Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 44 52
Rank change year-on-year -26 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing XML 148 200 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.83% 4.01% 3.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.78% 15.05% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 120 111
Scotland median daily rate £425 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.00% +7.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £334 £250 £218
90th Percentile £550 £521 £425
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 - £52.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.96 £41.50
% change year-on-year -4.67% +1.10% +27.69%

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 1,513 1,329 1,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.93% 26.65% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 818 718
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.13% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £274 £265
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 15
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -46.67% +11.44%
10th Percentile £12.17 £13.45 £22.80
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -38 77 £390 +7.00% 12
Glasgow +1 55 £463 +23.33% 7
Renfrewshire -9 7 £415 +26.72%
West Lothian +8 3 £375 - 1
Dundee - 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 74 (50.00%) Java
2 70 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (41.89%) SQL
4 55 (37.16%) JavaScript
5 53 (35.81%) CSS
6 52 (35.14%) HTML
7 50 (33.78%) JSON
8 47 (31.76%) SOAP
9 43 (29.05%) Spring
10 38 (25.68%) Finance
10 38 (25.68%) Web Services
11 36 (24.32%) SQL Server
12 35 (23.65%) jQuery
12 35 (23.65%) AngularJS
13 34 (22.97%) HTML5
13 34 (22.97%) .NET
13 34 (22.97%) C#
13 34 (22.97%) MVC
14 33 (22.30%) Oracle
15 32 (21.62%) Unit Testing
15 32 (21.62%) REST
16 30 (20.27%) PowerShell
16 30 (20.27%) Banking
17 29 (19.59%) Maven
18 27 (18.24%) Unix
19 26 (17.57%) Scrum
20 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
20 25 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
21 24 (16.22%) Relational Database
21 24 (16.22%) SharePoint

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 24 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 22 (14.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 17 (11.49%) Apache
4 16 (10.81%) JBoss
5 15 (10.14%) Tomcat
6 11 (7.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (6.76%) IIS
8 9 (6.08%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (5.41%) WebSphere
10 7 (4.73%) Confluence
11 4 (2.70%) WildFly
12 3 (2.03%) GlassFish
13 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (1.35%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.73%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (4.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.54%) Office 365
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Apple Pay
3 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Firebase
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.68%) Google Pay
3 1 (0.68%) npm
3 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.43%) HTTP
2 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.03%) BIG-IP
3 3 (2.03%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.03%) SSL
4 2 (1.35%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.35%) NFC
4 2 (1.35%) VSAN
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 15 (10.14%) RDBMS
4 12 (8.11%) DB2
5 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.73%) MySQL
7 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (2.03%) Big Data
10 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.03%) Pentaho
10 3 (2.03%) Power BI
11 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 29 (19.59%) Maven
2 25 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (15.54%) Visual Studio
4 19 (12.84%) Git (software)
5 16 (10.81%) Eclipse
5 16 (10.81%) JUnit
6 14 (9.46%) NUnit
7 13 (8.78%) JIRA
8 11 (7.43%) Jenkins
9 9 (6.08%) Xcode
10 8 (5.41%) Android Studio
10 8 (5.41%) Ant
10 8 (5.41%) Gradle
11 6 (4.05%) Artifactory
11 6 (4.05%) Subversion
12 4 (2.70%) CppUnit
12 4 (2.70%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (1.35%) Axure RP
General
1 38 (25.68%) Finance
2 30 (20.27%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Front Office
4 2 (1.35%) Electronics
4 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Avionics
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 108 (72.97%) Developer
2 46 (31.08%) Java Developer
3 14 (9.46%) Analyst
3 14 (9.46%) Full Stack Developer
4 13 (8.78%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (6.08%) iOS Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Android Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Objective-C Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Architect
8 6 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.38%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Lead Java Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.70%) SharePoint Architect
10 4 (2.70%) SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (35.81%) CSS
2 52 (35.14%) HTML
3 50 (33.78%) JSON
4 47 (31.76%) SOAP
5 43 (29.05%) Spring
6 38 (25.68%) Web Services
7 35 (23.65%) AngularJS
7 35 (23.65%) jQuery
8 34 (22.97%) .NET
8 34 (22.97%) HTML5
9 32 (21.62%) REST
10 23 (15.54%) Hibernate
11 22 (14.86%) XSLT
12 19 (12.84%) CSS3
13 17 (11.49%) .NET Framework
13 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
14 15 (10.14%) Java EE
14 15 (10.14%) JSP
15 14 (9.46%) JMS
15 14 (9.46%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (8.11%) Mobile Banking
3 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.73%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.73%) Reference Data
4 7 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.38%) Derivative
6 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.38%) User Experience
7 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.70%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.35%) CMDB
9 2 (1.35%) Digital Wallet
9 2 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.68%) Blog
10 1 (0.68%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.24%) Unix
2 20 (13.51%) Linux
3 14 (9.46%) Windows
4 11 (7.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.08%) Android
5 9 (6.08%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.97%) MVC
3 32 (21.62%) Unit Testing
4 26 (17.57%) Scrum
5 21 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (13.51%) TDD
7 18 (12.16%) OO
7 18 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (10.81%) Migration
8 16 (10.81%) MVVM
8 16 (10.81%) SDLC
9 13 (8.78%) DevOps
9 13 (8.78%) Microservices
10 11 (7.43%) Computer Science
10 11 (7.43%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.76%) ETL
11 10 (6.76%) Workflow
12 9 (6.08%) Android Development
12 9 (6.08%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 74 (50.00%) Java
2 62 (41.89%) SQL
3 55 (37.16%) JavaScript
4 34 (22.97%) C#
5 30 (20.27%) PowerShell
6 17 (11.49%) Python
7 15 (10.14%) Perl
8 14 (9.46%) TypeScript
9 10 (6.76%) Shell Script
9 10 (6.76%) XPath
10 9 (6.08%) Apple Swift
10 9 (6.08%) Objective-C
10 9 (6.08%) PL/SQL
11 8 (5.41%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.38%) Java 8
13 4 (2.70%) C
13 4 (2.70%) VB
14 2 (1.35%) AspectJ
14 2 (1.35%) VBScript
15 1 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) Degree
1 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.41%) MCSE
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.35%) ISEB
4 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.70%) Docker
3 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) VMware NSX
3 2 (1.35%) vSphere
3 2 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.03%) Control-M
3 2 (1.35%) PowerCLI
3 2 (1.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (22.30%) Oracle
2 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.41%) IBM
3 8 (5.41%) Nintex
4 5 (3.38%) Charles River
4 5 (3.38%) Informatica
5 3 (2.03%) F5
5 3 (2.03%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.35%) Apple
6 2 (1.35%) Calypso
6 2 (1.35%) Citrix
6 2 (1.35%) Google
6 2 (1.35%) NetApp
6 2 (1.35%) Perforce
6 2 (1.35%) Tableau
6 2 (1.35%) VMware
7 1 (0.68%) Lotus
7 1 (0.68%) RedGate
7 1 (0.68%) Sybase
7 1 (0.68%) Twitter