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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 50 46 69
Rank change year-on-year -4 +23  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.38% 1.58% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 5.81% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Median daily rate £450 £256 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.60% -60.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.93% -  

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 172 155 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 32.89% 27.24% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 88 118
Median daily rate £350 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.61 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

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

WSDL
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS

WSDL
Top Related 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 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase