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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Messaging
UK
Rank 570 570 574
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing XML Messaging 29 58 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 44 20
Median daily rate £420 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £52.09 £42.25 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.27% +29.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.09 £42.25 £32.54
% change year-on-year +23.27% +29.84%  

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 14008 14779 13928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.32% 27.98% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9711 10236 9022
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML Messaging
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XML Messaging 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML Messaging over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML Messaging in the UK

XML Messaging
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML Messaging in the UK

XML Messaging
Top 13 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 23 March 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 +2 25 £420 +5.00% 5
London +5 10 £450 -3.74%
South East +6 9 £403 +0.62% 2
North West +23 6 £338 -15.62%
Portsmouth - 6 £348 -
Hampshire - 6 £348 -
Manchester - 5 - -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
Leatherhead +10 3 £403 +0.62% 1
Surrey +3 3 £403 +0.62% 1
Merseyside - 1 £338 -
Liverpool - 1 £338 -

XML Messaging
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 73 (100.00%) XML
2 38 (52.05%) Linux
3 37 (50.68%) Java
4 34 (46.58%) SQL
5 33 (45.21%) Oracle
6 32 (43.84%) Windows
7 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (36.99%) Finance
9 24 (32.88%) Web Services
10 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
11 20 (27.40%) Client/Server
12 19 (26.03%) Banking
12 19 (26.03%) Validation
13 18 (24.66%) SOAP
14 17 (23.29%) Data Modelling
14 17 (23.29%) Unix
15 16 (21.92%) .NET
15 16 (21.92%) C#
16 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
17 14 (19.18%) Investment Banking
17 14 (19.18%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
17 14 (19.18%) DB2
17 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
17 14 (19.18%) SDLC
18 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (17.81%) RESTful
18 13 (17.81%) Spring
18 13 (17.81%) JSON
18 13 (17.81%) WCF

XML Messaging
Top Related 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 7 (9.59%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (9.59%) IIS
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.37%) FileNet
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.22%) Office 365
2 6 (8.22%) Yammer
3 2 (2.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) HTTPS
1 7 (9.59%) X.509
2 6 (8.22%) LAN
3 4 (5.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.18%) DB2
2 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
3 9 (12.33%) DataStage
3 9 (12.33%) MySQL
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (8.22%) RDBMS
6 5 (6.85%) IBM InfoSphere
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.37%) KDB
7 1 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (13.70%) Eclipse
2 10 (13.70%) JIRA
2 10 (13.70%) Selenium
3 9 (12.33%) ERwin
3 9 (12.33%) PowerDesigner
3 9 (12.33%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.48%) Appium
4 4 (5.48%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.48%) Subversion
5 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.74%) Android Studio
6 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.74%) Xcode
7 1 (1.37%) TestNG
General
1 27 (36.99%) Finance
2 19 (26.03%) Banking
3 14 (19.18%) Investment Banking
4 10 (13.70%) Back Office
5 6 (8.22%) Retail
5 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.74%) Front Office
6 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Developer
2 29 (39.73%) Analyst
3 23 (31.51%) Java Developer
4 17 (23.29%) Data Analyst
5 9 (12.33%) C++ Developer
5 9 (12.33%) C++/Java Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Architect
7 7 (9.59%) CRM Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 7 (9.59%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.22%) C++ Software Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Data Architect
8 6 (8.22%) Integration Consultant
8 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (100.00%) XML
2 24 (32.88%) Web Services
3 18 (24.66%) SOAP
4 16 (21.92%) .NET
5 13 (17.81%) JSON
5 13 (17.81%) RESTful
5 13 (17.81%) Spring
5 13 (17.81%) WCF
6 10 (13.70%) WSDL
7 9 (12.33%) MFC
7 9 (12.33%) XML Schema
8 8 (10.96%) Struts
8 8 (10.96%) XSD
9 6 (8.22%) COM
9 6 (8.22%) HTML
9 6 (8.22%) Middleware
10 5 (6.85%) HTML5
10 5 (6.85%) J2EE
11 3 (4.11%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (4.11%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Client/Server
2 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.70%) SWIFT
4 8 (10.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
5 6 (8.22%) Replication
6 5 (6.85%) Driving Licence
6 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
7 4 (5.48%) Mainframe
7 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.74%) Derivative
8 2 (2.74%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (1.37%) Equities
9 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 38 (52.05%) Linux
2 32 (43.84%) Windows
3 17 (23.29%) Unix
4 5 (6.85%) Android
4 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) Validation
3 17 (23.29%) Data Modelling
4 14 (19.18%) SDLC
5 11 (15.07%) ETL
5 11 (15.07%) Scrum
6 10 (13.70%) Data Analysis
6 10 (13.70%) Data Migration
6 10 (13.70%) Data Transformation
6 10 (13.70%) Investment Management
6 10 (13.70%) Migration
7 9 (12.33%) MVC
7 9 (12.33%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (10.96%) CRM
8 8 (10.96%) SOA
8 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (9.59%) Service Design
9 7 (9.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.68%) Java
2 34 (46.58%) SQL
3 16 (21.92%) C#
4 9 (12.33%) C++
5 5 (6.85%) Python
5 5 (6.85%) Scala
5 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.48%) Perl
7 3 (4.11%) VBScript
8 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.37%) C
9 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) Degree
4 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.11%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) ISEB
6 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) ISO20022
2 5 (6.85%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Oracle
2 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.70%) Informatica
4 9 (12.33%) Sybase
4 9 (12.33%) Talend
5 7 (9.59%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (9.59%) SAP
6 6 (8.22%) HP
6 6 (8.22%) Infor
6 6 (8.22%) Telerik
7 5 (6.85%) IBM
7 5 (6.85%) TIBCO
8 3 (4.11%) Perforce
9 2 (2.74%) Apple
10 1 (1.37%) Cognos
10 1 (1.37%) Greenplum
10 1 (1.37%) Guidewire
10 1 (1.37%) Netezza
10 1 (1.37%) Teradata