The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 125 120 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing XSD 3 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 1.30% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.30 £42.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-23.09% -20.00%
XSD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
489 614 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.58% 21.48% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 380 310
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 £35.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.93% +74.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XSD across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XSD across the Berkshire region.

XSD Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XSD across the Berkshire region.

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing XSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XSD.

1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) XSL
5 4 (40.00%) C#
5 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 2 (20.00%) WSE
6 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Kanban
6 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) Spring

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing XSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Hybris Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) ERP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSIS Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Architect
4 1 (10.00%) XML Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) SOAP
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) XSL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) JSP
5 2 (20.00%) REST
5 2 (20.00%) SAML
5 2 (20.00%) Spring
5 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
5 2 (20.00%) WSE
6 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
6 1 (10.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) B2C
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) SEO
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) hybris
3 1 (10.00%) Demandware
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO