The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Rank 108 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing XSD 14 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.30% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.32% 1.10% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £324 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.19% -13.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
604 544 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.60% 27.38% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 316 291
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
XSD
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham - 4 £425 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) FTP
4 6 (35.29%) IBM
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 5 (29.41%) SOAP
5 5 (29.41%) TIBCO
5 5 (29.41%) Middleware
5 5 (29.41%) WSDL
5 5 (29.41%) EAI
5 5 (29.41%) SOA
5 5 (29.41%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) Kindle
6 4 (23.53%) ISO 9001
6 4 (23.53%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
9 1 (5.88%) Use Case
9 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (5.88%) webMethods
9 1 (5.88%) MSI

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) FTP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
1 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.88%) WiX
1 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
1 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Integration Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Integration Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Integration Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) REST
3 5 (29.41%) WSDL
3 5 (29.41%) Middleware
3 5 (29.41%) SOAP
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) WinForms
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
6 1 (5.88%) HTML
6 1 (5.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Kindle
2 1 (5.88%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) EAI
1 5 (29.41%) SOA
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VB6
2 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 5 (29.41%) TIBCO
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) webMethods
4 1 (5.88%) Green Hat
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