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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 475 427 397
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -30
Contract jobs citing XSD 134 157 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 1.04% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 80
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £525 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-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
15064 15068 12977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 27.61% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9784 9859 8111
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 216 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -39 134 £450 +5.88% 30
London +9 64 £488 +8.33% 9
South East -32 18 £350 - 4
City of London +13 17 £600 +60.00% 1
West Midlands -2 16 £575 +85.48%
North West -17 11 £450 +45.16% 5
South West +6 8 £425 +30.76% 3
Berkshire -7 8 £325 -23.52% 2
Reading +2 6 £325 +4.00%
Shropshire -3 6 - -
Yorkshire -20 6 £325 -7.14% 3
Telford -3 5 - -
West Yorkshire -7 5 £325 -7.14% 3
Hampshire -13 5 £350 +7.69%
Wiltshire - 5 £450 -
East of England +2 4 £450 +5.88% 3
Preston - 4 £363 -
Lancashire - 4 £363 -
Essex -7 3 - -
East Midlands -13 3 - - 2
Leeds -16 3 - - 1
Swindon - 3 £438 -
Surrey -1 2 £400 -
Nottingham -9 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -11 2 - - 1
Manchester -14 2 £450 +45.16% 5
Leatherhead - 2 £400 -
Basingstoke - 2 £300 -
Birmingham - 2 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £343 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 268 (94.04%) XML
2 145 (50.88%) Java
3 114 (40.00%) Web Services
4 108 (37.89%) Oracle
5 105 (36.84%) SQL
6 102 (35.79%) XSLT
7 95 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 94 (32.98%) HTML
9 91 (31.93%) SOAP
10 81 (28.42%) WSDL
11 72 (25.26%) .NET
12 71 (24.91%) JavaScript
12 71 (24.91%) SOA
13 57 (20.00%) CSS
13 57 (20.00%) XSL
13 57 (20.00%) Oracle Database
14 55 (19.30%) Linux
14 55 (19.30%) JMS
15 54 (18.95%) REST
16 52 (18.25%) Spring
17 51 (17.89%) jQuery
17 51 (17.89%) WebLogic
17 51 (17.89%) SQL Server
18 49 (17.19%) Ajax
19 47 (16.49%) Finance
20 45 (15.79%) PL/SQL
21 44 (15.44%) Subversion
22 43 (15.09%) Maven
22 43 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
22 43 (15.09%) Middleware

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 51 (17.89%) WebLogic
2 29 (10.18%) WebSphere
3 26 (9.12%) IIS
3 26 (9.12%) CMS
4 20 (7.02%) JBoss
5 16 (5.61%) Confluence
6 15 (5.26%) Tomcat
7 12 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (3.51%) Mule
9 8 (2.81%) NetWeaver
9 8 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (2.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (2.11%) Apache
12 5 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (1.75%) AquaLogic
12 5 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.70%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPEL
13 2 (0.70%) Exstream Dialogue
13 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (6.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) SPSS
4 2 (0.70%) MS Office
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 13 (4.56%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.75%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.70%) Exstream
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) AWD
5 1 (0.35%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.40%) SaaS
3 2 (0.70%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.37%) Intranet
2 12 (4.21%) HTTP
3 11 (3.86%) Firewall
4 9 (3.16%) SNMP
4 9 (3.16%) HTTPS
5 8 (2.81%) DMZ
6 7 (2.46%) LDAP
7 6 (2.11%) SSL
7 6 (2.11%) Internet
8 5 (1.75%) FTP
9 3 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.05%) LAN
9 3 (1.05%) WAN
9 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.05%) Skype
10 1 (0.35%) SAN
10 1 (0.35%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.35%) NAS
10 1 (0.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 51 (17.89%) SQL Server
3 36 (12.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (8.77%) DB2
5 24 (8.42%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.91%) MySQL
8 13 (4.56%) OLTP
9 11 (3.86%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (3.51%) NoSQL
11 9 (3.16%) OLAP
12 8 (2.81%) Big Data
13 7 (2.46%) RDBMS
13 7 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.75%) TKPROF
15 5 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 44 (15.44%) Subversion
2 43 (15.09%) Maven
3 38 (13.33%) JUnit
4 34 (11.93%) Git (software)
5 31 (10.88%) Visual Studio
6 23 (8.07%) SoapUI
7 19 (6.67%) Ant
7 19 (6.67%) Axure RP
7 19 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (5.96%) JIRA
8 17 (5.96%) Jenkins
9 12 (4.21%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.46%) MSBuild
10 7 (2.46%) Hudson
11 6 (2.11%) Selenium
11 6 (2.11%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
12 5 (1.75%) Moq
12 5 (1.75%) XMLSpy
12 5 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 47 (16.49%) Finance
2 34 (11.93%) Retail
3 22 (7.72%) Banking
4 14 (4.91%) Publishing
5 12 (4.21%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.46%) Marketing
6 7 (2.46%) Front Office
7 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.05%) Electronics
8 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 183 (64.21%) Developer
2 45 (15.79%) Architect
3 44 (15.44%) Java Developer
4 24 (8.42%) Analyst
5 18 (6.32%) CMS Developer
6 16 (5.61%) Integration Architect
7 15 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
7 15 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 14 (4.91%) C# Developer
8 14 (4.91%) Designer
9 12 (4.21%) webMethods Developer
10 11 (3.86%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.86%) Consultant
11 8 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.81%) Test Analyst
11 8 (2.81%) XML Developer
11 8 (2.81%) SOA Developer
11 8 (2.81%) Hybris Developer
12 7 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (2.11%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (94.04%) XML
2 114 (40.00%) Web Services
3 102 (35.79%) XSLT
4 94 (32.98%) HTML
5 91 (31.93%) SOAP
6 81 (28.42%) WSDL
7 72 (25.26%) .NET
8 57 (20.00%) XSL
8 57 (20.00%) CSS
9 55 (19.30%) JMS
10 54 (18.95%) REST
11 52 (18.25%) Spring
12 51 (17.89%) jQuery
13 49 (17.19%) Ajax
14 43 (15.09%) Middleware
15 40 (14.04%) ASP.NET
16 39 (13.68%) J2EE
17 28 (9.82%) JSON
17 28 (9.82%) JPA
18 24 (8.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.42%) User Experience
2 24 (8.42%) Open Source
3 23 (8.07%) W3C
4 19 (6.67%) iPad
5 18 (6.32%) Web 2.0
6 14 (4.91%) Social Media
6 14 (4.91%) DataPower
7 9 (3.16%) Clustering
8 8 (2.81%) Replication
9 7 (2.46%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.75%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.40%) Data Integration
12 3 (1.05%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.05%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.05%) DTV
12 3 (1.05%) NHS
12 3 (1.05%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.05%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.30%) Linux
2 33 (11.58%) UNIX
3 13 (4.56%) Windows
4 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.70%) AIX
6 1 (0.35%) Solaris
6 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.91%) SOA
3 43 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (14.74%) TDD
5 38 (13.33%) Scrum
5 38 (13.33%) OO
6 36 (12.63%) Content Management
7 35 (12.28%) E-Commerce
8 32 (11.23%) Data Modelling
9 31 (10.88%) Web Development
10 29 (10.18%) UML
11 27 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (9.47%) MVC
12 23 (8.07%) BPEL
13 21 (7.37%) Rapid Prototyping
14 20 (7.02%) OOP
15 19 (6.67%) Unit Testing
15 19 (6.67%) Integration Testing
16 18 (6.32%) Waterfall
17 16 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 145 (50.88%) Java
2 105 (36.84%) SQL
3 71 (24.91%) JavaScript
4 45 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 40 (14.04%) C#
6 20 (7.02%) XPath
7 18 (6.32%) Groovy
8 12 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.21%) XQuery
9 7 (2.46%) VB
10 6 (2.11%) C++
10 6 (2.11%) Python
11 5 (1.75%) VB6
11 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.75%) Perl
11 5 (1.75%) PHP
11 5 (1.75%) VBScript
12 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.40%) Ruby
13 3 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.16%) Degree
3 7 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.35%) MCTS
6 1 (0.35%) MCSD
6 1 (0.35%) ISEB
6 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.02%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) COBIT
3 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (1.05%) HDFS
3 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.16%) CA LISA
2 6 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.75%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle Flashback
4 2 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 108 (37.89%) Oracle
2 36 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 29 (10.18%) webMethods
4 28 (9.82%) IBM
5 27 (9.47%) Adobe
6 22 (7.72%) OpenText
7 20 (7.02%) RedDot
8 19 (6.67%) Software AG
9 18 (6.32%) Google
10 16 (5.61%) SAP
11 14 (4.91%) ATG
11 14 (4.91%) Perforce
11 14 (4.91%) Endeca
12 11 (3.86%) TIBCO
13 9 (3.16%) Green Hat
13 9 (3.16%) Solace
14 8 (2.81%) Atomikos
14 8 (2.81%) Axway
14 8 (2.81%) Capita
14 8 (2.81%) hybris
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