The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for XML Messaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML Messaging over the 3 months to 28 June 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 Messaging
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 590 565
Rank change year-on-year +28 -25  
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 21 30 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.061% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.21% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 37
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £360 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £573 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +13.54% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

XML Messaging 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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13914 14379 14025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.08% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37601 39969 35323
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 501 637
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.22 £16.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML Messaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XML Messaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XML Messaging in England

XML Messaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML Messaging in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML Messaging in England

XML Messaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Messaging in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML Messaging in England

XML Messaging
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Messaging within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 9 £450 -4.76% 1
South East +25 8 £440 +10.00% 1
North of England +61 4 - - 1
North West +24 4 - -
XML Messaging
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML Messaging 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 England region with a requirement for XML Messaging.

1 48 (100.00%) XML
2 27 (56.25%) Finance
3 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (54.17%) Banking
3 26 (54.17%) Oracle
4 23 (47.92%) Linux
5 22 (45.83%) SQL
6 21 (43.75%) Java
7 19 (39.58%) Data Modelling
7 19 (39.58%) SOAP
8 18 (37.50%) Web Services
8 18 (37.50%) Windows
9 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
10 15 (31.25%) DB2
10 15 (31.25%) ETL
10 15 (31.25%) Migration
10 15 (31.25%) Data Migration
11 14 (29.17%) Investment Banking
11 14 (29.17%) ERwin
11 14 (29.17%) Informatica
12 13 (27.08%) Client/Server
12 13 (27.08%) SWIFT
12 13 (27.08%) ISO 20022
12 13 (27.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 12 (25.00%) .NET
13 12 (25.00%) Back Office
14 11 (22.92%) Data Analysis
14 11 (22.92%) C#
14 11 (22.92%) XML Schema
14 11 (22.92%) PowerDesigner

XML Messaging
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (6.25%) FileNet
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 4 (8.33%) LAN
1 4 (8.33%) X.509
2 1 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.25%) DB2
3 11 (22.92%) DataStage
4 10 (20.83%) MySQL
5 9 (18.75%) IBM InfoSphere
6 5 (10.42%) RDBMS
6 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (6.25%) Power BI
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) ERwin
2 11 (22.92%) PowerDesigner
2 11 (22.92%) Talend Open Studio
3 10 (20.83%) Eclipse
3 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
4 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (10.42%) JIRA
6 4 (8.33%) Selenium
7 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.08%) Android Studio
8 1 (2.08%) Appium
8 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.08%) Xcode
General
1 27 (56.25%) Finance
2 26 (54.17%) Banking
3 14 (29.17%) Investment Banking
4 12 (25.00%) Back Office
5 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (8.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Developer
1 21 (43.75%) Java Developer
2 15 (31.25%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Data Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) C++ Developer
4 10 (20.83%) C++/Java Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Architect
6 8 (16.67%) Data Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Integration Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Architect
8 3 (6.25%) ETL Architect
8 3 (6.25%) XML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (100.00%) XML
2 19 (39.58%) SOAP
3 18 (37.50%) Web Services
4 12 (25.00%) .NET
5 11 (22.92%) XML Schema
6 10 (20.83%) J2EE
6 10 (20.83%) MFC
6 10 (20.83%) Middleware
6 10 (20.83%) RESTful
6 10 (20.83%) Spring
7 8 (16.67%) XSD
8 7 (14.58%) WCF
9 4 (8.33%) REST
9 4 (8.33%) WSDL
10 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (2.08%) FpML
10 1 (2.08%) HTML
10 1 (2.08%) HTML5
10 1 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Client/Server
1 13 (27.08%) SWIFT
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.08%) Derivative
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Linux
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (10.42%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) Data Modelling
3 15 (31.25%) Data Migration
3 15 (31.25%) ETL
3 15 (31.25%) Migration
4 13 (27.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 11 (22.92%) Data Analysis
5 11 (22.92%) Translating Business Requirements
6 10 (20.83%) MVC
7 9 (18.75%) Investment Management
8 8 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 8 (16.67%) SDLC
9 7 (14.58%) Data Architecture
9 7 (14.58%) Project Management
10 6 (12.50%) Data Transformation
10 6 (12.50%) Scrum
11 5 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (10.42%) SOA
11 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
12 4 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 21 (43.75%) Java
3 11 (22.92%) C#
4 10 (20.83%) C++
5 2 (4.17%) C
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) ISO 20022
2 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.08%) EMIR
3 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Oracle
2 14 (29.17%) Informatica
3 11 (22.92%) Talend
4 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.83%) TIBCO
5 8 (16.67%) Sybase
6 4 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (8.33%) SAP
7 3 (6.25%) Cognos
7 3 (6.25%) HP
7 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) Netezza
7 3 (6.25%) Telerik
7 3 (6.25%) Teradata
8 1 (2.08%) Apple
8 1 (2.08%) TEOCO