The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 68 67
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1  
Contract jobs citing XSD 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.11% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.50% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +14.70% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 130 199 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.53% 22.69% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 133 127
Median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.48% -  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 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 Reading region with a requirement for XSD.

1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) XMLSpy
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Thunderhead
2 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 4 (80.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) WSDL

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) XMLSpy
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) SOA Designer
2 1 (20.00%) SOA Solution Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) WSDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Thunderhead
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle