Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 117 82
Rank change year-on-year -21 -35 -25
Contract jobs citing XML 716 1,118 1,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.99% 2.41% 3.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.51% 6.14% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 790 1,007
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £683 £650 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 12
London median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £43.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +33.08% +35.02%
10th Percentile £24.79 £24.10 £16.98
90th Percentile £64.00 £83.95 £47.83
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 12,989 18,214 17,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.03% 39.24% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,634 13,727 13,315
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £350
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 79 105
London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.58% +14.29% -14.89%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £65.41 £49.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 -8 145 £500 - 64
West London +28 53 £525 +16.67% 27
South London +41 39 £450 -2.17% 10
East London +4 8 £375 -25.00% 12
XML
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 298 (41.62%) JSON
2 276 (38.55%) SQL
3 272 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (35.34%) JavaScript
5 234 (32.68%) Java
6 226 (31.56%) HTML
7 219 (30.59%) Web Services
8 162 (22.63%) REST
9 154 (21.51%) Oracle
10 150 (20.95%) CSS
11 147 (20.53%) SQL Server
12 139 (19.41%) Finance
13 133 (18.58%) SOAP
14 105 (14.66%) Git (software)
15 101 (14.11%) Linux
16 95 (13.27%) Scrum
17 87 (12.15%) .NET
17 87 (12.15%) SOA
18 85 (11.87%) AngularJS
19 84 (11.73%) JIRA
20 83 (11.59%) Security Cleared
21 82 (11.45%) DevOps
21 82 (11.45%) C#
21 82 (11.45%) PL/SQL
22 79 (11.03%) Spring
23 78 (10.89%) AWS
24 77 (10.75%) Microservices
24 77 (10.75%) Jenkins
25 74 (10.34%) Python
26 72 (10.06%) 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 48 (6.70%) CMS
2 45 (6.28%) Confluence
3 44 (6.15%) WebLogic
4 43 (6.01%) JBoss
5 40 (5.59%) SharePoint
6 37 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 34 (4.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 24 (3.35%) MQSeries
9 22 (3.07%) Apache
10 19 (2.65%) IIS
11 18 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (2.51%) Tomcat
12 17 (2.37%) Jupyter
13 14 (1.96%) ArcGIS
13 14 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (1.96%) GeoServer
14 13 (1.82%) Apache Spark
15 9 (1.26%) MS Exchange
15 9 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.12%) XMetaL
5 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 25 (3.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 22 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (2.51%) Adobe Campaign
5 14 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
5 14 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (1.82%) Oracle TCA
7 11 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle Assets
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle FAH
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (1.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 9 (1.26%) Oracle iProcurement
10 7 (0.98%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 6 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (0.56%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 78 (10.89%) AWS
2 67 (9.36%) Azure
3 36 (5.03%) SaaS
4 35 (4.89%) Power Platform
5 22 (3.07%) Adobe Analytics
6 21 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (2.93%) GitHub
7 20 (2.79%) Office 365
8 17 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (2.23%) PaaS
10 15 (2.09%) GCP
11 9 (1.26%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.26%) Boomi
11 9 (1.26%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.84%) IaaS
13 6 (0.84%) Serverless
14 5 (0.70%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.70%) npm
15 4 (0.56%) ZenHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.87%) HTTP
2 10 (1.40%) Internet
2 10 (1.40%) SSL
3 7 (0.98%) FTP
3 7 (0.98%) SMTP
3 7 (0.98%) SSH
4 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.56%) Intranet
5 4 (0.56%) Profibus
5 4 (0.56%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.42%) Firewall
6 3 (0.42%) VLAN
6 3 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.28%) DNS
7 2 (0.28%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) ATM
8 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.14%) POP3
8 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 70 (9.78%) Relational Database
3 60 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (4.89%) Oracle Database
5 35 (4.89%) RDBMS
6 34 (4.75%) MySQL
6 34 (4.75%) Power BI
7 32 (4.47%) Big Data
8 31 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
10 26 (3.63%) NoSQL
10 26 (3.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 20 (2.79%) MongoDB
12 17 (2.37%) Data Lake
12 17 (2.37%) Geospatial Data
13 16 (2.23%) Hadoop
14 14 (1.96%) GIS
14 14 (1.96%) QGIS
15 12 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 105 (14.66%) Git (software)
2 84 (11.73%) JIRA
3 77 (10.75%) Jenkins
4 41 (5.73%) Maven
5 31 (4.33%) JUnit
6 29 (4.05%) Subversion
7 24 (3.35%) Selenium
8 21 (2.93%) Visual Studio
9 17 (2.37%) SoapUI
10 16 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 16 (2.23%) Gradle
10 16 (2.23%) Mockito
10 16 (2.23%) SonarQube
11 15 (2.09%) Oracle Forms
11 15 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (1.96%) Bitbucket
13 13 (1.82%) Ant
13 13 (1.82%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.54%) Eclipse
14 11 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 139 (19.41%) Finance
2 71 (9.92%) Banking
3 48 (6.70%) Marketing
4 33 (4.61%) Public Sector
5 23 (3.21%) Front Office
5 23 (3.21%) Publishing
6 22 (3.07%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.51%) Retail
8 14 (1.96%) Legal
9 12 (1.68%) Billing
10 11 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.40%) Advertising
12 9 (1.26%) Back Office
13 8 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.84%) Games
14 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.70%) Automotive
15 5 (0.70%) International Banking
15 5 (0.70%) Local Government
16 4 (0.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 384 (53.63%) Developer
2 92 (12.85%) Architect
3 72 (10.06%) Analyst
4 67 (9.36%) Java Developer
5 64 (8.94%) ServiceNow Developer
6 45 (6.28%) Consultant
7 33 (4.61%) Senior Developer
8 29 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (3.35%) Data Analyst
10 21 (2.93%) Integration Developer
11 19 (2.65%) SQL Developer
11 19 (2.65%) Technical Architect
12 18 (2.51%) Applications Architect
12 18 (2.51%) Business Analyst
12 18 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 16 (2.23%) Oracle Developer
13 16 (2.23%) XML Developer
14 15 (2.09%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.09%) Software Developer
15 14 (1.96%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (41.62%) JSON
2 226 (31.56%) HTML
3 219 (30.59%) Web Services
4 162 (22.63%) REST
5 150 (20.95%) CSS
6 133 (18.58%) SOAP
7 87 (12.15%) .NET
8 85 (11.87%) AngularJS
9 79 (11.03%) Spring
10 71 (9.92%) Hibernate
11 61 (8.52%) RESTful
12 52 (7.26%) Ajax
13 50 (6.98%) XSLT
14 44 (6.15%) Node.js
15 40 (5.59%) RabbitMQ
16 39 (5.45%) HTML5
17 38 (5.31%) Java EE
17 38 (5.31%) XSD
18 37 (5.17%) Apache Camel
18 37 (5.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.47%) User Experience
3 28 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.93%) Derivative
6 20 (2.79%) Data Structures
7 14 (1.96%) Reference Data
8 13 (1.82%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.82%) Marketing Technology
9 11 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.40%) Equities
11 9 (1.26%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.12%) PKI
13 7 (0.98%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.98%) LIMS
13 7 (0.98%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.84%) NHS
14 6 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (14.11%) Linux
2 51 (7.12%) Unix
3 36 (5.03%) Windows
4 20 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.68%) Android
6 12 (1.68%) CentOS
7 10 (1.40%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.98%) Solaris
9 6 (0.84%) Debian
9 6 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (13.27%) Scrum
3 87 (12.15%) SOA
4 82 (11.45%) DevOps
5 77 (10.75%) Microservices
6 72 (10.06%) Migration
7 65 (9.08%) Test Automation
8 59 (8.24%) TDD
9 58 (8.10%) Unit Testing
10 55 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (7.54%) SDLC
12 53 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (7.26%) Waterfall
14 51 (7.12%) ETL
15 50 (6.98%) Analytics
16 48 (6.70%) Data Integration
16 48 (6.70%) Data Modelling
17 43 (6.01%) OO
18 42 (5.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 276 (38.55%) SQL
2 253 (35.34%) JavaScript
3 234 (32.68%) Java
4 82 (11.45%) C#
4 82 (11.45%) PL/SQL
5 74 (10.34%) Python
6 50 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 39 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 37 (5.17%) Scala
9 32 (4.47%) Perl
10 29 (4.05%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.51%) C++
11 18 (2.51%) Ruby
12 17 (2.37%) XQuery
13 15 (2.09%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.82%) VBA
15 11 (1.54%) VB.NET
16 9 (1.26%) Kotlin
16 9 (1.26%) XPath
17 8 (1.12%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 83 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.64%) Degree
3 66 (9.22%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.93%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.84%) HND
7 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.42%) ISEB
7 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.28%) CBAP
8 2 (0.28%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CCIE
9 1 (0.14%) CCNA
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.14%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) MCSE
9 1 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.28%) QA
2 17 (2.37%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.26%) GDPR
4 8 (1.12%) MiFID
5 5 (0.70%) EMIR
5 5 (0.70%) HL7
6 4 (0.56%) IFRS
6 4 (0.56%) SLA
6 4 (0.56%) WCAG
7 3 (0.42%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.28%) PMO
8 2 (0.28%) SEPA
9 1 (0.14%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) GxP
9 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.14%) PSD2
9 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 56 (7.82%) Docker
2 7 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.70%) vSphere
4 4 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.42%) HDFS
5 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.28%) Firmware
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Gluster
7 1 (0.14%) GridGain
7 1 (0.14%) NFS
7 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.68%) Control-M
3 10 (1.40%) Puppet
4 9 (1.26%) Ansible
5 7 (0.98%) Terraform
6 6 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (0.84%) logstash
6 6 (0.84%) Salt
7 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.42%) Grafana
8 3 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.42%) Kibana
8 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.28%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.14%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 154 (21.51%) Oracle
2 72 (10.06%) Microsoft
3 68 (9.50%) ServiceNow
4 42 (5.87%) Adobe
5 41 (5.73%) Sybase
6 39 (5.45%) Red Hat
7 36 (5.03%) MuleSoft
7 36 (5.03%) SAP
8 35 (4.89%) Google
9 26 (3.63%) Axway
10 18 (2.51%) TIBCO
11 17 (2.37%) Tableau
12 15 (2.09%) ESRI
13 14 (1.96%) Perforce
14 12 (1.68%) BMC
14 12 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.54%) VMware
16 10 (1.40%) Cadence
16 10 (1.40%) Dell
17 9 (1.26%) Informatica