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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 142 177 196
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +19
Contract jobs citing XSD 11 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 0.70% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
Average daily rate £525 £400 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -18.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £366 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £467 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.44% -47.05%
XSD
London

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
987 1561 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.37% 30.36% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1258 1288
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 15 (78.95%) XML
2 12 (63.16%) Java
3 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) JSON
4 9 (47.37%) REST
5 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
5 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) Spring
5 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (36.84%) XSLT
6 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 6 (31.58%) HTML
6 6 (31.58%) J2EE
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 6 (31.58%) Middleware
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 5 (26.32%) Banking
7 5 (26.32%) Open Source
7 5 (26.32%) C#
7 5 (26.32%) SOAP
7 5 (26.32%) Web Services
7 5 (26.32%) OOP
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) UML
8 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (21.05%) XSL
8 4 (21.05%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (15.79%) DB2
3 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.53%) OLAP
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.26%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (5.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
2 2 (10.53%) EasyMock
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Toad
3 1 (5.26%) Hudson
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) VisualAge
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (21.05%) T-SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
4 4 (21.05%) XML Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Lead Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Angular Developer
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) JSON
3 9 (47.37%) REST
4 7 (36.84%) Spring
4 7 (36.84%) XSLT
5 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
5 6 (31.58%) HTML
5 6 (31.58%) J2EE
5 6 (31.58%) Middleware
6 5 (26.32%) SOAP
6 5 (26.32%) Web Services
7 4 (21.05%) XSL
8 3 (15.79%) Ajax
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) DOM
8 3 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (15.79%) FpML
8 3 (15.79%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (15.79%) SAX
9 2 (10.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Life Science
2 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) OOP
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) UML
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.79%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (15.79%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) Web Development
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) API Development
5 2 (10.53%) Coaching
5 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
5 2 (10.53%) Low Latency
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Groovy
6 2 (10.53%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (10.53%) XPath
7 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
7 1 (5.26%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com