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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 458 425 376
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -49
Contract jobs citing XSD 142 146 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 1.03% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 78 90
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£415 £393 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+35.33% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.57% -

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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -6 141 £415 +3.75% 30
London +6 73 £400 -5.88% 6
South East -26 20 £388 +9.92% 11
West Midlands +3 14 £575 +86.99% 1
City of London +15 13 £400 - 2
North West -17 12 £450 +45.16% 4
Yorkshire -17 10 £378 +25.83% 2
West Yorkshire -4 9 £378 +22.76% 2
Berkshire -7 7 £325 -11.86% 2
Reading +2 6 £325 +4.00%
Leeds -9 6 £450 +42.85% 1
Manchester -18 5 £388 +33.62% 2
East Midlands - 5 - - 1
Surrey +8 4 £463 - 2
Essex -3 4 £450 +16.12%
East of England -11 4 £450 +10.42% 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 - -
South West -3 3 £365 +21.66% 3
Hampshire -15 3 £294 -13.60%
Birmingham - 3 £601 - 1
Basingstoke 0 2 £300 -14.89%
Brentwood - 2 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £343 -
Coventry - 1 £600 -
Cheltenham - 1 £320 -
Wiltshire - 1 £550 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 289 (94.75%) XML
2 172 (56.39%) Java
3 130 (42.62%) Web Services
4 120 (39.34%) Oracle
5 116 (38.03%) XSLT
6 113 (37.05%) SQL
7 109 (35.74%) HTML
8 101 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (32.79%) SOAP
10 81 (26.56%) WSDL
11 78 (25.57%) .NET
12 71 (23.28%) SOA
13 68 (22.30%) JavaScript
14 65 (21.31%) XSL
15 62 (20.33%) Spring
16 61 (20.00%) CSS
17 59 (19.34%) Linux
17 59 (19.34%) REST
18 58 (19.02%) jQuery
19 56 (18.36%) WebLogic
19 56 (18.36%) Scrum
20 55 (18.03%) Maven
20 55 (18.03%) Oracle Database
21 54 (17.70%) Subversion
22 53 (17.38%) Middleware
22 53 (17.38%) JMS
23 51 (16.72%) Ajax
23 51 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
24 48 (15.74%) TDD
25 47 (15.41%) E-Commerce

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 56 (18.36%) WebLogic
2 38 (12.46%) WebSphere
3 28 (9.18%) CMS
4 27 (8.85%) IIS
5 24 (7.87%) JBoss
6 22 (7.21%) Tomcat
7 17 (5.57%) Confluence
8 14 (4.59%) Apache
9 13 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (3.28%) Mule
10 10 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (2.62%) NetWeaver
11 8 (2.62%) AquaLogic
12 5 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
13 2 (0.66%) Exstream Dialogue
13 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.66%) SAS
13 2 (0.66%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 18 (5.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 9 (2.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) SPSS
3 2 (0.66%) MS Office
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 11 (3.61%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.64%) AquaLogic BPM
3 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.98%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.66%) Exstream
5 2 (0.66%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.66%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.33%) AWD
6 1 (0.33%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.33%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.31%) SaaS
2 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.66%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.89%) Intranet
2 13 (4.26%) HTTP
3 10 (3.28%) SNMP
3 10 (3.28%) Firewall
4 8 (2.62%) FTP
4 8 (2.62%) DMZ
4 8 (2.62%) HTTPS
5 7 (2.30%) LDAP
6 6 (1.97%) Internet
7 5 (1.64%) SSL
8 2 (0.66%) LAN
8 2 (0.66%) WAN
8 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.33%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.33%) Network Security
9 1 (0.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.03%) Oracle Database
2 47 (15.41%) SQL Server
3 32 (10.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (6.89%) MySQL
5 18 (5.90%) DB2
6 17 (5.57%) Relational Database
7 16 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (4.26%) OLTP
9 11 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.30%) NoSQL
11 7 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.64%) OLAP
12 5 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.64%) TKPROF
13 3 (0.98%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.98%) Big Data
14 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 55 (18.03%) Maven
2 54 (17.70%) Subversion
3 40 (13.11%) JUnit
4 35 (11.48%) Git (software)
5 33 (10.82%) Ant
6 32 (10.49%) Visual Studio
7 26 (8.52%) SoapUI
8 25 (8.20%) Jenkins
9 19 (6.23%) Axure RP
9 19 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (6.23%) Eclipse
10 18 (5.90%) JIRA
11 7 (2.30%) Selenium
11 7 (2.30%) Hudson
11 7 (2.30%) MSBuild
12 5 (1.64%) Fiddler
12 5 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
12 5 (1.64%) Moq
12 5 (1.64%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.64%) NUnit
General
1 44 (14.43%) Finance
2 39 (12.79%) Retail
3 21 (6.89%) Banking
4 14 (4.59%) Publishing
5 8 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.30%) Marketing
7 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.31%) Back Office
8 3 (0.98%) Electronics
8 3 (0.98%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 197 (64.59%) Developer
2 49 (16.07%) Java Developer
3 38 (12.46%) Architect
4 33 (10.82%) Analyst
5 20 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 18 (5.90%) CMS Developer
7 16 (5.25%) Integration Architect
8 15 (4.92%) Oracle Developer
9 14 (4.59%) .NET Developer
10 12 (3.93%) Designer
10 12 (3.93%) Hybris Developer
11 11 (3.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 11 (3.61%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.61%) Consultant
12 10 (3.28%) webMethods Developer
12 10 (3.28%) XML Developer
13 9 (2.95%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (2.95%) Business Analyst
14 7 (2.30%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (94.75%) XML
2 130 (42.62%) Web Services
3 116 (38.03%) XSLT
4 109 (35.74%) HTML
5 100 (32.79%) SOAP
6 81 (26.56%) WSDL
7 78 (25.57%) .NET
8 65 (21.31%) XSL
9 62 (20.33%) Spring
10 61 (20.00%) CSS
11 59 (19.34%) REST
12 58 (19.02%) jQuery
13 53 (17.38%) JMS
13 53 (17.38%) Middleware
14 51 (16.72%) Ajax
15 45 (14.75%) J2EE
16 43 (14.10%) ASP.NET
17 32 (10.49%) JSON
18 30 (9.84%) JPA
18 30 (9.84%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.85%) iPad
3 24 (7.87%) User Experience
3 24 (7.87%) W3C
4 19 (6.23%) Social Media
5 18 (5.90%) Web 2.0
6 16 (5.25%) Open Source
7 12 (3.93%) DataPower
8 10 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.95%) Clustering
10 8 (2.62%) Replication
11 4 (1.31%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.98%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.98%) Derivative
12 3 (0.98%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.98%) NHS
12 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.98%) DTV
13 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.34%) Linux
2 39 (12.79%) UNIX
3 15 (4.92%) Windows
4 7 (2.30%) AIX
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.28%) SOA
3 56 (18.36%) Scrum
4 51 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (15.74%) TDD
6 47 (15.41%) E-Commerce
7 41 (13.44%) Content Management
8 37 (12.13%) MVC
9 35 (11.48%) OO
9 35 (11.48%) Data Modelling
10 32 (10.49%) UML
11 26 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (8.52%) Web Development
11 26 (8.52%) Integration Testing
12 25 (8.20%) Unit Testing
13 23 (7.54%) Waterfall
14 22 (7.21%) ERP
15 21 (6.89%) OOP
15 21 (6.89%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (6.23%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 172 (56.39%) Java
2 113 (37.05%) SQL
3 68 (22.30%) JavaScript
4 45 (14.75%) PL/SQL
5 39 (12.79%) C#
6 32 (10.49%) XPath
7 26 (8.52%) Groovy
8 14 (4.59%) XQuery
9 13 (4.26%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.30%) C++
10 7 (2.30%) VB
11 6 (1.97%) Python
11 6 (1.97%) VBScript
12 5 (1.64%) PHP
12 5 (1.64%) VB6
12 5 (1.64%) Ruby
12 5 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.31%) C
14 3 (0.98%) Perl
14 3 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.28%) Degree
2 10 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) MCTS
5 1 (0.33%) MCSD
5 1 (0.33%) ISEB
5 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.21%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) COBIT
3 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (0.98%) HDFS
3 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.95%) CA LISA
2 6 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.64%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.64%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (0.98%) Puppet
4 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.66%) Ansible
6 1 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 120 (39.34%) Oracle
2 34 (11.15%) IBM
2 34 (11.15%) Microsoft
3 30 (9.84%) webMethods
4 23 (7.54%) Software AG
5 22 (7.21%) Adobe
5 22 (7.21%) OpenText
6 20 (6.56%) RedDot
6 20 (6.56%) Endeca
6 20 (6.56%) SAP
6 20 (6.56%) ATG
7 19 (6.23%) Perforce
8 18 (5.90%) Google
9 13 (4.26%) TIBCO
10 12 (3.93%) hybris
11 11 (3.61%) HP
12 9 (2.95%) Green Hat
13 8 (2.62%) Atomikos
13 8 (2.62%) Capita
13 8 (2.62%) Axway
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + Competitive Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
EMBL
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago