The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 330 340
Rank change year-on-year -24 +10  
Contract jobs citing XSD 48 96 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 1.35% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 68 50
Median daily rate £490 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £706 £651 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +10.11% -1.17%  
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6789 7106 6491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.82% 31.86% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5057 5320 4694
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.17 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in London

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSD in London

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in London

XSD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the London 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
City of London -1 12 £550 -8.33%
Hackney - 1 £325 -
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

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 London region with a requirement for XSD.

1 119 (94.44%) XML
2 72 (57.14%) Web Services
3 71 (56.35%) Java
4 70 (55.56%) SQL
5 66 (52.38%) SOAP
6 65 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (44.44%) JSON
7 56 (44.44%) REST
8 53 (42.06%) XSLT
9 52 (41.27%) JavaScript
10 47 (37.30%) Oracle
10 47 (37.30%) TDD
11 44 (34.92%) Git (software)
12 43 (34.13%) Finance
13 42 (33.33%) CSS
13 42 (33.33%) Linux
14 41 (32.54%) HTML
14 41 (32.54%) Spring
15 40 (31.75%) Unix
16 38 (30.16%) JUnit
17 37 (29.37%) JMS
17 37 (29.37%) Hibernate
17 37 (29.37%) Scrum
18 36 (28.57%) Maven
18 36 (28.57%) Jenkins
19 35 (27.78%) JIRA
20 33 (26.19%) JDBC
21 32 (25.40%) WebSphere
21 32 (25.40%) Mockito
22 31 (24.60%) Banking

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 32 (25.40%) WebSphere
2 19 (15.08%) Apache
3 17 (13.49%) Tomcat
4 12 (9.52%) IIS
5 11 (8.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (7.14%) CMS
7 7 (5.56%) MQSeries
8 6 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (4.76%) JBoss
9 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
9 5 (3.97%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.59%) Confluence
10 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.59%) Jetty
10 2 (1.59%) nginx
10 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.79%) CoreMedia CMS
11 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.17%) FastStats
2 4 (3.17%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.79%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 5 (3.97%) Yammer
3 2 (1.59%) IaaS
3 2 (1.59%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) Boomi
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) Internet
2 6 (4.76%) HTTPS
2 6 (4.76%) X.509
3 4 (3.17%) FTP
3 4 (3.17%) HTTP
3 4 (3.17%) SNMP
4 2 (1.59%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.70%) MySQL
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (8.73%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.94%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.35%) RDBMS
7 7 (5.56%) Big Data
7 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (4.76%) DB2
8 6 (4.76%) Redis
8 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
10 4 (3.17%) SAP HANA
11 2 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.59%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (34.92%) Git (software)
2 38 (30.16%) JUnit
3 36 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 36 (28.57%) Maven
4 35 (27.78%) JIRA
5 32 (25.40%) Mockito
6 23 (18.25%) Spock
7 22 (17.46%) Eclipse
8 19 (15.08%) Subversion
8 19 (15.08%) TeamCity
9 16 (12.70%) Selenium
10 15 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (7.94%) Gradle
12 8 (6.35%) Hudson
12 8 (6.35%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (6.35%) WebDriver
13 7 (5.56%) SoapUI
14 6 (4.76%) Ant
14 6 (4.76%) Checkstyle
14 6 (4.76%) IntelliJ
General
1 43 (34.13%) Finance
2 31 (24.60%) Banking
3 11 (8.73%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) Front Office
4 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (62.70%) Developer
2 28 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 26 (20.63%) Java Developer
4 24 (19.05%) Architect
5 13 (10.32%) Data Architect
6 12 (9.52%) WebSphere Developer
7 11 (8.73%) Senior WebSphere Developer
8 9 (7.14%) Salesforce Developer
9 8 (6.35%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.35%) Consultant
9 8 (6.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
10 7 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
10 7 (5.56%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 7 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.56%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.76%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (4.76%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (94.44%) XML
2 72 (57.14%) Web Services
3 66 (52.38%) SOAP
4 56 (44.44%) JSON
4 56 (44.44%) REST
5 53 (42.06%) XSLT
6 42 (33.33%) CSS
7 41 (32.54%) HTML
7 41 (32.54%) Spring
8 37 (29.37%) Hibernate
8 37 (29.37%) JMS
9 33 (26.19%) JDBC
10 30 (23.81%) .NET
11 25 (19.84%) jQuery
12 23 (18.25%) Node.js
12 23 (18.25%) RESTful
13 22 (17.46%) HTML5
13 22 (17.46%) JSP
13 22 (17.46%) Servlets
14 21 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (12.70%) User Experience
3 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.35%) Reference Data
5 7 (5.56%) Fixed Income
5 7 (5.56%) Taxonomies
6 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.17%) Replication
8 3 (2.38%) Derivative
8 3 (2.38%) Equities
8 3 (2.38%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.59%) Clustering
9 2 (1.59%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.59%) Social Media
10 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.79%) Fintech
10 1 (0.79%) IPTV
10 1 (0.79%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.33%) Linux
2 40 (31.75%) Unix
3 12 (9.52%) HPUX
3 12 (9.52%) Solaris
4 9 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (51.59%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.30%) TDD
3 37 (29.37%) Scrum
4 30 (23.81%) SOA
5 20 (15.87%) BDD
5 20 (15.87%) MVC
6 19 (15.08%) Refactoring
7 17 (13.49%) E-Commerce
8 15 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 14 (11.11%) UML
9 14 (11.11%) Web Development
10 13 (10.32%) Coaching
10 13 (10.32%) OO
11 12 (9.52%) Data Management
12 11 (8.73%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.73%) Microservices
12 11 (8.73%) Unit Testing
13 10 (7.94%) Data Modelling
13 10 (7.94%) ETL
13 10 (7.94%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 71 (56.35%) Java
2 70 (55.56%) SQL
3 52 (41.27%) JavaScript
4 30 (23.81%) XPath
5 24 (19.05%) Shell Script
6 23 (18.25%) Korn
7 20 (15.87%) C#
8 14 (11.11%) PL/SQL
9 8 (6.35%) Apex Code
9 8 (6.35%) SOQL
10 5 (3.97%) ECMAScript
10 5 (3.97%) ES6
10 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.17%) Python
12 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.38%) C
13 2 (1.59%) C++
13 2 (1.59%) VBA
14 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
2 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.90%) QA
2 14 (11.11%) FATCA
3 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Galera Cluster
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) Consul
2 1 (0.79%) Packer
2 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (37.30%) Oracle
2 26 (20.63%) Solace
3 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
4 15 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (11.11%) IBM
6 11 (8.73%) SAP
7 10 (7.94%) MuleSoft
8 5 (3.97%) Infor
8 5 (3.97%) Sybase
9 4 (3.17%) Workday
10 3 (2.38%) ATG
11 2 (1.59%) Canoo
11 2 (1.59%) Demandware
11 2 (1.59%) Elastic Path
11 2 (1.59%) hybris
11 2 (1.59%) Kofax
11 2 (1.59%) Teradata
12 1 (0.79%) FatWire
12 1 (0.79%) Percussion
12 1 (0.79%) WorldPay
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