The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 430 404 393
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs citing XSD 164 169 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 1.20% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 105 84
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£406 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.04 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 - £33.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.04 - £32.00

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XSD
Daily Rate Trend

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XSD
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

XSD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

XSD
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 XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -29 158 £406 -0.30% 14
London +10 79 £450 -5.26% 3
South East -23 33 £200 -46.66% 5
East Sussex - 17 £175 - 2
Brighton - 17 £175 - 2
West Midlands +5 11 £425 -
East Midlands +7 10 £425 +41.66% 1
City of London +4 10 £468 -0.26%
Nottinghamshire -2 7 - -
South West -34 7 £381 +1.66% 2
Nottingham -6 6 - -
Coventry - 6 £419 -
Surrey -3 5 £525 +40.00% 1
North West -11 5 £313 -26.47%
Berkshire -11 4 £488 +8.33% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £306 - 1
Cheshire +10 3 - -
East of England -18 3 £310 -11.42% 1
Docklands, London - 3 £325 -
Wiltshire -13 2 £550 +83.33% 1
Manchester -13 2 £313 -26.47%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £310 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Reading +14 1 - -
Swindon -10 1 - - 1
Bristol -15 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 2
Hampshire -22 1 £375 -4.45%
Kent - 1 £225 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 373 (95.64%) XML
2 229 (58.72%) Java
3 163 (41.79%) Web Services
4 160 (41.03%) Oracle
5 153 (39.23%) HTML
5 153 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (34.36%) XSLT
7 131 (33.59%) SQL
8 118 (30.26%) SOAP
9 105 (26.92%) Scrum
10 101 (25.90%) JavaScript
11 99 (25.38%) Spring
12 95 (24.36%) CSS
13 94 (24.10%) .NET
14 91 (23.33%) J2EE
15 90 (23.08%) SOA
16 89 (22.82%) jQuery
17 88 (22.56%) TDD
18 87 (22.31%) Subversion
19 86 (22.05%) Maven
19 86 (22.05%) WSDL
20 85 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
21 84 (21.54%) XSL
22 82 (21.03%) E-Commerce
23 75 (19.23%) Linux
24 73 (18.72%) MVC
24 73 (18.72%) REST
25 69 (17.69%) Oracle Database
26 61 (15.64%) Ajax
26 61 (15.64%) Spring MVC

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 56 (14.36%) WebLogic
2 52 (13.33%) JBoss
3 45 (11.54%) Confluence
4 38 (9.74%) WebSphere
5 36 (9.23%) Apache
5 36 (9.23%) Tomcat
6 33 (8.46%) IIS
7 27 (6.92%) CMS
8 16 (4.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (2.82%) Mule
10 9 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (2.05%) AquaLogic
12 5 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (1.03%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (1.03%) NetWeaver
14 3 (0.77%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
16 1 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 13 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (2.05%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.28%) MS Office
4 4 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 11 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.54%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 5 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.28%) SAP HR
5 4 (1.03%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.77%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.26%) Cordys
7 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.28%) SaaS
2 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.62%) HTTP
2 15 (3.85%) Intranet
3 14 (3.59%) FTP
4 13 (3.33%) SNMP
5 6 (1.54%) SSL
5 6 (1.54%) LDAP
5 6 (1.54%) Firewall
6 4 (1.03%) Internet
6 4 (1.03%) WinSCP
6 4 (1.03%) DMZ
6 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.51%) AMQP
8 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.26%) SSH
8 1 (0.26%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) LAN
8 1 (0.26%) WAN
8 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.69%) Oracle Database
2 46 (11.79%) SQL Server
3 33 (8.46%) MySQL
4 29 (7.44%) Relational Database
5 28 (7.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (2.82%) DB2
9 11 (2.82%) OLTP
9 11 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.54%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.03%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.03%) TKPROF
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.77%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 87 (22.31%) Subversion
2 86 (22.05%) Maven
3 55 (14.10%) Ant
4 51 (13.08%) JUnit
5 48 (12.31%) Git (software)
6 45 (11.54%) JIRA
7 39 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 25 (6.41%) Eclipse
9 23 (5.90%) Visual Studio
10 16 (4.10%) SoapUI
11 14 (3.59%) Axure RP
12 11 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (2.05%) Selenium
13 8 (2.05%) Hudson
14 5 (1.28%) MSBuild
14 5 (1.28%) WebDriver
14 5 (1.28%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.28%) JDeveloper
14 5 (1.28%) Checkstyle
14 5 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 56 (14.36%) Finance
2 49 (12.56%) Retail
3 41 (10.51%) Banking
4 17 (4.36%) Publishing
5 15 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.33%) Marketing
7 12 (3.08%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.05%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.79%) Back Office
11 5 (1.28%) Electronics
12 3 (0.77%) Front Office
12 3 (0.77%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.51%) French Language
13 2 (0.51%) German Language
13 2 (0.51%) Legal
13 2 (0.51%) Billing
14 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.26%) Greek Language
14 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 295 (75.64%) Developer
2 78 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 34 (8.72%) Architect
4 28 (7.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 26 (6.67%) Analyst
5 26 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 21 (5.38%) Hybris Developer
7 19 (4.87%) Oracle Developer
8 17 (4.36%) PHP Developer
8 17 (4.36%) Middleware Developer
9 16 (4.10%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.59%) CMS Developer
11 10 (2.56%) Designer
11 10 (2.56%) Java Engineer
12 9 (2.31%) Lead Developer
12 9 (2.31%) C# Developer
12 9 (2.31%) Integration Architect
12 9 (2.31%) Web Developer
13 8 (2.05%) Consultant
13 8 (2.05%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (95.64%) XML
2 163 (41.79%) Web Services
3 153 (39.23%) HTML
4 134 (34.36%) XSLT
5 118 (30.26%) SOAP
6 99 (25.38%) Spring
7 95 (24.36%) CSS
8 94 (24.10%) .NET
9 91 (23.33%) J2EE
10 89 (22.82%) jQuery
11 86 (22.05%) WSDL
12 84 (21.54%) XSL
13 73 (18.72%) REST
14 61 (15.64%) Spring MVC
14 61 (15.64%) Ajax
15 58 (14.87%) Middleware
16 56 (14.36%) JSON
16 56 (14.36%) JSP
17 45 (11.54%) RESTful
18 44 (11.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.49%) iPad
2 34 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.44%) Social Media
4 26 (6.67%) User Experience
5 21 (5.38%) W3C
6 18 (4.62%) Derivative
6 18 (4.62%) Open Source
7 13 (3.33%) Web 2.0
7 13 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.54%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (1.54%) Replication
9 5 (1.28%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.28%) Clustering
9 5 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.28%) DTV
10 4 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.03%) DataPower
11 3 (0.77%) Kindle
11 3 (0.77%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 75 (19.23%) Linux
2 54 (13.85%) UNIX
3 19 (4.87%) Windows
4 7 (1.79%) AIX
5 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (26.92%) Scrum
3 90 (23.08%) SOA
4 88 (22.56%) TDD
5 85 (21.79%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (21.03%) E-Commerce
7 73 (18.72%) MVC
8 58 (14.87%) OO
9 55 (14.10%) Data Modelling
10 46 (11.79%) Content Management
11 45 (11.54%) Unit Testing
12 43 (11.03%) UML
13 34 (8.72%) ERP
14 33 (8.46%) Performance Tuning
15 32 (8.21%) Integration Testing
15 32 (8.21%) Validation
16 31 (7.95%) Waterfall
17 23 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (5.38%) CRM
18 21 (5.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (58.72%) Java
2 131 (33.59%) SQL
3 101 (25.90%) JavaScript
4 58 (14.87%) C#
5 46 (11.79%) PL/SQL
6 39 (10.00%) Groovy
7 34 (8.72%) XPath
8 25 (6.41%) PHP
9 17 (4.36%) VBScript
10 16 (4.10%) VB
11 14 (3.59%) XQuery
11 14 (3.59%) VB6
12 13 (3.33%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.56%) VB.NET
14 8 (2.05%) C++
15 7 (1.79%) Ruby
16 6 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.03%) Python
17 4 (1.03%) C
17 4 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.31%) Degree
4 8 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.51%) MCTS
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.92%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Basel II
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (4.87%) Puppet
2 6 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.51%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 160 (41.03%) Oracle
2 35 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.21%) IBM
4 31 (7.95%) ATG
5 30 (7.69%) Endeca
6 29 (7.44%) Perforce
7 22 (5.64%) SAP
7 22 (5.64%) hybris
8 18 (4.62%) Red Hat
9 17 (4.36%) Open Text
10 16 (4.10%) Atlassian
11 15 (3.85%) Google
11 15 (3.85%) RedDot
11 15 (3.85%) webMethods
11 15 (3.85%) Software AG
11 15 (3.85%) Adobe
12 12 (3.08%) Sybase
13 9 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (2.31%) TIBCO
14 8 (2.05%) BEA
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wakefield
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago