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 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 153 181
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28  
Contract jobs citing XSD 12 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.14% 0.46% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 9
Median daily rate £550 £600 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £480 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £793 £720 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +11.60% -1.17%  
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 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 1057 1091 1552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.06% 32.80% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 918 1243
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSD in the City of London

XSD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

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

1 26 (92.86%) XML
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
3 12 (42.86%) XSLT
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) .NET
5 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
6 8 (28.57%) C#
6 8 (28.57%) JSON
6 8 (28.57%) REST
7 7 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 7 (25.00%) Reference Data
7 7 (25.00%) HTML
7 7 (25.00%) SOAP
7 7 (25.00%) FpML
7 7 (25.00%) SOA
7 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 6 (21.43%) Oracle
8 6 (21.43%) CSS
8 6 (21.43%) Java
8 6 (21.43%) Taxonomies
8 6 (21.43%) Fixed Income
9 5 (17.86%) JIRA
9 5 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (17.86%) jQuery
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (14.29%) RESTful
10 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
10 4 (14.29%) Spring

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 (10.71%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.57%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) AMQP
2 2 (7.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) DB2
3 2 (7.14%) MariaDB
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Endeca
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) OLTP
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) JUnit
2 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Maven
3 2 (7.14%) MSI
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) Mockito
4 1 (3.57%) Moq
4 1 (3.57%) NUnit
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.57%) Spock
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) XMLSpy
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Front Office
4 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Billing
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) Architect
3 8 (28.57%) Data Architect
4 6 (21.43%) C# Developer
5 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
5 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Quantitative Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 3 (10.71%) C# Quant Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
8 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Integration Architect
8 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) XML
2 12 (42.86%) XSLT
3 10 (35.71%) .NET
4 8 (28.57%) JSON
4 8 (28.57%) REST
5 7 (25.00%) FpML
5 7 (25.00%) HTML
5 7 (25.00%) SOAP
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (17.86%) jQuery
8 4 (14.29%) FIXML
8 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
8 4 (14.29%) JSP
8 4 (14.29%) RESTful
8 4 (14.29%) Spring
8 4 (14.29%) Web Services
9 3 (10.71%) Java RMI
9 3 (10.71%) JMS
9 3 (10.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (25.00%) Reference Data
2 6 (21.43%) Fixed Income
2 6 (21.43%) Taxonomies
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Equities
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Derivative
5 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.57%) IPTV
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.57%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (3.57%) Social Media
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
5 1 (3.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 7 (25.00%) SOA
2 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) ETL
3 4 (14.29%) MVC
3 4 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Data Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
4 3 (10.71%) Data Management
4 3 (10.71%) Microservices
4 3 (10.71%) SOLID
4 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Web Development
5 2 (7.14%) Asynchronous Programming
5 2 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.71%) Python
5 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.71%) XPath
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) Korn
7 1 (3.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Canoo
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Solace
2 2 (7.14%) Sybase
2 2 (7.14%) Teradata
3 1 (3.57%) ATG
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) WorldPay