The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 242 238 231
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing XSD 26 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £393 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+24.61% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
XSD
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2531 2335 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.05% 25.17% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1645 1319 1289
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 63
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

XSD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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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
Hampshire +7 15 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Berkshire +8 2 £325 -23.52%
Kent - 1 - -
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 50 (98.04%) XML
2 33 (64.71%) SOAP
2 33 (64.71%) SOA
3 28 (54.90%) Web Services
4 24 (47.06%) Java
5 22 (43.14%) WSDL
6 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
6 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
6 19 (37.25%) REST
7 17 (33.33%) WCF
7 17 (33.33%) JUnit
7 17 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (31.37%) JMS
8 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (27.45%) Oracle
9 14 (27.45%) XSLT
9 14 (27.45%) SQL
10 12 (23.53%) JBoss
10 12 (23.53%) ActiveMQ
10 12 (23.53%) Fiddler
10 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
10 12 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
11 11 (21.57%) FindBugs
11 11 (21.57%) Gradle
11 11 (21.57%) Apache Camel
11 11 (21.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (21.57%) Selenium
11 11 (21.57%) QA
11 11 (21.57%) Maven

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (23.53%) JBoss
3 9 (17.65%) IIS
4 7 (13.73%) Apache
4 7 (13.73%) MQSeries
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.96%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.96%) Confluence
8 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.96%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.96%) FTP
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.84%) DB2
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.96%) MySQL
7 1 (1.96%) VoltDB
7 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) JUnit
2 12 (23.53%) Fiddler
2 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
3 11 (21.57%) FindBugs
3 11 (21.57%) Gradle
3 11 (21.57%) Maven
3 11 (21.57%) Checkstyle
3 11 (21.57%) Selenium
3 11 (21.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.80%) XMLSpy
6 2 (3.92%) MSI
6 2 (3.92%) Subversion
6 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.96%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) Trac
General
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Designer
5 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.80%) webMethods Developer
7 3 (5.88%) SOA Designer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) SOA Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Integration Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) TIBCO Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Release Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (98.04%) XML
2 33 (64.71%) SOAP
3 28 (54.90%) Web Services
4 22 (43.14%) WSDL
5 19 (37.25%) REST
6 17 (33.33%) WCF
7 16 (31.37%) JMS
8 14 (27.45%) XSLT
9 12 (23.53%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (21.57%) Apache Camel
10 11 (21.57%) JSON
11 9 (17.65%) .NET
12 7 (13.73%) MSMQ
12 7 (13.73%) EDI
12 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
13 5 (9.80%) Middleware
14 4 (7.84%) J2EE
14 4 (7.84%) Spring
15 3 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
16 2 (3.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) W3C
3 1 (1.96%) DTV
3 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.96%) IVR
3 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
1 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) UNIX
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) SOA
2 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (17.65%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) ITSM
5 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
7 5 (9.80%) UML
8 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
9 3 (5.88%) BPEL
9 3 (5.88%) Migration
9 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.92%) SDLC
10 2 (3.92%) Change Management
10 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.92%) OO
10 2 (3.92%) RUP
10 2 (3.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Java
2 14 (27.45%) SQL
3 11 (21.57%) C#
4 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 9 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) XQuery
6 2 (3.92%) REXX
6 2 (3.92%) Tcl
6 2 (3.92%) XPath
6 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.92%) C
6 2 (3.92%) VBScript
6 2 (3.92%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.92%) WMI
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) Oracle
3 7 (13.73%) webMethods
4 5 (9.80%) Software AG
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (3.92%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.92%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) SAP
7 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.96%) BEA
7 1 (1.96%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (1.96%) hybris
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy