The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 179 197 183
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing XSD 16 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 0.85% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 13
Average daily rate
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£600 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1630 1889 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.03% 30.01% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1283 1422 1421
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 16
Average hourly rate £19.72 £41.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.91% -69.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 25 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (60.00%) Java
3 12 (48.00%) XSLT
4 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (36.00%) Finance
5 9 (36.00%) Spring
6 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (32.00%) Hibernate
6 8 (32.00%) Ajax
6 8 (32.00%) Web Development
6 8 (32.00%) Open Source
6 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (32.00%) XSL
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle
6 8 (32.00%) Linux
7 7 (28.00%) J2EE
7 7 (28.00%) DB2
7 7 (28.00%) UNIX
7 7 (28.00%) Mobile App
7 7 (28.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (28.00%) TDD
8 5 (20.00%) XPath
8 5 (20.00%) DevOps
8 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (20.00%) XQuery
8 5 (20.00%) Big Data
9 4 (16.00%) .NET

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (4.00%) Mule
1 1 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) ION MarketView
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) WinSCP
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (28.00%) DB2
3 7 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (20.00%) Big Data
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Axure RP
1 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Ant
1 1 (4.00%) JUnit
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) XML Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Java Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.00%) CMS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Tester
6 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (48.00%) XSLT
3 9 (36.00%) Spring
4 8 (32.00%) Hibernate
4 8 (32.00%) Ajax
4 8 (32.00%) XSL
5 7 (28.00%) J2EE
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) JSON
7 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (12.00%) Web Services
7 3 (12.00%) XML Schema
7 3 (12.00%) JMS
8 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.00%) Struts2
8 1 (4.00%) jQuery
8 1 (4.00%) JPA
8 1 (4.00%) REST
8 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
8 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Open Source
2 7 (28.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
4 1 (4.00%) W3C
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (32.00%) Web Development
2 7 (28.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (28.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
6 1 (4.00%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.00%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Low Latency
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) XPath
3 5 (20.00%) XQuery
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) VBScript
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Atomikos
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Axway
3 1 (4.00%) ION Trading
3 1 (4.00%) RedDot
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
3 1 (4.00%) OpenText
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe