The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 / Glasgow
Rank 33 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing XML 19 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.63% 2.43% 4.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.05% 8.81% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 18
Median daily rate £450 £300 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -27.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 172 159 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 32.89% 27.65% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 92 120
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 £463
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%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Glasgow

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Glasgow

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

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 Glasgow region with a requirement for XML.

1 24 (70.59%) SQL
2 22 (64.71%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) Unix
4 18 (52.94%) SOAP
5 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (44.12%) Relational Database
7 14 (41.18%) Spring
7 14 (41.18%) JSON
8 13 (38.24%) OO
9 12 (35.29%) DB2
9 12 (35.29%) Scrum
10 11 (32.35%) Shell Script
10 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
11 10 (29.41%) Hudson
11 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
11 10 (29.41%) Banking
12 9 (26.47%) Maven
12 9 (26.47%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (26.47%) Perforce
13 8 (23.53%) Finance
13 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (23.53%) Ant
13 8 (23.53%) Gradle
14 7 (20.59%) Protocol Buffers
15 6 (17.65%) Microservices
15 6 (17.65%) Web Services
15 6 (17.65%) MVC
15 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
16 5 (14.71%) MiFID
16 5 (14.71%) TDD

XML
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) CMS
2 3 (8.82%) CICS
2 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (5.88%) GlassFish
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) Relational Database
2 12 (35.29%) DB2
3 5 (14.71%) RDBMS
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (8.82%) MySQL
6 2 (5.88%) KDB
6 2 (5.88%) Kdb+
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
2 10 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 10 (29.41%) Hudson
3 9 (26.47%) Maven
4 8 (23.53%) Ant
4 8 (23.53%) Gradle
5 3 (8.82%) JUnit
6 2 (5.88%) Concordion
6 2 (5.88%) JBehave
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.94%) Android Studio
7 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.94%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.94%) JIRA
7 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 10 (29.41%) Banking
2 8 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (76.47%) Developer
2 14 (41.18%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Designer
6 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Android Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Designer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Programme Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) SOAP
2 14 (41.18%) JSON
2 14 (41.18%) Spring
3 7 (20.59%) Protocol Buffers
4 6 (17.65%) Web Services
5 5 (14.71%) HTML
5 5 (14.71%) REST
6 4 (11.76%) .NET
6 4 (11.76%) CSS
6 4 (11.76%) JMS
7 2 (5.88%) Apache Felix
7 2 (5.88%) Apache Sling
7 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (5.88%) jQuery
7 2 (5.88%) JRuby
7 2 (5.88%) JSP
7 2 (5.88%) JSTL
7 2 (5.88%) Servlets
7 2 (5.88%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) DataPower
3 2 (5.88%) Derivative
3 2 (5.88%) Linked Data
3 2 (5.88%) OTC Derivatives
3 2 (5.88%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) iPhone
4 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Unix
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) MVS
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) OO
3 12 (35.29%) Scrum
4 9 (26.47%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (17.65%) Microservices
6 6 (17.65%) MVC
7 5 (14.71%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (14.71%) SDLC
7 5 (14.71%) SOA
7 5 (14.71%) TDD
8 4 (11.76%) Multithreading
8 4 (11.76%) OOD
8 4 (11.76%) Refactoring
9 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
10 2 (5.88%) People Management
10 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) SQL
2 22 (64.71%) Java
3 11 (32.35%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.82%) C++
6 2 (5.88%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) COBOL
6 2 (5.88%) Groovy
6 2 (5.88%) Jython
6 2 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.88%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) Korn
7 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) MiFID
2 4 (11.76%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (11.76%) EMIR
3 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.88%) WCAG
4 1 (2.94%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Perforce
2 5 (14.71%) Sybase
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
4 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) Reuters
5 1 (2.94%) Twitter