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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 123 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing XSD 19 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.52% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 2.26% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 2
Median daily rate £378 £575 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.34% +26.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £494 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £596 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £353
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +13.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.50
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
692 575 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.30% 23.06% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 379 320
Median daily rate £388 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.47 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.55% +38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.60 £37.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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
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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 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 -3 5 £363 -17.14%
Coventry - 5 £400 -
Birmingham +3 4 £338 -38.63%
Staffordshire +7 1 - - 1
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 23 (67.65%) XML
2 21 (61.76%) ETL
3 19 (55.88%) SOA
4 18 (52.94%) Web Services
5 17 (50.00%) Data Quality
6 15 (44.12%) Migration
6 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (41.18%) Informatica
7 14 (41.18%) PowerCenter
7 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 14 (41.18%) Java
7 14 (41.18%) C#
7 14 (41.18%) .NET
7 14 (41.18%) Data Management
8 13 (38.24%) WSDL
8 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
9 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
9 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
9 12 (35.29%) REST
9 12 (35.29%) Data Transformation
10 10 (29.41%) WCF
10 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
10 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (26.47%) Workflow
12 8 (23.53%) Middleware
12 8 (23.53%) EAI
12 8 (23.53%) SQL
13 7 (20.59%) Oracle
13 7 (20.59%) WebLogic

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 7 (20.59%) PowerExchange
1 7 (20.59%) WebLogic
1 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.71%) Node.js
3 4 (11.76%) Mule
3 4 (11.76%) Mule ESB
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) PowerCenter
2 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (20.59%) JDeveloper
2 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) NSubstitute
3 1 (2.94%) NUnit
3 1 (2.94%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (91.18%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Informatica Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 7 (20.59%) SOA Developer
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Developer
5 4 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) SSAS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) SSRS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.88%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (67.65%) XML
2 18 (52.94%) Web Services
3 14 (41.18%) .NET
4 13 (38.24%) WSDL
5 12 (35.29%) REST
6 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 10 (29.41%) WCF
7 8 (23.53%) Middleware
8 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
8 7 (20.59%) JMX
8 7 (20.59%) Oracle ADF
8 7 (20.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (20.59%) WebCenter
8 7 (20.59%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (20.59%) XSLT
9 5 (14.71%) HTML
9 5 (14.71%) JSON
9 5 (14.71%) SOAP
10 4 (11.76%) CSS
10 4 (11.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Informatics
2 4 (11.76%) Data Conversion
3 3 (8.82%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
1 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) ETL
2 19 (55.88%) SOA
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) Migration
4 14 (41.18%) Data Management
5 12 (35.29%) Data Transformation
6 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (26.47%) Workflow
8 8 (23.53%) EAI
9 7 (20.59%) BPEL
9 7 (20.59%) BPMN
9 7 (20.59%) Case Management
10 6 (17.65%) OO
11 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
11 5 (14.71%) Logical Data Model
11 5 (14.71%) OOD
12 4 (11.76%) API Integration
12 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
12 4 (11.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) C#
1 14 (41.18%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) XPath
4 7 (20.59%) XQuery
5 6 (17.65%) T-SQL
6 5 (14.71%) XAML
7 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
8 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
8 3 (8.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Informatica
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) DevExpress