The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for XSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML Schema Definition (XSD)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 120 136
Rank change year-on-year +26 +16  
Contract jobs citing XSD 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.49% 0.91% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +13.09% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -11.90%  

XSD is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 336 438 628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 18.37% 17.65% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 271 379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.28 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.51% +30.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing XSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XSD in Berkshire

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XSD in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Berkshire

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in Berkshire

XSD
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Reading - 4 £413 - 2
XSD
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XSD.

1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Thunderhead
2 4 (57.14%) Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) WSDL
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) SAML

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPEL
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) BPM Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SOA Developer
2 2 (28.57%) WebLogic Developer
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) SAML
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) WSDL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) BPEL
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Thunderhead
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle