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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 485 419 484
Rank change year-on-year -66 +65  
Contract jobs citing XSD 115 230 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 1.52% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 137 100
Median daily rate £484 £440 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +13.09% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -11.90%  

XSD is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 108 £484 +7.55% 27
London -15 46 £490 +0.51% 6
South East +16 21 £438 +2.94% 5
City of London +19 12 £550 -8.33%
East of England -10 10 £481 -12.50% 1
West Sussex - 10 £500 - 1
Worthing - 9 £505 -
North West +17 8 £275 -35.29% 1
South West +5 8 £525 +23.52% 3
West Midlands +14 7 £484 +7.55% 1
Gloucestershire +12 7 £525 +23.52% 1
Essex -25 7 £506 +26.56% 1
Berkshire +26 5 £413 +3.12% 2
Shropshire - 5 £475 -
Telford - 5 £475 -
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £525 -
Lancashire +18 4 £275 -
Reading - 4 £413 - 2
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Edinburgh +19 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +14 3 £400 +14.28% 7
Hertfordshire +2 3 £463 -
Milton Keynes -1 3 £395 -1.25%
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £395 -1.25%
Scotland -3 3 £375 +18.11%
East Midlands - 3 £395 - 2
Birmingham +6 2 £484 +38.28%
Merseyside +1 2 £360 +6.66%
Hampshire -1 2 £450 -1.63%
Sheffield - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 252 (95.45%) XML
2 151 (57.20%) Java
3 150 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (53.79%) SOAP
5 131 (49.62%) Web Services
6 128 (48.48%) SQL
7 116 (43.94%) REST
8 110 (41.67%) Oracle
9 108 (40.91%) XSLT
10 104 (39.39%) Scrum
11 97 (36.74%) JSON
12 93 (35.23%) Git (software)
12 93 (35.23%) JavaScript
13 80 (30.30%) Hibernate
14 79 (29.92%) HTML
15 78 (29.55%) SOA
16 76 (28.79%) Maven
17 71 (26.89%) TDD
18 70 (26.52%) Spring
19 69 (26.14%) JMS
19 69 (26.14%) CSS
20 66 (25.00%) JIRA
20 66 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
21 60 (22.73%) Unix
22 59 (22.35%) Finance
23 54 (20.45%) Subversion
23 54 (20.45%) SQL Server
24 53 (20.08%) Linux
25 51 (19.32%) JUnit
26 50 (18.94%) 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 50 (18.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 36 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 33 (12.50%) Confluence
3 33 (12.50%) JBoss
4 30 (11.36%) WebLogic
5 23 (8.71%) Apache
6 19 (7.20%) Tomcat
7 13 (4.92%) IIS
8 10 (3.79%) CMS
9 7 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.65%) MQSeries
10 6 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.89%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.76%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.76%) Jetty
13 2 (0.76%) Mule
13 2 (0.76%) nginx
13 2 (0.76%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 10 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (6.44%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.52%) FastStats
4 4 (1.52%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.38%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.38%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.89%) Office 365
2 5 (1.89%) Yammer
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.76%) IaaS
4 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.38%) Boomi
5 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.17%) HTTP
2 10 (3.79%) Internet
3 8 (3.03%) SSL
4 6 (2.27%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.27%) X.509
5 4 (1.52%) FTP
5 4 (1.52%) SNMP
6 2 (0.76%) AMQP
6 2 (0.76%) SMS
6 2 (0.76%) Wireless
7 1 (0.38%) Firewall
7 1 (0.38%) LDAP
7 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 28 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (7.95%) MongoDB
5 21 (7.95%) MySQL
5 21 (7.95%) Oracle Database 12c
5 21 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (7.58%) Relational Database
7 17 (6.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 16 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (5.30%) RDBMS
9 14 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (4.17%) Big Data
10 11 (4.17%) DB2
11 10 (3.79%) NoSQL
12 9 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (3.03%) Redis
14 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 93 (35.23%) Git (software)
2 76 (28.79%) Maven
3 66 (25.00%) JIRA
4 54 (20.45%) Subversion
5 51 (19.32%) JUnit
6 49 (18.56%) Jenkins
7 35 (13.26%) Selenium
8 34 (12.88%) SoapUI
9 33 (12.50%) Eclipse
10 32 (12.12%) Mockito
11 23 (8.71%) Gradle
11 23 (8.71%) Spock
12 22 (8.33%) TeamCity
13 20 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (5.68%) Ant
15 12 (4.55%) JMeter
16 11 (4.17%) Bitbucket
16 11 (4.17%) Cucumber
16 11 (4.17%) LoadRunner
17 9 (3.41%) Checkstyle
General
1 59 (22.35%) Finance
2 35 (13.26%) Banking
3 13 (4.92%) Retail
4 10 (3.79%) Marketing
5 5 (1.89%) Electronics
5 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.52%) Front Office
6 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Advertising
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (64.02%) Developer
2 78 (29.55%) Java Developer
3 46 (17.42%) Architect
4 41 (15.53%) Senior Developer
5 20 (7.58%) .NET Developer
5 20 (7.58%) Data Architect
6 16 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (4.92%) Analyst
7 13 (4.92%) C# Developer
8 12 (4.55%) SOA Developer
8 12 (4.55%) WebSphere Developer
9 11 (4.17%) Agile Developer
9 11 (4.17%) Senior WebSphere Developer
10 10 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (3.79%) Digital Developer
10 10 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.79%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.41%) Integration Architect
11 9 (3.41%) Tester
11 9 (3.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (95.45%) XML
2 142 (53.79%) SOAP
3 131 (49.62%) Web Services
4 116 (43.94%) REST
5 108 (40.91%) XSLT
6 97 (36.74%) JSON
7 80 (30.30%) Hibernate
8 79 (29.92%) HTML
9 70 (26.52%) Spring
10 69 (26.14%) CSS
10 69 (26.14%) JMS
11 49 (18.56%) .NET
12 44 (16.67%) JDBC
13 42 (15.91%) EJB
13 42 (15.91%) J2EE
14 40 (15.15%) JPA
15 38 (14.39%) WSDL
16 34 (12.88%) RESTful
17 32 (12.12%) Middleware
18 31 (11.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 19 (7.20%) User Experience
2 17 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.03%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.65%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.65%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.52%) Replication
8 3 (1.14%) Derivative
8 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.14%) Equities
8 3 (1.14%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.76%) Clustering
9 2 (0.76%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.76%) NHS
9 2 (0.76%) PMI
9 2 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.73%) Unix
2 53 (20.08%) Linux
3 13 (4.92%) Windows
4 12 (4.55%) HPUX
4 12 (4.55%) Solaris
5 8 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (39.39%) Scrum
3 78 (29.55%) SOA
4 71 (26.89%) TDD
5 66 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (16.67%) SDLC
7 43 (16.29%) MVC
8 30 (11.36%) UML
9 28 (10.61%) OO
10 27 (10.23%) Automated Testing
11 26 (9.85%) Mentoring
12 25 (9.47%) Refactoring
13 24 (9.09%) Coaching
14 23 (8.71%) ETL
15 22 (8.33%) BDD
16 21 (7.95%) E-Commerce
17 20 (7.58%) Data Modelling
17 20 (7.58%) Unit Testing
18 16 (6.06%) Web Development
18 16 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 151 (57.20%) Java
2 128 (48.48%) SQL
3 93 (35.23%) JavaScript
4 38 (14.39%) PL/SQL
5 32 (12.12%) C#
5 32 (12.12%) XPath
6 24 (9.09%) Python
6 24 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 23 (8.71%) Korn
8 18 (6.82%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.55%) C
10 10 (3.79%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.03%) Apex Code
11 8 (3.03%) SOQL
11 8 (3.03%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.65%) VB
12 7 (2.65%) VB6
13 6 (2.27%) ECMAScript
13 6 (2.27%) Groovy
13 6 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.74%) DV Cleared
3 22 (8.33%) Degree
4 9 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.27%) Sun Certification
6 5 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.95%) QA
2 14 (5.30%) FATCA
3 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.38%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.89%) Docker
2 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.76%) vSphere
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) Ansible
2 2 (0.76%) CloudHub
2 2 (0.76%) Galera Cluster
2 2 (0.76%) logstash
3 1 (0.38%) Consul
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) Packer
3 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 110 (41.67%) Oracle
2 27 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 26 (9.85%) Solace
4 18 (6.82%) IBM
5 16 (6.06%) Atlassian
5 16 (6.06%) SAP
6 15 (5.68%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (4.92%) MuleSoft
8 9 (3.41%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.27%) Sybase
10 5 (1.89%) Infor
11 4 (1.52%) ATG
11 4 (1.52%) Teradata
11 4 (1.52%) Thunderhead
11 4 (1.52%) Workday
11 4 (1.52%) WSO2
12 3 (1.14%) Informatica
12 3 (1.14%) webMethods
13 2 (0.76%) Software AG
13 2 (0.76%) TIBCO
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