Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 565 617
Rank change year-on-year -46 +52 -142
Contract jobs citing XSD 245 312 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 1.04% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 188 149
England median daily rate £538 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £400 £263 £300
90th Percentile £650 £596 £530
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +23.53% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
England median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% - -
UK median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -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 30685 30052 29794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.34% 30.68% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21840 20981 20650
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 344 501
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.73 £14.56 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 22 November 2017.

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
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 22 November 2017. 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 -85 120 £600 +26.32% 3
North of England +72 30 £425 +45.92% 5
South East +11 28 £480 +11.63% 4
South West +4 27 £415 -10.27%
East of England +1 21 £525 -4.55% 1
Midlands +10 18 £575 +47.44% 2
West Midlands +25 15 £575 +35.29% 1
Yorkshire +29 11 £425 - 1
North West 0 11 £577 +98.11% 1
North East - 10 £425 - 3
East Midlands -16 3 - - 1
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for XSD.

1 221 (90.20%) XML
2 145 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (56.73%) Java
4 114 (46.53%) SOAP
5 102 (41.63%) Web Services
5 102 (41.63%) SQL
6 100 (40.82%) XSLT
6 100 (40.82%) SOA
7 86 (35.10%) REST
8 83 (33.88%) Oracle
9 72 (29.39%) JSON
10 71 (28.98%) Subversion
11 70 (28.57%) Banking
11 70 (28.57%) Finance
12 66 (26.94%) Scrum
13 64 (26.12%) WSDL
14 60 (24.49%) Git (software)
15 59 (24.08%) XPath
16 58 (23.67%) Maven
17 57 (23.27%) Data Modelling
17 57 (23.27%) SoapUI
18 52 (21.22%) JMS
19 50 (20.41%) Linux
20 49 (20.00%) Hibernate
21 48 (19.59%) JavaScript
22 47 (19.18%) Unix
23 45 (18.37%) Spring
23 45 (18.37%) TDD
24 42 (17.14%) Eclipse
24 42 (17.14%) Middleware

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 38 (15.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (13.88%) WebLogic
3 19 (7.76%) WebSphere
4 16 (6.53%) Apache
4 16 (6.53%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.90%) Confluence
6 10 (4.08%) JBoss
6 10 (4.08%) MQSeries
7 7 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (2.45%) CMS
8 6 (2.45%) SAS
9 5 (2.04%) GlassFish
9 5 (2.04%) Mule
9 5 (2.04%) Mule ESB
9 5 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.63%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.63%) IIS
10 4 (1.63%) JCAPS
11 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.82%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.08%) ION MarketView
2 9 (3.67%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.63%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.82%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.41%) Magento
5 1 (0.41%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.31%) OpenShift
2 10 (4.08%) GitHub
2 10 (4.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 10 (4.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 7 (2.86%) PaaS
4 6 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.63%) Boomi
5 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.63%) SaaS
6 3 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.22%) IaaS
6 3 (1.22%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.22%) Serverless
7 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.41%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.35%) Internet
2 13 (5.31%) FTP
2 13 (5.31%) SSL
3 7 (2.86%) HTTP
4 3 (1.22%) AMQP
4 3 (1.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.06%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.16%) MongoDB
3 20 (8.16%) Oracle Database
4 19 (7.76%) MySQL
4 19 (7.76%) RDBMS
5 18 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (6.94%) OLAP
7 16 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (3.67%) DB2
10 9 (3.67%) Star Schema
11 8 (3.27%) Big Data
12 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (2.04%) NoSQL
13 5 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
13 5 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.63%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 71 (28.98%) Subversion
2 60 (24.49%) Git (software)
3 58 (23.67%) Maven
4 57 (23.27%) SoapUI
5 42 (17.14%) Eclipse
6 40 (16.33%) Jenkins
7 34 (13.88%) JIRA
8 33 (13.47%) JUnit
9 20 (8.16%) Visual Studio
10 18 (7.35%) Selenium
11 17 (6.94%) IntelliJ
12 15 (6.12%) Ant
12 15 (6.12%) XMLSpy
13 14 (5.71%) Mockito
14 13 (5.31%) Checkstyle
14 13 (5.31%) XMLUnit
15 12 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (4.90%) WebDriver
16 11 (4.49%) Hudson
17 10 (4.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 70 (28.57%) Banking
1 70 (28.57%) Finance
2 31 (12.65%) Investment Banking
3 22 (8.98%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.94%) Front Office
4 17 (6.94%) Marketing
5 16 (6.53%) Manufacturing
6 14 (5.71%) Electronics
6 14 (5.71%) Retail
7 13 (5.31%) Back Office
8 6 (2.45%) Games
9 3 (1.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 155 (63.27%) Developer
2 81 (33.06%) Java Developer
3 41 (16.73%) Senior Developer
4 28 (11.43%) Analyst
4 28 (11.43%) Architect
5 23 (9.39%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (6.53%) Data Architect
7 15 (6.12%) Data Analyst
8 14 (5.71%) XML Analyst
9 12 (4.90%) Software Developer
10 11 (4.49%) Agile Developer
10 11 (4.49%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (4.49%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.49%) HTML Developer
11 10 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Node.js Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Salesforce Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (90.20%) XML
2 114 (46.53%) SOAP
3 102 (41.63%) Web Services
4 100 (40.82%) XSLT
5 86 (35.10%) REST
6 72 (29.39%) JSON
7 64 (26.12%) WSDL
8 52 (21.22%) JMS
9 49 (20.00%) Hibernate
10 45 (18.37%) Spring
11 42 (17.14%) Middleware
12 41 (16.73%) .NET
12 41 (16.73%) HTML
13 31 (12.65%) XSL
14 30 (12.24%) JDBC
15 27 (11.02%) Apache Camel
16 25 (10.20%) FpML
17 24 (9.80%) CSS
17 24 (9.80%) EJB
18 23 (9.39%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.69%) Fixed Income
2 21 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.94%) Equities
4 15 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.86%) DataPower
7 7 (2.86%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.63%) Derivative
8 4 (1.63%) NHS
8 4 (1.63%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.82%) RIA
10 2 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.41%) Linux
2 47 (19.18%) Unix
3 13 (5.31%) Mac OS X
4 11 (4.49%) HPUX
4 11 (4.49%) Solaris
4 11 (4.49%) Windows
5 8 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.63%) AIX
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (40.82%) SOA
3 66 (26.94%) Scrum
4 57 (23.27%) Data Modelling
5 45 (18.37%) TDD
6 34 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (13.47%) Microservices
7 33 (13.47%) MVC
8 29 (11.84%) ETL
9 27 (11.02%) UML
10 22 (8.98%) BDD
10 22 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (8.98%) OO
10 22 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (8.57%) Use Case
12 20 (8.16%) Data Analysis
12 20 (8.16%) Sequence Diagram
13 19 (7.76%) Electronic Trading
13 19 (7.76%) Logical Data Model
13 19 (7.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 139 (56.73%) Java
2 102 (41.63%) SQL
3 59 (24.08%) XPath
4 48 (19.59%) JavaScript
5 34 (13.88%) C#
6 25 (10.20%) PL/SQL
7 20 (8.16%) Python
8 18 (7.35%) T-SQL
9 14 (5.71%) Groovy
10 11 (4.49%) Shell Script
11 10 (4.08%) Apex Code
11 10 (4.08%) SOQL
12 9 (3.67%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.67%) XQuery
13 7 (2.86%) C
13 7 (2.86%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.04%) PHP
14 5 (2.04%) R
14 5 (2.04%) Scala
15 4 (1.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.27%) Degree
4 5 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.31%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) ISO 20022
2 4 (1.63%) MiFID
3 3 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.82%) EMIR
4 2 (0.82%) HL7
4 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (6.12%) Docker
2 3 (1.22%) Cronacle
3 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (2.86%) Ansible
2 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.22%) Puppet
2 3 (1.22%) Rundeck
2 3 (1.22%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.82%) Control-M
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 83 (33.88%) Oracle
2 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
3 30 (12.24%) IBM
4 15 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (5.71%) MuleSoft
5 14 (5.71%) SAP
6 13 (5.31%) WSO2
7 12 (4.90%) Solace
8 11 (4.49%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.08%) ION Trading
9 10 (4.08%) Sybase
9 10 (4.08%) Talend
10 5 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (2.04%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.63%) Dell
11 4 (1.63%) EnterpriseDB
11 4 (1.63%) Vertica
12 3 (1.22%) Altova
12 3 (1.22%) OpenText
12 3 (1.22%) Sun