Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 173 189
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 -
Contract jobs citing WSDL 7 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.92% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Scotland median daily rate £488 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £434 £325 £303
90th Percentile £531 £471 £498
UK median daily rate £478 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +19.44% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.00 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% -3.03%

WSDL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1334 1197 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.80% 27.34% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 722 673
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £274 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% -3.86%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 5 £488 -2.50%
Glasgow -7 2 - -
WSDL
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (85.71%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) OOD
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) XPath
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) DataPower
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) WCF
5 2 (28.57%) Use Case
5 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (28.57%) CTI
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft

WSDL
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) CTI
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Redis
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) XMLSpy
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C++ Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Development Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Development Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Development Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Core
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (28.57%) SignalR
5 2 (28.57%) WCF
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) XML Schema
5 2 (28.57%) XSD
5 2 (28.57%) XSLT
6 1 (14.29%) Apache CXF
6 1 (14.29%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
1 2 (28.57%) DataPower
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Blog
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) OOD
2 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) B2B
3 2 (28.57%) B2C
3 2 (28.57%) Complex Event Processing
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) XPath
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCSD
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Avaya
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase