Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 628 599 475
Rank change year-on-year -29 -124 +100
Contract jobs citing XSD 225 208 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.77% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 152 262
England median daily rate £485 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £363 £360 £319
90th Percentile £613 £613 £640
UK median daily rate £485 £490 £440
% change year-on-year -1.02% +11.36% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
England median hourly rate £43.45 - £37.00
10th Percentile £24.77 - £31.14
90th Percentile £67.53 - £37.90
UK median hourly rate £43.45 - £37.00

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 30,546 27,028 28,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.61% 32.26% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,653 18,767 19,886
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £626 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 356 386
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +7.28% +7.86%
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.88 £14.13
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.19 £56.28
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.98% +7.36% +7.14%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -36 96 £525 - 15
South East +32 73 £480 +6.67% 11
Midlands -6 19 £425 -10.53% 12
East Midlands +12 14 £425 +18.06% 8
East of England -11 13 £525 +7.69%
North of England -19 13 £425 +15.65% 5
South West +7 9 £513 -2.38% 5
North West -31 6 £415 +50.91% 1
West Midlands -29 5 - - 4
North East - 5 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -23 2 £488 +21.88% 3
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 209 (92.89%) XML
2 126 (56.00%) Java
3 124 (55.11%) Web Services
4 114 (50.67%) SOAP
5 104 (46.22%) SQL
6 96 (42.67%) REST
7 94 (41.78%) XSLT
8 92 (40.89%) SOA
9 90 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 87 (38.67%) Oracle
11 75 (33.33%) JMS
12 74 (32.89%) Spring
13 72 (32.00%) JSON
14 63 (28.00%) Linux
15 61 (27.11%) Git (software)
16 53 (23.56%) WSDL
17 51 (22.67%) Hibernate
18 50 (22.22%) TDD
19 49 (21.78%) RESTful
20 48 (21.33%) Unix
21 47 (20.89%) XPath
22 45 (20.00%) JUnit
23 44 (19.56%) EJB
23 44 (19.56%) Scrum
23 44 (19.56%) Oracle Database
24 43 (19.11%) Maven
25 42 (18.67%) WebLogic
25 42 (18.67%) XSL
26 41 (18.22%) Subversion
26 41 (18.22%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 42 (18.67%) WebLogic
2 41 (18.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (8.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (6.67%) Apache
4 15 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 14 (6.22%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (6.22%) Confluence
6 12 (5.33%) CMS
7 10 (4.44%) Tomcat
8 9 (4.00%) MQSeries
9 8 (3.56%) JBoss
10 6 (2.67%) Apache Spark
10 6 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.78%) SAS
12 3 (1.33%) Liferay
12 3 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.89%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.89%) IIS
13 2 (0.89%) Mule
13 2 (0.89%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.33%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.89%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.89%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.00%) Boomi
3 6 (2.67%) Serverless
4 5 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.22%) iPaaS
5 4 (1.78%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.78%) Bluemix
5 4 (1.78%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (1.78%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.89%) BlueKai
7 2 (0.89%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.44%) IaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.44%) npm
8 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.11%) HTTP
2 9 (4.00%) FTP
3 7 (3.11%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.11%) SMTP
4 6 (2.67%) SSL
5 3 (1.33%) Internet
5 3 (1.33%) Intranet
6 2 (0.89%) SMS
7 1 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.56%) Oracle Database
2 33 (14.67%) Relational Database
3 32 (14.22%) RDBMS
4 31 (13.78%) SQL Server
5 29 (12.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 27 (12.00%) MySQL
7 14 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (5.78%) NoSQL
9 11 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (4.44%) DB2
11 8 (3.56%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (2.67%) Hadoop
12 6 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (2.22%) MongoDB
13 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (27.11%) Git (software)
2 45 (20.00%) JUnit
3 43 (19.11%) Maven
4 41 (18.22%) Subversion
5 31 (13.78%) SoapUI
6 29 (12.89%) XMLSpy
7 27 (12.00%) Eclipse
8 20 (8.89%) Cucumber
9 17 (7.56%) Gradle
10 16 (7.11%) IntelliJ
10 16 (7.11%) JIRA
10 16 (7.11%) TeamCity
11 15 (6.67%) Jenkins
12 14 (6.22%) Mockito
13 10 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (3.56%) Selenium
15 6 (2.67%) Ant
15 6 (2.67%) Rational Team Concert
15 6 (2.67%) SpecFlow
16 5 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (16.89%) Finance
2 30 (13.33%) Banking
3 18 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.11%) Front Office
5 7 (3.11%) Marketing
6 4 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.78%) Retail
7 3 (1.33%) Electronics
8 2 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.89%) Back Office
8 2 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Legal
8 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 139 (61.78%) Developer
2 59 (26.22%) Java Developer
3 37 (16.44%) Senior Developer
4 30 (13.33%) Architect
4 30 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (7.56%) Data Architect
6 14 (6.22%) Oracle Developer
7 13 (5.78%) Analyst
8 12 (5.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 12 (5.33%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
9 10 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Consultant
10 9 (4.00%) Middleware Developer
10 9 (4.00%) WebSphere Developer
11 8 (3.56%) Integration Developer
11 8 (3.56%) Lead Developer
11 8 (3.56%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.56%) webMethods Developer
12 7 (3.11%) Java Middleware Developer
12 7 (3.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (92.89%) XML
2 124 (55.11%) Web Services
3 114 (50.67%) SOAP
4 96 (42.67%) REST
5 94 (41.78%) XSLT
6 75 (33.33%) JMS
7 74 (32.89%) Spring
8 72 (32.00%) JSON
9 53 (23.56%) WSDL
10 51 (22.67%) Hibernate
11 49 (21.78%) RESTful
12 44 (19.56%) EJB
13 42 (18.67%) XSL
14 36 (16.00%) JDBC
15 35 (15.56%) Middleware
16 33 (14.67%) Spring Boot
17 32 (14.22%) J2EE
18 31 (13.78%) .NET
19 27 (12.00%) EJB 3.0
20 26 (11.56%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.44%) Mainframe
2 10 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.11%) Reference Data
4 6 (2.67%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.22%) DataPower
5 5 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.78%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.78%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.33%) Clustering
7 3 (1.33%) NHS
7 3 (1.33%) User Experience
8 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.89%) Equities
8 2 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.89%) Life Science
9 1 (0.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 63 (28.00%) Linux
2 48 (21.33%) Unix
3 10 (4.44%) Windows
4 9 (4.00%) HPUX
4 9 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.00%) Solaris
5 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) CentOS
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (40.89%) SOA
2 90 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.22%) TDD
4 44 (19.56%) Scrum
5 39 (17.33%) Data Modelling
6 37 (16.44%) MVC
7 35 (15.56%) SDLC
8 30 (13.33%) Microservices
9 28 (12.44%) BDD
10 27 (12.00%) UML
11 23 (10.22%) EAI
12 22 (9.78%) Test Automation
13 21 (9.33%) OO
14 20 (8.89%) DevOps
14 20 (8.89%) Logical Data Model
15 19 (8.44%) Physical Data Model
16 18 (8.00%) Data Mapping
16 18 (8.00%) Migration
16 18 (8.00%) Workflow
17 17 (7.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 126 (56.00%) Java
2 104 (46.22%) SQL
3 47 (20.89%) XPath
4 40 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 35 (15.56%) Java 8
6 32 (14.22%) C#
7 24 (10.67%) PL/SQL
8 21 (9.33%) XQuery
9 19 (8.44%) Groovy
9 19 (8.44%) Shell Script
10 18 (8.00%) Python
11 17 (7.56%) Bash Shell
12 13 (5.78%) Scala
13 9 (4.00%) C
14 6 (2.67%) C++
15 4 (1.78%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.89%) Korn
17 2 (0.89%) Perl
17 2 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.67%) Degree
3 12 (5.33%) Master's Degree
3 12 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.56%) QA
3 5 (2.22%) HL7
4 4 (1.78%) IFRS
4 4 (1.78%) IFRS 9
5 3 (1.33%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.44%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (1.33%) Docker
2 2 (0.89%) Postfix
3 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.67%) CA Service Virtualization
2 3 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.89%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.44%) Ansible
4 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 87 (38.67%) Oracle
2 19 (8.44%) IBM
3 11 (4.89%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.00%) Dell
4 9 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.56%) Software AG
5 8 (3.56%) webMethods
6 7 (3.11%) HP
7 6 (2.67%) CA
8 5 (2.22%) Google
8 5 (2.22%) SAP
9 4 (1.78%) Informatica
9 4 (1.78%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.33%) InterSystems
10 3 (1.33%) OpenText
11 2 (0.89%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.89%) Demandware
11 2 (0.89%) Tableau
11 2 (0.89%) Talend