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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
UK
Rank 456 416 470
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +54
Contract jobs citing XSD 146 219 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 1.48% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 131 107
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+14.16% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +64.44%

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
13979 14840 14022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.23% 28.54% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9757 10205 9249
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 248 193
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.95 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -10 138 £500 +8.69% 15
London 0 61 £525 +9.09% 5
South East +33 26 £450 +12.50% 2
City of London +23 19 £525 -8.69% 1
South West +11 14 £525 +23.52% 1
West Sussex - 14 £500 - 1
Worthing - 12 £469 - 1
Gloucestershire +9 11 £525 +16.66%
East of England -14 10 £481 -12.50%
North West +11 9 £275 -35.29% 4
Yorkshire +12 7 £663 +52.29% 1
Essex -13 7 £506 +26.56%
South Yorkshire - 6 £675 -
Sheffield - 6 £675 -
Berkshire +11 5 £413 +26.92%
Scotland -1 5 £400 +21.21% 2
Southend-on-Sea -2 5 £525 -
Edinburgh - 5 £400 - 2
Reading +18 4 £413 -
Lancashire +13 4 £275 -
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £395 -4.24%
Milton Keynes -1 4 £395 -4.24%
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
East Midlands +11 3 £395 - 2
Hertfordshire -1 3 £463 -
Gloucester - 3 £630 -
Manchester +8 2 - - 1
Hampshire -5 2 £450 - 1
West Midlands -7 2 £484 -0.71%
Birmingham - 2 £484 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 304 (94.41%) XML
2 186 (57.76%) Java
3 178 (55.28%) SQL
4 173 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
5 169 (52.48%) SOAP
6 168 (52.17%) Web Services
7 140 (43.48%) XSLT
8 134 (41.61%) Oracle
9 131 (40.68%) REST
10 114 (35.40%) JavaScript
11 109 (33.85%) JSON
12 107 (33.23%) HTML
12 107 (33.23%) Scrum
13 98 (30.43%) Git (software)
14 94 (29.19%) SOA
15 88 (27.33%) CSS
16 86 (26.71%) Maven
17 82 (25.47%) JMS
17 82 (25.47%) Hibernate
18 79 (24.53%) Spring
19 78 (24.22%) TDD
20 77 (23.91%) Unix
20 77 (23.91%) JIRA
21 72 (22.36%) .NET
22 70 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
23 69 (21.43%) SQL Server
24 65 (20.19%) Linux
25 64 (19.88%) Finance
26 63 (19.57%) J2EE
27 60 (18.63%) JUnit

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 55 (17.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 48 (14.91%) WebSphere
3 34 (10.56%) WebLogic
4 33 (10.25%) Confluence
4 33 (10.25%) JBoss
5 26 (8.07%) Apache
6 17 (5.28%) Tomcat
7 15 (4.66%) CMS
8 12 (3.73%) IIS
9 10 (3.11%) MQSeries
10 9 (2.80%) Oracle Service Bus
10 9 (2.80%) SharePoint
11 8 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (2.17%) MQSI
13 6 (1.86%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (1.86%) Skype for Business
14 5 (1.55%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.24%) MS Office
5 2 (0.62%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (5.90%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.24%) FastStats
3 4 (1.24%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.31%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.17%) Office 365
3 6 (1.86%) Yammer
4 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.62%) GitHub
4 2 (0.62%) IaaS
4 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.31%) Boomi
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.83%) HTTP
2 17 (5.28%) SSL
3 15 (4.66%) Firewall
4 14 (4.35%) HTTPS
4 14 (4.35%) Internet
5 11 (3.42%) FTP
6 7 (2.17%) Kerberos
6 7 (2.17%) WinSCP
6 7 (2.17%) X.509
7 4 (1.24%) SNMP
8 2 (0.62%) AMQP
8 2 (0.62%) DVB
8 2 (0.62%) SMS
8 2 (0.62%) Wireless
9 1 (0.31%) LDAP
9 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 46 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 35 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (9.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (7.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 23 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (6.52%) Relational Database
9 19 (5.90%) MongoDB
9 19 (5.90%) MySQL
9 19 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (5.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (4.97%) RDBMS
12 14 (4.35%) Big Data
12 14 (4.35%) DB2
13 11 (3.42%) NoSQL
14 7 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
14 7 (2.17%) Redis
14 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 98 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 86 (26.71%) Maven
3 77 (23.91%) JIRA
4 60 (18.63%) JUnit
5 56 (17.39%) Jenkins
5 56 (17.39%) Subversion
6 42 (13.04%) Mockito
7 38 (11.80%) Eclipse
7 38 (11.80%) Selenium
8 31 (9.63%) SoapUI
9 28 (8.70%) TeamCity
10 27 (8.39%) Spock
11 24 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (7.14%) Gradle
13 18 (5.59%) Ant
14 14 (4.35%) ClearCase
14 14 (4.35%) JMeter
14 14 (4.35%) Visual Studio
15 13 (4.04%) Cucumber
15 13 (4.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 64 (19.88%) Finance
2 40 (12.42%) Banking
3 23 (7.14%) Retail
4 4 (1.24%) Front Office
4 4 (1.24%) Marketing
4 4 (1.24%) Publishing
4 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Automotive
6 2 (0.62%) Electronics
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 219 (68.01%) Developer
2 90 (27.95%) Java Developer
3 50 (15.53%) Senior Developer
4 45 (13.98%) Architect
5 38 (11.80%) .NET Developer
6 24 (7.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 21 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (6.21%) Data Architect
10 14 (4.35%) Consultant
11 13 (4.04%) SQL Developer
12 12 (3.73%) Analyst
12 12 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (3.73%) Senior C# Developer
12 12 (3.73%) Software Developer
12 12 (3.73%) VB.NET Developer
13 11 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (3.42%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 11 (3.42%) Web Developer
14 10 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (94.41%) XML
2 169 (52.48%) SOAP
3 168 (52.17%) Web Services
4 140 (43.48%) XSLT
5 131 (40.68%) REST
6 109 (33.85%) JSON
7 107 (33.23%) HTML
8 88 (27.33%) CSS
9 82 (25.47%) Hibernate
9 82 (25.47%) JMS
10 79 (24.53%) Spring
11 72 (22.36%) .NET
12 63 (19.57%) J2EE
13 51 (15.84%) EJB
13 51 (15.84%) WSDL
14 49 (15.22%) JDBC
15 43 (13.35%) jQuery
16 42 (13.04%) RESTful
17 40 (12.42%) HTML5
18 39 (12.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.76%) User Experience
2 22 (6.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.97%) DataPower
5 15 (4.66%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.48%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.48%) Taxonomies
8 7 (2.17%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.24%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.24%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.24%) Replication
10 3 (0.93%) Derivative
10 3 (0.93%) Equities
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) Clustering
11 2 (0.62%) MPEG
11 2 (0.62%) PMI
11 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (23.91%) Unix
2 65 (20.19%) Linux
3 17 (5.28%) Windows
4 11 (3.42%) HPUX
4 11 (3.42%) Solaris
5 8 (2.48%) AIX
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (53.73%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (33.23%) Scrum
3 94 (29.19%) SOA
4 78 (24.22%) TDD
5 70 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (18.63%) MVC
7 57 (17.70%) SDLC
8 38 (11.80%) UML
9 33 (10.25%) OO
10 31 (9.63%) ETL
11 30 (9.32%) Refactoring
12 29 (9.01%) Automated Testing
12 29 (9.01%) BDD
13 26 (8.07%) Unit Testing
14 23 (7.14%) Data Modelling
14 23 (7.14%) Mentoring
15 21 (6.52%) Coaching
15 21 (6.52%) Data Management
15 21 (6.52%) E-Commerce
16 17 (5.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 186 (57.76%) Java
2 178 (55.28%) SQL
3 114 (35.40%) JavaScript
4 51 (15.84%) XPath
5 48 (14.91%) C#
6 46 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 45 (13.98%) Shell Script
8 30 (9.32%) Korn
9 28 (8.70%) T-SQL
10 25 (7.76%) Python
11 16 (4.97%) C
12 15 (4.66%) VB
12 15 (4.66%) VB6
13 14 (4.35%) Bash Shell
14 12 (3.73%) VB.NET
15 8 (2.48%) Apex Code
15 8 (2.48%) SOQL
16 6 (1.86%) ECMAScript
16 6 (1.86%) ES6
16 6 (1.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.56%) DV Cleared
3 33 (10.25%) Degree
4 14 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.86%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.45%) QA
2 19 (5.90%) FATCA
3 4 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.62%) MiFID
5 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.80%) Docker
2 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.93%) Ansible
2 3 (0.93%) Consul
2 3 (0.93%) Packer
2 3 (0.93%) Terraform
3 2 (0.62%) CloudHub
3 2 (0.62%) Galera Cluster
3 2 (0.62%) logstash
4 1 (0.31%) Control-M
Vendors
1 134 (41.61%) Oracle
2 37 (11.49%) IBM
3 36 (11.18%) Microsoft
4 33 (10.25%) Solace
5 16 (4.97%) Atlassian
5 16 (4.97%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (4.04%) SAP
7 12 (3.73%) MuleSoft
8 10 (3.11%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.17%) ATG
9 7 (2.17%) HP
9 7 (2.17%) Sybase
10 6 (1.86%) Infor
11 5 (1.55%) Elastic Path
12 4 (1.24%) Teradata
12 4 (1.24%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.24%) Workday
13 3 (0.93%) Talend
13 3 (0.93%) VMware
13 3 (0.93%) webMethods