The first table below looks at the demand for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 17 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.52% 1.47% 1.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.54% 7.69% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.78% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.65 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +18.64%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
26 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 21.85% 19.12% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 11
Average daily rate £325 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £408 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £75.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
XML
Scotland

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Aberdeen region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WF
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) CA SiteMinder
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WF
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft