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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 415 503 418
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -85
Contract jobs citing XSD 236 133 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 0.86% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 80 105
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
- +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15274 15429 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.44% 27.54% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10770 10326 9643
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 214 209
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.55 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +91 222 £450 -5.26% 27
London +54 99 £450 -15.09% 12
South West +36 45 £600 +33.33% 1
South East -2 26 £436 +9.06% 3
Wiltshire +14 24 £600 +33.33%
West Midlands -16 21 £375 -34.78% 1
Hampshire +7 13 £464 +12.42%
Corsham - 13 £650 -
Scotland -14 12 £353 +4.44%
Hook +12 11 £465 -
North West -13 11 £405 -16.92% 3
Edinburgh -2 10 £340 +0.74%
City of London +46 9 £475 -20.83% 3
Warwickshire +1 9 £343 -21.65%
East Midlands +13 8 £463 +2.77% 6
Yorkshire +9 8 £723 +75.15%
Leeds +5 8 £723 +75.15%
West Yorkshire -6 8 £723 +75.15%
Dorset - 7 £425 -
Cheshire - 7 £394 -
Buckinghamshire +11 6 £400 -5.88% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £638 -
Warwick - 6 £363 -
Bournemouth - 5 £425 -
Coventry - 5 £400 -
Warrington - 5 £394 -
Surrey - 5 £400 -
Swindon 0 4 £365 -16.57%
Leatherhead - 4 £400 -
East of England +13 3 - - 1

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 406 (87.88%) XML
2 237 (51.30%) Java
3 233 (50.43%) Web Services
4 215 (46.54%) SOAP
5 203 (43.94%) SOA
6 186 (40.26%) REST
7 184 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
8 170 (36.80%) WSDL
9 162 (35.06%) Oracle
10 133 (28.79%) SQL
11 116 (25.11%) XSLT
11 116 (25.11%) JSON
12 110 (23.81%) JavaScript
13 106 (22.94%) Scrum
14 92 (19.91%) Spring
15 91 (19.70%) Security Cleared
16 86 (18.61%) JMS
17 84 (18.18%) Data Modelling
18 79 (17.10%) HTML
19 77 (16.67%) SoapUI
20 76 (16.45%) Git (software)
21 71 (15.37%) Maven
21 71 (15.37%) XSL
21 71 (15.37%) HTTP
22 70 (15.15%) Linux
23 68 (14.72%) Finance
24 66 (14.29%) Windows
25 65 (14.07%) UML
25 65 (14.07%) Middleware
26 63 (13.64%) J2EE

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 57 (12.34%) WebSphere
2 46 (9.96%) WebLogic
3 39 (8.44%) Confluence
3 39 (8.44%) JBoss
4 34 (7.36%) Oracle Service Bus
5 29 (6.28%) Tomcat
6 23 (4.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 21 (4.55%) Apache
7 21 (4.55%) IIS
8 18 (3.90%) Apache ServiceMix
9 17 (3.68%) MQSeries
10 14 (3.03%) Mule
10 14 (3.03%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 10 (2.16%) CMS
12 8 (1.73%) CICS
12 8 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.52%) FileNet
13 7 (1.52%) Liferay
13 7 (1.52%) LiveCycle
13 7 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.73%) MS Office
3 7 (1.52%) Gliffy
4 6 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.90%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (3.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.55%) GitHub
2 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (15.37%) HTTP
2 26 (5.63%) SSL
3 20 (4.33%) SNMP
4 19 (4.11%) HTTPS
5 18 (3.90%) FTP
6 17 (3.68%) WinSCP
7 15 (3.25%) LDAP
8 8 (1.73%) Internet
8 8 (1.73%) SAN
9 7 (1.52%) DVB
10 4 (0.87%) SSH
11 3 (0.65%) Firewall
11 3 (0.65%) SMS
11 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.65%) Wireless
12 2 (0.43%) AMQP
12 2 (0.43%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 50 (10.82%) Oracle Database
3 41 (8.87%) MySQL
4 24 (5.19%) DB2
5 17 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.68%) Oracle Database 12c
6 16 (3.46%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.25%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.38%) Star Schema
11 10 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.95%) PowerCenter
13 8 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (1.30%) Big Data
15 6 (1.30%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 77 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 76 (16.45%) Git (software)
3 71 (15.37%) Maven
4 60 (12.99%) Subversion
5 55 (11.90%) JIRA
5 55 (11.90%) JUnit
6 54 (11.69%) Jenkins
7 45 (9.74%) Eclipse
8 34 (7.36%) Selenium
9 29 (6.28%) ClearCase
9 29 (6.28%) Visual Studio
10 21 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (4.55%) XMLSpy
11 20 (4.33%) Mockito
12 19 (4.11%) Hudson
13 18 (3.90%) Cucumber
13 18 (3.90%) PHPUnit
14 11 (2.38%) EasyMock
15 10 (2.16%) JMeter
16 9 (1.95%) Spock
General
1 68 (14.72%) Finance
2 40 (8.66%) Banking
3 33 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.41%) Marketing
5 22 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 18 (3.90%) Investment Banking
7 17 (3.68%) Electronics
8 16 (3.46%) Retail
9 11 (2.38%) Front Office
10 6 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.08%) International Banking
12 4 (0.87%) Automotive
13 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.43%) Back Office
