Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 146 111
Rank change year-on-year -8 -35 -34
Contract jobs citing XML 239 735 1,145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.79% 1.91% 2.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.69% 5.27% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 497 829
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £315 £363 £343
90th Percentile £698 £650 £645
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £52.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +18.67% +90.47%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.09 £41.00
% change year-on-year -25.67% +14.84% +2.50%

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 5,093 13,942 17,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.07% 36.22% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,563 10,381 13,438
Median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £370
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 73 90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £43.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +9.12% +25.24%
10th Percentile £22.50 £21.40 £20.83
90th Percentile £48.48 £72.15 £73.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.13
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.82% +5.31%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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 +28 31 £550 +4.76% 21
West London +15 9 £413 -20.48% 16
South London +18 7 £530 +17.78% 3
East London +53 6 £225 -51.87% 3
North London - 4 £600 - 2
XML
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 115 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (44.77%) Java
3 104 (43.51%) JSON
4 101 (42.26%) Web Services
5 100 (41.84%) SQL
6 84 (35.15%) REST
7 76 (31.80%) Oracle
8 75 (31.38%) JavaScript
9 69 (28.87%) SOAP
10 62 (25.94%) HTML
11 53 (22.18%) SQL Server
11 53 (22.18%) Git (software)
12 51 (21.34%) Finance
13 50 (20.92%) Windows
14 47 (19.67%) Linux
15 45 (18.83%) Security Cleared
16 43 (17.99%) C#
16 43 (17.99%) .NET
16 43 (17.99%) Jenkins
17 41 (17.15%) Banking
18 40 (16.74%) JIRA
18 40 (16.74%) CSS
18 40 (16.74%) XSLT
19 39 (16.32%) Scrum
19 39 (16.32%) SC Cleared
19 39 (16.32%) Azure
20 38 (15.90%) Test Automation
21 37 (15.48%) SOA
21 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
22 36 (15.06%) Unix

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 33 (13.81%) JBoss
2 30 (12.55%) Red Hat Fuse
3 29 (12.13%) Confluence
4 25 (10.46%) Tomcat
5 20 (8.37%) WebLogic
6 19 (7.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 17 (7.11%) Apache
8 14 (5.86%) Mule
9 13 (5.44%) MQSeries
9 13 (5.44%) WebSphere
10 10 (4.18%) SharePoint
11 7 (2.93%) IIS
12 6 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (2.09%) Appian
13 5 (2.09%) CMS
13 5 (2.09%) Jetty
13 5 (2.09%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 4 (1.67%) Apache ServiceMix
15 3 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.42%) Figma
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (4.18%) SunGard Martini
2 9 (3.77%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.67%) Maximo
6 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.32%) Azure
2 23 (9.62%) AWS
3 20 (8.37%) Power Platform
4 18 (7.53%) PaaS
4 18 (7.53%) SaaS
5 10 (4.18%) GitHub
6 9 (3.77%) OpenShift
6 9 (3.77%) Serverless
7 8 (3.35%) Logic Apps
8 7 (2.93%) Office 365
9 5 (2.09%) Apigee
9 5 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (2.09%) GCP
9 5 (2.09%) IaaS
10 4 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.67%) Boomi
10 4 (1.67%) Google Analytics
10 4 (1.67%) Power Automate
10 4 (1.67%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.02%) HTTP
2 5 (2.09%) SSH
3 4 (1.67%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.67%) Internet
3 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.26%) DNS
4 3 (1.26%) Intranet
5 2 (0.84%) AMQP
5 2 (0.84%) LAN
5 2 (0.84%) SNMP
5 2 (0.84%) SSL
5 2 (0.84%) VoIP
6 1 (0.42%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.42%) DHCP
6 1 (0.42%) ISDN
6 1 (0.42%) NAS
6 1 (0.42%) SGSN
6 1 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (22.18%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.39%) MySQL
2 32 (13.39%) Relational Database
3 22 (9.21%) NoSQL
4 21 (8.79%) Oracle Database
5 19 (7.95%) MongoDB
6 16 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (6.69%) Power BI
7 15 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (6.28%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (3.35%) Big Data
8 8 (3.35%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.93%) DB2
9 7 (2.93%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.51%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 53 (22.18%) Git (software)
2 43 (17.99%) Jenkins
3 40 (16.74%) JIRA
4 28 (11.72%) Subversion
5 27 (11.30%) Maven
6 22 (9.21%) JUnit
7 17 (7.11%) Postman
8 16 (6.69%) Visual Studio
9 15 (6.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (6.28%) Cucumber
10 14 (5.86%) FishEye
10 14 (5.86%) Hudson
11 11 (4.60%) jMock
11 11 (4.60%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (4.60%) Selenium
12 10 (4.18%) CppUnit
12 10 (4.18%) SoapUI
13 9 (3.77%) Ant
14 7 (2.93%) Mercurial
14 7 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (21.34%) Finance
2 41 (17.15%) Banking
3 30 (12.55%) Investment Banking
4 24 (10.04%) Public Sector
5 11 (4.60%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.77%) Retail
7 8 (3.35%) Back Office
7 8 (3.35%) Front Office
8 5 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.67%) Marketing
10 3 (1.26%) Advertising
