Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing XML 197 182 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.66% 3.82% 4.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.79% 12.70% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 107 152
Scotland median daily rate £414 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +10.29% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £258
90th Percentile £538 £543 £438
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £420
% change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +16.55%

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 1,540 1,433 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.61% 30.05% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 881 787
Scotland median daily rate £401 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £24.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -33.33% -10.43%
10th Percentile £12.07 £14.49 £13.85
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.39 £45.14
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.46%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -10 97 £390 - 18
Glasgow +3 61 £414 +5.08% 14
Renfrewshire -10 22 £421 +28.63% 1
West Lothian +13 8 £375 - 2
Aberdeen - 1 £550 -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £450 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 101 (51.27%) JavaScript
2 85 (43.15%) CSS
2 85 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (41.62%) Java
4 74 (37.56%) HTML
5 72 (36.55%) SQL
5 72 (36.55%) jQuery
6 65 (32.99%) Spring
7 61 (30.96%) SOAP
8 59 (29.95%) C#
9 56 (28.43%) HTML5
10 55 (27.92%) Finance
10 55 (27.92%) JSON
11 50 (25.38%) .NET
11 50 (25.38%) XSLT
12 47 (23.86%) SQL Server
12 47 (23.86%) AngularJS
13 46 (23.35%) Oracle
13 46 (23.35%) Hibernate
14 42 (21.32%) PowerShell
14 42 (21.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 40 (20.30%) SharePoint
16 39 (19.80%) Office 365
16 39 (19.80%) SharePoint 2013
17 38 (19.29%) Visual Studio
18 36 (18.27%) Scrum
19 34 (17.26%) Migration
20 33 (16.75%) Microsoft
21 32 (16.24%) Windows
21 32 (16.24%) Relational Database

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 40 (20.30%) SharePoint
2 39 (19.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (13.20%) IIS
3 26 (13.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 26 (13.20%) SharePoint Server
4 23 (11.68%) JBoss
5 16 (8.12%) Apache
6 15 (7.61%) Confluence
7 12 (6.09%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.54%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.52%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.52%) WildFly
10 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.51%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (13.20%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.51%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.51%) Maya
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.57%) AquaLogic BPM
1 9 (4.57%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.80%) Office 365
2 4 (2.03%) npm
3 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.51%) Firebase
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.55%) HTTP
2 5 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.52%) VSAN
4 2 (1.02%) SSL
5 1 (0.51%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
5 1 (0.51%) FTP
5 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.51%) Intranet
5 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.24%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.61%) RDBMS
4 14 (7.11%) Oracle Database
5 11 (5.58%) DB2
6 10 (5.08%) MySQL
7 7 (3.55%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.03%) Big Data
9 4 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.03%) Pentaho
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (21.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (19.29%) Visual Studio
3 30 (15.23%) Maven
4 22 (11.17%) Git (software)
5 18 (9.14%) JIRA
6 17 (8.63%) JUnit
7 14 (7.11%) NUnit
8 13 (6.60%) Gradle
9 12 (6.09%) Jenkins
10 9 (4.57%) Eclipse
11 7 (3.55%) Ant
11 7 (3.55%) Artifactory
12 6 (3.05%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.03%) JProfiler
14 3 (1.52%) JMeter
14 3 (1.52%) Subversion
15 2 (1.02%) CppUnit
15 2 (1.02%) Hudson
15 2 (1.02%) Selenium
15 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
General
1 55 (27.92%) Finance
2 26 (13.20%) Banking
3 9 (4.57%) Front Office
4 5 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Avionics
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 135 (68.53%) Developer
2 64 (32.49%) Java Developer
3 17 (8.63%) Analyst
4 16 (8.12%) SharePoint Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 13 (6.60%) Senior Developer
6 13 (6.60%) SharePoint Developer
7 11 (5.58%) Design Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (4.57%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.57%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.57%) C# WPF Developer
8 9 (4.57%) Consultant
8 9 (4.57%) UI Developer
8 9 (4.57%) WPF Developer
9 7 (3.55%) Core Java Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Architect
10 6 (3.05%) SharePoint Consultant
11 5 (2.54%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (43.15%) CSS
2 74 (37.56%) HTML
3 72 (36.55%) jQuery
4 65 (32.99%) Spring
5 61 (30.96%) SOAP
6 56 (28.43%) HTML5
7 55 (27.92%) JSON
8 50 (25.38%) .NET
8 50 (25.38%) XSLT
9 47 (23.86%) AngularJS
10 46 (23.35%) Hibernate
11 32 (16.24%) CSS3
12 30 (15.23%) Web Services
13 25 (12.69%) Ajax
13 25 (12.69%) Java EE
14 20 (10.15%) .NET Framework
15 18 (9.14%) ASP.NET
15 18 (9.14%) REST
16 16 (8.12%) JMS
16 16 (8.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.20%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.09%) Derivative
4 10 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.57%) Reference Data
5 9 (4.57%) User Experience
6 7 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.05%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.54%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.03%) Wiki
10 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.02%) CMDB
10 2 (1.02%) Fintech
11 1 (0.51%) Blog
11 1 (0.51%) Eurex
11 1 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.51%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.24%) Windows
2 29 (14.72%) Windows Server
3 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (13.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (12.69%) Unix
5 17 (8.63%) Linux
6 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.27%) Scrum
3 34 (17.26%) Migration
4 31 (15.74%) Workflow
5 30 (15.23%) OO
6 26 (13.20%) High Availability
6 26 (13.20%) MVC
7 25 (12.69%) SDLC
8 22 (11.17%) Records Management
9 21 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (10.66%) Unit Testing
10 16 (8.12%) OOP
10 16 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (7.11%) BPMN
12 13 (6.60%) Data Analysis
12 13 (6.60%) Front End Development
12 13 (6.60%) Multithreading
12 13 (6.60%) TDD
13 11 (5.58%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 101 (51.27%) JavaScript
2 82 (41.62%) Java
3 72 (36.55%) SQL
4 59 (29.95%) C#
5 42 (21.32%) PowerShell
6 21 (10.66%) Python
7 15 (7.61%) Perl
8 14 (7.11%) TypeScript
9 12 (6.09%) XPath
10 10 (5.08%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.06%) Java 8
12 7 (3.55%) T-SQL
13 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.52%) ES6
14 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.02%) AspectJ
15 2 (1.02%) C
15 2 (1.02%) Scala
15 2 (1.02%) VB
16 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (14.21%) Degree
2 25 (12.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (11.17%) MCSE
3 22 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (11.17%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.02%) ISEB
5 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.52%) Docker
2 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
2 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.52%) VMware NSX
2 3 (1.52%) vSphere
2 3 (1.52%) XenApp
3 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.03%) Control-M
1 4 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.52%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.52%) PowerCLI
2 3 (1.52%) vRealize
3 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) Ansible
4 1 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.51%) PingFederate
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (23.35%) Oracle
2 33 (16.75%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.17%) Nintex
4 6 (3.05%) IBM
4 6 (3.05%) Informatica
4 6 (3.05%) Perforce
5 5 (2.54%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.03%) HP
7 3 (1.52%) Citrix
7 3 (1.52%) NetApp
7 3 (1.52%) VMware
8 2 (1.02%) Calypso
8 2 (1.02%) Google
8 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.02%) Splunk
8 2 (1.02%) Sybase
9 1 (0.51%) Adobe
9 1 (0.51%) CA
9 1 (0.51%) SAP
9 1 (0.51%) Tableau