The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL 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.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 62 70
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.30% 0.85% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 2.65% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 274 226 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 40.77% 31.83% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 572 353
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.49 - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing WSDL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in Glasgow

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Sybase
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) Korn
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements

WSDL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) Korn
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Sybase