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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 99 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing XSD 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.096% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.71% 0.38% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate
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£575 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.64% -5.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +8.69%
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%
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
468 531 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.68% 25.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 319 276
Average daily rate £351 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry - 3 £600 -
Birmingham - 2 £601 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (54.55%) Middleware
3 11 (50.00%) Web Services
4 10 (45.45%) Oracle
4 10 (45.45%) SOA
4 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
5 9 (40.91%) EAI
5 9 (40.91%) FTP
5 9 (40.91%) IBM
5 9 (40.91%) webMethods
6 8 (36.36%) Java
6 8 (36.36%) SOAP
7 7 (31.82%) XSLT
7 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (27.27%) Windows
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
9 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (22.73%) HP
9 5 (22.73%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (22.73%) Software AG
9 5 (22.73%) AIX
9 5 (22.73%) UNIX
9 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
10 4 (18.18%) TIBCO
10 4 (18.18%) WSDL
10 4 (18.18%) REST

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) MSI
2 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.09%) MSBuild
2 2 (9.09%) WiX
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Integration Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Designer
4 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Middleware Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (54.55%) Middleware
3 11 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (36.36%) SOAP
5 7 (31.82%) XSLT
5 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (22.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (18.18%) WSDL
7 4 (18.18%) REST
8 2 (9.09%) WCF
8 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 2 (9.09%) .NET
9 1 (4.55%) HTML
9 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
9 1 (4.55%) CSS
9 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) AIX
2 5 (22.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) SOA
2 9 (40.91%) EAI
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Use Case
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) B2B
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Data Mapping
6 1 (4.55%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCTS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) IBM
2 9 (40.91%) webMethods
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Software AG
5 4 (18.18%) TIBCO
6 3 (13.64%) Green Hat
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