Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 111 110
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 44 27 143
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 1.14% 2.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.79% 3.40% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 104
10th Percentile £461 £408 £366
25th Percentile £483 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.28% -1.43% +13.51%
75th Percentile £631 £588 £625
90th Percentile £690 £666 £668
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 - £21.50

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 1,161 794 2,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.88% 33.64% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 615 1,960
10th Percentile £410 £375 £413
25th Percentile £463 £450 £464
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
10th Percentile £15.88 £29.05 £20.15
25th Percentile £20.00 £34.75 £24.81
Median hourly rate £30.25 £39.00 £38.37
Median % change year-on-year -22.44% +1.64% +74.42%
75th Percentile £37.75 £52.63 £48.56
90th Percentile £47.43 £59.00 £56.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year -10.26% -6.58% +89.75%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 3 £600 -
XML
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (56.82%) SQL
2 20 (45.45%) JSON
3 16 (36.36%) Finance
4 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) Java
5 11 (25.00%) HTML
5 11 (25.00%) Oracle
6 10 (22.73%) Web Services
6 10 (22.73%) Azure
7 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
8 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 8 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (18.18%) Spring
9 7 (15.91%) Banking
9 7 (15.91%) SOAP
9 7 (15.91%) AWS
10 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.64%) Data Mapping
10 6 (13.64%) Data Analysis
10 6 (13.64%) REST
10 6 (13.64%) Python
10 6 (13.64%) ETL
10 6 (13.64%) DevOps
10 6 (13.64%) Social Skills
11 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.36%) React
11 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
11 5 (11.36%) HTTP
11 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (11.36%) CSS

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 3 (6.82%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (6.82%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.55%) JBoss
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) Appian
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle FAH
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.73%) Azure
2 7 (15.91%) AWS
3 4 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (6.82%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (6.82%) GitHub
5 2 (4.55%) npm
5 2 (4.55%) Snowflake
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Storage
6 1 (2.27%) Boomi
6 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) Power Automate
6 1 (2.27%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.27%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.82%) Big Data
4 3 (6.82%) Data Lake
4 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) Parquet
4 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.55%) Tableau
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.27%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (2.27%) QlikView
6 1 (2.27%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) JUnit
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.82%) Maven
3 3 (6.82%) Mockito
4 2 (4.55%) Android Studio
4 2 (4.55%) Ant
4 2 (4.55%) Calabash
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.55%) GitLab
4 2 (4.55%) Gradle
4 2 (4.55%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.27%) Mocha
5 1 (2.27%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.27%) Xcode
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Social Skills
4 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.82%) General Ledger
5 3 (6.82%) Public Sector
6 2 (4.55%) Front Office
6 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Back Office
7 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Data Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) XML Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) ETL Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Python Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Android Developer
6 2 (4.55%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) JSON
2 11 (25.00%) HTML
3 10 (22.73%) Web Services
4 8 (18.18%) Spring
5 7 (15.91%) SOAP
6 6 (13.64%) REST
7 5 (11.36%) CSS
7 5 (11.36%) React
8 4 (9.09%) jQuery
8 4 (9.09%) Kafka
8 4 (9.09%) Node.js
8 4 (9.09%) Spring Boot
9 3 (6.82%) .NET
9 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.82%) PostGIS
9 3 (6.82%) RESTful
10 2 (4.55%) Ajax
10 2 (4.55%) FpML
10 2 (4.55%) Java EE
10 2 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
1 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
1 3 (6.82%) Fixed Income
1 3 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (6.82%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) Derivative
2 2 (4.55%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.55%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.27%) Animation
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (2.27%) iPhone
3 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Android
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.64%) Data Analysis
2 6 (13.64%) Data Mapping
2 6 (13.64%) DevOps
2 6 (13.64%) ETL
3 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.36%) Change Management
3 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) TDD
4 4 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (9.09%) Data Governance
4 4 (9.09%) Microservices
4 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.09%) SOA
4 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 4 (9.09%) Workflow
5 3 (6.82%) Machine Learning
5 3 (6.82%) Master Data Management
5 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.64%) Python
5 5 (11.36%) C#
6 3 (6.82%) C++
7 2 (4.55%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.55%) Java 8
7 2 (4.55%) Kotlin
7 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.55%) VBA
8 1 (2.27%) ABAP
8 1 (2.27%) Ada
8 1 (2.27%) BeanShell
8 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.27%) ES6
8 1 (2.27%) JSX
8 1 (2.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ACCA
1 3 (6.82%) CIMA
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) GAAP
1 3 (6.82%) IFRS
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 20022
3 1 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Murex
3 2 (4.55%) CA
3 2 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (4.55%) Workday
4 1 (2.27%) Alteryx
4 1 (2.27%) Calypso
4 1 (2.27%) Dell
4 1 (2.27%) FIS
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) SunGard