The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 245 248
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3  
Contract jobs citing XSD 21 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 0.94% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 19
Median daily rate £438 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £470 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +11.60% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2105 2232 2323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.89% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1500 1347
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in the South East

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSD in the South East

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in the South East

XSD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
West Sussex - 10 £500 -
Berkshire +29 5 £413 +3.12% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £395 -
Hampshire -1 2 £450 -1.63%
XSD
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for XSD.

1 37 (94.87%) XML
2 27 (69.23%) SOAP
3 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (56.41%) SQL
4 22 (56.41%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (56.41%) REST
5 21 (53.85%) Oracle
6 20 (51.28%) Java
6 20 (51.28%) Scrum
7 18 (46.15%) Web Services
8 17 (43.59%) Git (software)
9 16 (41.03%) Spring
10 15 (38.46%) XSLT
11 14 (35.90%) SOA
11 14 (35.90%) Subversion
11 14 (35.90%) Maven
11 14 (35.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
12 13 (33.33%) PL/SQL
13 12 (30.77%) WebLogic
13 12 (30.77%) JPA
13 12 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (30.77%) Hibernate
13 12 (30.77%) Oracle Database
13 12 (30.77%) SDLC
14 11 (28.21%) Confluence
14 11 (28.21%) JIRA
14 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
14 11 (28.21%) JMS
15 10 (25.64%) Oracle Database 10g

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (35.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (30.77%) WebLogic
3 11 (28.21%) Confluence
4 5 (12.82%) JBoss
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (5.13%) Apache
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.56%) FileNet
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SMS
1 2 (5.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle Database
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
3 10 (25.64%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (25.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 6 (15.38%) NoSQL
5 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
5 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (5.13%) DB2
7 2 (5.13%) MySQL
7 2 (5.13%) Power BI
8 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Git (software)
2 14 (35.90%) Maven
2 14 (35.90%) Subversion
3 11 (28.21%) JIRA
4 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.26%) Selenium
6 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 3 (7.69%) Checkstyle
6 3 (7.69%) Gradle
6 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.13%) Ant
7 2 (5.13%) Cobertura
7 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.13%) JMeter
7 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.56%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Digital Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) WebLogic Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Designer
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (94.87%) XML
2 27 (69.23%) SOAP
3 22 (56.41%) REST
4 18 (46.15%) Web Services
5 16 (41.03%) Spring
6 15 (38.46%) XSLT
7 12 (30.77%) Hibernate
7 12 (30.77%) JPA
8 11 (28.21%) JMS
9 10 (25.64%) EclipseLink
9 10 (25.64%) EJB
9 10 (25.64%) EJB 3.0
9 10 (25.64%) JSON
10 9 (23.08%) WSDL
11 8 (20.51%) Oracle ADF
12 7 (17.95%) XSL
13 4 (10.26%) .NET
13 4 (10.26%) Middleware
13 4 (10.26%) SAML
14 3 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Unix
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (51.28%) Scrum
4 14 (35.90%) SOA
5 12 (30.77%) SDLC
6 8 (20.51%) Process Improvement
7 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.82%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (10.26%) MVC
8 4 (10.26%) SOLID
8 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 3 (7.69%) ETL
9 3 (7.69%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.69%) Microservices
9 3 (7.69%) Migration
9 3 (7.69%) UML
9 3 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) SQL
2 20 (51.28%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.26%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) logstash
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Thunderhead
3 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.13%) Cognos
4 2 (5.13%) Informatica
4 2 (5.13%) Netezza
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) Splunk
4 2 (5.13%) Teradata
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft