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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 482 405 389
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -16
Contract jobs citing XSD 125 183 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.25% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 97 93
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£450 £420 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.43% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 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 22 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 -75 124 £450 +7.14% 22
London -44 58 £530 +24.70% 6
South East -10 25 £350 -17.64% 3
City of London +5 15 £600 +71.42%
Berkshire +2 14 £338 -20.58%
West Midlands +1 14 £575 +40.24% 1
Reading +16 9 £350 +12.00%
North West -21 9 £450 +45.16% 1
South West +9 8 £425 +21.42% 5
Shropshire - 6 - -
Hampshire -3 5 £400 +23.07%
Telford - 5 - -
Wiltshire - 5 £450 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £363 -
Preston - 4 £363 -
West Yorkshire -13 3 £325 -18.75% 1
Yorkshire -19 3 £325 -7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Swindon - 3 £438 -
Surrey -2 2 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £343 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £425 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 2 £400 -
Midlands - 2 £600 -
Docklands, London - 2 £330 -
Warwickshire -2 1 £438 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 1 £450 -5.26%
Nottingham -13 1 - - 1
East of England -13 1 £450 +6.50% 2

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 264 (93.62%) XML
2 137 (48.58%) Java
3 112 (39.72%) Web Services
4 102 (36.17%) Oracle
5 99 (35.11%) XSLT
6 96 (34.04%) SOAP
6 96 (34.04%) SQL
7 89 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (30.50%) HTML
9 84 (29.79%) WSDL
10 82 (29.08%) SOA
11 67 (23.76%) .NET
12 65 (23.05%) JavaScript
13 53 (18.79%) Oracle Database
14 52 (18.44%) CSS
14 52 (18.44%) JMS
15 51 (18.09%) SQL Server
15 51 (18.09%) XSL
16 50 (17.73%) Linux
16 50 (17.73%) REST
17 46 (16.31%) Ajax
17 46 (16.31%) WebLogic
18 45 (15.96%) jQuery
19 44 (15.60%) Middleware
19 44 (15.60%) Finance
20 43 (15.25%) Spring
21 40 (14.18%) C#
22 39 (13.83%) PL/SQL
22 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET
22 39 (13.83%) Microsoft

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 46 (16.31%) WebLogic
2 29 (10.28%) WebSphere
3 26 (9.22%) CMS
4 24 (8.51%) IIS
5 17 (6.03%) JBoss
6 13 (4.61%) Confluence
6 13 (4.61%) Tomcat
7 12 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (2.84%) NetWeaver
10 7 (2.48%) Mule
11 6 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (1.77%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (1.77%) AquaLogic
12 5 (1.77%) Apache
13 2 (0.71%) SAS
13 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.71%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.71%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 18 (6.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 10 (3.55%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.42%) MS Office
5 2 (0.71%) SPSS
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.61%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.77%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.71%) Exstream
5 1 (0.35%) AWD
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.42%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.45%) Intranet
2 12 (4.26%) HTTP
3 11 (3.90%) Firewall
4 9 (3.19%) SNMP
4 9 (3.19%) HTTPS
5 8 (2.84%) DMZ
6 7 (2.48%) LDAP
7 6 (2.13%) Internet
7 6 (2.13%) SSL
8 4 (1.42%) FTP
9 3 (1.06%) Skype
9 3 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (1.06%) LAN
9 3 (1.06%) WAN
9 3 (1.06%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.35%) NAS
10 1 (0.35%) SAN
10 1 (0.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.79%) Oracle Database
2 51 (18.09%) SQL Server
3 33 (11.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (9.22%) DB2
5 22 (7.80%) Relational Database
6 16 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (4.61%) OLTP
8 12 (4.26%) MySQL
9 10 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (3.55%) NoSQL
10 9 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (2.84%) OLAP
11 8 (2.84%) Big Data
12 7 (2.48%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.77%) TKPROF
13 5 (1.77%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.42%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 38 (13.48%) Subversion
2 36 (12.77%) Maven
3 35 (12.41%) JUnit
4 30 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 30 (10.64%) Visual Studio
5 27 (9.57%) SoapUI
6 19 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (6.74%) Axure RP
7 15 (5.32%) JIRA
7 15 (5.32%) Ant
8 13 (4.61%) Jenkins
9 12 (4.26%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.84%) XMLSpy
11 6 (2.13%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.77%) Selenium
12 5 (1.77%) Fiddler
12 5 (1.77%) MSBuild
12 5 (1.77%) Hudson
12 5 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (1.42%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 44 (15.60%) Finance
2 34 (12.06%) Retail
3 20 (7.09%) Banking
4 14 (4.96%) Publishing
5 13 (4.61%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.13%) Marketing
7 5 (1.77%) Front Office
8 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.06%) Electronics
9 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) Greek Language
10 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 169 (59.93%) Developer
2 52 (18.44%) Architect
3 38 (13.48%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.57%) Analyst
5 20 (7.09%) Integration Architect
6 18 (6.38%) CMS Developer
7 16 (5.67%) Designer
8 15 (5.32%) webMethods Developer
9 14 (4.96%) Oracle Developer
10 13 (4.61%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.61%) Consultant
11 11 (3.90%) Test Analyst
12 10 (3.55%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.55%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.19%) SOA Developer
14 8 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
15 7 (2.48%) XML Developer
16 6 (2.13%) Data Architect
16 6 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
16 6 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (93.62%) XML
2 112 (39.72%) Web Services
3 99 (35.11%) XSLT
4 96 (34.04%) SOAP
5 86 (30.50%) HTML
6 84 (29.79%) WSDL
7 67 (23.76%) .NET
8 52 (18.44%) CSS
8 52 (18.44%) JMS
9 51 (18.09%) XSL
10 50 (17.73%) REST
11 46 (16.31%) Ajax
12 45 (15.96%) jQuery
13 44 (15.60%) Middleware
14 43 (15.25%) Spring
15 39 (13.83%) ASP.NET
16 37 (13.12%) J2EE
17 25 (8.87%) JSON
18 23 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (8.16%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.87%) W3C
2 24 (8.51%) User Experience
3 23 (8.16%) Open Source
4 20 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.38%) Web 2.0
6 15 (5.32%) iPad
6 15 (5.32%) DataPower
7 12 (4.26%) Social Media
8 9 (3.19%) Clustering
9 7 (2.48%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.48%) Replication
10 6 (2.13%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.42%) Data Integration
12 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.06%) Derivative
12 3 (1.06%) NHS
12 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.06%) DTV
13 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.73%) Linux
2 31 (10.99%) UNIX
3 14 (4.96%) Windows
4 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.71%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (29.08%) SOA
3 38 (13.48%) OO
4 37 (13.12%) TDD
4 37 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (12.41%) Scrum
6 34 (12.06%) Content Management
7 32 (11.35%) UML
7 32 (11.35%) E-Commerce
8 31 (10.99%) Web Development
9 27 (9.57%) Data Modelling
9 27 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (8.16%) BPEL
11 22 (7.80%) MVC
12 21 (7.45%) Rapid Prototyping
12 21 (7.45%) Integration Testing
13 20 (7.09%) OOP
14 18 (6.38%) Unit Testing
15 16 (5.67%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (5.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 137 (48.58%) Java
2 96 (34.04%) SQL
3 65 (23.05%) JavaScript
4 40 (14.18%) C#
5 39 (13.83%) PL/SQL
6 18 (6.38%) XPath
7 14 (4.96%) Groovy
8 11 (3.90%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.90%) XQuery
9 7 (2.48%) VBScript
10 6 (2.13%) Python
10 6 (2.13%) VB
11 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.77%) C++
11 5 (1.77%) Perl
11 5 (1.77%) PHP
12 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.42%) Ruby
12 4 (1.42%) VB6
13 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.84%) Degree
4 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) ISEB
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.74%) QA
2 6 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle Clusterware
1 5 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.06%) HDFS
2 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.55%) CA LISA
2 6 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle Flashback
3 5 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.77%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.06%) WMI
4 3 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 102 (36.17%) Oracle
2 39 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.70%) webMethods
4 29 (10.28%) IBM
5 26 (9.22%) Adobe
6 22 (7.80%) OpenText
7 21 (7.45%) Software AG
8 20 (7.09%) RedDot
9 18 (6.38%) Google
10 14 (4.96%) SAP
11 13 (4.61%) TIBCO
12 12 (4.26%) Perforce
12 12 (4.26%) ATG
12 12 (4.26%) Endeca
13 10 (3.55%) Green Hat
13 10 (3.55%) Solace
14 8 (2.84%) HP
14 8 (2.84%) Capita
15 7 (2.48%) Intel
16 6 (2.13%) Red Hat
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