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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema
Rank 492 467 429
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -38
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 84 100 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 71
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £242 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -

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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -25 69 £375 +1.69% 15
London -12 35 £425 - 5
Scotland -8 14 £400 +21.21% 3
North West -7 8 £381 +5.17%
East of England +3 7 £550 +37.50%
Manchester - 7 £375 -
City of London +16 6 £375 +8.69% 1
Edinburgh -2 6 £413 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £335 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £550 -
West Midlands -11 5 £325 -13.33% 1
South West -28 5 £338 +8.87%
West Yorkshire - 3 £335 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Leeds - 3 £335 -
South East -32 2 £400 -11.11% 9
Doncaster - 2 £350 -
Salford - 2 - -
Essex +6 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2

XML Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 175 (100.00%) XML
2 99 (56.57%) Java
3 74 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (34.86%) XSLT
5 60 (34.29%) TDD
6 55 (31.43%) Spring
7 53 (30.29%) HTML
8 49 (28.00%) XPath
9 47 (26.86%) Web Services
10 44 (25.14%) JavaScript
11 43 (24.57%) SQL
12 42 (24.00%) JSON
13 41 (23.43%) Maven
13 41 (23.43%) CSS
14 39 (22.29%) Tomcat
14 39 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (20.00%) Relational Database
16 34 (19.43%) Hibernate
17 32 (18.29%) Scrum
18 29 (16.57%) Linux
18 29 (16.57%) HTTP
19 28 (16.00%) JMS
20 26 (14.86%) Oracle
20 26 (14.86%) Unit Testing
21 25 (14.29%) OOP
22 24 (13.71%) Servlets
22 24 (13.71%) FitNesse
22 24 (13.71%) Security Cleared
23 23 (13.14%) JDBC
23 23 (13.14%) JUnit

XML Schema
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (22.29%) Tomcat
2 21 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.29%) Apache
4 10 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (5.71%) JBoss
5 6 (3.43%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.86%) Documentum
7 4 (2.29%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.29%) Jetty
7 4 (2.29%) Mule
7 4 (2.29%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.29%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (1.71%) Liferay
8 3 (1.71%) CMS
8 3 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.14%) Exstream Dialogue
9 2 (1.14%) Joomla!
9 2 (1.14%) IIS
9 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.71%) Acrobat
1 3 (1.71%) FrameMaker
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.14%) Exstream
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.57%) HTTP
2 4 (2.29%) Internet
2 4 (2.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.14%) MySQL
3 9 (5.14%) Hazelcast
3 9 (5.14%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.43%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.86%) OLTP
6 5 (2.86%) Big Data
6 5 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.29%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.29%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.29%) TKPROF
7 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.71%) Jackrabbit
8 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.71%) JasperReports
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (23.43%) Maven
2 24 (13.71%) FitNesse
3 23 (13.14%) JUnit
4 20 (11.43%) Jenkins
5 19 (10.86%) Subversion
6 16 (9.14%) Ant
7 13 (7.43%) Eclipse
8 12 (6.86%) jMock
9 11 (6.29%) Mockito
10 10 (5.71%) Hudson
11 9 (5.14%) Cucumber
11 9 (5.14%) Selenium
11 9 (5.14%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (2.29%) Mercurial
14 2 (1.14%) TestDirector
14 2 (1.14%) Xcode
15 1 (0.57%) JIRA
15 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
15 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (8.57%) Finance
2 4 (2.29%) Banking
3 3 (1.71%) Publishing
3 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.14%) Automotive
5 1 (0.57%) Law
5 1 (0.57%) Legal
5 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.57%) Front Office
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 121 (69.14%) Developer
2 54 (30.86%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.71%) Designer
4 12 (6.86%) Analyst
4 12 (6.86%) Architect
5 9 (5.14%) WebSphere Developer
6 8 (4.57%) iOS Developer
6 8 (4.57%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.00%) Tester
7 7 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
8 5 (2.86%) XML Developer
8 5 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (2.86%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.29%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.29%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.29%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (2.29%) BizTalk Developer
9 4 (2.29%) Automation Tester
10 3 (1.71%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (100.00%) XML
2 61 (34.86%) XSLT
3 55 (31.43%) Spring
4 53 (30.29%) HTML
5 47 (26.86%) Web Services
6 42 (24.00%) JSON
7 41 (23.43%) CSS
8 34 (19.43%) Hibernate
9 28 (16.00%) JMS
10 24 (13.71%) Servlets
11 23 (13.14%) JDBC
12 20 (11.43%) J2EE
13 19 (10.86%) .NET
14 18 (10.29%) iBATIS
15 17 (9.71%) JSP
16 15 (8.57%) jQuery
17 14 (8.00%) REST
18 13 (7.43%) RESTful
18 13 (7.43%) Java EE
18 13 (7.43%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.57%) Open Source
4 5 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.29%) Replication
5 4 (2.29%) W3C
6 3 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.71%) GIS
6 3 (1.71%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Wiki
7 2 (1.14%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.57%) iPhone
8 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) SCORM
8 1 (0.57%) Derivative
8 1 (0.57%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.57%) Linux
2 20 (11.43%) UNIX
2 20 (11.43%) Windows
3 12 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.29%) Android
5 10 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Solaris
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.57%) Debian
7 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.29%) TDD
3 39 (22.29%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (18.29%) Scrum
5 26 (14.86%) Unit Testing
6 25 (14.29%) OOP
7 20 (11.43%) OO
8 18 (10.29%) Pair Programming
9 16 (9.14%) MVC
10 14 (8.00%) UML
11 13 (7.43%) SOA
11 13 (7.43%) Analytics
12 11 (6.29%) Software Engineering
12 11 (6.29%) Regression Testing
12 11 (6.29%) BDD
13 10 (5.71%) Software Testing
14 9 (5.14%) Data Mapping
14 9 (5.14%) Workflow
14 9 (5.14%) Data Modelling
14 9 (5.14%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 99 (56.57%) Java
2 49 (28.00%) XPath
3 44 (25.14%) JavaScript
4 43 (24.57%) SQL
5 15 (8.57%) PL/SQL
6 14 (8.00%) C#
6 14 (8.00%) C++
6 14 (8.00%) XQuery
7 11 (6.29%) Scala
8 5 (2.86%) Python
8 5 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.29%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.71%) Tcl
10 3 (1.71%) Perl
10 3 (1.71%) PHP
11 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.14%) R
12 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.71%) Degree
4 5 (2.86%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.71%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) VCP4
7 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.14%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.71%) HL7
3 3 (1.71%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (2.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (2.29%) Data Guard
1 4 (2.29%) yum
1 4 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (14.86%) Oracle
2 16 (9.14%) SAP
3 12 (6.86%) IBM
3 12 (6.86%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.71%) HP
4 3 (1.71%) Informatica
5 2 (1.14%) EMC
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe
5 2 (1.14%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.14%) Perforce
5 2 (1.14%) hybris
6 1 (0.57%) Trapeze
6 1 (0.57%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.57%) Google
6 1 (0.57%) Remedy
6 1 (0.57%) Sun
6 1 (0.57%) BMC
6 1 (0.57%) Sybase
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