The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 19 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing XML 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.87% 2.14% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 7.14% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £283 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
36 70 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 33.64% 29.91% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 9
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) Document Management
3 5 (62.50%) CAML
3 5 (62.50%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (50.00%) Kindle
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (50.00%) Lotus
4 4 (50.00%) Intranet
4 4 (50.00%) OOP
4 4 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (12.50%) Customer Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Ajax
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (12.50%) WCF

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (12.50%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) PVCS
1 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) CAML
4 4 (50.00%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Document Management
2 4 (50.00%) OOP
2 4 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle