Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

XML
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 60 62
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 -21
Contract jobs citing XML 231 253 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.24% 3.78% 3.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.57% 10.53% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 198 234
City of London median daily rate £498 £441 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.75% +0.28% +3.53%
10th Percentile £375 £310 £313
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £493 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +15.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £20.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £20.50

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 2696 2403 2806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.76% 35.88% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 2031 2316
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £464
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.43% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 23 November 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.

1 124 (53.68%) Java
2 108 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (44.16%) SQL
4 90 (38.96%) Web Services
4 90 (38.96%) JSON
5 80 (34.63%) JavaScript
5 80 (34.63%) Finance
6 75 (32.47%) SOAP
7 67 (29.00%) HTML
8 66 (28.57%) .NET
9 65 (28.14%) C#
10 60 (25.97%) REST
11 57 (24.68%) TDD
11 57 (24.68%) AngularJS
12 55 (23.81%) SQL Server
13 49 (21.21%) Banking
14 47 (20.35%) Unix
15 45 (19.48%) Spring
15 45 (19.48%) RESTful
16 44 (19.05%) Linux
17 40 (17.32%) CSS
18 35 (15.15%) Scrum
19 34 (14.72%) Microsoft
20 32 (13.85%) Node.js
20 32 (13.85%) Relational Database
21 29 (12.55%) Oracle
22 28 (12.12%) Hibernate
22 28 (12.12%) jQuery
22 28 (12.12%) SDLC
23 27 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API

