The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 138 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs citing XSD 7 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.59% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 2.38% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 2
Average daily rate
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£381 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 - £32.00
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
857 589 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.02% 24.94% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 401 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 32
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £19.72 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in the South West

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

XSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

XSD Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

XSD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Gloucestershire - 4 £306 - 1
Wiltshire -12 2 £550 +83.33% 1
Bristol -14 1 £425 +13.33% 3
Somerset - - - - 1
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (87.50%) XML
2 12 (75.00%) Java
3 11 (68.75%) HTML
4 10 (62.50%) XSLT
5 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 8 (50.00%) Web Services
6 7 (43.75%) C#
6 7 (43.75%) .NET
7 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (37.50%) DHTML
8 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
8 5 (31.25%) J2EE
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
8 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
8 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 5 (31.25%) Spring
8 5 (31.25%) WCF
8 5 (31.25%) JPA
8 5 (31.25%) REST
9 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (25.00%) Spring MVC
9 4 (25.00%) jQuery
9 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (25.00%) MVC
9 4 (25.00%) JSP
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle
10 3 (18.75%) IIS
10 3 (18.75%) C++

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (6.25%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) OLTP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (6.25%) MySQL
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (6.25%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) XML
2 11 (68.75%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) XSLT
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) .NET
6 6 (37.50%) DHTML
7 5 (31.25%) J2EE
7 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
7 5 (31.25%) Spring
7 5 (31.25%) WCF
7 5 (31.25%) JPA
7 5 (31.25%) REST
8 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (25.00%) Spring MVC
8 4 (25.00%) jQuery
8 4 (25.00%) JSP
9 3 (18.75%) SOAP
9 3 (18.75%) LINQ
10 2 (12.50%) XSL
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) BPEL
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) UML
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) SOA
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) B2B
3 1 (6.25%) B2C
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) XPath
7 2 (12.50%) VB
7 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (6.25%) XQuery
8 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Nokia
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) F5