Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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.

XML
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing XML 187 173 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.76% 4.03% 3.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.00% 14.65% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 125 119
Scotland median daily rate £365 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% -6.25% -4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £227 £300
90th Percentile £533 £425 £466
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.00 -
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year +3.13% +18.91% -13.19%

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 1336 1181 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.85% 27.49% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 710 671
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £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% +1.58%
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% - +8.70%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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 +9 135 £375 +10.29% 9
Glasgow -5 32 £363 +3.57% 4
Renfrewshire +29 9 £328 +2.34%
West Lothian -6 2 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 74 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (37.97%) SOAP
3 70 (37.43%) Java
4 66 (35.29%) SQL
5 59 (31.55%) XSLT
6 57 (30.48%) JavaScript
7 55 (29.41%) Web Services
8 48 (25.67%) CSS
9 44 (23.53%) JSON
9 44 (23.53%) JBoss
10 43 (22.99%) HTML
11 42 (22.46%) Java EE
12 40 (21.39%) Finance
12 40 (21.39%) Hibernate
13 39 (20.86%) SOA
14 38 (20.32%) SQL Server
14 38 (20.32%) Spring
15 37 (19.79%) Workflow
16 35 (18.72%) Maven
16 35 (18.72%) .NET
17 32 (17.11%) Git (software)
17 32 (17.11%) AngularJS
18 29 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (15.51%) TDD
19 28 (14.97%) jQuery
20 27 (14.44%) Oracle
21 26 (13.90%) Drools
21 26 (13.90%) REST
22 25 (13.37%) C#
22 25 (13.37%) Linux

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 44 (23.53%) JBoss
2 17 (9.09%) IIS
3 13 (6.95%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.88%) Drupal
4 11 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (5.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (4.28%) Apache
6 8 (4.28%) CMS
6 8 (4.28%) nginx
6 8 (4.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (4.28%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (3.74%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.21%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.53%) CICS
12 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.21%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.67%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.07%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.42%) GitHub
3 10 (5.35%) Office 365
3 10 (5.35%) PaaS
4 9 (4.81%) IaaS
5 5 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.60%) Boomi
7 2 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.07%) npm
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) Firewall
2 8 (4.28%) LDAP
3 7 (3.74%) BIG-IP
3 7 (3.74%) Internet
3 7 (3.74%) NetScaler
3 7 (3.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.14%) DNS
4 4 (2.14%) HTTP
4 4 (2.14%) Intranet
5 3 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.60%) LAN
5 3 (1.60%) Skype
5 3 (1.60%) WAN
6 2 (1.07%) CTI
6 2 (1.07%) SSL
7 1 (0.53%) AMQP
7 1 (0.53%) VPN
7 1 (0.53%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.63%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.49%) Oracle Database
3 14 (7.49%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.28%) Redis
6 6 (3.21%) DB2
7 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.07%) DataStage
10 1 (0.53%) Biml
10 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (18.72%) Maven
2 32 (17.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.63%) Eclipse
4 14 (7.49%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.95%) Visual Studio
6 11 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.81%) Ant
8 9 (4.81%) XMLSpy
9 8 (4.28%) Hudson
9 8 (4.28%) JUnit
9 8 (4.28%) Subversion
10 4 (2.14%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.60%) Gradle
11 3 (1.60%) JDeveloper
11 3 (1.60%) JIRA
11 3 (1.60%) JProfiler
11 3 (1.60%) Log4j
11 3 (1.60%) NUnit
11 3 (1.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 40 (21.39%) Finance
2 16 (8.56%) Banking
3 9 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.21%) Publishing
5 5 (2.67%) Electronics
5 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.67%) Marketing
6 3 (1.60%) Law
7 2 (1.07%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 118 (63.10%) Developer
2 47 (25.13%) Java Developer
3 40 (21.39%) Analyst
4 20 (10.70%) Senior Developer
5 13 (6.95%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.42%) ServiceNow Developer
7 11 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Drupal Developer
8 10 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (4.81%) Solutions Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Consultant
10 8 (4.28%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (4.28%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.74%) HTML Developer
11 7 (3.74%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) XML Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
12 6 (3.21%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (37.97%) SOAP
2 59 (31.55%) XSLT
3 55 (29.41%) Web Services
4 48 (25.67%) CSS
5 44 (23.53%) JSON
6 43 (22.99%) HTML
7 42 (22.46%) Java EE
8 40 (21.39%) Hibernate
9 38 (20.32%) Spring
10 35 (18.72%) .NET
11 32 (17.11%) AngularJS
12 28 (14.97%) jQuery
13 26 (13.90%) Drools
13 26 (13.90%) REST
14 22 (11.76%) jBPM
15 21 (11.23%) Ajax
16 18 (9.63%) JMS
17 17 (9.09%) JPA
18 15 (8.02%) .NET Framework
18 15 (8.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.28%) DataPower
4 7 (3.74%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.74%) PKI
5 6 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.60%) User Experience
9 2 (1.07%) Blog
9 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.07%) PMI
9 2 (1.07%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.53%) Derivative
10 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.37%) Linux
2 24 (12.83%) Windows
3 18 (9.63%) Unix
4 16 (8.56%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.60%) Android
6 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (39.57%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.86%) SOA
3 37 (19.79%) Workflow
4 29 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (15.51%) TDD
5 25 (13.37%) Scrum
6 23 (12.30%) Migration
7 22 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 18 (9.63%) Performance Monitoring
9 17 (9.09%) Change Control
10 16 (8.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 15 (8.02%) ITIL
11 15 (8.02%) MVC
11 15 (8.02%) SDLC
11 15 (8.02%) Service Delivery
11 15 (8.02%) User Stories
12 14 (7.49%) Web Development
13 13 (6.95%) BPMN
13 13 (6.95%) Business Process Modelling
13 13 (6.95%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 70 (37.43%) Java
2 66 (35.29%) SQL
3 57 (30.48%) JavaScript
4 25 (13.37%) C#
5 13 (6.95%) Perl
5 13 (6.95%) PL/SQL
6 12 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.88%) PHP
8 9 (4.81%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.28%) C++
9 8 (4.28%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.14%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.60%) ES6
11 3 (1.60%) Scala
11 3 (1.60%) XPath
12 1 (0.53%) Korn
12 1 (0.53%) Python
12 1 (0.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (11.23%) Degree
2 14 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.74%) MCSE
4 7 (3.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.21%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.67%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.07%) MCITP
7 2 (1.07%) MCSD
7 2 (1.07%) MCTS
7 2 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.53%) HND
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.53%) EMIR
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) MiFID
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) Ansible
1 2 (1.07%) Puppet
1 2 (1.07%) SCOM
2 1 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (14.44%) Oracle
2 20 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.95%) ServiceNow
5 9 (4.81%) IBM
6 8 (4.28%) F5
6 8 (4.28%) Perforce
6 8 (4.28%) Twitter
7 7 (3.74%) Citrix
7 7 (3.74%) Facebook
7 7 (3.74%) Google
7 7 (3.74%) Nintex
8 6 (3.21%) HP
8 6 (3.21%) SAP
8 6 (3.21%) VMware
9 5 (2.67%) Sybase
10 4 (2.14%) Imperva
11 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.60%) Dell
11 3 (1.60%) Guidewire