Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 81 57
Rank change year-on-year -30 -24 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 1,134 1,463 1,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.48% 3.25% 3.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.30% 8.75% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 987 1,266
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £350 £361 £308
90th Percentile £650 £650 £600
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 6
London median hourly rate £52.67 £41.42 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.16% +53.39% +36.95%
10th Percentile £25.31 £19.05 £20.67
90th Percentile £79.75 £47.83 £48.63
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.61% -1.79% +22.38%

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 18,005 16,711 15,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.36% 37.09% 34.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,546 12,696 11,541
London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 86 69
London median hourly rate £43.50 £30.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.11% -28.98% +21.43%
10th Percentile £19.93 £18.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £72.12 £49.38 £82.20
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +6.67% +1.24%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -36 212 £500 - 50
South London -18 53 £450 +5.88% 11
West London -17 49 £473 +11.18% 45
East London -24 37 £488 +1.04% 5
North London -4 2 - - 6
XML
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 468 (41.27%) Java
2 465 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (40.04%) SQL
4 426 (37.57%) JavaScript
5 416 (36.68%) HTML
6 369 (32.54%) JSON
7 320 (28.22%) CSS
8 307 (27.07%) Web Services
9 290 (25.57%) Finance
10 254 (22.40%) Oracle
11 236 (20.81%) C#
12 235 (20.72%) SQL Server
13 207 (18.25%) REST
14 191 (16.84%) Git (software)
15 180 (15.87%) TDD
16 179 (15.78%) .NET
17 177 (15.61%) SOAP
18 176 (15.52%) Banking
19 171 (15.08%) Relational Database
20 161 (14.20%) AngularJS
21 154 (13.58%) Linux
22 151 (13.32%) Scrum
23 146 (12.87%) Spring
24 135 (11.90%) Microsoft
24 135 (11.90%) Test Automation
25 134 (11.82%) HTML5
25 134 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
26 131 (11.55%) SDLC
27 129 (11.38%) Jenkins
28 128 (11.29%) BDD

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 80 (7.05%) Tomcat
2 61 (5.38%) CMS
3 52 (4.59%) WebLogic
4 49 (4.32%) Confluence
5 41 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 39 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (3.00%) Apache
7 34 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 33 (2.91%) JBoss
9 30 (2.65%) SharePoint
10 26 (2.29%) IIS
11 20 (1.76%) Apache Spark
12 19 (1.68%) SAS
13 18 (1.59%) Apache Solr
13 18 (1.59%) OpenStack
14 15 (1.32%) nginx
15 13 (1.15%) Mule
15 13 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
16 12 (1.06%) Alfresco
17 11 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 34 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.88%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.53%) InDesign
8 3 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.088%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.088%) Mingle
10 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.50%) Actimize
3 10 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.53%) Endur
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle TCA
6 5 (0.44%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.26%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 117 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.88%) Amazon S3
4 25 (2.20%) npm
5 23 (2.03%) GitHub
6 21 (1.85%) OpenShift
6 21 (1.85%) SaaS
7 17 (1.50%) Serverless
8 14 (1.23%) Apigee
9 12 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.88%) BrowserStack
12 8 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.71%) Office 365
13 7 (0.62%) IaaS
13 7 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 6 (0.53%) PaaS
15 5 (0.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.85%) HTTP
2 26 (2.29%) SSL
3 24 (2.12%) Internet
4 19 (1.68%) AMQP
5 18 (1.59%) Intranet
5 18 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.50%) FTP
7 14 (1.23%) Firewall
8 12 (1.06%) Kerberos
9 11 (0.97%) MQTT
9 11 (0.97%) VPN
10 9 (0.79%) SMTP
11 7 (0.62%) DNS
12 5 (0.44%) SMS
13 4 (0.35%) BGP
13 4 (0.35%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.35%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.35%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.35%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.26%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 171 (15.08%) Relational Database
3 90 (7.94%) RDBMS
4 82 (7.23%) MongoDB
5 74 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
6 72 (6.35%) MySQL
7 66 (5.82%) NoSQL
8 65 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 59 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (4.50%) Oracle Database
11 44 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.85%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (1.68%) DB2
16 18 (1.59%) Big Data
17 17 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (1.50%) Power BI
17 17 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 191 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 129 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 122 (10.76%) JIRA
4 116 (10.23%) Subversion
5 103 (9.08%) Maven
6 86 (7.58%) Selenium
7 74 (6.53%) JUnit
8 60 (5.29%) Cucumber
9 38 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (3.09%) SoapUI
11 33 (2.91%) Visual Studio
12 31 (2.73%) Eclipse
13 27 (2.38%) WebDriver
14 26 (2.29%) Ant
15 25 (2.20%) JMeter
16 24 (2.12%) TeamCity
17 22 (1.94%) Mockito
17 22 (1.94%) SpecFlow
18 20 (1.76%) jMock
19 19 (1.68%) Gradle
General
1 290 (25.57%) Finance
2 176 (15.52%) Banking
3 100 (8.82%) Front Office
4 96 (8.47%) Investment Banking
5 48 (4.23%) Financial Institution
6 46 (4.06%) Retail
7 41 (3.62%) Back Office
