The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank - 25 30
Contract jobs citing XSD 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.39% 3.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.82% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.04 £42.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-48.14% +40.49%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
30 71 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 34.09% 49.31% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 44 62
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £240 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire