The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 110 128
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 7 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.77% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 3.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 4
Median daily rate £475 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £225 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 513 575 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.53% 22.21% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 335 351
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in Scotland

WSDL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSDL in Scotland

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 5 £500 -
Glasgow -7 2 £450 +75.60%
WSDL
UK

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 13 (86.67%) Java
1 13 (86.67%) Web Services
2 11 (73.33%) XML
3 10 (66.67%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) XML Messaging
4 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (53.33%) Degree
5 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (53.33%) Windows
6 7 (46.67%) SQL
7 6 (40.00%) Oracle
8 5 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (33.33%) Driving Licence
9 4 (26.67%) RESTful
9 4 (26.67%) Node.js
9 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
9 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
9 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (26.67%) SOA
9 4 (26.67%) Internet
10 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
10 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (20.00%) Apigee
10 3 (20.00%) BC Cleared
10 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
11 2 (13.33%) API Development
11 2 (13.33%) Scrum
11 2 (13.33%) Programme Management

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Analyst Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Data Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Java Analyst Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) Web Services
2 11 (73.33%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) XML Messaging
4 4 (26.67%) Node.js
4 4 (26.67%) RESTful
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) API Development
3 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Korn
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) BC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Apigee
2 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (13.33%) Sybase