8 25 (2.20%) Legal
9 22 (1.94%) Marketing
10 14 (1.23%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.97%) Games
13 6 (0.53%) Advertising
13 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.44%) Electronics
14 5 (0.44%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.44%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.35%) Billing
15 4 (0.35%) Publishing
16 3 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 769 (67.81%) Developer
2 175 (15.43%) Java Developer
3 82 (7.23%) Senior Developer
4 80 (7.05%) Analyst
5 78 (6.88%) C# Developer
6 75 (6.61%) Architect
7 73 (6.44%) ServiceNow Developer
8 63 (5.56%) .NET Developer
8 63 (5.56%) C++ Developer
9 62 (5.47%) Consultant
10 45 (3.97%) SQL Developer
11 43 (3.79%) Front Office Developer
12 36 (3.17%) Business Analyst
13 30 (2.65%) Front Office C++ Developer
13 30 (2.65%) Oracle Developer
13 30 (2.65%) Visual C++ Developer
14 29 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
15 28 (2.47%) Tester
16 27 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 26 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (36.68%) HTML
2 369 (32.54%) JSON
3 320 (28.22%) CSS
4 307 (27.07%) Web Services
5 207 (18.25%) REST
6 179 (15.78%) .NET
7 177 (15.61%) SOAP
8 161 (14.20%) AngularJS
9 146 (12.87%) Spring
10 134 (11.82%) HTML5
11 126 (11.11%) XSLT
12 116 (10.23%) Ajax
13 106 (9.35%) RESTful
14 90 (7.94%) jQuery
15 86 (7.58%) J2EE
16 83 (7.32%) Hibernate
17 80 (7.05%) Middleware
18 78 (6.88%) Node.js
19 76 (6.70%) Java EE
20 70 (6.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.76%) Fixed Income
2 63 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.11%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (4.50%) Derivative
5 38 (3.35%) Equity Derivative
6 33 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.91%) User Experience
7 30 (2.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 28 (2.47%) Data Structures
9 27 (2.38%) Equities
9 27 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
10 25 (2.20%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.94%) SWIFT
12 21 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.41%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.41%) CMDB
13 16 (1.41%) Fintech
13 16 (1.41%) Video on Demand
14 14 (1.23%) NHS
15 13 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 154 (13.58%) Linux
2 118 (10.41%) Unix
3 104 (9.17%) Windows
4 17 (1.50%) Android
4 17 (1.50%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.88%) Solaris
9 9 (0.79%) AIX
10 7 (0.62%) CentOS
11 6 (0.53%) VMS
12 5 (0.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.088%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (15.87%) TDD
3 151 (13.32%) Scrum
4 135 (11.90%) Test Automation
5 134 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
6 131 (11.55%) SDLC
7 128 (11.29%) BDD
8 113 (9.96%) SOA
9 111 (9.79%) OO
10 110 (9.70%) DevOps
11 97 (8.55%) Data Modelling
12 94 (8.29%) Unit Testing
13 92 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (7.67%) ETL
15 81 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
16 77 (6.79%) Software Engineering
17 73 (6.44%) Microservices
18 71 (6.26%) Front End Development
18 71 (6.26%) ITIL
19 69 (6.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 468 (41.27%) Java
2 454 (40.04%) SQL
3 426 (37.57%) JavaScript
4 236 (20.81%) C#
5 117 (10.32%) Python
6 96 (8.47%) C++
7 76 (6.70%) PL/SQL
8 60 (5.29%) Perl
8 60 (5.29%) T-SQL
9 43 (3.79%) XPath
10 38 (3.35%) Shell Script
11 34 (3.00%) Java 8
11 34 (3.00%) PHP
12 33 (2.91%) Scala
13 31 (2.73%) VC++
14 24 (2.12%) C
15 23 (2.03%) Groovy
16 20 (1.76%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.76%) Ruby
17 15 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.82%) Degree
3 65 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.35%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.26%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.26%) Siebel Certification
9 2 (0.18%) CCSA
9 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.18%) PMP
9 2 (0.18%) RHCE
9 2 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.088%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.088%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.70%) QA
2 32 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.41%) ISO 20022
4 5 (0.44%) IFRS
4 5 (0.44%) IFRS 9
4 5 (0.44%) PMO
4 5 (0.44%) PSD2
5 4 (0.35%) SLA
6 3 (0.26%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.26%) GDPR
6 3 (0.26%) HL7
6 3 (0.26%) MiFID
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 15022
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.088%) EMIR
8 1 (0.088%) WAI
System Software
1 72 (6.35%) Docker
2 14 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.71%) vSphere
5 7 (0.62%) HDFS
5 7 (0.62%) KVM
6 5 (0.44%) LXC
7 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.088%) Gluster
9 1 (0.088%) iptables
Systems Management
1 34 (3.00%) Puppet
2 33 (2.91%) Ansible
3 26 (2.29%) Kibana
4 25 (2.20%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.68%) logstash
6 18 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
6 18 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 18 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.62%) Control-M
9 7 (0.62%) Terraform
10 6 (0.53%) Grafana
10 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.44%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.26%) Forum Sentry
13 3 (0.26%) Rancher
13 3 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 254 (22.40%) Oracle
2 135 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 90 (7.94%) ServiceNow
4 82 (7.23%) IBM
5 58 (5.11%) SAP
6 40 (3.53%) Google
7 34 (3.00%) Sybase
8 33 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 24 (2.12%) MuleSoft
9 24 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (2.03%) Tableau
11 20 (1.76%) Adobe
12 18 (1.59%) Murex
12 18 (1.59%) Okta
12 18 (1.59%) VMware
13 14 (1.23%) CA
14 12 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.97%) Informatica
15 11 (0.97%) Splunk
15 11 (0.97%) TIBCO