuery
15 36 (17.48%) Unit Testing
16 35 (16.99%) TDD
16 35 (16.99%) SDLC
17 34 (16.50%) Jenkins
17 34 (16.50%) XSLT
18 33 (16.02%) C#
19 32 (15.53%) OO
20 29 (14.08%) Hibernate
20 29 (14.08%) AngularJS
20 29 (14.08%) Relational Database
21 28 (13.59%) SQL Server
21 28 (13.59%) HTML5
22 27 (13.11%) Unix

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 19 (9.22%) Tomcat
2 14 (6.80%) WebSphere
3 13 (6.31%) IIS
4 10 (4.85%) CMS
5 9 (4.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (4.37%) JBoss
5 9 (4.37%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.88%) Apache
6 8 (3.88%) Mule
7 7 (3.40%) Confluence
8 6 (2.91%) Drupal
9 5 (2.43%) nginx
9 5 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.46%) Jupyter
10 3 (1.46%) Liferay
10 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.97%) CICS
11 2 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) ION MarketView
1 3 (1.46%) Minerva
1 3 (1.46%) RMDS
1 3 (1.46%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) Actimize
3 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.49%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.94%) Akamai
4 3 (1.46%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (1.46%) GitHub
4 3 (1.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.97%) Office 365
6 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.49%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.49%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.14%) HTTP
2 11 (5.34%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.40%) FTP
4 5 (2.43%) Firewall
5 4 (1.94%) DNS
5 4 (1.94%) Internet
6 3 (1.46%) LDAP
7 2 (0.97%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.97%) Intranet
7 2 (0.97%) MPLS
7 2 (0.97%) Network Security
7 2 (0.97%) SNMP
7 2 (0.97%) SSL
7 2 (0.97%) VPLS
7 2 (0.97%) X.509
8 1 (0.49%) LAN
8 1 (0.49%) Skype
8 1 (0.49%) SSH
8 1 (0.49%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.08%) Relational Database
2 28 (13.59%) SQL Server
3 19 (9.22%) NoSQL
4 18 (8.74%) MySQL
5 10 (4.85%) MarkLogic
6 7 (3.40%) Siebel EIM
7 6 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.91%) QlikView
7 6 (2.91%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.43%) Big Data
8 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.94%) DB2
9 4 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.97%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (16.50%) Jenkins
2 21 (10.19%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.71%) JIRA
3 20 (9.71%) JUnit
4 19 (9.22%) Maven
5 16 (7.77%) Cucumber
5 16 (7.77%) Mockito
6 15 (7.28%) Subversion
7 14 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (5.83%) Selenium
9 8 (3.88%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.40%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.91%) Ant
11 6 (2.91%) EasyMock
11 6 (2.91%) Gradle
11 6 (2.91%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (2.43%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.46%) NetBeans
13 3 (1.46%) NUnit
13 3 (1.46%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (33.98%) Finance
2 58 (28.16%) Banking
3 24 (11.65%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.31%) Marketing
5 10 (4.85%) Front Office
6 9 (4.37%) Retail
7 8 (3.88%) Publishing
8 7 (3.40%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.91%) Advertising
10 4 (1.94%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.46%) Games
12 2 (0.97%) Back Office
12 2 (0.97%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.49%) Automotive
13 1 (0.49%) Billing
13 1 (0.49%) Law
13 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 131 (63.59%) Developer
2 58 (28.16%) Java Developer
3 27 (13.11%) Analyst
4 18 (8.74%) Senior Developer
5 15 (7.28%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.31%) Architect
7 11 (5.34%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (4.37%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.40%) Lead Developer
10 7 (3.40%) Siebel Developer
11 6 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.91%) Drupal Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Integration Specialist
12 5 (2.43%) Java Architect
12 5 (2.43%) Lead Java Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (34.95%) HTML
2 63 (30.58%) Web Services
3 57 (27.67%) JSON
4 55 (26.70%) CSS
5 49 (23.79%) REST
6 48 (23.30%) SOAP
7 38 (18.45%) Spring
8 37 (17.96%) .NET
9 36 (17.48%) jQuery
10 34 (16.50%) XSLT
11 29 (14.08%) AngularJS
11 29 (14.08%) Hibernate
12 28 (13.59%) HTML5
13 22 (10.68%) J2EE
14 20 (9.71%) JMS
15 19 (9.22%) Java EE
16 18 (8.74%) JSP
17 16 (7.77%) Node.js
17 16 (7.77%) XSD
18 15 (7.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.74%) Fixed Income
3 15 (7.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (5.34%) Data Structures
5 10 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.88%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.88%) Fintech
6 8 (3.88%) Hedge funds
6 8 (3.88%) User Experience
7 6 (2.91%) Derivative
8 5 (2.43%) Equities
8 5 (2.43%) SWIFT
8 5 (2.43%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.46%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.97%) VSAM
11 2 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.48%) Linux
2 27 (13.11%) Unix
3 20 (9.71%) Windows
4 7 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.43%) Android
5 5 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.46%) CentOS
6 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (17.48%) Unit Testing
3 35 (16.99%) SDLC
3 35 (16.99%) TDD
4 32 (15.53%) OO
5 23 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (11.17%) Multithreading
5 23 (11.17%) MVC
6 21 (10.19%) DevOps
7 20 (9.71%) Scrum
8 18 (8.74%) SOA
9 16 (7.77%) BDD
9 16 (7.77%) Test Automation
9 16 (7.77%) UML
10 14 (6.80%) Data Modelling
10 14 (6.80%) OOP
10 14 (6.80%) Open Source
10 14 (6.80%) Workflow
11 13 (6.31%) Waterfall
11 13 (6.31%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 118 (57.28%) Java
2 93 (45.15%) SQL
3 66 (32.04%) JavaScript
4 33 (16.02%) C#
5 22 (10.68%) Python
6 17 (8.25%) PL/SQL
7 15 (7.28%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.83%) PHP
9 11 (5.34%) Bash Shell
9 11 (5.34%) Perl
9 11 (5.34%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.85%) C++
11 9 (4.37%) XPath
12 8 (3.88%) Ruby
12 8 (3.88%) T-SQL
13 7 (3.40%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
14 4 (1.94%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.94%) C
15 3 (1.46%) Scala
15 3 (1.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (3.40%) Degree
1 7 (3.40%) Siebel Certification
2 6 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.46%) PMP
5 2 (0.97%) MCP
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.17%) QA
2 8 (3.88%) MiFID
3 5 (2.43%) EMIR
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (2.43%) Docker
2 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (2.91%) Ansible
1 6 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.46%) MOM
2 3 (1.46%) Puppet
3 2 (0.97%) Nagios
3 2 (0.97%) Opsview
3 2 (0.97%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.49%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.49%) Control-M
4 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.49%) Marathon
4 1 (0.49%) Mesos
4 1 (0.49%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 37 (17.96%) Oracle
2 15 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.83%) IBM
4 7 (3.40%) Siebel
5 6 (2.91%) Adobe
5 6 (2.91%) Splunk
6 5 (2.43%) Perforce
6 5 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.43%) Tableau
7 3 (1.46%) Calypso
7 3 (1.46%) Informatica
7 3 (1.46%) ION Trading
7 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.46%) Redback
7 3 (1.46%) SimCorp
7 3 (1.46%) Solace
7 3 (1.46%) Sybase
7 3 (1.46%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.97%) WorldPay
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