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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 25 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing XML 171 161 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.14% 6.52% 5.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.20% 22.39% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 89 81
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +20.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -16.66%
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
737 719 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.46% 29.11% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 391 307
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +67.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £37.00 £40.00
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 +13 92 £375 +7.14% 2
Glasgow -8 52 £350 +5.66% 8
West Lothian -6 6 £325 -21.68% 2
Stirling -12 3 £400 +33.33% 1
Aberdeen +9 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 185 (52.86%) Java
2 131 (37.43%) SQL
3 118 (33.71%) HTML
4 105 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (29.14%) JavaScript
6 90 (25.71%) XSLT
7 82 (23.43%) Finance
8 80 (22.86%) HTTP
9 76 (21.71%) SQL Server
10 71 (20.29%) CSS
10 71 (20.29%) Relational Database
11 69 (19.71%) Web Services
12 65 (18.57%) .NET
12 65 (18.57%) J2EE
13 64 (18.29%) C#
14 60 (17.14%) Oracle
14 60 (17.14%) JSP
15 59 (16.86%) Spring
15 59 (16.86%) Java EE
16 56 (16.00%) jQuery
17 55 (15.71%) TDD
18 53 (15.14%) JBoss
18 53 (15.14%) Microsoft
18 53 (15.14%) SOA
19 51 (14.57%) SOAP
20 50 (14.29%) Banking
21 47 (13.43%) Unit Testing
21 47 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
22 43 (12.29%) PL/SQL
23 42 (12.00%) OO

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 53 (15.14%) JBoss
2 36 (10.29%) WebSphere
3 23 (6.57%) Tomcat
4 17 (4.86%) IIS
5 14 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.71%) Apache
7 8 (2.29%) CMS
7 8 (2.29%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.43%) Lync
9 5 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.43%) nginx
10 4 (1.14%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.14%) WordPress
11 3 (0.86%) LiveLink
12 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (1.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.14%) MS Office
2 2 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Maximo
1 3 (0.86%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 80 (22.86%) HTTP
2 7 (2.00%) SMS
2 7 (2.00%) DHCP
2 7 (2.00%) DNS
3 5 (1.43%) LAN
3 5 (1.43%) IPv4
3 5 (1.43%) WAN
3 5 (1.43%) VLAN
4 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) Internet
5 1 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 71 (20.29%) Relational Database
3 41 (11.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (7.43%) RDBMS
5 25 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.57%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.71%) IDOL
9 6 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.43%) MySQL
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.14%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.14%) DB2
12 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 32 (9.14%) Visual Studio
2 30 (8.57%) Eclipse
3 25 (7.14%) Selenium
4 24 (6.86%) JUnit
5 21 (6.00%) CruiseControl
5 21 (6.00%) JProfiler
6 18 (5.14%) Maven
6 18 (5.14%) Subversion
7 14 (4.00%) Ant
8 13 (3.71%) FitNesse
8 13 (3.71%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.57%) Mockito
10 8 (2.29%) CppUnit
10 8 (2.29%) jMock
10 8 (2.29%) JIRA
10 8 (2.29%) GoogleTest
11 4 (1.14%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.14%) Hudson
11 4 (1.14%) QUnit
11 4 (1.14%) Jasmine
General
1 82 (23.43%) Finance
2 50 (14.29%) Banking
3 23 (6.57%) Front Office
4 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 268 (76.57%) Developer
2 106 (30.29%) Java Developer
3 60 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 31 (8.86%) UI Developer
4 31 (8.86%) UI Programmer
5 30 (8.57%) C++ Developer
6 19 (5.43%) Analyst
7 17 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (3.71%) SQL Developer
8 13 (3.71%) Senior UI Developer
9 12 (3.43%) .NET Developer
9 12 (3.43%) Ab Initio Developer
10 10 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (2.86%) Technical Leader
10 10 (2.86%) Development Specialist
10 10 (2.86%) Lead Developer
11 9 (2.57%) Business Analyst
11 9 (2.57%) SQL Server Developer
12 8 (2.29%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (2.29%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (33.71%) HTML
2 90 (25.71%) XSLT
3 71 (20.29%) CSS
4 69 (19.71%) Web Services
5 65 (18.57%) .NET
5 65 (18.57%) J2EE
6 60 (17.14%) JSP
7 59 (16.86%) Spring
7 59 (16.86%) Java EE
8 56 (16.00%) jQuery
9 51 (14.57%) SOAP
10 41 (11.71%) Ajax
11 40 (11.43%) HTML5
11 40 (11.43%) JMS
12 39 (11.14%) Hibernate
13 38 (10.86%) JSF
14 37 (10.57%) ASP.NET
15 34 (9.71%) RESTful
16 32 (9.14%) RichFaces
16 32 (9.14%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.14%) User Experience
4 10 (2.86%) Derivative
5 7 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.71%) Open Source
7 5 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.14%) Social Network
8 4 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.14%) Web 2.0
9 3 (0.86%) Clustering
9 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.86%) Health Informatics
9 3 (0.86%) Informatics
9 3 (0.86%) DataPower
10 2 (0.57%) Semantic Web
10 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.57%) Social Media
10 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.43%) UNIX
2 37 (10.57%) Windows
3 14 (4.00%) Linux
4 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.86%) Android
8 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (15.71%) TDD
3 53 (15.14%) SOA
4 47 (13.43%) Unit Testing
4 47 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (12.00%) OO
6 36 (10.29%) MVC
7 29 (8.29%) Scrum
8 24 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (6.57%) Data Modelling
10 21 (6.00%) Web Design
10 21 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 21 (6.00%) Web Application Development
11 17 (4.86%) ETL
12 15 (4.29%) Multithreading
13 13 (3.71%) ITIL
13 13 (3.71%) Automated Testing
13 13 (3.71%) Technical Analysis
13 13 (3.71%) Mentoring
14 12 (3.43%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 185 (52.86%) Java
2 131 (37.43%) SQL
3 102 (29.14%) JavaScript
4 64 (18.29%) C#
5 43 (12.29%) PL/SQL
6 41 (11.71%) C++
7 30 (8.57%) T-SQL
8 28 (8.00%) Shell Script
9 26 (7.43%) Perl
10 20 (5.71%) PowerShell
11 17 (4.86%) VBA
12 14 (4.00%) VBScript
13 11 (3.14%) PHP
14 10 (2.86%) XPath
15 8 (2.29%) Clojure
16 7 (2.00%) VB
17 5 (1.43%) VB6
17 5 (1.43%) PHP5
17 5 (1.43%) Scala
18 4 (1.14%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 20 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.71%) MCITP
4 6 (1.71%) MCSA
5 5 (1.43%) MCP
5 5 (1.43%) MCTS
6 3 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (4.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (0.86%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.57%) WMI
3 1 (0.29%) Netcool
3 1 (0.29%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (17.14%) Oracle
2 53 (15.14%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.00%) IBM
4 15 (4.29%) Sybase
5 13 (3.71%) Ab Initio
6 12 (3.43%) HP
7 11 (3.14%) Google
8 9 (2.57%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.29%) Guidewire
10 6 (1.71%) Meridio
11 5 (1.43%) SAP
11 5 (1.43%) Informatica
12 4 (1.14%) Kofax
12 4 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.86%) Open Text
13 3 (0.86%) Yahoo!
13 3 (0.86%) RightFax
13 3 (0.86%) Planview
14 2 (0.57%) Kony
14 2 (0.57%) VMware
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