The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Messaging
England / London
Rank 396 416 399
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17  
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 10 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.051% 0.11% 0.100%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Median daily rate £450 £468 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +24.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £499 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +0.62% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.09 £42.25 -
% change year-on-year +23.27% -  

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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6787 7044 6350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.86% 31.83% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5054 5271 4592
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 26
Median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £58.50
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

XML Messaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML Messaging in London

XML Messaging
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML Messaging in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML Messaging in London

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for XML Messaging.

1 31 (100.00%) XML
2 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) Oracle
4 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 16 (51.61%) Linux
5 15 (48.39%) Windows
6 14 (45.16%) Banking
6 14 (45.16%) Investment Banking
7 12 (38.71%) DB2
7 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (32.26%) ISO20022
8 10 (32.26%) SWIFT
8 10 (32.26%) Data Modelling
8 10 (32.26%) ETL
8 10 (32.26%) Back Office
8 10 (32.26%) Finance
8 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
8 10 (32.26%) Investment Management
9 9 (29.03%) Data Migration
9 9 (29.03%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (29.03%) Migration
9 9 (29.03%) Informatica
9 9 (29.03%) PowerDesigner
9 9 (29.03%) DataStage
9 9 (29.03%) ERwin
9 9 (29.03%) XML Schema
9 9 (29.03%) Talend
9 9 (29.03%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (25.81%) SDLC
10 8 (25.81%) Waterfall

XML Messaging
Top Related IT Skills in 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 7 (22.58%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (22.58%) IIS
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 6 (19.35%) Yammer
3 2 (6.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTPS
1 7 (22.58%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) DB2
2 9 (29.03%) DataStage
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (16.13%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (16.13%) RDBMS
5 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.23%) KDB
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) ERwin
1 9 (29.03%) PowerDesigner
1 9 (29.03%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (16.13%) Selenium
4 4 (12.90%) Appium
5 3 (9.68%) JIRA
6 2 (6.45%) Android Studio
6 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) Subversion
6 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.45%) Xcode
General
1 14 (45.16%) Banking
1 14 (45.16%) Investment Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Back Office
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Data Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Consultant
4 7 (22.58%) CRM Consultant
4 7 (22.58%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Consultant
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 6 (19.35%) Integration Consultant
6 5 (16.13%) Architect
6 5 (16.13%) Banking Analyst
6 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
6 5 (16.13%) Data Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Developer
7 3 (9.68%) QA Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
8 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (29.03%) XML Schema
3 8 (25.81%) Web Services
4 7 (22.58%) .NET
4 7 (22.58%) WCF
4 7 (22.58%) XSD
5 6 (19.35%) COM
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) HTML5
7 3 (9.68%) JSON
7 3 (9.68%) WebSockets
8 2 (6.45%) FpML
8 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
8 2 (6.45%) SOAP
9 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (3.23%) RESTful
9 1 (3.23%) Spring
9 1 (3.23%) Struts
9 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (32.26%) SWIFT
3 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
3 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
5 2 (6.45%) Derivative
5 2 (6.45%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (3.23%) Equities
6 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
6 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Unix
4 5 (16.13%) Android
4 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
2 10 (32.26%) Data Modelling
2 10 (32.26%) ETL
2 10 (32.26%) Investment Management
3 9 (29.03%) Data Migration
3 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 9 (29.03%) Translating Business Requirements
4 8 (25.81%) SDLC
4 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
5 7 (22.58%) CRM
5 7 (22.58%) Service Design
5 7 (22.58%) SOA
5 7 (22.58%) TDD
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (19.35%) Case Management
6 6 (19.35%) Data Management
6 6 (19.35%) Document Management
6 6 (19.35%) Validation
7 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
5 3 (9.68%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) VBScript
6 2 (6.45%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) Scala
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) ISO20022
2 5 (16.13%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) EMIR
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Oracle
2 9 (29.03%) Informatica
2 9 (29.03%) Talend
3 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (22.58%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (22.58%) SAP
4 6 (19.35%) Infor
5 3 (9.68%) Sybase
6 2 (6.45%) Apple
6 2 (6.45%) Perforce
7 1 (3.23%) Greenplum
7 1 (3.23%) Guidewire