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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 24 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing XML 178 106 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.30% 4.31% 3.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.56% 17.24% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 52 46
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.20%
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
789 615 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.92% 24.99% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 302 236
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -19.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(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
Glasgow +10 74 £375 +7.14% 21
Edinburgh +12 54 £375 +5.26% 6
Stirling +2 17 £433 +15.33%
West Lothian -6 2 £375 +6.99%
Aberdeen +7 1 £325 +14.84% 3
Fife - - - -
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 181 (51.71%) Java
2 126 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 125 (35.71%) HTML
4 124 (35.43%) SQL
5 110 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (29.43%) Web Services
7 96 (27.43%) CSS
8 89 (25.43%) Spring
9 88 (25.14%) SOAP
10 84 (24.00%) HTTP
11 81 (23.14%) XSLT
12 74 (21.14%) Finance
13 69 (19.71%) Relational Database
14 68 (19.43%) JSON
15 66 (18.86%) Unit Testing
16 63 (18.00%) .NET
17 61 (17.43%) Oracle
18 60 (17.14%) SQL Server
18 60 (17.14%) HTML5
19 59 (16.86%) RESTful
20 58 (16.57%) Banking
21 56 (16.00%) J2EE
22 55 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
23 52 (14.86%) Java EE
23 52 (14.86%) Ajax
23 52 (14.86%) C#
24 51 (14.57%) JSP
24 51 (14.57%) Linux
25 50 (14.29%) Microsoft
26 49 (14.00%) SOA

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 38 (10.86%) WebSphere
2 24 (6.86%) IIS
2 24 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 21 (6.00%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.71%) Apache
5 11 (3.14%) Lync
6 10 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.29%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.29%) CMS
8 7 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
8 7 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.14%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.14%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.86%) LiveLink
11 3 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Integration
12 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.86%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Maximo
1 3 (0.86%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.29%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.29%) PaaS
1 1 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 84 (24.00%) HTTP
2 7 (2.00%) DNS
3 6 (1.71%) X.500
3 6 (1.71%) DHCP
4 4 (1.14%) VLAN
4 4 (1.14%) IPv4
4 4 (1.14%) Intranet
4 4 (1.14%) LAN
4 4 (1.14%) WAN
5 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.29%) SSL
7 1 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (19.71%) Relational Database
2 60 (17.14%) SQL Server
3 33 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (7.71%) RDBMS
5 19 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.71%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.57%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.00%) Big Data
9 7 (2.00%) MySQL
9 7 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.00%) IDOL
10 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.43%) DB2
11 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.57%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (9.43%) Maven
2 27 (7.71%) Visual Studio
2 27 (7.71%) Eclipse
3 23 (6.57%) Subversion
4 22 (6.29%) JUnit
5 20 (5.71%) Selenium
6 19 (5.43%) CruiseControl
7 15 (4.29%) Ant
8 14 (4.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.43%) QUnit
9 12 (3.43%) Jasmine
10 9 (2.57%) Hudson
10 9 (2.57%) JProfiler
11 8 (2.29%) CppUnit
11 8 (2.29%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.29%) GoogleTest
12 7 (2.00%) JIRA
13 4 (1.14%) Apache Ivy
14 3 (0.86%) FitNesse
15 2 (0.57%) Toad
General
1 74 (21.14%) Finance
2 58 (16.57%) Banking
3 21 (6.00%) Front Office
4 10 (2.86%) Retail
5 5 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.86%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 268 (76.57%) Developer
2 100 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 42 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 28 (8.00%) C++ Developer
4 28 (8.00%) UI Developer
4 28 (8.00%) UI Programmer
5 22 (6.29%) Front-End Developer
6 19 (5.43%) Lead Developer
7 18 (5.14%) Architect
8 14 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 12 (3.43%) Analyst
10 11 (3.14%) SQL Developer
11 10 (2.86%) Web Developer
12 9 (2.57%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.57%) User Experience Developer
13 8 (2.29%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (2.29%) SQL Server Developer
14 7 (2.00%) Team Leader
14 7 (2.00%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (35.71%) HTML
2 103 (29.43%) Web Services
3 96 (27.43%) CSS
4 89 (25.43%) Spring
5 88 (25.14%) SOAP
6 81 (23.14%) XSLT
7 68 (19.43%) JSON
8 63 (18.00%) .NET
9 60 (17.14%) HTML5
10 59 (16.86%) RESTful
11 56 (16.00%) J2EE
12 52 (14.86%) Java EE
12 52 (14.86%) Ajax
13 51 (14.57%) JSP
14 49 (14.00%) jQuery
15 47 (13.43%) Hibernate
16 42 (12.00%) JMS
17 35 (10.00%) CSS3
18 32 (9.14%) REST
18 32 (9.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.43%) User Experience
2 22 (6.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (5.43%) Open Source
4 17 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.43%) Derivative
6 11 (3.14%) Smartphone
7 9 (2.57%) FMCG
8 4 (1.14%) DataPower
8 4 (1.14%) Kindle
9 3 (0.86%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.86%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.86%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.86%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.57%) AS400
10 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.57%) Linux
2 44 (12.57%) Windows
3 37 (10.57%) UNIX
4 29 (8.29%) Mac OS X
5 12 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.86%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (18.86%) Unit Testing
3 55 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (14.00%) SOA
5 48 (13.71%) TDD
6 47 (13.43%) Waterfall
7 41 (11.71%) OO
8 40 (11.43%) MVC
9 34 (9.71%) Web Development
10 31 (8.86%) Project Management
11 28 (8.00%) Mentoring
12 27 (7.71%) Scrum
13 24 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (6.29%) Performance Monitoring
14 22 (6.29%) Data Modelling
15 19 (5.43%) Web Application Development
16 18 (5.14%) Kalman Filter
16 18 (5.14%) Multithreading
16 18 (5.14%) Release Management
17 16 (4.57%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 181 (51.71%) Java
2 126 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 124 (35.43%) SQL
4 52 (14.86%) C#
5 38 (10.86%) PL/SQL
6 36 (10.29%) C++
7 31 (8.86%) Shell Script
8 27 (7.71%) Perl
9 20 (5.71%) T-SQL
10 18 (5.14%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.43%) VBA
12 9 (2.57%) VBScript
12 9 (2.57%) Clojure
13 8 (2.29%) PHP
14 4 (1.14%) Python
14 4 (1.14%) Haskell
14 4 (1.14%) Scala
14 4 (1.14%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.86%) Lisp
16 2 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.14%) MCTS
4 4 (1.14%) MCITP
4 4 (1.14%) MCP
4 4 (1.14%) MCSA
5 3 (0.86%) Degree
6 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.43%) QA
2 4 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (6.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.71%) MIIS
2 3 (0.86%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.86%) Puppet
2 3 (0.86%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.57%) WMI
4 1 (0.29%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.29%) Nagios
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.29%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.29%) StatsD
Vendors
1 61 (17.43%) Oracle
2 50 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 48 (13.71%) JBoss
4 23 (6.57%) IBM
5 17 (4.86%) Sybase
6 10 (2.86%) HP
6 10 (2.86%) Google
7 7 (2.00%) Meridio
7 7 (2.00%) Guidewire
7 7 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.14%) Lotus
9 4 (1.14%) Informatica
9 4 (1.14%) Perforce
10 3 (0.86%) Open Text
10 3 (0.86%) Planview
10 3 (0.86%) RightFax
10 3 (0.86%) SAP
11 2 (0.57%) Adobe
11 2 (0.57%) Reuters
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