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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 398 389 439
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +50
Contract jobs citing XSD 207 188 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.26% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 101 78
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
15595 14948 15397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 28.49% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 9606 9472
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 200 £450 +9.75% 51
London +10 125 £525 +23.52% 25
City of London +20 22 £488 +14.70% 10
East Midlands +23 20 £321 -28.61% 8
South East +3 14 £400 - 7
West Midlands -7 11 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 11 £318 - 5
Nottingham - 11 £318 - 5
North West -8 9 £275 -8.33% 4
East of England -20 9 £338 -15.62% 3
Manchester -8 8 £275 -8.33% 1
Surrey +2 7 - - 3
South West -41 6 £200 -51.80%
Yorkshire -2 5 £290 -10.76% 3
Hampshire -5 5 £400 +26.98% 1
Essex -6 4 £350 -12.50% 2
Birmingham - 4 £425 -
Wales -14 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £290 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
York - 3 £290 - 1
Leeds +7 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +4 2 - - 2
Berkshire +3 2 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 £450 - 2
Cambridge - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £200 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 - 1

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 370 (94.87%) XML
2 198 (50.77%) Web Services
3 181 (46.41%) Java
4 164 (42.05%) Oracle
5 146 (37.44%) HTML
6 135 (34.62%) XSLT
7 134 (34.36%) SOAP
8 119 (30.51%) Scrum
9 112 (28.72%) WSDL
10 106 (27.18%) SOA
11 98 (25.13%) SQL
12 91 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (22.05%) E-Commerce
14 84 (21.54%) Subversion
15 81 (20.77%) .NET
16 80 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (20.26%) jQuery
18 74 (18.97%) CSS
18 74 (18.97%) TDD
18 74 (18.97%) Spring
19 71 (18.21%) XSL
20 70 (17.95%) Maven
21 68 (17.44%) J2EE
22 63 (16.15%) C#
22 63 (16.15%) Data Modelling
23 62 (15.90%) Linux
24 59 (15.13%) MVC
25 58 (14.87%) WebLogic
25 58 (14.87%) ERP
25 58 (14.87%) Oracle Database

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 58 (14.87%) WebLogic
2 49 (12.56%) Confluence
3 40 (10.26%) WebSphere
4 32 (8.21%) Tomcat
5 31 (7.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 26 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (6.41%) IIS
8 22 (5.64%) Apache
9 18 (4.62%) AquaLogic
10 16 (4.10%) SharePoint
11 11 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (2.31%) Apache Solr
13 8 (2.05%) NetWeaver
14 7 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (1.79%) Node.js
15 5 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (1.28%) Apache Pig
15 5 (1.28%) Liferay
16 4 (1.03%) MQSeries
17 3 (0.77%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.59%) Workday HCM
3 12 (3.08%) SAP HR
4 8 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.51%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.79%) SaaS
1 7 (1.79%) PaaS
1 7 (1.79%) IaaS
2 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.77%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.46%) HTTP
2 18 (4.62%) FTP
3 10 (2.56%) Internet
4 8 (2.05%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.77%) SSL
5 3 (0.77%) Intranet
5 3 (0.77%) Firewall
5 3 (0.77%) SNMP
5 3 (0.77%) DNS
6 2 (0.51%) LDAP
6 2 (0.51%) DMZ
7 1 (0.26%) SSH
7 1 (0.26%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.87%) Oracle Database
2 56 (14.36%) SQL Server
3 44 (11.28%) MySQL
4 37 (9.49%) Relational Database
5 28 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (4.10%) Hadoop
9 15 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (3.85%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (2.82%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.82%) Big Data
11 9 (2.31%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (2.05%) Apache Accumulo
13 7 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.79%) OLTP
14 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 84 (21.54%) Subversion
2 70 (17.95%) Maven
3 56 (14.36%) JIRA
4 52 (13.33%) JUnit
5 50 (12.82%) Ant
6 37 (9.49%) Git (software)
7 28 (7.18%) Jenkins
8 21 (5.38%) Eclipse
9 20 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (4.36%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.33%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.82%) PowerDesigner
13 6 (1.54%) JMeter
13 6 (1.54%) NUnit
14 5 (1.28%) Selenium
14 5 (1.28%) XMLUnit
