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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 492 409 508
Rank change year-on-year -83 +99  
Contract jobs citing XSD 109 224 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.45% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 1.55% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 151 72
Median daily rate £495 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +13.23% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 - -

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 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -46 47 £550 +22.22% 13
South East +4 16 £456 -1.35% 5
East of England +8 13 £500 - 2
South West -28 13 £500 -16.66% 2
West Midlands +10 12 £550 +49.15%
North West +11 4 £406 +0.30% 3
Yorkshire +26 3 £400 -44.63% 1
East Midlands -11 1 £290 -37.29% 1
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 207 (96.73%) XML
2 128 (59.81%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (55.61%) SOAP
4 111 (51.87%) Java
5 107 (50.00%) Web Services
6 99 (46.26%) XSLT
7 97 (45.33%) REST
8 93 (43.46%) Scrum
9 88 (41.12%) SOA
10 83 (38.79%) Oracle
11 80 (37.38%) SQL
12 75 (35.05%) Git (software)
13 69 (32.24%) Subversion
14 64 (29.91%) Unix
15 61 (28.50%) JSON
16 59 (27.57%) WSDL
17 58 (27.10%) JavaScript
18 57 (26.64%) TDD
19 55 (25.70%) Maven
19 55 (25.70%) Hibernate
20 48 (22.43%) Spring
21 47 (21.96%) Linux
21 47 (21.96%) Middleware
22 45 (21.03%) Continuous Integration
23 43 (20.09%) JIRA
24 41 (19.16%) Finance
24 41 (19.16%) SDLC
25 39 (18.22%) JMS
26 38 (17.76%) HTML
26 38 (17.76%) CSS

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 (17.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (11.68%) WebLogic
3 24 (11.21%) WebSphere
4 21 (9.81%) Confluence
4 21 (9.81%) JBoss
5 19 (8.88%) Apache
5 19 (8.88%) Tomcat
6 15 (7.01%) IIS
7 8 (3.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.34%) CMS
8 5 (2.34%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.87%) JCAPS
9 4 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.87%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (1.40%) CoreMedia CMS
10 3 (1.40%) FileNet
10 3 (1.40%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.93%) nginx
11 2 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.93%) SPSS
4 1 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (6.54%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (4.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.93%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 10 (4.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Force.com
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.35%) HTTP
2 19 (8.88%) SSL
3 11 (5.14%) Internet
4 6 (2.80%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.87%) X.509
6 2 (0.93%) FTP
7 1 (0.47%) AMQP
7 1 (0.47%) LDAP
7 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.47%) SMS
7 1 (0.47%) SNMP
7 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.68%) Oracle Database
3 24 (11.21%) Relational Database
4 21 (9.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (9.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 17 (7.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 17 (7.94%) RDBMS
7 15 (7.01%) MySQL
8 13 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (4.21%) DB2
9 9 (4.21%) MongoDB
10 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.80%) Redis
11 6 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.87%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.87%) Star Schema
13 3 (1.40%) Power BI
14 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 75 (35.05%) Git (software)
2 69 (32.24%) Subversion
3 55 (25.70%) Maven
4 43 (20.09%) JIRA
5 38 (17.76%) SoapUI
6 35 (16.36%) Jenkins
7 23 (10.75%) JUnit
8 21 (9.81%) Eclipse
9 20 (9.35%) XMLSpy
10 17 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (7.01%) Selenium
12 14 (6.54%) Visual Studio
13 13 (6.07%) Hudson
14 12 (5.61%) Mockito
15 10 (4.67%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (4.67%) TeamCity
15 10 (4.67%) WebDriver
16 9 (4.21%) Gradle
17 8 (3.74%) Spock
18 7 (3.27%) Moq
General
1 41 (19.16%) Finance
2 27 (12.62%) Banking
3 16 (7.48%) Marketing
4 14 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.14%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.67%) Electronics
7 8 (3.74%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.34%) Retail
9 4 (1.87%) Front Office
10 2 (0.93%) Advertising
10 2 (0.93%) Back Office
10 2 (0.93%) Publishing
11 1 (0.47%) Automotive
11 1 (0.47%) Games
11 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 150 (70.09%) Developer
2 60 (28.04%) Java Developer
3 40 (18.69%) Senior Developer
4 29 (13.55%) Architect
5 16 (7.48%) SOA Developer
6 14 (6.54%) Agile Developer
6 14 (6.54%) Analyst
7 12 (5.61%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.14%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Data Architect
8 11 (5.14%) Linux Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (5.14%) WebSphere Developer
9 10 (4.67%) Salesforce Developer
9 10 (4.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
10 8 (3.74%) Digital Developer
10 8 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.74%) Web Developer
11 6 (2.80%) Consultant
11 6 (2.80%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (96.73%) XML
2 119 (55.61%) SOAP
3 107 (50.00%) Web Services
4 99 (46.26%) XSLT
5 97 (45.33%) REST
6 61 (28.50%) JSON
7 59 (27.57%) WSDL
8 55 (25.70%) Hibernate
9 48 (22.43%) Spring
10 47 (21.96%) Middleware
11 39 (18.22%) JMS
12 38 (17.76%) CSS
12 38 (17.76%) HTML
13 35 (16.36%) .NET
14 32 (14.95%) JPA
15 30 (14.02%) EJB
16 27 (12.62%) JSON Schema
17 24 (11.21%) EJB 3.0
18 23 (10.75%) J2EE
18 23 (10.75%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (5.61%) Fixed Income
2 9 (4.21%) User Experience
3 8 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.80%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.87%) NHS
6 3 (1.40%) DataPower
6 3 (1.40%) Equities
7 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.93%) Derivative
7 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.93%) PMI
7 2 (0.93%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.93%) Social Media
7 2 (0.93%) Wiki
8 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.47%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.91%) Unix
2 47 (21.96%) Linux
3 23 (10.75%) Mac OS X
4 12 (5.61%) Solaris
4 12 (5.61%) Windows
5 11 (5.14%) HPUX
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (59.81%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (43.46%) Scrum
3 88 (41.12%) SOA
4 57 (26.64%) TDD
5 45 (21.03%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (19.16%) SDLC
7 26 (12.15%) Mentoring
8 25 (11.68%) MVC
9 24 (11.21%) Coaching
10 23 (10.75%) Data Modelling
11 20 (9.35%) Test Automation
12 19 (8.88%) E-Commerce
13 18 (8.41%) Kanban
13 18 (8.41%) Workflow
14 17 (7.94%) OO
15 16 (7.48%) Conceptual Models
15 16 (7.48%) DevOps
16 15 (7.01%) Project Management
16 15 (7.01%) UML
16 15 (7.01%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 111 (51.87%) Java
2 80 (37.38%) SQL
3 58 (27.10%) JavaScript
4 30 (14.02%) C#
5 27 (12.62%) PL/SQL
6 17 (7.94%) XPath
7 11 (5.14%) C
8 10 (4.67%) Apex Code
8 10 (4.67%) SOQL
9 9 (4.21%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.74%) Korn
10 8 (3.74%) Python
10 8 (3.74%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.27%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.80%) Groovy
12 6 (2.80%) Perl
12 6 (2.80%) PHP
12 6 (2.80%) VB
12 6 (2.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (5.14%) Degree
3 10 (4.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.27%) Sun Certification
5 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) Data Quality
1 7 (3.27%) FATCA
2 5 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) HL7
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) MiFID
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.40%) Xen
2 2 (0.93%) Docker
3 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.07%) Ansible
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 83 (38.79%) Oracle
2 23 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.48%) IBM
3 16 (7.48%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (7.48%) WSO2
4 14 (6.54%) SAP
5 12 (5.61%) MuleSoft
6 10 (4.67%) Solace
7 5 (2.34%) Kofax
8 4 (1.87%) Informatica
8 4 (1.87%) Thunderhead
9 3 (1.40%) Adobe
9 3 (1.40%) Citrix
9 3 (1.40%) Cognos
9 3 (1.40%) Interwoven
9 3 (1.40%) Lotus
9 3 (1.40%) Percussion
9 3 (1.40%) Teradata
9 3 (1.40%) Vignette
9 3 (1.40%) VMware
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