The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 102 95 76
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing XSD 2 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.12% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.52% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.16%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
441 386 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.35% 23.28% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 243 237
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.22%
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 Manchester

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) JUnit
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) JSP
2 5 (83.33%) B2C
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) Spring MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Confluence
2 5 (83.33%) hybris
3 4 (66.67%) iPad
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) Data Validation
3 4 (66.67%) SEO
3 4 (66.67%) Project Management

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) Confluence
1 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
1 5 (83.33%) JUnit
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Hybris Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Lead Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) JSP
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Spring MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) B2C
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (66.67%) Data Validation
2 4 (66.67%) Kanban
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) SEO
2 4 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP