The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 393 387 440
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +53
Contract jobs citing XSD 199 183 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 1.28% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 101 82
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£450 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £225 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £700 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £324 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.28% -13.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15088 14292 15009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.96% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9707 9068 9177
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 284 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -18 192 £450 +8.76% 38
London +13 118 £525 +23.52% 15
City of London +9 18 £450 - 7
East Midlands - 18 £403 - 4
South East -5 17 £413 +28.90% 5
West Midlands -7 14 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England -11 12 £350 -12.50% 2
Surrey - 10 - - 3
Essex +3 9 £350 -12.50% 2
Nottinghamshire - 9 £355 - 2
Nottingham - 9 £355 - 2
South West -21 7 £200 -55.55% 2
Yorkshire +3 4 £290 -9.01% 3
Hampshire -9 4 £394 +23.04% 1
Birmingham - 4 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 3 - - 2
Wales -17 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £425 -
Leeds -5 2 - - 2
Bristol -17 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £200 -
North West -11 1 - - 5
Somerset -20 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Leicestershire - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 1
Bath - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 340 (94.97%) XML
2 185 (51.68%) Web Services
3 164 (45.81%) Java
4 150 (41.90%) Oracle
5 135 (37.71%) HTML
6 123 (34.36%) SOAP
7 121 (33.80%) XSLT
8 106 (29.61%) WSDL
8 106 (29.61%) Scrum
9 98 (27.37%) SOA
10 85 (23.74%) SQL
11 80 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (20.95%) E-Commerce
13 74 (20.67%) .NET
14 71 (19.83%) Subversion
15 70 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
16 66 (18.44%) Spring
16 66 (18.44%) Data Modelling
17 65 (18.16%) jQuery
18 64 (17.88%) J2EE
18 64 (17.88%) TDD
19 63 (17.60%) SQL Server
19 63 (17.60%) CSS
20 62 (17.32%) C#
21 60 (16.76%) XSL
22 58 (16.20%) Maven
23 55 (15.36%) ERP
24 54 (15.08%) REST
25 51 (14.25%) MVC
25 51 (14.25%) WebLogic

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (14.25%) WebLogic
2 41 (11.45%) WebSphere
2 41 (11.45%) Confluence
3 30 (8.38%) BizTalk Server
3 30 (8.38%) Tomcat
3 30 (8.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 22 (6.15%) IIS
5 17 (4.75%) AquaLogic
6 15 (4.19%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.91%) Apache
8 10 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.23%) NetWeaver
10 7 (1.96%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.96%) Node.js
11 6 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.40%) Liferay
12 5 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.40%) Apache Pig
13 4 (1.12%) MQSeries
13 4 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 15 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.91%) Workday HCM
3 12 (3.35%) SAP HR
4 8 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.28%) AquaLogic BPM
6 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.96%) SaaS
1 7 (1.96%) PaaS
1 7 (1.96%) IaaS
2 5 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.84%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.66%) HTTP
2 17 (4.75%) FTP
3 10 (2.79%) Internet
4 8 (2.23%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.84%) DNS
5 3 (0.84%) Intranet
5 3 (0.84%) Firewall
6 2 (0.56%) LDAP
6 2 (0.56%) DMZ
7 1 (0.28%) SSH
7 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 46 (12.85%) Oracle Database
3 42 (11.73%) MySQL
4 33 (9.22%) Relational Database
5 32 (8.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (5.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (4.47%) Hadoop
9 15 (4.19%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (3.07%) MongoDB
12 11 (3.07%) Big Data
13 10 (2.79%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (2.23%) Apache Accumulo
16 7 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (1.40%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 71 (19.83%) Subversion
2 58 (16.20%) Maven
3 49 (13.69%) JIRA
4 47 (13.13%) JUnit
5 46 (12.85%) Ant
6 21 (5.87%) Git (software)
6 21 (5.87%) Jenkins
7 20 (5.59%) Eclipse
8 18 (5.03%) Visual Studio
8 18 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (3.91%) SoapUI
10 13 (3.63%) PowerDesigner
11 6 (1.68%) NUnit
12 5 (1.40%) XMLUnit
12 5 (1.40%) Hudson
12 5 (1.40%) XMLSpy
12 5 (1.40%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.40%) JMeter
13 4 (1.12%) JDeveloper
13 4 (1.12%) Mockito
General
1 41 (11.45%) Retail
2 39 (10.89%) Finance
3 27 (7.54%) Publishing
4 13 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.51%) Banking
6 6 (1.68%) Legal
6 6 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.12%) Back Office
8 3 (0.84%) Billing
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 217 (60.61%) Developer
2 55 (15.36%) Architect
3 41 (11.45%) Java Developer
4 31 (8.66%) Analyst
5 23 (6.42%) .NET Developer
6 20 (5.59%) Consultant
7 18 (5.03%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.75%) Lead Developer
8 17 (4.75%) C# Developer
9 15 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (3.91%) BizTalk Developer
11 13 (3.63%) Web Developer
12 12 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
12 12 (3.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Integration Architect
13 10 (2.79%) Data Analyst
14 9 (2.51%) Designer
15 8 (2.23%) Tester
15 8 (2.23%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (94.97%) XML
2 185 (51.68%) Web Services
3 135 (37.71%) HTML
4 123 (34.36%) SOAP
5 121 (33.80%) XSLT
6 106 (29.61%) WSDL
7 74 (20.67%) .NET
8 66 (18.44%) Spring
9 65 (18.16%) jQuery
10 64 (17.88%) J2EE
11 63 (17.60%) CSS
12 60 (16.76%) XSL
13 54 (15.08%) REST
14 50 (13.97%) RESTful
15 44 (12.29%) ASP.NET
16 43 (12.01%) WCF
17 42 (11.73%) JSP
18 40 (11.17%) Ajax
19 37 (10.34%) Middleware
20 35 (9.78%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.78%) iPad
1 35 (9.78%) Social Media
2 22 (6.15%) W3C
3 15 (4.19%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.35%) Data Conversion
5 11 (3.07%) Open Source
6 10 (2.79%) Semantic Web
7 9 (2.51%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.96%) RIA
8 7 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.68%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.40%) Derivative
10 5 (1.40%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.12%) Kindle
12 3 (0.84%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.84%) DataPower
12 3 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.13%) Linux
2 36 (10.06%) UNIX
3 30 (8.38%) Windows
4 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.40%) Fedora
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (29.61%) Scrum
2 98 (27.37%) SOA
3 80 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (20.95%) E-Commerce
5 70 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (18.44%) Data Modelling
7 64 (17.88%) TDD
8 55 (15.36%) ERP
9 51 (14.25%) MVC
10 47 (13.13%) Unit Testing
11 41 (11.45%) UML
12 40 (11.17%) EAI
13 38 (10.61%) Validation
14 37 (10.34%) Content Management
14 37 (10.34%) Waterfall
15 35 (9.78%) OO
16 34 (9.50%) Migration
17 28 (7.82%) Integration Testing
17 28 (7.82%) Project Management
18 25 (6.98%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 164 (45.81%) Java
2 85 (23.74%) SQL
3 62 (17.32%) C#
4 48 (13.41%) Groovy
5 40 (11.17%) XPath
6 39 (10.89%) JavaScript
7 26 (7.26%) PL/SQL
8 19 (5.31%) XQuery
9 17 (4.75%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.07%) SPARQL
11 10 (2.79%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.51%) Python
13 8 (2.23%) C++
14 7 (1.96%) C
15 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.84%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.84%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.56%) VB6
17 2 (0.56%) VB
17 2 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (8.94%) Degree
2 29 (8.10%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.96%) MCSD
6 6 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.40%) MCTS
8 4 (1.12%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.26%) QA
2 4 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) WAI
4 1 (0.28%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 150 (41.90%) Oracle
2 45 (12.57%) JBoss
3 42 (11.73%) Microsoft
4 39 (10.89%) ATG
5 35 (9.78%) Perforce
5 35 (9.78%) Endeca
6 33 (9.22%) IBM
7 26 (7.26%) hybris
8 25 (6.98%) SAP
9 16 (4.47%) BEA
10 13 (3.63%) PeopleSoft
11 12 (3.35%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.51%) Atlassian
13 8 (2.23%) webMethods
14 7 (1.96%) Intel
14 7 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (1.12%) Talend
16 3 (0.84%) Software AG
17 2 (0.56%) ServiceNow
17 2 (0.56%) Rackspace
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