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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 420 500 467
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -33
Contract jobs citing XSD 236 137 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.54% 0.91% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 87 84
Median daily rate £425 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £431 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £32.30 £42.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.09% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.30 £42.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-23.09% -20.00%

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
15308 14976 14857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.54% 26.82% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10705 9692 9726
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 203 204
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +7.14%

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 4 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 4 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 +47 208 £443 -1.66% 32
London +35 108 £475 - 16
South East +10 34 £431 +23.21% 3
Hampshire +17 21 £465 +32.85% 1
Scotland - 21 £410 -
West Midlands -9 19 £381 -33.69% 5
North West +3 17 £425 -5.55% 1
Hook - 15 £465 -
East of England +18 13 £400 -11.11% 2
Essex +12 11 £400 -
Cheshire - 10 £425 -
Inverclyde - 9 £420 -
Gourock - 8 £420 -
Buckinghamshire +16 7 £400 -28.88% 1
West Yorkshire +4 7 £1,000 +135.29% 3
Yorkshire -5 7 £1,000 +135.29% 3
Renfrewshire - 7 £298 -
Erskine - 7 £298 -
Knutsford - 7 £425 -
Leeds -7 6 £1,000 +122.22%
City of London +30 5 - - 5
Warwickshire +3 5 £363 -17.14%
South West -2 5 £385 -9.41% 1
Coventry - 5 £400 - 1
Birmingham +1 4 £338 -38.63%
Surrey -4 4 £400 -
Cardiff - 4 £473 -
South Wales - 4 £473 -
Warwick - 4 £369 -
Wales - 4 £473 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 361 (84.74%) XML
2 229 (53.76%) Java
3 197 (46.24%) SOAP
4 187 (43.90%) Web Services
5 182 (42.72%) SOA
6 178 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
7 160 (37.56%) Oracle
8 151 (35.45%) WSDL
9 143 (33.57%) REST
10 139 (32.63%) SQL
11 126 (29.58%) XSLT
12 116 (27.23%) JSON
13 111 (26.06%) Scrum
14 104 (24.41%) JavaScript
15 85 (19.95%) HTML
16 80 (18.78%) Data Modelling
16 80 (18.78%) Spring
17 77 (18.08%) Middleware
18 76 (17.84%) Security Cleared
19 72 (16.90%) HTTP
20 71 (16.67%) J2EE
21 69 (16.20%) JMS
21 69 (16.20%) TDD
22 68 (15.96%) Subversion
23 67 (15.73%) XSL
23 67 (15.73%) UML
24 64 (15.02%) .NET
24 64 (15.02%) Finance
25 62 (14.55%) C#
25 62 (14.55%) OO

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 62 (14.55%) WebSphere
2 56 (13.15%) WebLogic
3 34 (7.98%) Oracle Service Bus
4 31 (7.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 29 (6.81%) Tomcat
6 28 (6.57%) JBoss
7 25 (5.87%) Apache
8 22 (5.16%) Confluence
9 20 (4.69%) Apache ServiceMix
10 17 (3.99%) MQSeries
11 15 (3.52%) Node.js
12 14 (3.29%) IIS
12 14 (3.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 10 (2.35%) CMS
14 9 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (1.88%) CICS
15 8 (1.88%) Mule
15 8 (1.88%) PowerExchange
16 7 (1.64%) Liferay
16 7 (1.64%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 23 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.88%) MS Office
3 7 (1.64%) Gliffy
4 6 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.70%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (6.34%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.64%) GitHub
2 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (16.90%) HTTP
2 22 (5.16%) SSL
3 20 (4.69%) HTTPS
4 19 (4.46%) FTP
5 17 (3.99%) WinSCP
6 14 (3.29%) SNMP
7 13 (3.05%) DVB
8 12 (2.82%) LDAP
9 9 (2.11%) Internet
10 3 (0.70%) Firewall
11 2 (0.47%) AMQP
11 2 (0.47%) DMZ
11 2 (0.47%) SMS
11 2 (0.47%) Wireless
12 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (14.55%) Oracle Database
2 59 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 42 (9.86%) MySQL
4 29 (6.81%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 24 (5.63%) DB2
7 21 (4.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (4.69%) NoSQL
9 17 (3.99%) MongoDB
9 17 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (3.76%) PowerCenter
10 16 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (3.05%) RDBMS
12 10 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (1.17%) Big Data
16 5 (1.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 68 (15.96%) Subversion
2 59 (13.85%) Git (software)
2 59 (13.85%) SoapUI
3 52 (12.21%) Maven
4 48 (11.27%) JUnit
5 43 (10.09%) Jenkins
6 41 (9.62%) Eclipse
7 36 (8.45%) JIRA
8 33 (7.75%) Selenium
9 29 (6.81%) ClearCase
10 26 (6.10%) Visual Studio
11 25 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (4.93%) Cucumber
13 18 (4.23%) Mockito
14 17 (3.99%) XMLSpy
15 16 (3.76%) Hudson
16 15 (3.52%) EasyMock
17 14 (3.29%) Ant
18 13 (3.05%) MSI
19 12 (2.82%) JDeveloper
General
1 64 (15.02%) Finance
2 42 (9.86%) Banking
3 24 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 19 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.46%) Retail
5 18 (4.23%) Marketing
6 17 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.82%) Electronics
8 8 (1.88%) Front Office
9 5 (1.17%) International Banking
9 5 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.94%) Automotive
11 3 (0.70%) Back Office
11 3 (0.70%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.70%) French Language
12 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.47%) Avionics
12 2 (0.47%) Military
13 1 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 261 (61.27%) Developer
2 77 (18.08%) Java Developer
3 52 (12.21%) Architect
4 45 (10.56%) Designer
5 34 (7.98%) SOA Developer
6 33 (7.75%) XML Developer
7 30 (7.04%) Senior Developer
8 26 (6.10%) Lead Developer
8 26 (6.10%) Solutions Designer
9 24 (5.63%) .NET Developer
10 22 (5.16%) Oracle Developer
11 21 (4.93%) SOA Designer
12 20 (4.69%) SQL Developer
13 19 (4.46%) Software Developer
14 18 (4.23%) Analyst
14 18 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Developer
15 17 (3.99%) C# Developer
15 17 (3.99%) SOA Solution Designer
16 16 (3.76%) Consultant
17 15 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (84.74%) XML
2 197 (46.24%) SOAP
3 187 (43.90%) Web Services
4 151 (35.45%) WSDL
5 143 (33.57%) REST
6 126 (29.58%) XSLT
7 116 (27.23%) JSON
8 85 (19.95%) HTML
9 80 (18.78%) Spring
10 77 (18.08%) Middleware
11 71 (16.67%) J2EE
12 69 (16.20%) JMS
13 67 (15.73%) XSL
14 64 (15.02%) .NET
15 53 (12.44%) CSS
16 50 (11.74%) JSP
16 50 (11.74%) RESTful
17 47 (11.03%) Hibernate
18 38 (8.92%) Ajax
19 36 (8.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.63%) DataPower
3 17 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.76%) Fat Client
4 16 (3.76%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.52%) Interactive TV
6 14 (3.29%) SWIFT
7 13 (3.05%) MPEG
8 10 (2.35%) iPad
9 9 (2.11%) Fixed Income
9 9 (2.11%) N-Tier
9 9 (2.11%) Replication
9 9 (2.11%) User Experience
10 8 (1.88%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.88%) PMI
11 7 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.41%) Informatics
12 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.91%) Linux
2 52 (12.21%) Windows
3 47 (11.03%) Unix
4 27 (6.34%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (42.72%) SOA
2 178 (41.78%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (26.06%) Scrum
4 80 (18.78%) Data Modelling
5 69 (16.20%) TDD
6 67 (15.73%) UML
7 62 (14.55%) OO
8 56 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (11.74%) SDLC
10 44 (10.33%) Open Source
11 41 (9.62%) E-Commerce
12 40 (9.39%) MVC
13 36 (8.45%) Automated Testing
14 34 (7.98%) Integration Testing
15 32 (7.51%) Unit Testing
16 31 (7.28%) ETL
16 31 (7.28%) Project Management
17 30 (7.04%) DevOps
17 30 (7.04%) EAI
18 28 (6.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 229 (53.76%) Java
2 139 (32.63%) SQL
3 104 (24.41%) JavaScript
4 62 (14.55%) C#
5 32 (7.51%) XPath
6 25 (5.87%) T-SQL
7 24 (5.63%) C
8 21 (4.93%) PL/SQL
9 18 (4.23%) PowerShell
10 17 (3.99%) C++
11 15 (3.52%) ANSI C
11 15 (3.52%) PHP
11 15 (3.52%) XQuery
12 13 (3.05%) COBOL
12 13 (3.05%) VBScript
13 12 (2.82%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.82%) VB.NET
14 9 (2.11%) ActionScript
15 8 (1.88%) Assembly Language
15 8 (1.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (17.84%) Security Cleared
2 54 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.40%) Degree
4 16 (3.76%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.11%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.17%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.94%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.47%) CISSP
11 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.75%) QA
2 24 (5.63%) Data Quality
3 15 (3.52%) HL7
4 14 (3.29%) SEPA
5 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) ISO20022
System Software
1 7 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.17%) Docker
3 2 (0.47%) Firmware
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (4.93%) Puppet
2 16 (3.76%) logstash
2 16 (3.76%) Piwik
3 15 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.70%) Nagios
4 3 (0.70%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.23%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.23%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 160 (37.56%) Oracle
2 60 (14.08%) IBM
3 41 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 25 (5.87%) WSO2
5 23 (5.40%) Google
6 20 (4.69%) Informatica
7 17 (3.99%) HP
8 15 (3.52%) hybris
8 15 (3.52%) OpenTV
8 15 (3.52%) SAP
9 14 (3.29%) Remedy
10 12 (2.82%) Adobe
10 12 (2.82%) TIBCO
11 11 (2.58%) Pega
12 9 (2.11%) Splunk
13 8 (1.88%) Chordiant
13 8 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.64%) Kofax
14 7 (1.64%) VMware
14 7 (1.64%) webMethods
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