Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 604 524
Rank change year-on-year -76 -80 +81
Contract jobs citing XSD 191 234 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.57% 0.79% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 154 248
England median daily rate £525 £542 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +20.65% -0.17%
10th Percentile £402 £413 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £519 £525 £430
% change year-on-year -1.19% +22.09% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 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 33,293 29,581 30,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.46% 32.57% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,701 20,677 21,354
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
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% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 376 362
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.40%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.67 £13.50
90th Percentile £60.08 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +11.11% -3.87%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -50 75 £575 -4.17% 9
South East +21 52 £485 +4.86% 9
Midlands -15 25 £463 -15.91% 7
South West -17 20 £525 +16.67% 1
West Midlands -31 16 £450 -18.18% 5
East of England -11 13 £525 -3.00% 2
East Midlands +19 9 £475 +63.79% 2
North of England -38 6 £405 -4.71% 10
Yorkshire -21 3 £500 +19.40% 4
North West -22 2 £405 +4.52% 4
North East -12 1 £375 -21.05% 2
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 169 (88.48%) XML
2 104 (54.45%) SQL
3 99 (51.83%) Java
4 88 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (42.93%) Web Services
6 79 (41.36%) Oracle
7 69 (36.13%) SOAP
8 68 (35.60%) JSON
9 67 (35.08%) REST
10 65 (34.03%) SOA
11 64 (33.51%) XSLT
12 48 (25.13%) Scrum
13 43 (22.51%) Data Modelling
14 41 (21.47%) Finance
15 40 (20.94%) Git (software)
15 40 (20.94%) Oracle Database
16 38 (19.90%) Hibernate
17 37 (19.37%) Subversion
17 37 (19.37%) EJB
18 36 (18.85%) Spring
19 34 (17.80%) SQL Server
19 34 (17.80%) Unix
19 34 (17.80%) Linux
19 34 (17.80%) Middleware
20 33 (17.28%) JMS
20 33 (17.28%) JavaScript
20 33 (17.28%) WebLogic
20 33 (17.28%) SDLC
21 32 (16.75%) Logical Data Model
21 32 (16.75%) C#

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 33 (17.28%) WebLogic
2 31 (16.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (9.42%) Apache Spark
3 18 (9.42%) JBoss
4 13 (6.81%) Confluence
5 11 (5.76%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (3.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.09%) Mule
8 4 (2.09%) Mule ESB
8 4 (2.09%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.09%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.57%) Apache
9 3 (1.57%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (1.05%) CMS
10 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.05%) SAS
11 1 (0.52%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.52%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.52%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.71%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.57%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.62%) Boomi
3 5 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.09%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.57%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.57%) Serverless
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.05%) BlueKai
6 2 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (1.05%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.57%) FTP
2 2 (1.05%) HTTP
2 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.05%) SMS
2 2 (1.05%) SMTP
2 2 (1.05%) SSL
3 1 (0.52%) Intranet
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.94%) Oracle Database
2 34 (17.80%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (10.47%) Hadoop
4 20 (10.47%) Relational Database
5 17 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (8.90%) RDBMS
6 15 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (7.33%) MySQL
7 14 (7.33%) NoSQL
8 11 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (5.24%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (3.66%) MongoDB
12 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (2.62%) Impala
13 5 (2.62%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (20.94%) Git (software)
2 37 (19.37%) Subversion
3 32 (16.75%) Maven
4 29 (15.18%) JUnit
5 26 (13.61%) SoapUI
6 16 (8.38%) Jenkins
6 16 (8.38%) JIRA
7 13 (6.81%) Rational Team Concert
8 11 (5.76%) Cucumber
9 9 (4.71%) Eclipse
9 9 (4.71%) IntelliJ
9 9 (4.71%) XMLSpy
10 8 (4.19%) Ant
10 8 (4.19%) Gradle
10 8 (4.19%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.14%) Mockito
11 6 (3.14%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.62%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (2.62%) Spock
13 4 (2.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (21.47%) Finance
2 31 (16.23%) Banking
3 19 (9.95%) Front Office
4 15 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.66%) Marketing
6 6 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.57%) Electronics
7 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.57%) Retail
8 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (50.79%) Developer
2 51 (26.70%) Java Developer
3 27 (14.14%) Architect
4 19 (9.95%) Data Modeller
5 18 (9.42%) Analyst
6 15 (7.85%) C# Developer
7 14 (7.33%) Senior Developer
8 13 (6.81%) Data Architect
9 12 (6.28%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.71%) Oracle Developer
10 9 (4.71%) SQL Developer
11 8 (4.19%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (4.19%) XML Analyst
12 7 (3.66%) Integration Developer
12 7 (3.66%) Java Middleware Developer
12 7 (3.66%) Middleware Developer
12 7 (3.66%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (3.66%) Technical Architect
13 6 (3.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (88.48%) XML
2 82 (42.93%) Web Services
3 69 (36.13%) SOAP
4 68 (35.60%) JSON
5 67 (35.08%) REST
6 64 (33.51%) XSLT
7 38 (19.90%) Hibernate
8 37 (19.37%) EJB
9 36 (18.85%) Spring
10 34 (17.80%) Middleware
11 33 (17.28%) JMS
12 29 (15.18%) EJB 3.0
12 29 (15.18%) J2EE
12 29 (15.18%) JSON Schema
12 29 (15.18%) XSL
13 28 (14.66%) JPA
14 27 (14.14%) .NET
15 23 (12.04%) JAXB
16 21 (10.99%) WSDL
17 16 (8.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.38%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.66%) DataPower
3 7 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.66%) Reference Data
4 6 (3.14%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.62%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.09%) Clustering
6 4 (2.09%) NHS
6 4 (2.09%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.05%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.05%) Derivative
7 2 (1.05%) Equities
7 2 (1.05%) Life Science
7 2 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.52%) Robotics
8 1 (0.52%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.80%) Linux
1 34 (17.80%) Unix
2 11 (5.76%) Windows
3 6 (3.14%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) CentOS
6 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (34.03%) SOA
3 48 (25.13%) Scrum
4 43 (22.51%) Data Modelling
5 33 (17.28%) SDLC
6 32 (16.75%) Logical Data Model
7 31 (16.23%) Physical Data Model
7 31 (16.23%) Test Automation
8 28 (14.66%) TDD
9 26 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (13.09%) Workflow
11 24 (12.57%) DevOps
11 24 (12.57%) Translating Business Requirements
12 21 (10.99%) Microservices
12 21 (10.99%) Visualisation
13 20 (10.47%) MVC
13 20 (10.47%) Technical Analysis
14 18 (9.42%) BDD
14 18 (9.42%) Migration
15 17 (8.90%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 104 (54.45%) SQL
2 99 (51.83%) Java
3 33 (17.28%) JavaScript
4 32 (16.75%) C#
5 27 (14.14%) PL/SQL
6 26 (13.61%) Java 8
7 23 (12.04%) XPath
8 14 (7.33%) C
9 12 (6.28%) XQuery
10 11 (5.76%) C++
10 11 (5.76%) Groovy
10 11 (5.76%) Shell Script
11 10 (5.24%) Python
12 8 (4.19%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.09%) Scala
13 4 (2.09%) VB
14 3 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.57%) Korn
14 3 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.52%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 26 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.81%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.71%) Degree
5 3 (1.57%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.57%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.52%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.42%) QA
2 6 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.14%) HL7
3 2 (1.05%) IFRS
3 2 (1.05%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (2.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.05%) Postfix
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.19%) CA Service Virtualization
2 6 (3.14%) Ansible
3 4 (2.09%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.05%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.52%) Control-M
5 1 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (41.36%) Oracle
2 15 (7.85%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.19%) CA
3 8 (4.19%) HP
3 8 (4.19%) IBM
3 8 (4.19%) MuleSoft
4 7 (3.66%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.14%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.14%) Google
6 5 (2.62%) Dell
6 5 (2.62%) SAP
7 4 (2.09%) InterSystems
7 4 (2.09%) Solace
7 4 (2.09%) Tableau
8 3 (1.57%) GoldenSource
8 3 (1.57%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.57%) Sybase
9 2 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.05%) Informatica
9 2 (1.05%) Pega