Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 795 791 737
Rank change year-on-year -4 -54 +65
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 73 95 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.094% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.29% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 67
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £400 £283 £313
90th Percentile £614 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £438
% change year-on-year +16.13% -11.43% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £100.50 - £21.50
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 33,278 32,362 30,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.82% 31.94% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,385 23,034 20,954
UK median daily rate £485 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 338 339
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £17.85 £17.86 £15.45
90th Percentile £60.08 £53.25 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.85 £41.50 £38.63
% change year-on-year +0.83% +7.44% -0.32%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +19 73 £450 +3.75% 9
UK excluding London -39 52 £450 +16.13% 4
London +17 21 £531 -11.46% 6
South East +8 16 £448 +32.59% 1
South West -32 16 £425 -10.53% 1
Midlands +5 12 £450 -
West Midlands -3 12 £450 -
North of England -24 5 £205 -53.14% 1
East of England 0 3 £525 +10.53%
North East - 3 £205 -
North West -23 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 73 (100.00%) XML
2 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (50.68%) REST
4 36 (49.32%) JSON
5 32 (43.84%) SQL
6 31 (42.47%) Java
7 30 (41.10%) .NET
8 27 (36.99%) Middleware
8 27 (36.99%) Microservices
9 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
10 22 (30.14%) IBM
11 20 (27.40%) UML
12 19 (26.03%) WSDL
12 19 (26.03%) C#
12 19 (26.03%) Migration
12 19 (26.03%) Use Case
13 16 (21.92%) Data Analysis
13 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (21.92%) SOAP
14 15 (20.55%) HP
14 15 (20.55%) Validation
14 15 (20.55%) Software Architecture
14 15 (20.55%) DataPower
14 15 (20.55%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (20.55%) BPMN
14 15 (20.55%) Defect Management
14 15 (20.55%) HP ALM
15 14 (19.18%) Sequence Diagram
15 14 (19.18%) Data Migration

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 12 (16.44%) NServiceBus
2 6 (8.22%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.11%) Apache Qpid
5 3 (4.11%) Confluence
6 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.37%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.37%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.37%) JBoss
7 1 (1.37%) JCAPS
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) SAP ERP
2 3 (4.11%) Line 500
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (15.07%) Azure Data Factory
3 10 (13.70%) PaaS
3 10 (13.70%) SaaS
4 3 (4.11%) Apigee
4 3 (4.11%) Boomi
5 2 (2.74%) GitHub
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) DNS
2 3 (4.11%) SSL
2 3 (4.11%) X.509
3 2 (2.74%) FTP
4 1 (1.37%) Firewall
4 1 (1.37%) NAS
4 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (16.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.48%) SAP HANA
7 3 (4.11%) Bigtable
7 3 (4.11%) Blockchain
7 3 (4.11%) MS Access
7 3 (4.11%) Power BI
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.37%) DB2
9 1 (1.37%) MarkLogic
9 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
1 13 (17.81%) Visual Studio
2 10 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.22%) JIRA
4 5 (6.85%) Maven
5 4 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.11%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.11%) Toad
7 2 (2.74%) JUnit
7 2 (2.74%) Subversion
8 1 (1.37%) Ant
8 1 (1.37%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.37%) Mockito
8 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.37%) Selenium
8 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (16.44%) Publishing
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Designer
4 10 (13.70%) Architect
4 10 (13.70%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (12.33%) .NET Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Integration Developer
7 7 (9.59%) BPM Designer
8 5 (6.85%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Data Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.48%) SAP Developer
9 4 (5.48%) SAP PI Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Technical Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (100.00%) XML
2 37 (50.68%) REST
3 36 (49.32%) JSON
4 30 (41.10%) .NET
5 27 (36.99%) Middleware
6 19 (26.03%) WSDL
7 16 (21.92%) SOAP
8 14 (19.18%) Web Services
9 13 (17.81%) .NET Framework
9 13 (17.81%) XSLT
10 12 (16.44%) .NET Core
11 10 (13.70%) HTML
11 10 (13.70%) Spring
12 8 (10.96%) J2EE
12 8 (10.96%) Swagger
13 7 (9.59%) LDAP
14 6 (8.22%) JSON Schema
14 6 (8.22%) OAuth
14 6 (8.22%) OAuth2
15 5 (6.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) DataPower
1 15 (20.55%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Unix
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) Microservices
3 20 (27.40%) UML
4 19 (26.03%) Migration
4 19 (26.03%) Use Case
5 16 (21.92%) Data Analysis
6 15 (20.55%) BPMN
6 15 (20.55%) Defect Management
6 15 (20.55%) Software Architecture
6 15 (20.55%) Validation
7 14 (19.18%) Data Migration
7 14 (19.18%) Sequence Diagram
7 14 (19.18%) SOA
8 11 (15.07%) CRM
8 11 (15.07%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.59%) TDD
10 6 (8.22%) BDD
10 6 (8.22%) Data Modelling
10 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) SQL
2 31 (42.47%) Java
3 19 (26.03%) C#
4 12 (16.44%) T-SQL
5 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.70%) XPath
6 4 (5.48%) ABAP
6 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.11%) Python
7 3 (4.11%) VBA
8 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) Groovy
9 1 (1.37%) Java 8
9 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.37%) Scala
9 1 (1.37%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.37%) VBScript
9 1 (1.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) PMO
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (4.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.37%) Docker
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) HP ALM
2 5 (6.85%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (5.48%) MOM
4 1 (1.37%) Control-M
4 1 (1.37%) SCCM
4 1 (1.37%) SCOM
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) IBM
2 15 (20.55%) HP
3 14 (19.18%) Oracle
4 5 (6.85%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.48%) Remedy
5 4 (5.48%) SAP
6 3 (4.11%) Dell
6 3 (4.11%) Sage
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.37%) Sun