The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 119 127 112
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing XSD 13 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.037% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.06% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
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
UK

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
631 636 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.76% 23.41% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 371 324
Average daily rate £363 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
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 Scotland

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

XSD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 7 £225 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £336 -
XSD
UK

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 24 (100.00%) XML
2 16 (66.67%) Java
3 14 (58.33%) C#
3 14 (58.33%) VBScript
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (58.33%) MSI
3 14 (58.33%) WinForms
3 14 (58.33%) WPF
3 14 (58.33%) Unit Testing
3 14 (58.33%) PowerShell
3 14 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 13 (54.17%) Change Management
5 12 (50.00%) Performance Management
6 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (45.83%) Performance Testing
6 11 (45.83%) VMware
7 10 (41.67%) HP
8 8 (33.33%) Web Services
8 8 (33.33%) WSDL
8 8 (33.33%) Middleware
8 8 (33.33%) Oracle
8 8 (33.33%) SOAP
8 8 (33.33%) SQL
8 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 7 (29.17%) WinSCP
9 7 (29.17%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (29.17%) SEPA

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (29.17%) MQSeries
1 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) FTP
1 7 (29.17%) HTTP
1 7 (29.17%) HTTPS
1 7 (29.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (29.17%) RDBMS
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MSI
2 7 (29.17%) ClearCase
2 7 (29.17%) Eclipse
2 7 (29.17%) Visual Studio
2 7 (29.17%) XMLSpy
3 2 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) Mockito
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Tools Developer
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.17%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) XML
2 14 (58.33%) WinForms
2 14 (58.33%) WPF
3 8 (33.33%) Middleware
3 8 (33.33%) SOAP
3 8 (33.33%) Web Services
3 8 (33.33%) WSDL
4 7 (29.17%) .NET
4 7 (29.17%) EDI
4 7 (29.17%) JMS
4 7 (29.17%) JSON
4 7 (29.17%) REST
4 7 (29.17%) XSL
4 7 (29.17%) XSLT
5 3 (12.50%) J2EE
6 1 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) EJB
6 1 (4.17%) JDBC
6 1 (4.17%) JSP
6 1 (4.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (29.17%) DataPower
2 7 (29.17%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
1 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
1 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Unit Testing
2 13 (54.17%) Change Management
3 12 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 11 (45.83%) Performance Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
6 7 (29.17%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (29.17%) EAI
6 7 (29.17%) OO
6 7 (29.17%) Project Management
6 7 (29.17%) SOA
6 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 7 (29.17%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.17%) Decision Table
7 1 (4.17%) Scrum
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) C#
2 14 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 14 (58.33%) VBScript
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) C
4 7 (29.17%) C++
4 7 (29.17%) COBOL
4 7 (29.17%) PL/1
4 7 (29.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) REXX
5 1 (4.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) HL7
1 7 (29.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) HP
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
4 7 (29.17%) IBM
4 7 (29.17%) Remedy