The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 147 137 136
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing XSD 11 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.30% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.14% 1.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
Median daily rate £405 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
XSD
England

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
966 826 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.79% 22.22% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 542 406
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing XSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XSD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 7 £394 -
Merseyside - 2 £563 - 1
Manchester -5 1 £350 -30.00% 2
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for XSD.

1 27 (84.38%) XML
2 23 (71.88%) Oracle
3 21 (65.63%) Web Services
4 19 (59.38%) Java
5 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (46.88%) Subversion
7 14 (43.75%) SQL
7 14 (43.75%) SOAP
8 13 (40.63%) JSP
8 13 (40.63%) JBoss
9 12 (37.50%) Project Management
10 11 (34.38%) ClearCase
10 11 (34.38%) WSDL
10 11 (34.38%) REST
11 10 (31.25%) Finance
11 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
12 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (28.13%) Linux
12 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
12 9 (28.13%) J2EE
13 8 (25.00%) DB2
13 8 (25.00%) WebLogic
13 8 (25.00%) COBOL
13 8 (25.00%) HTML
13 8 (25.00%) RUP
13 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
13 8 (25.00%) Servlets
13 8 (25.00%) EJB
13 8 (25.00%) Struts
13 8 (25.00%) JMS

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (40.63%) JBoss
2 8 (25.00%) CICS
2 8 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (15.63%) Confluence
3 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) AMQP
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) DB2
2 7 (21.88%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) MariaDB
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Subversion
2 11 (34.38%) ClearCase
3 8 (25.00%) JIRA
4 6 (18.75%) JUnit
5 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.25%) Rational Robot
7 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.13%) Maven
7 1 (3.13%) Mockito
7 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Avionics
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Military
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Systems Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Hybris Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Lead Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Designer
5 4 (12.50%) Integration Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Leader
6 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) webMethods Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Database Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Integration Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Integration Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) XML
2 21 (65.63%) Web Services
3 14 (43.75%) SOAP
4 13 (40.63%) JSP
5 11 (34.38%) REST
5 11 (34.38%) WSDL
6 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
7 9 (28.13%) J2EE
8 8 (25.00%) EJB
8 8 (25.00%) HTML
8 8 (25.00%) JMS
8 8 (25.00%) jQuery
8 8 (25.00%) Servlets
8 8 (25.00%) Spring
8 8 (25.00%) Struts
9 6 (18.75%) Ajax
9 6 (18.75%) CSS
10 5 (15.63%) .NET
10 5 (15.63%) JSON
10 5 (15.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (25.00%) PMI
2 7 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (15.63%) Clustering
4 4 (12.50%) Internet of Things
4 4 (12.50%) iPad
4 4 (12.50%) Smart Meter
5 2 (6.25%) DataPower
6 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Unix
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Project Management
3 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
4 8 (25.00%) CMMI
4 8 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (25.00%) RUP
4 8 (25.00%) SDLC
4 8 (25.00%) Service Management
4 8 (25.00%) TDD
4 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
5 7 (21.88%) MVC
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) B2C
6 5 (15.63%) BDD
6 5 (15.63%) BPEL
6 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 8 (25.00%) COBOL
5 5 (15.63%) C#
6 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.25%) C
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) VB6
7 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Sun Certification
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Chordiant
3 7 (21.88%) IBM
4 5 (15.63%) hybris
4 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
4 5 (15.63%) Sun
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 4 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) webMethods
7 2 (6.25%) F5
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.13%) SAP
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