Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 79 58
Rank change year-on-year -16 -21 -7
Contract jobs citing XML 1,215 1,277 1,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.70% 3.20% 3.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.29% 8.97% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 848 1,140
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £310
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 1
London median hourly rate £27.16 £22.50 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.71% +6.13% +4.38%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +10.81% -2.63% +12.34%

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 16,663 14,237 14,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.03% 35.72% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,704 10,588 10,752
London median daily rate £505 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +2.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £668 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 100 56
London median hourly rate £44.21 £43.13 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +26.84% +13.33%
10th Percentile £19.73 £19.42 £18.56
90th Percentile £74.00 £54.69 £58.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.13 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.61% +8.57%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -50 209 £475 +4.40% 78
West London +11 85 £500 +25.00% 41
South London -16 61 £481 +13.24% 8
East London -40 24 £438 -16.67% 15
North London -1 2 - - 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 531 (43.70%) Java
2 525 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 510 (41.98%) SQL
4 441 (36.30%) JSON
5 387 (31.85%) JavaScript
6 384 (31.60%) Web Services
7 326 (26.83%) HTML
8 297 (24.44%) REST
9 288 (23.70%) SOAP
10 285 (23.46%) Finance
11 265 (21.81%) CSS
12 233 (19.18%) Oracle
13 226 (18.60%) TDD
14 222 (18.27%) .NET
15 217 (17.86%) Git (software)
16 209 (17.20%) C#
17 208 (17.12%) SQL Server
18 197 (16.21%) Amazon AWS
19 185 (15.23%) Scrum
20 181 (14.90%) Relational Database
21 178 (14.65%) AngularJS
22 173 (14.24%) Banking
23 171 (14.07%) Windows
24 163 (13.42%) Linux
25 160 (13.17%) Python
25 160 (13.17%) RESTful
26 156 (12.84%) OO
27 153 (12.59%) XSLT
28 152 (12.51%) Spring
29 136 (11.19%) 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 90 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 81 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 67 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (5.19%) Apache
5 61 (5.02%) CMS
6 60 (4.94%) Confluence
7 44 (3.62%) SharePoint
8 43 (3.54%) Apache Spark
9 34 (2.80%) JBoss
10 32 (2.63%) IIS
10 32 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 30 (2.47%) WebLogic
12 20 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 20 (1.65%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.56%) MQSeries
14 17 (1.40%) SAS
15 16 (1.32%) DataSynapse
16 15 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
18 11 (0.91%) OpenStack
Applications
1 47 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) InDesign
7 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.82%) Elite 3E
5 9 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.66%) ION MarketView
6 8 (0.66%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.58%) Oracle TCA
8 6 (0.49%) Infor CRM
8 6 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.41%) Actimize
9 5 (0.41%) Magento
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.25%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 197 (16.21%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.95%) Amazon S3
4 25 (2.06%) npm
5 21 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.48%) Office 365
7 14 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.15%) GitHub
8 13 (1.07%) Serverless
9 12 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
10 11 (0.91%) SaaS
11 10 (0.82%) Algolia
11 10 (0.82%) Force.com
12 9 (0.74%) IaaS
13 7 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.58%) PaaS
13 7 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (7.24%) HTTP
2 30 (2.47%) FTP
3 24 (1.98%) Internet
4 23 (1.89%) SSL
5 16 (1.32%) DNS
6 12 (0.99%) SMTP
6 12 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.91%) Intranet
7 11 (0.91%) SMS
8 10 (0.82%) Kerberos
9 9 (0.74%) Firewall
10 8 (0.66%) AMQP
10 8 (0.66%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.66%) SSH
10 8 (0.66%) VPN
11 6 (0.49%) IMAP
12 5 (0.41%) MQTT
13 4 (0.33%) SAN
13 4 (0.33%) SNMP
14 3 (0.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 181 (14.90%) Relational Database
3 84 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (6.58%) MySQL
5 70 (5.76%) NoSQL
6 68 (5.60%) RDBMS
7 61 (5.02%) Oracle Database
8 59 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (3.62%) MongoDB
12 41 (3.37%) Hadoop
13 40 (3.29%) Big Data
14 38 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 26 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (2.06%) HBase
16 25 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
17 23 (1.89%) GIS
18 22 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (1.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 217 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 124 (10.21%) JIRA
3 111 (9.14%) Jenkins
4 101 (8.31%) Maven
5 93 (7.65%) JUnit
6 90 (7.41%) Selenium
7 78 (6.42%) Subversion
8 71 (5.84%) Cucumber
9 60 (4.94%) Visual Studio
10 41 (3.37%) Mockito
11 40 (3.29%) Gradle
12 35 (2.88%) Eclipse
13 33 (2.72%) SoapUI
14 32 (2.63%) NUnit
15 31 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (2.06%) Ant
17 24 (1.98%) WebDriver
18 23 (1.89%) SpecFlow
19 20 (1.65%) gulp
19 20 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 285 (23.46%) Finance
2 173 (14.24%) Banking
3 79 (6.50%) Investment Banking
4 66 (5.43%) Front Office
5 41 (3.37%) Legal
6 37 (3.05%) Retail
7 33 (2.72%) Marketing
8 30 (2.47%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.81%) Back Office
10 21 (1.73%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.56%) Law
12 11 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.66%) Advertising
13 8 (0.66%) Games
14 7 (0.58%) Electronics
14 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.49%) Billing
15 6 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.41%) Publishing
16 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 741 (60.99%) Developer
2 171 (14.07%) Java Developer
3 118 (9.71%) Architect
4 110 (9.05%) Senior Developer
5 74 (6.09%) Analyst
6 67 (5.51%) C++ Developer
7 62 (5.10%) .NET Developer
8 58 (4.77%) ServiceNow Developer
9 52 (4.28%) Consultant
10 49 (4.03%) C# Developer
11 41 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
12 40 (3.29%) Senior Java Developer
13 39 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
14 38 (3.13%) Agile Developer
14 38 (3.13%) Python Developer
15 36 (2.96%) React Developer
16 35 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 32 (2.63%) Software Developer
17 32 (2.63%) SQL Developer
18 31 (2.55%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (36.30%) JSON
2 384 (31.60%) Web Services
3 326 (26.83%) HTML
4 297 (24.44%) REST
5 288 (23.70%) SOAP
6 265 (21.81%) CSS
7 222 (18.27%) .NET
8 178 (14.65%) AngularJS
9 160 (13.17%) RESTful
10 153 (12.59%) XSLT
11 152 (12.51%) Spring
12 127 (10.45%) HTML5
13 119 (9.79%) Node.js
14 116 (9.55%) J2EE
15 111 (9.14%) React
16 101 (8.31%) Ajax
17 84 (6.91%) Java EE
18 83 (6.83%) XSD
19 79 (6.50%) JMS
20 77 (6.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.86%) Mobile App
3 56 (4.61%) User Experience
4 50 (4.12%) Derivative
5 46 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (3.46%) Fixed Income
7 40 (3.29%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (2.14%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.65%) Fintech
11 20 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 14 (1.15%) Equities
15 13 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
15 13 (1.07%) SWIFT
16 12 (0.99%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 171 (14.07%) Windows
2 163 (13.42%) Linux
3 130 (10.70%) Unix
4 39 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.47%) Android
6 23 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.40%) Solaris
8 15 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.91%) CentOS
9 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.74%) HPUX
10 9 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.66%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.33%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) AIX
16 1 (0.082%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (18.60%) TDD
3 185 (15.23%) Scrum
4 156 (12.84%) OO
5 136 (11.19%) Test Automation
6 135 (11.11%) SOA
7 129 (10.62%) SDLC
8 117 (9.63%) DevOps
9 113 (9.30%) Software Engineering
10 112 (9.22%) BDD
10 112 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
11 111 (9.14%) Data Modelling
12 108 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
13 103 (8.48%) Migration
14 95 (7.82%) ETL
15 91 (7.49%) MVC
16 83 (6.83%) Microservices
17 80 (6.58%) Front End Development
17 80 (6.58%) Unit Testing
18 73 (6.01%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 531 (43.70%) Java
2 510 (41.98%) SQL
3 387 (31.85%) JavaScript
4 209 (17.20%) C#
5 160 (13.17%) Python
6 97 (7.98%) C++
7 89 (7.33%) XPath
8 72 (5.93%) PL/SQL
9 57 (4.69%) Scala
10 54 (4.44%) Perl
11 51 (4.20%) Bash Shell
11 51 (4.20%) C
12 48 (3.95%) Shell Script
13 43 (3.54%) Java 8
13 43 (3.54%) Ruby
14 42 (3.46%) T-SQL
15 35 (2.88%) ES6
16 33 (2.72%) Groovy
17 30 (2.47%) PowerShell
18 25 (2.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 117 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 82 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 80 (6.58%) Degree
4 41 (3.37%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.15%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.91%) Siebel Certification
8 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.33%) PMP
8 4 (0.33%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.25%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.25%) ISEB
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.25%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.082%) OCP
11 1 (0.082%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.44%) QA
2 36 (2.96%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.99%) ISO 20022
3 12 (0.99%) MiFID
4 10 (0.82%) EMIR
5 9 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.74%) PMO
6 8 (0.66%) GCP
7 7 (0.58%) HL7
7 7 (0.58%) SLA
8 6 (0.49%) GDPR
9 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.33%) IFRS
10 4 (0.33%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.33%) PSD2
11 3 (0.25%) SEPA
12 1 (0.082%) CDISC
12 1 (0.082%) FATCA
12 1 (0.082%) TARGET2
System Software
1 81 (6.67%) Docker
2 55 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.56%) HDFS
5 11 (0.91%) vSphere
6 7 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.25%) KVM
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.25%) Xen
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.16%) SRDF
11 1 (0.082%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.082%) LXC
Systems Management
1 30 (2.47%) Puppet
2 26 (2.14%) Ansible
3 21 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.99%) Kibana
5 12 (0.99%) Terraform
6 10 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.66%) Grafana
7 8 (0.66%) HP ALM
8 7 (0.58%) Control-M
8 7 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.58%) Nagios
8 7 (0.58%) Oozie
8 7 (0.58%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.49%) SCCM
10 5 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
10 5 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.41%) Rancher
10 5 (0.41%) Salt
10 5 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 233 (19.18%) Oracle
2 130 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 87 (7.16%) IBM
4 69 (5.68%) ServiceNow
5 38 (3.13%) Google
6 33 (2.72%) MuleSoft
6 33 (2.72%) VMware
7 32 (2.63%) Atlassian
7 32 (2.63%) SAP
8 30 (2.47%) Informatica
9 25 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.89%) Adobe
11 22 (1.81%) Hortonworks
12 20 (1.65%) Cloudera
12 20 (1.65%) Sybase
12 20 (1.65%) Tableau
12 20 (1.65%) Talend
13 16 (1.32%) HP
14 15 (1.23%) Apigee
14 15 (1.23%) Intapp