The table below looks at the statistics for XML Schema skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML Schema over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema
Rank 124 131 132
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 15 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.072% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.97% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate
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£358 £200 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.75% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £200 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
XML Schema
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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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
762 791 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.24% 28.38% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 436 529
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £16.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

XML Schema
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

XML Schema Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XML Schema
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML Schema across the North West region.

XML Schema Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XML Schema
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML Schema across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

XML Schema Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

XML Schema
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema across the North West region.

XML Schema Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XML Schema
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Schema within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 13 £340 +70.00%
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
XML Schema
England

XML Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XML Schema 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 XML Schema.

1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 21 (95.45%) Java
3 20 (90.91%) XSLT
4 19 (86.36%) Maven
5 16 (72.73%) HTTP
6 15 (68.18%) Red Hat
6 15 (68.18%) Linux
6 15 (68.18%) Tomcat
6 15 (68.18%) Servlets
6 15 (68.18%) Spring
6 15 (68.18%) XPath
6 15 (68.18%) Grails
6 15 (68.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (59.09%) Hazelcast
7 13 (59.09%) Android
7 13 (59.09%) J2SE
7 13 (59.09%) JMS
8 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
9 11 (50.00%) DOM
9 11 (50.00%) Windows
10 7 (31.82%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (31.82%) SAX
11 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
11 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
12 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
12 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
12 5 (22.73%) HTML
12 5 (22.73%) CSS
13 4 (18.18%) OOP

XML Schema
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing XML Schema 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 XML Schema. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (68.18%) Tomcat
2 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Maven
2 4 (18.18%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (68.18%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Designer
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 20 (90.91%) XSLT
3 15 (68.18%) Servlets
3 15 (68.18%) Spring
3 15 (68.18%) Grails
4 13 (59.09%) J2SE
4 13 (59.09%) JMS
5 11 (50.00%) DOM
6 7 (31.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (31.82%) SAX
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 4 (18.18%) Saxon XSLT
9 3 (13.64%) JSON
9 3 (13.64%) J2EE
10 1 (4.55%) Web Services
10 1 (4.55%) RSS
10 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
10 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
1 15 (68.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Android
3 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) OOP
3 4 (18.18%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) OO
5 1 (4.55%) EAI
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) Java
2 15 (68.18%) XPath
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) XQuery
5 3 (13.64%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) IBM