The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML
Rank 65 46 24
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 54 103 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.73% 3.57% 6.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.93% 17.43% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 64 83
Median daily rate £330 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £443 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £381 £370
% change year-on-year
- +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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
544 591 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.53% 20.50% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 338 442
Median daily rate £375 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £40.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.77% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing XML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 35 £335 -10.66% 10
Glasgow +1 13 £350 -17.64% 6
Stirling +2 3 £330 -30.52%
Renfrewshire -12 2 £315 -1.56%
Aberdeen -8 1 £165 -65.26%
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for XML.

1 112 (68.29%) Java
2 82 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (49.39%) Web Services
4 73 (44.51%) SQL
5 67 (40.85%) SOAP
6 62 (37.80%) JBoss
7 57 (34.76%) Java EE
8 56 (34.15%) HTML
9 53 (32.32%) Oracle
10 50 (30.49%) XSLT
10 50 (30.49%) Scrum
11 46 (28.05%) SOA
12 43 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (25.00%) JMS
14 37 (22.56%) JSF
14 37 (22.56%) Oracle Database
15 35 (21.34%) Hibernate
15 35 (21.34%) TDD
15 35 (21.34%) Eclipse
16 34 (20.73%) Maven
17 33 (20.12%) RichFaces
18 32 (19.51%) JSON
18 32 (19.51%) Unix
18 32 (19.51%) JavaScript
19 30 (18.29%) Subversion
20 27 (16.46%) SQL Server
21 26 (15.85%) jBPM
21 26 (15.85%) Drools
22 25 (15.24%) Security Cleared
22 25 (15.24%) JPA

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 62 (37.80%) JBoss
2 25 (15.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (6.10%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.05%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.44%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 3 (1.83%) CMS
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.22%) CICS
7 2 (1.22%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.61%) Apache
8 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.61%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.61%) InDesign
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (7.32%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.61%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.93%) HTTP
2 4 (2.44%) SSH
2 4 (2.44%) SSL
3 3 (1.83%) Internet
3 3 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.22%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) LAN
5 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.56%) Oracle Database
2 27 (16.46%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.37%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.88%) DB2
5 5 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.22%) MySQL
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.61%) Biml
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (21.34%) Eclipse
2 34 (20.73%) Maven
3 30 (18.29%) Subversion
4 18 (10.98%) JIRA
5 14 (8.54%) Git (software)
6 11 (6.71%) SoapUI
7 9 (5.49%) Jenkins
7 9 (5.49%) JUnit
8 6 (3.66%) Gradle
8 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.05%) Ant
9 5 (3.05%) JProfiler
9 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.44%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (2.44%) git-flow
10 4 (2.44%) GitLab
11 3 (1.83%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.83%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.22%) MSI
12 2 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 18 (10.98%) Banking
2 15 (9.15%) Finance
3 3 (1.83%) Advertising
4 2 (1.22%) Back Office
4 2 (1.22%) French Language
4 2 (1.22%) Front Office
4 2 (1.22%) German Language
4 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (72.56%) Developer
2 79 (48.17%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.80%) Analyst
4 12 (7.32%) Senior Developer
4 12 (7.32%) UI Developer
5 11 (6.71%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (6.10%) Developer in Test
7 7 (4.27%) Consultant
7 7 (4.27%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.27%) SQL Developer
7 7 (4.27%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.27%) UI/UX Developer
7 7 (4.27%) UX Developer
8 6 (3.66%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Integration Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (3.05%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Architect
9 5 (3.05%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.05%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (49.39%) Web Services
2 67 (40.85%) SOAP
3 57 (34.76%) Java EE
4 56 (34.15%) HTML
5 50 (30.49%) XSLT
6 41 (25.00%) JMS
7 37 (22.56%) JSF
8 35 (21.34%) Hibernate
9 33 (20.12%) RichFaces
10 32 (19.51%) JSON
11 26 (15.85%) Drools
11 26 (15.85%) jBPM
12 25 (15.24%) JPA
13 24 (14.63%) XSD
14 21 (12.80%) jQuery
15 20 (12.20%) .NET
15 20 (12.20%) Spring
16 18 (10.98%) CSS
17 17 (10.37%) RESTful
18 15 (9.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.93%) User Experience
3 12 (7.32%) Data Structures
4 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.05%) DataPower
8 4 (2.44%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.22%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.22%) NHS
9 2 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.22%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.22%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.61%) Derivative
10 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.51%) Unix
2 22 (13.41%) Windows
3 17 (10.37%) Linux
4 7 (4.27%) AIX
4 7 (4.27%) HPUX
4 7 (4.27%) Solaris
5 4 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.22%) MVS
6 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Android
7 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.49%) Scrum
3 46 (28.05%) SOA
4 43 (26.22%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (21.34%) TDD
6 24 (14.63%) Open Source
6 24 (14.63%) Open Source Development
7 23 (14.02%) Mentoring
8 22 (13.41%) Coaching
9 21 (12.80%) SDLC
10 18 (10.98%) Kanban
11 17 (10.37%) Defect Management
12 14 (8.54%) Unit Testing
12 14 (8.54%) User Stories
13 13 (7.93%) OO
14 12 (7.32%) ITIL
14 12 (7.32%) Waterfall
14 12 (7.32%) Web Design
15 10 (6.10%) Automated Testing
16 9 (5.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (68.29%) Java
2 73 (44.51%) SQL
3 32 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.59%) Python
5 16 (9.76%) Perl
6 15 (9.15%) PL/SQL
7 13 (7.93%) C#
8 11 (6.71%) C
8 11 (6.71%) T-SQL
9 10 (6.10%) PHP
10 7 (4.27%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.44%) C++
11 4 (2.44%) VB
12 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.22%) SPARQL
12 2 (1.22%) XPath
13 1 (0.61%) COBOL
13 1 (0.61%) Delphi
13 1 (0.61%) Groovy
13 1 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.10%) Degree
4 3 (1.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.22%) WCAG
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.22%) vSphere
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.22%) Kibana
2 2 (1.22%) OVPA
2 2 (1.22%) TeamSite
2 2 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.61%) Graphite
3 1 (0.61%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 53 (32.32%) Oracle
2 20 (12.20%) HP
3 16 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 12 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.10%) IBM
6 5 (3.05%) Sybase
7 4 (2.44%) ForgeRock
8 3 (1.83%) Nintex
8 3 (1.83%) Reuters
9 2 (1.22%) Misys
9 2 (1.22%) Remedy
9 2 (1.22%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.22%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.22%) VMware
10 1 (0.61%) Adobe
10 1 (0.61%) ILOG
10 1 (0.61%) Jaspersoft
10 1 (0.61%) OpenText
10 1 (0.61%) Perforce
10 1 (0.61%) Zend