The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 58 53 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13  
Contract jobs citing XML 13 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.44% 2.44% 3.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.96% 11.90% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 30
Median daily rate £388 £363 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% -1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £315 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 262 311 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 29.05% 20.51% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 178 166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Median hourly rate £52.17 £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.80% -64.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing XML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Edinburgh

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for XML.

1 31 (73.81%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) Web Services
3 19 (45.24%) Java EE
4 18 (42.86%) HTML
5 17 (40.48%) JBoss
6 16 (38.10%) Oracle
6 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (35.71%) TDD
7 15 (35.71%) SOA
8 13 (30.95%) XSLT
8 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (28.57%) SQL
9 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
10 11 (26.19%) SOAP
10 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database
11 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
12 9 (21.43%) Degree
12 9 (21.43%) XML Messaging
12 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
12 9 (21.43%) Scrum
12 9 (21.43%) WSDL
12 9 (21.43%) JMS
12 9 (21.43%) CSS
12 9 (21.43%) Windows
12 9 (21.43%) Linux
12 9 (21.43%) HTML5
13 8 (19.05%) JSON
13 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
13 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
13 8 (19.05%) Relational Database

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 17 (40.48%) JBoss
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.38%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database
2 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (4.76%) DB2
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.05%) Maven
3 5 (11.90%) JProfiler
3 5 (11.90%) Subversion
4 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.14%) JUnit
4 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.76%) Log4j
5 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.38%) Grunt
6 1 (2.38%) gulp
6 1 (2.38%) Hudson
6 1 (2.38%) Mockito
6 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (73.81%) Developer
2 18 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Data Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Leader
7 3 (7.14%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Expert
8 2 (4.76%) Java Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (54.76%) Web Services
2 19 (45.24%) Java EE
3 18 (42.86%) HTML
4 13 (30.95%) XSLT
5 11 (26.19%) SOAP
6 9 (21.43%) CSS
6 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
6 9 (21.43%) HTML5
6 9 (21.43%) JMS
6 9 (21.43%) WSDL
6 9 (21.43%) XML Messaging
7 8 (19.05%) JSON
8 7 (16.67%) Drools
8 7 (16.67%) jBPM
8 7 (16.67%) JPA
8 7 (16.67%) XSD
9 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 6 (14.29%) REST
10 5 (11.90%) Apache Camel
10 5 (11.90%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) Driving Licence
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) User Experience
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.38%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) SOA
2 15 (35.71%) TDD
3 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (21.43%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
5 8 (19.05%) MVC
6 7 (16.67%) Coaching
7 6 (14.29%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (9.52%) Open Source
8 4 (9.52%) Web Development
9 3 (7.14%) Open Source Development
10 2 (4.76%) Automation Testing
10 2 (4.76%) BDD
10 2 (4.76%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (4.76%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.76%) User Stories
10 2 (4.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 31 (73.81%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) XPath
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
1 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Misys
5 1 (2.38%) OpenText