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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 426 398 402
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing XSD 146 162 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 1.23% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 95 72
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£400 £413 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.04 £42.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.14% +40.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £42.50 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.04 £42.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-48.14% +40.49%

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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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 -32 143 £400 -3.03% 41
London +10 69 £400 -15.78% 11
South East +1 36 £388 -3.12% 11
Brighton - 21 £188 -
East Sussex - 21 £188 -
City of London +12 9 £400 -20.00%
North West -1 8 £319 -25.00% 3
East Midlands +17 7 £450 +50.00% 2
Surrey +7 7 £525 +40.00% 3
West Midlands +5 6 £588 +107.04% 2
South West -25 6 £444 +14.51% 2
Nottinghamshire -6 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 5 £340 +13.33% 4
West Yorkshire -4 4 £340 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -4 4 £500 +11.11%
Manchester -4 4 £319 -25.00% 3
Nottingham -8 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £306 - 2
Cheshire - 3 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £383 -
Wiltshire -3 2 £550 +83.33% 2
Birmingham - 2 £601 - 1
Essex -5 1 £450 +20.00% 2
Edinburgh -5 1 - - 1
Scotland -8 1 - - 1
East of England -15 1 £450 +16.12% 6
North East - 1 £550 -
Guildford - 1 £425 - 2
Brentwood - 1 £450 - 2
Bromley - 1 £475 - 1

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 362 (95.77%) XML
2 220 (58.20%) Java
3 170 (44.97%) Web Services
4 154 (40.74%) Oracle
5 150 (39.68%) HTML
6 147 (38.89%) SQL
7 144 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 133 (35.19%) XSLT
9 116 (30.69%) SOAP
10 114 (30.16%) JavaScript
11 106 (28.04%) .NET
12 99 (26.19%) jQuery
13 98 (25.93%) CSS
14 96 (25.40%) Spring
15 90 (23.81%) Scrum
16 87 (23.02%) SOA
17 86 (22.75%) Maven
18 84 (22.22%) XSL
19 83 (21.96%) Subversion
20 80 (21.16%) TDD
21 79 (20.90%) Linux
21 79 (20.90%) J2EE
22 77 (20.37%) REST
23 76 (20.11%) MVC
24 75 (19.84%) WSDL
24 75 (19.84%) Oracle Database
25 74 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
26 73 (19.31%) E-Commerce
27 64 (16.93%) Ajax
28 61 (16.14%) C#

XSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 53 (14.02%) WebLogic
2 45 (11.90%) JBoss
3 40 (10.58%) IIS
3 40 (10.58%) Confluence
4 37 (9.79%) WebSphere
5 34 (8.99%) Apache
6 33 (8.73%) Tomcat
7 32 (8.47%) CMS
8 16 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (3.97%) Mule
10 8 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (2.12%) AquaLogic
11 6 (1.59%) NetWeaver
12 4 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.79%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
15 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 9 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) MS Office
5 1 (0.26%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.59%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 5 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.32%) SAP HR
5 4 (1.06%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.79%) AquaLogic BPM
7 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.26%) Cordys
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.85%) SaaS
2 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.53%) PaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.56%) Intranet
2 14 (3.70%) FTP
2 14 (3.70%) HTTP
3 13 (3.44%) SNMP
4 8 (2.12%) Firewall
5 7 (1.85%) LDAP
6 6 (1.59%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.59%) DMZ
7 5 (1.32%) SSL
8 4 (1.06%) WinSCP
8 4 (1.06%) Internet
9 2 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.53%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.53%) LAN
9 2 (0.53%) WAN
9 2 (0.53%) AMQP
10 1 (0.26%) Network Security
10 1 (0.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (19.84%) Oracle Database
2 49 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 33 (8.73%) MySQL
4 32 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (6.61%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.97%) DB2
7 13 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (2.91%) OLTP
10 9 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.32%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.79%) OLAP
13 3 (0.79%) TKPROF
13 3 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 86 (22.75%) Maven
2 83 (21.96%) Subversion
3 60 (15.87%) Git (software)
4 55 (14.55%) JUnit
5 47 (12.43%) Ant
6 41 (10.85%) Jenkins
7 40 (10.58%) JIRA
8 32 (8.47%) Visual Studio
9 23 (6.08%) Eclipse
10 19 (5.03%) Axure RP
11 16 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (3.97%) SoapUI
13 9 (2.38%) Selenium
13 9 (2.38%) Hudson
14 6 (1.59%) MSBuild
15 5 (1.32%) Checkstyle
15 5 (1.32%) WebDriver
15 5 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
15 5 (1.32%) Moq
15 5 (1.32%) JMeter
General
1 61 (16.14%) Finance
2 43 (11.38%) Retail
3 39 (10.32%) Banking
4 20 (5.29%) Publishing
5 15 (3.97%) Marketing
5 15 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.32%) Electronics
9 4 (1.06%) Back Office
10 3 (0.79%) Front Office
11 2 (0.53%) Billing
11 2 (0.53%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.53%) French Language
11 2 (0.53%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Greek Language
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 284 (75.13%) Developer
2 74 (19.58%) Java Developer
3 30 (7.94%) Architect
4 29 (7.67%) Analyst
5 26 (6.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 24 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 21 (5.56%) PHP Developer
8 19 (5.03%) .NET Developer
8 19 (5.03%) Hybris Developer
9 18 (4.76%) CMS Developer
10 17 (4.50%) Middleware Developer
11 15 (3.97%) Oracle Developer
12 12 (3.17%) C# Developer
13 11 (2.91%) C# .NET Developer
14 10 (2.65%) Web Developer
14 10 (2.65%) XML Developer
14 10 (2.65%) Java Engineer
15 9 (2.38%) Designer
15 9 (2.38%) Integration Architect
16 8 (2.12%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (95.77%) XML
2 170 (44.97%) Web Services
3 150 (39.68%) HTML
4 133 (35.19%) XSLT
5 116 (30.69%) SOAP
6 106 (28.04%) .NET
7 99 (26.19%) jQuery
8 98 (25.93%) CSS
9 96 (25.40%) Spring
10 84 (22.22%) XSL
11 79 (20.90%) J2EE
12 77 (20.37%) REST
13 75 (19.84%) WSDL
14 64 (16.93%) Ajax
15 60 (15.87%) JSON
16 59 (15.61%) Middleware
17 57 (15.08%) Spring MVC
18 55 (14.55%) JMS
19 54 (14.29%) ASP.NET
20 51 (13.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.20%) User Experience
3 30 (7.94%) iPad
4 23 (6.08%) W3C
4 23 (6.08%) Open Source
5 22 (5.82%) Social Media
6 18 (4.76%) Web 2.0
7 17 (4.50%) Derivative
8 12 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.85%) Clustering
10 6 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.32%) DTV
11 5 (1.32%) Replication
12 4 (1.06%) DataPower
13 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.79%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.53%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 79 (20.90%) Linux
2 50 (13.23%) UNIX
3 22 (5.82%) Windows
4 7 (1.85%) AIX
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (23.81%) Scrum
3 87 (23.02%) SOA
4 80 (21.16%) TDD
5 76 (20.11%) MVC
6 74 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (19.31%) E-Commerce
8 60 (15.87%) OO
9 48 (12.70%) UML
10 44 (11.64%) Content Management
11 42 (11.11%) Data Modelling
12 38 (10.05%) Unit Testing
13 30 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
13 30 (7.94%) Integration Testing
14 27 (7.14%) ERP
14 27 (7.14%) Waterfall
15 26 (6.88%) Validation
16 25 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (6.35%) Web Development
17 24 (6.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 220 (58.20%) Java
2 147 (38.89%) SQL
3 114 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 61 (16.14%) C#
5 53 (14.02%) PL/SQL
6 32 (8.47%) XPath
6 32 (8.47%) Groovy
7 29 (7.67%) PHP
8 18 (4.76%) VBScript
9 17 (4.50%) VB
9 17 (4.50%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.97%) VB6
10 15 (3.97%) XQuery
11 10 (2.65%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.12%) C++
13 7 (1.85%) Ruby
14 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.06%) Python
15 4 (1.06%) C
16 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (5.03%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.91%) Degree
2 11 (2.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.26%) MCTS
5 1 (0.26%) ISEB
5 1 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.61%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (5.03%) Puppet
2 5 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.79%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.79%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 154 (40.74%) Oracle
2 40 (10.58%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.67%) IBM
4 23 (6.08%) ATG
4 23 (6.08%) Endeca
5 22 (5.82%) Perforce
5 22 (5.82%) Open Text
5 22 (5.82%) Red Hat
6 21 (5.56%) SAP
7 20 (5.29%) Adobe
7 20 (5.29%) RedDot
7 20 (5.29%) Google
8 19 (5.03%) hybris
8 19 (5.03%) webMethods
8 19 (5.03%) Software AG
9 16 (4.23%) Atlassian
10 10 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.65%) Sybase
11 8 (2.12%) BEA
11 8 (2.12%) Capita
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 15 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 24 days ago