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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Messaging
UK / England
Rank 552 554 545
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9  
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 25 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.12% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 44 19
Median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £488 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.32% +29.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.09 £42.25 £32.54
% change year-on-year +23.27% +29.84%  

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 13018 13721 12913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.56% 28.19% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9027 9615 8469
Median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 215 175
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML Messaging
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing XML Messaging 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML Messaging in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML Messaging in England

XML Messaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +5 10 £450 -3.74%
South East +6 9 £403 +0.62% 2
North West +23 6 £338 -15.62%
XML Messaging
UK

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 64 (100.00%) XML
2 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (46.88%) Linux
4 29 (45.31%) SQL
5 28 (43.75%) Java
6 27 (42.19%) Oracle
7 25 (39.06%) Finance
8 24 (37.50%) Windows
9 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
10 20 (31.25%) Client/Server
11 19 (29.69%) Banking
11 19 (29.69%) Validation
12 18 (28.13%) SOAP
13 17 (26.56%) Data Modelling
13 17 (26.56%) Unix
14 16 (25.00%) C#
14 16 (25.00%) .NET
15 15 (23.44%) Web Services
16 14 (21.88%) DB2
16 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
16 14 (21.88%) Investment Banking
16 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (21.88%) SDLC
17 13 (20.31%) RESTful
17 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (20.31%) Spring
17 13 (20.31%) JSON
17 13 (20.31%) WCF
18 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
18 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared

XML Messaging
Top Related 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 7 (10.94%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (10.94%) IIS
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) FileNet
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.38%) Office 365
2 6 (9.38%) Yammer
3 2 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) HTTPS
1 7 (10.94%) X.509
2 6 (9.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (21.88%) DB2
3 9 (14.06%) DataStage
3 9 (14.06%) MySQL
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (9.38%) RDBMS
5 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
6 5 (7.81%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.56%) KDB
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (15.63%) Eclipse
2 10 (15.63%) JIRA
2 10 (15.63%) Selenium
3 9 (14.06%) ERwin
3 9 (14.06%) PowerDesigner
3 9 (14.06%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (14.06%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.25%) Appium
4 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 4 (6.25%) Subversion
5 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.13%) Android Studio
6 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.13%) Xcode
7 1 (1.56%) TestNG
General
1 25 (39.06%) Finance
2 19 (29.69%) Banking
3 14 (21.88%) Investment Banking
4 10 (15.63%) Back Office
5 6 (9.38%) Retail
5 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.13%) Front Office
7 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (42.19%) Developer
2 21 (32.81%) Analyst
3 20 (31.25%) Java Developer
4 9 (14.06%) C++ Developer
4 9 (14.06%) C++/Java Developer
4 9 (14.06%) Data Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Architect
6 7 (10.94%) CRM Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (10.94%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 6 (9.38%) C++ Software Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Data Architect
7 6 (9.38%) Integration Consultant
7 6 (9.38%) Java Software Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (100.00%) XML
2 18 (28.13%) SOAP
3 16 (25.00%) .NET
4 15 (23.44%) Web Services
5 13 (20.31%) JSON
5 13 (20.31%) RESTful
5 13 (20.31%) Spring
5 13 (20.31%) WCF
6 9 (14.06%) MFC
6 9 (14.06%) XML Schema
7 8 (12.50%) Struts
7 8 (12.50%) XSD
8 6 (9.38%) COM
8 6 (9.38%) HTML
8 6 (9.38%) Middleware
9 5 (7.81%) HTML5
9 5 (7.81%) J2EE
10 3 (4.69%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (4.69%) WebSockets
11 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (15.63%) SWIFT
4 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 6 (9.38%) Replication
5 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
6 4 (6.25%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.13%) Derivative
7 2 (3.13%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.56%) Equities
8 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.88%) Linux
2 24 (37.50%) Windows
3 17 (26.56%) Unix
4 5 (7.81%) Android
4 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Validation
3 17 (26.56%) Data Modelling
4 14 (21.88%) SDLC
5 11 (17.19%) ETL
5 11 (17.19%) Scrum
6 10 (15.63%) Data Analysis
6 10 (15.63%) Data Migration
6 10 (15.63%) Data Transformation
6 10 (15.63%) Investment Management
6 10 (15.63%) Migration
7 9 (14.06%) MVC
7 9 (14.06%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (12.50%) CRM
8 8 (12.50%) SOA
8 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (10.94%) Service Design
9 7 (10.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) SQL
2 28 (43.75%) Java
3 16 (25.00%) C#
4 9 (14.06%) C++
5 5 (7.81%) Python
5 5 (7.81%) Scala
5 5 (7.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.25%) Perl
7 3 (4.69%) VBScript
8 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) C
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) ISO20022
2 5 (7.81%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Oracle
2 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.63%) Informatica
4 9 (14.06%) Sybase
4 9 (14.06%) Talend
5 7 (10.94%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (10.94%) SAP
6 6 (9.38%) HP
6 6 (9.38%) Infor
6 6 (9.38%) Telerik
7 5 (7.81%) IBM
7 5 (7.81%) TIBCO
8 3 (4.69%) Perforce
9 2 (3.13%) Apple
10 1 (1.56%) Cognos
10 1 (1.56%) Greenplum
10 1 (1.56%) Guidewire
10 1 (1.56%) Netezza
10 1 (1.56%) Teradata