Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 754 726 797
Rank change year-on-year -28 +71 -116
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 121 123 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 77 59
UK median daily rate £438 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +2.63% +26.67%
10th Percentile £297 £320 £313
90th Percentile £608 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -1.71% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32,974 28,852 30,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.64% 31.65% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,203 19,950 21,239
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 358 470
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.49% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.60 £14.73
90th Percentile £63.50 £52.88 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +6.94%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -64 106 £475 -2.56% 10
UK excluding London -1 86 £430 -1.71% 6
London -76 35 £588 +9.30% 5
East of England +5 26 £525 +4.48% 1
North of England +4 21 £438 +24.11% 2
North West -8 21 £438 +28.68% 2
Wales - 15 £300 -
South West +8 10 £475 +41.79% 1
South East -37 9 £350 -24.32%
Midlands -7 5 £550 +41.94% 1
West Midlands -7 5 £550 +41.94% 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 121 (100.00%) XML
2 71 (58.68%) SQL
3 62 (51.24%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (36.36%) ETL
5 43 (35.54%) Java
6 41 (33.88%) Web Services
6 41 (33.88%) REST
7 39 (32.23%) JSON
8 32 (26.45%) HTML
9 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
9 31 (25.62%) SQL Server
10 29 (23.97%) CSS
11 27 (22.31%) Data Modelling
11 27 (22.31%) TDD
12 25 (20.66%) HTTP
13 24 (19.83%) MVC
14 23 (19.01%) SOAP
14 23 (19.01%) Oracle
14 23 (19.01%) NoSQL
15 21 (17.36%) Data Quality
15 21 (17.36%) C#
16 20 (16.53%) XSD
16 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
16 20 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (16.53%) Data Integration
17 19 (15.70%) Data Mapping
17 19 (15.70%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (15.70%) SAX
17 19 (15.70%) DOM
17 19 (15.70%) .NET

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 8 (6.61%) Apache
2 6 (4.96%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.31%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.31%) Confluence
4 3 (2.48%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.48%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.48%) Mule
5 2 (1.65%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.65%) CMS
5 2 (1.65%) Mule ESB
5 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) JBoss
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.61%) GitHub
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 3 (2.48%) Serverless
4 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.83%) Boomi
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.66%) HTTP
2 18 (14.88%) FTP
3 10 (8.26%) Internet
4 7 (5.79%) SSL
5 6 (4.96%) SMTP
6 3 (2.48%) DNS
6 3 (2.48%) X.509
7 2 (1.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.62%) SQL Server
2 23 (19.01%) NoSQL
3 20 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (15.70%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (14.05%) MySQL
6 14 (11.57%) DataStage
6 14 (11.57%) Relational Database
7 13 (10.74%) DB2
7 13 (10.74%) Informix
8 12 (9.92%) QualityStage
9 10 (8.26%) MongoDB
10 8 (6.61%) IBM InfoSphere
11 7 (5.79%) CouchDB
11 7 (5.79%) Neo4j
11 7 (5.79%) Riak
11 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (4.96%) Oracle Database
13 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
13 4 (3.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (11.57%) SonarQube
2 14 (11.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 11 (9.09%) JIRA
4 10 (8.26%) PowerDesigner
4 10 (8.26%) Visual Studio
5 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.79%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.96%) git-flow
6 6 (4.96%) Jasmine
6 6 (4.96%) JUnit
6 6 (4.96%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (4.96%) Maven
6 6 (4.96%) Mocha
7 5 (4.13%) IntelliJ
7 5 (4.13%) Mockito
7 5 (4.13%) ReSharper
7 5 (4.13%) WebStorm
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Legal
3 7 (5.79%) Marketing
4 6 (4.96%) Law
4 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.31%) Retail
6 3 (2.48%) Games
6 3 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.48%) Publishing
7 2 (1.65%) Banking
7 2 (1.65%) Electronics
7 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (47.11%) Developer
2 30 (24.79%) Architect
3 20 (16.53%) Java Developer
4 15 (12.40%) Data Architect
5 14 (11.57%) ETL Developer
6 11 (9.09%) DataStage Developer
6 11 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (8.26%) DataStage ETL Developer
8 9 (7.44%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.96%) Integration Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) Data Integration Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Data Modeller
10 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.31%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (100.00%) XML
2 41 (33.88%) REST
2 41 (33.88%) Web Services
3 39 (32.23%) JSON
4 32 (26.45%) HTML
5 29 (23.97%) CSS
6 23 (19.01%) SOAP
7 20 (16.53%) XSD
8 19 (15.70%) .NET
8 19 (15.70%) DOM
8 19 (15.70%) SAX
8 19 (15.70%) XSLT
9 18 (14.88%) Middleware
10 17 (14.05%) Ajax
10 17 (14.05%) Spring
11 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET
11 12 (9.92%) JSON Schema
12 11 (9.09%) HTML5
12 11 (9.09%) LINQ
12 11 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.92%) Data Structures
2 12 (9.92%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.61%) Reference Data
4 7 (5.79%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.96%) DataPower
5 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.96%) NHS
6 5 (4.13%) Fintech
7 4 (3.31%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) MPEG
8 3 (2.48%) User Experience
9 2 (1.65%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (1.65%) Wiki
10 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.83%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.83%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.48%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) CentOS
4 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (51.24%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.36%) ETL
3 27 (22.31%) Data Modelling
3 27 (22.31%) TDD
4 24 (19.83%) MVC
5 20 (16.53%) Data Integration
6 19 (15.70%) Data Mapping
7 17 (14.05%) Scrum
7 17 (14.05%) Test Automation
7 17 (14.05%) UML
8 16 (13.22%) BDD
8 16 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (13.22%) SDLC
9 15 (12.40%) Data Management
10 14 (11.57%) Data Architecture
10 14 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.92%) Data Analysis
11 12 (9.92%) Data Security
11 12 (9.92%) Migration
12 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 71 (58.68%) SQL
2 43 (35.54%) Java
3 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.36%) C#
5 17 (14.05%) Scala
6 16 (13.22%) XPath
7 15 (12.40%) Groovy
7 15 (12.40%) Python
8 12 (9.92%) Ruby
9 6 (4.96%) ActionScript
9 6 (4.96%) ActionScript 2.0
9 6 (4.96%) ActionScript 3.0
9 6 (4.96%) Java 8
10 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.65%) Perl
13 1 (0.83%) Korn
13 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (9.09%) Degree
1 11 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.36%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.96%) QA
2 6 (4.96%) RosettaNet
3 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.48%) Apache Flume
2 3 (2.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (2.48%) HDFS
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (2.48%) Oozie
2 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.48%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (19.01%) Oracle
2 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.22%) IBM
4 13 (10.74%) Teradata
5 11 (9.09%) Citrix
6 9 (7.44%) HP
7 8 (6.61%) webMethods
8 6 (4.96%) Informatica
9 4 (3.31%) Alteryx
9 4 (3.31%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.31%) Capita
10 3 (2.48%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.48%) Hortonworks
10 3 (2.48%) SAP
11 2 (1.65%) Apple
11 2 (1.65%) OpenText
12 1 (0.83%) Cognos
12 1 (0.83%) Google
12 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.83%) TIBCO