Period
to 18 January 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 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 738 798
Rank change year-on-year -42 +60 -98
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 96 132 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.44% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 47
UK median daily rate £418 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £283 £306 £313
90th Percentile £593 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £21.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.85% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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 31,966 30,129 30,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.87% 31.01% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,806 20,783 21,241
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 338 565
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.00 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 18 January 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 12 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 18 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
England -46 74 £430 -3.10% 10
UK excluding London +3 72 £400 -3.03% 7
London -66 23 £600 +26.32% 4
Wales +19 18 £295 +60.76%
South East -37 14 £350 -26.93% 3
East of England -10 13 £475 -4.04%
North of England +38 12 £434 +23.93% 2
North West +25 12 £434 +27.57% 1
South West +20 9 £475 +46.15%
West Midlands +11 3 - - 1
Midlands -1 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XML Schema.

1 96 (100.00%) XML
2 54 (56.25%) SQL
3 47 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (45.83%) Java
5 38 (39.58%) Web Services
6 33 (34.38%) REST
7 32 (33.33%) SOAP
8 31 (32.29%) XSD
8 31 (32.29%) JSON
9 29 (30.21%) ETL
10 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
10 28 (29.17%) HTML
11 27 (28.13%) Scrum
12 25 (26.04%) CSS
13 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
14 20 (20.83%) HTTP
14 20 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (19.79%) Oracle
15 19 (19.79%) Internet
15 19 (19.79%) Relational Database
16 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
16 18 (18.75%) TDD
16 18 (18.75%) Ajax
16 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (17.71%) Git (software)
17 17 (17.71%) .NET
17 17 (17.71%) EAI
17 17 (17.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 17 (17.71%) NoSQL
18 15 (15.63%) Test Automation

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 11 (11.46%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.25%) Apache
3 4 (4.17%) Mule
4 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.08%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.08%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.08%) CMS
5 2 (2.08%) Confluence
5 2 (2.08%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.04%) Anypoint
6 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) JBoss
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) GitHub
2 7 (7.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.25%) SaaS
3 6 (6.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.13%) PaaS
6 2 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.08%) IaaS
6 2 (2.08%) Serverless
7 1 (1.04%) Boomi
7 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.04%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.83%) HTTP
2 19 (19.79%) Internet
3 12 (12.50%) FTP
4 10 (10.42%) SMTP
4 10 (10.42%) SSL
5 2 (2.08%) CTI
6 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (19.79%) Relational Database
3 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (17.71%) NoSQL
5 12 (12.50%) MySQL
6 9 (9.38%) MongoDB
7 8 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (7.29%) RDBMS
9 6 (6.25%) CouchDB
9 6 (6.25%) Neo4j
9 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
9 6 (6.25%) Riak
10 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (3.13%) Couchbase
11 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
12 2 (2.08%) HBase
12 2 (2.08%) Redis
12 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (2.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (17.71%) Git (software)
1 17 (17.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (13.54%) JIRA
3 12 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.42%) Maven
5 9 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 9 (9.38%) SonarQube
5 9 (9.38%) Subversion
6 7 (7.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (7.29%) Bitbucket
6 7 (7.29%) PowerDesigner
6 7 (7.29%) Visual Studio
7 6 (6.25%) Hudson
7 6 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (6.25%) Selenium
7 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.21%) git-flow
8 5 (5.21%) Jasmine
8 5 (5.21%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (5.21%) Mocha
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Law
2 4 (4.17%) Legal
2 4 (4.17%) Marketing
2 4 (4.17%) Publishing
3 2 (2.08%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (52.08%) Developer
2 16 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.58%) Architect
4 9 (9.38%) Consultant
5 7 (7.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Salesforce Developer
6 6 (6.25%) ETL Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Integration Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Data Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Data Integration Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Linux Developer
8 4 (4.17%) ServiceNow Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.17%) XML Developer
9 3 (3.13%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Development Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (100.00%) XML
2 38 (39.58%) Web Services
3 33 (34.38%) REST
4 32 (33.33%) SOAP
5 31 (32.29%) JSON
5 31 (32.29%) XSD
6 28 (29.17%) HTML
7 25 (26.04%) CSS
8 18 (18.75%) Ajax
9 17 (17.71%) .NET
10 15 (15.63%) Middleware
11 14 (14.58%) DOM
12 13 (13.54%) AngularJS
12 13 (13.54%) SAX
12 13 (13.54%) Spring
13 11 (11.46%) WebSphere MQ
13 11 (11.46%) XSLT
14 10 (10.42%) cXML
14 10 (10.42%) ebXML
14 10 (10.42%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (10.42%) Data Structures
2 10 (10.42%) DataPower
3 9 (9.38%) N-Tier
4 7 (7.29%) Algorithms
5 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (5.21%) NHS
7 4 (4.17%) Reference Data
8 3 (3.13%) CMDB
8 3 (3.13%) User Experience
9 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.08%) Derivative
9 2 (2.08%) MPEG
9 2 (2.08%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.04%) Clustering
10 1 (1.04%) Digital TV
10 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Linux
2 1 (1.04%) Android
2 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) ETL
3 27 (28.13%) Scrum
4 18 (18.75%) TDD
5 17 (17.71%) EAI
6 15 (15.63%) Test Automation
7 14 (14.58%) Data Analysis
7 14 (14.58%) Data Modelling
7 14 (14.58%) MVC
8 12 (12.50%) API Development
8 12 (12.50%) B2B
8 12 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.50%) Data Security
8 12 (12.50%) High Availability
9 11 (11.46%) Kanban
9 11 (11.46%) SOA
9 11 (11.46%) UML
10 10 (10.42%) Mentoring
10 10 (10.42%) OO
10 10 (10.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (56.25%) SQL
2 44 (45.83%) Java
3 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.63%) Python
5 13 (13.54%) Scala
6 12 (12.50%) C#
7 11 (11.46%) Groovy
8 10 (10.42%) ActionScript
8 10 (10.42%) ActionScript 2.0
8 10 (10.42%) ActionScript 3.0
8 10 (10.42%) XPath
9 9 (9.38%) Ruby
10 8 (8.33%) Apex Code
11 7 (7.29%) SOQL
12 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
12 4 (4.17%) C
12 4 (4.17%) Perl
13 3 (3.13%) C++
14 1 (1.04%) ABAP
14 1 (1.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) MCSD
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) RosettaNet
2 7 (7.29%) Data Quality
2 7 (7.29%) QA
3 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.08%) Apache Flume
1 2 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (2.08%) HDFS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Oozie
2 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.79%) Oracle
3 10 (10.42%) IBM
3 10 (10.42%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (10.42%) webMethods
4 6 (6.25%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.08%) Avaya
5 2 (2.08%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.08%) Hortonworks
5 2 (2.08%) Informatica
5 2 (2.08%) Teradata
5 2 (2.08%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.04%) Citrix
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.04%) Twitter