The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 26 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 90 84
Contract jobs citing XSD 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.60% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.57% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.74%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 311 311 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.60% 23.49% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 171 135
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +6.25%  
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for XSD.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) JBoss
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) jBPM
1 4 (100.00%) Java EE
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) JPA
1 4 (100.00%) Drools
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Coaching
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (100.00%) JBoss
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Drools
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) Java EE
1 4 (100.00%) jBPM
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) JPA
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) JSF
3 1 (25.00%) RichFaces
3 1 (25.00%) Spring Batch
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Coaching
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source Development
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat