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 3 months to 27 June 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.

XML
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 47 38
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9  
Contract jobs citing XML 59 122 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.69% 4.15% 4.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.10% 18.32% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 85 57
Median daily rate £400 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £260 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.23
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.90%  

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 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 648 666 620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.54% 22.66% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 388 291
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 27 June 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 +1 28 £410 +20.58% 6
Glasgow +6 26 £400 +14.28% 5
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for XML.

1 50 (52.08%) SQL
2 46 (47.92%) Java
3 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (42.71%) SOAP
5 34 (35.42%) JSON
6 32 (33.33%) OO
7 27 (28.13%) MVC
7 27 (28.13%) Spring
8 26 (27.08%) Unix
9 24 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 23 (23.96%) Finance
11 22 (22.92%) HTML
12 21 (21.88%) Web Services
12 21 (21.88%) Git (software)
13 19 (19.79%) Banking
13 19 (19.79%) Scrum
14 18 (18.75%) DB2
14 18 (18.75%) Oracle
14 18 (18.75%) Maven
14 18 (18.75%) Jenkins
15 17 (17.71%) JavaScript
15 17 (17.71%) Shell Script
16 16 (16.67%) SOA
16 16 (16.67%) SDLC
17 15 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (14.58%) OOA/OOD
18 14 (14.58%) Ant
18 14 (14.58%) Hudson
19 13 (13.54%) CSS
19 13 (13.54%) JSP

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 11 (11.46%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.29%) JBoss
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.17%) Drupal
5 4 (4.17%) GlassFish
5 4 (4.17%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.08%) CMS
7 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.04%) Apache
8 1 (1.04%) IIS
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.08%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.08%) Siemens NX
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (3.13%) Pega PRPC
3 2 (2.08%) OpenText Process Suite
3 2 (2.08%) Teamcenter
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.17%) IaaS
3 3 (3.13%) GitHub
3 3 (3.13%) PaaS
4 2 (2.08%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.08%) iTunes
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.04%) Boomi
5 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) LDAP
2 1 (1.04%) NFC
2 1 (1.04%) SSL
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (18.75%) DB2
3 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 9 (9.38%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.13%) KDB
6 3 (3.13%) Kdb+
6 3 (3.13%) MySQL
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.08%) Redis
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 18 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 18 (18.75%) Maven
3 14 (14.58%) Ant
3 14 (14.58%) Hudson
4 11 (11.46%) Gradle
5 6 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 6 (6.25%) JUnit
5 6 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (4.17%) Subversion
7 3 (3.13%) Mockito
7 3 (3.13%) Selenium
7 3 (3.13%) Xcode
8 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (2.08%) jMock
8 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.04%) FitNesse
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Local Government
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (70.83%) Developer
2 32 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 11 (11.46%) iOS Developer
5 10 (10.42%) Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Architect
6 7 (7.29%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Consultant
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Implementation Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Procurement Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (4.17%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (42.71%) SOAP
2 34 (35.42%) JSON
3 27 (28.13%) Spring
4 22 (22.92%) HTML
5 21 (21.88%) Web Services
6 13 (13.54%) CSS
6 13 (13.54%) JSP
7 12 (12.50%) .NET
7 12 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 11 (11.46%) Protocol Buffers
9 10 (10.42%) Cocoa
9 10 (10.42%) J2EE
10 9 (9.38%) Cocoa Touch
10 9 (9.38%) Core Data
11 8 (8.33%) Java EE
11 8 (8.33%) JMS
11 8 (8.33%) Servlets
11 8 (8.33%) WSDL
12 7 (7.29%) UIKit
12 7 (7.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) iPad
1 10 (10.42%) iPhone
2 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.25%) N-Tier
4 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.17%) User Experience
6 3 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.13%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.08%) Animation
7 2 (2.08%) Apple TV
7 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.08%) W3C
8 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.04%) Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) Fintech
8 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Unix
2 11 (11.46%) Apple iOS
2 11 (11.46%) Linux
3 10 (10.42%) Windows
4 2 (2.08%) Android
4 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.33%) OO
3 27 (28.13%) MVC
4 19 (19.79%) Scrum
5 16 (16.67%) SDLC
5 16 (16.67%) SOA
6 15 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (14.58%) OOA/OOD
8 13 (13.54%) OOD
9 11 (11.46%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (11.46%) iOS Development
9 11 (11.46%) TDD
10 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.38%) Data Protection
11 8 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
11 8 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 8 (8.33%) Microservices
11 8 (8.33%) Performance Testing
11 8 (8.33%) Refactoring
11 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (52.08%) SQL
2 46 (47.92%) Java
3 17 (17.71%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.71%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.42%) C#
4 10 (10.42%) Objective-C
5 9 (9.38%) Apple Swift
6 6 (6.25%) C++
6 6 (6.25%) Perl
6 6 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.17%) PHP
9 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.13%) XPath
10 2 (2.08%) C
10 2 (2.08%) Groovy
10 2 (2.08%) Jython
10 2 (2.08%) Korn
10 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) HND
4 2 (2.08%) MCITP
4 2 (2.08%) MCTS
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) Dodd-Frank
1 9 (9.38%) EMIR
1 9 (9.38%) MiFID
2 7 (7.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (5.21%) QA
4 1 (1.04%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Ansible
1 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.08%) Puppet
1 2 (2.08%) SCOM
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Oracle
2 13 (13.54%) Perforce
3 9 (9.38%) Sybase
4 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.13%) Apple
6 3 (3.13%) Pega
7 2 (2.08%) Adobe
7 2 (2.08%) OpenText
7 2 (2.08%) webMethods
8 1 (1.04%) Avaya
8 1 (1.04%) Dell
8 1 (1.04%) HP
8 1 (1.04%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.04%) Twitter
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