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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 49 56
Rank change year-on-year -28 +7  
Contract jobs citing XML 686 855 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.30% 3.93% 3.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.18% 12.10% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 617 568
Median daily rate £490 £455 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.20 £20.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +1.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £21.20 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £21.20 £37.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.90%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7469 7068 7228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.88% 32.45% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5550 5424 5248
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 49
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 117 £500 +11.11% 32
Croydon 0 10 £431 +11.29%
Canary Wharf 0 8 £625 +56.25%
Osterley 0 3 £500 -2.91%
Docklands, London -7 2 £480 +6.72%
Hayes - 2 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Morden - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
XML
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for XML.

1 627 (48.64%) Java
2 556 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (40.73%) SQL
4 487 (37.78%) HTML
5 467 (36.23%) JavaScript
6 418 (32.43%) JSON
7 389 (30.18%) CSS
7 389 (30.18%) Web Services
8 339 (26.30%) Finance
9 288 (22.34%) SOAP
10 268 (20.79%) Oracle
11 250 (19.39%) REST
12 248 (19.24%) Banking
13 226 (17.53%) TDD
13 226 (17.53%) .NET
14 225 (17.46%) AngularJS
15 221 (17.15%) Scrum
16 217 (16.83%) Spring
17 215 (16.68%) Linux
18 209 (16.21%) C#
19 208 (16.14%) XSLT
20 205 (15.90%) HTML5
21 202 (15.67%) OO
22 199 (15.44%) Git (software)
23 187 (14.51%) jQuery
24 173 (13.42%) Jenkins
25 171 (13.27%) Relational Database
26 166 (12.88%) Unix
27 162 (12.57%) JIRA
28 153 (11.87%) Test Automation

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
1 135 (10.47%) CMS
2 94 (7.29%) Tomcat
3 92 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 75 (5.82%) Apache
5 63 (4.89%) JBoss
6 54 (4.19%) Confluence
7 52 (4.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 51 (3.96%) WebLogic
9 49 (3.80%) IIS
10 40 (3.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 40 (3.10%) SharePoint
11 20 (1.55%) Drupal
11 20 (1.55%) nginx
12 19 (1.47%) Mule
13 16 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (1.01%) MQSeries
15 13 (1.01%) SAS
16 12 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
16 12 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) SmartSuite
7 3 (0.23%) SPSS
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Mingle
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.47%) Endur
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle iStore
5 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.31%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.31%) FastStats
7 4 (0.31%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.31%) Minerva
7 4 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.31%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.47%) Adobe Analytics
4 18 (1.40%) PaaS
5 17 (1.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 16 (1.24%) Office 365
6 16 (1.24%) SaaS
7 14 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.09%) GitHub
8 11 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (0.70%) Force.com
10 8 (0.62%) IaaS
11 7 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.47%) Akamai
12 6 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.31%) BrowserStack
15 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 106 (8.22%) HTTP
2 48 (3.72%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.79%) Internet
4 21 (1.63%) LDAP
5 20 (1.55%) Firewall
6 18 (1.40%) SSL
7 15 (1.16%) Extranet
8 14 (1.09%) DNS
8 14 (1.09%) HTTPS
9 12 (0.93%) FTP
9 12 (0.93%) Intranet
9 12 (0.93%) SSH
9 12 (0.93%) VPN
10 8 (0.62%) X.509
11 7 (0.54%) SMTP
11 7 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.39%) Network Security
13 4 (0.31%) SNMP
13 4 (0.31%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (13.27%) Relational Database
2 148 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 97 (7.53%) MySQL
4 78 (6.05%) NoSQL
5 46 (3.57%) DB2
6 45 (3.49%) Oracle Database
7 42 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 38 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (2.95%) RDBMS
9 37 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
10 36 (2.79%) Big Data
11 29 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (2.02%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.94%) MarkLogic
14 20 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 199 (15.44%) Git (software)
2 173 (13.42%) Jenkins
3 162 (12.57%) JIRA
4 129 (10.01%) Maven
5 113 (8.77%) Subversion
6 85 (6.59%) Cucumber
7 84 (6.52%) Selenium
8 82 (6.36%) JUnit
9 69 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 54 (4.19%) Ant
11 52 (4.03%) Visual Studio
12 49 (3.80%) Eclipse
13 47 (3.65%) Mockito
14 46 (3.57%) Gradle
15 40 (3.10%) WebDriver
16 39 (3.03%) Hudson
17 27 (2.09%) TeamCity
18 23 (1.78%) Bitbucket
19 22 (1.71%) gulp
19 22 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
General
1 339 (26.30%) Finance
2 248 (19.24%) Banking
3 93 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 75 (5.82%) Marketing
5 69 (5.35%) Front Office
6 51 (3.96%) Retail
7 34 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 31 (2.40%) Back Office
9 24 (1.86%) Legal
10 21 (1.63%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.47%) Electronics
12 18 (1.40%) Advertising
12 18 (1.40%) Publishing
13 17 (1.32%) Games
14 16 (1.24%) Financial Institution
15 15 (1.16%) Law
16 9 (0.70%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.39%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.31%) Local Government
18 4 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 808 (62.68%) Developer
2 249 (19.32%) Java Developer
3 146 (11.33%) Analyst
4 92 (7.14%) Architect
5 89 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 67 (5.20%) C# Developer
7 63 (4.89%) .NET Developer
7 63 (4.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 56 (4.34%) Consultant
9 55 (4.27%) ServiceNow Developer
10 52 (4.03%) C++ Developer
11 48 (3.72%) Business Analyst
12 41 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
13 36 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
14 33 (2.56%) Data Analyst
14 33 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
14 33 (2.56%) XML Developer
15 31 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
15 31 (2.40%) SQL Developer
16 29 (2.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (37.78%) HTML
2 418 (32.43%) JSON
3 389 (30.18%) CSS
3 389 (30.18%) Web Services
4 288 (22.34%) SOAP
5 250 (19.39%) REST
6 226 (17.53%) .NET
7 225 (17.46%) AngularJS
8 217 (16.83%) Spring
9 208 (16.14%) XSLT
10 205 (15.90%) HTML5
11 187 (14.51%) jQuery
12 145 (11.25%) RESTful
13 133 (10.32%) Hibernate
14 128 (9.93%) Ajax
15 112 (8.69%) J2EE
16 99 (7.68%) CSS3
17 96 (7.45%) Node.js
18 89 (6.90%) XSD
19 86 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 134 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.90%) Fixed Income
3 88 (6.83%) User Experience
4 74 (5.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 60 (4.65%) Derivative
6 57 (4.42%) Computer Science
7 39 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
8 36 (2.79%) Data Structures
9 34 (2.64%) Mobile App
10 33 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (2.40%) Equities
12 26 (2.02%) SWIFT
13 22 (1.71%) CMDB
13 22 (1.71%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.55%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.47%) Web 2.0
16 17 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
17 16 (1.24%) Algorithms
18 15 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 15 (1.16%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 215 (16.68%) Linux
2 166 (12.88%) Unix
3 152 (11.79%) Windows
4 32 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 28 (2.17%) Android
6 22 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.40%) CentOS
8 17 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.16%) Solaris
10 14 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.78%) HPUX
12 7 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.16%) VMS
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (17.53%) TDD
3 221 (17.15%) Scrum
4 202 (15.67%) OO
5 153 (11.87%) Test Automation
6 136 (10.55%) SOA
7 133 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (9.85%) MVC
9 119 (9.23%) SDLC
10 116 (9.00%) DevOps
11 106 (8.22%) BDD
12 98 (7.60%) E-Commerce
13 96 (7.45%) Web Development
14 92 (7.14%) Data Modelling
15 90 (6.98%) Unit Testing
16 87 (6.75%) Workflow
17 77 (5.97%) Open Source
18 76 (5.90%) Front End Development
19 74 (5.74%) ETL
20 68 (5.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 627 (48.64%) Java
2 525 (40.73%) SQL
3 467 (36.23%) JavaScript
4 209 (16.21%) C#
5 142 (11.02%) Python
6 101 (7.84%) C++
7 72 (5.59%) Shell Script
8 71 (5.51%) PL/SQL
9 67 (5.20%) PHP
10 63 (4.89%) PowerShell
11 61 (4.73%) Perl
12 57 (4.42%) Ruby
13 52 (4.03%) XPath
14 51 (3.96%) T-SQL
15 43 (3.34%) C
16 38 (2.95%) Scala
17 36 (2.79%) Bash Shell
18 32 (2.48%) VB
19 26 (2.02%) Apex Code
20 18 (1.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (7.60%) Degree
2 44 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.24%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.24%) PMP
7 15 (1.16%) ISEB
8 14 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.54%) Siebel Certification
11 6 (0.47%) MCP
12 5 (0.39%) MCITP
12 5 (0.39%) MCTS
12 5 (0.39%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.078%) IBM Certification
14 1 (0.078%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.078%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.21%) QA
2 53 (4.11%) MiFID
3 37 (2.87%) EMIR
4 31 (2.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 19 (1.47%) ISO 20022
6 14 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.62%) SLA
8 6 (0.47%) FATCA
9 3 (0.23%) HL7
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.16%) SEPA
11 1 (0.078%) DICOM
11 1 (0.078%) PMO
11 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (3.65%) Docker
2 19 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.31%) HDFS
4 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.16%) UAG
6 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) Xen
7 1 (0.078%) Firmware
7 1 (0.078%) KVM
7 1 (0.078%) NFS
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.078%) SRDF
7 1 (0.078%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 36 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (2.09%) Puppet
3 22 (1.71%) Ansible
4 16 (1.24%) Nagios
5 12 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.62%) SCCM
8 7 (0.54%) SCOM
9 5 (0.39%) CFEngine
9 5 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.39%) Mesos
10 4 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.31%) Graphite
10 4 (0.31%) Icinga
10 4 (0.31%) MOM
10 4 (0.31%) Salt
10 4 (0.31%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.23%) Control-M
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.23%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 268 (20.79%) Oracle
2 121 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 78 (6.05%) ServiceNow
4 71 (5.51%) IBM
5 52 (4.03%) Adobe
6 50 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
7 43 (3.34%) SAP
8 33 (2.56%) Perforce
8 33 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.40%) Sybase
10 24 (1.86%) Informatica
11 20 (1.55%) Splunk
12 19 (1.47%) TIBCO
13 17 (1.32%) Demandware
13 17 (1.32%) Murex
14 16 (1.24%) Solace
15 14 (1.09%) Talend
16 12 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
16 12 (0.93%) Siebel
17 11 (0.85%) Bloomberg
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