The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank - 43 50
Contract jobs citing XSD 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.95% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 4.60% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £363 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.30 £42.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-23.09% -20.00%
XSD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
104 87 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.76% 20.67% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 51
Average daily rate £358 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 2
Average hourly rate £42.25 £46.05 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.24% +119.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XSD across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing XSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XSD.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
1 6 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (100.00%) WinForms
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Project Planning
2 5 (83.33%) SOLID
3 4 (66.67%) Rational Robot
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (33.33%) Avionics
5 2 (33.33%) VB
5 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (33.33%) Military
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) VB6

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing XSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Rational Robot
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Avionics
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ClearCase Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior WinForms Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior WPF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 6 (100.00%) WinForms
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Project Planning
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) SOLID
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle