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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 139 159 117
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -42
Contract jobs citing XSD 16 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.27% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.68% 1.13% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 16
Median daily rate £338 £405 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +37.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £345 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £403 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.10% +19.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
952 1063 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.88% 24.02% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 691 476
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Lancashire +20 8 £325 -16.12%
Cheshire +7 4 £361 -17.89%
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 1
Manchester -3 1 £275 -46.34%
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 24 (82.76%) XML
2 18 (62.07%) SOAP
2 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 18 (62.07%) Oracle
3 17 (58.62%) .NET
4 15 (51.72%) Web Services
5 14 (48.28%) C#
6 13 (44.83%) REST
7 12 (41.38%) Linux
8 11 (37.93%) HTML
9 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
10 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
10 9 (31.03%) CSS
11 8 (27.59%) VB
11 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
11 8 (27.59%) VB6
11 8 (27.59%) JSON
12 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (24.14%) Banking
12 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (24.14%) Java
12 7 (24.14%) XSL
12 7 (24.14%) XSLT
12 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
13 6 (20.69%) SOA
13 6 (20.69%) RESTful
13 6 (20.69%) Entity Framework
14 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
14 5 (17.24%) Windows Server

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 5 (17.24%) JBoss
2 4 (13.79%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) ColdFusion
4 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) AMQP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.90%) MariaDB
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) ClearCase
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
1 5 (17.24%) Rational Robot
1 5 (17.24%) Subversion
1 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.34%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.45%) Mockito
4 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (24.14%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) .NET Developer
3 9 (31.03%) C# Developer
4 8 (27.59%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (27.59%) Software Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Architect
5 7 (24.14%) C# Software Developer
6 6 (20.69%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (17.24%) Systems Architect
8 4 (13.79%) CRM Developer
8 4 (13.79%) Integration Architect
9 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (10.34%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (10.34%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) WPF Developer
10 2 (6.90%) Database Engineer
10 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (6.90%) Systems Integration Architect
10 2 (6.90%) webMethods Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (82.76%) XML
2 18 (62.07%) SOAP
3 17 (58.62%) .NET
4 15 (51.72%) Web Services
5 13 (44.83%) REST
6 11 (37.93%) HTML
7 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
8 9 (31.03%) CSS
9 8 (27.59%) JSON
10 7 (24.14%) XSL
10 7 (24.14%) XSLT
11 6 (20.69%) Entity Framework
11 6 (20.69%) RESTful
12 5 (17.24%) jQuery
12 5 (17.24%) Spring
12 5 (17.24%) WinForms
12 5 (17.24%) WPF
13 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
13 4 (13.79%) Middleware
13 4 (13.79%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Clustering
2 4 (13.79%) Internet of Things
2 4 (13.79%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.90%) DataPower
4 1 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) SOA
3 5 (17.24%) MVC
3 5 (17.24%) Project Planning
4 4 (13.79%) ArchiMate
4 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
4 4 (13.79%) BPEL
4 4 (13.79%) CRM
4 4 (13.79%) OWASP
4 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (13.79%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) TDD
4 4 (13.79%) UML
4 4 (13.79%) Workflow
4 4 (13.79%) Workflow Development
5 3 (10.34%) Feasibility Study
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) SOLID
6 2 (6.90%) API Design
6 2 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) C#
3 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 8 (27.59%) VB
4 8 (27.59%) VB6
5 7 (24.14%) Java
6 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
7 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.34%) VB.NET
8 2 (6.90%) C
8 2 (6.90%) Python
9 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) F5
5 2 (6.90%) webMethods
6 1 (3.45%) Perforce