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 (5.19%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.76%) Apache
3 8 (3.46%) IIS
3 8 (3.46%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.60%) Confluence
6 3 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.30%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.87%) CMS
7 2 (0.87%) GemFire
7 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 2 (0.87%) Mule
7 2 (0.87%) SAS
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.87%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.60%) ION MarketView
2 5 (2.16%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.73%) Kondor
4 3 (1.30%) Endur
4 3 (1.30%) Radian6
4 3 (1.30%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.87%) RMDS
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.90%) PaaS
4 6 (2.60%) IaaS
4 6 (2.60%) SaaS
5 5 (2.16%) GitHub
5 5 (2.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.73%) npm
6 4 (1.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.87%) Serverless
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.43%) Dialogflow
9 1 (0.43%) Office 365
9 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.26%) HTTP
2 13 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.03%) Internet
4 5 (2.16%) DNS
4 5 (2.16%) Firewall
5 4 (1.73%) LDAP
6 3 (1.30%) CTI
6 3 (1.30%) FTP
6 3 (1.30%) MPLS
6 3 (1.30%) VPLS
7 2 (0.87%) Intranet
7 2 (0.87%) LAN
7 2 (0.87%) SSH
7 2 (0.87%) VPN
7 2 (0.87%) X.509
8 1 (0.43%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.43%) SSL
8 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.85%) Relational Database
3 26 (11.26%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.63%) RDBMS
5 11 (4.76%) MySQL
6 7 (3.03%) Big Data
6 7 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.60%) MarkLogic
7 6 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.73%) QlikView
9 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.73%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.30%) HBase
10 3 (1.30%) OLTP
10 3 (1.30%) Siebel EIM
10 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 26 (11.26%) Jenkins
3 24 (10.39%) Maven
4 17 (7.36%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.93%) Subversion
6 14 (6.06%) JIRA
6 14 (6.06%) JUnit
6 14 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (4.76%) Mockito
8 9 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.60%) Appium
9 6 (2.60%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.16%) Bower
10 5 (2.16%) Calabash
10 5 (2.16%) Gradle
10 5 (2.16%) IBM UrbanCode
10 5 (2.16%) Selenium
11 4 (1.73%) git-flow
11 4 (1.73%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (1.73%) Xcode
General
1 80 (34.63%) Finance
2 49 (21.21%) Banking
3 24 (10.39%) Legal
4 16 (6.93%) Back Office
4 16 (6.93%) Law
5 14 (6.06%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.06%) Retail
6 12 (5.19%) Front Office
7 7 (3.03%) Advertising
7 7 (3.03%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.60%) Games
8 6 (2.60%) Marketing
8 6 (2.60%) Publishing
8 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.73%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.30%) Retail Finance
11 2 (0.87%) Electronics
11 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (65.37%) Developer
2 52 (22.51%) Java Developer
3 21 (9.09%) Analyst
4 20 (8.66%) .NET Developer
4 20 (8.66%) Senior Developer
5 19 (8.23%) Agile Developer
5 19 (8.23%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (4.33%) Architect
8 10 (4.33%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.90%) Integration Specialist
9 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (3.46%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) Angular Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Consultant
11 7 (3.03%) Data Analyst
12 6 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (38.96%) JSON
1 90 (38.96%) Web Services
2 75 (32.47%) SOAP
3 67 (29.00%) HTML
4 66 (28.57%) .NET
5 60 (25.97%) REST
6 57 (24.68%) AngularJS
7 45 (19.48%) RESTful
7 45 (19.48%) Spring
8 40 (17.32%) CSS
9 32 (13.85%) Node.js
10 28 (12.12%) Hibernate
10 28 (12.12%) jQuery
11 27 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (11.26%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (9.96%) JMS
13 23 (9.96%) XSLT
14 20 (8.66%) Java EE
15 19 (8.23%) Ajax
15 19 (8.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.36%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.90%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.46%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.03%) Derivative
6 7 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.16%) Online Games
7 5 (2.16%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.16%) User Experience
8 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.73%) Equities
8 4 (1.73%) Fintech
9 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.30%) IVR
9 3 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.30%) Social Media
9 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (20.35%) Unix
2 44 (19.05%) Linux
3 17 (7.36%) Windows
4 8 (3.46%) Android
4 8 (3.46%) Solaris
5 7 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) HPUX
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.68%) TDD
3 35 (15.15%) Scrum
4 28 (12.12%) SDLC
5 26 (11.26%) API Development
6 24 (10.39%) DevOps
7 23 (9.96%) Unit Testing
8 22 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 21 (9.09%) MVC
9 21 (9.09%) User Stories
10 20 (8.66%) SOA
11 19 (8.23%) OO
11 19 (8.23%) Web Development
12 18 (7.79%) API Integration
12 18 (7.79%) BDD
13 16 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (6.49%) Multithreading
14 15 (6.49%) OOP
15 14 (6.06%) Test Automation
16 13 (5.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 124 (53.68%) Java
2 102 (44.16%) SQL
3 80 (34.63%) JavaScript
4 65 (28.14%) C#
5 19 (8.23%) Python
6 17 (7.36%) Shell Script
7 14 (6.06%) Perl
8 11 (4.76%) XPath
9 10 (4.33%) C++
10 9 (3.90%) Ruby
11 7 (3.03%) PHP
11 7 (3.03%) Scala
11 7 (3.03%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.73%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.73%) AWK
13 4 (1.73%) Groovy
13 4 (1.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.19%) Degree
2 7 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.30%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.43%) MCP
7 1 (0.43%) MCPD
7 1 (0.43%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.30%) MiFID
3 2 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.87%) EMIR
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (4.33%) Ansible
2 6 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.60%) Puppet
3 3 (1.30%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.87%) Control-M
5 1 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.43%) Nagios
5 1 (0.43%) Opsview
5 1 (0.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.43%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 34 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.55%) Oracle
3 22 (9.52%) Apigee
4 17 (7.36%) IBM
5 12 (5.19%) Sybase
6 11 (4.76%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.60%) Informatica
8 6 (2.60%) ION Trading
8 6 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.73%) Misys
11 3 (1.30%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.30%) Calypso
11 3 (1.30%) Cognos
11 3 (1.30%) OpenLink
11 3 (1.30%) Reuters
11 3 (1.30%) SAP
11 3 (1.30%) Siebel
11 3 (1.30%) TSYS