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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 463 521 449
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -72
Contract jobs citing XSD 167 123 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 0.77% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 77 113
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £22.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £22.04

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
15423 15952 15279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.94% 28.78% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10671 11113 10434
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 263 169
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.77 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 7 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

XSD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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 +62 155 £450 -0.82% 21
London +35 95 £450 -1.63% 9
North West +16 14 £275 -38.88%
South East +31 13 £475 +18.75% 5
City of London +2 12 £525 +10.52% 1
Lancashire - 11 £275 -
South West +22 10 £500 +5.26% 1
Scotland +14 6 £340 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +2 6 £363 -23.68%
South Wales - 6 £184 -
Cardiff - 6 £184 -
Leicestershire - 6 £363 -
Leicester - 6 £363 -
Wales - 6 £184 -
Hampshire +28 5 - - 2
Gloucestershire +8 5 £550 +15.78%
West Midlands -19 5 £450 -5.26%
Coventry - 5 £450 -
Edinburgh +22 4 £340 +13.33% 1
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Surrey +21 3 £475 +18.75%
East of England +6 3 £550 - 3
Manchester - 3 £375 -
Preston - 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 - -
Reading +3 2 - -
Cheltenham -2 2 £600 +26.31%
Erskine -5 2 £315 -1.56%
Renfrewshire -5 2 £315 -1.56%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £550 - 1

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 303 (93.52%) XML
2 188 (58.02%) Java
3 180 (55.56%) SQL
4 179 (55.25%) Web Services
5 160 (49.38%) SOAP
6 148 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
7 126 (38.89%) XSLT
8 122 (37.65%) HTML
9 120 (37.04%) Oracle
9 120 (37.04%) JSON
10 116 (35.80%) JavaScript
11 105 (32.41%) REST
12 93 (28.70%) CSS
12 93 (28.70%) Scrum
13 88 (27.16%) TDD
14 87 (26.85%) Spring
15 86 (26.54%) Maven
15 86 (26.54%) .NET
15 86 (26.54%) SOA
16 80 (24.69%) MVC
17 78 (24.07%) JMS
18 74 (22.84%) Git (software)
19 69 (21.30%) J2EE
20 68 (20.99%) C#
20 68 (20.99%) Linux
21 67 (20.68%) Unix
21 67 (20.68%) Finance
21 67 (20.68%) Hibernate
21 67 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
22 62 (19.14%) XPath

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 50 (15.43%) WebSphere
2 41 (12.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 29 (8.95%) WebLogic
4 28 (8.64%) JBoss
5 21 (6.48%) Apache
6 17 (5.25%) Confluence
6 17 (5.25%) IIS
7 13 (4.01%) Oracle Service Bus
7 13 (4.01%) SharePoint
7 13 (4.01%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.40%) CMS
9 10 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (2.78%) GlassFish
11 7 (2.16%) MQSeries
11 7 (2.16%) MQSI
11 7 (2.16%) Mule
12 6 (1.85%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.23%) Documentum
14 3 (0.93%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.78%) MS Office
3 8 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.16%) PaintShop Pro
4 7 (2.16%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (5.25%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (1.23%) FastStats
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.62%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.31%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.31%) Magento
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.78%) GitHub
3 7 (2.16%) Office 365
4 6 (1.85%) Yammer
5 5 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.62%) IaaS
6 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.19%) HTTP
2 17 (5.25%) SSL
3 15 (4.63%) Firewall
4 13 (4.01%) HTTPS
5 11 (3.40%) FTP
6 9 (2.78%) SNMP
7 8 (2.47%) DVB
8 7 (2.16%) Kerberos
8 7 (2.16%) WinSCP
9 6 (1.85%) X.509
10 5 (1.54%) Internet
11 4 (1.23%) LDAP
12 3 (0.93%) SSH
13 2 (0.62%) AMQP
14 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 45 (13.89%) Oracle Database
2 45 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (6.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (5.25%) Big Data
8 16 (4.94%) MySQL
9 15 (4.63%) MongoDB
10 14 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (4.32%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (4.32%) Relational Database
11 12 (3.70%) NoSQL
12 10 (3.09%) DB2
12 10 (3.09%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.85%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
16 3 (0.93%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 86 (26.54%) Maven
2 74 (22.84%) Git (software)
3 59 (18.21%) JIRA
4 54 (16.67%) JUnit
5 50 (15.43%) Jenkins
6 43 (13.27%) Eclipse
7 42 (12.96%) Subversion
8 36 (11.11%) Mockito
8 36 (11.11%) SoapUI
9 35 (10.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 34 (10.49%) Selenium
11 28 (8.64%) TeamCity
11 28 (8.64%) Visual Studio
12 26 (8.02%) Spock
13 17 (5.25%) Cucumber
13 17 (5.25%) Gradle
14 16 (4.94%) JMeter
15 15 (4.63%) Ant
15 15 (4.63%) ClearCase
15 15 (4.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 67 (20.68%) Finance
2 47 (14.51%) Banking
3 24 (7.41%) Retail
4 14 (4.32%) Publishing
5 9 (2.78%) Front Office
6 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.93%) French Language
8 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (73.15%) Developer
2 89 (27.47%) Java Developer
3 52 (16.05%) Senior Developer
4 36 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 35 (10.80%) Architect
6 34 (10.49%) Senior Java Developer
7 30 (9.26%) C# Developer
8 21 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (6.17%) Consultant
9 20 (6.17%) Software Developer
10 15 (4.63%) C# Software Developer
10 15 (4.63%) SQL Developer
11 13 (4.01%) Agile Developer
11 13 (4.01%) Analyst
11 13 (4.01%) Oracle Developer
11 13 (4.01%) Senior C# Developer
12 12 (3.70%) .NET Software Developer
12 12 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 11 (3.40%) SOA Developer
13 11 (3.40%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (93.52%) XML
2 179 (55.25%) Web Services
3 160 (49.38%) SOAP
4 126 (38.89%) XSLT
5 122 (37.65%) HTML
6 120 (37.04%) JSON
7 105 (32.41%) REST
8 93 (28.70%) CSS
9 87 (26.85%) Spring
10 86 (26.54%) .NET
11 78 (24.07%) JMS
12 69 (21.30%) J2EE
13 67 (20.68%) Hibernate
14 52 (16.05%) jQuery
15 47 (14.51%) XSL
16 45 (13.89%) HTML5
17 44 (13.58%) JDBC
17 44 (13.58%) WSDL
18 43 (13.27%) Servlets
19 42 (12.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.48%) User Experience
3 18 (5.56%) DataPower
4 13 (4.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.47%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.47%) Interactive TV
7 8 (2.47%) MPEG
7 8 (2.47%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.16%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (1.85%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.85%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.85%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.23%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.23%) Replication
11 3 (0.93%) Data Conversion
11 3 (0.93%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.93%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 68 (20.99%) Linux
2 67 (20.68%) Unix
3 32 (9.88%) Windows
4 9 (2.78%) AIX
5 6 (1.85%) HPUX
5 6 (1.85%) Solaris
5 6 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.70%) Scrum
3 88 (27.16%) TDD
4 86 (26.54%) SOA
5 80 (24.69%) MVC
6 67 (20.68%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (11.42%) SDLC
8 32 (9.88%) UML
8 32 (9.88%) Unit Testing
9 31 (9.57%) ETL
9 31 (9.57%) OO
10 30 (9.26%) BDD
11 25 (7.72%) Automated Testing
12 23 (7.10%) Refactoring
13 20 (6.17%) CRM
13 20 (6.17%) Data Management
13 20 (6.17%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.56%) Migration
15 17 (5.25%) Data Modelling
15 17 (5.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 188 (58.02%) Java
2 180 (55.56%) SQL
3 116 (35.80%) JavaScript
4 68 (20.99%) C#
5 62 (19.14%) XPath
6 49 (15.12%) Shell Script
7 47 (14.51%) PL/SQL
8 34 (10.49%) T-SQL
9 31 (9.57%) Korn
10 26 (8.02%) Python
11 16 (4.94%) C
12 15 (4.63%) C++
13 13 (4.01%) Bash Shell
14 12 (3.70%) VB
14 12 (3.70%) VB6
14 12 (3.70%) XQuery
15 11 (3.40%) VB.NET
16 9 (2.78%) PowerShell
17 8 (2.47%) ANSI C
18 7 (2.16%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 47 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.96%) Degree
3 33 (10.19%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.95%) QA
2 17 (5.25%) FATCA
3 11 (3.40%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.62%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (3.70%) Docker
2 6 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.93%) Ansible
2 3 (0.93%) Consul
2 3 (0.93%) Control-M
2 3 (0.93%) Packer
2 3 (0.93%) Terraform
3 2 (0.62%) CloudHub
3 2 (0.62%) logstash
4 1 (0.31%) Graphite
4 1 (0.31%) Kibana
4 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 120 (37.04%) Oracle
2 58 (17.90%) Microsoft
3 47 (14.51%) IBM
4 34 (10.49%) Solace
5 17 (5.25%) Red Hat
6 13 (4.01%) Atlassian
6 13 (4.01%) MuleSoft
7 10 (3.09%) SAP
8 9 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.47%) OpenTV
9 8 (2.47%) Sybase
10 7 (2.16%) Canoo
10 7 (2.16%) HP
11 6 (1.85%) ATG
11 6 (1.85%) Infor
12 5 (1.54%) GoldenSource
13 4 (1.23%) Elastic Path
13 4 (1.23%) Talend
13 4 (1.23%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.23%) VMware
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