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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 22 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing XML 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.73% 1.92% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.68% 17.39% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £283 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% -59.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +31.57%
XML
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
31 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.18% 11.06% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 9
Average daily rate £313 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) XSLT
3 5 (62.50%) Document Management
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (50.00%) CAML
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (50.00%) Kindle
4 4 (50.00%) OOP
4 4 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (50.00%) Lotus
4 4 (50.00%) Intranet
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) WCF
6 2 (25.00%) WF
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) XSL

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
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%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) PVCS
2 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) XSLT
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) CAML
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 2 (25.00%) WF
5 2 (25.00%) XSL
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Kindle
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Document Management
2 4 (50.00%) OOP
2 4 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
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%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Lotus
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos