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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
London / City of London
Rank 67 54 46
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8  
Contract jobs citing XML 90 123 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.97% 3.73% 3.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.48% 11.42% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 97 158
Median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £346 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £26.80 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1061 1077 1519
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 34.99% 32.70% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 908 1213
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in the City of London

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for XML.

1 97 (50.00%) Java
2 85 (43.81%) SQL
3 80 (41.24%) HTML
4 72 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (36.60%) JavaScript
6 66 (34.02%) Finance
7 60 (30.93%) JSON
8 55 (28.35%) CSS
9 51 (26.29%) Oracle
10 45 (23.20%) jQuery
11 43 (22.16%) SOAP
11 43 (22.16%) Banking
12 42 (21.65%) Web Services
13 39 (20.10%) REST
14 37 (19.07%) OO
14 37 (19.07%) SQL Server
15 34 (17.53%) C#
16 33 (17.01%) .NET
17 30 (15.46%) Linux
18 29 (14.95%) Spring
18 29 (14.95%) Jenkins
19 28 (14.43%) HTML5
19 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
19 28 (14.43%) Unix
20 27 (13.92%) XSLT
20 27 (13.92%) AngularJS
21 26 (13.40%) XSD
21 26 (13.40%) PL/SQL
21 26 (13.40%) TDD
22 25 (12.89%) Multithreading

XML
Top Related 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 (10.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 15 (7.73%) WebSphere
3 14 (7.22%) CMS
4 13 (6.70%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.19%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.12%) Mule
7 7 (3.61%) Apache
7 7 (3.61%) IIS
7 7 (3.61%) JBoss
8 6 (3.09%) Drupal
9 5 (2.58%) Confluence
9 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
10 4 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.55%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.03%) Anypoint
12 2 (1.03%) Jupyter
12 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
12 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.03%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Minerva
2 3 (1.55%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (1.03%) Global One
3 2 (1.03%) Relativity
3 2 (1.03%) Ringtail
3 2 (1.03%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.03%) Tesseract
3 2 (1.03%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.58%) GitHub
3 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.55%) IaaS
4 2 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.03%) Office 365
4 2 (1.03%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Akamai
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) G Suite
5 1 (0.52%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.73%) HTTP
2 7 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.06%) LDAP
4 3 (1.55%) Firewall
4 3 (1.55%) FTP
4 3 (1.55%) SMTP
5 2 (1.03%) AMQP
5 2 (1.03%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.03%) Intranet
5 2 (1.03%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.03%) SNMP
6 1 (0.52%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.52%) Network Security
6 1 (0.52%) Skype
6 1 (0.52%) SSH
6 1 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.67%) MySQL
3 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.58%) Big Data
5 5 (2.58%) DB2
5 5 (2.58%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.58%) Power BI
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.55%) QlikView
7 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.03%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (14.95%) Jenkins
2 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.34%) Maven
4 20 (10.31%) JIRA
5 16 (8.25%) JUnit
6 15 (7.73%) Cucumber
6 15 (7.73%) Selenium
7 13 (6.70%) Mockito
8 11 (5.67%) Subversion
9 9 (4.64%) Eclipse
10 8 (4.12%) Ant
11 6 (3.09%) EasyMock
11 6 (3.09%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.58%) WebDriver
13 4 (2.06%) Appium
13 4 (2.06%) Gerrit
13 4 (2.06%) HP UFT
13 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.06%) Xcode
General
1 66 (34.02%) Finance
2 43 (22.16%) Banking
3 16 (8.25%) Investment Banking
4 14 (7.22%) Marketing
5 9 (4.64%) Front Office
6 7 (3.61%) Advertising
6 7 (3.61%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.09%) Retail
8 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.55%) Legal
10 2 (1.03%) Back Office
10 2 (1.03%) Games
11 1 (0.52%) Billing
11 1 (0.52%) Law
11 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (63.40%) Developer
2 43 (22.16%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.37%) Senior Developer
4 23 (11.86%) Architect
5 18 (9.28%) Analyst
6 16 (8.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (6.19%) Consultant
7 12 (6.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (5.67%) C# Developer
9 10 (5.15%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.15%) Data Architect
10 8 (4.12%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (3.09%) Agile Developer
12 6 (3.09%) Drupal Developer
12 6 (3.09%) Integration Consultant
13 5 (2.58%) Lead Architect
13 5 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
13 5 (2.58%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (41.24%) HTML
2 60 (30.93%) JSON
3 55 (28.35%) CSS
4 45 (23.20%) jQuery
5 43 (22.16%) SOAP
6 42 (21.65%) Web Services
7 39 (20.10%) REST
8 33 (17.01%) .NET
9 29 (14.95%) Spring
10 28 (14.43%) HTML5
11 27 (13.92%) AngularJS
11 27 (13.92%) XSLT
12 26 (13.40%) XSD
13 23 (11.86%) Ajax
14 21 (10.82%) JSP
15 19 (9.79%) JMS
16 17 (8.76%) Hibernate
17 16 (8.25%) J2EE
17 16 (8.25%) Java EE
17 16 (8.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.82%) Fixed Income
2 19 (9.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.19%) Data Structures
4 12 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (5.67%) Equities
6 10 (5.15%) User Experience
7 9 (4.64%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.64%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.64%) Reference Data
8 6 (3.09%) Derivative
8 6 (3.09%) Fintech
8 6 (3.09%) Taxonomies
9 5 (2.58%) Web 2.0
10 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.55%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.55%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.46%) Linux
2 28 (14.43%) Unix
3 22 (11.34%) Windows
4 8 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.58%) Android
7 4 (2.06%) CentOS
8 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.07%) OO
3 26 (13.40%) TDD
4 25 (12.89%) Multithreading
5 22 (11.34%) Unit Testing
6 18 (9.28%) Data Modelling
6 18 (9.28%) MVC
6 18 (9.28%) SDLC
6 18 (9.28%) UML
7 17 (8.76%) Microservices
8 15 (7.73%) Scrum
9 14 (7.22%) Content Management
9 14 (7.22%) ETL
9 14 (7.22%) SOA
10 13 (6.70%) Analytics
10 13 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (6.70%) DevOps
11 12 (6.19%) BDD
11 12 (6.19%) Front End Development
11 12 (6.19%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 97 (50.00%) Java
2 85 (43.81%) SQL
3 71 (36.60%) JavaScript
4 34 (17.53%) C#
5 26 (13.40%) PL/SQL
6 18 (9.28%) Shell Script
7 16 (8.25%) Python
8 14 (7.22%) Bash Shell
8 14 (7.22%) PHP
9 11 (5.67%) Perl
10 9 (4.64%) C++
10 9 (4.64%) T-SQL
11 8 (4.12%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.12%) XPath
12 5 (2.58%) Ruby
12 5 (2.58%) Scala
13 4 (2.06%) Apex Code
13 4 (2.06%) C
14 3 (1.55%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.55%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 13 (6.70%) Degree
2 5 (2.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.03%) PMP
5 1 (0.52%) MCP
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.22%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) MiFID
3 3 (1.55%) HL7
4 2 (1.03%) EMIR
4 2 (1.03%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
4 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.52%) SDET
5 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Docker
2 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.58%) MOM
2 4 (2.06%) SCOM
3 3 (1.55%) Control-M
3 3 (1.55%) Puppet
4 2 (1.03%) EnCase
4 2 (1.03%) Galera Cluster
4 2 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.52%) Ansible
5 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.52%) Marathon
5 1 (0.52%) Mesos
5 1 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.52%) Opsview
5 1 (0.52%) SCCM
5 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (26.29%) Oracle
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.19%) Adobe
4 10 (5.15%) IBM
5 6 (3.09%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.09%) WorldPay
6 5 (2.58%) Fidessa
6 5 (2.58%) Tableau
7 4 (2.06%) Informatica
7 4 (2.06%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.06%) Sybase
8 3 (1.55%) Perforce
8 3 (1.55%) SimCorp
8 3 (1.55%) Symantec
8 3 (1.55%) Teradata
9 2 (1.03%) Canoo
9 2 (1.03%) F5
9 2 (1.03%) Google
9 2 (1.03%) TIBCO
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