Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 610 765 654
Rank change year-on-year +155 -111 -53
Contract jobs citing XSD 78 116 244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.37% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 69 178
Median daily rate £500 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £391 £363 £320
90th Percentile £665 £713 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £53.00 £35.00 £70.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.43% -50.35% +227.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +51.43% - -

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 18,627 31,700 32,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.99% 32.89% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,628 22,364 23,095
Median daily rate £500 £488 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.17% +9.25%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £657 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £410
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 301 326
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.53 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.72% +0.28% +2.86%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £18.38
90th Percentile £68.90 £60.00 £58.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.19% +5.00%

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XSD in the UK

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XSD.

Daily rate trend for XSD in the UK

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XSD over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XSD in the UK

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XSD.

Hourly rate trend for XSD in the UK

XSD
Top 13 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 1 April 2020. 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 +158 77 £500 -4.76% 17
UK excluding London +103 52 £500 +5.26% 9
London +132 26 £600 -11.11% 8
Midlands +51 17 £513 -5.75% 2
South East +115 16 £543 +17.30% 2
North of England +61 16 £438 -12.94%
East Midlands +48 16 £513 - 1
North West +43 12 £438 -16.67%
Yorkshire +45 3 - -
South West +16 2 - - 4
West Midlands +24 1 - - 1
North East +20 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £225 -

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing XSD 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 XSD.

1 78 (100.00%) XML
2 43 (55.13%) SOAP
2 43 (55.13%) Java
3 40 (51.28%) SOA
4 39 (50.00%) JSON
5 38 (48.72%) REST
6 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (44.87%) SQL
7 35 (44.87%) Oracle
8 29 (37.18%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (34.62%) Web Services
9 27 (34.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (32.05%) Oracle Database
11 24 (30.77%) XQuery
12 23 (29.49%) XSLT
13 22 (28.21%) Unix
13 22 (28.21%) Eclipse
14 21 (26.92%) PL/SQL
14 21 (26.92%) Linux
15 19 (24.36%) XSL
15 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
15 19 (24.36%) Data Modelling
15 19 (24.36%) WSDL
15 19 (24.36%) Dell
15 19 (24.36%) Red Hat
15 19 (24.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (24.36%) XPath
15 19 (24.36%) Boomi
16 18 (23.08%) EAI
17 17 (21.79%) Shell Script

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 27 (34.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
2 6 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.85%) JBoss
5 2 (2.56%) Anypoint
5 2 (2.56%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) Mule
5 2 (2.56%) Mule ESB
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.28%) Apache
6 1 (1.28%) JCAPS
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) Sonic ESB
6 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Chatbot
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (5.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.28%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.36%) Boomi
2 7 (8.97%) Azure
3 3 (3.85%) AWS
3 3 (3.85%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.28%) iPaaS
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) HTTP
2 8 (10.26%) FTP
3 3 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (2.56%) Broadband
4 2 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.28%) SMS
5 1 (1.28%) SMTP
5 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.05%) Oracle Database
2 19 (24.36%) Oracle Database 11g
2 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.85%) Power BI
6 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.56%) DB2
7 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (28.21%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.69%) NWDS
3 5 (6.41%) Subversion
4 4 (5.13%) Maven
5 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.56%) ER Studio
6 2 (2.56%) ERwin
6 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.56%) JIRA
6 2 (2.56%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.28%) GitLab
7 1 (1.28%) JUnit
7 1 (1.28%) Mockito
7 1 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.28%) Selenium
7 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Retail
4 4 (5.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) Developer
2 18 (23.08%) Architect
3 12 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Designer
4 6 (7.69%) SAP Developer
4 6 (7.69%) SAP PI Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) MuleSoft Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Integration Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Integration Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Software Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.13%) webMethods Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (100.00%) XML
2 43 (55.13%) SOAP
3 39 (50.00%) JSON
4 38 (48.72%) REST
5 27 (34.62%) Web Services
6 23 (29.49%) XSLT
7 19 (24.36%) WSDL
7 19 (24.36%) XSL
8 16 (20.51%) Middleware
9 8 (10.26%) XML Schema
10 7 (8.97%) JMS
10 7 (8.97%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (7.69%) .NET
11 6 (7.69%) J2EE
11 6 (7.69%) SAP PI
11 6 (7.69%) SAP XI
12 5 (6.41%) Spring
13 4 (5.13%) .NET Framework
13 4 (5.13%) Swagger
13 4 (5.13%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) W3C
3 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.13%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Unix
2 21 (26.92%) Linux
3 16 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.28%) SOA
2 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (37.18%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (24.36%) Data Modelling
5 18 (23.08%) EAI
6 16 (20.51%) DevOps
6 16 (20.51%) OOA/OOD
6 16 (20.51%) UML
7 15 (19.23%) Project Delivery
8 13 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (14.10%) Configuration Management
10 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.54%) Data Integration
11 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.97%) API Design
12 7 (8.97%) API Development
12 7 (8.97%) Data Management
12 7 (8.97%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.97%) Migration
13 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.13%) Java
2 35 (44.87%) SQL
3 24 (30.77%) XQuery
4 21 (26.92%) PL/SQL
5 19 (24.36%) XPath
6 17 (21.79%) Shell Script
7 6 (7.69%) ABAP
8 5 (6.41%) C#
9 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.56%) ActionScript
11 2 (2.56%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (2.56%) Groovy
12 1 (1.28%) Erlang
12 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (6.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) RMADS
3 1 (1.28%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Oracle
2 19 (24.36%) Dell
2 19 (24.36%) Red Hat
3 13 (16.67%) webMethods
4 12 (15.38%) MuleSoft
5 10 (12.82%) SAP
6 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.69%) Software AG
8 5 (6.41%) Axway
9 4 (5.13%) Ab Initio
9 4 (5.13%) BMC
9 4 (5.13%) Cadence
9 4 (5.13%) Guidewire
9 4 (5.13%) IBM
9 4 (5.13%) Sparx
9 4 (5.13%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.56%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.56%) GoldenSource
10 2 (2.56%) Informatica
11 1 (1.28%) Thunderhead