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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 177 187 194
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing XSD 14 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.03% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 12
Average daily rate
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£600 £350 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -
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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
1598 1753 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.59% 29.44% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1363 1502
Average daily rate £425 £438 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 25
Average hourly rate £19.72 - £41.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.49 - £32.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.75 - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 22 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (59.09%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) XSLT
4 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) Oracle
5 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 8 (36.36%) XSL
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (36.36%) Ajax
5 8 (36.36%) Web Development
5 8 (36.36%) Open Source
5 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
6 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
6 7 (31.82%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (31.82%) Hibernate
6 7 (31.82%) TDD
6 7 (31.82%) Spring
6 7 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) UNIX
6 7 (31.82%) J2EE
6 7 (31.82%) DB2
7 5 (22.73%) XQuery
7 5 (22.73%) XPath
7 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (22.73%) DevOps
7 5 (22.73%) Big Data
8 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ION MarketView
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 7 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (31.82%) DB2
4 5 (22.73%) Big Data
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
1 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
2 5 (22.73%) XML Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Java Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (4.55%) CMS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Tester
5 1 (4.55%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Java Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Java Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (54.55%) XSLT
3 8 (36.36%) XSL
3 8 (36.36%) Ajax
4 7 (31.82%) Hibernate
4 7 (31.82%) Spring
4 7 (31.82%) J2EE
5 3 (13.64%) XML Schema
5 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.09%) JSON
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (4.55%) jQuery
7 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.55%) XHTML
7 1 (4.55%) JMS
7 1 (4.55%) CSS
7 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) W3C
2 1 (4.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Web Development
1 8 (36.36%) Open Source
2 7 (31.82%) Mobile Application Development
2 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (31.82%) TDD
3 5 (22.73%) DevOps
4 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.55%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Management
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) XQuery
3 5 (22.73%) XPath
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) WorldPay
3 1 (4.55%) OpenText
3 1 (4.55%) RedDot
3 1 (4.55%) ION Trading
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) SAP