13 2 (0.43%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.43%) French Language
13 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Avionics
14 1 (0.22%) Games
14 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 258 (55.84%) Developer
2 103 (22.29%) Architect
3 102 (22.08%) Java Developer
4 49 (10.61%) Designer
5 38 (8.23%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.28%) Solutions Designer
7 27 (5.84%) XML Developer
8 26 (5.63%) Data Architect
9 25 (5.41%) Lead Developer
10 24 (5.19%) .NET Developer
11 23 (4.98%) SOA Designer
12 22 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (4.33%) SQL Developer
14 19 (4.11%) SOA Developer
14 19 (4.11%) SOA Solution Designer
15 18 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
16 16 (3.46%) C# Developer
16 16 (3.46%) Integration Architect
16 16 (3.46%) Integration Developer
16 16 (3.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 406 (87.88%) XML
2 233 (50.43%) Web Services
3 215 (46.54%) SOAP
4 186 (40.26%) REST
5 170 (36.80%) WSDL
6 116 (25.11%) JSON
6 116 (25.11%) XSLT
7 92 (19.91%) Spring
8 86 (18.61%) JMS
9 79 (17.10%) HTML
10 71 (15.37%) XSL
11 65 (14.07%) Middleware
12 63 (13.64%) J2EE
13 61 (13.20%) .NET
14 58 (12.55%) JSP
15 57 (12.34%) CSS
15 57 (12.34%) Hibernate
16 55 (11.90%) RESTful
17 52 (11.26%) Java EE
18 43 (9.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.63%) DataPower
3 16 (3.46%) NHS
4 14 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.03%) SWIFT
5 10 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.16%) Interactive TV
5 10 (2.16%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.95%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.95%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.95%) User Experience
7 8 (1.73%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.73%) PMI
7 8 (1.73%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.73%) Replication
8 7 (1.52%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (1.52%) iPad
8 7 (1.52%) MPEG
9 6 (1.30%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.15%) Linux
2 66 (14.29%) Windows
3 53 (11.47%) Unix
4 29 (6.28%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (43.94%) SOA
2 184 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (22.94%) Scrum
4 84 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 65 (14.07%) UML
6 60 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (12.99%) TDD
7 58 (12.55%) OO
8 50 (10.82%) MVC
9 49 (10.61%) Migration
10 44 (9.52%) SDLC
11 42 (9.09%) Open Source
12 39 (8.44%) TOGAF
13 38 (8.23%) E-Commerce
14 34 (7.36%) Integration Testing
15 32 (6.93%) MODAF
16 30 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (6.28%) Defect Tracking
17 29 (6.28%) Zachman Framework
18 28 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (51.30%) Java
2 133 (28.79%) SQL
3 110 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 59 (12.77%) C#
5 26 (5.63%) PL/SQL
6 22 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.90%) C
7 18 (3.90%) PHP
7 18 (3.90%) XPath
8 16 (3.46%) C++
9 15 (3.25%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.81%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.38%) VBScript
12 10 (2.16%) ANSI C
12 10 (2.16%) COBOL
12 10 (2.16%) Python
13 9 (1.95%) VB
14 8 (1.73%) Assembly Language
15 7 (1.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 91 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.46%) Degree
3 16 (3.46%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.95%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.73%) MCSA
6 8 (1.73%) MCSD
6 8 (1.73%) MCSE
6 8 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.08%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.87%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.43%) CISSP
10 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.44%) QA
2 30 (6.49%) HL7
3 15 (3.25%) SEPA
4 14 (3.03%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) FATCA
6 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.22%) ISO20022
System Software
1 29 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.19%) Xen
3 18 (3.90%) Docker
4 8 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.52%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.03%) Puppet
3 11 (2.38%) logstash
3 11 (2.38%) Piwik
4 5 (1.08%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.87%) Nagios
6 3 (0.65%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.43%) Graphite
7 2 (0.43%) Kibana
8 1 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.22%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 162 (35.06%) Oracle
2 61 (13.20%) IBM
3 58 (12.55%) Microsoft
4 32 (6.93%) VMware
5 24 (5.19%) Citrix
6 23 (4.98%) WSO2
7 22 (4.76%) SAP
8 20 (4.33%) Google
9 18 (3.90%) HP
10 16 (3.46%) hybris
10 16 (3.46%) Informatica
11 14 (3.03%) Remedy
12 12 (2.60%) Adobe
12 12 (2.60%) TIBCO
13 11 (2.38%) Pega
13 11 (2.38%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.16%) Canoo
14 10 (2.16%) OpenTV
15 9 (1.95%) Splunk
16 8 (1.73%) Chordiant
London
HFG
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £447 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago