Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 635 534 565
Rank change year-on-year -101 +31 -57
Contract jobs citing XSD 211 303 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 1.08% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 203 174
England median daily rate £483 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £375 £263 £300
90th Percentile £625 £641 £535
UK median daily rate £480 £468 £448
% change year-on-year +2.67% +4.47% +8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
England median hourly rate £70.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.88% +14.86% +64.44%
10th Percentile £70.25 £38.48 £32.37
90th Percentile £70.75 £42.50 £37.83
UK median hourly rate £70.50 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +65.88% +14.86% +64.44%

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 29,613 28,052 29,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 31.78% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,296 19,504 20,306
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £626 £600 £590
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 316 510
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.65% +10.26%
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £56.58
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 February 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
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 February 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 -93 106 £544 +5.58% 11
South East -12 47 £480 +6.67% 6
North of England +24 25 £425 +54.55% 19
Midlands +2 15 £250 -36.31% 5
East Midlands +2 13 £250 -31.03% 1
East of England -20 12 £544 +11.54% 1
North East - 12 £425 - 8
Yorkshire +1 11 £425 -35.85% 6
North West -3 6 £577 +109.82% 5
South West -11 4 £380 -27.62% 2
West Midlands -2 2 - - 4
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 194 (91.94%) XML
2 146 (69.19%) Java
3 122 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (53.55%) SOAP
5 102 (48.34%) Web Services
6 99 (46.92%) SQL
7 92 (43.60%) SOA
8 91 (43.13%) XSLT
9 86 (40.76%) REST
10 82 (38.86%) JMS
11 72 (34.12%) XPath
12 71 (33.65%) Oracle
13 67 (31.75%) Spring
14 65 (30.81%) JSON
15 64 (30.33%) Hibernate
16 59 (27.96%) Finance
17 56 (26.54%) Linux
18 54 (25.59%) WSDL
18 54 (25.59%) Banking
19 52 (24.64%) Scrum
20 50 (23.70%) Git (software)
21 49 (23.22%) MVC
22 45 (21.33%) Maven
22 45 (21.33%) JDBC
23 43 (20.38%) TDD
23 43 (20.38%) Subversion
24 42 (19.91%) Microservices
25 40 (18.96%) Unix
26 39 (18.48%) JUnit
27 38 (18.01%) 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 38 (18.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (16.11%) WebLogic
3 18 (8.53%) WebSphere
4 17 (8.06%) Apache
5 14 (6.64%) Tomcat
6 12 (5.69%) CMS
6 12 (5.69%) MQSeries
7 11 (5.21%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (3.79%) Confluence
8 8 (3.79%) JBoss
9 5 (2.37%) Apache Spark
9 5 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.90%) SAS
10 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.42%) Liferay
11 3 (1.42%) Mule
11 3 (1.42%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.95%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.42%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.42%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.95%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.64%) Boomi
2 11 (5.21%) OpenShift
3 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.79%) GitHub
3 8 (3.79%) iPaaS
4 7 (3.32%) PaaS
5 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.90%) SaaS
5 4 (1.90%) Serverless
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.42%) IaaS
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.53%) HTTP
2 15 (7.11%) FTP
3 14 (6.64%) SSL
4 9 (4.27%) Internet
5 5 (2.37%) Firewall
6 4 (1.90%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.85%) Relational Database
3 23 (10.90%) Oracle Database
4 21 (9.95%) RDBMS
5 20 (9.48%) DB2
6 18 (8.53%) MySQL
6 18 (8.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (6.64%) MongoDB
7 14 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (4.27%) OLAP
10 8 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (3.32%) Big Data
12 4 (1.90%) OLTP
12 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.90%) Star Schema
13 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (23.70%) Git (software)
2 45 (21.33%) Maven
3 43 (20.38%) Subversion
4 39 (18.48%) JUnit
5 30 (14.22%) Eclipse
5 30 (14.22%) SoapUI
6 29 (13.74%) Jenkins
7 23 (10.90%) XMLSpy
8 21 (9.95%) Gradle
9 16 (7.58%) Mockito
9 16 (7.58%) TeamCity
10 14 (6.64%) Ant
11 13 (6.16%) IntelliJ
11 13 (6.16%) JIRA
12 11 (5.21%) Checkstyle
12 11 (5.21%) XMLUnit
13 10 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (4.74%) Selenium
13 10 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (4.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (27.96%) Finance
2 54 (25.59%) Banking
3 27 (12.80%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.27%) Front Office
5 8 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.32%) Legal
6 7 (3.32%) Retail
7 5 (2.37%) Marketing
8 4 (1.90%) Back Office
8 4 (1.90%) Billing
8 4 (1.90%) Electronics
8 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.95%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (67.77%) Developer
2 79 (37.44%) Java Developer
3 37 (17.54%) Senior Developer
4 34 (16.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 20 (9.48%) Architect
6 14 (6.64%) webMethods Developer
7 12 (5.69%) Agile Developer
7 12 (5.69%) Data Architect
7 12 (5.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 12 (5.69%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
8 11 (5.21%) Agile Java Developer
8 11 (5.21%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.74%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (4.27%) Analyst
10 9 (4.27%) WebSphere Developer
11 7 (3.32%) Designer
11 7 (3.32%) Linux Developer
11 7 (3.32%) Unix Developer
11 7 (3.32%) XML Analyst
12 6 (2.84%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (91.94%) XML
2 113 (53.55%) SOAP
3 102 (48.34%) Web Services
4 91 (43.13%) XSLT
5 86 (40.76%) REST
6 82 (38.86%) JMS
7 67 (31.75%) Spring
8 65 (30.81%) JSON
9 64 (30.33%) Hibernate
10 54 (25.59%) WSDL
11 45 (21.33%) JDBC
12 35 (16.59%) Spring Boot
13 32 (15.17%) XSL
14 29 (13.74%) Apache Camel
14 29 (13.74%) HTML
15 28 (13.27%) RESTful
16 26 (12.32%) EJB
17 23 (10.90%) .NET
18 22 (10.43%) CSS
19 21 (9.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.06%) Fixed Income
1 17 (8.06%) Mainframe
2 16 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.32%) Equities
7 5 (2.37%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.37%) DataPower
7 5 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.37%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.37%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.90%) Derivative
8 4 (1.90%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.95%) PKI
11 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.47%) Life Science
11 1 (0.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 56 (26.54%) Linux
2 40 (18.96%) Unix
3 18 (8.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (6.16%) HPUX
4 13 (6.16%) Solaris
5 2 (0.95%) Windows
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (57.82%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (43.60%) SOA
3 52 (24.64%) Scrum
4 49 (23.22%) MVC
5 43 (20.38%) TDD
6 42 (19.91%) Microservices
7 37 (17.54%) UML
8 31 (14.69%) Data Modelling
9 28 (13.27%) Unit Testing
10 24 (11.37%) BDD
10 24 (11.37%) EAI
10 24 (11.37%) SDLC
11 22 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (10.43%) ETL
12 18 (8.53%) Migration
13 17 (8.06%) Data Migration
13 17 (8.06%) DevOps
13 17 (8.06%) E-Commerce
13 17 (8.06%) Use Case
14 16 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 146 (69.19%) Java
2 99 (46.92%) SQL
3 72 (34.12%) XPath
4 37 (17.54%) JavaScript
5 28 (13.27%) PL/SQL
6 24 (11.37%) C#
7 23 (10.90%) Python
8 22 (10.43%) Groovy
9 20 (9.48%) XQuery
10 19 (9.00%) T-SQL
11 17 (8.06%) Bash Shell
11 17 (8.06%) Shell Script
12 15 (7.11%) Scala
13 3 (1.42%) R
13 3 (1.42%) VB
13 3 (1.42%) VB6
13 3 (1.42%) VBA
13 3 (1.42%) VBScript
14 2 (0.95%) Perl
14 2 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (6.64%) Degree
1 14 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.69%) Master's Degree
3 9 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.95%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.64%) QA
2 8 (3.79%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.37%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
4 1 (0.47%) MiFID
4 1 (0.47%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (4.74%) Docker
2 3 (1.42%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) Ansible
1 3 (1.42%) Control-M
1 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.42%) Puppet
1 3 (1.42%) Rundeck
2 2 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (33.65%) Oracle
2 22 (10.43%) IBM
3 19 (9.00%) Red Hat
4 17 (8.06%) Microsoft
5 15 (7.11%) Software AG
5 15 (7.11%) webMethods
6 14 (6.64%) Dell
7 9 (4.27%) Solace
8 8 (3.79%) Sybase
8 8 (3.79%) Talend
9 5 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.90%) EnterpriseDB
10 4 (1.90%) SAP
10 4 (1.90%) Vertica
11 3 (1.42%) Altova
11 3 (1.42%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.42%) ION Trading
11 3 (1.42%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.42%) OpenText
11 3 (1.42%) SaltStack