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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 425 453 429
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -24
Contract jobs citing XSD 203 159 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.39% 1.15% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 107 94
Average daily rate £450 £400 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.44% -47.05%

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +25 182 £473 +18.12% 42
London +15 80 £475 +18.75% 22
East of England +23 23 £550 +22.22% 5
Essex +17 18 £400 -11.11% 1
West Yorkshire -1 17 £435 +22.53%
Yorkshire -14 17 £435 +22.53%
West Midlands -4 16 £475 -17.39%
South East -5 15 £413 +6.45% 6
North West -12 15 £425 +21.42% 3
Scotland +8 13 £300 -
City of London +35 11 £525 +31.25% 3
Leeds -7 8 £500 +11.11%
North East -11 8 £300 -45.45%
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £300 -45.45%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 8 £300 -45.45%
Berkshire +11 7 £325 -35.00% 1
Glasgow - 7 £225 -
South West +6 6 £433 -2.53% 4
Manchester -14 6 £425 +30.76% 1
Lancashire - 6 - - 1
Cardiff - 6 £473 -
South Wales - 6 £473 -
Erskine - 6 £336 -
Wales - 6 £473 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £336 -
Hampshire +9 5 £463 - 3
Preston - 4 - -
Bradford - 3 £325 -
Bristol - 3 £420 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £558 - 1

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 265 (84.39%) XML
2 159 (50.64%) Java
3 155 (49.36%) Web Services
4 151 (48.09%) SOAP
5 126 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
6 118 (37.58%) Oracle
7 107 (34.08%) SQL
8 106 (33.76%) SOA
9 104 (33.12%) WSDL
10 102 (32.48%) XSLT
11 84 (26.75%) HTML
12 83 (26.43%) REST
13 73 (23.25%) JavaScript
14 66 (21.02%) Scrum
15 63 (20.06%) JSON
16 61 (19.43%) TDD
17 60 (19.11%) Spring
17 60 (19.11%) Finance
18 58 (18.47%) Middleware
18 58 (18.47%) .NET
19 57 (18.15%) Oracle Database
20 56 (17.83%) C#
21 55 (17.52%) J2EE
21 55 (17.52%) WebLogic
21 55 (17.52%) Security Cleared
22 54 (17.20%) Git (software)
23 53 (16.88%) SQL Server
24 50 (15.92%) CSS
24 50 (15.92%) UML
25 48 (15.29%) XSL

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (17.52%) WebLogic
2 34 (10.83%) WebSphere
3 30 (9.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 26 (8.28%) JBoss
5 25 (7.96%) Apache
5 25 (7.96%) Tomcat
6 24 (7.64%) Oracle Service Bus
7 17 (5.41%) Confluence
8 15 (4.78%) IIS
9 14 (4.46%) Node.js
10 12 (3.82%) Apache ServiceMix
11 11 (3.50%) MQSeries
12 9 (2.87%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 8 (2.55%) CMS
14 6 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.91%) FileNet
14 6 (1.91%) Jetty
14 6 (1.91%) LiveCycle
15 5 (1.59%) Apache TomEE
15 5 (1.59%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 14 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.27%) MS Project
4 2 (0.64%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (7.01%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.23%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.23%) GitHub
2 2 (0.64%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.15%) HTTP
2 11 (3.50%) DVB
2 11 (3.50%) FTP
2 11 (3.50%) HTTPS
3 9 (2.87%) Internet
3 9 (2.87%) SNMP
3 9 (2.87%) WinSCP
4 5 (1.59%) LDAP
4 5 (1.59%) SSL
5 3 (0.96%) Firewall
5 3 (0.96%) SMS
5 3 (0.96%) Wireless
6 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.32%) LAN
7 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (18.15%) Oracle Database
2 53 (16.88%) SQL Server
3 30 (9.55%) Relational Database
4 25 (7.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (7.01%) MySQL
6 17 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (4.78%) RDBMS
9 13 (4.14%) PowerCenter
9 13 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.91%) DB2
10 6 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 48 (15.29%) Eclipse
2 48 (15.29%) Jenkins
2 48 (15.29%) Maven
3 47 (14.97%) Subversion
4 36 (11.46%) Visual Studio
5 34 (10.83%) JUnit
6 29 (9.24%) Selenium
7 25 (7.96%) JIRA
8 23 (7.32%) SoapUI
8 23 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (5.41%) ClearCase
10 16 (5.10%) JMeter
11 15 (4.78%) Ant
12 14 (4.46%) Cucumber
12 14 (4.46%) GitLab
12 14 (4.46%) Hudson
12 14 (4.46%) MSI
13 12 (3.82%) JDeveloper
14 9 (2.87%) XMLSpy
General
1 60 (19.11%) Finance
2 32 (10.19%) Banking
3 25 (7.96%) Retail
4 9 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.23%) Marketing
6 6 (1.91%) Automotive
6 6 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.59%) Electronics
7 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
8 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.64%) Avionics
9 2 (0.64%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.64%) French Language
9 2 (0.64%) Front Office
9 2 (0.64%) Military
9 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 208 (66.24%) Developer
2 46 (14.65%) Java Developer
3 30 (9.55%) XML Developer
4 27 (8.60%) SOA Developer
5 26 (8.28%) C# Developer
6 25 (7.96%) Consultant
7 22 (7.01%) SQL Developer
8 21 (6.69%) Analyst
9 20 (6.37%) Oracle Developer
10 19 (6.05%) Architect
11 18 (5.73%) .NET Developer
11 18 (5.73%) Senior Developer
12 17 (5.41%) Software Developer
13 16 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (5.10%) Oracle SOA Developer
14 15 (4.78%) Lead Developer
15 14 (4.46%) XML XSLT Developer
16 13 (4.14%) SOA Consultant
17 11 (3.50%) Agile Developer
17 11 (3.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (84.39%) XML
2 155 (49.36%) Web Services
3 151 (48.09%) SOAP
4 104 (33.12%) WSDL
5 102 (32.48%) XSLT
6 84 (26.75%) HTML
7 83 (26.43%) REST
8 63 (20.06%) JSON
9 60 (19.11%) Spring
10 58 (18.47%) .NET
10 58 (18.47%) Middleware
11 55 (17.52%) J2EE
12 50 (15.92%) CSS
13 48 (15.29%) XSL
14 45 (14.33%) JMS
15 35 (11.15%) AngularJS
16 34 (10.83%) jQuery
17 31 (9.87%) Hibernate
18 27 (8.60%) Ajax
18 27 (8.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.46%) DataPower
4 12 (3.82%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.82%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.50%) Interactive TV
5 11 (3.50%) iPad
5 11 (3.50%) MPEG
6 10 (3.18%) User Experience
7 9 (2.87%) SWIFT
8 8 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.55%) Replication
8 8 (2.55%) Social Media
9 6 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.91%) STB
10 5 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.59%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.27%) Fintech
12 3 (0.96%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.10%) Linux
2 37 (11.78%) Windows
3 36 (11.46%) Unix
4 14 (4.46%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.59%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (40.13%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (33.76%) SOA
3 66 (21.02%) Scrum
4 61 (19.43%) TDD
5 50 (15.92%) UML
6 41 (13.06%) Unit Testing
7 40 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (12.42%) OO
9 38 (12.10%) Data Modelling
10 33 (10.51%) MVC
10 33 (10.51%) SDLC
11 31 (9.87%) E-Commerce
12 30 (9.55%) BPEL
13 24 (7.64%) Integration Testing
13 24 (7.64%) Project Management
14 23 (7.32%) Multithreading
14 23 (7.32%) Workflow
15 22 (7.01%) ETL
15 22 (7.01%) Open Source
16 19 (6.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 159 (50.64%) Java
2 107 (34.08%) SQL
3 73 (23.25%) JavaScript
4 56 (17.83%) C#
5 41 (13.06%) XPath
6 28 (8.92%) T-SQL
7 20 (6.37%) C
7 20 (6.37%) PL/SQL
8 17 (5.41%) C++
9 15 (4.78%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.78%) XQuery
10 14 (4.46%) Groovy
10 14 (4.46%) VBScript
11 11 (3.50%) ANSI C
12 10 (3.18%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.87%) COBOL
13 9 (2.87%) ES6
14 8 (2.55%) Apex Code
14 8 (2.55%) SOQL
15 7 (2.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 41 (13.06%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.64%) Degree
4 12 (3.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.96%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.32%) MCP
8 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.32%) QA
2 18 (5.73%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.18%) HL7
4 9 (2.87%) SEPA
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (6.69%) Puppet
2 14 (4.46%) logstash
2 14 (4.46%) Piwik
3 10 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.32%) Bareos
6 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.32%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.32%) WMI
6 1 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 118 (37.58%) Oracle
2 36 (11.46%) IBM
3 30 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.78%) Google
4 15 (4.78%) Informatica
4 15 (4.78%) WSO2
5 13 (4.14%) HP
6 11 (3.50%) OpenTV
6 11 (3.50%) VMware
7 9 (2.87%) hybris
7 9 (2.87%) Remedy
7 9 (2.87%) SAP
8 8 (2.55%) ATG
8 8 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.23%) Endeca
9 7 (2.23%) Perforce
10 6 (1.91%) Adobe
10 6 (1.91%) ILOG
10 6 (1.91%) Kofax
10 6 (1.91%) Splunk
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