The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for XSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML Schema Definition (XSD)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 68 64
Contract jobs citing XSD 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.70% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £338 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -38.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +14.70% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 - -

XSD is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 170 235 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.15% 28.83% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 176 123
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing XSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XSD in Birmingham

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XSD in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for XSD.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source Development
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) SOLID
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle