The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 420 498 429
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -69
Contract jobs citing XSD 233 125 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.57% 0.84% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 80 101
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.50

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
14874 14894 14851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.03% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10553 9808 9867
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 208 185
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +100 222 £450 - 34
London +44 97 £450 -15.09% 9
South East +2 36 £463 +32.14% 3
South West +19 33 £600 +41.17% 7
Wiltshire +12 22 £600 +33.33% 3
Hampshire +16 21 £465 +16.25%
West Midlands -7 19 £378 -34.34% 1
Hook +19 16 £465 -
North West -9 15 £405 -10.00% 4
Corsham - 12 £575 - 2
Yorkshire +11 9 £723 +122.30% 5
West Yorkshire +4 9 £723 +122.30% 5
Scotland -11 9 £365 -1.88%
Leeds +5 8 £723 - 2
City of London +38 7 £475 -20.83% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 7 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England +14 7 - - 3
Cheshire - 7 £394 - 1
Warwickshire -1 5 £363 -17.14%
Surrey -3 5 £400 - 2
Warrington - 5 £394 -
Coventry - 5 £400 -
Essex - 5 - - 1
East Midlands +9 4 £463 - 2
Birmingham +5 4 £338 -38.63%
Swindon +3 4 £365 -16.57%
Leatherhead -19 4 £400 -
Renfrewshire -36 4 £286 -23.05%
Erskine -37 4 £286 -23.05%
Warwick - 4 £369 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XSD.

1 395 (86.24%) XML
2 221 (48.25%) Java
3 215 (46.94%) Web Services
4 201 (43.89%) SOA
5 199 (43.45%) SOAP
6 193 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
7 177 (38.65%) WSDL
8 174 (37.99%) REST
9 166 (36.24%) Oracle
10 134 (29.26%) SQL
11 111 (24.24%) XSLT
12 109 (23.80%) JSON
13 104 (22.71%) Scrum
14 103 (22.49%) JavaScript
15 96 (20.96%) Security Cleared
16 90 (19.65%) Data Modelling
17 77 (16.81%) Spring
18 74 (16.16%) JMS
19 73 (15.94%) HTML
20 72 (15.72%) Middleware
20 72 (15.72%) SC Cleared
21 69 (15.07%) Linux
21 69 (15.07%) HTTP
22 66 (14.41%) UML
22 66 (14.41%) SoapUI
23 65 (14.19%) .NET
23 65 (14.19%) Git (software)
24 64 (13.97%) Maven
24 64 (13.97%) XSL
25 62 (13.54%) Windows

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (12.23%) WebSphere
2 44 (9.61%) WebLogic
3 39 (8.52%) Confluence
4 33 (7.21%) Oracle Service Bus
5 31 (6.77%) JBoss
6 30 (6.55%) Tomcat
7 27 (5.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 25 (5.46%) Apache
9 21 (4.59%) IIS
10 19 (4.15%) Apache ServiceMix
11 17 (3.71%) MQSeries
12 14 (3.06%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 12 (2.62%) Node.js
14 11 (2.40%) CMS
15 8 (1.75%) CICS
15 8 (1.75%) Mule
15 8 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (1.53%) Liferay
16 7 (1.53%) LiveCycle
16 7 (1.53%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 24 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.75%) MS Office
3 7 (1.53%) Gliffy
4 6 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.44%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (4.37%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.59%) GitHub
2 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (15.07%) HTTP
2 23 (5.02%) SSL
3 19 (4.15%) HTTPS
4 18 (3.93%) FTP
5 17 (3.71%) WinSCP
6 15 (3.28%) SNMP
7 13 (2.84%) LDAP
8 12 (2.62%) Internet
9 9 (1.97%) DVB
10 7 (1.53%) SAN
11 4 (0.87%) Firewall
12 3 (0.66%) SMS
12 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.66%) Wireless
13 2 (0.44%) AMQP
13 2 (0.44%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 55 (12.01%) Oracle Database
3 44 (9.61%) MySQL
4 25 (5.46%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.02%) DB2
6 20 (4.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 19 (4.15%) NoSQL
8 17 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (3.49%) MongoDB
9 16 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (3.06%) PowerCenter
11 13 (2.84%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (2.18%) Star Schema
14 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
17 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 66 (14.41%) SoapUI
2 65 (14.19%) Git (software)
3 64 (13.97%) Maven
4 61 (13.32%) Jenkins
5 58 (12.66%) Subversion
6 54 (11.79%) JIRA
7 47 (10.26%) JUnit
8 41 (8.95%) Eclipse
9 32 (6.99%) Selenium
10 30 (6.55%) Visual Studio
11 29 (6.33%) ClearCase
12 24 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (5.02%) Hudson
14 19 (4.15%) Cucumber
15 18 (3.93%) Mockito
15 18 (3.93%) PHPUnit
16 17 (3.71%) XMLSpy
17 12 (2.62%) EasyMock
17 12 (2.62%) MSI
18 10 (2.18%) JDeveloper
General
1 62 (13.54%) Finance
2 38 (8.30%) Banking
3 30 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.02%) Marketing
5 21 (4.59%) Manufacturing
6 18 (3.93%) Retail
7 17 (3.71%) Investment Banking
8 15 (3.28%) Electronics
9 9 (1.97%) Front Office
10 6 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.09%) International Banking
12 4 (0.87%) Automotive
13 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.44%) Avionics
13 2 (0.44%) Back Office
13 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.44%) French Language
13 2 (0.44%) Military
13 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 246 (53.71%) Developer
2 95 (20.74%) Architect
3 79 (17.25%) Java Developer
4 51 (11.14%) Designer
5 31 (6.77%) Solutions Designer
6 30 (6.55%) XML Developer
7 29 (6.33%) Senior Developer
8 26 (5.68%) Lead Developer
9 25 (5.46%) SOA Designer
9 25 (5.46%) SOA Developer
10 24 (5.24%) .NET Developer
11 23 (5.02%) Data Architect
12 21 (4.59%) SOA Solution Designer
12 21 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (4.59%) SQL Developer
13 18 (3.93%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.49%) Hybris Developer
15 15 (3.28%) Analyst
15 15 (3.28%) C# Developer
15 15 (3.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (86.24%) XML
2 215 (46.94%) Web Services
3 199 (43.45%) SOAP
4 177 (38.65%) WSDL
5 174 (37.99%) REST
6 111 (24.24%) XSLT
7 109 (23.80%) JSON
8 77 (16.81%) Spring
9 74 (16.16%) JMS
10 73 (15.94%) HTML
11 72 (15.72%) Middleware
12 65 (14.19%) .NET
13 64 (13.97%) XSL
14 60 (13.10%) J2EE
15 56 (12.23%) RESTful
16 54 (11.79%) CSS
17 51 (11.14%) JSP
18 44 (9.61%) Hibernate
19 40 (8.73%) Ajax
19 40 (8.73%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.80%) DataPower
3 16 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.28%) NHS
5 14 (3.06%) SWIFT
6 12 (2.62%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.62%) Interactive TV
6 12 (2.62%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.18%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.97%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.97%) MPEG
9 8 (1.75%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.75%) PMI
9 8 (1.75%) Replication
9 8 (1.75%) User Experience
10 7 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.53%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.31%) Informatics
11 6 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.07%) Linux
2 62 (13.54%) Windows
3 47 (10.26%) Unix
4 33 (7.21%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (43.89%) SOA
2 193 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (22.71%) Scrum
4 90 (19.65%) Data Modelling
5 66 (14.41%) UML
6 62 (13.54%) OO
7 57 (12.45%) TDD
8 54 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (10.70%) Migration
10 44 (9.61%) Open Source
11 41 (8.95%) SDLC
12 40 (8.73%) MVC
13 38 (8.30%) E-Commerce
14 36 (7.86%) TOGAF
15 34 (7.42%) Integration Testing
15 34 (7.42%) Project Management
16 33 (7.21%) DevOps
17 31 (6.77%) Automated Testing
18 30 (6.55%) EAI
18 30 (6.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (48.25%) Java
2 134 (29.26%) SQL
3 103 (22.49%) JavaScript
4 61 (13.32%) C#
5 23 (5.02%) C
5 23 (5.02%) T-SQL
5 23 (5.02%) XPath
6 20 (4.37%) PL/SQL
7 19 (4.15%) PHP
8 17 (3.71%) C++
9 16 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 16 (3.49%) VB.NET
9 16 (3.49%) VBScript
10 13 (2.84%) COBOL
11 12 (2.62%) ANSI C
11 12 (2.62%) XQuery
12 10 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.18%) VB
13 8 (1.75%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 96 (20.96%) Security Cleared
2 72 (15.72%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.49%) Degree
4 13 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.97%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.53%) MCSA
7 7 (1.53%) MCSD
7 7 (1.53%) MCSE
7 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.09%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.87%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) CISSP
11 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.42%) QA
2 29 (6.33%) HL7
3 21 (4.59%) Data Quality
4 15 (3.28%) SEPA
5 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.22%) ISO20022
System Software
1 31 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.02%) Xen
3 17 (3.71%) Docker
4 7 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (4.80%) Puppet
2 17 (3.71%) logstash
2 17 (3.71%) Piwik
3 14 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.09%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.87%) Nagios
6 3 (0.66%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.22%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.22%) Graphite
8 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 166 (36.24%) Oracle
2 60 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 53 (11.57%) IBM
4 34 (7.42%) VMware
5 26 (5.68%) WSO2
6 23 (5.02%) Citrix
6 23 (5.02%) Google
7 20 (4.37%) HP
8 19 (4.15%) Informatica
9 18 (3.93%) SAP
10 16 (3.49%) hybris
11 14 (3.06%) Remedy
12 12 (2.62%) Adobe
12 12 (2.62%) OpenTV
12 12 (2.62%) TIBCO
13 11 (2.40%) Pega
14 9 (1.97%) Splunk
15 8 (1.75%) Chordiant
15 8 (1.75%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
South West
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £425 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago