Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for XSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSD over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 603 582
Rank change year-on-year -110 -21 +34
Contract jobs citing XSD 163 243 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.79% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 179 170
England median daily rate £550 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £416 £400 £263
90th Percentile £713 £650 £602
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £449
% change year-on-year +2.38% +16.86% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% -1.47% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.88 £42.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% -1.47% -

XSD is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,787 30,722 29,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.15% 32.57% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,116 21,880 20,694
England median daily rate £475 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +10.00% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 354 344
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.15 £15.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.35 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for XSD in England

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in England

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSD in England

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in England

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XSD in England

XSD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 76 £650 +13.04% 1
Midlands +6 33 £475 -17.39% 5
West Midlands -4 28 £475 -17.39% 5
South East -25 26 £475 -1.04% 3
South West -38 16 £525 +16.67%
North of England -38 7 £415 -2.35% 5
East Midlands +11 5 £475 -
East of England -24 5 £550 +3.53% 1
North East -19 4 £383 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -19 3 £500 +17.65% 3
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for XSD.

1 131 (80.37%) XML
2 105 (64.42%) SQL
3 95 (58.28%) Java
4 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (46.01%) Web Services
6 73 (44.79%) JSON
7 69 (42.33%) SOAP
8 53 (32.52%) XSLT
8 53 (32.52%) SOA
8 53 (32.52%) REST
9 52 (31.90%) Oracle
10 48 (29.45%) Finance
11 42 (25.77%) JavaScript
12 41 (25.15%) JSON Schema
13 39 (23.93%) Data Modelling
13 39 (23.93%) Scrum
14 35 (21.47%) Hibernate
14 35 (21.47%) Hadoop
14 35 (21.47%) Translating Business Requirements
15 34 (20.86%) Git (software)
15 34 (20.86%) Banking
15 34 (20.86%) Maven
16 32 (19.63%) Subversion
16 32 (19.63%) SQL Server
16 32 (19.63%) Front Office
17 31 (19.02%) Spring
17 31 (19.02%) Logical Data Model
18 30 (18.40%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (17.79%) .NET
19 29 (17.79%) Physical Data Model

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 26 (15.95%) Apache Spark
2 21 (12.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (12.27%) WebLogic
4 19 (11.66%) JBoss
5 15 (9.20%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.91%) Confluence
7 6 (3.68%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (3.07%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.45%) Mule
9 4 (2.45%) Mule ESB
9 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.84%) Documentum
10 3 (1.84%) Oracle BPEL
10 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.23%) Apache
11 2 (1.23%) CMS
11 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.23%) Sonic ESB
12 1 (0.61%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.68%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.61%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.29%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (3.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (3.68%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.84%) GitHub
6 1 (0.61%) Boomi
6 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) FTP
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) SMTP
2 2 (1.23%) SSL
3 1 (0.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.47%) Hadoop
2 32 (19.63%) SQL Server
3 22 (13.50%) NoSQL
4 20 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (11.04%) Oracle Database
6 13 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (6.75%) Big Data
8 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
9 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (4.91%) Impala
10 8 (4.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (4.29%) MongoDB
12 6 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (3.68%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (3.68%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (3.68%) RDBMS
13 5 (3.07%) Oracle ODI
13 5 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (20.86%) Git (software)
1 34 (20.86%) Maven
2 32 (19.63%) Subversion
3 24 (14.72%) Jenkins
4 19 (11.66%) JUnit
5 15 (9.20%) Ant
5 15 (9.20%) SoapUI
6 14 (8.59%) JIRA
7 10 (6.13%) Rational Team Concert
8 9 (5.52%) Apache Ivy
8 9 (5.52%) Gradle
9 8 (4.91%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.68%) Checkstyle
11 5 (3.07%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (2.45%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.45%) FitNesse
12 4 (2.45%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.45%) JMeter
13 3 (1.84%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 48 (29.45%) Finance
2 34 (20.86%) Banking
3 32 (19.63%) Front Office
4 18 (11.04%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (45.40%) Developer
2 44 (26.99%) Java Developer
3 28 (17.18%) Data Modeller
4 23 (14.11%) Architect
5 15 (9.20%) Analyst
6 14 (8.59%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.91%) XML Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) Designer
8 7 (4.29%) Integration Architect
8 7 (4.29%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) C# Programmer
9 6 (3.68%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 6 (3.68%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 6 (3.68%) Programmer
9 6 (3.68%) Senior Data Modeller
9 6 (3.68%) SOA Designer
9 6 (3.68%) SOA Solution Designer
9 6 (3.68%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (3.07%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (80.37%) XML
2 75 (46.01%) Web Services
3 73 (44.79%) JSON
4 69 (42.33%) SOAP
5 53 (32.52%) REST
5 53 (32.52%) XSLT
6 41 (25.15%) JSON Schema
7 35 (21.47%) Hibernate
8 31 (19.02%) Spring
9 29 (17.79%) .NET
10 23 (14.11%) EJB
10 23 (14.11%) J2EE
10 23 (14.11%) JMS
11 20 (12.27%) Middleware
12 18 (11.04%) EJB 3.0
12 18 (11.04%) JPA
13 16 (9.82%) WSDL
14 15 (9.20%) FpML
14 15 (9.20%) XSL
15 14 (8.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.34%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (11.66%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (9.82%) Fixed Income
4 7 (4.29%) DataPower
5 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.84%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.84%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.23%) Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) Derivative
6 2 (1.23%) Equities
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
6 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.43%) Linux
2 16 (9.82%) Unix
3 9 (5.52%) Windows
4 6 (3.68%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.52%) SOA
3 39 (23.93%) Data Modelling
3 39 (23.93%) Scrum
4 35 (21.47%) Translating Business Requirements
5 31 (19.02%) Logical Data Model
6 30 (18.40%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (17.79%) Microservices
7 29 (17.79%) Physical Data Model
7 29 (17.79%) Technical Analysis
8 27 (16.56%) Dimensional Modelling
9 26 (15.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (15.95%) Visualisation
10 25 (15.34%) SDLC
11 24 (14.72%) DevOps
12 20 (12.27%) ETL
13 19 (11.66%) Test Automation
13 19 (11.66%) Workflow
14 16 (9.82%) Unit Testing
15 15 (9.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 105 (64.42%) SQL
2 95 (58.28%) Java
3 42 (25.77%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.72%) C#
5 20 (12.27%) Java 8
5 20 (12.27%) PL/SQL
6 18 (11.04%) XPath
7 13 (7.98%) T-SQL
8 11 (6.75%) C
9 9 (5.52%) XQuery
10 8 (4.91%) C++
10 8 (4.91%) Python
11 7 (4.29%) Groovy
12 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.07%) VB
13 3 (1.84%) Korn
14 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (12.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.20%) Degree
3 10 (6.13%) DV Cleared
3 10 (6.13%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.61%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.66%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.23%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (3.68%) Ansible
2 4 (2.45%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.23%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.61%) Control-M
Vendors
1 52 (31.90%) Oracle
2 18 (11.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.52%) Google
3 9 (5.52%) Solace
4 8 (4.91%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.68%) IBM
5 6 (3.68%) ION Trading
5 6 (3.68%) Sybase
5 6 (3.68%) Tableau
6 4 (2.45%) CA
6 4 (2.45%) Micro Focus
6 4 (2.45%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.84%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.84%) Pega
8 2 (1.23%) GoldenSource
8 2 (1.23%) HP
8 2 (1.23%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.23%) SAP
9 1 (0.61%) Dell
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat