Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 102 81
Rank change year-on-year -8 -21 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 85 151 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.71% 2.21% 3.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.01% 5.64% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 119 180
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +7.65%
10th Percentile £325 £375 £375
90th Percentile £575 £700 £664
Central London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £63.33 £100.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.99% - -
Central London median hourly rate £63.33 £100.50 -
% change year-on-year -36.99% - -

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 1,698 2,676 2,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.10% 39.23% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,384 2,224 2,306
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £400 £409 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £27.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -31.02% -49.22%
10th Percentile £24.50 £14.90 £21.00
90th Percentile £61.20 £84.50 £57.88
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £27.09
% change year-on-year +29.63% -0.33% -50.06%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -5 1 - -
XML
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 41 (48.24%) SQL
2 40 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (44.71%) JSON
4 37 (43.53%) Web Services
5 34 (40.00%) Finance
6 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
7 29 (34.12%) HTML
8 23 (27.06%) CSS
9 22 (25.88%) Java
9 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
10 20 (23.53%) REST
11 16 (18.82%) SOAP
12 15 (17.65%) .NET
13 14 (16.47%) C#
13 14 (16.47%) Oracle
13 14 (16.47%) Waterfall
13 14 (16.47%) Relational Database
13 14 (16.47%) DevOps
13 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (15.29%) Spring
15 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
16 11 (12.94%) Linux
16 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Excel
16 11 (12.94%) Data Modelling
17 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
17 10 (11.76%) Degree
17 10 (11.76%) SDLC
17 10 (11.76%) Analytics
17 10 (11.76%) Front End Development
18 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving

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 9 (10.59%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (3.53%) Apache
4 3 (3.53%) Jupyter
4 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.35%) Anypoint
5 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 2 (2.35%) Mule
5 2 (2.35%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (1.18%) IIS
6 1 (1.18%) JBoss
6 1 (1.18%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle FAH
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle iProcurement
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (2.35%) HFM
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.18%) Global One
4 1 (1.18%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (1.18%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (1.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) GitHub
2 5 (5.88%) Azure
3 4 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.71%) SaaS
4 3 (3.53%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (2.35%) Office 365
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.18%) AWS
6 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.18%) Firewall
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) NetScreen
2 1 (1.18%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.47%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.24%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (8.24%) Data Mining
3 7 (8.24%) QlikView
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (4.71%) Big Data
7 3 (3.53%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.18%) Base SAS
9 1 (1.18%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (1.18%) MS Access
9 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.59%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.41%) Maven
4 6 (7.06%) JIRA
5 5 (5.88%) Ant
5 5 (5.88%) git-flow
5 5 (5.88%) Gradle
5 5 (5.88%) JMeter
5 5 (5.88%) JUnit
5 5 (5.88%) Mockito
6 4 (4.71%) Postman
6 4 (4.71%) Selenium
6 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 8 (9.41%) Marketing
4 4 (4.71%) Publishing
5 3 (3.53%) Advertising
5 3 (3.53%) Automotive
5 3 (3.53%) International Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
6 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.35%) Front Office
6 2 (2.35%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.18%) Law
7 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (51.76%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Data Analyst
4 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Consultant
5 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Tester
7 3 (3.53%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Architect
7 3 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.53%) QA Tester
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.53%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (44.71%) JSON
2 37 (43.53%) Web Services
3 29 (34.12%) HTML
4 23 (27.06%) CSS
5 20 (23.53%) REST
6 16 (18.82%) SOAP
7 15 (17.65%) .NET
8 13 (15.29%) Spring
9 9 (10.59%) J2EE
10 8 (9.41%) AngularJS
10 8 (9.41%) XSLT
11 6 (7.06%) HTML5
11 6 (7.06%) Middleware
11 6 (7.06%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (7.06%) RESTful
11 6 (7.06%) Sass
12 5 (5.88%) .NET Framework
12 5 (5.88%) Ajax
12 5 (5.88%) Java EE
12 5 (5.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (5.88%) User Experience
4 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Equities
5 2 (2.35%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.35%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.18%) Animation
6 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Derivative
6 1 (1.18%) Life Science
6 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) Social Media
6 1 (1.18%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.94%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Unix
3 5 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.47%) DevOps
2 14 (16.47%) Waterfall
3 11 (12.94%) Data Modelling
4 10 (11.76%) Analytics
4 10 (11.76%) Front End Development
4 10 (11.76%) SDLC
5 9 (10.59%) API Development
5 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
5 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (10.59%) Web Development
6 8 (9.41%) Asset Management
6 8 (9.41%) Business Analytics
6 8 (9.41%) Data Analysis
6 8 (9.41%) SOA
7 7 (8.24%) Data Enrichment
7 7 (8.24%) Data Governance
7 7 (8.24%) Open Source
7 7 (8.24%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 41 (48.24%) SQL
2 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 22 (25.88%) Java
4 14 (16.47%) C#
5 9 (10.59%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.24%) Kotlin
7 6 (7.06%) Python
8 5 (5.88%) C
8 5 (5.88%) Scala
9 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.53%) VBA
10 2 (2.35%) Clojure
10 2 (2.35%) Java 8
10 2 (2.35%) R
11 1 (1.18%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.18%) ES6
11 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) CCIE
5 1 (1.18%) CCNA
5 1 (1.18%) CCNP
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) IFRS
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 7 (8.24%) GDPR
2 7 (8.24%) Solvency II
3 5 (5.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.35%) MiFID
5 1 (1.18%) Basel III
5 1 (1.18%) EMIR
5 1 (1.18%) GxP
5 1 (1.18%) IFRS 9
5 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Control-M
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Oracle
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.53%) Adobe
4 3 (3.53%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.53%) Google
4 3 (3.53%) MuleSoft
4 3 (3.53%) Perforce
4 3 (3.53%) WSO2
5 2 (2.35%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.35%) Informatica
5 2 (2.35%) Reuters
6 1 (1.18%) BMC
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco
6 1 (1.18%) InterSystems
6 1 (1.18%) Juniper
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.18%) Sony
6 1 (1.18%) Sybase
6 1 (1.18%) Temenos