The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 43 32 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing XML 99 138 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.89% 5.22% 6.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.87% 21.87% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 77 76
Average daily rate £363 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £296 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £463 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £24.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.55 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +18.51%
XML
UK

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
624 631 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.49% 23.86% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 364 306
Average daily rate £363 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Average hourly rate £23.75 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.25 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

XML Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

XML
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 72 £370 -1.33% 10
Glasgow -20 14 £294 -24.19% 4
Renfrewshire -2 6 £336 -3.23% 1
Stirling +7 3 £364 -14.44%
Aberdeen +1 1 - -
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 103 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (50.79%) Java
3 76 (40.21%) Web Services
4 75 (39.68%) SOA
5 65 (34.39%) XSLT
5 65 (34.39%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (32.28%) Scrum
7 60 (31.75%) Java EE
8 59 (31.22%) Eclipse
9 57 (30.16%) SOAP
10 55 (29.10%) TDD
11 50 (26.46%) SDLC
12 49 (25.93%) JBoss
13 44 (23.28%) JProfiler
14 42 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
14 42 (22.22%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 41 (21.69%) JSON
16 37 (19.58%) SQL
17 36 (19.05%) Unit Testing
18 33 (17.46%) Waterfall
19 32 (16.93%) JavaScript
20 30 (15.87%) jQuery
20 30 (15.87%) WebSphere
21 29 (15.34%) HTTP
22 28 (14.81%) J2EE
22 28 (14.81%) RESTful
23 27 (14.29%) Spring
24 26 (13.76%) Oracle
25 25 (13.23%) Linux
25 25 (13.23%) XSD

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 49 (25.93%) JBoss
2 30 (15.87%) WebSphere
3 17 (8.99%) Tomcat
4 13 (6.88%) WebLogic
5 12 (6.35%) MQSeries
6 10 (5.29%) Apache
6 10 (5.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 7 (3.70%) nginx
8 4 (2.12%) CICS
9 3 (1.59%) CMS
10 2 (1.06%) Drupal
10 2 (1.06%) IIS
10 2 (1.06%) Node.js
10 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.06%) WordPress
11 1 (0.53%) GemFire
11 1 (0.53%) Jadu
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.53%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.53%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.06%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.53%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.53%) Primavera
3 1 (0.53%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.53%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.34%) HTTP
2 11 (5.82%) SSL
3 8 (4.23%) FTP
3 8 (4.23%) HTTPS
3 8 (4.23%) WinSCP
4 3 (1.59%) Internet
5 2 (1.06%) DNS
5 2 (1.06%) LDAP
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.17%) Relational Database
2 17 (8.99%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.29%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.59%) DB2
5 3 (1.59%) MySQL
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.53%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 59 (31.22%) Eclipse
2 44 (23.28%) JProfiler
3 18 (9.52%) Maven
4 15 (7.94%) MSI
5 12 (6.35%) ClearCase
6 10 (5.29%) JUnit
6 10 (5.29%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.76%) Subversion
8 8 (4.23%) XMLSpy
9 7 (3.70%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.17%) FitNesse
11 5 (2.65%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.65%) Mockito
12 4 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.12%) jMock
12 4 (2.12%) StarTeam
13 3 (1.59%) Ant
13 3 (1.59%) Selenium
13 3 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 25 (13.23%) Finance
2 17 (8.99%) Banking
3 4 (2.12%) Retail
4 2 (1.06%) Front Office
4 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (58.73%) Developer
2 64 (33.86%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.52%) Agile Developer
3 18 (9.52%) Agile Java Developer
3 18 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 17 (8.99%) Analyst
5 16 (8.47%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (7.41%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.88%) XML Developer
8 12 (6.35%) Agile Business Analyst
8 12 (6.35%) Software Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Consultant
10 9 (4.76%) PHP Developer
11 8 (4.23%) Architect
11 8 (4.23%) Integration Specialist
12 7 (3.70%) Development Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
13 6 (3.17%) Java Programmer
13 6 (3.17%) Programmer
14 5 (2.65%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (40.21%) Web Services
2 65 (34.39%) XSLT
3 60 (31.75%) Java EE
4 57 (30.16%) SOAP
5 41 (21.69%) JSON
6 30 (15.87%) jQuery
7 28 (14.81%) J2EE
7 28 (14.81%) RESTful
8 27 (14.29%) Spring
9 25 (13.23%) XSD
10 23 (12.17%) HTML
10 23 (12.17%) REST
11 22 (11.64%) Hibernate
12 18 (9.52%) CSS
13 17 (8.99%) WSDL
14 16 (8.47%) HTML5
15 15 (7.94%) JMS
15 15 (7.94%) WinForms
15 15 (7.94%) WPF
16 14 (7.41%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (8.47%) User Experience
3 13 (6.88%) DataPower
4 12 (6.35%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.23%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.06%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.06%) FMCG
9 2 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.53%) Ontologies
10 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.23%) Linux
2 23 (12.17%) Windows
3 17 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.88%) Mac OS X
6 11 (5.82%) Unix
7 4 (2.12%) Android
8 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.59%) MVS
9 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (54.50%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (39.68%) SOA
3 65 (34.39%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (32.28%) Scrum
5 55 (29.10%) TDD
6 50 (26.46%) SDLC
7 42 (22.22%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 42 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
8 36 (19.05%) Unit Testing
9 33 (17.46%) Waterfall
10 24 (12.70%) Project Management
11 22 (11.64%) Web Development
12 17 (8.99%) Change Management
13 16 (8.47%) OO
13 16 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (7.94%) Software Engineering
15 13 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (6.88%) Performance Management
15 13 (6.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (50.79%) Java
2 37 (19.58%) SQL
3 32 (16.93%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.58%) C#
5 16 (8.47%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.94%) VBScript
7 14 (7.41%) XPath
8 12 (6.35%) C
8 12 (6.35%) VB.NET
9 10 (5.29%) C++
9 10 (5.29%) PHP
9 10 (5.29%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.23%) COBOL
11 7 (3.70%) PL/1
12 6 (3.17%) PHP 5
13 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.12%) Python
14 3 (1.59%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.06%) REXX
Qualifications
1 14 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.23%) Degree
4 4 (2.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) SEPA
2 7 (3.70%) HL7
3 6 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.12%) Control-M
2 4 (2.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.06%) WMI
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 26 (13.76%) Oracle
2 25 (13.23%) IBM
3 14 (7.41%) HP
4 12 (6.35%) Cognos
4 12 (6.35%) VMware
5 10 (5.29%) Remedy
6 7 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.17%) Sybase
8 5 (2.65%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.59%) Facebook
9 3 (1.59%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.59%) Twitter
10 2 (1.06%) CA
10 2 (1.06%) Siemens
10 2 (1.06%) Tableau
10 2 (1.06%) Zend
11 1 (0.53%) Adobe
11 1 (0.53%) Google
11 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
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