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 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 455 406 391
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -15
Contract jobs citing XSD 177 214 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.07% 1.35% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 116 112
Average daily rate
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£433 £448 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.35% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
16619 15847 15524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.04% 28.03% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11307 10086 9969
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 299 218 271
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 £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -46 160 £445 -0.55% 35
London -65 76 £450 -14.28% 13
City of London +9 27 £445 -1.11% 4
South East -9 25 £425 +3.03% 3
North West -19 17 £475 +72.72% 3
Scotland - 16 £338 - 1
Hampshire +16 14 £450 +12.50%
South West 0 8 £400 +100.00% 3
North East - 8 £575 - 2
Lancashire - 8 £388 -
Blackpool - 8 £388 -
East Midlands -17 7 £450 +38.46% 2
Leeds -21 7 £250 - 5
West Yorkshire -23 7 £250 - 5
Yorkshire -25 7 £250 -13.79% 5
Renfrewshire - 7 £330 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Erskine - 7 £330 -
Milton Keynes - 7 - -
East of England +2 6 £220 -34.81% 3
Swindon -1 6 £400 -
Wiltshire -4 6 £400 -
Manchester -22 6 £500 +81.81% 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £575 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £575 - 2
West Midlands +2 5 - - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £338 - 1
Shropshire - 5 - -
Northamptonshire - 5 £450 - 1
Telford - 5 - -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 288 (94.74%) XML
2 141 (46.38%) SOAP
3 140 (46.05%) Java
4 128 (42.11%) Web Services
5 106 (34.87%) WSDL
6 105 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (30.26%) SOA
8 89 (29.28%) Oracle
9 83 (27.30%) XSLT
10 72 (23.68%) JavaScript
11 70 (23.03%) SQL
12 65 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (20.72%) HTML
14 62 (20.39%) TDD
15 61 (20.07%) JSON
16 60 (19.74%) SQL Server
17 54 (17.76%) JMS
17 54 (17.76%) Finance
18 53 (17.43%) REST
19 52 (17.11%) Spring
19 52 (17.11%) JBoss
20 51 (16.78%) C#
21 50 (16.45%) J2EE
22 49 (16.12%) Linux
22 49 (16.12%) Middleware
23 48 (15.79%) Scrum
23 48 (15.79%) Security Cleared
24 47 (15.46%) Maven
25 45 (14.80%) XSL
26 41 (13.49%) Microsoft

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 52 (17.11%) JBoss
2 37 (12.17%) WebLogic
3 35 (11.51%) Apache
4 29 (9.54%) Confluence
5 28 (9.21%) WebSphere
6 20 (6.58%) Oracle Service Bus
6 20 (6.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 20 (6.58%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (5.92%) IIS
8 17 (5.59%) Tomcat
8 17 (5.59%) Node.js
9 11 (3.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (3.29%) Jetty
10 10 (3.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (2.63%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.97%) CMS
13 4 (1.32%) Mule
14 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPEL
15 2 (0.66%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 13 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.32%) MS Office
4 3 (0.99%) FastStats
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.29%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.25%) SSL
2 18 (5.92%) SNMP
3 7 (2.30%) Wireshark
4 6 (1.97%) Skype
5 3 (0.99%) Firewall
5 3 (0.99%) FTP
5 3 (0.99%) HTTP
6 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.66%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) NAS
7 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.84%) Oracle Database
2 36 (11.84%) Relational Database
3 23 (7.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (6.58%) DB2
5 19 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (4.93%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.29%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.97%) MySQL
11 6 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.97%) Big Data
12 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.64%) OLAP
13 4 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (15.46%) Maven
2 41 (13.49%) Jenkins
3 38 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 35 (11.51%) SoapUI
5 31 (10.20%) JIRA
6 30 (9.87%) JUnit
7 28 (9.21%) Subversion
8 21 (6.91%) Selenium
9 20 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (6.58%) Visual Studio
10 19 (6.25%) Ant
11 17 (5.59%) Eclipse
12 16 (5.26%) MSI
13 12 (3.95%) Fiddler
13 12 (3.95%) Cucumber
14 11 (3.62%) FindBugs
14 11 (3.62%) Gradle
14 11 (3.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (3.62%) Checkstyle
15 9 (2.96%) Jasmine
General
1 54 (17.76%) Finance
2 29 (9.54%) Banking
3 25 (8.22%) Retail
4 19 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.97%) Back Office
6 5 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.64%) Front Office
6 5 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.64%) Marketing
7 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.99%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 184 (60.53%) Developer
2 65 (21.38%) Java Developer
3 29 (9.54%) Consultant
4 26 (8.55%) Architect
5 24 (7.89%) Designer
6 22 (7.24%) Analyst
7 13 (4.28%) C# Developer
8 12 (3.95%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.62%) Test Analyst
9 11 (3.62%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (3.29%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.96%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (2.63%) Development Engineer
12 8 (2.63%) SOA Developer
12 8 (2.63%) BizTalk Consultant
12 8 (2.63%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.63%) Software Development Engineer
12 8 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (2.63%) webMethods Developer
13 7 (2.30%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (94.74%) XML
2 141 (46.38%) SOAP
3 128 (42.11%) Web Services
4 106 (34.87%) WSDL
5 83 (27.30%) XSLT
6 63 (20.72%) HTML
7 61 (20.07%) JSON
8 54 (17.76%) JMS
9 53 (17.43%) REST
10 52 (17.11%) Spring
11 50 (16.45%) J2EE
12 49 (16.12%) Middleware
13 45 (14.80%) XSL
14 38 (12.50%) CSS
15 36 (11.84%) Hibernate
16 33 (10.86%) jQuery
17 32 (10.53%) .NET
18 29 (9.54%) ActiveMQ
19 28 (9.21%) Ajax
19 28 (9.21%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.91%) DataPower
2 20 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.28%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.29%) Social Media
4 10 (3.29%) iPad
5 7 (2.30%) Replication
6 6 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.64%) W3C
8 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.99%) DTV
9 3 (0.99%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.66%) IVR
10 2 (0.66%) User Experience
11 1 (0.33%) VUI
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.12%) Linux
2 34 (11.18%) UNIX
3 29 (9.54%) Windows
4 19 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.29%) Solaris
6 3 (0.99%) AIX
7 2 (0.66%) HPUX
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (30.26%) SOA
3 65 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (20.39%) TDD
5 48 (15.79%) Scrum
6 39 (12.83%) UML
7 38 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 34 (11.18%) SDLC
8 34 (11.18%) OO
9 28 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 27 (8.88%) Open Source
11 25 (8.22%) BPEL
12 22 (7.24%) Change Management
13 20 (6.58%) MVC
14 19 (6.25%) RUP
14 19 (6.25%) Business Analysis
15 18 (5.92%) Requirements Analysis
15 18 (5.92%) Data Modelling
15 18 (5.92%) Integration Testing
16 17 (5.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 140 (46.05%) Java
2 72 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 70 (23.03%) SQL
4 51 (16.78%) C#
5 31 (10.20%) PL/SQL
6 20 (6.58%) Groovy
7 19 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 17 (5.59%) VBScript
8 17 (5.59%) PowerShell
9 13 (4.28%) Perl
10 10 (3.29%) REXX
10 10 (3.29%) Tcl
10 10 (3.29%) XPath
11 9 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.30%) XQuery
12 7 (2.30%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.64%) C++
14 4 (1.32%) C
15 2 (0.66%) PHP
15 2 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.93%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (0.99%) Degree
5 3 (0.99%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.88%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) BS7799
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 13 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.66%) Firmware
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (4.28%) Puppet
2 10 (3.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (3.29%) WMI
3 8 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.99%) CA LISA
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Flashback
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.33%) OpenView
7 1 (0.33%) Netcool
7 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 89 (29.28%) Oracle
2 41 (13.49%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.24%) IBM
4 16 (5.26%) webMethods
5 13 (4.28%) VMware
5 13 (4.28%) Atlassian
5 13 (4.28%) HP
6 12 (3.95%) Endeca
6 12 (3.95%) ATG
7 11 (3.62%) Adobe
8 10 (3.29%) Perforce
9 9 (2.96%) Sybase
10 7 (2.30%) Software AG
10 7 (2.30%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.97%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (1.64%) SAP
12 5 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.32%) Informatica
13 4 (1.32%) hybris
14 3 (0.99%) Green Hat
Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Northamptonshire
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Posted: 4 hours ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago