Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSD over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 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 Definition (XSD)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 624 550 627
Rank change year-on-year -74 +77 -126
Contract jobs citing XSD 274 356 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 1.11% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 217 165
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £356 £263 £300
90th Percentile £650 £588 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +19.35% -8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
UK median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -1.47% - -

XSD 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 32706 32101 32482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.38% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23099 22264 22271
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 548
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.09 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XSD in the UK

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in the UK

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSD in the UK

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in the UK

XSD
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -27 246 £538 +19.44% 13
UK excluding London +13 146 £463 +19.35% 13
London -66 122 £588 +23.68% 1
North of England +64 29 £425 +38.21% 7
South East +16 28 £475 +10.47% 4
South West 0 27 £415 -7.78%
East of England -6 21 £525 -4.55%
Midlands +11 18 £575 +46.40% 1
West Midlands +34 15 £575 +35.29% 1
Wales +18 13 £300 +63.49% 1
Yorkshire +27 11 £425 - 2
Scotland -15 11 £363 +6.84%
North West +13 10 £577 +87.64% 2
North East - 10 £425 - 3
East Midlands -7 3 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XSD 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 XSD.

1 249 (90.88%) XML
2 151 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (55.11%) Java
3 124 (45.26%) SQL
4 120 (43.80%) SOAP
5 112 (40.88%) Web Services
6 109 (39.78%) SOA
7 104 (37.96%) XSLT
8 97 (35.40%) Oracle
9 88 (32.12%) REST
10 83 (30.29%) Subversion
11 78 (28.47%) JSON
12 75 (27.37%) Finance
13 72 (26.28%) Banking
14 71 (25.91%) Maven
15 69 (25.18%) Scrum
16 67 (24.45%) WSDL
17 64 (23.36%) JMS
18 63 (22.99%) XPath
19 61 (22.26%) Git (software)
20 60 (21.90%) Hibernate
21 58 (21.17%) Data Modelling
21 58 (21.17%) SoapUI
22 52 (18.98%) JavaScript
22 52 (18.98%) Linux
23 51 (18.61%) TDD
24 48 (17.52%) Spring
24 48 (17.52%) Eclipse
25 47 (17.15%) Unix
26 46 (16.79%) Oracle SOA Suite

XSD
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 46 (16.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 33 (12.04%) WebLogic
3 20 (7.30%) JBoss
3 20 (7.30%) WebSphere
4 19 (6.93%) Tomcat
5 16 (5.84%) Apache
6 12 (4.38%) Confluence
7 10 (3.65%) MQSeries
8 7 (2.55%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (2.19%) CMS
9 6 (2.19%) SAS
10 5 (1.82%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.82%) Mule
10 5 (1.82%) Mule ESB
10 5 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.46%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.46%) IIS
11 4 (1.46%) JCAPS
12 3 (1.09%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.73%) SPSS
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.20%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (3.65%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.46%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.73%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.36%) Magento
5 1 (0.36%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.11%) OpenShift
2 10 (3.65%) GitHub
2 10 (3.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 10 (3.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 9 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.55%) PaaS
5 6 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.46%) Boomi
6 4 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.46%) SaaS
7 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.09%) IaaS
7 3 (1.09%) iPaaS
7 3 (1.09%) Serverless
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.36%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.57%) Internet
2 16 (5.84%) FTP
3 14 (5.11%) SSL
4 9 (3.28%) HTTP
5 7 (2.55%) AMQP
6 4 (1.46%) Firewall
7 3 (1.09%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.04%) Oracle Database
2 33 (12.04%) Relational Database
3 29 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.93%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.93%) MySQL
4 19 (6.93%) RDBMS
5 16 (5.84%) OLAP
5 16 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (2.92%) Big Data
9 8 (2.92%) DB2
9 8 (2.92%) Star Schema
10 6 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.82%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (1.46%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 83 (30.29%) Subversion
2 71 (25.91%) Maven
3 61 (22.26%) Git (software)
4 58 (21.17%) SoapUI
5 48 (17.52%) Eclipse
6 44 (16.06%) Jenkins
7 38 (13.87%) JIRA
8 37 (13.50%) JUnit
9 21 (7.66%) IntelliJ
10 20 (7.30%) Visual Studio
11 19 (6.93%) Ant
12 18 (6.57%) Selenium
13 17 (6.20%) Mockito
13 17 (6.20%) XMLSpy
14 14 (5.11%) Checkstyle
14 14 (5.11%) XMLUnit
15 12 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (4.38%) WebDriver
16 11 (4.01%) Hudson
17 10 (3.65%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 75 (27.37%) Finance
2 72 (26.28%) Banking
3 31 (11.31%) Investment Banking
4 23 (8.39%) Telecoms
5 18 (6.57%) Marketing
6 17 (6.20%) Front Office
6 17 (6.20%) Manufacturing
7 15 (5.47%) Electronics
7 15 (5.47%) Retail
8 13 (4.74%) Back Office
9 6 (2.19%) Games
9 6 (2.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 179 (65.33%) Developer
2 89 (32.48%) Java Developer
3 40 (14.60%) Senior Developer
4 29 (10.58%) Analyst
5 28 (10.22%) Architect
6 22 (8.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (5.84%) Data Architect
8 15 (5.47%) Data Analyst
9 14 (5.11%) XML Analyst
10 13 (4.74%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.38%) Business Analyst
12 11 (4.01%) Agile Developer
12 11 (4.01%) Banking Analyst
12 11 (4.01%) C# Developer
12 11 (4.01%) HTML Developer
13 10 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (3.65%) Node.js Developer
14 9 (3.28%) C# Software Developer
14 9 (3.28%) Integration Developer
14 9 (3.28%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (90.88%) XML
2 120 (43.80%) SOAP
3 112 (40.88%) Web Services
4 104 (37.96%) XSLT
5 88 (32.12%) REST
6 78 (28.47%) JSON
7 67 (24.45%) WSDL
8 64 (23.36%) JMS
9 60 (21.90%) Hibernate
10 48 (17.52%) Spring
11 45 (16.42%) Middleware
12 43 (15.69%) HTML
13 42 (15.33%) .NET
14 36 (13.14%) XSL
15 34 (12.41%) Apache Camel
16 31 (11.31%) JDBC
17 29 (10.58%) XML Schema
18 27 (9.85%) JPA
19 25 (9.12%) CSS
19 25 (9.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.50%) Fixed Income
2 26 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.57%) Equities
4 15 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.38%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (3.28%) DataPower
9 8 (2.92%) NHS
10 7 (2.55%) Minimum Viable Product
11 4 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.46%) Derivative
11 4 (1.46%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.46%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.73%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.73%) PKI
13 2 (0.73%) RIA
13 2 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.98%) Linux
2 47 (17.15%) Unix
3 13 (4.74%) Mac OS X
4 12 (4.38%) Windows
5 11 (4.01%) HPUX
5 11 (4.01%) Solaris
6 7 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.46%) AIX
8 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (39.78%) SOA
3 69 (25.18%) Scrum
4 58 (21.17%) Data Modelling
5 51 (18.61%) TDD
6 39 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (14.23%) ETL
7 36 (13.14%) MVC
8 33 (12.04%) Microservices
9 29 (10.58%) UML
10 25 (9.12%) Open Source
11 24 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (8.39%) OO
12 23 (8.39%) Use Case
12 23 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (8.03%) BDD
14 21 (7.66%) Data Analysis
14 21 (7.66%) Sequence Diagram
15 20 (7.30%) Logical Data Model
15 20 (7.30%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (55.11%) Java
2 124 (45.26%) SQL
3 63 (22.99%) XPath
4 52 (18.98%) JavaScript
5 38 (13.87%) PL/SQL
6 36 (13.14%) C#
7 20 (7.30%) Python
7 20 (7.30%) T-SQL
8 14 (5.11%) Groovy
9 11 (4.01%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.65%) Apex Code
10 10 (3.65%) SOQL
11 9 (3.28%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.28%) C
11 9 (3.28%) XQuery
12 7 (2.55%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.82%) PHP
13 5 (1.82%) R
13 5 (1.82%) Scala
13 5 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.28%) Degree
4 6 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.11%) QA
2 4 (1.46%) ISO 20022
2 4 (1.46%) MiFID
3 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.73%) EMIR
4 2 (0.73%) HL7
4 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (5.47%) Docker
2 3 (1.09%) Cronacle
3 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (2.55%) Ansible
2 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.09%) Puppet
2 3 (1.09%) Rundeck
2 3 (1.09%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.73%) Control-M
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 97 (35.40%) Oracle
2 44 (16.06%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.68%) IBM
4 20 (7.30%) Red Hat
5 15 (5.47%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (5.47%) SAP
6 14 (5.11%) MuleSoft
7 13 (4.74%) Solace
7 13 (4.74%) WSO2
8 11 (4.01%) Sybase
9 10 (3.65%) ION Trading
9 10 (3.65%) Talend
10 7 (2.55%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (1.46%) Dell
12 4 (1.46%) Vertica
13 3 (1.09%) Altova
13 3 (1.09%) EnterpriseDB
13 3 (1.09%) OpenText
13 3 (1.09%) Sun