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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 134 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing XSD 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.33% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 1.45% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £400 £575 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +35.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £444 £410
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
794 552 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.33% 23.11% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 335 328
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £428 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 20
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.55 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

XSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Warwickshire -6 4 £323 -26.28%
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Staffordshire 0 1 - -
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XSD.

1 18 (72.00%) XML
2 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (56.00%) SOA
4 13 (52.00%) C#
4 13 (52.00%) .NET
4 13 (52.00%) REST
5 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (40.00%) Java
7 10 (40.00%) ETL
7 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (36.00%) WSDL
8 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
8 9 (36.00%) Migration
9 8 (32.00%) Web Services
9 8 (32.00%) XSLT
9 8 (32.00%) Node.js
9 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (32.00%) JSON
9 8 (32.00%) WCF
9 8 (32.00%) Data Transformation
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
10 7 (28.00%) SQL
10 7 (28.00%) Data Management
11 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (24.00%) MS Office
11 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (24.00%) Mule
1 6 (24.00%) Mule ESB
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) PowerExchange
3 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (12.00%) PowerCenter
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) NSubstitute
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SSAS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Integration Developer
7 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) XML
2 13 (52.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) REST
3 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (36.00%) WSDL
4 8 (32.00%) JSON
4 8 (32.00%) Node.js
4 8 (32.00%) WCF
4 8 (32.00%) Web Services
4 8 (32.00%) XSLT
5 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (16.00%) CSS
6 4 (16.00%) RESTful
7 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (4.00%) Ajax
8 1 (4.00%) HTML5
8 1 (4.00%) Middleware
8 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Conversion
2 3 (12.00%) Informatics
3 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.00%) Life Science
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) SOA
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) ETL
4 9 (36.00%) Migration
5 8 (32.00%) Data Transformation
6 7 (28.00%) Data Management
7 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (24.00%) OO
8 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
8 5 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
9 4 (16.00%) API Integration
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.00%) EAI
9 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.00%) SDLC
10 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
10 3 (12.00%) OOD
10 3 (12.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (52.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) XAML
6 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (12.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) DevExpress