The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 30 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)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 33 53
Rank change year-on-year -25 +20  
Contract jobs citing XSD 7 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.72% 4.00% 0.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.79% 15.00% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £506 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.56% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +13.09% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 146 120 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.87% 26.67% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 67 85
Median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £54.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XSD in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Essex

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in Essex

XSD
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 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
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £525 -
XSD
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Essex region with a requirement for XSD.

1 7 (87.50%) XML
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) SOAP
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) Subversion
4 4 (50.00%) Spring
4 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) JPA
4 4 (50.00%) EJB 3.0
4 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (50.00%) Middleware
4 4 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (50.00%) EJB
4 4 (50.00%) XSLT
4 4 (50.00%) JMS
4 4 (50.00%) REST
4 4 (50.00%) EclipseLink
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (37.50%) Unix

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 4 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (37.50%) Confluence
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Subversion
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Digital Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 1 (12.50%) SOA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SOA Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) SOA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) SOAP
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) EclipseLink
3 4 (50.00%) EJB
3 4 (50.00%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (50.00%) JMS
3 4 (50.00%) JPA
3 4 (50.00%) Middleware
3 4 (50.00%) REST
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (50.00%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (25.00%) JSON Schema
5 2 (25.00%) XML Schema
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) EAI
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) UML
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
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