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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 117 109
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Contract jobs citing XSD 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.085% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.41% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Berkshire median daily rate £510 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.37% +14.28%  
South East median daily rate £463 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +6.01% +9.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 380 491 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.79% 20.87% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 901 929
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
10th Percentile £301 £300 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £403 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +0.62% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £31.00 £16.06 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.08% -46.48%  
10th Percentile £13.80 £8.88 £18.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £34.50 £34.35
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing XSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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
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 29 June 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 +16 1 £475 +18.75%
XSD
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (71.43%) XMLSpy
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Thunderhead
3 4 (57.14%) Marketing
3 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) EAI
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) WSDL
5 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum

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 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) XMLSpy
2 1 (14.29%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) SOA Designer
2 1 (14.29%) SOA Solution Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) WSDL
3 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) EAI
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Thunderhead
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle