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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 422 423 400
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing XSD 156 154 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 1.11% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 83 66
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.25 £42.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% +40.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.86 £42.50 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.85 £42.50 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £42.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-24.11% +40.49%

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
14073 13852 12143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.10% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9243 8638 7621
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 264 300
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 2 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

XSD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 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 -23 154 £400 -1.53% 39
London +4 64 £400 -13.51% 15
South East -6 35 £388 +6.16% 8
East Sussex - 18 £200 -
Brighton - 18 £200 -
West Midlands +5 12 £575 +86.99% 1
Yorkshire -8 12 £355 +15.44%
North West -11 12 £413 -2.94% 10
West Yorkshire -5 10 £355 +18.33%
City of London +6 8 £400 -15.78% 5
East Midlands +2 8 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -4 7 - -
Leeds -2 6 £450 +42.85%
Nottingham -4 6 - -
Manchester -16 6 £388 -8.82% 6
Surrey - 6 £525 - 2
Essex +5 4 £450 +20.00%
Berkshire -2 4 £500 +14.28% 3
East of England -7 4 £450 +12.50% 2
South West -15 4 £444 +47.91% 2
Docklands, London - 4 £383 -
Hampshire -22 3 £294 -16.07%
Cheshire - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £601 -
Basingstoke -6 2 £300 -14.89%
Wiltshire - 2 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £306 -
Brentwood - 2 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £475 - 2
Coventry - 1 £600 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 333 (95.14%) XML
2 210 (60.00%) Java
3 155 (44.29%) Web Services
4 147 (42.00%) Oracle
5 130 (37.14%) HTML
6 128 (36.57%) SQL
6 128 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (34.57%) XSLT
8 112 (32.00%) SOAP
9 93 (26.57%) JavaScript
10 90 (25.71%) .NET
11 89 (25.43%) Spring
12 85 (24.29%) SOA
13 84 (24.00%) WSDL
14 81 (23.14%) CSS
15 80 (22.86%) jQuery
15 80 (22.86%) REST
16 78 (22.29%) Maven
17 75 (21.43%) Scrum
18 73 (20.86%) Subversion
19 72 (20.57%) XSL
20 70 (20.00%) J2EE
21 69 (19.71%) TDD
22 68 (19.43%) Oracle Database
23 65 (18.57%) Linux
24 64 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
25 63 (18.00%) Middleware
25 63 (18.00%) MVC
26 62 (17.71%) E-Commerce
27 60 (17.14%) Finance

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 57 (16.29%) WebLogic
2 43 (12.29%) WebSphere
3 37 (10.57%) JBoss
4 33 (9.43%) IIS
4 33 (9.43%) Tomcat
5 31 (8.86%) Confluence
6 29 (8.29%) CMS
7 25 (7.14%) Apache
8 16 (4.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (4.29%) Mule
10 8 (2.29%) AquaLogic
10 8 (2.29%) NetWeaver
10 8 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.86%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.57%) Exstream Dialogue
13 2 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
13 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (5.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (2.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) SPSS
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) MS Office
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 12 (3.43%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.71%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 5 (1.43%) AquaLogic BPM
5 3 (0.86%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.57%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.57%) Exstream
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.29%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.29%) AWD
7 1 (0.29%) Cordys
7 1 (0.29%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.00%) SaaS
2 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.57%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.00%) Intranet
2 13 (3.71%) HTTP
3 12 (3.43%) FTP
4 10 (2.86%) Firewall
4 10 (2.86%) SNMP
5 8 (2.29%) HTTPS
5 8 (2.29%) DMZ
6 6 (1.71%) LDAP
7 5 (1.43%) Internet
8 3 (0.86%) SSL
9 2 (0.57%) LAN
9 2 (0.57%) WAN
9 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.57%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.29%) Network Security
10 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.43%) Oracle Database
2 48 (13.71%) SQL Server
3 34 (9.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (8.29%) MySQL
5 22 (6.29%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.86%) DB2
7 15 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.43%) OLTP
8 12 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (2.00%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.00%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.43%) OLAP
12 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.14%) TKPROF
13 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 78 (22.29%) Maven
2 73 (20.86%) Subversion
3 55 (15.71%) JUnit
4 53 (15.14%) Git (software)
5 43 (12.29%) Ant
6 37 (10.57%) Jenkins
7 33 (9.43%) JIRA
8 32 (9.14%) Visual Studio
9 28 (8.00%) Eclipse
10 22 (6.29%) SoapUI
11 19 (5.43%) Axure RP
12 13 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (2.57%) Hudson
14 8 (2.29%) Selenium
15 7 (2.00%) MSBuild
16 5 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
16 5 (1.43%) Moq
16 5 (1.43%) IntelliJ
16 5 (1.43%) NUnit
16 5 (1.43%) CruiseControl
General
1 60 (17.14%) Finance
2 42 (12.00%) Retail
3 33 (9.43%) Banking
4 16 (4.57%) Publishing
5 15 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.00%) Marketing
7 10 (2.86%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.57%) Investment Banking
9 7 (2.00%) Electronics
9 7 (2.00%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.14%) Back Office
11 3 (0.86%) Front Office
12 2 (0.57%) German Language
13 1 (0.29%) Greek Language
13 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.29%) Legal
13 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.29%) French Language
13 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 251 (71.71%) Developer
2 68 (19.43%) Java Developer
3 41 (11.71%) Architect
4 31 (8.86%) Analyst
5 23 (6.57%) Senior Developer
6 19 (5.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 18 (5.14%) CMS Developer
8 17 (4.86%) Hybris Developer
8 17 (4.86%) Oracle Developer
9 15 (4.29%) Integration Architect
10 13 (3.71%) PHP Developer
10 13 (3.71%) Middleware Developer
11 12 (3.43%) .NET Developer
12 10 (2.86%) XML Developer
12 10 (2.86%) Designer
13 9 (2.57%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.57%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.57%) Web Developer
13 9 (2.57%) webMethods Developer
14 8 (2.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (95.14%) XML
2 155 (44.29%) Web Services
3 130 (37.14%) HTML
4 121 (34.57%) XSLT
5 112 (32.00%) SOAP
6 90 (25.71%) .NET
7 89 (25.43%) Spring
8 84 (24.00%) WSDL
9 81 (23.14%) CSS
10 80 (22.86%) jQuery
10 80 (22.86%) REST
11 72 (20.57%) XSL
12 70 (20.00%) J2EE
13 63 (18.00%) Middleware
14 59 (16.86%) Ajax
15 57 (16.29%) JMS
16 53 (15.14%) JSON
17 49 (14.00%) Spring MVC
18 43 (12.29%) ASP.NET
19 40 (11.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.86%) User Experience
3 28 (8.00%) iPad
4 23 (6.57%) W3C
5 21 (6.00%) Open Source
6 20 (5.71%) Social Media
7 18 (5.14%) Web 2.0
8 12 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.86%) DataPower
9 10 (2.86%) Derivative
10 9 (2.57%) Clustering
11 8 (2.29%) Replication
12 7 (2.00%) DTV
13 6 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.86%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.86%) NHS
14 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.86%) Data Integration
15 2 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 65 (18.57%) Linux
2 45 (12.86%) UNIX
3 18 (5.14%) Windows
4 7 (2.00%) AIX
5 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (24.29%) SOA
3 75 (21.43%) Scrum
4 69 (19.71%) TDD
5 64 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (18.00%) MVC
7 62 (17.71%) E-Commerce
8 52 (14.86%) OO
9 42 (12.00%) Content Management
10 41 (11.71%) UML
10 41 (11.71%) Data Modelling
11 34 (9.71%) Unit Testing
12 33 (9.43%) Integration Testing
13 29 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (6.86%) Web Development
14 24 (6.86%) Waterfall
14 24 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
15 23 (6.57%) ERP
16 22 (6.29%) EAI
16 22 (6.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 210 (60.00%) Java
2 128 (36.57%) SQL
3 93 (26.57%) JavaScript
4 49 (14.00%) PL/SQL
5 48 (13.71%) C#
6 31 (8.86%) XPath
7 29 (8.29%) Groovy
8 21 (6.00%) PHP
9 16 (4.57%) XQuery
10 14 (4.00%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.43%) VB
12 11 (3.14%) Ruby
13 10 (2.86%) VB6
13 10 (2.86%) VBScript
14 9 (2.57%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.71%) Python
15 6 (1.71%) C++
16 5 (1.43%) C
17 4 (1.14%) Bash Shell
18 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 17 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.14%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.86%) Degree
4 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.57%) VCP4
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) MCTS
6 1 (0.29%) MCSD
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.29%) QA
2 4 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) COBIT
3 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.86%) HDFS
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.71%) Puppet
2 9 (2.57%) CA LISA
3 6 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.14%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 147 (42.00%) Oracle
2 36 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.14%) IBM
4 29 (8.29%) webMethods
5 24 (6.86%) SAP
6 23 (6.57%) Software AG
7 22 (6.29%) Adobe
7 22 (6.29%) Open Text
8 21 (6.00%) Endeca
8 21 (6.00%) ATG
9 20 (5.71%) Perforce
9 20 (5.71%) RedDot
10 18 (5.14%) Google
11 17 (4.86%) hybris
12 15 (4.29%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.71%) TIBCO
14 11 (3.14%) Atlassian
15 10 (2.86%) HP
16 9 (2.57%) Sybase
16 9 (2.57%) Green Hat
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