Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XML Schema skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML Schema over the 6 months to 15 November 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
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 802 784 779
Rank change year-on-year -18 -5 +49
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 76 111 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 67 61
UK median daily rate £464 £420 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +9.95% +1.87%
10th Percentile £350 £263 £233
90th Percentile £571 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +28.57% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £11.93 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +742.41% -44.51% -31.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.93 £21.50
% change year-on-year - -44.51% +10.51%

XML Schema 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 36,258 33,174 32,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.81% 32.20% 30.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,572 23,397 22,653
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £299
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 376 376
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.25 £14.06
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +0.61% +11.56% -2.00%

XML Schema
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XML Schema as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XML Schema in the UK

XML Schema
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML Schema in the UK

XML Schema
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XML Schema over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XML Schema in the UK

XML Schema
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML Schema in the UK

XML Schema
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Schema within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 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
England -9 71 £450 +7.14% 14
UK excluding London -38 49 £450 +28.57% 11
London +7 27 £533 +1.43% 4
South East -30 15 £445 +12.66% 4
North of England -10 12 £339 - 3
East of England -16 9 £550 +41.94% 1
North East - 9 £339 -
South West -20 8 £425 +28.79% 1
North West -18 3 - - 3
Wales -22 3 £525 +90.91%
Scotland -13 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for XML Schema.

1 76 (100.00%) XML
2 37 (48.68%) Java
3 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (40.79%) SQL
5 27 (35.53%) Web Services
6 23 (30.26%) Middleware
7 22 (28.95%) Oracle
8 21 (27.63%) REST
9 20 (26.32%) Spring
10 19 (25.00%) JSON
10 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 19 (25.00%) HTML
10 19 (25.00%) UML
11 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
11 18 (23.68%) J2EE
11 18 (23.68%) CSS
11 18 (23.68%) Use Case
11 18 (23.68%) TDD
12 17 (22.37%) .NET
12 17 (22.37%) IBM
13 16 (21.05%) Scrum
14 14 (18.42%) SOA
14 14 (18.42%) SOAP
14 14 (18.42%) Hibernate
14 14 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (17.11%) Microservices
15 13 (17.11%) Maven
15 13 (17.11%) Unit Testing
16 12 (15.79%) XSLT
16 12 (15.79%) Finance

XML Schema
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (9.21%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.58%) CMS
4 4 (5.26%) Alfresco
4 4 (5.26%) JBoss
4 4 (5.26%) Liferay
4 4 (5.26%) Magnolia
4 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Qpid
5 2 (2.63%) Confluence
6 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.32%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.63%) Line 500
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Boomi
3 4 (5.26%) iPaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Azure Functions
4 3 (3.95%) Serverless
5 2 (2.63%) Apigee
5 2 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.32%) GitHub
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) SSL
2 1 (1.32%) FTP
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.26%) SAP HANA
7 3 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.63%) DataStage
8 2 (2.63%) MS Access
8 2 (2.63%) MySQL
8 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.32%) DB2
9 1 (1.32%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Maven
2 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.21%) Subversion
3 6 (7.89%) JUnit
4 5 (6.58%) Ant
4 5 (6.58%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.58%) JIRA
5 4 (5.26%) Bitbucket
5 4 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 4 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (5.26%) MSTest
5 4 (5.26%) NUnit
5 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.26%) Toad
5 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.95%) Gradle
6 3 (3.95%) IntelliJ
6 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.95%) PowerDesigner
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Electronics
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.26%) Marketing
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Publishing
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Developer
2 19 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 17 (22.37%) Architect
4 8 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Designer
6 6 (7.89%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.58%) Integration Developer
7 5 (6.58%) XML Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.26%) SAP Developer
8 4 (5.26%) SAP PI Developer
8 4 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) XML Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (100.00%) XML
2 27 (35.53%) Web Services
3 23 (30.26%) Middleware
4 21 (27.63%) REST
5 20 (26.32%) Spring
6 19 (25.00%) HTML
6 19 (25.00%) JSON
7 18 (23.68%) CSS
7 18 (23.68%) J2EE
8 17 (22.37%) .NET
9 14 (18.42%) Hibernate
9 14 (18.42%) SOAP
10 12 (15.79%) XSLT
11 10 (13.16%) WSDL
12 9 (11.84%) .NET Framework
12 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
12 9 (11.84%) HTML5
12 9 (11.84%) OAuth
13 8 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (10.53%) Taglibs
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (13.16%) N-Tier
3 9 (11.84%) DataPower
4 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.26%) Reinsurance
5 4 (5.26%) User Experience
6 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.63%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.32%) NHS
8 1 (1.32%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Unix
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) AIX
3 2 (2.63%) Windows
4 1 (1.32%) CentOS
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) UML
3 18 (23.68%) TDD
3 18 (23.68%) Use Case
4 16 (21.05%) Scrum
5 14 (18.42%) SOA
6 13 (17.11%) Microservices
6 13 (17.11%) Unit Testing
7 12 (15.79%) Issue Tracking
8 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (14.47%) Data Modelling
8 11 (14.47%) MVC
9 10 (13.16%) CRM
9 10 (13.16%) Software Architecture
10 9 (11.84%) SDLC
11 8 (10.53%) Business Process Modelling
11 8 (10.53%) High Availability
11 8 (10.53%) Mentoring
11 8 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (10.53%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.68%) Java
2 31 (40.79%) SQL
3 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) C#
5 10 (13.16%) PL/SQL
5 10 (13.16%) XPath
6 7 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.58%) ABAP
8 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.63%) AspectJ
9 2 (2.63%) C
9 2 (2.63%) C++
9 2 (2.63%) Korn
9 2 (2.63%) Perl
9 2 (2.63%) Python
9 2 (2.63%) VBA
10 1 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) PMO
2 5 (6.58%) SLA
3 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.63%) SEPA
5 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) HP ALM
2 5 (6.58%) MOM
2 5 (6.58%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Oracle
2 17 (22.37%) IBM
3 11 (14.47%) SAP
4 7 (9.21%) HP
4 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.58%) Dell
5 5 (6.58%) Remedy
6 4 (5.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.63%) Sage
8 1 (1.32%) Google
8 1 (1.32%) hybris