Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for XSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSD over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 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 > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 154 173
Rank change year-on-year -19 +19 +6
Contract jobs citing XSD 10 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.21% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 1.36% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 19
Scotland median daily rate £364 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.51% +7.81% -
10th Percentile £348 £320 £213
90th Percentile £458 £409 £351
UK median daily rate £483 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +7.22% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £55.88 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +31.47% +14.09% +69.01%

XSD is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,238 1,103 1,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.91% 29.25% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 675 747
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 14
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £45.00 £40.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +11.97% +0.48%
10th Percentile £13.45 £16.80 £22.38
90th Percentile £31.00 £52.17 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing XSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for XSD in Scotland

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Scotland

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSD in Scotland

XSD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -44 10 £364 +4.00%
XSD
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for XSD.

1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) Hibernate
2 8 (80.00%) Subversion
2 8 (80.00%) JBoss
2 8 (80.00%) JMS
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) PL/SQL
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) Maven
2 8 (80.00%) JPA
2 8 (80.00%) Drools
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (80.00%) jBPM
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (70.00%) SOA
4 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (60.00%) Open Source
4 6 (60.00%) Open Source Development
4 6 (60.00%) Java EE
5 5 (50.00%) Apache Camel
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
7 3 (30.00%) SOAP
7 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (20.00%) WSDL
8 2 (20.00%) XSLT

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (80.00%) JBoss
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (10.00%) CICS
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) AMQP
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Maven
1 8 (80.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) Drools
2 8 (80.00%) Hibernate
2 8 (80.00%) jBPM
2 8 (80.00%) JMS
2 8 (80.00%) JPA
3 6 (60.00%) Java EE
4 5 (50.00%) Apache Camel
5 4 (40.00%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) SOAP
7 2 (20.00%) J2EE
7 2 (20.00%) JSF
7 2 (20.00%) WSDL
7 2 (20.00%) XSLT
8 1 (10.00%) JSON
8 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (10.00%) REST
8 1 (10.00%) Spring Batch
8 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) DataPower
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) SOA
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (60.00%) Open Source
2 6 (60.00%) Open Source Development
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) PL/SQL
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) IBM