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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 425 463
Rank change year-on-year -50 +38  
Contract jobs citing XSD 108 192 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 1.38% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 114 101
Median daily rate £484 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.08% +9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £311 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +10.11% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -11.90%  

XSD is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13198 13943 13266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.72% 28.22% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9161 9785 8712
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 209 174
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £12.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing XSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 48 £490 +0.51% 7
South East +14 21 £438 +2.94% 1
East of England -14 10 £481 -12.50% 1
North West +17 9 £275 -35.29% 1
South West -1 7 £525 +23.52% 3
West Midlands +7 5 £484 +7.55% 1
Yorkshire +11 3 £400 -5.88% 7
East Midlands - 3 £395 -
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 233 (95.10%) XML
2 145 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (58.78%) Java
4 133 (54.29%) SOAP
5 123 (50.20%) Web Services
6 121 (49.39%) SQL
7 109 (44.49%) REST
8 100 (40.82%) Oracle
9 99 (40.41%) XSLT
10 98 (40.00%) Scrum
11 93 (37.96%) JavaScript
12 91 (37.14%) JSON
13 85 (34.69%) Git (software)
14 73 (29.80%) HTML
15 72 (29.39%) Hibernate
16 71 (28.98%) CSS
17 70 (28.57%) Spring
18 67 (27.35%) Maven
18 67 (27.35%) SOA
19 65 (26.53%) JIRA
20 63 (25.71%) TDD
21 61 (24.90%) JMS
22 58 (23.67%) Finance
23 57 (23.27%) Unix
24 56 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
25 53 (21.63%) SQL Server
26 52 (21.22%) JUnit
27 51 (20.82%) Linux
28 49 (20.00%) Jenkins
29 48 (19.59%) Subversion

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 41 (16.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 37 (15.10%) WebSphere
3 31 (12.65%) Confluence
4 28 (11.43%) WebLogic
5 27 (11.02%) JBoss
6 23 (9.39%) Apache
7 19 (7.76%) Tomcat
8 13 (5.31%) IIS
9 10 (4.08%) CMS
10 7 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (2.86%) MQSeries
11 5 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (2.04%) SharePoint
11 5 (2.04%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.82%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.82%) Jetty
13 2 (0.82%) Mule
13 2 (0.82%) nginx
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 9 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (5.31%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.63%) FastStats
3 4 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.63%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.41%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.41%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.04%) Office 365
2 5 (2.04%) Yammer
3 3 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.82%) IaaS
4 2 (0.82%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.41%) Boomi
5 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.08%) Internet
2 8 (3.27%) HTTP
3 6 (2.45%) HTTPS
3 6 (2.45%) SSL
3 6 (2.45%) X.509
4 4 (1.63%) FTP
4 4 (1.63%) SNMP
5 2 (0.82%) AMQP
5 2 (0.82%) SMS
5 2 (0.82%) Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) Firewall
6 1 (0.41%) LDAP
6 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.61%) Oracle Database
3 22 (8.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 22 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (8.57%) MySQL
4 21 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (8.16%) MongoDB
6 19 (7.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 17 (6.94%) Relational Database
8 15 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (4.90%) RDBMS
10 11 (4.49%) Big Data
10 11 (4.49%) DB2
11 10 (4.08%) NoSQL
11 10 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (3.27%) Redis
14 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 85 (34.69%) Git (software)
2 67 (27.35%) Maven
3 65 (26.53%) JIRA
4 52 (21.22%) JUnit
5 49 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 48 (19.59%) Subversion
7 35 (14.29%) Selenium
8 33 (13.47%) Mockito
9 32 (13.06%) SoapUI
10 26 (10.61%) Eclipse
