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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML
UK / Scotland
Rank 68 49 36
Rank change year-on-year -19 -13  
Contract jobs citing XML 36 83 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.08% 3.22% 4.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.11% 14.19% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 52 65
Median daily rate £400 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £273 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 506 585 558
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.25% 22.71% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 338 344
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Median hourly rate £52.17 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.86% -50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Glasgow +8 18 £450 +50.00% 6
Edinburgh -6 13 £388 +6.89% 5
Aberdeen +2 4 £366 -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
XML
UK

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 56 (66.67%) Java
2 38 (45.24%) SQL
3 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (38.10%) Web Services
5 29 (34.52%) HTML
6 28 (33.33%) SOAP
7 25 (29.76%) Relational Database
8 23 (27.38%) Unix
8 23 (27.38%) SOA
9 22 (26.19%) JSON
10 21 (25.00%) TDD
10 21 (25.00%) Java EE
11 20 (23.81%) Oracle
11 20 (23.81%) Scrum
12 19 (22.62%) Windows
13 17 (20.24%) XSLT
13 17 (20.24%) JBoss
13 17 (20.24%) Git (software)
14 16 (19.05%) Spring
14 16 (19.05%) Maven
14 16 (19.05%) Banking
14 16 (19.05%) OO
14 16 (19.05%) Finance
15 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
15 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (16.67%) CSS
16 14 (16.67%) Linux
16 14 (16.67%) JMS
16 14 (16.67%) MVC
17 13 (15.48%) DB2

XML
Top Related 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 17 (20.24%) JBoss
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (5.95%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.76%) CMS
4 4 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.57%) CICS
5 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.38%) Apache
6 2 (2.38%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.19%) IIS
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) AutoCAD
1 3 (3.57%) Siemens NX
2 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) InDesign
3 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Teamcenter
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) HTTP
2 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) LDAP
3 1 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.76%) Relational Database
2 13 (15.48%) DB2
2 13 (15.48%) Oracle Database
3 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (3.57%) MySQL
7 2 (2.38%) KDB
7 2 (2.38%) Kdb+
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Git (software)
2 16 (19.05%) Maven
3 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
4 12 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 10 (11.90%) Hudson
6 7 (8.33%) Ant
6 7 (8.33%) Gradle
6 7 (8.33%) JUnit
7 5 (5.95%) JProfiler
7 5 (5.95%) Subversion
8 4 (4.76%) Selenium
8 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.38%) ClearCase
10 2 (2.38%) Concordion
10 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.38%) JBehave
10 2 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (19.05%) Banking
1 16 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Back Office
2 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (69.05%) Developer
2 32 (38.10%) Java Developer
3 16 (19.05%) Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Data Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Lead Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.57%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (38.10%) Web Services
2 29 (34.52%) HTML
3 28 (33.33%) SOAP
4 22 (26.19%) JSON
5 21 (25.00%) Java EE
6 17 (20.24%) XSLT
7 16 (19.05%) Spring
8 14 (16.67%) CSS
8 14 (16.67%) JMS
9 12 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 11 (13.10%) .NET
10 11 (13.10%) REST
10 11 (13.10%) WSDL
11 10 (11.90%) HTML5
12 9 (10.71%) XML Messaging
12 9 (10.71%) XSD
13 7 (8.33%) Drools
13 7 (8.33%) jBPM
13 7 (8.33%) JPA
14 6 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) DataPower
5 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.57%) User Experience
5 3 (3.57%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.38%) Derivative
6 2 (2.38%) Linked Data
6 2 (2.38%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.19%) iPhone
7 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.19%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Unix
2 19 (22.62%) Windows
3 14 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.57%) MVS
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.19%) Android
7 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) SOA
3 21 (25.00%) TDD
4 20 (23.81%) Scrum
5 16 (19.05%) OO
6 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (16.67%) MVC
8 11 (13.10%) Mentoring
9 8 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
9 8 (9.52%) SDLC
10 7 (8.33%) Coaching
10 7 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (8.33%) Microservices
10 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.14%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 6 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Architecture
13 4 (4.76%) Automated Testing
13 4 (4.76%) Multithreading
13 4 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (66.67%) Java
2 38 (45.24%) SQL
3 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.10%) Shell Script
5 9 (10.71%) C#
6 7 (8.33%) XPath
7 6 (7.14%) C++
7 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.76%) C
8 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.57%) Perl
9 3 (3.57%) PHP
9 3 (3.57%) Tcl
9 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.38%) COBOL
10 2 (2.38%) Groovy
10 2 (2.38%) Python
10 2 (2.38%) SPARQL
10 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) Degree
3 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (4.76%) MiFID
2 3 (3.57%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (3.57%) EMIR
3 2 (2.38%) WCAG
4 1 (1.19%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.38%) vSphere
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Ansible
1 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Oracle
2 9 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 8 (9.52%) Perforce
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.95%) Sybase
5 4 (4.76%) IBM
6 3 (3.57%) Adobe
6 3 (3.57%) webMethods
7 2 (2.38%) Misys
7 2 (2.38%) VMware
8 1 (1.19%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.19%) OpenText
8 1 (1.19%) Reuters
8 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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