Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 99 111
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 -18
Contract jobs citing XML 47 79 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.94% 1.95% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.85% 5.59% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 61 115
10th Percentile £293 £365 £394
25th Percentile £463 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +7.82%
75th Percentile £604 £529 £638
90th Percentile £638 £600 £683
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £63.33 -
Median % change year-on-year -76.31% - -
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £63.33 -
% change year-on-year -76.31% - -

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 804 1,412 2,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.25% 34.79% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 1,133 2,075
10th Percentile £392 £385 £408
25th Percentile £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £618 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
10th Percentile £15.25 £24.50 £12.88
25th Percentile £15.63 £29.69 £17.38
Median hourly rate £17.50 £50.75 £28.75
Median % change year-on-year -65.52% +76.52% +33.72%
75th Percentile £20.63 £60.31 £42.25
90th Percentile £21.75 £63.12 £56.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -65.91% +57.14% +62.79%

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 13 April 2021.

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

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 13 April 2021. 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
London Bridge - 6 £600 -
XML
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 25 (53.19%) SQL
2 23 (48.94%) Java
3 22 (46.81%) JSON
4 21 (44.68%) AWS
5 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (38.30%) Web Services
7 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (29.79%) Azure
8 13 (27.66%) Finance
9 11 (23.40%) HTML
10 10 (21.28%) Python
10 10 (21.28%) REST
10 10 (21.28%) Apache Spark
10 10 (21.28%) Data Lake
11 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (19.15%) Android
11 9 (19.15%) Use Case
11 9 (19.15%) Data Modelling
11 9 (19.15%) HTTP
11 9 (19.15%) Snowflake Schema
11 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
11 9 (19.15%) Change Management
12 8 (17.02%) TDD
12 8 (17.02%) Data Analysis
12 8 (17.02%) Spring
12 8 (17.02%) .NET
12 8 (17.02%) Oracle
12 8 (17.02%) SOA
12 8 (17.02%) Load Testing
12 8 (17.02%) Big Data

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 (21.28%) Apache Spark
2 8 (17.02%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Camunda
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) Mule
4 1 (2.13%) nginx
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Elite 3E
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 21 (44.68%) AWS
2 14 (29.79%) Azure
3 8 (17.02%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (8.51%) Power Platform
4 4 (8.51%) PowerApps
5 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
5 3 (6.38%) Azure Functions
5 3 (6.38%) Logic Apps
5 3 (6.38%) Power Automate
5 3 (6.38%) Serverless
6 2 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (4.26%) GCP
6 2 (4.26%) GitHub
6 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (2.13%) Apigee
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.13%) Boomi
7 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.13%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Extranet
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (21.28%) Data Lake
3 9 (19.15%) Snowflake Schema
3 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
4 8 (17.02%) Big Data
4 8 (17.02%) Parquet
5 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (8.51%) MySQL
6 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
7 3 (6.38%) OLTP
8 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) JUnit
2 6 (12.77%) Mockito
3 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.51%) Gradle
4 3 (6.38%) Android Studio
4 3 (6.38%) Appium
4 3 (6.38%) Subversion
4 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (6.38%) Xcode
5 2 (4.26%) ER Studio
5 2 (4.26%) ERwin
5 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) Maven
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) XMLSpy
6 1 (2.13%) Calabash
6 1 (2.13%) GitLab
6 1 (2.13%) Protractor
6 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) webpack
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) German Language
3 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.26%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Data Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Python Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Android Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Android Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Data Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) JSON
2 18 (38.30%) Web Services
3 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 10 (21.28%) REST
5 8 (17.02%) .NET
5 8 (17.02%) Kafka
5 8 (17.02%) PostGIS
5 8 (17.02%) Spring
6 7 (14.89%) RESTful
7 6 (12.77%) SOAP
8 5 (10.64%) Android SDK
8 5 (10.64%) Node.js
9 4 (8.51%) Dagger
9 4 (8.51%) RxJava
9 4 (8.51%) Spring Boot
10 3 (6.38%) XSLT
11 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.26%) Ajax
11 2 (4.26%) JMS
11 2 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Algorithms
2 8 (17.02%) Data Structures
2 8 (17.02%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.13%) Animation
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Change Management
2 9 (19.15%) Data Modelling
2 9 (19.15%) Use Case
3 8 (17.02%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (17.02%) Data Analysis
3 8 (17.02%) Forensic Analysis
3 8 (17.02%) Load Testing
3 8 (17.02%) Machine Learning
3 8 (17.02%) MapReduce
3 8 (17.02%) Microservices
3 8 (17.02%) SOA
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Optimisation
3 8 (17.02%) TDD
3 8 (17.02%) XML Parsing
4 6 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.77%) OO
5 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.51%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) SQL
2 23 (48.94%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) Python
4 7 (14.89%) Kotlin
5 6 (12.77%) C#
5 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.51%) Apple Swift
6 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.26%) Java 8
9 1 (2.13%) ABAP
9 1 (2.13%) Ada
9 1 (2.13%) C++
9 1 (2.13%) ES6
9 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.13%) VBA
9 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ACCA
4 1 (2.13%) CIMA
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) CDISC
2 1 (2.13%) GAAP
2 1 (2.13%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.38%) Terraform
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Grafana
3 1 (2.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.26%) Murex
4 2 (4.26%) Talend
4 2 (4.26%) Workday
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.13%) Nintex
5 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.13%) Sybase
5 1 (2.13%) UiPath