Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 60 63
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3 -19
Contract jobs citing XML 1,441 1,571 1,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.09% 3.78% 3.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.45% 10.62% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 1,082 986
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
London median hourly rate £29.39 £32.00 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +36.61% -44.88%
10th Percentile £17.43 £20.74 £19.53
90th Percentile £47.83 £40.44 £26.64
England median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% - +7.10%

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 17,060 14,795 14,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.58% 35.60% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,210 11,046 10,680
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 76 94
London median hourly rate £31.38 £45.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.28% +17.65% +9.29%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.67 £16.36
90th Percentile £47.83 £73.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -16 262 £475 +11.76% 52
West London -10 106 £470 +12.24% 39
South London +5 53 £463 +20.92% 6
East London -34 25 £475 - 10
North London +1 8 £303 -16.55% 8
XML
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 673 (46.70%) Java
2 631 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (40.74%) SQL
4 480 (33.31%) JSON
5 476 (33.03%) JavaScript
6 454 (31.51%) Web Services
7 383 (26.58%) Finance
8 369 (25.61%) HTML
9 333 (23.11%) SOAP
10 293 (20.33%) REST
11 284 (19.71%) C#
12 278 (19.29%) CSS
13 277 (19.22%) .NET
14 273 (18.95%) Oracle
15 270 (18.74%) TDD
16 236 (16.38%) Banking
17 233 (16.17%) AngularJS
18 230 (15.96%) SQL Server
19 219 (15.20%) Spring
20 213 (14.78%) Linux
21 211 (14.64%) Scrum
22 209 (14.50%) RESTful
23 204 (14.16%) Git (software)
24 198 (13.74%) Microsoft
25 187 (12.98%) Unix
26 184 (12.77%) XSLT
27 160 (11.10%) OO
28 159 (11.03%) SOA
29 154 (10.69%) JIRA
30 145 (10.06%) Python

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 87 (6.04%) Apache
1 87 (6.04%) CMS
2 66 (4.58%) WebSphere
3 63 (4.37%) Confluence
4 61 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 45 (3.12%) SharePoint
6 42 (2.91%) JBoss
7 38 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
8 37 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 36 (2.50%) IIS
10 32 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 31 (2.15%) Apache Solr
12 28 (1.94%) Apache Spark
13 25 (1.73%) WebLogic
14 20 (1.39%) Mule
15 16 (1.11%) SAS
16 12 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.83%) MQSeries
16 12 (0.83%) WebSphere Portal
17 11 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 78 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.21%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.14%) Mingle
10 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.069%) Gephi
10 1 (0.069%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 32 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 22 (1.53%) Oracle Assets
5 20 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
5 20 (1.39%) Oracle iProcurement
5 20 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (1.32%) ION MarketView
6 19 (1.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 13 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
9 11 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
11 7 (0.49%) Kondor
11 7 (0.49%) Markit EDM
11 7 (0.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 6 (0.42%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
13 5 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
14 4 (0.28%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 140 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.29%) npm
4 27 (1.87%) GitHub
5 21 (1.46%) Amazon S3
6 16 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.97%) PaaS
9 13 (0.90%) SaaS
10 12 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.83%) Office 365
11 11 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (0.76%) IaaS
11 11 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 11 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 11 (0.76%) Serverless
12 9 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (0.62%) Algolia
12 9 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.41%) HTTP
2 55 (3.82%) Internet
3 34 (2.36%) SSL
4 32 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 22 (1.53%) Firewall
6 16 (1.11%) DNS
6 16 (1.11%) FTP
6 16 (1.11%) SMTP
7 13 (0.90%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.90%) LAN
8 11 (0.76%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.76%) Intranet
9 10 (0.69%) SMS
9 10 (0.69%) SSH
10 9 (0.62%) WAN
11 7 (0.49%) SNMP
12 6 (0.42%) VPN
13 5 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
13 5 (0.35%) IMAP
13 5 (0.35%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 142 (9.85%) Relational Database
3 90 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 90 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 67 (4.65%) Big Data
5 62 (4.30%) MySQL
6 53 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
7 52 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 48 (3.33%) RDBMS
10 45 (3.12%) Hadoop
10 45 (3.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 45 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 43 (2.98%) MongoDB
12 39 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
13 34 (2.36%) HBase
14 31 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (1.73%) GIS
15 25 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
16 22 (1.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 204 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 154 (10.69%) JIRA
3 130 (9.02%) Maven
4 121 (8.40%) Jenkins
5 101 (7.01%) Subversion
6 88 (6.11%) Cucumber
6 88 (6.11%) JUnit
7 67 (4.65%) Selenium
8 56 (3.89%) Mockito
9 53 (3.68%) Eclipse
10 50 (3.47%) Visual Studio
11 43 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 40 (2.78%) Gradle
13 36 (2.50%) Appium
14 34 (2.36%) SoapUI
14 34 (2.36%) TeamCity
15 32 (2.22%) Grunt
16 31 (2.15%) Ant
17 30 (2.08%) Xcode
18 28 (1.94%) Calabash
General
1 383 (26.58%) Finance
2 236 (16.38%) Banking
3 89 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 78 (5.41%) Front Office
