The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XML Messaging skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML Messaging over the 3 months to 29 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 Messaging
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 615 582
Rank change year-on-year +22 -33  
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 21 34 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.063% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.22% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 40
UK median daily rate £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% +1.56%  
10th Percentile £414 £310 £323
90th Percentile £475 £563 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

XML Messaging 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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15092 15313 15456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 28.51% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40585 42041 38676
UK median daily rate £434 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
10th Percentile £306 £297 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 519 682
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
10th Percentile £19.25 £17.20 £16.61
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.76 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML Messaging
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XML Messaging as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XML Messaging in the UK

XML Messaging
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML Messaging.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML Messaging in the UK

XML Messaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Messaging.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML Messaging in the UK

XML Messaging
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Messaging within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +19 21 £450 +9.09% 8
UK excluding London +60 12 £440 +22.22% 8
London -3 9 £450 -4.76% 1
South East +15 8 £440 +10.00% 1
North of England +60 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML Messaging also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XML Messaging.

1 52 (100.00%) XML
2 29 (55.77%) Oracle
3 28 (53.85%) Finance
4 27 (51.92%) Linux
5 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (50.00%) Banking
6 25 (48.08%) Java
6 25 (48.08%) SQL
7 22 (42.31%) Web Services
7 22 (42.31%) Windows
8 19 (36.54%) SOAP
8 19 (36.54%) Data Modelling
9 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
10 15 (28.85%) DB2
10 15 (28.85%) ETL
10 15 (28.85%) Migration
10 15 (28.85%) Data Migration
11 14 (26.92%) Investment Banking
11 14 (26.92%) ERwin
11 14 (26.92%) Informatica
12 13 (25.00%) Client/Server
12 13 (25.00%) SWIFT
12 13 (25.00%) ISO 20022
12 13 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 12 (23.08%) .NET
13 12 (23.08%) Back Office
14 11 (21.15%) Data Analysis
14 11 (21.15%) C#
14 11 (21.15%) XML Schema
14 11 (21.15%) PowerDesigner

XML Messaging
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (19.23%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.69%) IIS
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (5.77%) FileNet
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.77%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) HTTPS
1 4 (7.69%) LAN
1 4 (7.69%) X.509
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.85%) DB2
3 11 (21.15%) DataStage
4 10 (19.23%) MySQL
5 9 (17.31%) IBM InfoSphere
5 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
6 5 (9.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
8 3 (5.77%) Power BI
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) ERwin
2 11 (21.15%) PowerDesigner
2 11 (21.15%) Talend Open Studio
3 10 (19.23%) Eclipse
3 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
4 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.62%) JIRA
6 4 (7.69%) Selenium
7 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.92%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.92%) Appium
8 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.92%) Xcode
General
1 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 26 (50.00%) Banking
3 14 (26.92%) Investment Banking
4 12 (23.08%) Back Office
5 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
6 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.92%) Front Office
7 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Developer
2 23 (44.23%) Java Developer
3 18 (34.62%) Analyst
4 14 (26.92%) Data Analyst
5 10 (19.23%) C++ Developer
5 10 (19.23%) C++/Java Developer
6 9 (17.31%) Architect
7 8 (15.38%) Data Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) CRM Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Integration Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (100.00%) XML
2 22 (42.31%) Web Services
3 19 (36.54%) SOAP
4 12 (23.08%) .NET
5 11 (21.15%) XML Schema
6 10 (19.23%) J2EE
6 10 (19.23%) MFC
6 10 (19.23%) Middleware
6 10 (19.23%) RESTful
6 10 (19.23%) Spring
7 8 (15.38%) WSDL
7 8 (15.38%) XSD
8 7 (13.46%) WCF
9 4 (7.69%) REST
10 1 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (1.92%) FpML
10 1 (1.92%) HTML
10 1 (1.92%) HTML5
10 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 13 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Derivative
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Linux
2 22 (42.31%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Data Modelling
3 15 (28.85%) Data Migration
3 15 (28.85%) ETL
3 15 (28.85%) Migration
4 13 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 11 (21.15%) Data Analysis
5 11 (21.15%) Translating Business Requirements
6 10 (19.23%) MVC
7 9 (17.31%) Investment Management
8 8 (15.38%) IT Strategy
8 8 (15.38%) SDLC
9 7 (13.46%) Data Architecture
9 7 (13.46%) Project Management
10 6 (11.54%) Data Transformation
10 6 (11.54%) Scrum
11 5 (9.62%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (9.62%) SOA
11 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
12 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (48.08%) Java
1 25 (48.08%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) C#
3 10 (19.23%) C++
4 2 (3.85%) C
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Scala
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) ISO 20022
2 3 (5.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.92%) EMIR
3 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Oracle
2 14 (26.92%) Informatica
3 11 (21.15%) Talend
4 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 10 (19.23%) TIBCO
5 8 (15.38%) Sybase
6 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (7.69%) SAP
7 3 (5.77%) Cognos
7 3 (5.77%) HP
7 3 (5.77%) IBM
7 3 (5.77%) Netezza
7 3 (5.77%) Telerik
7 3 (5.77%) Teradata
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) TEOCO