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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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 122 114 104
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10 +13
Contract jobs citing XML 77 54 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.76% 1.69% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.76% 5.00% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 38 27
10th Percentile £423 £413 £402
25th Percentile £488 £473 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.50% +15.79% -9.52%
75th Percentile £625 £608 £529
90th Percentile £683 £669 £613
Central London median daily rate £567 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +3.14% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 1,336 1,081 922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 30.56% 33.81% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 821 713
10th Percentile £425 £395 £375
25th Percentile £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £713 £644 £625
90th Percentile £800 £717 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £574 £525
% change year-on-year +4.58% +9.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
10th Percentile £42.25 £15.75 £28.13
25th Percentile £43.75 £16.88 £33.75
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.50 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +86.27% -39.29% +9.45%
75th Percentile £62.88 £36.38 £55.06
90th Percentile £71.35 £37.75 £59.38
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 £30.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +57.02% -27.98% +0.61%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 37 (48.05%) SQL
2 29 (37.66%) Java
3 27 (35.06%) JSON
4 26 (33.77%) Agile
4 26 (33.77%) REST
5 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
5 25 (32.47%) Finance
6 23 (29.87%) Banking
7 22 (28.57%) HTML
8 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 20 (25.97%) CI/CD
10 19 (24.68%) Oracle
11 17 (22.08%) CSS
12 16 (20.78%) Web Services
12 16 (20.78%) Python
13 13 (16.88%) Windows
13 13 (16.88%) Workflow
13 13 (16.88%) RESTful
14 12 (15.58%) Linux
14 12 (15.58%) Social Skills
14 12 (15.58%) Azure
14 12 (15.58%) AWS
14 12 (15.58%) Docker
15 11 (14.29%) DevOps
15 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (14.29%) C#
15 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
15 11 (14.29%) Selenium
16 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (10.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.90%) Alfresco
3 3 (3.90%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.90%) IIS
3 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.60%) JBoss
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.30%) Confluence
5 1 (1.30%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.60%) Fidessa
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Shopify
3 1 (1.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) AWS
1 12 (15.58%) Azure
2 4 (5.19%) Azure DevOps
2 4 (5.19%) SaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.90%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.60%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.30%) Boomi
5 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.30%) Force.com
5 1 (1.30%) IaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) SSL
2 4 (5.19%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) FTP
3 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) S/MIME
3 1 (1.30%) SAN
3 1 (1.30%) SMTP
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (7.79%) MySQL
5 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.90%) Power BI
7 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.60%) DB2
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.30%) MS Access
9 1 (1.30%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Selenium
2 10 (12.99%) JMeter
3 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.09%) JIRA
6 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.79%) Maven
6 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.49%) Eclipse
7 5 (6.49%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.19%) NeoLoad
9 3 (3.90%) Gradle
9 3 (3.90%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.90%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.60%) Postman
10 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.30%) GoCD
11 1 (1.30%) JHipster
11 1 (1.30%) Leiningen
General
1 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 23 (29.87%) Banking
3 12 (15.58%) Social Skills
4 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.79%) Back Office
5 6 (7.79%) Financial Institution
5 6 (7.79%) Legal
6 5 (6.49%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (6.49%) Front Office
7 4 (5.19%) Investment Banking
8 3 (3.90%) International Banking
9 2 (2.60%) Retail
10 1 (1.30%) Advertising
10 1 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (44.16%) Developer
2 13 (16.88%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Java Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Operations Business Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) React Developer
7 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.19%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.90%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Azure Developer
8 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Integration Developer
8 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.06%) JSON
2 26 (33.77%) REST
3 22 (28.57%) HTML
4 17 (22.08%) CSS
5 16 (20.78%) Web Services
6 13 (16.88%) RESTful
7 10 (12.99%) SOAP
7 10 (12.99%) Spring
7 10 (12.99%) XSD
8 8 (10.39%) HTML5
8 8 (10.39%) Node.js
8 8 (10.39%) XSLT
9 7 (9.09%) .NET
9 7 (9.09%) Ajax
9 7 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 6 (7.79%) CSS3
10 6 (7.79%) DOM
10 6 (7.79%) Hibernate
10 6 (7.79%) JPA
10 6 (7.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Derivative
2 7 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.79%) Hedge funds
3 6 (7.79%) SWIFT
3 6 (7.79%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) CMDB
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.90%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (2.60%) Equities
5 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) APACS
6 1 (1.30%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Agile
2 20 (25.97%) CI/CD
3 13 (16.88%) Workflow
4 11 (14.29%) DevOps
4 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.99%) Microservices
5 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (11.69%) TDD
6 9 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.39%) Scrum
8 7 (9.09%) API Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Data Matching
9 6 (7.79%) Accounts Receivable
9 6 (7.79%) AOP
9 6 (7.79%) BDD
9 6 (7.79%) Cash Management
9 6 (7.79%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.05%) SQL
2 29 (37.66%) Java
3 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.78%) Python
5 11 (14.29%) C#
6 8 (10.39%) TypeScript
7 6 (7.79%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.90%) C++
9 3 (3.90%) PHP
9 3 (3.90%) XPath
10 2 (2.60%) Perl
11 1 (1.30%) C
11 1 (1.30%) Formula Language
11 1 (1.30%) Ruby
11 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.30%) SOQL
11 1 (1.30%) SOSL
11 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.30%) CEH
2 1 (1.30%) CISSP
2 1 (1.30%) CSSLP
2 1 (1.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 6 (7.79%) GDPR
3 2 (2.60%) EMIR
3 2 (2.60%) MiFID
4 1 (1.30%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.30%) ISO 20022
4 1 (1.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (15.58%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.19%) Kibana
2 4 (5.19%) logstash
3 2 (2.60%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.30%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.30%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.30%) Nessus
4 1 (1.30%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.30%) vRealize
4 1 (1.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.30%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.09%) Actuate
3 7 (9.09%) Brio
4 6 (7.79%) F5
5 5 (6.49%) Google
6 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
6 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.90%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.90%) PagerDuty
8 2 (2.60%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.60%) IBM
8 2 (2.60%) Murex
8 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.30%) CA
9 1 (1.30%) Dell
9 1 (1.30%) HP
9 1 (1.30%) Software AG
9 1 (1.30%) Temenos
9 1 (1.30%) webMethods