The table below looks at the statistics for XSD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 100 103 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing XSD 16 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.048% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 0.20% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 10
Average daily rate
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£419 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 - £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.04 £11.00 £32.97
% change year-on-year
+100.36% -66.63%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
595 502 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 24.07% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 294 312
Average daily rate £370 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Average hourly rate £29.22 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

XSD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XSD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

XSD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XSD
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

XSD Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

XSD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Warwickshire - 8 £419 -
Coventry - 6 £419 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 26 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (57.69%) Middleware
3 14 (53.85%) Web Services
4 13 (50.00%) IBM
4 13 (50.00%) Oracle
5 12 (46.15%) EAI
5 12 (46.15%) SOA
5 12 (46.15%) FTP
6 11 (42.31%) SOAP
6 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
7 8 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 8 (30.77%) webMethods
7 8 (30.77%) Java
8 7 (26.92%) WSDL
8 7 (26.92%) Windows
8 7 (26.92%) TIBCO
8 7 (26.92%) REST
9 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
9 6 (23.08%) AIX
9 6 (23.08%) XSLT
10 5 (19.23%) UNIX
10 5 (19.23%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) HP
10 5 (19.23%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (19.23%) Software AG
10 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
11 4 (15.38%) Kindle

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.69%) WiX
2 2 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
2 2 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Integration Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Architect
3 7 (26.92%) Integration Architect
4 5 (19.23%) Designer
5 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (11.54%) Middleware Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Business Integration Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (57.69%) Middleware
3 14 (53.85%) Web Services
4 11 (42.31%) SOAP
5 8 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (26.92%) WSDL
6 7 (26.92%) REST
7 6 (23.08%) XSLT
8 5 (19.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (3.85%) .NET
9 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (15.38%) Kindle
3 3 (11.54%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) AIX
3 5 (19.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) EAI
1 12 (46.15%) SOA
2 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
3 3 (11.54%) Use Case
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) B2B
5 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.85%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) MCTS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) IBM
1 13 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) webMethods
3 7 (26.92%) TIBCO
4 5 (19.23%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) Software AG
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Green Hat
7 1 (3.85%) SAP