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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 476 415 402
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -13
Contract jobs citing XSD 145 200 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.31% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 100 99
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£450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £340 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £578 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £321
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +29.28%
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 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 31 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 -81 130 £450 - 28
London -52 68 £470 -10.47% 9
South East +3 30 £425 +3.03% 4
City of London -5 22 £450 - 5
Hampshire +7 18 £438 +11.11%
Scotland - 14 £338 -
South West -8 8 £400 +100.00% 6
North West -19 8 £500 -
Berkshire +8 6 £350 -17.64% 1
Wiltshire +5 6 £400 - 1
Swindon +1 6 £400 -
West Midlands -5 6 £575 +35.29%
Manchester - 6 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £425 - 1
Erskine - 5 £352 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £352 -
East of England -8 4 £450 +28.57% 3
Edinburgh - 4 £338 -
Winchester - 3 £450 -
Reading - 3 £350 - 1
Southampton -3 2 £200 -52.94%
East Midlands -16 2 £506 +25.77%
Midlands - 2 £600 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £450 -
Aldershot - 2 £400 -
Hayes - 2 £425 -
Telford - 2 - -
Norwich +12 1 £200 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 270 (94.08%) XML
2 143 (49.83%) Java
3 122 (42.51%) SOAP
4 117 (40.77%) Web Services
5 103 (35.89%) Oracle
6 101 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (34.15%) WSDL
8 95 (33.10%) SOA
9 78 (27.18%) XSLT
10 72 (25.09%) SQL
11 60 (20.91%) TDD
12 58 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (18.82%) JavaScript
13 54 (18.82%) JMS
13 54 (18.82%) Maven
14 53 (18.47%) HTML
14 53 (18.47%) SQL Server
15 52 (18.12%) REST
16 51 (17.77%) J2EE
17 50 (17.42%) Middleware
18 49 (17.07%) XSL
19 48 (16.72%) Linux
19 48 (16.72%) WebLogic
19 48 (16.72%) Scrum
19 48 (16.72%) Spring
20 45 (15.68%) JSON
20 45 (15.68%) Finance
21 43 (14.98%) JBoss
21 43 (14.98%) Security Cleared
22 42 (14.63%) SDLC

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 48 (16.72%) WebLogic
2 43 (14.98%) JBoss
3 26 (9.06%) WebSphere
4 19 (6.62%) Confluence
4 19 (6.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (6.27%) Apache
6 15 (5.23%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (5.23%) Oracle Service Bus
7 12 (4.18%) IIS
8 10 (3.48%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (2.09%) CMS
11 5 (1.74%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (1.05%) AquaLogic
13 3 (1.05%) Mule
13 3 (1.05%) LiveCycle
14 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPEL
14 2 (0.70%) Jetty
14 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.74%) MS Office
4 2 (0.70%) SPSS
4 2 (0.70%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 16 (5.57%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.05%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (0.70%) Exstream
4 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) AWD
5 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.83%) SSL
2 10 (3.48%) SNMP
3 5 (1.74%) HTTP
3 5 (1.74%) Firewall
4 4 (1.39%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.39%) Internet
4 4 (1.39%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.39%) Skype
5 3 (1.05%) FTP
5 3 (1.05%) LDAP
6 2 (0.70%) DMZ
7 1 (0.35%) SAN
7 1 (0.35%) NAS
7 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.35%) LAN
7 1 (0.35%) WAN
7 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.89%) Oracle Database
3 36 (12.54%) Relational Database
4 29 (10.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (7.67%) DB2
6 15 (5.23%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.53%) NoSQL
8 12 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.79%) Big Data
10 7 (2.44%) OLAP
11 6 (2.09%) MySQL
11 6 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (2.09%) OLTP
11 6 (2.09%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (18.82%) Maven
2 37 (12.89%) SoapUI
3 34 (11.85%) Subversion
4 32 (11.15%) JUnit
5 27 (9.41%) Git (software)
6 25 (8.71%) Ant
7 23 (8.01%) Jenkins
8 21 (7.32%) JIRA
9 19 (6.62%) Selenium
9 19 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (5.23%) Eclipse
11 11 (3.83%) MSI
11 11 (3.83%) Checkstyle
11 11 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (3.83%) FindBugs
11 11 (3.83%) Gradle
12 10 (3.48%) Cucumber
13 9 (3.14%) Fiddler
13 9 (3.14%) Visual Studio
14 8 (2.79%) XMLSpy
General
1 45 (15.68%) Finance
2 32 (11.15%) Retail
3 21 (7.32%) Banking
4 14 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.74%) Back Office
6 4 (1.39%) Front Office
6 4 (1.39%) Marketing
7 3 (1.05%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 167 (58.19%) Developer
2 56 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 40 (13.94%) Architect
4 24 (8.36%) Designer
5 22 (7.67%) Analyst
6 18 (6.27%) Consultant
7 16 (5.57%) Oracle Developer
8 15 (5.23%) Integration Architect
9 12 (4.18%) SOA Developer
10 11 (3.83%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.48%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.48%) webMethods Developer
12 9 (3.14%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.14%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.14%) Oracle SOA Developer
13 8 (2.79%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.44%) Software Development Engineer
14 7 (2.44%) Development Engineer
15 6 (2.09%) SOA Architect
16 5 (1.74%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (94.08%) XML
2 122 (42.51%) SOAP
3 117 (40.77%) Web Services
4 98 (34.15%) WSDL
5 78 (27.18%) XSLT
6 54 (18.82%) JMS
7 53 (18.47%) HTML
8 52 (18.12%) REST
9 51 (17.77%) J2EE
10 50 (17.42%) Middleware
11 49 (17.07%) XSL
12 48 (16.72%) Spring
13 45 (15.68%) JSON
14 32 (11.15%) Hibernate
15 30 (10.45%) .NET
16 25 (8.71%) XML Schema
16 25 (8.71%) ActiveMQ
17 24 (8.36%) Ajax
18 23 (8.01%) CSS
18 23 (8.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.97%) DataPower
2 16 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.23%) Social Media
3 15 (5.23%) iPad
4 12 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.48%) Replication
6 7 (2.44%) W3C
7 6 (2.09%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.39%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.05%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.05%) NHS
9 3 (1.05%) User Experience
9 3 (1.05%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.72%) Linux
2 33 (11.50%) UNIX
3 21 (7.32%) Windows
4 12 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.05%) AIX
6 2 (0.70%) HPUX
6 2 (0.70%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (33.10%) SOA
3 60 (20.91%) TDD
4 58 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (16.72%) Scrum
6 42 (14.63%) SDLC
7 35 (12.20%) UML
8 32 (11.15%) OO
9 31 (10.80%) E-Commerce
10 25 (8.71%) Unit Testing
11 24 (8.36%) Open Source
11 24 (8.36%) Data Modelling
12 22 (7.67%) BPEL
13 18 (6.27%) ERP
13 18 (6.27%) Integration Testing
13 18 (6.27%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (5.92%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.92%) ITIL
14 17 (5.92%) MVC
14 17 (5.92%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (49.83%) Java
2 72 (25.09%) SQL
3 54 (18.82%) JavaScript
4 40 (13.94%) C#
5 38 (13.24%) PL/SQL
6 17 (5.92%) Groovy
7 12 (4.18%) VBScript
8 11 (3.83%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.83%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.83%) XPath
9 8 (2.79%) REXX
9 8 (2.79%) Tcl
9 8 (2.79%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.44%) XQuery
11 5 (1.74%) Python
11 5 (1.74%) Perl
12 4 (1.39%) C
12 4 (1.39%) Ruby
12 4 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.18%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (2.09%) Degree
6 3 (1.05%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.45%) QA
2 7 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) BS7799
3 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (0.70%) HDFS
4 2 (0.70%) Firmware
5 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.48%) CA LISA
2 8 (2.79%) Puppet
2 8 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (2.79%) WMI
3 6 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.39%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle EDQ
7 2 (0.70%) Ansible
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.35%) OpenView
8 1 (0.35%) Netcool
8 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 103 (35.89%) Oracle
2 41 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.41%) webMethods
4 25 (8.71%) IBM
5 17 (5.92%) ATG
5 17 (5.92%) Endeca
6 15 (5.23%) Perforce
7 14 (4.88%) TIBCO
7 14 (4.88%) HP
8 12 (4.18%) Software AG
9 10 (3.48%) Adobe
9 10 (3.48%) VMware
9 10 (3.48%) Green Hat
9 10 (3.48%) Solace
10 8 (2.79%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.44%) Sybase
12 6 (2.09%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (2.09%) SAP
13 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.39%) BEA
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