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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 100 79 75
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing XSD 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.38% 2.05% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
435 391 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.50% 29.87% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 255 222
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.64 £19.50 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) JMS
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) WSDL
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (83.33%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) Retek
4 2 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (33.33%) ATG
4 2 (33.33%) CMS

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) WebLogic
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Mule
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle TCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Developer
1 4 (66.67%) SOA Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 1 (16.67%) SOA Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) JMS
1 6 (100.00%) WSDL
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (33.33%) WebCenter
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) Servlets
4 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
5 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (33.33%) Retek
2 2 (33.33%) ATG
2 2 (33.33%) Stellent
2 2 (33.33%) Endeca
3 1 (16.67%) Eloqua
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft