Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 79 59
Rank change year-on-year -39 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 1,115 1,501 1,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.37% 3.16% 3.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.05% 8.54% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 1,041 1,177
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £618
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
London median hourly rate £57.50 £41.42 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.84% +29.42% +32.07%
10th Percentile £24.10 £17.20 £20.93
90th Percentile £83.95 £47.83 £48.05
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.96 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.67% +4.89% +18.91%

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 18,416 17,566 15,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.10% 36.99% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,925 13,460 11,485
London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £373 £350 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £476 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 100 71
London median hourly rate £38.44 £30.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.34% -24.54% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21.31 £19.00 £19.23
90th Percentile £61.68 £47.83 £57.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -34 235 £500 +3.63% 55
West London -27 49 £461 +4.71% 39
South London -36 35 £463 +4.23% 9
East London -39 29 £519 +9.21% 8
North London -5 10 £375 +36.36% 4
XML
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 458 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (38.92%) JavaScript
3 433 (38.83%) Java
4 431 (38.65%) SQL
5 414 (37.13%) HTML
6 389 (34.89%) JSON
7 306 (27.44%) CSS
8 295 (26.46%) Web Services
9 265 (23.77%) Finance
10 258 (23.14%) Oracle
11 230 (20.63%) SQL Server
12 202 (18.12%) C#
13 180 (16.14%) REST
14 172 (15.43%) Git (software)
14 172 (15.43%) Banking
15 170 (15.25%) .NET
15 170 (15.25%) SOAP
16 162 (14.53%) Relational Database
17 161 (14.44%) Test Automation
18 152 (13.63%) TDD
19 149 (13.36%) AngularJS
20 146 (13.09%) Scrum
21 142 (12.74%) Linux
21 142 (12.74%) Microsoft
22 137 (12.29%) HTML5
23 122 (10.94%) Jenkins
24 121 (10.85%) Spring
25 118 (10.58%) XSLT
26 117 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
27 111 (9.96%) 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 76 (6.82%) CMS
2 61 (5.47%) Tomcat
3 53 (4.75%) WebLogic
4 48 (4.30%) Apache
5 39 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 37 (3.32%) Confluence
7 33 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (2.42%) JBoss
9 26 (2.33%) IIS
9 26 (2.33%) SharePoint
10 25 (2.24%) Apache Solr
11 24 (2.15%) WebSphere
12 18 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
13 17 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 15 (1.35%) nginx
14 15 (1.35%) OpenStack
14 15 (1.35%) SAS
15 14 (1.26%) Apache Spark
16 13 (1.17%) Mule
17 12 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.81%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.36%) InDesign
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.18%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.18%) SPSS
10 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.090%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.090%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.35%) Actimize
3 10 (0.90%) Endur
4 8 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.45%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.36%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.27%) Magento
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 85 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.96%) SaaS
4 23 (2.06%) OpenShift
5 22 (1.97%) GitHub
6 21 (1.88%) Amazon S3
7 19 (1.70%) npm
8 16 (1.43%) Apigee
9 13 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.99%) PaaS
10 11 (0.99%) Serverless
11 10 (0.90%) IaaS
12 9 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.63%) BrowserStack
13 7 (0.63%) Office 365
13 7 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
14 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.45%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.86%) HTTP
2 28 (2.51%) Internet
2 28 (2.51%) SSL
3 19 (1.70%) Firewall
3 19 (1.70%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.52%) AMQP
5 16 (1.43%) Intranet
6 13 (1.17%) Kerberos
7 12 (1.08%) FTP
8 10 (0.90%) VPN
9 8 (0.72%) SMTP
10 7 (0.63%) MQTT
11 6 (0.54%) DNS
12 5 (0.45%) BGP
13 4 (0.36%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.36%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.36%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.36%) Network Security
14 3 (0.27%) IPsec
14 3 (0.27%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 162 (14.53%) Relational Database
3 88 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 82 (7.35%) MongoDB
5 72 (6.46%) NoSQL
6 69 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (5.83%) MySQL
7 65 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (4.22%) Oracle Database
10 41 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (3.05%) Power BI
12 32 (2.87%) SQL Server 2016
13 27 (2.42%) Big Data
14 22 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (1.88%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (1.61%) DB2
18 17 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 172 (15.43%) Git (software)
2 122 (10.94%) Jenkins
3 109 (9.78%) JIRA
4 105 (9.42%) Subversion
5 89 (7.98%) Selenium
6 77 (6.91%) Maven
7 64 (5.74%) JUnit
8 57 (5.11%) Cucumber
9 42 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (3.14%) SoapUI
11 31 (2.78%) Eclipse
12 30 (2.69%) WebDriver
13 23 (2.06%) JMeter
13 23 (2.06%) Visual Studio
14 22 (1.97%) Ant
15 21 (1.88%) Gradle
15 21 (1.88%) TeamCity
16 16 (1.43%) Grunt
16 16 (1.43%) JDeveloper
16 16 (1.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 265 (23.77%) Finance
2 172 (15.43%) Banking
3 93 (8.34%) Front Office
4 77 (6.91%) Investment Banking
5 41 (3.68%) Back Office
6 39 (3.50%) Financial Institution
7 38 (3.41%) Retail
8 29 (2.60%) Marketing
9 22 (1.97%) Legal
10 16 (1.43%) Games
11 13 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.90%) Advertising
12 10 (0.90%) Online Betting
12 10 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.81%) Law
14 8 (0.72%) Publishing
15 6 (0.54%) French Language
15 6 (0.54%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 724 (64.93%) Developer
2 150 (13.45%) Java Developer
3 91 (8.16%) Analyst
4 79 (7.09%) ServiceNow Developer
5 69 (6.19%) C# Developer
6 65 (5.83%) Senior Developer
7 64 (5.74%) Consultant
8 63 (5.65%) Architect
9 53 (4.75%) .NET Developer
10 52 (4.66%) SQL Developer
11 42 (3.77%) C++ Developer
12 40 (3.59%) Business Analyst
12 40 (3.59%) Tester
13 37 (3.32%) ETL Developer
14 36 (3.23%) Front Office Developer
15 30 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 29 (2.60%) Automation Tester
17 28 (2.51%) Oracle Developer
18 26 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
19 25 (2.24%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (37.13%) HTML
2 389 (34.89%) JSON
3 306 (27.44%) CSS
4 295 (26.46%) Web Services
5 180 (16.14%) REST
6 170 (15.25%) .NET
6 170 (15.25%) SOAP
7 149 (13.36%) AngularJS
8 137 (12.29%) HTML5
9 121 (10.85%) Spring
10 118 (10.58%) XSLT
11 100 (8.97%) Ajax
12 93 (8.34%) RESTful
13 90 (8.07%) jQuery
14 87 (7.80%) Middleware
15 66 (5.92%) Node.js
16 63 (5.65%) ASP.NET
16 63 (5.65%) J2EE
17 62 (5.56%) Hibernate
18 58 (5.20%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.09%) Fixed Income
2 63 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (3.95%) Derivative
5 35 (3.14%) Mobile App
6 34 (3.05%) User Experience
7 32 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
9 29 (2.60%) Data Structures
10 23 (2.06%) Equities
10 23 (2.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 18 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.35%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.35%) Data Centre
12 15 (1.35%) SWIFT
13 14 (1.26%) NHS
14 13 (1.17%) PKI
14 13 (1.17%) Video on Demand
15 12 (1.08%) CMDB
16 11 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 142 (12.74%) Linux
2 108 (9.69%) Unix
3 100 (8.97%) Windows
4 29 (2.60%) Android
5 20 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.81%) AIX
9 9 (0.81%) Solaris
10 6 (0.54%) CentOS
10 6 (0.54%) VMS
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.090%) Debian
13 1 (0.090%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.090%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (14.44%) Test Automation
3 152 (13.63%) TDD
4 146 (13.09%) Scrum
5 117 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
6 111 (9.96%) BDD
7 103 (9.24%) Data Modelling
8 100 (8.97%) OO
8 100 (8.97%) SOA
9 98 (8.79%) SDLC
10 97 (8.70%) ETL
11 94 (8.43%) Unit Testing
12 92 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
12 92 (8.25%) DevOps
13 84 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
14 82 (7.35%) Front End Development
15 74 (6.64%) ITIL
16 69 (6.19%) Microservices
17 66 (5.92%) Software Engineering
18 64 (5.74%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 434 (38.92%) JavaScript
2 433 (38.83%) Java
3 431 (38.65%) SQL
4 202 (18.12%) C#
5 95 (8.52%) Python
6 75 (6.73%) PL/SQL
7 67 (6.01%) C++
8 60 (5.38%) T-SQL
9 46 (4.13%) Perl
10 33 (2.96%) PHP
10 33 (2.96%) XPath
11 30 (2.69%) Java 8
11 30 (2.69%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.24%) Scala
13 24 (2.15%) C
13 24 (2.15%) VC++
14 22 (1.97%) Groovy
15 19 (1.70%) Ruby
16 18 (1.61%) Kotlin
16 18 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.20%) Degree
3 51 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.27%) PMP
7 3 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.18%) ISEB
8 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.18%) RHCE
9 1 (0.090%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.090%) Siebel Certification
9 1 (0.090%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.73%) QA
2 32 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.08%) ISO 20022
4 9 (0.81%) IFRS
4 9 (0.81%) IFRS 9
5 6 (0.54%) Basel III
6 5 (0.45%) PSD2
7 4 (0.36%) ISO 15022
7 4 (0.36%) ISO 8583
7 4 (0.36%) MiFID
7 4 (0.36%) SLA
8 3 (0.27%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.27%) GDPR
9 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.18%) EMIR
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
9 2 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 70 (6.28%) Docker
2 9 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.63%) HDFS
4 6 (0.54%) KVM
5 5 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.36%) LXC
6 4 (0.36%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.27%) vSphere
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.090%) Gluster
9 1 (0.090%) iptables
9 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.090%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.090%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (2.51%) Ansible
2 27 (2.42%) Kibana
2 27 (2.42%) Puppet
3 25 (2.24%) Kubernetes
4 24 (2.15%) CA Single Sign-On
5 21 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
6 20 (1.79%) logstash
7 15 (1.35%) Forum Sentry
7 15 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 15 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 11 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.72%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.63%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.63%) Rancher
12 6 (0.54%) Control-M
13 5 (0.45%) Grafana
14 4 (0.36%) Nagios
14 4 (0.36%) Terraform
15 3 (0.27%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 258 (23.14%) Oracle
2 142 (12.74%) Microsoft
3 101 (9.06%) ServiceNow
4 66 (5.92%) IBM
5 58 (5.20%) SAP
6 37 (3.32%) Google
7 34 (3.05%) Atlassian
7 34 (3.05%) Sybase
8 26 (2.33%) Adobe
9 24 (2.15%) Axway
10 23 (2.06%) Informatica
11 22 (1.97%) MuleSoft
11 22 (1.97%) Tableau
12 20 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.35%) CA
13 15 (1.35%) Murex
13 15 (1.35%) Okta
14 12 (1.08%) Splunk
15 11 (0.99%) BMC
15 11 (0.99%) Red Hat