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 24 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 411 407
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4  
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 11 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.054% 0.078% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
Median daily rate £450 £525 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +58.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £407 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £585 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 7322 7035 7321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.82% 32.46% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5438 5395 5313
Median daily rate £480 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
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 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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for XML Messaging.

1 21 (100.00%) XML
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (76.19%) Banking
4 15 (71.43%) Investment Banking
5 14 (66.67%) SWIFT
5 14 (66.67%) ISO 20022
5 14 (66.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 14 (66.67%) Finance
5 14 (66.67%) Linux
5 14 (66.67%) SQL
6 13 (61.90%) Oracle
6 13 (61.90%) Back Office
7 12 (57.14%) Migration
7 12 (57.14%) DB2
7 12 (57.14%) Windows
7 12 (57.14%) Data Modelling
7 12 (57.14%) ETL
7 12 (57.14%) XML Schema
7 12 (57.14%) Informatica
7 12 (57.14%) PowerDesigner
7 12 (57.14%) DataStage
7 12 (57.14%) ERwin
7 12 (57.14%) Translating Business Requirements
7 12 (57.14%) Talend
7 12 (57.14%) Data Migration
7 12 (57.14%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (57.14%) Data Analysis
8 10 (47.62%) Investment Management
8 10 (47.62%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

XML Messaging
Co-occurring 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 4 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTPS
1 4 (19.05%) X.509
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) DataStage
1 12 (57.14%) DB2
2 10 (47.62%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) ERwin
1 12 (57.14%) PowerDesigner
1 12 (57.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Android Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Appium
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 16 (76.19%) Banking
2 15 (71.43%) Investment Banking
3 14 (66.67%) Finance
4 13 (61.90%) Back Office
5 4 (19.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Data Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 6 (28.57%) Data Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) CRM Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Integration Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Payments Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (57.14%) XML Schema
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) XSD
4 1 (4.76%) FpML
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Derivative
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 12 (57.14%) Data Analysis
3 12 (57.14%) Data Migration
3 12 (57.14%) Data Modelling
3 12 (57.14%) ETL
3 12 (57.14%) Migration
3 12 (57.14%) Translating Business Requirements
4 10 (47.62%) Investment Management
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) CRM
6 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
6 4 (19.05%) IT Strategy
6 4 (19.05%) SDLC
6 4 (19.05%) Service Design
6 4 (19.05%) SOA
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) ISO 20022
2 1 (4.76%) EMIR
2 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Oracle
2 12 (57.14%) Informatica
2 12 (57.14%) Talend
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (19.05%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Apple