Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 124 96
Rank change year-on-year -14 -28 -15
Contract jobs citing XML 346 936 1,279
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.96% 2.25% 2.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.09% 6.08% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 650 917
Median daily rate £518 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £359 £381 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +76.10% +20.71%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £41.00
% change year-on-year +4.54% +16.66% +2.50%

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 6,795 15,394 17,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.57% 37.07% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,851 11,510 13,299
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +5.15%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £713 £675 £670
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 72 121
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.96 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.15% +3.35% +8.05%
10th Percentile £25.53 £32.50 £18.25
90th Percentile £64.99 £117.25 £77.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.13
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.45% +2.74%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 +10 57 £500 -4.76% 10
South London +19 19 £594 +31.94% 6
West London +9 8 £463 -11.90% 9
East London +44 4 £416 -16.17% 7
North London +17 1 £600 - 1
XML
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 163 (47.11%) SQL
2 162 (46.82%) JSON
3 160 (46.24%) Java
4 143 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (36.99%) Web Services
6 123 (35.55%) REST
7 109 (31.50%) SOAP
8 104 (30.06%) Oracle
9 94 (27.17%) JavaScript
9 94 (27.17%) HTML
10 91 (26.30%) SQL Server
11 69 (19.94%) Git (software)
12 63 (18.21%) Jenkins
13 62 (17.92%) Linux
13 62 (17.92%) JIRA
14 61 (17.63%) Finance
15 58 (16.76%) Security Cleared
16 57 (16.47%) Windows
17 56 (16.18%) C#
17 56 (16.18%) WebLogic
18 55 (15.90%) PL/SQL
19 54 (15.61%) CSS
20 53 (15.32%) DevOps
21 52 (15.03%) SDLC
22 51 (14.74%) XSLT
22 51 (14.74%) .NET
22 51 (14.74%) Microsoft
22 51 (14.74%) SC Cleared
23 49 (14.16%) Relational Database
24 48 (13.87%) AWS

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 56 (16.18%) WebLogic
2 42 (12.14%) Confluence
3 36 (10.40%) JBoss
4 34 (9.83%) Red Hat Fuse
5 32 (9.25%) Tomcat
6 28 (8.09%) WebSphere
7 23 (6.65%) MQSeries
8 22 (6.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 19 (5.49%) Apache
10 16 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (3.76%) SharePoint
12 8 (2.31%) IIS
13 7 (2.02%) Mule
13 7 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (1.45%) CMS
15 5 (1.45%) GlassFish
15 5 (1.45%) Jupyter
16 4 (1.16%) Apache Spark
16 4 (1.16%) JCAPS
Applications
1 25 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.58%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.18%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.87%) Maximo
4 2 (0.58%) Magento
4 2 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.87%) AWS
2 43 (12.43%) Azure
3 28 (8.09%) SaaS
4 17 (4.91%) GitHub
4 17 (4.91%) PaaS
5 11 (3.18%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.60%) Serverless
7 8 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.73%) GCP
9 5 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.16%) IaaS
10 4 (1.16%) Office 365
10 4 (1.16%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.87%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (0.58%) Apigee
12 2 (0.58%) Boomi
12 2 (0.58%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.58%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.23%) HTTP
2 16 (4.62%) SSL
3 11 (3.18%) Firewall
4 7 (2.02%) FTP
5 5 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (1.45%) Internet
5 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.16%) DNS
6 4 (1.16%) NetScreen
6 4 (1.16%) SSH
7 3 (0.87%) DMZ
7 3 (0.87%) Intranet
7 3 (0.87%) LAN
7 3 (0.87%) Network Security
7 3 (0.87%) VPN
8 2 (0.58%) Extranet
8 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.58%) VoIP
8 2 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (26.30%) SQL Server
2 49 (14.16%) Relational Database
3 31 (8.96%) MySQL
3 31 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (6.94%) NoSQL
5 18 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.34%) RDBMS
7 13 (3.76%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.18%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.18%) Power BI
9 10 (2.89%) Big Data
9 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (2.60%) Data Mining
10 9 (2.60%) QlikView
11 7 (2.02%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (1.73%) MS Access
12 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 69 (19.94%) Git (software)
2 63 (18.21%) Jenkins
3 62 (17.92%) JIRA
4 33 (9.54%) Postman
5 26 (7.51%) JUnit
6 25 (7.23%) Maven
7 23 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (6.36%) Subversion
9 21 (6.07%) SoapUI
10 16 (4.62%) Ant
11 15 (4.34%) Selenium
12 13 (3.76%) Cucumber
12 13 (3.76%) Visual Studio
13 12 (3.47%) Gradle
13 12 (3.47%) Mockito
14 8 (2.31%) JMeter
15 7 (2.02%) git-flow
16 5 (1.45%) Android Studio
16 5 (1.45%) Bitbucket
16 5 (1.45%) Eclipse
General
1 61 (17.63%) Finance
2 36 (10.40%) Banking
3 21 (6.07%) Investment Banking
3 21 (6.07%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.18%) Retail
5 9 (2.60%) Back Office
5 9 (2.60%) Law
6 8 (2.31%) Publishing
