The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 482 482 433
Rank change year-on-year
0 -49
Contract jobs citing XSD 157 176 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 1.08% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 101 118
Median daily rate £430 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £298 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +25.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15892 16325 15688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 28.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11020 11072 9962
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 292 216
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 135 £473 +5.00% 25
London 0 78 £475 +5.55% 10
South West +19 18 £440 +10.00% 2
Scotland +12 18 £340 +0.74%
Edinburgh +16 17 £340 +0.74%
City of London +20 10 £538 +19.44%
South East -10 9 £430 +1.17% 2
North West +2 8 £350 -30.00% 1
West Midlands -24 7 £384 -33.26% 1
Dorset - 7 £425 -
Yorkshire +7 6 - - 2
East Midlands 0 6 £475 +5.61% 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £538 - 2
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Bournemouth - 5 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 5 - -
Wiltshire +6 4 £675 +68.75%
Cheshire - 4 £361 -
Ripon - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 £323 -
Cambridgeshire +25 3 - - 2
East of England +15 3 - - 5
Berkshire +14 3 £400 +23.07%
Surrey - 3 £430 - 2
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 1
Coventry - 3 £388 -
Southport - 3 £350 - 1
Wilmslow - 3 £308 -
Hampshire 0 2 £563 +25.00%
Corsham - 2 £663 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XSD.

1 348 (88.32%) XML
2 201 (51.02%) Web Services
3 200 (50.76%) Java
4 179 (45.43%) SOAP
5 155 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (39.09%) SOA
7 143 (36.29%) REST
8 132 (33.50%) WSDL
9 123 (31.22%) Oracle
10 120 (30.46%) SQL
11 103 (26.14%) JavaScript
12 100 (25.38%) Scrum
12 100 (25.38%) JSON
13 93 (23.60%) HTML
14 88 (22.34%) XSLT
15 83 (21.07%) Spring
16 73 (18.53%) .NET
17 72 (18.27%) Security Cleared
18 70 (17.77%) Maven
19 68 (17.26%) CSS
20 67 (17.01%) Microsoft
21 66 (16.75%) C#
22 64 (16.24%) Data Modelling
22 64 (16.24%) JMS
23 63 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
24 62 (15.74%) Linux
25 61 (15.48%) Git (software)
26 60 (15.23%) SoapUI
27 58 (14.72%) MVC
27 58 (14.72%) Finance

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (11.17%) WebSphere
2 31 (7.87%) JBoss
3 27 (6.85%) Confluence
4 25 (6.35%) WebLogic
5 21 (5.33%) IIS
6 19 (4.82%) Oracle Service Bus
7 18 (4.57%) Tomcat
8 14 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (3.30%) Mule
10 12 (3.05%) Apache
11 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
12 9 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.78%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (1.78%) CMS
13 7 (1.78%) Mule ESB
14 6 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.52%) MQSeries
15 4 (1.02%) Documentum
15 4 (1.02%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.76%) Liferay
Applications
1 21 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.30%) MS Office
3 8 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.78%) PaintShop Pro
4 7 (1.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.06%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (3.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.35%) GitHub
2 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.02%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.42%) HTTP
2 17 (4.31%) SNMP
3 14 (3.55%) LDAP
4 13 (3.30%) SSL
5 9 (2.28%) DVB
6 8 (2.03%) SAN
7 7 (1.78%) HTTPS
8 6 (1.52%) FTP
9 5 (1.27%) WinSCP
10 4 (1.02%) Internet
10 4 (1.02%) SSH
11 3 (0.76%) SMS
11 3 (0.76%) Wireless
12 2 (0.51%) AMQP
12 2 (0.51%) DMZ
12 2 (0.51%) Firewall
12 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 44 (11.17%) Oracle Database
3 29 (7.36%) MySQL
4 22 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (4.06%) NoSQL
7 15 (3.81%) DB2
8 12 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.79%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (2.79%) Star Schema
10 10 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.78%) Big Data
12 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (17.77%) Maven
2 61 (15.48%) Git (software)
3 60 (15.23%) SoapUI
4 48 (12.18%) JIRA
5 47 (11.93%) Subversion
6 46 (11.68%) Jenkins
7 41 (10.41%) Eclipse
7 41 (10.41%) JUnit
8 28 (7.11%) Visual Studio
9 27 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (4.82%) Cucumber
10 19 (4.82%) Selenium
11 18 (4.57%) Mockito
11 18 (4.57%) PHPUnit
12 9 (2.28%) Hudson
12 9 (2.28%) XMLSpy
13 8 (2.03%) IntelliJ
14 7 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.78%) JMeter
14 7 (1.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 58 (14.72%) Finance
2 35 (8.88%) Banking
3 30 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.31%) Marketing
6 14 (3.55%) Electronics
7 12 (3.05%) Retail
8 10 (2.54%) Front Office
8 10 (2.54%) Publishing
9 8 (2.03%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.76%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.76%) French Language
10 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.51%) Automotive
11 2 (0.51%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) International Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 224 (56.85%) Developer
2 93 (23.60%) Architect
3 90 (22.84%) Java Developer
4 35 (8.88%) Senior Developer
5 34 (8.63%) Designer
6 26 (6.60%) .NET Developer
7 22 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
7 22 (5.58%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (5.33%) SOA Designer
8 21 (5.33%) XML Developer
9 20 (5.08%) Lead Developer
9 20 (5.08%) Solutions Designer
10 19 (4.82%) Data Architect
11 18 (4.57%) C# Developer
12 17 (4.31%) SOA Solution Designer
13 15 (3.81%) Integration Architect
14 14 (3.55%) Software Developer
15 13 (3.30%) SQL Developer
16 12 (3.05%) SOA Architect
16 12 (3.05%) Telecoms Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (88.32%) XML
2 201 (51.02%) Web Services
3 179 (45.43%) SOAP
4 143 (36.29%) REST
5 132 (33.50%) WSDL
6 100 (25.38%) JSON
7 93 (23.60%) HTML
8 88 (22.34%) XSLT
9 83 (21.07%) Spring
10 73 (18.53%) .NET
11 68 (17.26%) CSS
12 64 (16.24%) JMS
13 55 (13.96%) Hibernate
13 55 (13.96%) XSL
14 53 (13.45%) J2EE
15 51 (12.94%) Java EE
16 46 (11.68%) JSP
16 46 (11.68%) RESTful
17 40 (10.15%) jQuery
18 37 (9.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.57%) DataPower
3 16 (4.06%) NHS
4 12 (3.05%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.05%) Interactive TV
4 12 (3.05%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.28%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (2.28%) MPEG
6 9 (2.28%) User Experience
7 8 (2.03%) Data Integration
7 8 (2.03%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.03%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.52%) Data Conversion
9 5 (1.27%) Clustering
10 4 (1.02%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.74%) Linux
2 53 (13.45%) Windows
3 39 (9.90%) Unix
4 18 (4.57%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (39.09%) SOA
3 100 (25.38%) Scrum
4 64 (16.24%) Data Modelling
5 63 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (14.72%) MVC
7 57 (14.47%) TDD
8 51 (12.94%) Migration
9 45 (11.42%) OO
10 43 (10.91%) UML
11 32 (8.12%) Open Source
12 31 (7.87%) TOGAF
13 30 (7.61%) SDLC
14 28 (7.11%) E-Commerce
15 26 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (6.35%) Automated Testing
17 24 (6.09%) MODAF
17 24 (6.09%) Virtual Environments
18 23 (5.84%) Integration Testing
18 23 (5.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 200 (50.76%) Java
2 120 (30.46%) SQL
3 103 (26.14%) JavaScript
4 66 (16.75%) C#
5 34 (8.63%) PL/SQL
6 22 (5.58%) T-SQL
7 21 (5.33%) C++
7 21 (5.33%) XPath
8 20 (5.08%) PHP
9 19 (4.82%) C
10 17 (4.31%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.81%) VB.NET
12 12 (3.05%) ANSI C
13 11 (2.79%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.79%) Python
14 10 (2.54%) XAML
15 9 (2.28%) ActionScript
15 9 (2.28%) VB
16 8 (2.03%) VBScript
17 7 (1.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 72 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.11%) Degree
4 16 (4.06%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.03%) MCSA
5 8 (2.03%) MCSD
5 8 (2.03%) MCSE
5 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.51%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.12%) QA
2 17 (4.31%) HL7
3 12 (3.05%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.28%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.02%) FATCA
6 3 (0.76%) SEPA
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (6.09%) Xen
3 21 (5.33%) Docker
4 10 (2.54%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (6.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (1.78%) logstash
2 7 (1.78%) Piwik
2 7 (1.78%) Puppet
3 5 (1.27%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.27%) Nagios
4 3 (0.76%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.51%) Control-M
5 2 (0.51%) Graphite
5 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.51%) Kibana
6 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 123 (31.22%) Oracle
2 67 (17.01%) Microsoft
3 36 (9.14%) IBM
4 32 (8.12%) VMware
5 24 (6.09%) Citrix
6 20 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 17 (4.31%) SAP
8 12 (3.05%) OpenTV
9 11 (2.79%) hybris
9 11 (2.79%) Pega
10 10 (2.54%) Canoo
10 10 (2.54%) WSO2
11 9 (2.28%) Informatica
12 8 (2.03%) Solace
13 6 (1.52%) Google
13 6 (1.52%) HP
13 6 (1.52%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.02%) ForgeRock
14 4 (1.02%) Pegasus
14 4 (1.02%) webMethods
London
Talendrone.com
Rate: £250 - £300 GBP /Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago