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 27 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)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 243 237
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing XSD 16 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 1.12% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 15
Median daily rate £456 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £400 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +13.23% -  
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 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 2118 2405 2369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.31% 26.74% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1539 1502
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £55.00 £50.00
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 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 - 9 £450 - 2
Hampshire 0 4 £313 -32.79%
Berkshire +24 2 £510 +27.37% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 1 - -
XSD
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for XSD.

1 35 (97.22%) XML
2 26 (72.22%) SOAP
3 24 (66.67%) Oracle
4 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (61.11%) REST
6 20 (55.56%) Web Services
7 18 (50.00%) XSLT
7 18 (50.00%) Scrum
8 17 (47.22%) SOA
8 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (47.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (44.44%) SDLC
9 16 (44.44%) SQL
10 15 (41.67%) Java
11 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
11 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
11 14 (38.89%) WebLogic
11 14 (38.89%) Hibernate
11 14 (38.89%) Subversion
11 14 (38.89%) Spring
11 14 (38.89%) JPA
11 14 (38.89%) Git (software)
12 13 (36.11%) Maven
12 13 (36.11%) JMS
13 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (33.33%) EJB
13 12 (33.33%) EJB 3.0
13 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database

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 17 (47.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (38.89%) WebLogic
3 10 (27.78%) Confluence
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (8.33%) FileNet
6 3 (8.33%) JBoss
7 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.78%) LDAP
1 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
1 1 (2.78%) SSL
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
3 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
4 6 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (11.11%) DB2
7 3 (8.33%) Power BI
8 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
8 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Git (software)
1 14 (38.89%) Subversion
2 13 (36.11%) Maven
3 10 (27.78%) JIRA
4 7 (19.44%) XMLSpy
5 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.33%) ERwin
7 2 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (5.56%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.78%) Checkstyle
8 1 (2.78%) FindBugs
8 1 (2.78%) Gradle
8 1 (2.78%) JUnit
8 1 (2.78%) Selenium
8 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Marketing
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Digital Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Designer
5 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 3 (8.33%) ETL Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (8.33%) XML Architect
5 3 (8.33%) XML Developer
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.56%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) XML
2 26 (72.22%) SOAP
3 22 (61.11%) REST
4 20 (55.56%) Web Services
5 18 (50.00%) XSLT
6 14 (38.89%) Hibernate
6 14 (38.89%) JPA
6 14 (38.89%) Spring
7 13 (36.11%) JMS
8 12 (33.33%) EclipseLink
8 12 (33.33%) EJB
8 12 (33.33%) EJB 3.0
9 10 (27.78%) Oracle ADF
10 9 (25.00%) WSDL
11 4 (11.11%) Middleware
11 4 (11.11%) XML Messaging
12 3 (8.33%) .NET
12 3 (8.33%) JSON
12 3 (8.33%) XML Schema
12 3 (8.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.78%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) AIX
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Solaris
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Scrum
3 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (47.22%) SOA
4 16 (44.44%) SDLC
5 9 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 7 (19.44%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 7 (19.44%) MVC
6 7 (19.44%) Workflow
7 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 6 (16.67%) ETL
7 6 (16.67%) IT Strategy
7 6 (16.67%) Migration
7 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
8 5 (13.89%) Coaching
8 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
9 4 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
9 4 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Jython
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Thunderhead
3 3 (8.33%) Cognos
3 3 (8.33%) Informatica
3 3 (8.33%) Netezza
3 3 (8.33%) Teradata
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) TEOCO