The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 76 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XSD 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.100% - 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% - 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
XSD
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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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
270 202 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.89% 23.41% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 101 133
Average daily rate £413 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in Reading

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (90.00%) WCF
3 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (80.00%) SOAP
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (50.00%) Fiddler
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix
7 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (10.00%) Finance
9 1 (10.00%) Spring
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
9 1 (10.00%) XPath
9 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (10.00%) JMS
9 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 1 (10.00%) SOA
9 1 (10.00%) FTP
9 1 (10.00%) HTTP

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (90.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (50.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) WCF
3 8 (80.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) XSL
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) JMS
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (10.00%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) XPath
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix