Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 747 810
Rank change year-on-year -69 +63 -12
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 74 115 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.12% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 71 53
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +11.26% -1.42%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £239
90th Percentile £674 £600 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.71% -9.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £11.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +742.41% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.93 -

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 35,654 31,963 32,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.98% 32.38% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,160 22,196 22,459
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £294
90th Percentile £625 £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 336 393 387
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.46%
10th Percentile £15.12 £16.25 £13.40
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -4.00%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -42 69 £525 +23.53% 20
UK excluding London -61 38 £463 +25.00% 17
London -34 36 £544 +8.75% 4
North of England -9 14 £325 -10.96% 2
East of England -17 11 £550 +69.23% 4
North East - 10 £339 -
South West -13 4 £400 +19.40% 3
North West -16 4 £325 -7.80% 2
South East -26 4 £450 +7.14% 6
Wales -30 3 £525 +118.75%
Scotland -22 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 74 (100.00%) XML
2 37 (50.00%) SQL
3 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (44.59%) Java
5 32 (43.24%) Web Services
6 29 (39.19%) HTML
7 27 (36.49%) JavaScript
7 27 (36.49%) CSS
8 25 (33.78%) Spring
9 21 (28.38%) TDD
9 21 (28.38%) Oracle
10 20 (27.03%) REST
11 19 (25.68%) MVC
11 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
11 19 (25.68%) UML
12 18 (24.32%) J2EE
13 17 (22.97%) SOAP
13 17 (22.97%) Hibernate
14 16 (21.62%) Scrum
15 15 (20.27%) .NET
15 15 (20.27%) Maven
15 15 (20.27%) Use Case
15 15 (20.27%) HTML5
16 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
16 14 (18.92%) C#
16 14 (18.92%) Data Modelling
16 14 (18.92%) Middleware
17 13 (17.57%) IBM
17 13 (17.57%) Finance
17 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration

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 (9.46%) CMS
1 7 (9.46%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.11%) Alfresco
2 6 (8.11%) Liferay
2 6 (8.11%) Magnolia
3 5 (6.76%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.05%) JBoss
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.35%) Confluence
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.05%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.70%) Line 500
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) iPaaS
2 4 (5.41%) Serverless
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.05%) Azure Functions
3 3 (4.05%) Boomi
3 3 (4.05%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.86%) Oracle Database
3 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.41%) DataStage
8 3 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (4.05%) DB2
8 3 (4.05%) Jackrabbit
8 3 (4.05%) MySQL
9 2 (2.70%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (2.70%) MS Access
9 2 (2.70%) SAP HANA
10 1 (1.35%) Big Data
10 1 (1.35%) HBase
10 1 (1.35%) HCatalog
10 1 (1.35%) Presto
10 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Maven
2 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
3 11 (14.86%) JUnit
4 8 (10.81%) IntelliJ
4 8 (10.81%) Mockito
4 8 (10.81%) Subversion
5 7 (9.46%) Eclipse
6 6 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (6.76%) Ant
7 5 (6.76%) Bitbucket
7 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.41%) Jasmine
8 4 (5.41%) JIRA
8 4 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (5.41%) MSTest
8 4 (5.41%) NUnit
8 4 (5.41%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.41%) Toad
8 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.41%) Electronics
4 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.41%) Marketing
5 3 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
6 2 (2.70%) Back Office
6 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.35%) Games
7 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (48.65%) Developer
2 20 (27.03%) Architect
3 12 (16.22%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Technical Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Data Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Technical Business Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) XML Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) XML Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Designer
9 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.05%) CMS Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Java Architect
9 3 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (100.00%) XML
2 32 (43.24%) Web Services
3 29 (39.19%) HTML
4 27 (36.49%) CSS
5 25 (33.78%) Spring
6 20 (27.03%) REST
7 18 (24.32%) J2EE
8 17 (22.97%) Hibernate
8 17 (22.97%) SOAP
9 15 (20.27%) .NET
9 15 (20.27%) HTML5
10 14 (18.92%) Middleware
11 12 (16.22%) JSON
11 12 (16.22%) XSLT
12 11 (14.86%) ASP.NET
13 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
13 10 (13.51%) CSS3
14 9 (12.16%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (12.16%) JSP
14 9 (12.16%) Taglibs
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) N-Tier
2 7 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.76%) DataPower
3 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.41%) Reinsurance
4 4 (5.41%) SWIFT
4 4 (5.41%) User Experience
5 3 (4.05%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) NHS
6 2 (2.70%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.70%) Wiki
7 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.35%) MPEG
7 1 (1.35%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Unix
2 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) AIX
4 2 (2.70%) CentOS
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.38%) TDD
3 19 (25.68%) MVC
3 19 (25.68%) UML
4 16 (21.62%) Scrum
5 15 (20.27%) Use Case
6 14 (18.92%) Data Modelling
6 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
7 13 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.51%) ETL
8 10 (13.51%) Issue Tracking
8 10 (13.51%) Microservices
8 10 (13.51%) Migration
9 9 (12.16%) BDD
9 9 (12.16%) Business Process Modelling
9 9 (12.16%) High Availability
9 9 (12.16%) RUP
9 9 (12.16%) Service Design
9 9 (12.16%) Unified Process
9 9 (12.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) SQL
2 33 (44.59%) Java
3 27 (36.49%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.92%) C#
5 12 (16.22%) PL/SQL
5 12 (16.22%) XPath
6 7 (9.46%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.11%) Groovy
8 3 (4.05%) ABAP
8 3 (4.05%) Java 8
8 3 (4.05%) Scala
9 2 (2.70%) AspectJ
9 2 (2.70%) C
9 2 (2.70%) C++
9 2 (2.70%) Korn
9 2 (2.70%) Perl
9 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.70%) VBA
10 1 (1.35%) VB
10 1 (1.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) PMO
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
3 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.70%) ISO 20022
3 2 (2.70%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) HP ALM
1 3 (4.05%) MOM
1 3 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
3 1 (1.35%) Oozie
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Oracle
2 13 (17.57%) IBM
3 9 (12.16%) SAP
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.11%) Informatica
6 4 (5.41%) Alteryx
7 3 (4.05%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.05%) Dell
7 3 (4.05%) HP
7 3 (4.05%) Remedy
8 2 (2.70%) Google
8 2 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.70%) Sage
8 2 (2.70%) Talend
9 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.35%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.35%) hybris
9 1 (1.35%) Perforce