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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 33 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing XML 132 156 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.78% 6.42% 7.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.36% 23.01% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 84 88
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £252 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
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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
618 678 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.36% 27.90% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 368 322
Average daily rate £375 £323 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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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 -8 49 £375 +10.29% 10
Glasgow -7 48 £400 +25.39% 12
Aberdeen +5 2 - -
Stirling -15 1 £450 +50.00% 1
Fife - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
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XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 140 (46.51%) Java
2 122 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (35.22%) SQL
4 93 (30.90%) HTML
5 73 (24.25%) JavaScript
6 71 (23.59%) XSLT
7 68 (22.59%) HTTP
8 67 (22.26%) Relational Database
9 57 (18.94%) Web Services
9 57 (18.94%) TDD
10 56 (18.60%) Spring
11 55 (18.27%) SQL Server
12 53 (17.61%) J2EE
13 52 (17.28%) .NET
14 51 (16.94%) C#
14 51 (16.94%) Java EE
15 50 (16.61%) CSS
16 48 (15.95%) Finance
17 45 (14.95%) SOA
17 45 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (14.62%) jQuery
19 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
20 41 (13.62%) Oracle
21 39 (12.96%) JBoss
22 38 (12.62%) JSP
22 38 (12.62%) SOAP
23 37 (12.29%) JMS
24 36 (11.96%) UNIX
25 33 (10.96%) Hibernate
26 32 (10.63%) Scrum

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 39 (12.96%) JBoss
2 26 (8.64%) WebSphere
3 23 (7.64%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.99%) Apache
4 9 (2.99%) CMS
5 7 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.66%) IIS
6 5 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.66%) nginx
7 4 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.33%) WordPress
8 2 (0.66%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (0.66%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.33%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.33%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (0.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 68 (22.59%) HTTP
2 12 (3.99%) SMS
3 4 (1.33%) DHCP
3 4 (1.33%) DNS
4 3 (1.00%) IPv4
4 3 (1.00%) LAN
4 3 (1.00%) WAN
4 3 (1.00%) VLAN
5 2 (0.66%) Intranet
6 1 (0.33%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.33%) SAN
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (22.26%) Relational Database
2 55 (18.27%) SQL Server
3 25 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 13 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.99%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.33%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.00%) MySQL
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.66%) DB2
12 2 (0.66%) IDOL
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 29 (9.63%) Eclipse
1 29 (9.63%) Selenium
2 27 (8.97%) JUnit
3 26 (8.64%) FitNesse
4 22 (7.31%) Visual Studio
5 18 (5.98%) Subversion
6 17 (5.65%) JProfiler
7 16 (5.32%) Maven
7 16 (5.32%) CruiseControl
8 12 (3.99%) Mockito
9 11 (3.65%) jMock
9 11 (3.65%) Ant
10 10 (3.32%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.66%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.00%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.00%) Xcode
12 3 (1.00%) JIRA
13 2 (0.66%) Watij
13 2 (0.66%) Android Studio
14 1 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 48 (15.95%) Finance
2 30 (9.97%) Banking
3 17 (5.65%) Front Office
4 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.66%) Retail
5 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 200 (66.45%) Developer
2 91 (30.23%) Java Developer
3 46 (15.28%) Senior Developer
4 27 (8.97%) Analyst
5 20 (6.64%) C++ Developer
5 20 (6.64%) UI Developer
5 20 (6.64%) UI Programmer
6 16 (5.32%) Development Specialist
7 13 (4.32%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (3.99%) Ab Initio Developer
8 12 (3.99%) Business Analyst
8 12 (3.99%) .NET Developer
9 11 (3.65%) Applications Support
9 11 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (3.32%) Technical Leader
10 10 (3.32%) Senior C++ Developer
10 10 (3.32%) Tester
10 10 (3.32%) Senior UI Developer
11 9 (2.99%) Web Developer
11 9 (2.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (30.90%) HTML
2 71 (23.59%) XSLT
3 57 (18.94%) Web Services
4 56 (18.60%) Spring
5 53 (17.61%) J2EE
6 52 (17.28%) .NET
7 51 (16.94%) Java EE
8 50 (16.61%) CSS
9 44 (14.62%) jQuery
10 38 (12.62%) JSP
10 38 (12.62%) SOAP
11 37 (12.29%) JMS
12 33 (10.96%) Hibernate
13 32 (10.63%) JDBC
13 32 (10.63%) JSF
14 31 (10.30%) iBATIS
14 31 (10.30%) RESTful
15 29 (9.63%) ASP.NET
15 29 (9.63%) XML Schema
15 29 (9.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.98%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.33%) Data Structures
3 7 (2.33%) Open Source
3 7 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.66%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.66%) Web 2.0
4 5 (1.66%) User Experience
5 4 (1.33%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.33%) Clustering
5 4 (1.33%) Social Network
6 3 (1.00%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.00%) GIS
6 3 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.66%) Social Media
7 2 (0.66%) Health Informatics
7 2 (0.66%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.96%) UNIX
2 24 (7.97%) Windows
3 20 (6.64%) Linux
4 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.33%) Android
5 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (18.94%) TDD
3 45 (14.95%) SOA
3 45 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (10.63%) Scrum
5 31 (10.30%) Unit Testing
6 30 (9.97%) OO
7 26 (8.64%) MVC
8 20 (6.64%) Pair Programming
9 18 (5.98%) Data Modelling
10 16 (5.32%) ETL
10 16 (5.32%) Web Design
10 16 (5.32%) Web Application Development
11 14 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
11 14 (4.65%) ITIL
11 14 (4.65%) Data Analysis
12 12 (3.99%) High Availability
13 11 (3.65%) BDD
13 11 (3.65%) User Stories
13 11 (3.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 140 (46.51%) Java
2 106 (35.22%) SQL
3 73 (24.25%) JavaScript
4 51 (16.94%) C#
5 31 (10.30%) PL/SQL
6 25 (8.31%) C++
7 20 (6.64%) T-SQL
8 17 (5.65%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.32%) Perl
10 15 (4.98%) XPath
10 15 (4.98%) PowerShell
11 14 (4.65%) VBScript
12 9 (2.99%) PHP
13 7 (2.33%) VB
14 6 (1.99%) VBA
14 6 (1.99%) VB6
15 5 (1.66%) PHP5
16 4 (1.33%) Python
17 3 (1.00%) Clojure
18 2 (0.66%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 13 (4.32%) SC Cleared
1 13 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.99%) MCSA
3 9 (2.99%) MCITP
3 9 (2.99%) Degree
4 3 (1.00%) MCTS
4 3 (1.00%) MCP
5 2 (0.66%) ISEB
5 2 (0.66%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.32%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.33%) WMI
2 1 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (0.33%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.62%) Oracle
3 14 (4.65%) IBM
4 12 (3.99%) Ab Initio
5 9 (2.99%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.66%) HP
7 6 (1.99%) Google
8 5 (1.66%) Sybase
9 4 (1.33%) Kofax
10 3 (1.00%) SAP
10 3 (1.00%) Yahoo!
11 2 (0.66%) VMware
11 2 (0.66%) Meridio
11 2 (0.66%) Kony
11 2 (0.66%) Dell
11 2 (0.66%) Informatica
11 2 (0.66%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.33%) Apple
12 1 (0.33%) Veritas
12 1 (0.33%) Open Text
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