14 5 (1.28%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.28%) XMLSpy
15 4 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (1.03%) Mockito
General
1 46 (11.79%) Retail
2 42 (10.77%) Finance
3 28 (7.18%) Publishing
4 15 (3.85%) Banking
5 14 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.54%) Legal
6 6 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.28%) Billing
8 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.03%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
9 2 (0.51%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 248 (63.59%) Developer
2 55 (14.10%) Architect
3 43 (11.03%) Java Developer
4 27 (6.92%) Analyst
4 27 (6.92%) Hybris Developer
5 23 (5.90%) .NET Developer
6 19 (4.87%) Consultant
7 18 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.36%) Lead Developer
9 16 (4.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 15 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
11 13 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
11 13 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (2.82%) Designer
12 11 (2.82%) Web Developer
12 11 (2.82%) Integration Architect
13 10 (2.56%) Tester
14 9 (2.31%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (94.87%) XML
2 198 (50.77%) Web Services
3 146 (37.44%) HTML
4 135 (34.62%) XSLT
5 134 (34.36%) SOAP
6 112 (28.72%) WSDL
7 81 (20.77%) .NET
8 79 (20.26%) jQuery
9 74 (18.97%) Spring
9 74 (18.97%) CSS
10 71 (18.21%) XSL
11 68 (17.44%) J2EE
12 57 (14.62%) REST
13 56 (14.36%) RESTful
14 49 (12.56%) JSP
15 48 (12.31%) ASP.NET
16 46 (11.79%) Ajax
17 41 (10.51%) WCF
17 41 (10.51%) Middleware
18 40 (10.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.74%) Social Media
1 38 (9.74%) iPad
2 21 (5.38%) W3C
3 15 (3.85%) Open Source
4 14 (3.59%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.08%) Derivative
5 12 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.82%) Data Conversion
7 10 (2.56%) Semantic Web
8 8 (2.05%) Data Integration
8 8 (2.05%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.28%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.28%) DataPower
11 4 (1.03%) Kindle
11 4 (1.03%) RIA
11 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.77%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.77%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.90%) Linux
2 40 (10.26%) UNIX
3 27 (6.92%) Windows
4 5 (1.28%) Fedora
5 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) AIX
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (30.51%) Scrum
2 106 (27.18%) SOA
3 91 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (22.05%) E-Commerce
5 80 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (18.97%) TDD
7 63 (16.15%) Data Modelling
8 59 (15.13%) MVC
9 58 (14.87%) ERP
10 49 (12.56%) Unit Testing
11 43 (11.03%) UML
11 43 (11.03%) OO
11 43 (11.03%) Validation
12 41 (10.51%) Waterfall
13 40 (10.26%) Content Management
14 37 (9.49%) EAI
15 34 (8.72%) Migration
16 31 (7.95%) Project Management
16 31 (7.95%) Integration Testing
17 27 (6.92%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 181 (46.41%) Java
2 98 (25.13%) SQL
3 63 (16.15%) C#
4 54 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 50 (12.82%) Groovy
6 40 (10.26%) XPath
7 35 (8.97%) PL/SQL
8 18 (4.62%) XQuery
9 13 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.56%) SPARQL
12 9 (2.31%) VBScript
13 8 (2.05%) PHP
14 7 (1.79%) Python
14 7 (1.79%) VB6
14 7 (1.79%) VB
15 5 (1.28%) C++
16 4 (1.03%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.03%) C
16 4 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (8.21%) Degree
1 32 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.03%) MCSD
5 2 (0.51%) MCTS
6 1 (0.26%) MCSE
6 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.21%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) Basel II
4 1 (0.26%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) Puppet
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.51%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.51%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 164 (42.05%) Oracle
2 51 (13.08%) JBoss
3 46 (11.79%) Microsoft
4 42 (10.77%) ATG
5 38 (9.74%) Perforce
5 38 (9.74%) Endeca
6 35 (8.97%) IBM
7 29 (7.44%) hybris
8 25 (6.41%) SAP
9 17 (4.36%) BEA
10 13 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
10 13 (3.33%) Atlassian
11 12 (3.08%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.31%) webMethods
13 7 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.79%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.79%) Intel
14 4 (1.03%) Software AG
14 4 (1.03%) Talend
15 2 (0.51%) ServiceNow
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