10 3 (1.26%) Electronics
10 3 (1.26%) French Language
10 3 (1.26%) Local Government
10 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) German Language
11 1 (0.42%) Greek Language
11 1 (0.42%) Law
11 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 106 (44.35%) Developer
2 46 (19.25%) Architect
3 25 (10.46%) Java Developer
4 22 (9.21%) Analyst
5 20 (8.37%) Consultant
6 15 (6.28%) Business Analyst
6 15 (6.28%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.86%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.02%) C++ Developer
9 10 (4.18%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 9 (3.77%) Integration Developer
10 9 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (3.77%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.35%) ServiceNow Developer
11 8 (3.35%) Software Engineer
12 6 (2.51%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.51%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (2.51%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (43.51%) JSON
2 101 (42.26%) Web Services
3 84 (35.15%) REST
4 69 (28.87%) SOAP
5 62 (25.94%) HTML
6 43 (17.99%) .NET
7 40 (16.74%) CSS
7 40 (16.74%) XSLT
8 34 (14.23%) Spring
9 30 (12.55%) Middleware
10 26 (10.88%) Apache Camel
11 21 (8.79%) Hibernate
12 19 (7.95%) JMS
13 18 (7.53%) AngularJS
13 18 (7.53%) Node.js
13 18 (7.53%) RESTful
14 17 (7.11%) jQuery
14 17 (7.11%) Oracle Fusion
15 16 (6.69%) MSMQ
16 15 (6.28%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.11%) Fixed Income
3 12 (5.02%) Derivative
3 12 (5.02%) User Experience
4 10 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.93%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.51%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.09%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.09%) CMDB
8 5 (2.09%) Equities
8 5 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.67%) W3C
10 3 (1.26%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.84%) Blog
11 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.84%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (0.84%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.92%) Windows
2 47 (19.67%) Linux
3 36 (15.06%) Unix
4 9 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.93%) Android
6 5 (2.09%) AIX
6 5 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.09%) CentOS
6 5 (2.09%) Debian
6 5 (2.09%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.09%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (16.32%) Scrum
3 38 (15.90%) Test Automation
4 37 (15.48%) SOA
5 36 (15.06%) DevOps
6 35 (14.64%) Microservices
7 33 (13.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 33 (13.81%) TDD
8 28 (11.72%) Unit Testing
9 27 (11.30%) UML
10 26 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (10.88%) SDLC
11 25 (10.46%) Data Modelling
12 24 (10.04%) Kanban
12 24 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (8.79%) BDD
14 21 (8.79%) Migration
15 20 (8.37%) OO
15 20 (8.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 107 (44.77%) Java
2 100 (41.84%) SQL
3 75 (31.38%) JavaScript
4 43 (17.99%) C#
5 35 (14.64%) Python
6 30 (12.55%) PL/SQL
7 24 (10.04%) C++
8 20 (8.37%) T-SQL
9 14 (5.86%) Perl
10 10 (4.18%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.18%) VBA
10 10 (4.18%) XPath
11 9 (3.77%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.35%) Scala
13 7 (2.93%) Groovy
14 6 (2.51%) Apex Code
14 6 (2.51%) Ruby
15 5 (2.09%) Bash Shell
15 5 (2.09%) Clojure
15 5 (2.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 45 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 39 (16.32%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.69%) Degree
4 4 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.42%) CCNP
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ISEB
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.42%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.44%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) GDPR
3 2 (0.84%) GxP
3 2 (0.84%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) CDISC
4 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.42%) EMIR
4 1 (0.42%) HL7
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) MiFID
4 1 (0.42%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.42%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (5.86%) Docker
2 7 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.84%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) KVM
5 1 (0.42%) LXC
5 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (5.44%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.51%) Puppet
3 5 (2.09%) Salt
4 4 (1.67%) Control-M
5 3 (1.26%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (0.84%) Grafana
6 2 (0.84%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.84%) Rancher
6 2 (0.84%) Terraform
7 1 (0.42%) Cloudify
7 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.42%) Istio
7 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.42%) Juju
7 1 (0.42%) Kibana
7 1 (0.42%) Nagios
7 1 (0.42%) Oozie
7 1 (0.42%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (31.80%) Oracle
2 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 28 (11.72%) Sybase
4 23 (9.62%) SAP
5 18 (7.53%) Red Hat
6 17 (7.11%) MuleSoft
7 16 (6.69%) Atlassian
7 16 (6.69%) IBM
8 13 (5.44%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (5.02%) Axway
10 10 (4.18%) FIS
10 10 (4.18%) Informatica
10 10 (4.18%) Murex
10 10 (4.18%) SunGard
11 9 (3.77%) HP
11 9 (3.77%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.35%) Tableau
12 8 (3.35%) webMethods
13 7 (2.93%) Sparx
13 7 (2.93%) Sun