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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
UK / Scotland
Rank 64 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing XML 44 95 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.56% 3.68% 4.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.37% 14.66% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 60 78
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £421 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
- +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +17.18%

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
526 648 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.55% 25.13% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 352 355
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 8
Median hourly rate £52.09 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +11 20 £413 +40.42% 4
Edinburgh -19 17 £388 +6.16% 6
Aberdeen -4 5 £366 -
Stirling +5 1 £330 -9.24%
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 65 (67.01%) Java
2 48 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (45.36%) Web Services
4 41 (42.27%) SQL
5 32 (32.99%) SOAP
6 31 (31.96%) HTML
7 28 (28.87%) SOA
8 27 (27.84%) Java EE
9 26 (26.80%) Scrum
9 26 (26.80%) Oracle
10 24 (24.74%) TDD
11 23 (23.71%) XSLT
11 23 (23.71%) JBoss
12 22 (22.68%) JSON
12 22 (22.68%) Relational Database
13 20 (20.62%) Unix
13 20 (20.62%) Windows
13 20 (20.62%) JMS
13 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
14 19 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (19.59%) Oracle Database
15 17 (17.53%) Maven
16 16 (16.49%) CSS
17 15 (15.46%) Eclipse
17 15 (15.46%) Finance
18 14 (14.43%) MVC
18 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
18 14 (14.43%) Banking
18 14 (14.43%) Spring
18 14 (14.43%) Jenkins

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 23 (23.71%) JBoss
2 13 (13.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (5.15%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.12%) CMS
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.09%) CICS
6 2 (2.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.06%) Apache
6 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.06%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.06%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.03%) IIS
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.09%) AutoCAD
2 3 (3.09%) Siemens NX
3 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.03%) InDesign
4 1 (1.03%) MS Office
4 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (3.09%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.03%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.03%) GitHub
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) PaaS
2 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) HTTP
2 4 (4.12%) Internet
2 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) Intranet
3 1 (1.03%) LAN
3 1 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.68%) Relational Database
2 19 (19.59%) Oracle Database
3 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
4 11 (11.34%) DB2
5 5 (5.15%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.12%) MySQL
6 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.03%) KDB
8 1 (1.03%) Kdb+
8 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (17.53%) Maven
2 15 (15.46%) Eclipse
3 14 (14.43%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.31%) JUnit
5 9 (9.28%) Ant
5 9 (9.28%) Gradle
6 8 (8.25%) Hudson
6 8 (8.25%) JIRA
7 7 (7.22%) Subversion
8 5 (5.15%) JProfiler
8 5 (5.15%) Selenium
8 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.09%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.06%) Concordion
11 2 (2.06%) JBehave
11 2 (2.06%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 14 (14.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Advertising
3 2 (2.06%) Back Office
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (67.01%) Developer
2 39 (40.21%) Java Developer
3 20 (20.62%) Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Data Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Consultant
6 7 (7.22%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (3.09%) Developer in Test
10 3 (3.09%) Java Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Programmer
10 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Technical Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (45.36%) Web Services
2 32 (32.99%) SOAP
3 31 (31.96%) HTML
4 27 (27.84%) Java EE
5 23 (23.71%) XSLT
6 22 (22.68%) JSON
7 20 (20.62%) JMS
8 16 (16.49%) CSS
9 14 (14.43%) REST
9 14 (14.43%) Spring
10 13 (13.40%) .NET
10 13 (13.40%) Hibernate
11 11 (11.34%) XML Messaging
11 11 (11.34%) XSD
12 10 (10.31%) HTML5
12 10 (10.31%) WSDL
13 9 (9.28%) Drools
13 9 (9.28%) jBPM
13 9 (9.28%) JPA
14 8 (8.25%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.15%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.15%) User Experience
4 4 (4.12%) DataPower
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.09%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.06%) Derivative
6 2 (2.06%) Linked Data
6 2 (2.06%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (2.06%) NHS
6 2 (2.06%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.62%) Unix
1 20 (20.62%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) Linux
3 5 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.09%) MVS
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.87%) SOA
3 26 (26.80%) Scrum
4 24 (24.74%) TDD
5 19 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (14.43%) MVC
7 13 (13.40%) OO
8 12 (12.37%) Mentoring
9 9 (9.28%) Coaching
9 9 (9.28%) SDLC
10 8 (8.25%) Automated Testing
11 7 (7.22%) Kanban
11 7 (7.22%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing
12 6 (6.19%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 6 (6.19%) Defect Management
12 6 (6.19%) Microservices
12 6 (6.19%) Open Source
12 6 (6.19%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (6.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 65 (67.01%) Java
2 41 (42.27%) SQL
3 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.34%) C#
5 9 (9.28%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.22%) C
6 7 (7.22%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.22%) XPath
7 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.12%) C++
8 4 (4.12%) Python
9 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.09%) Tcl
9 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.06%) COBOL
10 2 (2.06%) Groovy
10 2 (2.06%) Jython
10 2 (2.06%) Perl
10 2 (2.06%) PHP
10 2 (2.06%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) Degree
1 12 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.09%) MiFID
3 2 (2.06%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (2.06%) EMIR
3 2 (2.06%) WCAG
4 1 (1.03%) Basel III
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Docker
1 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.06%) vSphere
2 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.03%) Ansible
2 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.03%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 26 (26.80%) Oracle
2 10 (10.31%) Red Hat
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.22%) Perforce
5 5 (5.15%) IBM
6 3 (3.09%) Adobe
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) webMethods
7 2 (2.06%) Misys
7 2 (2.06%) Sybase
7 2 (2.06%) VMware
8 1 (1.03%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.03%) OpenText
8 1 (1.03%) Reuters
8 1 (1.03%) Twitter