Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 106 84 111
Rank change year-on-year -22 +27 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 82 48 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.04% 2.30% 1.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.49% 7.42% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 67
10th Percentile £484 £284 £325
25th Percentile £532 £461 £393
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £594 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% +15.79% -5.00%
75th Percentile £628 £625 £531
90th Percentile £725 £690 £585
Central London median daily rate £594 £550 £475
% change year-on-year +7.95% +15.79% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £61.67
Median hourly rate - - £63.33
75th Percentile - - £65.00
90th Percentile - - -
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 1,263 647 1,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.50% 30.99% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 501 1,342
10th Percentile £414 £363 £390
25th Percentile £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £688 £618 £613
90th Percentile £760 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +5.50% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £18.23 - £49.82
25th Percentile £26.06 £17.50 £51.79
Median hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £57.67
Median % change year-on-year +98.75% -65.32% +249.48%
75th Percentile £54.06 £22.50 £62.62
90th Percentile £62.28 - £64.05
Central London median hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +98.75% -66.67% +263.64%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022, 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 45 (54.88%) SQL
2 39 (47.56%) JSON
3 31 (37.80%) Java
4 21 (25.61%) Finance
5 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (21.95%) Banking
6 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 18 (21.95%) C#
7 16 (19.51%) HTML
7 16 (19.51%) Front Office
7 16 (19.51%) JIRA
7 16 (19.51%) QA
8 15 (18.29%) REST
8 15 (18.29%) ETL
9 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
9 13 (15.85%) CSS
9 13 (15.85%) JMeter
9 13 (15.85%) Git (software)
9 13 (15.85%) Cucumber
9 13 (15.85%) NoSQL
9 13 (15.85%) API Testing
10 12 (14.63%) SDLC
10 12 (14.63%) DevOps
10 12 (14.63%) CI/CD
10 12 (14.63%) Azure
10 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
11 11 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (13.41%) Relational Database
12 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.20%) Social Skills

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 7 (8.54%) Apache Spark
2 6 (7.32%) IIS
3 4 (4.88%) Apache
4 3 (3.66%) Appian
4 3 (3.66%) JBoss
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (1.22%) Confluence
6 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Orchestrade
1 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Azure
2 9 (10.98%) AWS
3 6 (7.32%) Amazon S3
3 6 (7.32%) GitHub
3 6 (7.32%) Snowflake
4 3 (3.66%) Force.com
5 2 (2.44%) GCP
6 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.22%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.22%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.22%) SNMP
3 1 (1.22%) SSH
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) NoSQL
2 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 11 (13.41%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.54%) Big Data
4 7 (8.54%) RDBMS
5 6 (7.32%) Data Vault
5 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.32%) Parquet
5 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.32%) Tableau
6 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.66%) MySQL
7 2 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.44%) Metadata
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.22%) Power BI
8 1 (1.22%) Power Query
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) JIRA
2 13 (15.85%) Cucumber
2 13 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (15.85%) JMeter
2 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
3 10 (12.20%) Selenium
4 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (4.88%) Gatling
6 4 (4.88%) REST Assured
7 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (2.44%) AppScan
8 2 (2.44%) Burp Suite
8 2 (2.44%) Toad
9 1 (1.22%) CMake
9 1 (1.22%) gulp
9 1 (1.22%) Maven
9 1 (1.22%) Subversion
9 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 21 (25.61%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Banking
3 16 (19.51%) Front Office
4 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (12.20%) Social Skills
5 8 (9.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.44%) Advertising
6 2 (2.44%) Automotive
6 2 (2.44%) International Banking
6 2 (2.44%) Legal
6 2 (2.44%) Marketing
7 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.22%) Law
7 1 (1.22%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.22%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (53.66%) Developer
2 11 (13.41%) Analyst
3 7 (8.54%) Angular Developer
3 7 (8.54%) SQL Developer
3 7 (8.54%) Tester
4 6 (7.32%) Java Developer
4 6 (7.32%) Talend Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Architect
6 4 (4.88%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Java Pricing Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Pricing Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Software Tester
7 3 (3.66%) Appian Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Regulatory Business Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (47.56%) JSON
2 16 (19.51%) HTML
3 15 (18.29%) REST
4 13 (15.85%) CSS
5 10 (12.20%) Kafka
5 10 (12.20%) Spring
6 8 (9.76%) .NET
6 8 (9.76%) Sass
7 7 (8.54%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.54%) Apache Avro
8 6 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (7.32%) Spring Boot
8 6 (7.32%) XML Messaging
9 5 (6.10%) J2EE
10 4 (4.88%) Node.js
10 4 (4.88%) SOAP
10 4 (4.88%) Web Services
11 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.66%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.66%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.88%) Fixed Income
2 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Equities
3 3 (3.66%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.44%) APACS
4 2 (2.44%) Derivative
4 2 (2.44%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) ASIC
5 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.22%) Legacy Code
5 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Unix
4 1 (1.22%) VMS
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.29%) ETL
3 13 (15.85%) API Testing
4 12 (14.63%) CI/CD
4 12 (14.63%) DevOps
4 12 (14.63%) SDLC
5 11 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (12.20%) BDD
6 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
6 10 (12.20%) Migration
7 9 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (10.98%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.98%) Workflow
8 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.76%) Fintech
9 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
9 7 (8.54%) Data Architecture
9 7 (8.54%) Data Integration
9 7 (8.54%) Electronic Trading
9 7 (8.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (54.88%) SQL
2 31 (37.80%) Java
3 18 (21.95%) C#
3 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.20%) Python
5 8 (9.76%) VBA
6 7 (8.54%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.88%) C++
8 3 (3.66%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.44%) C
9 2 (2.44%) Formula Language
9 2 (2.44%) PHP
9 2 (2.44%) SOQL
9 2 (2.44%) SOSL
10 1 (1.22%) Perl
10 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) CEH
4 2 (2.44%) CISSP
4 2 (2.44%) CSSLP
4 2 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) GIAC
5 1 (1.22%) ACCA
5 1 (1.22%) CIMA
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) QA
2 7 (8.54%) Data Quality
3 6 (7.32%) EMIR
3 6 (7.32%) MiFID
4 3 (3.66%) GDPR
5 2 (2.44%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (2.44%) IFRS
5 2 (2.44%) SLA
6 1 (1.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (1.22%) GAAP
6 1 (1.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (10.98%) Docker
2 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.44%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.44%) Nessus
2 2 (2.44%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.22%) Grafana
3 1 (1.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
1 8 (9.76%) Oracle
2 6 (7.32%) Alteryx
2 6 (7.32%) Cloudera
2 6 (7.32%) Talend
3 4 (4.88%) Murex
4 3 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.44%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.44%) Checkmarx
5 2 (2.44%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.44%) HP
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) Qualys
6 1 (1.22%) Actuate
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco
6 1 (1.22%) Refinitiv
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) Sparx
6 1 (1.22%) Splunk
6 1 (1.22%) Sybase