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 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 153 184 202
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +18
Contract jobs citing XSD 4 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.97% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 11
Average daily rate - £600 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
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
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
1132 1644 1862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.43% 30.07% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1303 1403
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £16.31 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
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 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
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 April 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 10 (66.67%) Java
1 10 (66.67%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) XSLT
2 7 (46.67%) JSON
3 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 6 (40.00%) Middleware
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) SOAP
4 5 (33.33%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Spring
5 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (26.67%) J2EE
5 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) Banking
5 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) XSL
6 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (20.00%) FpML
6 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (20.00%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) DMZ
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (20.00%) DB2
3 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (13.33%) OLAP
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) EasyMock
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Data Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) JSON
2 7 (46.67%) XSLT
3 6 (40.00%) Middleware
4 5 (33.33%) SOAP
4 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
5 4 (26.67%) J2EE
5 4 (26.67%) Spring
6 3 (20.00%) Ajax
6 3 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (20.00%) FpML
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (20.00%) REST
6 3 (20.00%) XSL
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) CSS
7 2 (13.33%) XML Schema
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Life Science
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Data Security
4 2 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 2 (13.33%) MODAF
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) SOQL
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Splunk
3 1 (6.67%) TIBCO