Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 76 64
Rank change year-on-year -27 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 168 236 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.36% 3.28% 3.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.93% 8.69% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 189 176
City of London median daily rate £500 £483 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +8.43% +1.71%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £479 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +12.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £100.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £100.50 - -

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 2,835 2,717 2,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.82% 37.79% 35.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,358 2,291 1,982
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £406 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.79 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -26.32% -9.68%
10th Percentile £14.90 £19.33 £19.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £41.25 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.58% -38.57% -9.68%

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 14 December 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

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 14 December 2018. 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
Moorgate -17 1 £475 -
London Bridge - 1 £425 -
XML
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 75 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (42.86%) JSON
3 70 (41.67%) HTML
4 69 (41.07%) Java
4 69 (41.07%) JavaScript
5 58 (34.52%) SQL
5 58 (34.52%) Finance
6 52 (30.95%) SQL Server
7 46 (27.38%) CSS
8 38 (22.62%) Banking
9 37 (22.02%) TDD
10 35 (20.83%) REST
11 34 (20.24%) Oracle
12 32 (19.05%) HTML5
12 32 (19.05%) Git (software)
13 30 (17.86%) Unix
14 28 (16.67%) C#
15 27 (16.07%) Scrum
16 25 (14.88%) Linux
17 23 (13.69%) NoSQL
17 23 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (13.10%) Test Automation
18 22 (13.10%) Software Engineering
19 21 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (12.50%) Front End Development
20 20 (11.90%) Front Office
20 20 (11.90%) .NET
21 19 (11.31%) OO
21 19 (11.31%) SOAP
21 19 (11.31%) IBM

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 12 (7.14%) SAS
2 6 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.38%) Apache
4 4 (2.38%) JBoss
4 4 (2.38%) nginx
5 3 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.79%) CMS
5 3 (1.79%) Confluence
5 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.19%) Drupal
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.79%) InDesign
3 3 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.19%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Actimize
2 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.60%) Kondor
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) MetaTrader
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.57%) GitHub
4 5 (2.98%) npm
5 4 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.79%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.19%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.19%) Google Play
7 2 (1.19%) SaaS
7 2 (1.19%) Serverless
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.60%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.57%) AMQP
1 6 (3.57%) Internet
2 4 (2.38%) HTTP
2 4 (2.38%) Intranet
2 4 (2.38%) MQTT
3 3 (1.79%) Firewall
4 2 (1.19%) DNS
4 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.60%) BGP
5 1 (0.60%) FTP
5 1 (0.60%) Junos
5 1 (0.60%) MPLS
5 1 (0.60%) MRTG
5 1 (0.60%) NAS
5 1 (0.60%) OSPF
5 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.60%) SAN
5 1 (0.60%) SNMP
5 1 (0.60%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.69%) NoSQL
3 19 (11.31%) MongoDB
4 18 (10.71%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (6.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.95%) RDBMS
7 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (4.17%) Power BI
9 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (2.98%) MS Access
10 5 (2.98%) MySQL
10 5 (2.98%) Redis
11 4 (2.38%) Cloud Spanner
11 4 (2.38%) DB2
11 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.79%) Biml
12 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 32 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.31%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.93%) Selenium
3 15 (8.93%) Subversion
4 13 (7.74%) JIRA
5 12 (7.14%) Maven
6 9 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.17%) Gradle
8 6 (3.57%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.98%) Grunt
9 5 (2.98%) gulp
9 5 (2.98%) JMeter
9 5 (2.98%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.38%) Babel
10 4 (2.38%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.38%) NeoLoad
10 4 (2.38%) webpack
10 4 (2.38%) Xcode
General
1 58 (34.52%) Finance
2 38 (22.62%) Banking
3 20 (11.90%) Front Office
4 15 (8.93%) Back Office
5 14 (8.33%) Financial Institution
6 11 (6.55%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.98%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.79%) Automotive
8 3 (1.79%) Marketing
8 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.19%) Games
9 2 (1.19%) Publishing
9 2 (1.19%) Retail
10 1 (0.60%) Billing
10 1 (0.60%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 115 (68.45%) Developer
2 33 (19.64%) Java Developer
3 16 (9.52%) Consultant
4 15 (8.93%) Analyst
5 10 (5.95%) Business Analyst
5 10 (5.95%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (5.95%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.76%) Android Developer
8 7 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (4.17%) Implementation Consultant
8 7 (4.17%) UI Developer
8 7 (4.17%) VBA Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Fraud Analyst
9 6 (3.57%) Implementation Analyst
9 6 (3.57%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (42.86%) JSON
2 70 (41.67%) HTML
3 46 (27.38%) CSS
4 35 (20.83%) REST
5 32 (19.05%) HTML5
6 20 (11.90%) .NET
7 19 (11.31%) SOAP
8 18 (10.71%) Middleware
9 17 (10.12%) jQuery
9 17 (10.12%) Web Services
9 17 (10.12%) XSLT
10 14 (8.33%) Node.js
10 14 (8.33%) Spring
11 13 (7.74%) AngularJS
11 13 (7.74%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (6.55%) CSS3
12 11 (6.55%) Sass
13 10 (5.95%) JMS
13 10 (5.95%) RESTful
13 10 (5.95%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.71%) Fixed Income
2 10 (5.95%) Data Structures
3 9 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.17%) Equities
5 6 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.98%) Derivative
6 5 (2.98%) Fintech
6 5 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.98%) User Experience
7 4 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.38%) W3C
8 3 (1.79%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.79%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.79%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.19%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.86%) Unix
2 25 (14.88%) Linux
3 9 (5.36%) Android
3 9 (5.36%) Windows
4 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.19%) AIX
5 2 (1.19%) Solaris
6 1 (0.60%) CentOS
6 1 (0.60%) Debian
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.02%) TDD
3 27 (16.07%) Scrum
4 23 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (13.10%) Software Engineering
5 22 (13.10%) Test Automation
6 21 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 19 (11.31%) OO
8 18 (10.71%) ETL
9 16 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (8.93%) BDD
10 15 (8.93%) DevOps
10 15 (8.93%) GAP Analysis
10 15 (8.93%) SDLC
11 14 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
11 14 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (8.33%) Web Development
12 12 (7.14%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 12 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 69 (41.07%) Java
1 69 (41.07%) JavaScript
2 58 (34.52%) SQL
3 28 (16.67%) C#
4 11 (6.55%) Python
5 10 (5.95%) VBA
6 9 (5.36%) Kotlin
6 9 (5.36%) PHP
6 9 (5.36%) PL/SQL
6 9 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.17%) Perl
7 7 (4.17%) R
8 5 (2.98%) C
8 5 (2.98%) C++
8 5 (2.98%) XPath
9 4 (2.38%) Java 8
9 4 (2.38%) PHP 5
9 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.79%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 10 (5.95%) Degree
2 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.60%) PMP
4 1 (0.60%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.74%) QA
2 8 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) SEPA
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (7.74%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) HDFS
3 1 (0.60%) KVM
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.98%) Ansible
2 5 (2.98%) Kibana
2 5 (2.98%) logstash
3 3 (1.79%) Puppet
4 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.19%) Nagios
4 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.19%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.60%) Cacti
5 1 (0.60%) collectd
5 1 (0.60%) Grafana
5 1 (0.60%) Graphite
5 1 (0.60%) Icinga
5 1 (0.60%) Netcool
5 1 (0.60%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.60%) Opsview
5 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.60%) Salt
5 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (20.24%) Oracle
2 19 (11.31%) IBM
3 16 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.33%) SAP
5 10 (5.95%) Google
6 9 (5.36%) Atlassian
7 7 (4.17%) Tableau
8 6 (3.57%) Bloomberg
8 6 (3.57%) ION Trading
9 5 (2.98%) FactSet
9 5 (2.98%) Sybase
10 4 (2.38%) Adobe
10 4 (2.38%) Cadence
10 4 (2.38%) Kony
10 4 (2.38%) Pega
11 3 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.19%) HP
12 2 (1.19%) Informatica
12 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.19%) TIBCO