Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 71 68
Rank change year-on-year -54 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 156 231 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.23% 3.37% 3.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 8.83% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 166 198
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.73% -0.56%
10th Percentile £329 £375 £305
90th Percentile £650 £675 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £441
% change year-on-year - +13.31% +0.28%
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 2,808 2,615 2,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.06% 38.16% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,338 2,155 1,998
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.36 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.36% -30.40% -3.45%
10th Percentile £19.14 £19.80 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £26.61 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +48.84% -38.57% -3.45%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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
London Bridge -37 1 £425 +174.19%
XML
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 72 (46.15%) Java
2 68 (43.59%) HTML
3 62 (39.74%) JSON
4 60 (38.46%) Finance
5 57 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (36.54%) SQL
6 54 (34.62%) SQL Server
7 53 (33.97%) JavaScript
8 42 (26.92%) CSS
9 34 (21.79%) Oracle
10 31 (19.87%) REST
11 30 (19.23%) HTML5
12 29 (18.59%) TDD
12 29 (18.59%) Git (software)
13 26 (16.67%) Unix
14 24 (15.38%) C#
14 24 (15.38%) IBM
15 23 (14.74%) Middleware
15 23 (14.74%) Banking
16 22 (14.10%) SOAP
16 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (13.46%) Web Services
18 20 (12.82%) Financial Institution
18 20 (12.82%) Linux
18 20 (12.82%) MongoDB
18 20 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (12.18%) Scrum
20 18 (11.54%) Back Office
20 18 (11.54%) .NET
20 18 (11.54%) SAP

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 15 (9.62%) SAS
2 12 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.21%) nginx
7 4 (2.56%) JBoss
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.92%) Confluence
8 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.28%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.28%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.64%) Apache
10 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.64%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.92%) InDesign
3 3 (1.92%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.28%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (10.26%) Actimize
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Kondor
2 1 (0.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.64%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.64%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.49%) npm
4 5 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.56%) GitHub
6 3 (1.92%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.92%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.28%) Serverless
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.64%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.64%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.64%) Heroku
8 1 (0.64%) Office 365
8 1 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) HTTP
2 5 (3.21%) AMQP
2 5 (3.21%) Internet
3 4 (2.56%) FTP
3 4 (2.56%) Intranet
3 4 (2.56%) MQTT
4 2 (1.28%) DNS
4 2 (1.28%) VPN
5 1 (0.64%) BGP
5 1 (0.64%) Firewall
5 1 (0.64%) IPFIX
5 1 (0.64%) Junos
5 1 (0.64%) MPLS
5 1 (0.64%) MRTG
5 1 (0.64%) NAS
5 1 (0.64%) OSPF
5 1 (0.64%) SAN
5 1 (0.64%) SMS
5 1 (0.64%) SNMP
5 1 (0.64%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.82%) MongoDB
3 18 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (6.41%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.49%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.21%) Cloud Spanner
8 5 (3.21%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (3.21%) DB2
8 5 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.21%) Power BI
8 5 (3.21%) Redis
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.56%) MySQL
9 4 (2.56%) Siebel EIM
10 3 (1.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (18.59%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.05%) Subversion
4 9 (5.77%) Maven
4 9 (5.77%) Selenium
5 7 (4.49%) Babel
5 7 (4.49%) Grunt
5 7 (4.49%) gulp
5 7 (4.49%) webpack
6 6 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.56%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.56%) JIRA
8 3 (1.92%) JMeter
8 3 (1.92%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.92%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.92%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.92%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.92%) Xcode
General
1 60 (38.46%) Finance
2 23 (14.74%) Banking
3 20 (12.82%) Financial Institution
4 18 (11.54%) Back Office
5 11 (7.05%) Front Office
6 6 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 5 (3.21%) Marketing
8 4 (2.56%) Legal
8 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.92%) Automotive
10 2 (1.28%) Games
10 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.64%) Billing
11 1 (0.64%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.64%) Electronics
11 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.64%) Publishing
11 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (64.10%) Developer
2 30 (19.23%) Java Developer
3 21 (13.46%) Analyst
4 16 (10.26%) Consultant
5 12 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.41%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.41%) UI Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Fraud Analyst
7 9 (5.77%) Fraud Business Analyst
7 9 (5.77%) Integration Developer
8 8 (5.13%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.13%) VBA Developer
9 7 (4.49%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Implementation Consultant
10 6 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Implementation Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (43.59%) HTML
2 62 (39.74%) JSON
3 42 (26.92%) CSS
4 31 (19.87%) REST
5 30 (19.23%) HTML5
6 23 (14.74%) Middleware
7 22 (14.10%) SOAP
8 21 (13.46%) Web Services
9 18 (11.54%) .NET
10 17 (10.90%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (10.26%) AngularJS
11 16 (10.26%) Java EE
11 16 (10.26%) Node.js
12 15 (9.62%) CSS3
12 15 (9.62%) jQuery
12 15 (9.62%) Spring
13 13 (8.33%) Sass
14 12 (7.69%) Swagger
14 12 (7.69%) XSLT
15 11 (7.05%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) Fintech
1 9 (5.77%) Fixed Income
2 8 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.49%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.49%) Equities
3 7 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.85%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.21%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.21%) User Experience
6 4 (2.56%) Derivative
6 4 (2.56%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.56%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.67%) Unix
2 20 (12.82%) Linux
3 9 (5.77%) Windows
4 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) AIX
5 2 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Debian
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.59%) TDD
3 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (12.18%) Scrum
6 17 (10.90%) DevOps
6 17 (10.90%) Front End Development
7 16 (10.26%) ETL
7 16 (10.26%) GAP Analysis
7 16 (10.26%) OO
8 15 (9.62%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 15 (9.62%) SDLC
8 15 (9.62%) SOA
8 15 (9.62%) Software Engineering
9 14 (8.97%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (7.05%) Data Modelling
11 11 (7.05%) UML
12 10 (6.41%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.77%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 72 (46.15%) Java
2 57 (36.54%) SQL
3 53 (33.97%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.38%) C#
5 10 (6.41%) PHP
6 9 (5.77%) Python
6 9 (5.77%) VBA
7 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.49%) PHP 5
8 7 (4.49%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.85%) C++
9 6 (3.85%) Java 8
9 6 (3.85%) PHP 7
9 6 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.85%) XPath
10 5 (3.21%) C
10 5 (3.21%) Perl
11 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.56%) Ruby
11 4 (2.56%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 9 (5.77%) Degree
2 4 (2.56%) Siebel Certification
3 3 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) CCSA
4 2 (1.28%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) QA
2 5 (3.21%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) HL7
3 1 (0.64%) MiFID
3 1 (0.64%) SEPA
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (10.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) KVM
2 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.49%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.85%) Ansible
3 4 (2.56%) Puppet
4 3 (1.92%) Kibana
4 3 (1.92%) logstash
4 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.28%) Control-M
5 2 (1.28%) Salt
5 2 (1.28%) Terraform
6 1 (0.64%) Cacti
6 1 (0.64%) collectd
6 1 (0.64%) Grafana
6 1 (0.64%) Graphite
6 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.64%) Icinga
6 1 (0.64%) Nagios
6 1 (0.64%) Netcool
6 1 (0.64%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (21.79%) Oracle
2 24 (15.38%) IBM
3 18 (11.54%) SAP
4 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.13%) Google
6 6 (3.85%) Tableau
7 5 (3.21%) Kony
8 4 (2.56%) Adobe
8 4 (2.56%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.56%) Pega
8 4 (2.56%) Siebel
9 3 (1.92%) FactSet
9 3 (1.92%) Sybase
9 3 (1.92%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.92%) VMware
10 2 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.28%) Cadence
10 2 (1.28%) GoldenSource
10 2 (1.28%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com