Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 94 119
Rank change year-on-year -29 +25 +5
Contract jobs citing XML 59 27 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.53% 1.52% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.56% 5.10% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 79
10th Percentile £432 £421 £325
25th Percentile £510 £453 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £538 £510
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% +5.39% +7.37%
75th Percentile £668 £663 £575
90th Percentile £778 £693 £655
Central London median daily rate £568 £550 £510
% change year-on-year +3.18% +7.84% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £42.42
Central London median hourly rate - - £42.42

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 1,293 529 2,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.51% 29.85% 35.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 421 1,740
10th Percentile £413 £363 £406
25th Percentile £483 £425 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £535
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.91% +1.95%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £618
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £590 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +12.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
10th Percentile £18.78 £26.28 £31.06
25th Percentile £24.25 £30.44 £41.23
Median hourly rate £35.75 £35.50 £46.85
Median % change year-on-year +0.70% -24.22% +73.51%
75th Percentile £45.25 £38.69 £53.91
90th Percentile £68.43 £39.48 £60.25
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £46.85
% change year-on-year -1.41% -24.22% +73.51%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XML as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for XML in the City of London

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XML in the City of London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for XML in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 30 (50.85%) JSON
2 29 (49.15%) SQL
3 21 (35.59%) Finance
4 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (32.20%) Java
6 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
6 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
7 13 (22.03%) Front Office
7 13 (22.03%) Azure
8 12 (20.34%) Banking
8 12 (20.34%) HTML
8 12 (20.34%) DevOps
9 11 (18.64%) C#
10 10 (16.95%) Visual Studio
10 10 (16.95%) Python
10 10 (16.95%) Spring
11 9 (15.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 9 (15.25%) JIRA
11 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (15.25%) ETL
11 9 (15.25%) CSS
11 9 (15.25%) Social Skills
12 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (13.56%) VBA
12 8 (13.56%) Workflow
12 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
12 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
12 8 (13.56%) GitHub
13 7 (11.86%) NoSQL

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 2 (3.39%) Apache
1 2 (3.39%) Confluence
1 2 (3.39%) JBoss
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.69%) Appian
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle FAH
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.69%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Azure
2 8 (13.56%) GitHub
3 6 (10.17%) Snowflake
4 3 (5.08%) AWS
5 2 (3.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.69%) Force.com
6 1 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) npm
6 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.69%) SNMP
2 1 (1.69%) SSH
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (11.86%) NoSQL
4 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.17%) Tableau
5 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.39%) MySQL
7 1 (1.69%) Big Data
7 1 (1.69%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.69%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.69%) DB2
7 1 (1.69%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.69%) QlikView
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Visual Studio
2 9 (15.25%) JIRA
3 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.78%) JUnit
5 4 (6.78%) Maven
6 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.08%) Mockito
7 2 (3.39%) Android Studio
7 2 (3.39%) Ant
7 2 (3.39%) Calabash
7 2 (3.39%) Gatling
7 2 (3.39%) Gradle
7 2 (3.39%) JMeter
7 2 (3.39%) REST Assured
7 2 (3.39%) Subversion
7 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (1.69%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.69%) fastlane
General
1 21 (35.59%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Front Office
3 12 (20.34%) Banking
4 9 (15.25%) Social Skills
5 6 (10.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.39%) General Ledger
7 2 (3.39%) Legal
8 1 (1.69%) Advertising
8 1 (1.69%) Automotive
8 1 (1.69%) Back Office
8 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.69%) Law
8 1 (1.69%) Marketing
8 1 (1.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.17%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Python Developer
5 4 (6.78%) XML Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Angular Developer
6 3 (5.08%) C++ Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Java Pricing Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Pricing Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.85%) JSON
2 12 (20.34%) HTML
3 10 (16.95%) Spring
4 9 (15.25%) CSS
5 5 (8.47%) .NET
5 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.47%) React
5 5 (8.47%) REST
5 5 (8.47%) Web Services
6 4 (6.78%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (6.78%) Node.js
6 4 (6.78%) Sass
6 4 (6.78%) SOAP
6 4 (6.78%) Spring Boot
6 4 (6.78%) XML Messaging
6 4 (6.78%) XSLT
7 3 (5.08%) jQuery
7 3 (5.08%) Kafka
7 3 (5.08%) RESTful
8 2 (3.39%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Fixed Income
2 4 (6.78%) User Experience
3 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.08%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.39%) Derivative
4 2 (3.39%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.69%) Animation
5 1 (1.69%) APACS
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.69%) iPhone
5 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Unix
3 2 (3.39%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) DevOps
3 9 (15.25%) ETL
4 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
4 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (13.56%) Workflow
5 7 (11.86%) Data Architecture
5 7 (11.86%) Data Mapping
5 7 (11.86%) TDD
5 7 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Migration
6 6 (10.17%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.47%) BDD
7 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.47%) Multithreading
8 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.78%) MVC
8 4 (6.78%) Pair Programming
8 4 (6.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) Java
3 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (18.64%) C#
5 10 (16.95%) Python
6 8 (13.56%) VBA
7 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.47%) C++
9 2 (3.39%) C
9 2 (3.39%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.69%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.69%) BeanShell
10 1 (1.69%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.69%) Java 8
10 1 (1.69%) JSX
10 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.69%) Perl
10 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) ACCA
1 2 (3.39%) CIMA
1 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
1 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) EMIR
1 3 (5.08%) GDPR
1 3 (5.08%) IFRS
1 3 (5.08%) MiFID
2 2 (3.39%) GAAP
2 2 (3.39%) ISO 20022
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Grafana
1 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Alteryx
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Murex
3 2 (3.39%) CA
3 2 (3.39%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.69%) Calypso
4 1 (1.69%) FIS
4 1 (1.69%) Google
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.69%) Splunk
4 1 (1.69%) SunGard