Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 94 81
Rank change year-on-year -28 -13 -23
Contract jobs citing XML 942 1,286 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.29% 2.77% 3.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.20% 7.32% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 910 871
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £378 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £447
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.67% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 14
London median hourly rate £47.83 £27.16 £24.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.10% +10.18% -30.76%
10th Percentile £22.25 £17.52 £19.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.83 £52.25
England median hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% +2.50% +3.23%

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 15,203 17,565 15,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.97% 37.78% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,370 13,373 11,202
London median daily rate £525 £513 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +4.06% +5.91%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 120 98
London median hourly rate £44.96 £43.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +11.61% +33.62%
10th Percentile £22.25 £18.55 £18.40
90th Percentile £85.75 £70.81 £54.38
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.52 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.99% +2.51% +8.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -1 205 £525 +10.53% 54
West London +9 59 £525 +8.25% 22
South London -3 44 £450 -4.00% 8
East London -24 5 £468 -6.50% 8
North London -4 1 - - 4
XML
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 426 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (38.43%) JSON
3 360 (38.22%) JavaScript
4 351 (37.26%) HTML
5 334 (35.46%) SQL
6 327 (34.71%) Java
7 311 (33.01%) Web Services
8 262 (27.81%) REST
9 237 (25.16%) CSS
10 227 (24.10%) Finance
11 224 (23.78%) SOAP
12 206 (21.87%) Oracle
13 166 (17.62%) Scrum
14 162 (17.20%) Git (software)
15 147 (15.61%) Linux
16 136 (14.44%) Jenkins
17 133 (14.12%) Microservices
18 131 (13.91%) AngularJS
18 131 (13.91%) Banking
19 127 (13.48%) TDD
20 126 (13.38%) Spring
21 124 (13.16%) SQL Server
22 123 (13.06%) Relational Database
23 115 (12.21%) .NET
24 113 (12.00%) Microsoft
25 112 (11.89%) Test Automation
25 112 (11.89%) DevOps
26 111 (11.78%) ServiceNow
27 109 (11.57%) Python
27 109 (11.57%) SOA

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 (8.07%) CMS
2 67 (7.11%) Apache
3 59 (6.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 57 (6.05%) Tomcat
5 47 (4.99%) SharePoint
6 40 (4.25%) Confluence
7 36 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 36 (3.82%) WebLogic
8 31 (3.29%) JBoss
9 27 (2.87%) WebSphere
10 23 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (2.23%) IIS
12 19 (2.02%) Apache Spark
13 17 (1.80%) GeoServer
14 15 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
15 14 (1.49%) Appian
15 14 (1.49%) Mule
16 13 (1.38%) GlassFish
17 12 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 32 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 35 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (2.65%) Oracle Receivables
4 22 (2.34%) Adobe Campaign
5 18 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (1.70%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (1.38%) Oracle iProcurement
8 13 (1.38%) SAP ERP
8 13 (1.38%) SAP Hybris
9 12 (1.27%) Oracle TCA
10 11 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (1.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 11 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
11 10 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 92 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.93%) Amazon S3
3 37 (3.93%) Office 365
3 37 (3.93%) SaaS
4 36 (3.82%) Power Platform
5 35 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (3.72%) Amazon SQS
6 33 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
7 29 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 27 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (2.55%) AWS CloudTrail
10 22 (2.34%) Amazon Glacier
10 22 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (2.12%) npm
12 19 (2.02%) Adobe Analytics
12 19 (2.02%) GitHub
13 13 (1.38%) PaaS
13 13 (1.38%) Serverless
14 12 (1.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.58%) HTTP
2 22 (2.34%) Internet
3 20 (2.12%) FTP
4 13 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.17%) Firewall
5 11 (1.17%) SMTP
5 11 (1.17%) SSL
6 8 (0.85%) LAN
6 8 (0.85%) Profibus
6 8 (0.85%) WAN
7 7 (0.74%) SSH
8 6 (0.64%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.64%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.53%) VLAN
10 3 (0.32%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.32%) DNS
10 3 (0.32%) IMAP
10 3 (0.32%) Modbus
10 3 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 123 (13.06%) Relational Database
3 69 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (4.88%) MySQL
6 45 (4.78%) Oracle Database
7 42 (4.46%) Big Data
7 42 (4.46%) NoSQL
8 41 (4.35%) RDBMS
9 38 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (3.82%) Power BI
11 35 (3.72%) MongoDB
12 33 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
13 29 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 28 (2.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 28 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (1.91%) OLAP
16 18 (1.91%) Oracle ODI
17 16 (1.70%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 162 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 136 (14.44%) Jenkins
3 100 (10.62%) JIRA
4 72 (7.64%) Maven
5 63 (6.69%) Subversion
6 61 (6.48%) JUnit
7 49 (5.20%) Selenium
8 33 (3.50%) Ant
9 31 (3.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (2.55%) Eclipse
11 23 (2.44%) Cucumber
11 23 (2.44%) Grunt
11 23 (2.44%) gulp
11 23 (2.44%) SoapUI
12 20 (2.12%) Visual Studio
13 17 (1.80%) Mockito
14 16 (1.70%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
15 14 (1.49%) Mercurial
16 13 (1.38%) Hudson
General
1 227 (24.10%) Finance
2 131 (13.91%) Banking
3 99 (10.51%) Marketing
4 43 (4.56%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.76%) Front Office
5 26 (2.76%) Retail
6 24 (2.55%) Back Office
7 20 (2.12%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.59%) Legal
9 14 (1.49%) Billing
10 13 (1.38%) Games
10 13 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.06%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.96%) Advertising
12 9 (0.96%) Publishing
13 8 (0.85%) Law
14 7 (0.74%) Electronics
15 4 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 559 (59.34%) Developer
2 127 (13.48%) Java Developer
3 112 (11.89%) Architect
4 97 (10.30%) ServiceNow Developer
5 78 (8.28%) Analyst
6 61 (6.48%) Consultant
7 44 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (4.56%) Senior Developer
9 34 (3.61%) Business Analyst
10 31 (3.29%) .NET Developer
11 28 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
12 25 (2.65%) Software Developer
13 24 (2.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 24 (2.55%) Integration Developer
13 24 (2.55%) Oracle Developer
14 21 (2.23%) CRM Developer
14 21 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
15 16 (1.70%) SQL Developer
16 15 (1.59%) C# Developer
16 15 (1.59%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (38.43%) JSON
2 351 (37.26%) HTML
3 311 (33.01%) Web Services
4 262 (27.81%) REST
5 237 (25.16%) CSS
6 224 (23.78%) SOAP
7 131 (13.91%) AngularJS
8 126 (13.38%) Spring
9 115 (12.21%) .NET
10 100 (10.62%) HTML5
11 96 (10.19%) RESTful
12 92 (9.77%) Ajax
13 75 (7.96%) JMS
14 72 (7.64%) J2EE
15 61 (6.48%) Node.js
16 57 (6.05%) Hibernate
17 56 (5.94%) jQuery
18 50 (5.31%) Java EE
18 50 (5.31%) XSLT
19 49 (5.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.25%) Mobile App
3 35 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 32 (3.40%) User Experience
6 29 (3.08%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.12%) Replication
8 17 (1.80%) Reference Data
9 16 (1.70%) Social Media
10 15 (1.59%) Derivative
11 14 (1.49%) Marketing Technology
12 13 (1.38%) PKI
13 11 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.06%) CMDB
14 10 (1.06%) Fixed Income
14 10 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (0.96%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 147 (15.61%) Linux
2 66 (7.01%) Unix
3 63 (6.69%) Windows
4 19 (2.02%) Android
5 15 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.38%) CentOS
7 12 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.27%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.06%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.64%) Fedora
13 5 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.42%) Debian
14 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.32%) Solaris
15 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (17.62%) Scrum
3 133 (14.12%) Microservices
4 127 (13.48%) TDD
5 112 (11.89%) DevOps
5 112 (11.89%) Test Automation
6 109 (11.57%) SOA
7 100 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (10.08%) OO
9 93 (9.87%) SDLC
10 84 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
11 79 (8.39%) Migration
12 76 (8.07%) Data Modelling
13 73 (7.75%) BDD
13 73 (7.75%) CRM
13 73 (7.75%) ETL
14 70 (7.43%) ITIL
15 69 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
16 65 (6.90%) Analytics
17 62 (6.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 360 (38.22%) JavaScript
2 334 (35.46%) SQL
3 327 (34.71%) Java
4 109 (11.57%) Python
5 108 (11.46%) C#
6 65 (6.90%) PL/SQL
7 45 (4.78%) Shell Script
8 41 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 35 (3.72%) Java 8
10 31 (3.29%) Perl
11 26 (2.76%) XPath
12 25 (2.65%) T-SQL
13 23 (2.44%) Scala
14 20 (2.12%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.02%) C++
16 18 (1.91%) PHP
17 14 (1.49%) ES6
17 14 (1.49%) Ruby
18 12 (1.27%) Groovy
19 11 (1.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (10.08%) Degree
2 94 (9.98%) Security Cleared
3 76 (8.07%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.91%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (0.74%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.64%) HND
8 6 (0.64%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.42%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.21%) CCIE
12 2 (0.21%) CCNA
12 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.21%) MCP
12 2 (0.21%) MCPD
12 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.17%) QA
2 32 (3.40%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.96%) GDPR
4 7 (0.74%) HL7
4 7 (0.74%) MiFID
5 5 (0.53%) EMIR
5 5 (0.53%) PSD2
5 5 (0.53%) SLA
6 4 (0.42%) SEPA
7 3 (0.32%) IFRS
7 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.21%) GAMP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 66 (7.01%) Docker
2 22 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.06%) vSphere
6 8 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.53%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.42%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.32%) Firmware
9 3 (0.32%) IAG
9 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.32%) XenApp
10 2 (0.21%) HDFS
11 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.11%) Gluster
11 1 (0.11%) LXC
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (3.72%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.40%) Ansible
3 25 (2.65%) Puppet
4 24 (2.55%) Control-M
5 15 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (1.17%) SCCM
7 9 (0.96%) Terraform
8 8 (0.85%) Perfmon
9 6 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.64%) Kibana
10 5 (0.53%) logstash
11 4 (0.42%) Salt
11 4 (0.42%) WSUS
12 3 (0.32%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.32%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.32%) SCOM
12 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.32%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 206 (21.87%) Oracle
2 113 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 111 (11.78%) ServiceNow
4 67 (7.11%) Adobe
5 58 (6.16%) SAP
6 33 (3.50%) IBM
7 25 (2.65%) Google
8 22 (2.34%) VMware
9 21 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (2.12%) BMC
11 19 (2.02%) MuleSoft
11 19 (2.02%) Sybase
12 17 (1.80%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.59%) Cadence
14 14 (1.49%) hybris
15 13 (1.38%) Atlassian
15 13 (1.38%) TIBCO
16 12 (1.27%) ESRI
16 12 (1.27%) Pega
17 11 (1.17%) EXASOL