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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 479 427 504
Rank change year-on-year -52 +77  
Contract jobs citing XSD 108 235 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 1.56% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 155 79
Median daily rate £490 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.95% -4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +14.70% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 - -

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 14838 15088 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.06% 28.44% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10253 10630 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -63 105 £490 +12.00% 26
London -44 45 £544 +20.83% 11
South East +29 17 £456 -1.35% 5
East of England +2 13 £500 - 1
Essex -3 12 £500 - 1
South West -31 12 £500 -16.66% 2
West Midlands +13 11 £513 +38.98%
Shropshire - 11 £513 -
Telford - 11 £513 -
West Sussex - 9 £450 - 2
City of London 0 6 £613 +28.94% 1
Corsham -9 6 £553 -15.00% 1
Wiltshire -13 6 £553 -7.91% 1
Devon - 6 £330 - 1
Exeter - 6 £330 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £548 -
Hampshire -2 5 £313 -32.79%
Worthing - 5 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +17 3 £400 -44.63% 1
North West +16 3 £388 -4.32% 3
Crawley - 3 £440 -
Berkshire +19 2 £510 +27.37% 2
West Yorkshire +15 2 £400 -44.63% 1
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Hayes - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £313 -
Reading +13 1 £475 +18.75%
Leeds +11 1 £375 -48.09% 1
Southport -2 1 £388 +14.81% 1
Merseyside -4 1 £388 -11.42% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 211 (96.79%) XML
2 132 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (56.88%) SOAP
4 115 (52.75%) Java
5 111 (50.92%) Web Services
6 103 (47.25%) XSLT
7 101 (46.33%) REST
8 97 (44.50%) Scrum
9 93 (42.66%) SOA
10 91 (41.74%) Oracle
11 81 (37.16%) SQL
12 78 (35.78%) Git (software)
13 70 (32.11%) Subversion
14 65 (29.82%) Unix
15 63 (28.90%) JSON
16 61 (27.98%) Hibernate
17 60 (27.52%) TDD
17 60 (27.52%) Maven
17 60 (27.52%) JavaScript
18 57 (26.15%) WSDL
19 50 (22.94%) Spring
19 50 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (22.02%) Middleware
21 47 (21.56%) Linux
22 44 (20.18%) JMS
22 44 (20.18%) JIRA
22 44 (20.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
23 43 (19.72%) HTML
23 43 (19.72%) SDLC
24 39 (17.89%) Finance

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 44 (20.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 27 (12.39%) WebLogic
3 25 (11.47%) JBoss
4 23 (10.55%) Confluence
4 23 (10.55%) WebSphere
5 19 (8.72%) Apache
5 19 (8.72%) Tomcat
6 15 (6.88%) IIS
7 9 (4.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.29%) CMS
9 4 (1.83%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (1.38%) CoreMedia CMS
10 3 (1.38%) FileNet
10 3 (1.38%) JCAPS
10 3 (1.38%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.92%) nginx
11 2 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.92%) SPSS
4 1 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (7.80%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (4.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.92%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 10 (4.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.38%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Force.com
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.63%) HTTP
2 18 (8.26%) SSL
3 11 (5.05%) Internet
4 7 (3.21%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.83%) X.509
6 3 (1.38%) FTP
7 1 (0.46%) LDAP
7 1 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.46%) SMS
7 1 (0.46%) SNMP
7 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.68%) Oracle Database
2 28 (12.84%) SQL Server
3 25 (11.47%) Relational Database
4 23 (10.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (10.09%) Oracle Database 12c
6 19 (8.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (7.80%) RDBMS
8 15 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (6.88%) MySQL
9 10 (4.59%) MongoDB
10 9 (4.13%) DB2
11 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (2.75%) Redis
12 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.83%) Star Schema
14 3 (1.38%) Power BI
15 2 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 78 (35.78%) Git (software)
2 70 (32.11%) Subversion
3 60 (27.52%) Maven
4 44 (20.18%) JIRA
5 37 (16.97%) SoapUI
6 34 (15.60%) Jenkins
7 24 (11.01%) Eclipse
8 23 (10.55%) JUnit
9 19 (8.72%) XMLSpy
10 17 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (6.88%) Selenium
12 14 (6.42%) Visual Studio
13 13 (5.96%) Hudson
14 12 (5.50%) Mockito
15 10 (4.59%) Oracle APEX
15 10 (4.59%) TeamCity
15 10 (4.59%) WebDriver
16 9 (4.13%) Gradle
17 8 (3.67%) Spock
18 7 (3.21%) Moq
General
1 39 (17.89%) Finance
2 25 (11.47%) Banking
3 16 (7.34%) Marketing
4 14 (6.42%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.05%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.59%) Electronics
7 7 (3.21%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.29%) Retail
9 4 (1.83%) Front Office
10 2 (0.92%) Advertising
10 2 (0.92%) Back Office
10 2 (0.92%) Publishing
11 1 (0.46%) Automotive
11 1 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 151 (69.27%) Developer
2 63 (28.90%) Java Developer
3 41 (18.81%) Senior Developer
4 33 (15.14%) Architect
5 16 (7.34%) SOA Developer
6 14 (6.42%) Agile Developer
7 12 (5.50%) Analyst
7 12 (5.50%) C# Developer
7 12 (5.50%) Data Architect
7 12 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (5.05%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.05%) Linux Developer
8 11 (5.05%) WebSphere Developer
9 10 (4.59%) Digital Developer
9 10 (4.59%) Salesforce Developer
9 10 (4.59%) Senior WebSphere Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Lead Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Web Developer
11 6 (2.75%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (96.79%) XML
2 124 (56.88%) SOAP
3 111 (50.92%) Web Services
4 103 (47.25%) XSLT
5 101 (46.33%) REST
6 63 (28.90%) JSON
7 61 (27.98%) Hibernate
8 57 (26.15%) WSDL
9 50 (22.94%) Spring
10 48 (22.02%) Middleware
11 44 (20.18%) JMS
12 43 (19.72%) HTML
13 38 (17.43%) CSS
13 38 (17.43%) JPA
14 36 (16.51%) .NET
15 32 (14.68%) EJB
16 26 (11.93%) EJB 3.0
16 26 (11.93%) JSON Schema
17 25 (11.47%) J2EE
18 23 (10.55%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.59%) Fixed Income
3 9 (4.13%) User Experience
4 8 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (3.67%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.83%) NHS
7 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.92%) DataPower
7 2 (0.92%) Derivative
7 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.92%) PMI
7 2 (0.92%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.92%) Social Media
7 2 (0.92%) Wiki
8 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.46%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.82%) Unix
2 47 (21.56%) Linux
3 23 (10.55%) Mac OS X
4 12 (5.50%) Solaris
4 12 (5.50%) Windows
5 11 (5.05%) HPUX
6 1 (0.46%) AIX
6 1 (0.46%) Android
6 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (44.50%) Scrum
3 93 (42.66%) SOA
4 60 (27.52%) TDD
5 50 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (19.72%) SDLC
7 31 (14.22%) Mentoring
8 29 (13.30%) Coaching
9 28 (12.84%) MVC
10 23 (10.55%) Data Modelling
11 21 (9.63%) E-Commerce
11 21 (9.63%) Test Automation
12 19 (8.72%) Workflow
13 17 (7.80%) Kanban
13 17 (7.80%) OO
13 17 (7.80%) UML
14 16 (7.34%) DevOps
14 16 (7.34%) ETL
14 16 (7.34%) Project Management
15 15 (6.88%) Conceptual Models
Programming Languages
1 115 (52.75%) Java
2 81 (37.16%) SQL
3 60 (27.52%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.76%) C#
4 30 (13.76%) PL/SQL
5 15 (6.88%) XPath
6 11 (5.05%) C
7 10 (4.59%) Apex Code
7 10 (4.59%) SOQL
8 9 (4.13%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.67%) Korn
9 8 (3.67%) Python
9 8 (3.67%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.21%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.75%) Groovy
11 6 (2.75%) Perl
11 6 (2.75%) PHP
11 6 (2.75%) VB
11 6 (2.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (4.59%) Degree
3 10 (4.59%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.21%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.21%) Data Quality
1 7 (3.21%) FATCA
2 5 (2.29%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) HL7
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.46%) MiFID
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.38%) Xen
2 2 (0.92%) Docker
3 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.50%) Ansible
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 91 (41.74%) Oracle
2 23 (10.55%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.34%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (6.88%) IBM
4 15 (6.88%) SAP
4 15 (6.88%) WSO2
5 11 (5.05%) MuleSoft
6 10 (4.59%) Solace
7 5 (2.29%) Kofax
7 5 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.83%) Informatica
8 4 (1.83%) Thunderhead
9 3 (1.38%) Adobe
9 3 (1.38%) Citrix
9 3 (1.38%) Cognos
9 3 (1.38%) Interwoven
9 3 (1.38%) Lotus
9 3 (1.38%) Teradata
9 3 (1.38%) Vignette
9 3 (1.38%) VMware
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