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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
England / West Midlands
Rank 118 115 102
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing XSD 2 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 2.15% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 10
Median daily rate £484 £475 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% -17.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +14.72%

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
625 651 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.85% 25.55% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 404 331
Median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham - 2 £484 -
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (54.55%) Data Stewardship
3 6 (54.55%) IBM InfoSphere
3 6 (54.55%) Master Data Management
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (54.55%) Retail
3 6 (54.55%) Data Management
3 6 (54.55%) Unix
3 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
3 6 (54.55%) J2EE
3 6 (54.55%) IBM
4 5 (45.45%) XML
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) XSLT
5 4 (36.36%) SOAP
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) ETL
7 2 (18.18%) Data Transformation
7 2 (18.18%) SOLID
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (18.18%) Service Design
7 2 (18.18%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory

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 2 (18.18%) JBoss
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) IBM InfoSphere
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) XSLT
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) Java EE
4 2 (18.18%) JPA
4 2 (18.18%) OAuth
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 2 (18.18%) SAML
4 2 (18.18%) Spring
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Performance Monitoring
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) Data Management
2 6 (54.55%) Data Stewardship
2 6 (54.55%) Master Data Management
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) OOD
5 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft