Period
to 24 November 2020

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 24 November 2020 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 137 122
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15 -40
Contract jobs citing XML 324 704 1,085
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.04% 2.02% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.59% 5.60% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 494 781
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £365 £363 £350
90th Percentile £688 £676 £650
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.68 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.29% -55.34% +38.84%
England median hourly rate £44.25 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.12% +4.94% -1.82%

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 5,800 12,563 18,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.56% 36.02% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,067 9,311 13,639
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £375 £373
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 82 78
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +19.58% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25.00 £17.88 £19.18
90th Percentile £52.19 £78.75 £63.18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +3.75%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing XML as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for XML in London

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XML in London.

Daily rate trend for XML in London

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XML in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XML in London

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XML in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 24 November 2020. 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 +21 33 £550 +10.00% 29
South London +18 11 £520 +15.56% 1
West London +14 9 £394 -25.00% 7
East London +42 7 £225 -40.00% 8
North London - 4 £318 -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, 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.

1 162 (50.00%) Java
2 144 (44.44%) JSON
3 136 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (40.12%) Web Services
5 113 (34.88%) SQL
6 99 (30.56%) Oracle
7 89 (27.47%) JavaScript
8 87 (26.85%) Finance
9 85 (26.23%) SOAP
10 83 (25.62%) REST
11 77 (23.77%) HTML
12 73 (22.53%) XSLT
13 66 (20.37%) Git (software)
14 63 (19.44%) SQL Server
15 62 (19.14%) Linux
15 62 (19.14%) Spring
16 58 (17.90%) Banking
16 58 (17.90%) RESTful
17 57 (17.59%) CSS
18 56 (17.28%) Security Cleared
18 56 (17.28%) TDD
18 56 (17.28%) JIRA
19 55 (16.98%) Middleware
20 54 (16.67%) Apache Camel
20 54 (16.67%) Red Hat Fuse
21 53 (16.36%) SOA
22 52 (16.05%) Azure
22 52 (16.05%) Microservices
23 51 (15.74%) Public Sector
23 51 (15.74%) Business Intelligence

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 54 (16.67%) Red Hat Fuse
2 50 (15.43%) JBoss
3 46 (14.20%) Confluence
4 29 (8.95%) Mule
5 27 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 27 (8.33%) WebSphere
6 22 (6.79%) WebLogic
7 20 (6.17%) Tomcat
8 19 (5.86%) MQSeries
9 12 (3.70%) Apache
10 11 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (3.09%) Apache ServiceMix
11 10 (3.09%) CMS
11 10 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (3.09%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (2.78%) Apache Spark
12 9 (2.78%) Appian
13 8 (2.47%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (2.16%) IIS
15 6 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.93%) Adobe XD
2 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) Figma
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.40%) SunGard Martini
3 7 (2.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.93%) Summit
6 2 (0.62%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.31%) Maximo
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.05%) Azure
2 38 (11.73%) AWS
3 21 (6.48%) Power Platform
4 19 (5.86%) GitHub
5 15 (4.63%) Boomi
5 15 (4.63%) OpenShift
6 13 (4.01%) Logic Apps
7 12 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (3.40%) Apigee
9 10 (3.09%) SaaS
10 9 (2.78%) PaaS
11 8 (2.47%) Office 365
11 8 (2.47%) PowerApps
11 8 (2.47%) Serverless
12 7 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (2.16%) GCP
13 5 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.54%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.23%) Google Analytics
14 4 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.65%) HTTP
2 9 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.85%) SSH
4 5 (1.54%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.54%) Internet
5 4 (1.23%) Firewall
6 3 (0.93%) Intranet
7 2 (0.62%) AMQP
7 2 (0.62%) Broadband
7 2 (0.62%) DNS
7 2 (0.62%) FTP
7 2 (0.62%) SNMP
7 2 (0.62%) SSL
7 2 (0.62%) VPN
7 2 (0.62%) Wireless
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.31%) IMAP
8 1 (0.31%) ISDN
8 1 (0.31%) SGSN
8 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.96%) MySQL
3 37 (11.42%) Relational Database
4 28 (8.64%) NoSQL
5 23 (7.10%) MongoDB
6 21 (6.48%) Oracle Database
7 16 (4.94%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.01%) Power BI
9 13 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (3.70%) Hadoop
11 11 (3.40%) Big Data
12 10 (3.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 9 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (2.16%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.16%) SQLPlus
15 6 (1.85%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 66 (20.37%) Git (software)
2 56 (17.28%) JIRA
3 49 (15.12%) Jenkins
4 43 (13.27%) JUnit
5 36 (11.11%) Maven
6 35 (10.80%) Subversion
7 26 (8.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (7.10%) Visual Studio
9 22 (6.79%) Cucumber
10 20 (6.17%) FishEye
10 20 (6.17%) Hudson
11 17 (5.25%) Gradle
12 16 (4.94%) Ant
13 15 (4.63%) jMock
14 13 (4.01%) Mockito
15 12 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
16 11 (3.40%) CppUnit
16 11 (3.40%) SonarQube
17 10 (3.09%) JMeter
18 8 (2.47%) JDeveloper
General
1 87 (26.85%) Finance
2 58 (17.90%) Banking
3 51 (15.74%) Public Sector
4 36 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 25 (7.72%) Telecoms
6 22 (6.79%) Manufacturing
7 21 (6.48%) Marketing
8 20 (6.17%) Electronics
9 14 (4.32%) Front Office
10 10 (3.09%) Retail
11 9 (2.78%) Advertising
12 5 (1.54%) Back Office
12 5 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.93%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.93%) French Language
13 3 (0.93%) Local Government
14 2 (0.62%) Games
14 2 (0.62%) Publishing
15 1 (0.31%) German Language
15 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 167 (51.54%) Developer
2 65 (20.06%) Java Developer
3 54 (16.67%) Architect
4 32 (9.88%) Senior Developer
5 30 (9.26%) Integration Developer
6 26 (8.02%) Consultant
6 26 (8.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (7.10%) Analyst
8 20 (6.17%) Senior Integration Developer
9 16 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (4.32%) Business Analyst
11 13 (4.01%) ServiceNow Developer
12 12 (3.70%) C++ Developer
12 12 (3.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 11 (3.40%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
14 10 (3.09%) Integration Architect
14 10 (3.09%) Java Middleware Developer
14 10 (3.09%) Middleware Developer
14 10 (3.09%) Senior Middleware Developer
15 9 (2.78%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (44.44%) JSON
2 130 (40.12%) Web Services
3 85 (26.23%) SOAP
4 83 (25.62%) REST
5 77 (23.77%) HTML
6 73 (22.53%) XSLT
7 62 (19.14%) Spring
8 58 (17.90%) RESTful
9 57 (17.59%) CSS
10 55 (16.98%) Middleware
11 54 (16.67%) Apache Camel
12 48 (14.81%) .NET
13 33 (10.19%) XSD
14 32 (9.88%) Hibernate
15 29 (8.95%) JMS
15 29 (8.95%) Spring Boot
16 25 (7.72%) J2EE
16 25 (7.72%) Java EE
17 21 (6.48%) Ajax
17 21 (6.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.26%) Fixed Income
2 26 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.79%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (5.56%) User Experience
5 14 (4.32%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.70%) Derivative
6 12 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.40%) Data Structures
7 11 (3.40%) Equities
8 9 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (1.85%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.54%) CMDB
10 5 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.54%) W3C
11 4 (1.23%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.62%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.14%) Linux
2 50 (15.43%) Unix
3 47 (14.51%) Windows
4 16 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.47%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.16%) Android
6 7 (2.16%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.54%) AIX
7 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.54%) CentOS
7 5 (1.54%) Debian
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Tizen
8 1 (0.31%) webOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (17.28%) TDD
3 53 (16.36%) SOA
4 52 (16.05%) Microservices
5 51 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
6 48 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 44 (13.58%) SDLC
8 42 (12.96%) Data Modelling
9 41 (12.65%) Scrum
10 39 (12.04%) Test Automation
11 37 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (10.49%) DevOps
13 32 (9.88%) OO
14 29 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (8.64%) Waterfall
16 27 (8.33%) Migration
17 26 (8.02%) Unit Testing
18 25 (7.72%) BDD
18 25 (7.72%) UML
19 24 (7.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 162 (50.00%) Java
2 113 (34.88%) SQL
3 89 (27.47%) JavaScript
4 42 (12.96%) C#
5 40 (12.35%) Python
6 29 (8.95%) PL/SQL
7 27 (8.33%) XPath
8 23 (7.10%) C++
9 19 (5.86%) T-SQL
10 15 (4.63%) Perl
11 14 (4.32%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.09%) Kotlin
12 10 (3.09%) VBA
13 8 (2.47%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.47%) Groovy
13 8 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.47%) Scala
14 7 (2.16%) Ruby
15 5 (1.54%) Clojure
15 5 (1.54%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 56 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.79%) Degree
4 15 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.93%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CCNA
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) CISM
8 1 (0.31%) CISSP
8 1 (0.31%) ISSMP
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.31%) MCP
8 1 (0.31%) MCSE
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.63%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) GDPR
2 3 (0.93%) GxP
2 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) CDISC
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.31%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (6.48%) Docker
2 8 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.54%) HDFS
4 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) KVM
6 1 (0.31%) LXC
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (6.79%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.85%) Puppet
3 5 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (1.54%) Salt
4 4 (1.23%) Grafana
4 4 (1.23%) Terraform
5 3 (0.93%) Ansible
5 3 (0.93%) Control-M
5 3 (0.93%) Forum Sentry
5 3 (0.93%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.62%) Mesos
7 1 (0.31%) Cloudify
7 1 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.31%) Juju
7 1 (0.31%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.31%) Oozie
7 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (30.56%) Oracle
2 40 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 37 (11.42%) SAP
4 33 (10.19%) Atlassian
4 33 (10.19%) Sybase
5 31 (9.57%) Red Hat
6 28 (8.64%) MuleSoft
7 20 (6.17%) TIBCO
7 20 (6.17%) webMethods
8 18 (5.56%) Axway
9 16 (4.94%) Murex
9 16 (4.94%) ServiceNow
9 16 (4.94%) Talend
10 15 (4.63%) Dell
11 12 (3.70%) IBM
12 11 (3.40%) FIS
12 11 (3.40%) SunGard
13 10 (3.09%) Fiorano
13 10 (3.09%) Jitterbit
13 10 (3.09%) WSO2