Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 71 68
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing XML 1,306 1,374 1,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.83% 3.40% 3.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.79% 9.70% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 932 1,005
London median daily rate £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £307
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 4
London median hourly rate £26.78 £29.75 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +27.00% -35.38%
10th Percentile £17.41 £19.25 £19.53
90th Percentile £45.98 £48.47 £26.64
England median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% - +2.35%

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 16,762 14,172 14,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.28% 35.04% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,848 10,608 10,734
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +6.32%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £631
England median daily rate £475 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +7.34% +4.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 88 72
London median hourly rate £41.41 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.98% +14.65% +30.83%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.12 £18.84
90th Percentile £61.50 £57.50 £59.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +0.61% +5.16% +10.16%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -36 233 £463 +5.71% 69
West London +8 107 £500 +25.00% 49
South London -13 56 £490 +15.29% 7
East London -42 13 £500 +8.11% 11
North London +1 9 £230 -40.65% 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 579 (44.33%) Java
2 576 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (42.88%) SQL
4 495 (37.90%) JSON
5 410 (31.39%) Web Services
6 385 (29.48%) JavaScript
7 328 (25.11%) Finance
8 324 (24.81%) SOAP
9 300 (22.97%) REST
10 293 (22.43%) HTML
11 245 (18.76%) Oracle
12 242 (18.53%) .NET
12 242 (18.53%) CSS
13 235 (17.99%) TDD
14 226 (17.30%) Git (software)
15 219 (16.77%) C#
16 202 (15.47%) SQL Server
17 197 (15.08%) Scrum
18 191 (14.62%) Banking
19 185 (14.17%) AngularJS
20 182 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
21 181 (13.86%) RESTful
22 176 (13.48%) Relational Database
23 172 (13.17%) Microsoft
24 170 (13.02%) OO
25 167 (12.79%) Spring
26 162 (12.40%) Linux
26 162 (12.40%) XSLT
27 159 (12.17%) Python
28 157 (12.02%) Windows

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 (6.36%) WebSphere
2 73 (5.59%) Apache
3 69 (5.28%) CMS
4 66 (5.05%) Tomcat
5 63 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
6 57 (4.36%) Confluence
7 49 (3.75%) SharePoint
8 47 (3.60%) Apache Spark
9 35 (2.68%) Apache Solr
9 35 (2.68%) JBoss
10 32 (2.45%) IIS
11 27 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 23 (1.76%) MQSeries
13 20 (1.53%) Mule
14 19 (1.45%) WebLogic
15 18 (1.38%) WebSphere Portal
16 16 (1.23%) SAS
17 15 (1.15%) DataSynapse
18 14 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 61 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.077%) Gephi
6 1 (0.077%) HipChat
6 1 (0.077%) InDesign
6 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
5 13 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
5 13 (1.00%) Oracle iProcurement
5 13 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.84%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 10 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (0.77%) Elite 3E
8 8 (0.61%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.54%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.54%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.46%) Infor CRM
10 6 (0.46%) Magento
10 6 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle TCA
12 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 182 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.14%) Amazon S3
3 28 (2.14%) npm
4 27 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (1.84%) GitHub
6 16 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.15%) Office 365
7 15 (1.15%) SaaS
8 14 (1.07%) Algolia
8 14 (1.07%) IaaS
8 14 (1.07%) Serverless
9 13 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
9 13 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.84%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.84%) PaaS
11 8 (0.61%) AdWords
11 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.61%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.43%) HTTP
2 46 (3.52%) Internet
3 32 (2.45%) FTP
4 31 (2.37%) SSL
5 18 (1.38%) DNS
6 16 (1.23%) SMTP
7 14 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.00%) SSH
9 12 (0.92%) Firewall
10 11 (0.84%) Intranet
11 9 (0.69%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.69%) SMS
11 9 (0.69%) VPN
12 7 (0.54%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.54%) LAN
13 6 (0.46%) WAN
14 5 (0.38%) IMAP
15 4 (0.31%) SAN
16 3 (0.23%) AMQP
16 3 (0.23%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 176 (13.48%) Relational Database
3 86 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 78 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 75 (5.74%) MySQL
6 69 (5.28%) Big Data
7 65 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
8 58 (4.44%) RDBMS
9 56 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 53 (4.06%) Hadoop
11 49 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 47 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
13 46 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (2.83%) MongoDB
15 33 (2.53%) GIS
15 33 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 32 (2.45%) HBase
17 23 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (1.53%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 226 (17.30%) Git (software)
2 126 (9.65%) Jenkins
3 124 (9.49%) JIRA
4 114 (8.73%) Maven
5 92 (7.04%) JUnit
6 87 (6.66%) Selenium
7 79 (6.05%) Cucumber
8 77 (5.90%) Subversion
9 55 (4.21%) Visual Studio
10 52 (3.98%) Gradle
11 44 (3.37%) Eclipse
12 41 (3.14%) Mockito
13 39 (2.99%) SoapUI
14 34 (2.60%) TeamCity
15 33 (2.53%) NUnit
16 32 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (2.07%) gulp
18 26 (1.99%) WebDriver
19 25 (1.91%) Ant
20 24 (1.84%) Grunt
General
1 328 (25.11%) Finance
2 191 (14.62%) Banking
3 70 (5.36%) Investment Banking
4 51 (3.91%) Front Office
5 42 (3.22%) Legal
5 42 (3.22%) Marketing
6 33 (2.53%) Retail
7 30 (2.30%) Law
8 25 (1.91%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.84%) Billing
10 21 (1.61%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.45%) Back Office
12 13 (1.00%) Advertising
13 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.77%) Games
14 10 (0.77%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.69%) Electronics
16 8 (0.61%) German Language
16 8 (0.61%) Publishing
17 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 775 (59.34%) Developer
2 194 (14.85%) Java Developer
3 124 (9.49%) Senior Developer
4 112 (8.58%) Analyst
4 112 (8.58%) Architect
5 65 (4.98%) .NET Developer
6 55 (4.21%) C# Developer
6 55 (4.21%) Consultant
7 52 (3.98%) Agile Developer
7 52 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
8 51 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
9 50 (3.83%) ServiceNow Developer
10 49 (3.75%) C++ Developer
11 45 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
12 40 (3.06%) XML Developer
13 38 (2.91%) React Developer
13 38 (2.91%) Test Analyst
14 36 (2.76%) SQL Developer
15 35 (2.68%) Python Developer
16 34 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (37.90%) JSON
2 410 (31.39%) Web Services
3 324 (24.81%) SOAP
4 300 (22.97%) REST
5 293 (22.43%) HTML
6 242 (18.53%) .NET
6 242 (18.53%) CSS
7 185 (14.17%) AngularJS
8 181 (13.86%) RESTful
9 167 (12.79%) Spring
10 162 (12.40%) XSLT
11 125 (9.57%) Node.js
12 114 (8.73%) React
13 102 (7.81%) HTML5
13 102 (7.81%) J2EE
14 91 (6.97%) Ajax
14 91 (6.97%) XSD
15 85 (6.51%) jQuery
16 84 (6.43%) JMS
17 78 (5.97%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.67%) Mobile App
3 57 (4.36%) User Experience
4 52 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (3.29%) Derivative
7 36 (2.76%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.14%) Algorithms
8 28 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (1.91%) Fixed Income
10 24 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 23 (1.76%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.61%) Video on Demand
13 19 (1.45%) Video\Live Streaming
14 18 (1.38%) Fintech
15 17 (1.30%) Management Information System
16 14 (1.07%) Credit Risk
17 12 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
17 12 (0.92%) Data Centre
17 12 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 162 (12.40%) Linux
2 157 (12.02%) Windows
3 144 (11.03%) Unix
4 42 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 41 (3.14%) Android
6 31 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.61%) Solaris
8 14 (1.07%) HPUX
9 13 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.69%) CentOS
12 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.31%) Debian
15 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.077%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (17.99%) TDD
3 197 (15.08%) Scrum
4 170 (13.02%) OO
5 153 (11.72%) SOA
6 139 (10.64%) Test Automation
7 136 (10.41%) Migration
8 132 (10.11%) SDLC
9 121 (9.26%) DevOps
10 118 (9.04%) Data Modelling
11 107 (8.19%) BDD
12 105 (8.04%) MVC
12 105 (8.04%) Software Engineering
13 100 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
14 92 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
15 89 (6.81%) Microservices
16 87 (6.66%) Data Migration
17 79 (6.05%) ETL
18 76 (5.82%) Web Development
19 75 (5.74%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 579 (44.33%) Java
2 560 (42.88%) SQL
3 385 (29.48%) JavaScript
4 219 (16.77%) C#
5 159 (12.17%) Python
6 86 (6.58%) XPath
7 82 (6.28%) C++
8 81 (6.20%) PL/SQL
9 59 (4.52%) Scala
10 57 (4.36%) C
11 56 (4.29%) Shell Script
12 51 (3.91%) Bash Shell
13 48 (3.68%) Java 8
13 48 (3.68%) Ruby
14 43 (3.29%) T-SQL
15 36 (2.76%) PHP
16 34 (2.60%) Groovy
17 33 (2.53%) PowerShell
18 30 (2.30%) ES6
19 29 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 117 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.20%) Degree
3 62 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 61 (4.67%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.53%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.69%) Siebel Certification
7 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.31%) ISEB
9 4 (0.31%) PMP
10 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.23%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.23%) MCP
10 3 (0.23%) MCPD
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.13%) QA
2 46 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.68%) MiFID
4 19 (1.45%) EMIR
5 17 (1.30%) Dodd-Frank
6 14 (1.07%) GCP
7 9 (0.69%) SLA
8 8 (0.61%) ISO 20022
8 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.46%) PMO
11 5 (0.38%) HL7
12 4 (0.31%) GDPR
12 4 (0.31%) PSD2
12 4 (0.31%) SEPA
13 2 (0.15%) IFRS
13 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
14 1 (0.077%) CDISC
14 1 (0.077%) DICOM
14 1 (0.077%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 79 (6.05%) Docker
2 63 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.45%) HDFS
5 14 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.92%) Oracle Clusterware
7 9 (0.69%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.61%) vSphere
9 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.23%) KVM
10 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.23%) Xen
11 2 (0.15%) NFS
11 2 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 28 (2.14%) Ansible
2 23 (1.76%) Puppet
3 20 (1.53%) Kubernetes
4 19 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.92%) Data Guard
6 12 (0.92%) HP ALM
6 12 (0.92%) Kibana
6 12 (0.92%) Oracle Flashback
6 12 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (0.84%) Terraform
8 8 (0.61%) Nagios
8 8 (0.61%) Oozie
9 7 (0.54%) Control-M
9 7 (0.54%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.46%) Grafana
10 6 (0.46%) logstash
10 6 (0.46%) SCCM
11 5 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 245 (18.76%) Oracle
2 172 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 75 (5.74%) IBM
4 69 (5.28%) ServiceNow
5 53 (4.06%) MuleSoft
6 41 (3.14%) Google
7 29 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (2.14%) Apigee
9 27 (2.07%) Adobe
10 26 (1.99%) Informatica
10 26 (1.99%) VMware
11 23 (1.76%) Hortonworks
11 23 (1.76%) Talend
12 22 (1.68%) HP
12 22 (1.68%) SAP
13 21 (1.61%) Cloudera
14 19 (1.45%) Cisco
15 18 (1.38%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.38%) Perforce
15 18 (1.38%) Sybase