5 44 (3.05%) Marketing
6 43 (2.98%) Retail
7 40 (2.78%) Legal
8 39 (2.71%) Back Office
9 33 (2.29%) Law
10 28 (1.94%) Billing
11 25 (1.73%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.25%) Advertising
12 18 (1.25%) Games
13 17 (1.18%) Telecoms
14 13 (0.90%) Publishing
15 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.62%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.49%) Electronics
18 6 (0.42%) French Language
18 6 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 890 (61.76%) Developer
2 278 (19.29%) Java Developer
3 146 (10.13%) Analyst
4 124 (8.61%) Senior Developer
5 94 (6.52%) Architect
6 74 (5.14%) .NET Developer
6 74 (5.14%) C# Developer
7 68 (4.72%) Consultant
8 62 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 57 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
10 55 (3.82%) ServiceNow Developer
11 53 (3.68%) Agile Developer
12 51 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
13 46 (3.19%) XML Developer
14 45 (3.12%) Business Analyst
15 43 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 36 (2.50%) Software Developer
18 34 (2.36%) Developer in Test
18 34 (2.36%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (33.31%) JSON
2 454 (31.51%) Web Services
3 369 (25.61%) HTML
4 333 (23.11%) SOAP
5 293 (20.33%) REST
6 278 (19.29%) CSS
7 277 (19.22%) .NET
8 233 (16.17%) AngularJS
9 219 (15.20%) Spring
10 209 (14.50%) RESTful
11 184 (12.77%) XSLT
12 144 (9.99%) Node.js
13 113 (7.84%) Hibernate
14 109 (7.56%) Ajax
15 108 (7.49%) HTML5
16 106 (7.36%) JMS
17 103 (7.15%) jQuery
18 102 (7.08%) J2EE
18 102 (7.08%) XSD
19 95 (6.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 71 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 62 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 61 (4.23%) Fixed Income
6 57 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (3.82%) User Experience
8 49 (3.40%) Computer Science
9 42 (2.91%) Derivative
10 34 (2.36%) Data Structures
11 33 (2.29%) Equities
12 28 (1.94%) Algorithms
12 28 (1.94%) Video on Demand
13 23 (1.60%) Video\Live Streaming
14 20 (1.39%) Fintech
15 17 (1.18%) Credit Risk
16 14 (0.97%) SWIFT
17 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.83%) CMDB
18 12 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 213 (14.78%) Linux
2 187 (12.98%) Unix
3 132 (9.16%) Windows
4 40 (2.78%) Android
4 40 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.60%) Solaris
7 14 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.62%) HPUX
9 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.56%) CentOS
10 8 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) Fedora
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.069%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (18.74%) TDD
3 211 (14.64%) Scrum
4 160 (11.10%) OO
5 159 (11.03%) SOA
6 142 (9.85%) BDD
7 133 (9.23%) DevOps
8 131 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 128 (8.88%) Data Modelling
10 126 (8.74%) MVC
11 124 (8.61%) SDLC
12 110 (7.63%) Migration
13 107 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (6.52%) Web Development
15 79 (5.48%) Open Source
16 78 (5.41%) Microservices
17 77 (5.34%) Unit Testing
18 75 (5.20%) ETL
18 75 (5.20%) Multithreading
19 73 (5.07%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 673 (46.70%) Java
2 587 (40.74%) SQL
3 476 (33.03%) JavaScript
4 284 (19.71%) C#
5 145 (10.06%) Python
6 107 (7.43%) PL/SQL
7 72 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 71 (4.93%) C++
9 63 (4.37%) Perl
10 61 (4.23%) T-SQL
11 51 (3.54%) PowerShell
12 49 (3.40%) Ruby
13 46 (3.19%) XPath
14 45 (3.12%) PHP
15 42 (2.91%) Scala
16 38 (2.64%) C
17 34 (2.36%) Bash Shell
17 34 (2.36%) VBA
18 29 (2.01%) Apple Swift
19 23 (1.60%) ES6
Qualifications
1 104 (7.22%) Degree
2 98 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 43 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.11%) PMP
7 15 (1.04%) Master's Degree
8 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.62%) ISEB
10 7 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.42%) MCP
12 4 (0.28%) MCITP
12 4 (0.28%) MCTS
13 3 (0.21%) MCPD
13 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.14%) HP ASE
14 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.04%) QA
2 51 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 43 (2.98%) MiFID
4 15 (1.04%) EMIR
5 13 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.62%) SLA
7 8 (0.56%) GCP
8 7 (0.49%) ISO 20022
8 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.21%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.21%) FATCA
9 3 (0.21%) IFRS
9 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.14%) COREP
10 2 (0.14%) FINREP
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.14%) PMO
11 1 (0.069%) GDPR
11 1 (0.069%) SEPA
System Software
1 73 (5.07%) Docker
2 68 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.97%) Oracle Clusterware
4 14 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.69%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.69%) HDFS
7 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.35%) vSphere
9 3 (0.21%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.069%) KVM
11 1 (0.069%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (2.36%) Ansible
2 28 (1.94%) Puppet
3 18 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.97%) Control-M
5 14 (0.97%) Data Guard
5 14 (0.97%) Oracle Flashback
5 14 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (0.90%) Terraform
7 12 (0.83%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.69%) Kibana
8 10 (0.69%) logstash
9 9 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.49%) Nagios
11 6 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.42%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 6 (0.42%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
12 4 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 273 (18.95%) Oracle
2 198 (13.74%) Microsoft
3 89 (6.18%) ServiceNow
4 67 (4.65%) IBM
5 51 (3.54%) MuleSoft
6 47 (3.26%) Apigee
7 45 (3.12%) Adobe
8 35 (2.43%) Sybase
9 33 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (2.15%) TIBCO
11 27 (1.87%) Google
12 22 (1.53%) Informatica
13 20 (1.39%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.39%) Cognos
14 19 (1.32%) ION Trading
14 19 (1.32%) VMware
15 18 (1.25%) BMC
16 17 (1.18%) Bloomberg
16 17 (1.18%) SAP
17 15 (1.04%) Cisco