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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
England / North West
Rank 124 137 141
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing XSD 9 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.56% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 2.00% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £275 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £37.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +14.72%

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
837 1052 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.86% 27.85% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 685 531
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 52 26
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.93 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £46.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +12 4 £275 -
Manchester +6 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 £360 - 1
Cheshire +22 1 £425 - 2
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 24 (100.00%) XML
2 22 (91.67%) SQL
3 18 (75.00%) .NET
4 15 (62.50%) VB6
4 15 (62.50%) VB
4 15 (62.50%) HTML
5 13 (54.17%) T-SQL
5 13 (54.17%) CSS
6 12 (50.00%) XSL
6 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (45.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (45.83%) VB.NET
8 8 (33.33%) C#
8 8 (33.33%) Oracle
9 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
9 6 (25.00%) XSLT
9 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
10 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 5 (20.83%) WinForms
10 5 (20.83%) Rational Robot
10 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.83%) WPF
11 4 (16.67%) TDD
11 4 (16.67%) Web Services
11 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
12 3 (12.50%) J2EE
12 3 (12.50%) Java
12 3 (12.50%) OOP

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 2 (8.33%) ColdFusion
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.17%) DB2
5 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.83%) Rational Robot
3 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (4.17%) Gradle
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 17 (70.83%) .NET Developer
3 11 (45.83%) VB.NET Developer
4 7 (29.17%) C# Developer
5 6 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
7 3 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 3 (12.50%) WPF Developer
8 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
8 2 (8.33%) XML Developer
9 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
9 1 (4.17%) VB6 Developer
9 1 (4.17%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) XML
2 18 (75.00%) .NET
3 15 (62.50%) HTML
4 13 (54.17%) CSS
5 12 (50.00%) XSL
6 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 6 (25.00%) XSLT
7 5 (20.83%) WinForms
7 5 (20.83%) WPF
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
9 3 (12.50%) J2EE
9 3 (12.50%) JSP
9 3 (12.50%) REST
10 2 (8.33%) Apache Felix
10 2 (8.33%) Apache Sling
10 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (8.33%) JSON
10 2 (8.33%) JSR 170
10 2 (8.33%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (12.50%) OOP
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.50%) SOLID
4 2 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (8.33%) MVC
4 2 (8.33%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) BDD
5 1 (4.17%) CMMI
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) SQL
2 15 (62.50%) VB
2 15 (62.50%) VB6
3 13 (54.17%) T-SQL
4 11 (45.83%) VB.NET
5 8 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.50%) Java
8 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Software AG
2 2 (8.33%) webMethods
3 1 (4.17%) Chordiant
3 1 (4.17%) Perforce