The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 27 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 154 191
Rank change year-on-year -4 +37  
Contract jobs citing XSD 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.76% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Median daily rate £613 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.94% -20.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +13.23% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1252 1181 1708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.89% 34.87% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1014 1376
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region with a requirement for XSD.

1 16 (88.89%) XML
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) Fixed Income
4 6 (33.33%) Banking
4 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) SOAP
6 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) XSLT
7 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 3 (16.67%) HTTP
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) FpML
7 3 (16.67%) Front Office
7 3 (16.67%) IIS
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (16.67%) WCF
7 3 (16.67%) REST
7 3 (16.67%) Change Control
7 3 (16.67%) SOLID
8 2 (11.11%) Asynchronous Programming
8 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) ION MarketView
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) DB2
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) XMLSpy
4 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) Moq
4 1 (5.56%) NUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Front Office
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Quantitative Developer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Quant Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Front Office Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Quantitative Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) CSS
3 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 4 (22.22%) XSLT
4 3 (16.67%) FpML
4 3 (16.67%) REST
4 3 (16.67%) WCF
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.11%) jQuery
5 2 (11.11%) JSON
5 2 (11.11%) Middleware
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) WSDL
6 1 (5.56%) DOM
6 1 (5.56%) Java RMI
6 1 (5.56%) JMS
6 1 (5.56%) Struts
6 1 (5.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Derivative
2 2 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (11.11%) Wiki
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) IPTV
3 1 (5.56%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Change Control
3 3 (16.67%) SOA
3 3 (16.67%) SOLID
4 2 (11.11%) Asynchronous Programming
4 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
4 2 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) MVC
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) System Testing
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Calypso
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) Canoo
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) ION Trading
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.56%) Solace