The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 6 5
Contract jobs citing XML 0 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen - 18.37% 25.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 81.82% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.23
% change year-on-year +23.07% -10.28%  

XML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6 11 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 7.69% 22.45% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 22
Median daily rate £388 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £325 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £375 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Aberdeen

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for XML.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Tcl
2 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (50.00%) webMethods
2 2 (50.00%) CAD
2 2 (50.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) PLM
2 2 (50.00%) Teamcenter
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) DHTML
2 2 (50.00%) XPath

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) AutoCAD
1 2 (50.00%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Teamcenter
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Development Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) DHTML
2 2 (50.00%) Itk
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) CAD
1 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) PLM
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Tcl
1 2 (50.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) webMethods