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 27 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 78 76 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing XSD 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.50% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 1.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
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
391 372 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.92% 30.85% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 221 252
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 27 August 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) SQL
1 16 (94.12%) Oracle
1 16 (94.12%) Web Services
1 16 (94.12%) XML
2 12 (70.59%) XSLT
2 12 (70.59%) OO
3 11 (64.71%) jQuery
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 8 (47.06%) PHP
5 8 (47.06%) LAMP
5 8 (47.06%) Subversion
5 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
6 7 (41.18%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
6 7 (41.18%) Derivative
6 7 (41.18%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
7 6 (35.29%) MySQL
7 6 (35.29%) CSS
7 6 (35.29%) HTML
8 5 (29.41%) SOAP
8 5 (29.41%) XHTML
8 5 (29.41%) Fedora
8 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
9 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (23.53%) Ajax
9 4 (23.53%) RESTful
9 4 (23.53%) Open Source
9 4 (23.53%) Degree

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
3 6 (35.29%) MySQL
4 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Subversion
1 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) PHP Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Web Developer
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) Web Services
1 16 (94.12%) XML
2 12 (70.59%) XSLT
3 11 (64.71%) jQuery
4 8 (47.06%) LAMP
5 7 (41.18%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (35.29%) HTML
6 6 (35.29%) CSS
7 5 (29.41%) SOAP
7 5 (29.41%) XHTML
8 4 (23.53%) .NET
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
8 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (23.53%) RESTful
8 4 (23.53%) Ajax
8 4 (23.53%) WCF
9 3 (17.65%) WPF
9 3 (17.65%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Derivative
2 4 (23.53%) Open Source
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (17.65%) RIA
4 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) OO
2 4 (23.53%) OOD
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) MVVM
3 3 (17.65%) User Stories
4 2 (11.76%) OO PHP
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) PHP
3 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat