The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML
Rank 15 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.19% 13.79% 8.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.33% 32.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +0.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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Scotland

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 West Lothian region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 15.58% 43.10% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 12
Average daily rate £325 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

XML
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the West Lothian region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (47.37%) TDD
5 8 (42.11%) Subversion
5 8 (42.11%) XSLT
5 8 (42.11%) SMS
5 8 (42.11%) XML Schema
5 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (36.84%) Java
6 7 (36.84%) Service Management
6 7 (36.84%) ITSM
7 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
8 5 (26.32%) Spring
8 5 (26.32%) Pair Programming
8 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
8 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) Selenium
8 5 (26.32%) FitNesse
9 4 (21.05%) XPath
9 4 (21.05%) iBATIS
9 4 (21.05%) QA
9 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
9 4 (21.05%) BDD
9 4 (21.05%) User Stories
9 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
9 4 (21.05%) JUnit
9 4 (21.05%) JDBC
9 4 (21.05%) JMS

XML
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Subversion
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) FitNesse
3 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (21.05%) JUnit
4 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
4 3 (15.79%) Maven
4 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.79%) Ant
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Support Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Applications Support
4 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Tester
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Communications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) XSLT
1 8 (42.11%) XML Schema
2 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
2 5 (26.32%) Spring
3 4 (21.05%) JMS
3 4 (21.05%) iBATIS
3 4 (21.05%) JDBC
4 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) JSON
5 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) Service Management
3 7 (36.84%) ITSM
4 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Pair Programming
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
7 3 (15.79%) SOA
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) XPath
4 3 (15.79%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
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