The table below looks at the statistics for XML Schema skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML Schema over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema
Rank 517 495 433
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -62
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 85 109 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.72% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 79
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£375 £356 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £493 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £29.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14912 15204 12834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.05% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9674 9787 8012
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 227 352
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.64 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XML Schema
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Schema Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XML Schema
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML Schema within the UK.

XML Schema Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XML Schema
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML Schema within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

XML Schema Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XML Schema
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema within the UK.

XML Schema Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XML Schema
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Schema within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 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
England -16 70 £375 - 13
London +18 44 £375 -18.91% 8
Scotland -10 15 £400 +21.21% 1
City of London +23 13 £350 -26.31% 5
Edinburgh +4 9 £400 +21.21% 1
South East -9 7 £525 +61.53% 3
West Midlands -15 6 £300 -20.00% 1
South West -17 5 £343 +0.73%
East of England +5 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 £600 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Berkshire -4 2 £431 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £346 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £450 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £343 -
Coventry - - - - 1
Doncaster - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -

XML Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML Schema 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 XML Schema.

1 170 (100.00%) XML
2 92 (54.12%) Java
3 82 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (40.59%) TDD
5 58 (34.12%) HTML
6 57 (33.53%) SQL
7 55 (32.35%) Web Services
8 49 (28.82%) XPath
9 47 (27.65%) XSLT
10 46 (27.06%) JavaScript
11 44 (25.88%) CSS
11 44 (25.88%) Spring
12 42 (24.71%) Relational Database
13 39 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (20.00%) Unit Testing
15 33 (19.41%) Maven
16 32 (18.82%) JSON
17 31 (18.24%) Hibernate
17 31 (18.24%) JDBC
18 30 (17.65%) .NET
18 30 (17.65%) Oracle
19 29 (17.06%) Scrum
20 28 (16.47%) UNIX
21 27 (15.88%) Linux
22 26 (15.29%) OOP
23 25 (14.71%) Tomcat
24 24 (14.12%) C#
25 23 (13.53%) FitNesse
26 22 (12.94%) Servlets
27 21 (12.35%) XSL

XML Schema
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing XML Schema 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 XML Schema. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (14.71%) Tomcat
2 16 (9.41%) WebSphere
3 12 (7.06%) Apache
4 9 (5.29%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (5.29%) JBoss
5 7 (4.12%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.94%) Documentum
6 5 (2.94%) CMS
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.94%) Node.js
7 4 (2.35%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.35%) Mule
8 3 (1.76%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (1.76%) Jetty
8 3 (1.76%) Mule ESB
8 3 (1.76%) IIS
9 2 (1.18%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.18%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.18%) Exstream
4 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.41%) HTTP
2 5 (2.94%) Internet
2 5 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (0.59%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (24.71%) Relational Database
2 21 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 19 (11.18%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.71%) DB2
6 7 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (4.12%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 7 (4.12%) Oracle9i Database
6 7 (4.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (4.12%) Big Data
6 7 (4.12%) MySQL
7 6 (3.53%) OLTP
8 5 (2.94%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.94%) TKPROF
9 4 (2.35%) Hazelcast
9 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.35%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (19.41%) Maven
2 23 (13.53%) FitNesse
3 21 (12.35%) Subversion
4 20 (11.76%) JUnit
4 20 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 17 (10.00%) Ant
6 13 (7.65%) Eclipse
6 13 (7.65%) Git (software)
7 11 (6.47%) Selenium
8 10 (5.88%) jMock
8 10 (5.88%) Mockito
8 10 (5.88%) Cucumber
9 9 (5.29%) Hudson
10 6 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (2.94%) NUnit
11 5 (2.94%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.18%) JIRA
14 1 (0.59%) Xcode
14 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (12.35%) Finance
2 16 (9.41%) Banking
3 13 (7.65%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.94%) Law
5 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 115 (67.65%) Developer
2 51 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.35%) Architect
4 13 (7.65%) Analyst
4 13 (7.65%) .NET Developer
5 7 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (4.12%) Tester
5 7 (4.12%) WebSphere Developer
5 7 (4.12%) iOS Developer
6 6 (3.53%) Senior Developer
6 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (2.94%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (2.94%) C# Developer
7 5 (2.94%) Data Architect
7 5 (2.94%) Software Developer
7 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Architect
8 4 (2.35%) Designer
8 4 (2.35%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (100.00%) XML
2 58 (34.12%) HTML
3 55 (32.35%) Web Services
4 47 (27.65%) XSLT
5 44 (25.88%) CSS
5 44 (25.88%) Spring
6 32 (18.82%) JSON
7 31 (18.24%) Hibernate
7 31 (18.24%) JDBC
8 30 (17.65%) .NET
9 22 (12.94%) Servlets
10 21 (12.35%) XSL
10 21 (12.35%) J2EE
11 20 (11.76%) SOAP
11 20 (11.76%) JSP
12 19 (11.18%) JMS
13 18 (10.59%) REST
14 17 (10.00%) jQuery
14 17 (10.00%) iBATIS
14 17 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.71%) Open Source
4 7 (4.12%) N-Tier
4 7 (4.12%) User Experience
5 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.94%) W3C
6 5 (2.94%) Replication
6 5 (2.94%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.76%) NHS
7 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.18%) iPhone
8 2 (1.18%) GIS
8 2 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.18%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.18%) Wiki
8 2 (1.18%) PKI
9 1 (0.59%) Derivative
9 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.47%) UNIX
2 27 (15.88%) Linux
3 14 (8.24%) Windows
4 8 (4.71%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.94%) Android
7 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.59%) Debian
8 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (40.59%) TDD
3 39 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 29 (17.06%) Scrum
6 26 (15.29%) OOP
7 21 (12.35%) UML
7 21 (12.35%) MVC
8 16 (9.41%) Pair Programming
8 16 (9.41%) RUP
9 15 (8.82%) OO
9 15 (8.82%) SOA
9 15 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.24%) BDD
11 13 (7.65%) Data Modelling
11 13 (7.65%) Multithreading
12 12 (7.06%) Analytics
13 11 (6.47%) Software Testing
13 11 (6.47%) Regression Testing
14 10 (5.88%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 92 (54.12%) Java
2 57 (33.53%) SQL
3 49 (28.82%) XPath
4 46 (27.06%) JavaScript
5 24 (14.12%) C#
6 18 (10.59%) XQuery
7 12 (7.06%) PL/SQL
8 11 (6.47%) Scala
9 9 (5.29%) C++
10 8 (4.71%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.94%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.35%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.35%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.76%) Tcl
13 3 (1.76%) Perl
14 2 (1.18%) C
14 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.18%) VB6
14 2 (1.18%) VB
14 2 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (5.88%) Degree
1 10 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.35%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.41%) QA
2 5 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.76%) HL7
3 3 (1.76%) DICOM
System Software
1 5 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (2.94%) Oracle Clusterware
2 4 (2.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (2.94%) Data Guard
1 5 (2.94%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (2.35%) yum
2 4 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (17.65%) Oracle
2 13 (7.65%) SAP
3 8 (4.71%) IBM
3 8 (4.71%) Sybase
4 7 (4.12%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.35%) Ektron
6 3 (1.76%) HP
7 2 (1.18%) EMC
7 2 (1.18%) hybris
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe
7 2 (1.18%) SmartStream
7 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.59%) Sun
8 1 (0.59%) Remedy
8 1 (0.59%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.59%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.59%) BMC
8 1 (0.59%) Informatica
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft
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