Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 118 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 -32 -19
Contract jobs citing XML 578 988 1,332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.30% 2.31% 2.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.14% 6.21% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 724 934
Median daily rate £500 £516 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +3.20% +8.58%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £625 £638
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.92 £26.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +67.75% -16.33%
10th Percentile £25.68 £27.72 £17.41
90th Percentile £56.79 £47.83 £45.98
England median hourly rate £48.85 £44.92 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.76% +9.55% +13.89%

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 9,409 15,900 16,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.37% 37.15% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,773 11,927 12,918
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 82 119
Median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £25.72 £24.11 £20.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.85 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.65% +3.66% +1.23%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in London.

Daily rate trend for XML in London

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in London.

Hourly rate trend for XML in London

XML
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XML in London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 0 107 £495 -5.71% 19
South London +32 30 £564 +12.80% 9
East London +54 10 £416 -25.85% 3
West London -3 10 £525 +5.00% 22
XML
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 277 (47.92%) JSON
2 263 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (44.12%) SQL
4 244 (42.21%) Java
5 177 (30.62%) Web Services
6 166 (28.72%) HTML
7 156 (26.99%) JavaScript
8 154 (26.64%) SQL Server
8 154 (26.64%) REST
9 146 (25.26%) Oracle
10 138 (23.88%) SOAP
11 106 (18.34%) JIRA
12 101 (17.47%) Finance
13 99 (17.13%) Git (software)
14 94 (16.26%) CSS
15 91 (15.74%) DevOps
16 89 (15.40%) PL/SQL
17 87 (15.05%) C#
17 87 (15.05%) Security Cleared
17 87 (15.05%) Waterfall
18 86 (14.88%) Jenkins
19 83 (14.36%) WebLogic
20 81 (14.01%) SDLC
21 79 (13.67%) .NET
22 78 (13.49%) AWS
23 77 (13.32%) Relational Database
23 77 (13.32%) Linux
23 77 (13.32%) Data Modelling
24 73 (12.63%) T-SQL
24 73 (12.63%) SC Cleared

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 83 (14.36%) WebLogic
2 65 (11.25%) Confluence
3 56 (9.69%) JBoss
4 49 (8.48%) Red Hat Fuse
5 43 (7.44%) MQSeries
6 35 (6.06%) WebSphere
7 28 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 27 (4.67%) Tomcat
9 25 (4.33%) SharePoint
10 21 (3.63%) Apache
11 20 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (3.46%) Jupyter
12 15 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 15 (2.60%) CMS
13 13 (2.25%) IIS
14 8 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.87%) JCAPS
15 5 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.69%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.69%) LiveLink
Applications
1 32 (5.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.69%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.87%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.69%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.35%) Magento
5 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.49%) AWS
2 71 (12.28%) Azure
3 40 (6.92%) SaaS
4 39 (6.75%) GitHub
5 24 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (3.29%) GCP
7 17 (2.94%) PaaS
8 13 (2.25%) Boomi
9 11 (1.90%) Adobe Analytics
10 10 (1.73%) IaaS
11 9 (1.56%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.21%) Office 365
13 6 (1.04%) Stackdriver
13 6 (1.04%) ZenHub
14 5 (0.87%) Apigee
15 4 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.69%) iPaaS
15 4 (0.69%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.30%) HTTP
2 23 (3.98%) SSL
3 12 (2.08%) Firewall
4 9 (1.56%) FTP
5 8 (1.38%) Internet
5 8 (1.38%) Intranet
5 8 (1.38%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.04%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.87%) DMZ
7 5 (0.87%) Network Security
7 5 (0.87%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.69%) Extranet
8 4 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (0.69%) SSH
9 3 (0.52%) Broadband
9 3 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.52%) DNS
9 3 (0.52%) NetScreen
10 2 (0.35%) LAN
10 2 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (26.64%) SQL Server
2 77 (13.32%) Relational Database
3 50 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (5.36%) NoSQL
5 30 (5.19%) MySQL
6 27 (4.67%) RDBMS
7 21 (3.63%) Big Data
8 19 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (3.11%) Data Mining
9 18 (3.11%) Oracle Database
10 15 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
10 15 (2.60%) QlikView
11 11 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.56%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.56%) MongoDB
12 9 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.38%) Power BI
14 7 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 106 (18.34%) JIRA
2 99 (17.13%) Git (software)
3 86 (14.88%) Jenkins
4 42 (7.27%) JUnit
5 32 (5.54%) Maven
6 30 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (4.84%) Postman
8 26 (4.50%) Selenium
9 23 (3.98%) Gradle
10 22 (3.81%) Ant
11 21 (3.63%) Mockito
11 21 (3.63%) SoapUI
12 20 (3.46%) Subversion
13 19 (3.29%) Cucumber
14 17 (2.94%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.42%) git-flow
15 14 (2.42%) JMeter
16 11 (1.90%) Fiddler
17 10 (1.73%) Bitbucket
18 8 (1.38%) Android Studio
General
1 101 (17.47%) Finance
2 50 (8.65%) Banking
3 33 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 30 (5.19%) Publishing
5 22 (3.81%) Marketing
6 20 (3.46%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.42%) Legal
7 14 (2.42%) Retail
8 11 (1.90%) Law
9 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.38%) Games
11 7 (1.21%) Back Office
11 7 (1.21%) Front Office
11 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.52%) Automotive
13 3 (0.52%) Electronics
13 3 (0.52%) Local Government
13 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 225 (38.93%) Developer
2 106 (18.34%) Architect
3 65 (11.25%) Analyst
4 39 (6.75%) Java Developer
5 32 (5.54%) Consultant
5 32 (5.54%) Data Analyst
6 31 (5.36%) Applications Architect
7 24 (4.15%) Senior Developer
7 24 (4.15%) Technical Architect
8 22 (3.81%) Cloud Architect
8 22 (3.81%) ServiceNow Developer
9 18 (3.11%) Business Analyst
10 14 (2.42%) C# Developer
10 14 (2.42%) Integration Developer
10 14 (2.42%) Tester
11 13 (2.25%) Data Architect
11 13 (2.25%) Software Engineer
12 12 (2.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 12 (2.08%) Software Developer
12 12 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (47.92%) JSON
2 177 (30.62%) Web Services
3 166 (28.72%) HTML
4 154 (26.64%) REST
5 138 (23.88%) SOAP
6 94 (16.26%) CSS
7 79 (13.67%) .NET
8 63 (10.90%) Hibernate
9 62 (10.73%) XSLT
10 59 (10.21%) RabbitMQ
11 57 (9.86%) RESTful
12 54 (9.34%) Apache Camel
12 54 (9.34%) Spring
13 45 (7.79%) ActiveMQ
13 45 (7.79%) AngularJS
14 44 (7.61%) MSMQ
15 40 (6.92%) J2EE
16 36 (6.23%) Node.js
17 34 (5.88%) HTML5
18 31 (5.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (4.15%) User Experience
4 15 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.90%) Social Media
7 10 (1.73%) Derivative
7 10 (1.73%) Mobile Payment
7 10 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.56%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.21%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.21%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.04%) Equities
10 6 (1.04%) PKI
11 5 (0.87%) NHS
11 5 (0.87%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.87%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 77 (13.32%) Linux
2 56 (9.69%) Windows
3 55 (9.52%) Unix
4 13 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.90%) Android
6 9 (1.56%) CentOS
7 7 (1.21%) AIX
7 7 (1.21%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.87%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.35%) Debian
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (15.74%) DevOps
3 87 (15.05%) Waterfall
4 81 (14.01%) SDLC
5 77 (13.32%) Data Modelling
6 69 (11.94%) Scrum
7 67 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (10.21%) Test Automation
9 58 (10.03%) SOA
10 52 (9.00%) Analytics
11 49 (8.48%) Migration
12 48 (8.30%) Computer Science
12 48 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (8.30%) TDD
13 45 (7.79%) Data Integration
14 43 (7.44%) ETL
15 41 (7.09%) Project Management
16 40 (6.92%) BDD
17 38 (6.57%) Microservices
18 36 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 255 (44.12%) SQL
2 244 (42.21%) Java
3 156 (26.99%) JavaScript
4 89 (15.40%) PL/SQL
5 87 (15.05%) C#
6 73 (12.63%) T-SQL
7 56 (9.69%) Python
8 29 (5.02%) Shell Script
9 26 (4.50%) Ruby
10 23 (3.98%) VB.NET
11 22 (3.81%) Kotlin
12 21 (3.63%) PHP
13 20 (3.46%) Bash Shell
13 20 (3.46%) C++
14 17 (2.94%) Perl
14 17 (2.94%) PowerShell
14 17 (2.94%) Scala
15 16 (2.77%) C
16 13 (2.25%) VB
17 9 (1.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 87 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 66 (11.42%) Degree
4 24 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.90%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.21%) ISEB
7 6 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.52%) CCIE
10 3 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.35%) CBAP
11 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CCNP
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.61%) QA
2 19 (3.29%) GDPR
3 18 (3.11%) Data Quality
4 16 (2.77%) IFRS
5 15 (2.60%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.69%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.69%) MiFID
6 4 (0.69%) WCAG
7 3 (0.52%) EMIR
7 3 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.52%) HL7
7 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.52%) NCSC
8 2 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.35%) PMO
9 1 (0.17%) Basel III
9 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.17%) GxP
9 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (6.40%) Docker
2 15 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) HDFS
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.11%) Terraform
3 13 (2.25%) SCCM
4 12 (2.08%) Nagios
4 12 (2.08%) Puppet
5 9 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
5 9 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (1.21%) CFEngine
7 7 (1.21%) logstash
7 7 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (1.04%) Control-M
8 6 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.52%) Grafana
10 3 (0.52%) Kibana
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Statspack
10 3 (0.52%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 146 (25.26%) Oracle
2 70 (12.11%) Microsoft
3 56 (9.69%) MuleSoft
3 56 (9.69%) Red Hat
4 53 (9.17%) Sybase
5 42 (7.27%) Axway
6 31 (5.36%) Google
7 29 (5.02%) SAP
8 26 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (4.15%) IBM
9 24 (4.15%) ServiceNow
10 19 (3.29%) Adobe
11 15 (2.60%) HP
11 15 (2.60%) Informatica
12 14 (2.42%) Dell
12 14 (2.42%) Splunk
13 13 (2.25%) Atlassian
14 11 (1.90%) PeopleSoft
15 10 (1.73%) Perforce
15 10 (1.73%) webMethods