Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 167 123 134
Rank change year-on-year -44 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 639 399 630
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.70% 2.23% 2.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 6.16% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 275 418
10th Percentile £413 £363 £363
25th Percentile £500 £426 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £688 £600 £575
90th Percentile £763 £655 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
10th Percentile - £47.20 -
25th Percentile £125.00 £55.00 £25.68
Median hourly rate £150.00 £68.00 £37.27
Median % change year-on-year +120.59% +82.48% -17.03%
75th Percentile £175.00 - £53.28
90th Percentile - - £59.14
England median hourly rate £48.50 £58.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year -16.38% +14.85% +23.17%

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 12,149 6,478 10,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.31% 36.13% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,366 4,845 7,939
10th Percentile £413 £360 £375
25th Percentile £500 £425 £440
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £695 £613 £613
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 28 52
10th Percentile £20.89 £23.88 £25.68
25th Percentile £35.00 £32.03 £36.70
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.34
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -6.91% +20.85%
75th Percentile £71.00 £54.25 £53.83
90th Percentile £80.50 £62.65 £78.75
England median hourly rate £49.75 £45.00 £46.40
% change year-on-year +10.56% -3.02% +10.68%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -14 85 £585 +6.41% 37
South London -10 9 £540 +2.86% 1
East London -13 4 £488 +116.67% 13
West London -27 2 £500 +33.33% 11
XML
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 327 (51.17%) JSON
2 265 (41.47%) SQL
3 234 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (35.37%) Java
5 180 (28.17%) JavaScript
6 178 (27.86%) Web Services
7 169 (26.45%) REST
8 150 (23.47%) HTML
9 141 (22.07%) Banking
10 133 (20.81%) JIRA
11 132 (20.66%) DevOps
12 131 (20.50%) Finance
13 127 (19.87%) CSS
14 126 (19.72%) Git (software)
15 118 (18.47%) Oracle
15 118 (18.47%) Python
16 111 (17.37%) C#
16 111 (17.37%) Social Skills
17 106 (16.59%) Azure
18 103 (16.12%) Relational Database
18 103 (16.12%) SOAP
19 101 (15.81%) .NET
20 94 (14.71%) Scrum
21 88 (13.77%) Jenkins
21 88 (13.77%) Test Automation
22 86 (13.46%) SQL Server
23 82 (12.83%) XSLT
23 82 (12.83%) CI/CD
24 80 (12.52%) AngularJS
25 79 (12.36%) Data Modelling

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 58 (9.08%) Confluence
2 34 (5.32%) Apache
3 26 (4.07%) CMS
4 23 (3.60%) IIS
5 22 (3.44%) JBoss
6 20 (3.13%) Apache Spark
7 17 (2.66%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.66%) Tomcat
8 15 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 14 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (2.03%) Appian
10 13 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.88%) Red Hat Fuse
11 12 (1.88%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.56%) DataSynapse
13 8 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.78%) Mule
15 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.31%) Mingle
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.16%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (4.07%) SunGard Martini
2 12 (1.88%) Shopify
3 6 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.63%) Orchestrade
5 4 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.31%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 106 (16.59%) Azure
2 72 (11.27%) AWS
3 48 (7.51%) SaaS
4 45 (7.04%) GitHub
5 26 (4.07%) Power Platform
6 22 (3.44%) PaaS
7 19 (2.97%) Azure Logic Apps
7 19 (2.97%) Serverless
8 16 (2.50%) Amazon S3
8 16 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
9 15 (2.35%) IaaS
10 14 (2.19%) Apigee
10 14 (2.19%) OpenShift
11 12 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.56%) Azure Key Vault
12 10 (1.56%) Azure Storage
12 10 (1.56%) GCP
13 9 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.79%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.44%) Firewall
3 20 (3.13%) HTTP
4 14 (2.19%) SNMP
5 13 (2.03%) BGP
5 13 (2.03%) Ethernet VPN
5 13 (2.03%) HSRP
5 13 (2.03%) IPv4
5 13 (2.03%) MPLS
5 13 (2.03%) RSVP
5 13 (2.03%) VPLS
5 13 (2.03%) VRRP
6 12 (1.88%) FIX Connectivity
7 11 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (1.72%) IOS XR
8 9 (1.41%) FTP
8 9 (1.41%) Network Security
9 7 (1.10%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (16.12%) Relational Database
2 86 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 52 (8.14%) NoSQL
4 46 (7.20%) Oracle Database
5 38 (5.95%) RDBMS
6 35 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (5.01%) MySQL
8 30 (4.69%) MongoDB
8 30 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (4.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 27 (4.23%) Big Data
11 25 (3.91%) Tableau
12 24 (3.76%) Power BI
13 23 (3.60%) Data Lake
14 20 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (2.35%) Parquet
16 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 133 (20.81%) JIRA
2 126 (19.72%) Git (software)
3 88 (13.77%) Jenkins
4 76 (11.89%) Visual Studio
5 55 (8.61%) TeamCity
6 51 (7.98%) Subversion
7 40 (6.26%) Bitbucket
8 32 (5.01%) Cucumber
9 31 (4.85%) Artifactory
10 30 (4.69%) Maven
11 26 (4.07%) CppUnit
11 26 (4.07%) Oracle APEX
11 26 (4.07%) Robot Framework
11 26 (4.07%) Selenium
12 25 (3.91%) JUnit
13 18 (2.82%) JMeter
13 18 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (2.19%) Mockito
15 11 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 141 (22.07%) Banking
2 131 (20.50%) Finance
3 111 (17.37%) Social Skills
4 77 (12.05%) Investment Banking
5 75 (11.74%) Front Office
6 63 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (5.32%) Marketing
8 28 (4.38%) Presentation Skills
9 22 (3.44%) Public Sector
10 15 (2.35%) Legal
11 14 (2.19%) Retail
12 12 (1.88%) Public Speaking
13 10 (1.56%) Law
13 10 (1.56%) Manufacturing
13 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
14 9 (1.41%) Automotive
14 9 (1.41%) Electronics
15 5 (0.78%) Back Office
15 5 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 334 (52.27%) Developer
2 68 (10.64%) Analyst
3 55 (8.61%) Java Developer
4 54 (8.45%) Architect
5 45 (7.04%) Business Analyst
6 40 (6.26%) C++ Developer
7 37 (5.79%) Senior Developer
8 28 (4.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 27 (4.23%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 26 (4.07%) Python Developer
10 26 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (3.60%) Consultant
12 22 (3.44%) ServiceNow Developer
13 19 (2.97%) Banking Analyst
13 19 (2.97%) Data Analyst
14 18 (2.82%) Front Office Developer
15 17 (2.66%) Front Office Business Analyst
16 16 (2.50%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
17 15 (2.35%) Front Office C++ Developer
17 15 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (51.17%) JSON
2 178 (27.86%) Web Services
3 169 (26.45%) REST
4 150 (23.47%) HTML
5 127 (19.87%) CSS
6 103 (16.12%) SOAP
7 101 (15.81%) .NET
8 82 (12.83%) XSLT
9 80 (12.52%) AngularJS
10 75 (11.74%) Spring
11 55 (8.61%) Spring Boot
12 53 (8.29%) React
13 51 (7.98%) Node.js
13 51 (7.98%) RESTful
14 41 (6.42%) .NET Framework
15 39 (6.10%) Ajax
16 38 (5.95%) jQuery
17 32 (5.01%) .NET Core
18 30 (4.69%) CSS3
19 29 (4.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.10%) Derivative
2 37 (5.79%) Fixed Income
3 23 (3.60%) User Experience
4 20 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.97%) Credit Derivative
5 19 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
6 15 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.35%) OTC Derivatives
7 13 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.88%) Wiki
9 11 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.72%) Equities
9 11 (1.72%) Social Media
10 9 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (1.41%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.41%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.05%) Windows
2 68 (10.64%) Unix
3 55 (8.61%) Linux
4 11 (1.72%) Android
5 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.31%) VMS
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (20.66%) DevOps
3 94 (14.71%) Scrum
4 88 (13.77%) Test Automation
5 82 (12.83%) CI/CD
6 79 (12.36%) Data Modelling
7 76 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
8 69 (10.80%) Microservices
9 68 (10.64%) SOA
10 61 (9.55%) TDD
11 58 (9.08%) Workflow
12 53 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (8.29%) Unit Testing
13 52 (8.14%) OO
13 52 (8.14%) SDLC
14 50 (7.82%) ETL
15 46 (7.20%) BDD
16 44 (6.89%) Software Engineering
17 40 (6.26%) Multithreading
18 39 (6.10%) UML
Programming Languages
1 265 (41.47%) SQL
2 226 (35.37%) Java
3 180 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 118 (18.47%) Python
5 111 (17.37%) C#
6 55 (8.61%) C++
7 32 (5.01%) T-SQL
8 30 (4.69%) Java 8
9 24 (3.76%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.60%) PL/SQL
11 22 (3.44%) VBA
12 19 (2.97%) Java 11
13 18 (2.82%) PHP
14 17 (2.66%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.50%) Perl
15 16 (2.50%) TypeScript
16 14 (2.19%) C
17 12 (1.88%) VB.NET
17 12 (1.88%) XPath
18 11 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.38%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.91%) Degree
4 14 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.72%) CCIE
5 11 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.94%) CCIE Security
8 5 (0.78%) CCIE Service Provider
8 5 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.63%) PMP
9 4 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.47%) RHCE
11 2 (0.31%) CISSP
11 2 (0.31%) ISEB
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (10.64%) QA
2 32 (5.01%) Dodd-Frank
3 25 (3.91%) EMIR
3 25 (3.91%) MiFID
4 16 (2.50%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.25%) Accessibility
6 7 (1.10%) ISO 20022
7 6 (0.94%) GDPR
8 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.47%) SLA
10 2 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.31%) HL7
10 2 (0.31%) IFRS
10 2 (0.31%) SEPA
11 1 (0.16%) GAAP
11 1 (0.16%) PSD2
11 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 45 (7.04%) Docker
2 5 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (4.07%) BladeLogic
2 25 (3.91%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.88%) Ansible
4 10 (1.56%) Kibana
5 8 (1.25%) logstash
6 7 (1.10%) Puppet
6 7 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.94%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.78%) Terraform
9 4 (0.63%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.47%) Nagios
11 2 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.31%) Nessus
11 2 (0.31%) OpenView
11 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 118 (18.47%) Oracle
2 64 (10.02%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.63%) IBM
4 31 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (4.54%) ServiceNow
6 27 (4.23%) FIS
7 26 (4.07%) SunGard
8 18 (2.82%) Adobe
9 17 (2.66%) Cisco
9 17 (2.66%) SAP
10 16 (2.50%) F5
11 14 (2.19%) Murex
12 13 (2.03%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.03%) Databricks
12 13 (2.03%) Nokia
12 13 (2.03%) Sybase
13 11 (1.72%) ION Trading
13 11 (1.72%) MarketAxess
13 11 (1.72%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.72%) Tradeweb