Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 69 57
Rank change year-on-year -30 -12 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 169 201 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.44% 3.26% 3.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.35% 8.89% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 135 173
City of London median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £645 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 2,662 2,262 2,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.42% 36.73% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,183 1,862 1,812
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
Central London median daily rate £505 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.86 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -42.94% +79.82%
10th Percentile £21.08 £23.98 £17.09
90th Percentile £58.23 £33.73 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.86 £43.57
% change year-on-year -11.50% -42.94% +59.19%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018, 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 88 (52.07%) Java
2 73 (43.20%) SQL
3 68 (40.24%) Web Services
4 66 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (37.28%) SOAP
6 57 (33.73%) .NET
6 57 (33.73%) Finance
7 55 (32.54%) C#
8 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
8 54 (31.95%) SQL Server
9 53 (31.36%) JSON
9 53 (31.36%) REST
10 38 (22.49%) HTML
11 35 (20.71%) Banking
12 33 (19.53%) Oracle
12 33 (19.53%) Microsoft
12 33 (19.53%) SDLC
13 31 (18.34%) CSS
13 31 (18.34%) TDD
14 30 (17.75%) XPath
15 29 (17.16%) HTTP
15 29 (17.16%) Relational Database
16 27 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (15.98%) SOA
17 26 (15.38%) Linux
18 25 (14.79%) IBM
18 25 (14.79%) Node.js
19 24 (14.20%) Unit Testing
19 24 (14.20%) Scrum
19 24 (14.20%) AngularJS

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 20 (11.83%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.73%) Confluence
2 8 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.14%) Apache
3 7 (4.14%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.37%) JBoss
5 4 (2.37%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.78%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.78%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.18%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.18%) IIS
7 2 (1.18%) SAS
7 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.59%) CMS
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Kondor
2 2 (1.18%) Actimize
2 2 (1.18%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.59%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.18%) npm
4 2 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) AdWords
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.59%) Force.com
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.59%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.16%) HTTP
2 12 (7.10%) FTP
3 4 (2.37%) SMS
4 3 (1.78%) AMQP
4 3 (1.78%) DNS
4 3 (1.78%) Internet
4 3 (1.78%) SNMP
4 3 (1.78%) X.509
5 2 (1.18%) LAN
5 2 (1.18%) Multicast
5 2 (1.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.59%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.59%) GLBP
6 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.59%) IGRP
6 1 (0.59%) Intranet
6 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.59%) SAN
6 1 (0.59%) SSL
6 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (31.95%) SQL Server
2 29 (17.16%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (10.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (6.51%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.51%) Siebel EIM
6 10 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (5.33%) Big Data
7 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
8 8 (4.73%) InterSystems Cache
9 7 (4.14%) HBase
9 7 (4.14%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.55%) MySQL
10 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (2.96%) Power BI
12 4 (2.37%) Apache Hive
12 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
12 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.69%) JIRA
2 13 (7.69%) Selenium
3 11 (6.51%) Maven
4 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.33%) JUnit
5 7 (4.14%) Gradle
6 6 (3.55%) JMeter
6 6 (3.55%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.55%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.55%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.96%) Subversion
8 4 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.37%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.78%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (1.78%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.78%) Mockito
9 3 (1.78%) XMLSpy
10 2 (1.18%) gulp
General
1 57 (33.73%) Finance
2 35 (20.71%) Banking
3 19 (11.24%) Law
4 18 (10.65%) Legal
5 13 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 13 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 13 (7.69%) Marketing
6 11 (6.51%) Front Office
7 10 (5.92%) Back Office
8 3 (1.78%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.59%) Advertising
10 1 (0.59%) Electronics
10 1 (0.59%) German Language
10 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (60.36%) Developer
