Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 August 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 78 58
Rank change year-on-year -22 -20 -6
Contract jobs citing XML 1,233 1,397 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.71% 3.27% 3.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.98% 8.94% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 928 1,215
London median daily rate £500 £493 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +9.44% +1.12%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £644 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 3
London median hourly rate £27.16 £24.65 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -46.99% +132.35%
10th Percentile £17.52 £19.25 £26.11
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.97 £49.45
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +18.52%

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,656 15,631 15,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.78% 36.57% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,395 11,612 11,347
London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £364 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 100 55
London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - +11.89%
10th Percentile £20.42 £18.95 £19.00
90th Percentile £77.00 £52.55 £56.88
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.93% +8.84% -0.68%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in London

XML
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the London region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -37 226 £475 - 63
South London +2 77 £463 +8.82% 7
West London -18 58 £500 +19.40% 36
East London -22 40 £500 +5.26% 13
North London -5 2 - - 4
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for XML.

1 538 (43.63%) Java
2 505 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
3 504 (40.88%) SQL
4 427 (34.63%) JSON
5 421 (34.14%) JavaScript
6 391 (31.71%) HTML
7 366 (29.68%) Web Services
8 290 (23.52%) CSS
9 285 (23.11%) Finance
10 269 (21.82%) Oracle
11 263 (21.33%) REST
12 252 (20.44%) SQL Server
13 250 (20.28%) C#
14 238 (19.30%) SOAP
15 227 (18.41%) .NET
16 212 (17.19%) TDD
17 199 (16.14%) Git (software)
18 184 (14.92%) Relational Database
19 181 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
20 177 (14.36%) AngularJS
21 175 (14.19%) Linux
22 173 (14.03%) Banking
23 167 (13.54%) Scrum
24 157 (12.73%) OO
25 155 (12.57%) Python
26 151 (12.25%) Windows
27 147 (11.92%) XSLT
27 147 (11.92%) Spring
28 145 (11.76%) HTML5
28 145 (11.76%) Microsoft

XML
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 98 (7.95%) Tomcat
2 64 (5.19%) CMS
3 63 (5.11%) Confluence
4 57 (4.62%) WebSphere
5 56 (4.54%) Apache
6 52 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
6 52 (4.22%) WebLogic
7 43 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 42 (3.41%) Apache Spark
9 41 (3.33%) IIS
9 41 (3.33%) SharePoint
10 35 (2.84%) JBoss
11 24 (1.95%) SAS
12 22 (1.78%) Apache Solr
13 18 (1.46%) nginx
14 15 (1.22%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.97%) Alfresco
15 12 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.89%) DataSynapse
16 11 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 49 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.73%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.49%) InDesign
8 6 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.081%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 15 (1.22%) Actimize
2 11 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.65%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.49%) Endur
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.41%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.41%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle TCA
8 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.24%) Magento
8 3 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 181 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (4.14%) Amazon S3
4 24 (1.95%) npm
5 21 (1.70%) GitHub
6 20 (1.62%) SaaS
7 16 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 12 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.89%) Office 365
10 10 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (0.81%) Serverless
11 8 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.65%) Force.com
12 7 (0.57%) BrowserStack
12 7 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.57%) IaaS
12 7 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.08%) HTTP
2 28 (2.27%) Internet
3 26 (2.11%) SSL
4 24 (1.95%) FTP
5 19 (1.54%) AMQP
6 17 (1.38%) Kerberos
7 13 (1.05%) Intranet
8 12 (0.97%) VPN
9 11 (0.89%) DNS
9 11 (0.89%) Firewall
9 11 (0.89%) MQTT
9 11 (0.89%) TCP/IP
10 9 (0.73%) SMS
11 8 (0.65%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.65%) SMTP
11 8 (0.65%) SSH
12 6 (0.49%) SAN
13 3 (0.24%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.24%) Profibus
13 3 (0.24%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 184 (14.92%) Relational Database
3 80 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
3 80 (6.49%) MySQL
4 77 (6.24%) NoSQL
5 76 (6.16%) RDBMS
6 72 (5.84%) MongoDB
7 65 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
8 61 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 58 (4.70%) Oracle Database
10 48 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 45 (3.65%) Hadoop
12 42 (3.41%) Big Data
13 27 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (1.87%) HBase
17 20 (1.62%) DB2
17 20 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
18 19 (1.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 199 (16.14%) Git (software)
2 127 (10.30%) JIRA
3 126 (10.22%) Jenkins
4 105 (8.52%) Maven
5 93 (7.54%) Subversion
6 88 (7.14%) Selenium
7 86 (6.97%) JUnit
8 73 (5.92%) Cucumber
9 52 (4.22%) Visual Studio
10 40 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (2.43%) Mockito
11 30 (2.43%) SoapUI
12 28 (2.27%) SpecFlow
13 27 (2.19%) Ant
13 27 (2.19%) Gradle
13 27 (2.19%) WebDriver
14 26 (2.11%) Eclipse
15 22 (1.78%) jMock
15 22 (1.78%) NUnit
16 20 (1.62%) Hudson
General
1 285 (23.11%) Finance
2 173 (14.03%) Banking
3 86 (6.97%) Front Office
4 84 (6.81%) Investment Banking
5 47 (3.81%) Financial Institution
6 39 (3.16%) Back Office
7 38 (3.08%) Retail
8 29 (2.35%) Legal
9 23 (1.87%) Marketing
10 21 (1.70%) Telecoms
11 18 (1.46%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.81%) Games
12 10 (0.81%) Law
13 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.57%) Electronics
14 7 (0.57%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.49%) Publishing
16 5 (0.41%) Advertising
17 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 786 (63.75%) Developer
2 170 (13.79%) Java Developer
3 109 (8.84%) Architect
4 98 (7.95%) Senior Developer
5 75 (6.08%) C++ Developer
6 73 (5.92%) C# Developer
7 72 (5.84%) Analyst
8 70 (5.68%) .NET Developer
9 69 (5.60%) ServiceNow Developer
10 64 (5.19%) Consultant
11 43 (3.49%) SQL Developer
12 37 (3.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
14 31 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
14 31 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
15 30 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
15 30 (2.43%) Front Office Developer
15 30 (2.43%) Software Engineer
16 29 (2.35%) Integration Developer
16 29 (2.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (34.63%) JSON
2 391 (31.71%) HTML
3 366 (29.68%) Web Services
4 290 (23.52%) CSS
5 263 (21.33%) REST
6 238 (19.30%) SOAP
7 227 (18.41%) .NET
8 177 (14.36%) AngularJS
9 147 (11.92%) Spring
9 147 (11.92%) XSLT
10 145 (11.76%) HTML5
11 132 (10.71%) RESTful
12 112 (9.08%) Ajax
13 106 (8.60%) Node.js
14 104 (8.43%) J2EE
15 94 (7.62%) React
16 90 (7.30%) jQuery
17 86 (6.97%) RabbitMQ
18 85 (6.89%) Java EE
19 78 (6.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.27%) Fixed Income
3 57 (4.62%) User Experience
4 54 (4.38%) Derivative
5 42 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
6 40 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 39 (3.16%) Computer Science
8 31 (2.51%) Equity Derivative
9 30 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (2.27%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.03%) Equities
13 24 (1.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 21 (1.70%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.70%) SWIFT
15 20 (1.62%) Fintech
16 18 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 14 (1.14%) Data Centre
17 14 (1.14%) NHS
18 13 (1.05%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 175 (14.19%) Linux
2 151 (12.25%) Windows
3 126 (10.22%) Unix
4 28 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.95%) Android
6 20 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.97%) Solaris
10 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.81%) CentOS
12 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.41%) AIX
14 5 (0.41%) VMS
14 5 (0.41%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.24%) Debian
16 2 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (17.19%) TDD
3 167 (13.54%) Scrum
4 157 (12.73%) OO
5 142 (11.52%) Test Automation
6 134 (10.87%) SOA
7 131 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
7 131 (10.62%) SDLC
8 129 (10.46%) BDD
9 124 (10.06%) DevOps
10 112 (9.08%) Data Modelling
11 107 (8.68%) Software Engineering
12 103 (8.35%) Unit Testing
13 102 (8.27%) ETL
13 102 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
14 91 (7.38%) Migration
15 83 (6.73%) Microservices
16 82 (6.65%) Front End Development
17 79 (6.41%) Multithreading
18 76 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 538 (43.63%) Java
2 504 (40.88%) SQL
3 421 (34.14%) JavaScript
4 250 (20.28%) C#
5 155 (12.57%) Python
6 116 (9.41%) C++
7 68 (5.52%) PL/SQL
8 65 (5.27%) XPath
9 62 (5.03%) Perl
10 55 (4.46%) T-SQL
11 48 (3.89%) Scala
12 47 (3.81%) C
13 42 (3.41%) Shell Script
14 36 (2.92%) Bash Shell
15 31 (2.51%) PHP
16 30 (2.43%) Java 8
16 30 (2.43%) Ruby
17 26 (2.11%) ES6
17 26 (2.11%) Groovy
18 25 (2.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 118 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.00%) Degree
4 27 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.81%) Siebel Certification
8 5 (0.41%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.32%) PMP
10 3 (0.24%) ISEB
10 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.24%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.16%) RHCE
12 1 (0.081%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.081%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.27%) QA
2 43 (3.49%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.14%) ISO 20022
4 9 (0.73%) PMO
5 7 (0.57%) MiFID
6 6 (0.49%) GCP
6 6 (0.49%) HL7
6 6 (0.49%) PSD2
6 6 (0.49%) SLA
7 5 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.41%) EMIR
7 5 (0.41%) GDPR
7 5 (0.41%) IFRS
7 5 (0.41%) IFRS 9
8 4 (0.32%) SEPA
9 3 (0.24%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.081%) CDISC
10 1 (0.081%) DICOM
10 1 (0.081%) WAI
System Software
1 79 (6.41%) Docker
2 41 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.62%) HDFS
3 20 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.81%) vSphere
5 8 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.41%) KVM
9 3 (0.24%) LXC
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.24%) Xen
10 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.16%) SRDF
11 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.081%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 35 (2.84%) Puppet
2 30 (2.43%) Ansible
2 30 (2.43%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.70%) Kibana
4 18 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
5 13 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
5 13 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 11 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.81%) Grafana
7 10 (0.81%) logstash
8 8 (0.65%) Oozie
9 7 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.57%) Terraform
10 6 (0.49%) Control-M
10 6 (0.49%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.41%) Rancher
11 5 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 269 (21.82%) Oracle
2 145 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 93 (7.54%) IBM
4 83 (6.73%) ServiceNow
5 54 (4.38%) SAP
6 36 (2.92%) Atlassian
7 33 (2.68%) Google
8 32 (2.60%) Sybase
9 28 (2.27%) VMware
10 26 (2.11%) MuleSoft
11 25 (2.03%) Tableau
12 24 (1.95%) Cloudera
13 22 (1.78%) Informatica
14 21 (1.70%) Hortonworks
14 21 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (1.54%) Talend
16 17 (1.38%) Adobe
17 16 (1.30%) CA
18 15 (1.22%) Murex
19 14 (1.14%) Red Hat