11 24 (9.80%) Spock
12 23 (9.39%) Gradle
12 23 (9.39%) TeamCity
13 18 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (6.12%) Ant
15 12 (4.90%) JMeter
16 11 (4.49%) Bitbucket
16 11 (4.49%) Cucumber
16 11 (4.49%) LoadRunner
17 9 (3.67%) Checkstyle
General
1 58 (23.67%) Finance
2 36 (14.69%) Banking
3 12 (4.90%) Retail
4 9 (3.67%) Marketing
5 4 (1.63%) Electronics
5 4 (1.63%) Front Office
5 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.82%) Advertising
6 2 (0.82%) Automotive
6 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (63.27%) Developer
2 70 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 42 (17.14%) Architect
4 38 (15.51%) Senior Developer
5 21 (8.57%) .NET Developer
6 19 (7.76%) Data Architect
7 14 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.31%) Analyst
8 13 (5.31%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.90%) WebSphere Developer
10 11 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.49%) Senior WebSphere Developer
11 10 (4.08%) SOA Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.67%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Salesforce Developer
12 9 (3.67%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.67%) Tester
12 9 (3.67%) Web Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (95.10%) XML
2 133 (54.29%) SOAP
3 123 (50.20%) Web Services
4 109 (44.49%) REST
5 99 (40.41%) XSLT
6 91 (37.14%) JSON
7 73 (29.80%) HTML
8 72 (29.39%) Hibernate
9 71 (28.98%) CSS
10 70 (28.57%) Spring
11 61 (24.90%) JMS
12 47 (19.18%) .NET
13 45 (18.37%) JDBC
14 42 (17.14%) J2EE
15 41 (16.73%) EJB
16 35 (14.29%) WSDL
17 34 (13.88%) RESTful
18 33 (13.47%) jQuery
19 31 (12.65%) JPA
20 29 (11.84%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 20 (8.16%) User Experience
2 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.27%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.86%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.86%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.63%) Replication
8 3 (1.22%) Derivative
8 3 (1.22%) Equities
8 3 (1.22%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.82%) PMI
9 2 (0.82%) Social Media
10 1 (0.41%) NHS
10 1 (0.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.27%) Unix
2 51 (20.82%) Linux
3 12 (4.90%) HPUX
3 12 (4.90%) Solaris
4 11 (4.49%) Windows
5 5 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (40.00%) Scrum
3 67 (27.35%) SOA
4 63 (25.71%) TDD
5 56 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (17.14%) SDLC
7 40 (16.33%) MVC
8 29 (11.84%) UML
9 27 (11.02%) Automated Testing
10 26 (10.61%) OO
10 26 (10.61%) Refactoring
11 23 (9.39%) BDD
12 20 (8.16%) E-Commerce
13 19 (7.76%) Data Modelling
14 18 (7.35%) Mentoring
14 18 (7.35%) Unit Testing
15 16 (6.53%) Coaching
15 16 (6.53%) ETL
15 16 (6.53%) Web Development
16 15 (6.12%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 144 (58.78%) Java
2 121 (49.39%) SQL
3 93 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 33 (13.47%) XPath
6 31 (12.65%) C#
7 25 (10.20%) Shell Script
8 24 (9.80%) Korn
8 24 (9.80%) Python
9 19 (7.76%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.90%) C
11 10 (4.08%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.27%) Apex Code
12 8 (3.27%) SOQL
12 8 (3.27%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.86%) VB
13 7 (2.86%) VB6
14 6 (2.45%) ECMAScript
14 6 (2.45%) ES6
14 6 (2.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.65%) DV Cleared
3 21 (8.57%) Degree
4 6 (2.45%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.57%) QA
2 15 (6.12%) FATCA
3 3 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.63%) Ansible
2 2 (0.82%) CloudHub
2 2 (0.82%) Galera Cluster
2 2 (0.82%) logstash
3 1 (0.41%) Consul
3 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) Packer
3 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (40.82%) Oracle
2 27 (11.02%) Solace
3 24 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.35%) IBM
5 16 (6.53%) Atlassian
6 15 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (5.71%) SAP
8 11 (4.49%) MuleSoft
9 6 (2.45%) Sybase
10 5 (2.04%) Infor
11 4 (1.63%) ATG
11 4 (1.63%) Teradata
11 4 (1.63%) Thunderhead
11 4 (1.63%) Workday
12 3 (1.22%) Informatica
12 3 (1.22%) webMethods
13 2 (0.82%) Chordiant
13 2 (0.82%) Cognos
13 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.82%) Software AG
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