2 24 (14.20%) .NET Developer
3 17 (10.06%) C# Developer
3 17 (10.06%) Full Stack Developer
4 16 (9.47%) Analyst
4 16 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (9.47%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (8.28%) Java Developer
6 13 (7.69%) Integration Specialist
7 12 (7.10%) Architect
7 12 (7.10%) SSIS Developer
8 11 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.51%) Siebel Developer
8 11 (6.51%) SQL Developer
9 10 (5.92%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 10 (5.92%) VB.NET Developer
9 10 (5.92%) XML Developer
10 9 (5.33%) Agile Developer
11 8 (4.73%) SSAS Developer
11 8 (4.73%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (40.24%) Web Services
2 63 (37.28%) SOAP
3 57 (33.73%) .NET
4 53 (31.36%) JSON
4 53 (31.36%) REST
5 38 (22.49%) HTML
6 31 (18.34%) CSS
7 25 (14.79%) Node.js
8 24 (14.20%) AngularJS
9 18 (10.65%) HTML5
9 18 (10.65%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (10.65%) Spring
10 15 (8.88%) WebSphere MQ
10 15 (8.88%) XSD
10 15 (8.88%) XSLT
11 14 (8.28%) JMS
12 13 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
13 12 (7.10%) RESTful
14 11 (6.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.10%) Hedge funds
3 10 (5.92%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.96%) Derivative
6 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.37%) Equities
7 4 (2.37%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (2.37%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.37%) User Experience
8 3 (1.78%) Fintech
8 3 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.38%) Linux
2 20 (11.83%) Windows
3 18 (10.65%) Unix
4 8 (4.73%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.96%) Solaris
6 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Android
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.53%) SDLC
3 31 (18.34%) TDD
4 27 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (15.98%) SOA
5 24 (14.20%) Scrum
5 24 (14.20%) Unit Testing
6 19 (11.24%) ETL
7 18 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (10.65%) Data Modelling
8 17 (10.06%) API Development
8 17 (10.06%) Software Testing
8 17 (10.06%) Workflow
9 16 (9.47%) Web Development
10 15 (8.88%) EAI
10 15 (8.88%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (8.28%) Front End Development
11 14 (8.28%) Systems Analysis
12 12 (7.10%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 88 (52.07%) Java
2 73 (43.20%) SQL
3 55 (32.54%) C#
4 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
5 30 (17.75%) XPath
6 15 (8.88%) Python
7 12 (7.10%) VB.NET
8 11 (6.51%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 9 (5.33%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.33%) C++
9 9 (5.33%) MUMPS
10 7 (4.14%) Groovy
10 7 (4.14%) Scala
10 7 (4.14%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.55%) ES6
11 6 (3.55%) Java 8
11 6 (3.55%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.37%) C
13 4 (2.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (7.10%) Degree
2 11 (6.51%) Siebel Certification
3 10 (5.92%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.55%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) HP ASE
7 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.18%) MCP
7 2 (1.18%) MCPD
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.18%) OCPJP
7 2 (1.18%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCNP
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) ISEB
8 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.88%) QA
2 8 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.96%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.18%) EMIR
4 2 (1.18%) HL7
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 20022
4 2 (1.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.59%) GDPR
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.59%) PSD2
System Software
1 14 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.14%) Docker
3 4 (2.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) KVM
4 1 (0.59%) NFS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.59%) SRDF
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) HP ALM
1 4 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.78%) OpenView
2 3 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.78%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 3 (1.78%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.18%) Control-M
4 1 (0.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.59%) Oozie
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.59%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) SCCM
4 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 33 (19.53%) Microsoft
1 33 (19.53%) Oracle
2 25 (14.79%) IBM
3 11 (6.51%) Siebel
4 10 (5.92%) Apigee
5 9 (5.33%) HP
6 8 (4.73%) Sybase
7 5 (2.96%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.37%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.37%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.37%) Hortonworks
8 4 (2.37%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.78%) Adobe
9 3 (1.78%) Hitachi
9 3 (1.78%) Reuters
9 3 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.78%) SAP
9 3 (1.78%) Tableau
9 3 (1.78%) Veritas
9 3 (1.78%) VMware