7 7 (2.02%) Games
8 6 (1.73%) Front Office
8 6 (1.73%) Marketing
8 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.45%) Legal
10 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (38.15%) Developer
2 71 (20.52%) Architect
3 28 (8.09%) Analyst
4 24 (6.94%) Java Developer
5 21 (6.07%) Consultant
6 19 (5.49%) Applications Architect
7 18 (5.20%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (4.34%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.05%) Software Engineer
10 13 (3.76%) Technical Architect
11 12 (3.47%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.47%) ServiceNow Developer
12 11 (3.18%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.18%) Data Architect
12 11 (3.18%) Data Engineer
13 10 (2.89%) Integration Engineer
14 9 (2.60%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.60%) Salesforce Developer
15 8 (2.31%) Data Integration Engineer
15 8 (2.31%) SailPoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (46.82%) JSON
2 128 (36.99%) Web Services
3 123 (35.55%) REST
4 109 (31.50%) SOAP
5 94 (27.17%) HTML
6 54 (15.61%) CSS
7 51 (14.74%) .NET
7 51 (14.74%) XSLT
8 36 (10.40%) RESTful
8 36 (10.40%) Spring
9 35 (10.12%) Apache Camel
10 33 (9.54%) Hibernate
10 33 (9.54%) RabbitMQ
11 29 (8.38%) Middleware
12 27 (7.80%) MSMQ
13 23 (6.65%) ActiveMQ
13 23 (6.65%) J2EE
14 22 (6.36%) Swagger
15 21 (6.07%) AngularJS
16 19 (5.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.47%) User Experience
4 11 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.31%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.31%) Derivative
6 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.73%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.45%) DataPower
8 5 (1.45%) Social Media
9 4 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (1.16%) NHS
9 4 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (1.16%) PKI
9 4 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 62 (17.92%) Linux
2 57 (16.47%) Windows
3 37 (10.69%) Unix
4 9 (2.60%) AIX
5 8 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.02%) Android
6 7 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.16%) CentOS
9 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.58%) Debian
10 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.32%) DevOps
3 52 (15.03%) SDLC
4 48 (13.87%) Waterfall
5 42 (12.14%) Data Modelling
6 41 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (11.56%) SOA
8 37 (10.69%) Test Automation
9 32 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (8.96%) Scrum
10 31 (8.96%) TDD
11 30 (8.67%) ERP
11 30 (8.67%) Migration
11 30 (8.67%) Project Management
12 29 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (8.38%) Computer Science
12 29 (8.38%) Data Integration
12 29 (8.38%) ETL
13 27 (7.80%) BDD
14 26 (7.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 163 (47.11%) SQL
2 160 (46.24%) Java
3 94 (27.17%) JavaScript
4 56 (16.18%) C#
5 55 (15.90%) PL/SQL
6 40 (11.56%) Python
7 37 (10.69%) T-SQL
8 18 (5.20%) Shell Script
9 17 (4.91%) C++
10 16 (4.62%) VB.NET
11 15 (4.34%) PHP
11 15 (4.34%) Ruby
12 11 (3.18%) C
12 11 (3.18%) Kotlin
12 11 (3.18%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.89%) VB
13 10 (2.89%) VBA
14 8 (2.31%) Go
14 8 (2.31%) Groovy
14 8 (2.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 51 (14.74%) SC Cleared
3 35 (10.12%) Degree
4 11 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.02%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.87%) ISEB
7 3 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.58%) CCIE
8 2 (0.58%) CCNP
8 2 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CISA
9 1 (0.29%) CISM
9 1 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.65%) QA
2 9 (2.60%) GDPR
2 9 (2.60%) IFRS
2 9 (2.60%) Solvency II
3 8 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.16%) ISO 20022
4 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.87%) NCSC
6 2 (0.58%) HL7
6 2 (0.58%) MiFID
6 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.58%) SLA
7 1 (0.29%) CDISC
7 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.29%) EMIR
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
7 1 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (6.07%) Docker
2 14 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.58%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (3.18%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.02%) SCCM
2 7 (2.02%) Terraform
3 6 (1.73%) Nagios
3 6 (1.73%) Puppet
4 5 (1.45%) Control-M
4 5 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.16%) CFEngine
5 4 (1.16%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.87%) logstash
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Statspack
6 3 (0.87%) PowerCLI
6 3 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.87%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.58%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.58%) Rancher
7 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.29%) Grafana
Vendors
1 104 (30.06%) Oracle
2 51 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 37 (10.69%) Sybase
4 32 (9.25%) Red Hat
5 30 (8.67%) MuleSoft
6 29 (8.38%) IBM
7 22 (6.36%) Axway
8 20 (5.78%) SAP
9 18 (5.20%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (4.62%) Informatica
11 15 (4.34%) HP
12 13 (3.76%) Atlassian
13 12 (3.47%) PeopleSoft
13 12 (3.47%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.60%) Cisco
14 9 (2.60%) Sun
15 8 (2.31%) Alteryx
15 8 (2.31%) Google
15 8 (2.31%) Novell
15 8 (2.31%) VMware