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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema
Rank 585 565 510
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -55
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 40 51 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.090% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.32% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 61
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £571 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.51 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 - -

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
16607 15856 15326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.97% 28.03% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 10074 9835
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 222 265
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -21 33 £388 -3.12% 8
London -6 15 £400 - 6
City of London +8 7 £388 -18.42% 3
East of England +10 6 £350 -26.31%
South West -3 6 £354 +8.84%
Gloucestershire 0 5 £354 -
Scotland -5 5 £375 +3.44% 2
Cheltenham - 4 £333 -
Hampshire +4 3 £425 -19.50%
Hertfordshire +2 3 £358 -24.73%
South East -25 3 £425 +9.60% 1
West Lothian - 3 £375 -
Livingston - 3 £375 -
Edinburgh -16 2 £400 +25.00%
North West -25 2 £600 +92.00%
Brentwood - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Docklands, London -6 1 £585 +5.40%
East Midlands -10 1 £325 -27.77% 1
Cheshire -11 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £600 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £425 -
Aldershot - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -

XML Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 118 (100.00%) XML
2 53 (44.92%) SQL
3 48 (40.68%) Web Services
4 45 (38.14%) Java
5 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (36.44%) HTML
7 40 (33.90%) XPath
8 36 (30.51%) Finance
9 34 (28.81%) TDD
9 34 (28.81%) .NET
10 33 (27.97%) XSLT
11 31 (26.27%) C#
12 29 (24.58%) JavaScript
13 26 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (21.19%) .NET Framework
14 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
14 25 (21.19%) ASP.NET
14 25 (21.19%) REST
15 24 (20.34%) Relational Database
15 24 (20.34%) Spring
16 23 (19.49%) Oracle
16 23 (19.49%) CSS
17 22 (18.64%) XSD
17 22 (18.64%) XSL
17 22 (18.64%) UML
17 22 (18.64%) SOA
17 22 (18.64%) Scrum
18 21 (17.80%) JSON
18 21 (17.80%) JDBC
19 20 (16.95%) SOAP

XML Schema
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (8.47%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.78%) IIS
2 8 (6.78%) Apache
2 8 (6.78%) Node.js
3 7 (5.93%) CMS
4 6 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.39%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.39%) Jetty
5 4 (3.39%) Confluence
6 3 (2.54%) Liferay
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.69%) LiveLink
7 2 (1.69%) WMQI
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.69%) CICS
8 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Office
1 4 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.54%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) HTTP
1 6 (5.08%) Internet
2 3 (2.54%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.69%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) FTP
4 1 (0.85%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.34%) Relational Database
3 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database
3 13 (11.02%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (7.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (7.63%) DB2
5 9 (7.63%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 9 (7.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (5.08%) OLTP
6 6 (5.08%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.39%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.54%) TKPROF
8 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.69%) Adabas
9 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (16.95%) Subversion
2 16 (13.56%) JUnit
3 14 (11.86%) Git (software)
4 13 (11.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (7.63%) Maven
5 9 (7.63%) JIRA
5 9 (7.63%) FitNesse
6 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.93%) Mockito
8 6 (5.08%) NUnit
8 6 (5.08%) Eclipse
9 5 (4.24%) jMock
9 5 (4.24%) Selenium
9 5 (4.24%) Ant
10 4 (3.39%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.39%) XMLSpy
11 3 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (1.69%) Liquibase
General
1 36 (30.51%) Finance
2 20 (16.95%) Banking
3 17 (14.41%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.93%) Law
5 4 (3.39%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Military
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (60.17%) Developer
2 30 (25.42%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.41%) Architect
4 12 (10.17%) Analyst
5 10 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.63%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.63%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (6.78%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.78%) Designer
8 7 (5.93%) Web Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Data Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (4.24%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Data Architect
11 3 (2.54%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Developer
12 2 (1.69%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (100.00%) XML
2 48 (40.68%) Web Services
3 43 (36.44%) HTML
4 34 (28.81%) .NET
5 33 (27.97%) XSLT
6 25 (21.19%) ASP.NET
6 25 (21.19%) .NET Framework
6 25 (21.19%) REST
7 24 (20.34%) Spring
8 23 (19.49%) CSS
9 22 (18.64%) XSD
9 22 (18.64%) XSL
10 21 (17.80%) JDBC
10 21 (17.80%) JSON
11 20 (16.95%) Hibernate
11 20 (16.95%) SOAP
12 17 (14.41%) ADO.NET
12 17 (14.41%) jQuery
13 16 (13.56%) WSDL
14 13 (11.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.47%) N-Tier
2 10 (8.47%) W3C
3 7 (5.93%) User Experience
4 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.54%) Replication
6 3 (2.54%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.69%) PKI
7 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) APACS
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.86%) Linux
2 12 (10.17%) UNIX
3 6 (5.08%) Windows
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) zOS
6 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.81%) TDD
3 26 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (18.64%) Scrum
4 22 (18.64%) UML
4 22 (18.64%) SOA
5 17 (14.41%) Unit Testing
6 16 (13.56%) MVC
7 15 (12.71%) RUP
7 15 (12.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (11.86%) Business Analysis
8 14 (11.86%) SDLC
9 13 (11.02%) Data Modelling
9 13 (11.02%) Migration
10 11 (9.32%) Software Engineering
10 11 (9.32%) Logical Data Model
11 10 (8.47%) Physical Data Model
11 10 (8.47%) User Stories
12 9 (7.63%) Multithreading
12 9 (7.63%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.92%) SQL
2 45 (38.14%) Java
3 40 (33.90%) XPath
4 31 (26.27%) C#
5 29 (24.58%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.02%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.47%) XQuery
8 9 (7.63%) C++
9 8 (6.78%) VB
9 8 (6.78%) VB6
10 5 (4.24%) Perl
11 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.54%) Python
12 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.54%) Scala
13 2 (1.69%) Groovy
13 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.69%) R
13 2 (1.69%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Degree
1 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) ISEB
3 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.54%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.85%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (2.54%) Data Guard
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) yum
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (19.49%) Oracle
2 11 (9.32%) Sybase
3 7 (5.93%) Ektron
4 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.54%) GigaSpaces
6 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.69%) SAP
7 2 (1.69%) IBM
7 2 (1.69%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.85%) webMethods
8 1 (0.85%) SmartStream
8 1 (0.85%) HP
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