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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 470 384 402
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +18
Contract jobs citing XSD 134 209 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 1.39% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 109 97
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £340 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £740
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
15071 15076 13797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 28.06% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10089 9798 8676
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 217 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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 July 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 2 July 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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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 -93 120 £475 +11.76% 21
London -58 50 £530 +6.00% 6
South East -21 29 £419 +4.68% 1
Hampshire +9 17 £425 +15.25% 1
Scotland - 13 £338 -
North West -7 10 £500 -
City of London -9 10 £600 +35.21% 4
West Midlands 0 9 £575 +35.29%
Berkshire +8 8 £350 -17.64%
South West -1 8 £453 +29.28% 5
Manchester -6 6 £500 -
Wiltshire - 6 £453 - 1
Erskine - 5 £352 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £352 -
East of England -19 4 £450 +28.57% 3
Winchester - 4 £431 - 1
Swindon - 4 £450 -
Reading +11 3 £350 +12.00%
Edinburgh - 3 £338 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 £356 -
Midlands - 3 £600 -
Preston - 3 £356 -
Southampton -4 2 £200 -52.94%
West Yorkshire -10 2 £413 +17.85% 4
Hertfordshire -12 2 £450 +40.62% 1
Nottingham -17 2 £450 +31.38% 1
Nottinghamshire -20 2 £450 +31.38% 1
Yorkshire -23 2 £413 +17.85% 4
East Midlands -27 2 £450 +31.38% 1

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 261 (92.88%) XML
2 131 (46.62%) Java
3 116 (41.28%) SOAP
4 112 (39.86%) Web Services
5 111 (39.50%) Oracle
6 96 (34.16%) WSDL
7 92 (32.74%) SOA
8 87 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (29.18%) XSLT
10 78 (27.76%) SQL
11 60 (21.35%) JMS
12 57 (20.28%) HTML
13 55 (19.57%) WebLogic
13 55 (19.57%) REST
14 53 (18.86%) Linux
14 53 (18.86%) Oracle Database
15 52 (18.51%) XSL
15 52 (18.51%) Finance
16 48 (17.08%) JavaScript
17 46 (16.37%) Middleware
17 46 (16.37%) SQL Server
18 45 (16.01%) Maven
19 43 (15.30%) TDD
19 43 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
19 43 (15.30%) SDLC
20 42 (14.95%) J2EE
21 40 (14.23%) PL/SQL
21 40 (14.23%) Spring
22 39 (13.88%) Oracle Database 11g
22 39 (13.88%) Microsoft

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 55 (19.57%) WebLogic
2 29 (10.32%) JBoss
3 26 (9.25%) WebSphere
4 20 (7.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 15 (5.34%) Oracle Service Bus
6 11 (3.91%) Confluence
6 11 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (3.56%) CMS
8 9 (3.20%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.85%) IIS
10 7 (2.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (2.49%) Mule
11 4 (1.42%) Apache
11 4 (1.42%) NetWeaver
11 4 (1.42%) AquaLogic
12 3 (1.07%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.07%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPEL
13 2 (0.71%) Exstream Dialogue
13 2 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.78%) MS Office
4 4 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.71%) SPSS
6 1 (0.36%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (5.34%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.42%) AquaLogic BPM
4 3 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.71%) Exstream
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.36%) AWD
6 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.36%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.56%) SNMP
2 8 (2.85%) SSL
3 7 (2.49%) HTTP
4 6 (2.14%) Firewall
5 5 (1.78%) Intranet
5 5 (1.78%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.42%) FTP
6 4 (1.42%) LDAP
6 4 (1.42%) Internet
6 4 (1.42%) DMZ
6 4 (1.42%) Skype
7 2 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.71%) LAN
7 2 (0.71%) WAN
7 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.36%) NAS
8 1 (0.36%) Extranet
8 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.86%) Oracle Database
2 46 (16.37%) SQL Server
3 39 (13.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (10.32%) Relational Database
5 20 (7.12%) DB2
6 11 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.56%) MySQL
8 9 (3.20%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.20%) Big Data
9 8 (2.85%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.49%) OLAP
10 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.14%) OLTP
12 5 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.78%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (1.07%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 45 (16.01%) Maven
2 38 (13.52%) SoapUI
3 37 (13.17%) Subversion
3 37 (13.17%) JUnit
4 30 (10.68%) Git (software)
5 20 (7.12%) Ant
6 17 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (5.34%) Selenium
7 15 (5.34%) Jenkins
8 14 (4.98%) JIRA
9 12 (4.27%) Eclipse
10 11 (3.91%) MSI
10 11 (3.91%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.20%) XMLSpy
12 8 (2.85%) Checkstyle
12 8 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (2.85%) FindBugs
12 8 (2.85%) Gradle
13 5 (1.78%) Fiddler
14 4 (1.42%) Axure RP
General
1 52 (18.51%) Finance
2 33 (11.74%) Retail
3 18 (6.41%) Banking
4 14 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.49%) Marketing
6 5 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.42%) Publishing
7 4 (1.42%) Front Office
8 3 (1.07%) Back Office
8 3 (1.07%) Electronics
8 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (55.87%) Developer
2 47 (16.73%) Architect
3 44 (15.66%) Java Developer
4 25 (8.90%) Analyst
5 24 (8.54%) Designer
6 18 (6.41%) Integration Architect
7 16 (5.69%) Oracle Developer
8 14 (4.98%) Consultant
9 13 (4.63%) SOA Developer
10 12 (4.27%) webMethods Developer
11 11 (3.91%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.91%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.56%) Oracle SOA Developer
13 9 (3.20%) Senior Developer
14 8 (2.85%) Software Engineer
15 7 (2.49%) Software Development Engineer
15 7 (2.49%) Development Engineer
16 6 (2.14%) SOA Architect
16 6 (2.14%) Technical Architect
16 6 (2.14%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (92.88%) XML
2 116 (41.28%) SOAP
3 112 (39.86%) Web Services
4 96 (34.16%) WSDL
5 82 (29.18%) XSLT
6 60 (21.35%) JMS
7 57 (20.28%) HTML
8 55 (19.57%) REST
9 52 (18.51%) XSL
10 46 (16.37%) Middleware
11 42 (14.95%) J2EE
12 40 (14.23%) Spring
13 32 (11.39%) .NET
14 31 (11.03%) CSS
15 27 (9.61%) JSON
16 24 (8.54%) Ajax
16 24 (8.54%) RESTful
17 23 (8.19%) XML Schema
18 21 (7.47%) Hibernate
18 21 (7.47%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.41%) DataPower
3 16 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (5.34%) Social Media
4 15 (5.34%) iPad
5 10 (3.56%) W3C
6 8 (2.85%) Replication
7 7 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.49%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.14%) User Experience
9 5 (1.78%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.42%) Clustering
10 4 (1.42%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.42%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.07%) Derivative
11 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.07%) NHS
11 3 (1.07%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.86%) Linux
2 25 (8.90%) UNIX
3 19 (6.76%) Windows
4 12 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.71%) AIX
5 2 (0.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (32.74%) SOA
2 87 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (15.30%) TDD
3 43 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (15.30%) SDLC
4 37 (13.17%) Scrum
5 34 (12.10%) OO
6 33 (11.74%) E-Commerce
7 30 (10.68%) UML
8 26 (9.25%) Data Modelling
9 23 (8.19%) BPEL
10 22 (7.83%) Unit Testing
10 22 (7.83%) Open Source
11 21 (7.47%) Content Management
12 19 (6.76%) Integration Testing
13 18 (6.41%) Waterfall
13 18 (6.41%) ERP
14 17 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (5.69%) Use Case
16 15 (5.34%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 131 (46.62%) Java
2 78 (27.76%) SQL
3 48 (17.08%) JavaScript
4 40 (14.23%) PL/SQL
5 35 (12.46%) C#
6 15 (5.34%) Groovy
7 14 (4.98%) XPath
8 13 (4.63%) VBScript
9 11 (3.91%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.56%) XQuery
11 8 (2.85%) REXX
11 8 (2.85%) Tcl
11 8 (2.85%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.78%) Python
12 5 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.78%) Perl
12 5 (1.78%) PHP
13 4 (1.42%) C
13 4 (1.42%) VB
13 4 (1.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.20%) Degree
4 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.90%) QA
2 6 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.07%) HDFS
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.91%) CA LISA
2 8 (2.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (2.85%) WMI
3 6 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.07%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle Flashback
6 2 (0.71%) Ansible
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.36%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.36%) OpenView
7 1 (0.36%) Netcool
7 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 111 (39.50%) Oracle
2 39 (13.88%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.39%) webMethods
4 28 (9.96%) IBM
5 17 (6.05%) ATG
5 17 (6.05%) Endeca
6 15 (5.34%) Perforce
6 15 (5.34%) TIBCO
6 15 (5.34%) HP
7 14 (4.98%) Adobe
7 14 (4.98%) Software AG
8 11 (3.91%) Green Hat
8 11 (3.91%) Solace
9 10 (3.56%) VMware
10 9 (3.20%) SAP
11 6 (2.14%) Sybase
11 6 (2.14%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.78%) BEA
12 5 (1.78%) Red Hat
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