Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 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.

XML
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 71 54
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 -17
Contract jobs citing XML 187 97 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.51% 2.49% 3.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.76% 8.28% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 41 132
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £311 £325 £255
90th Percentile £538 £563 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £52.17 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.88% - -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%

XML 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 1,466 1,171 1,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.55% 30.04% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 756 735
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £311 £284 £257
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £470 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +5.62% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 12
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £43.39 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.10% +21.37% -10.63%
10th Percentile £11.30 £14.57 £13.56
90th Percentile £50.80 £52.17 £39.88
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £41.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +9.67% +7.14%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in Scotland

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML in Scotland

XML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML in Scotland

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML in Scotland

XML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XML in Scotland

XML
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 XML within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. 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 +15 83 £390 -2.50% 8
Glasgow -13 61 £400 -1.23% 12
Renfrewshire - 25 £423 - 6
West Lothian +11 11 £275 - 1
Aberdeen +9 1 £550 +50.17% 1
Stirling - 1 £450 - 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - - 1
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for XML.

1 85 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 74 (39.57%) Java
3 73 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (32.62%) SQL
4 61 (32.62%) jQuery
5 60 (32.09%) CSS
5 60 (32.09%) XSLT
5 60 (32.09%) Spring
6 54 (28.88%) JSON
7 48 (25.67%) SOAP
7 48 (25.67%) C#
8 45 (24.06%) Hibernate
8 45 (24.06%) Workflow
9 44 (23.53%) HTML
10 42 (22.46%) Finance
11 41 (21.93%) Oracle
12 39 (20.86%) .NET
13 37 (19.79%) Windows
14 36 (19.25%) Web Services
15 35 (18.72%) SQL Server
16 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 34 (18.18%) Migration
17 32 (17.11%) Windows Server
18 31 (16.58%) PowerShell
18 31 (16.58%) Team Foundation Server
18 31 (16.58%) HTML5
18 31 (16.58%) SharePoint
19 30 (16.04%) Java EE
19 30 (16.04%) Degree
19 30 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008

XML
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 31 (16.58%) SharePoint
2 29 (15.51%) IIS
2 29 (15.51%) SharePoint 2010
2 29 (15.51%) SharePoint 2013
2 29 (15.51%) SharePoint Server
3 25 (13.37%) JBoss
4 9 (4.81%) Confluence
5 7 (3.74%) Apache
6 6 (3.21%) OpenStack
6 6 (3.21%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.07%) CMS
8 2 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.53%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.53%) Jetty
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (15.51%) InfoPath
2 5 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.53%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.53%) Maya
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) AquaLogic BPM
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.07%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.51%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) npm
3 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.81%) HTTP
2 2 (1.07%) VSAN
3 1 (0.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) FTP
3 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.53%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) SSL
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.37%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.95%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.28%) DB2
5 7 (3.74%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.21%) MySQL
7 5 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.07%) Big Data
9 2 (1.07%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.07%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (1.07%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.07%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.07%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.53%) DataStage
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 31 (16.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (15.51%) Visual Studio
3 23 (12.30%) Maven
4 14 (7.49%) Git (software)
4 14 (7.49%) Gradle
5 13 (6.95%) JUnit
6 12 (6.42%) Eclipse
7 10 (5.35%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.35%) JIRA
8 7 (3.74%) JProfiler
9 4 (2.14%) Ant
9 4 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.60%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.60%) Mockito
11 2 (1.07%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.07%) JMeter
11 2 (1.07%) jMock
11 2 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.07%) Selenium
12 1 (0.53%) NUnit
General
1 42 (22.46%) Finance
2 17 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (2.67%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) Front Office
5 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.07%) Law
6 2 (1.07%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Avionics
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (58.29%) Developer
2 59 (31.55%) Java Developer
3 20 (10.70%) SharePoint Engineer
4 18 (9.63%) Analyst
5 17 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 15 (8.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 14 (7.49%) Design Engineer
8 12 (6.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 11 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (5.35%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.81%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.81%) C# WPF Developer
11 9 (4.81%) WPF Developer
12 8 (4.28%) Consultant
13 7 (3.74%) Functional Tester
13 7 (3.74%) Tester
13 7 (3.74%) UI Developer
14 6 (3.21%) Core Java Developer
14 6 (3.21%) Software Engineer
15 5 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (32.62%) jQuery
2 60 (32.09%) CSS
2 60 (32.09%) Spring
2 60 (32.09%) XSLT
3 54 (28.88%) JSON
4 48 (25.67%) SOAP
5 45 (24.06%) Hibernate
6 44 (23.53%) HTML
7 39 (20.86%) .NET
8 36 (19.25%) Web Services
9 31 (16.58%) HTML5
10 30 (16.04%) Java EE
11 25 (13.37%) Ajax
12 24 (12.83%) AngularJS
13 20 (10.70%) Drools
14 18 (9.63%) J2EE
15 17 (9.09%) CSS3
15 17 (9.09%) RESTful
16 13 (6.95%) Node.js
16 13 (6.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.97%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.74%) Derivative
4 6 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.21%) User Experience
5 5 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.14%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.14%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.14%) Wiki
7 3 (1.60%) Fintech
7 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.60%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.07%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.79%) Windows
2 32 (17.11%) Windows Server
3 30 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (15.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (10.16%) Linux
6 17 (9.09%) Unix
7 7 (3.74%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.07%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.06%) Workflow
3 34 (18.18%) Migration
4 29 (15.51%) High Availability
5 27 (14.44%) Scrum
6 26 (13.90%) OO
7 25 (13.37%) Records Management
8 23 (12.30%) SOA
9 21 (11.23%) Unit Testing
10 20 (10.70%) SDLC
11 18 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (9.63%) TDD
11 18 (9.63%) Waterfall
12 15 (8.02%) BPMN
12 15 (8.02%) Data Modelling
13 14 (7.49%) MVC
13 14 (7.49%) Project Management
14 13 (6.95%) OOP
14 13 (6.95%) Test Automation
14 13 (6.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 85 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 74 (39.57%) Java
3 61 (32.62%) SQL
4 48 (25.67%) C#
5 31 (16.58%) PowerShell
6 14 (7.49%) Python
7 9 (4.81%) Perl
8 8 (4.28%) XPath
9 6 (3.21%) Java 8
9 6 (3.21%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.67%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.14%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.60%) ES6
13 2 (1.07%) Scala
14 1 (0.53%) AspectJ
14 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.53%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (16.04%) Degree
2 27 (14.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (13.90%) Security Cleared
4 25 (13.37%) MCSE
4 25 (13.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (12.30%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.07%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.07%) VMware NSX
2 2 (1.07%) vSphere
2 2 (1.07%) XenApp
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.28%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.07%) Control-M
3 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.07%) PowerCLI
3 2 (1.07%) vRealize
4 1 (0.53%) Ansible
4 1 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.53%) Icinga
4 1 (0.53%) Kibana
4 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.53%) logstash
4 1 (0.53%) PingFederate
4 1 (0.53%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (21.93%) Oracle
2 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.37%) Nintex
4 9 (4.81%) HP
5 8 (4.28%) Perforce
6 5 (2.67%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.67%) IBM
7 3 (1.60%) Capita
7 3 (1.60%) Informatica
8 2 (1.07%) Citrix
8 2 (1.07%) NetApp
8 2 (1.07%) SAP
8 2 (1.07%) Splunk
8 2 (1.07%) Sybase
8 2 (1.07%) VMware
9 1 (0.53%) Apigee
9 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.53%) Siebel
9 1 (0.53%) Xamarin