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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 385 382 442
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +60
Contract jobs citing XSD 232 219 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 1.44% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 125 74
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£425 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £389 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%

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
15699 15243 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 28.86% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9794 9627
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 369
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 £17.55 £17.50 £16.21
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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +16 226 £425 - 32
London +25 143 £500 +17.64% 15
City of London +21 28 £450 +5.88% 6
South East -1 20 £425 -1.16% 7
North West -6 18 £295 -1.66% 5
Manchester +1 16 £290 -3.33% 3
East Midlands +14 12 £321 -28.61% 1
West Midlands -11 11 £425 - 1
Surrey +9 10 - - 3
Nottinghamshire - 9 £321 -
Nottingham - 9 £321 -
South West -31 8 £269 -39.43%
East of England -31 6 £325 -
Yorkshire -7 5 £290 -10.76% 3
Hampshire -2 4 £400 +25.00%
Gloucestershire - 4 £269 -
Birmingham - 4 £425 -
Essex -9 3 £388 -
Wales -22 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £290 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
York - 3 £290 - 1
Swindon - 3 - -
Canary Wharf +19 2 - -
Berkshire +7 2 £508 +8.55% 2
Reading +6 2 £508 +10.32% 1
Leeds +1 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -2 2 - - 2
Merseyside -2 2 £425 -
Liverpool -3 2 £425 -

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 412 (95.15%) XML
2 219 (50.58%) Java
3 212 (48.96%) Web Services
4 179 (41.34%) Oracle
5 166 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (36.95%) HTML
7 147 (33.95%) SOAP
8 138 (31.87%) XSLT
9 131 (30.25%) Scrum
10 116 (26.79%) SOA
11 115 (26.56%) WSDL
12 104 (24.02%) SQL
13 100 (23.09%) Spring
14 98 (22.63%) Subversion
15 96 (22.17%) E-Commerce
16 95 (21.94%) jQuery
17 93 (21.48%) J2EE
17 93 (21.48%) TDD
18 89 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
19 86 (19.86%) Maven
19 86 (19.86%) CSS
20 83 (19.17%) .NET
21 81 (18.71%) MVC
22 75 (17.32%) XSL
23 71 (16.40%) Linux
23 71 (16.40%) REST
24 70 (16.17%) JavaScript
24 70 (16.17%) JIRA
25 68 (15.70%) Data Modelling
26 65 (15.01%) JSP

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 63 (14.55%) Confluence
2 59 (13.63%) WebLogic
3 50 (11.55%) WebSphere
4 41 (9.47%) Tomcat
5 34 (7.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 29 (6.70%) Apache
7 26 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (5.54%) IIS
9 20 (4.62%) AquaLogic
10 14 (3.23%) SharePoint
11 10 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.85%) NetWeaver
12 8 (1.85%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.39%) Mule
14 5 (1.15%) CMS
14 5 (1.15%) Apache Pig
14 5 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.92%) Liferay
15 4 (0.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (2.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.15%) MS Office
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.70%) Workday HCM
3 14 (3.23%) SAP HR
4 8 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.92%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 2 (0.46%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.08%) SaaS
2 7 (1.62%) PaaS
2 7 (1.62%) IaaS
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.69%) Force.com
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.93%) HTTP
2 22 (5.08%) FTP
3 10 (2.31%) Internet
4 8 (1.85%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.62%) SNMP
6 4 (0.92%) LDAP
7 3 (0.69%) DNS
7 3 (0.69%) SSL
7 3 (0.69%) Firewall
7 3 (0.69%) Intranet
8 2 (0.46%) AMQP
8 2 (0.46%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.46%) DMZ
9 1 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.78%) Oracle Database
2 48 (11.09%) SQL Server
3 45 (10.39%) MySQL
4 35 (8.08%) Relational Database
5 26 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.77%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.54%) Big Data
11 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 9 (2.08%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.85%) Apache Accumulo
14 6 (1.39%) DB2
14 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (1.15%) OLTP
15 5 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 98 (22.63%) Subversion
2 86 (19.86%) Maven
3 70 (16.17%) JIRA
4 62 (14.32%) JUnit
5 54 (12.47%) Ant
6 50 (11.55%) Git (software)
7 32 (7.39%) Jenkins
8 25 (5.77%) Eclipse
9 19 (4.39%) SoapUI
10 17 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (3.00%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.85%) PowerDesigner
13 7 (1.62%) Selenium
14 6 (1.39%) Mockito
15 5 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.15%) XMLUnit
15 5 (1.15%) Bugzilla
15 5 (1.15%) Checkstyle
15 5 (1.15%) NUnit
16 4 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (12.01%) Finance
2 47 (10.85%) Retail
3 27 (6.24%) Publishing
3 27 (6.24%) Banking
4 20 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.08%) Marketing
6 8 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.39%) Legal
8 5 (1.15%) Electronics
8 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.92%) Back Office
10 3 (0.69%) Billing
11 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 291 (67.21%) Developer
2 65 (15.01%) Java Developer
3 51 (11.78%) Architect
4 33 (7.62%) Hybris Developer
5 26 (6.00%) Analyst
6 22 (5.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 21 (4.85%) Senior Developer
7 21 (4.85%) Lead Developer
8 20 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 20 (4.62%) Consultant
9 16 (3.70%) PHP Developer
9 16 (3.70%) Middleware Developer
10 15 (3.46%) Oracle Developer
11 14 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.00%) C# Developer
13 12 (2.77%) BizTalk Developer
14 11 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
15 10 (2.31%) CRM Developer
15 10 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 10 (2.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (95.15%) XML
2 212 (48.96%) Web Services
3 160 (36.95%) HTML
4 147 (33.95%) SOAP
5 138 (31.87%) XSLT
6 115 (26.56%) WSDL
7 100 (23.09%) Spring
8 95 (21.94%) jQuery
9 93 (21.48%) J2EE
10 86 (19.86%) CSS
11 83 (19.17%) .NET
12 75 (17.32%) XSL
13 71 (16.40%) REST
14 65 (15.01%) JSP
15 64 (14.78%) Spring MVC
16 56 (12.93%) RESTful
17 54 (12.47%) Ajax
18 53 (12.24%) JSON
19 50 (11.55%) Middleware
20 41 (9.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.55%) Social Media
2 37 (8.55%) iPad
3 19 (4.39%) Derivative
4 16 (3.70%) W3C
4 16 (3.70%) Open Source
5 10 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.08%) Data Conversion
6 9 (2.08%) User Experience
7 8 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.62%) Semantic Web
8 7 (1.62%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.15%) DTV
9 5 (1.15%) DataPower
10 4 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.92%) Kindle
10 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.40%) Linux
2 59 (13.63%) UNIX
3 30 (6.93%) Windows
4 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.46%) Fedora
5 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
6 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (30.25%) Scrum
3 116 (26.79%) SOA
4 96 (22.17%) E-Commerce
5 93 (21.48%) TDD
6 89 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
7 81 (18.71%) MVC
8 68 (15.70%) Data Modelling
9 63 (14.55%) OO
10 59 (13.63%) ERP
11 57 (13.16%) Unit Testing
12 49 (11.32%) UML
13 47 (10.85%) Validation
14 40 (9.24%) Waterfall
15 39 (9.01%) Content Management
16 38 (8.78%) EAI
17 36 (8.31%) Integration Testing
18 32 (7.39%) Migration
18 32 (7.39%) B2C
19 30 (6.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 219 (50.58%) Java
2 104 (24.02%) SQL
3 70 (16.17%) JavaScript
4 64 (14.78%) C#
5 50 (11.55%) Groovy
6 41 (9.47%) XPath
7 37 (8.55%) PL/SQL
8 20 (4.62%) PHP
9 17 (3.93%) XQuery
10 13 (3.00%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.00%) VBScript
11 12 (2.77%) VB
12 11 (2.54%) VB6
13 9 (2.08%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.62%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.62%) SPARQL
15 6 (1.39%) C
15 6 (1.39%) C++
16 4 (0.92%) Ruby
16 4 (0.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.85%) Degree
3 17 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.46%) MCTS
6 2 (0.46%) MCSD
7 1 (0.23%) MCSE
7 1 (0.23%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.39%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) Basel II
4 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (3.23%) Puppet
2 3 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.46%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.46%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 179 (41.34%) Oracle
2 58 (13.39%) JBoss
3 45 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 41 (9.47%) ATG
5 39 (9.01%) IBM
6 37 (8.55%) Perforce
6 37 (8.55%) Endeca
7 35 (8.08%) hybris
8 31 (7.16%) SAP
9 20 (4.62%) Atlassian
10 19 (4.39%) BEA
11 15 (3.46%) PeopleSoft
12 14 (3.23%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (2.77%) TIBCO
14 9 (2.08%) webMethods
15 8 (1.85%) Sybase
16 7 (1.62%) Intel
17 5 (1.15%) Informatica
18 4 (0.92%) Software AG
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