The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 19 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing XML 93 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.35% 4.01% 4.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.69% 16.01% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
362 306 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.71% 25.02% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 169 123
Average daily rate £375 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 95 (64.63%) Java
2 62 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (39.46%) Java EE
4 50 (34.01%) JBoss
5 47 (31.97%) jQuery
6 46 (31.29%) HTML
7 44 (29.93%) J2EE
8 41 (27.89%) XSLT
9 38 (25.85%) JSF
10 37 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (24.49%) JavaScript
12 35 (23.81%) SOA
12 35 (23.81%) HTTP
12 35 (23.81%) TDD
12 35 (23.81%) RESTful
13 34 (23.13%) RichFaces
13 34 (23.13%) SOAP
14 29 (19.73%) JSP
15 28 (19.05%) SQL
15 28 (19.05%) Relational Database
16 26 (17.69%) Eclipse
16 26 (17.69%) Spring
16 26 (17.69%) Scrum
17 25 (17.01%) CSS
18 24 (16.33%) Apache CXF
19 23 (15.65%) .NET
20 22 (14.97%) Finance
20 22 (14.97%) Web Design
21 21 (14.29%) Web Services
21 21 (14.29%) JProfiler

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 50 (34.01%) JBoss
2 13 (8.84%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.48%) Tomcat
4 9 (6.12%) Apache
5 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.40%) IIS
5 5 (3.40%) nginx
5 5 (3.40%) Lync
5 5 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.72%) WordPress
6 4 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.04%) CMS
7 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.81%) HTTP
2 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 17 (11.56%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.72%) MySQL
5 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Eclipse
2 21 (14.29%) JProfiler
3 13 (8.84%) JUnit
4 11 (7.48%) FitNesse
5 9 (6.12%) Maven
5 9 (6.12%) Selenium
6 8 (5.44%) jMock
6 8 (5.44%) Mockito
7 7 (4.76%) CruiseControl
8 5 (3.40%) Subversion
8 5 (3.40%) Ant
9 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.72%) JIRA
9 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.36%) Xcode
11 1 (0.68%) Checkstyle
11 1 (0.68%) Hudson
11 1 (0.68%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.68%) Trac
General
1 22 (14.97%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Banking
3 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 131 (89.12%) Developer
2 64 (43.54%) Java Developer
3 26 (17.69%) UI Programmer
3 26 (17.69%) UI Developer
4 24 (16.33%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.84%) Senior UI Developer
6 12 (8.16%) Ab Initio Developer
7 7 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.40%) SharePoint Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.72%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.72%) Technical Leader
11 3 (2.04%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (2.04%) J2EE Developer
11 3 (2.04%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (39.46%) Java EE
2 47 (31.97%) jQuery
3 46 (31.29%) HTML
4 44 (29.93%) J2EE
5 41 (27.89%) XSLT
6 38 (25.85%) JSF
7 35 (23.81%) RESTful
8 34 (23.13%) RichFaces
8 34 (23.13%) SOAP
9 29 (19.73%) JSP
10 26 (17.69%) Spring
11 25 (17.01%) CSS
12 24 (16.33%) Apache CXF
13 23 (15.65%) .NET
14 21 (14.29%) Web Services
15 20 (13.61%) JSON
16 19 (12.93%) Hibernate
17 17 (11.56%) JDBC
17 17 (11.56%) iBATIS
18 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.76%) User Experience
2 6 (4.08%) Open Source
3 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Informatics
4 3 (2.04%) Health Informatics
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.36%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.36%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.24%) UNIX
2 9 (6.12%) Linux
3 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.36%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (23.81%) SOA
3 35 (23.81%) TDD
4 26 (17.69%) Scrum
5 22 (14.97%) Web Design
6 21 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (8.84%) MVC
8 11 (7.48%) Pair Programming
9 10 (6.80%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.12%) OO
11 7 (4.76%) Web Application Development
12 6 (4.08%) BPMN
12 6 (4.08%) Software Engineering
13 5 (3.40%) Workflow
13 5 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (3.40%) Project Management
13 5 (3.40%) Web Development
13 5 (3.40%) Coaching
13 5 (3.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 95 (64.63%) Java
2 36 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 28 (19.05%) SQL
4 19 (12.93%) C#
5 10 (6.80%) PHP
6 9 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.44%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.76%) Perl
9 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.40%) PHP5
10 3 (2.04%) VB6
10 3 (2.04%) VBScript
10 3 (2.04%) VB
11 2 (1.36%) Korn
11 2 (1.36%) XPath
11 2 (1.36%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
1 13 (8.84%) Oracle
2 12 (8.16%) Ab Initio
3 9 (6.12%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.08%) IBM
5 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.36%) VMware
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Guidewire